Fogo de Chao - San Diego

4.3
2171 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Please join us on our patio, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery. Visit www.fogo.com to make a reservation or place an order.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2171 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Boyfriend’s birthday

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EstherM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food,the price and the service ❤️Las host muy amables y mi mecero tambien! Es mi nuevo lugar favorito en San Diego

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Even though I made reservations, the wait was long.

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redcar13
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I hate to write a bad review, but Fogo really messed up Mother's Day reservations. It was comparable to dining at Disneyland - a crowd outside, overwhelmed staff, and our table we waited an hour for our reserved table. The Market Table was open with health-safety measures that made sense, but they passed meat from table to table without any safety measures at all - letting all diners examine meats sans masks - yuk! We didn't eat any of the meats, but the food on the buffet was average buffet salads (soaked in dressings). The bar is great!

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded 2 days ago

This is disappointing to hear, as we never want to deliver such experiences, especially for a Mother's Day celebration. We'll be sure to reach out to you via direct message, as we'd love to make this right. Warm Regards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Food was not that great. Disappointed

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded 3 days ago

We are troubled to hear that your meal wasn't as it should've been, as you deserve the unique Fogo de Chão experience. Our team truly hopes you choose us in the future, as we are sure we can earn your 5-stars.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service2ambience4

Our reservation was for 5:45, we didn’t get seated until 6:30. Disappointing.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded 2 days ago

Your reservation should have been honored, and we apologize for the delay. We welcome you to return, as we know we can deliver you a 5-star experience. Best.

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LM18
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My family and I had Mother's Day dinner at this restaurant for the first time on Sunday. Needless to say, it was very, very busy. Although we made reservations two weeks ahead of time, we still had to wait more than 30 minutes for our table. The food tasted good, although some of the meat seemed overcooked and tough . They have a great salad bar, but needed to be be replenished when we got there. The cheese was almost gone, and looked messy. I realize it was a busy day, but some of the employees were not very friendly. Our servers were outstanding though. Overall it is a nice restaurant and would love to come back on a regular night without the crowds.

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WillM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Given it was Mother's Day and there lots of people out, dining, I thought the staff handled customers quite well. There were first-timers in our group, including a 7-year-old and they loved it! Looking forward to next time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined in for Mother’s Day. It was busy even with reservations. Safety measure in place before going to the buffet area- you must hand sanitizer and they give you disposable gloves. You can remove it once seated at your table. Food was amazing. The wagyu beef was the best. Service was great.

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vipPeter
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Went on a very busy night. Service was not good, especially from the bar. Our server disappeared for a good 20 mins (she went on break without telling our party of 13). Didn’t see her much after she came back. The food was disappointing. Maybe 5 different selection of meat, not the usual.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded 3 days ago

We are terribly sorry to hear that we delivered you such an experience, Peter, as we always want you to leave completely satisfied. It is our hope that you visit us in the future, as we'd love to regain your support.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Miscommunication with the waiter. The menu was never explained clearly and could hardly understand what he was saying with his pretty hard accent. We received food that we didn’t even order. Felt like they’re taking advantage of some customers that are new to the restaurant. So disappointed with the service but food is great.

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ClaudiaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First, they didn't have my table ready, I made a reservation that I had made a week before. second, the place was so crowded you couldn't even walk, and they didn't respect social distancing rules. the waiters hardly stopped to offer us meat, I asked more than 4 times for a glass of wine and they never gave me it. The restaurant is very expensive for what they offer. I honestly would not go to that place again.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded 3 days ago

Claudia, we appreciate your remarks, as we make it our mission to improve for our guests. Please know, our guests should always leave satisfied, so we're sorry we fell short. We hope you visit us in the future.

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Jess
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

If you are looking for a covidsafe place this is not it. The tables were way too close together. The lobby to deal with the hostess was jam packed with people. Some were not even wearing masks. The food was good and device was attentive but I will wait a while before going back until covid is no longer a concern.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded 3 days ago

Jess, we love delivering amazing experiences that keep your safety in mind, so it's concerning to hear you felt otherwise. We'd love to have you back in for another visit, as we're sure we can do right by you.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

They fill you up with the salad bar. The gauchos rarely come by. What we did eat was delicious though and the staff are very friendly.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded 4 days ago

Our team is happy you enjoyed your meal however, it is disappointing to learn you didn't get to try all of our cuts. We'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly, as we'd love to regain your support.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my family to celebrate Mother’s Day early. I managed my expectations knowing that it was a busy Friday night, and for many places due to pandemic, they would possibly be understaffed. That certainly wasn’t the case here and if they are understaffed, you wouldn’t know it.

We were very impressed by the excellent customer service! I had read mixed reviews about the service here but I must say, our experience was top notch! I can’t remember the last time we’ve been at a restaurant that was very busy while still receiving quality service. I mean, they were checking up on us every 5-10 minutes. The food was delicious as well! I have zero complaints about our experience and we look forward to returning again!

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vipTravelista
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe practices in play during covid. They have you hand sanitize and wear gloves to go to the buffet. Food was great and so was the variety of food. Servers were great!

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EliasF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!Jose and Rafael are very kind and very helpful!They speak portuguese and made my visit amazing!All staff is very good too!I highly recommend Fogo!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

the evening was fine.. just felt like the waiter did not come around often

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, I recommend this place.

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ktlred
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This is a great restaurant. This time, not so much though. Completely lackluster service and a poor selection of meats. Must be trying to rip for lost Covid money.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded on May 6, 2021

We only ever want for you to have fantastic dining experiences with us, so we are disappointed to have recently fallen short of your expectations. Our team would like to make this up to you, so we will be in touch via direct message. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got a cheesecake on the house

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

GREAT FOOD! Never fails, I eat at Fogo every chance I get but usually go to DTLA on Figueroa. Ambience was a bit lacking but it was a busy Saturday night so it was a little loud.

I appreciate that they now hand out gloves before you get to the salad bar.

If you haven’t already, definitely try the white cheddar with honey and the Strawberry Hibiscus Caipirinha!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a bachelor party, and the service was perfect! Food was delicious and the drinks were really good!

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vipDrey
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I decided to give this location another chance after having another bad experience years ago. I was excited to go back to San Diego fogo. It seemed that if you didn’t upgrade your course then you were not going to get service at all. We sat without service for close to 40min. Before a waitress decided to check on us. After our discussion the waiter decided to come check on us so we asked for another round of drinks. They never came. It’s not a coincidence the last 2/3 times I went to this location it has been horrible service and mediocre flavor. Burnt or undercooked no in between.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded on May 3, 2021

Drey, no guest should ever go so long without service, so we're sorry to hear this. You deserve the best experiences possible, and we hope you allow us the chance to deliver this to you in the future. We'll be sure to send you a direct message in hopes of inviting you back. Kind Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant to celebrate my 30th Birthday. My friend brought a cake for me and they were so kind as to keep it in the fridge so it would hold up nice by the end of dinner. All in all I’m definitely coming back because it was an amazing experience and the meat selection was GREAT !

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was always a perfect experience eating in Fogo de Chao

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent!!! The salad bar delicious and the different cuts of meat were wonderful!! We had a wonderful family time there!!

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DavidS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Marketplace portion wasn't good and just odd to be forced to go to a salad bar before the meat would be served. Not impressed with cold broccoli and asparagus. Meat cuts were awesome and tasty!

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded on April 30, 2021

This is disheartening to learn, as we always want you to be impressed with our Market Table and meals, David. We'd love to deliver you an amazing experience, so we hope you're willing to award us another try. Thank you.

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EvelynR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious, location was busy on a Sunday night but not over whelming. Pricey but worth it, they bring by so much food!

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you for the Fogo love, Evelyn! We appreciate the review and hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice quiet place to eat friendly staff

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FabianT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary and had an amazing time. The food, staff and place is incredible. Loved it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was phenomenal

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you! We really appreciate the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Service so so. Had to ask for the higher end meats. The location was difficult to get to. States they have valet parking, they do not. The meat was not seasoned as it normally is. For the cost, I was very disappointed.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded on April 21, 2021

Disappointing you is not an option, so we're sorry for this. Our team would appreciate the chance to do right by you, as your opinion is everything. We will be in touch shortly via direct message. Warm Regards.

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Yummilicious
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the dinner at Fogo as always. Brought a friend who had never experienced a Churrascaria before and she loved it. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious choices! Service was on point, even if our waitress did go on break without informing us. Do not be afraid to ask for replenishment of the food bar items...they usually get right on it. Enjoyed!👌🏽

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xpmarc
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ambiance was great! Hostess was welcoming! Unfortunately, those were the highlights. We didn't have an assigned waiter, so every couple of minutes, someone was coming by asking if we were good. When we did ask for something, we had to ask several times or it was never delivered. For $60 a person, you would also think non alcoholic drinks would be inclusive. After hyping it up to out of town friends and excited about it being our first time, I was sadly disappointed.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded on April 21, 2021

We appreciate you mentioning that you experienced great ambiance and welcoming service, but our team is saddened that you were disappointed with your visit. We will review your comments with our team, and we hope you'll consider giving us another chance to impress you.

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MRWoodfin
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. We loved it. Great food and wonderful service

FAQs

Fogo de Chao - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 338-0500.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego is rated 4.3 stars by 2171 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fogodechao.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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