About Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego

Join us at Fogo de Chão® San Diego located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, perfectly situated to serve San Diegans and visitors as they enjoy the sights, sounds and festivals held in this exuberant district.
Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria) that has been setting the standard in Brazil for the past 36 years. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill and carve tableside each of our cuts of meat like Picanha (signature sirloin), Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Fraldinha (Brazilian sirloin) Cordeiro (lamb) and more. In addition to the main dishes, enjoy our gourmet Market Table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list. Guests can also choose to enjoy lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.
We also offer semiprivate and private areas that can accommodate parties up to 130.

668 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
G Street and 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 338-0500

Website:
http://www.fogodechao.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available during lunch hours Monday through Friday for $15.00, Saturday & Sunday Brunch for $18.00, and Dinner all days of the week for $18. Limited metered parking is located in the Gaslamp Quarter. Also available are paid parking lots and garages around the area (fees vary).

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Celebrate Valentine’s at Fogo all week. Dine Feb 10 -17 and receive a complimentary dining card for your next visit.* Restrictions apply.

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Private Dining

Fogo de Chão® is the perfect location to host your group or private dining event. Your guests will enjoy Fogo’s elegant and authentic Brazilian dining experience. Each Fogo® restaurant provides unique private and semi-private dining rooms. Buyout options available.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Birthdays (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Fun (21)
Authentic (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Casual (10)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Romantic (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

For the costs, I would expect a great experience, but it was not. The staff was nice enough, but overall, we just didn't get the value we wanted, nor have a great experience. The service was surprisingly slow, and our waiter was really unfamiliar with the wine list. It was also hard to get anyone to remove plates, or bring additional items like sauces. We waited and waited for people to stop by our table. All in all, a somewhat lack-luster experience despite good food, and nice ambiance. Would not recommend overall.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Nice meal, but the salad bar was less than impressive. Good meat and service. The cheese bread was delicious and warm.

Tends to push the drinks (brought a new coke when it wasn't ordered and just filled the glass without asking -- and billed for it). Should have roasted pineapple as many other churhascarias do.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great place to celebrate my wife’s birthday! We been to Fogo du Chao couple of times in Chicago and this one is as good the other ones. Great staff, great food good ambiance! For sure we are coming back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food OK. Very busy, overcrowded and very high noice level. Had to leave due to noice.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was not very good. A table that was seated after us was waited on more than we were. Because we were at a table past the people that were seated after us the waiters would stop at their table and serve them and then the food would be gone. When the waiters returned they started at that table again and it would be the same thing over. I finally complained and then waiters started coming over but by then I was frustrated and ready to leave.
I have eaten at the Houston, Texas location and had amazing experience. Actually Houston was one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. My son has been to the Austin Texas location and he said it was way better service. I guess that is what I expected in San Diego

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

I was surprise not To found the menu as indicated by open table.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was quite bad. At one point one of the gauchos even said if we had enough because he was tired of bringing food to the table. Food was good, not excellent. We missed a lot of cuts from the menu.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Decidimos cenar ahí para pasar un buen rato en familia y pasar la cena de fin de año 2017-1018 Nos explicaron hasta el final que la cocina se había incendiado y que por eso el servicio fue tan malo en el bufete y en las espadas (carnes)
El motivo de mi queja es porque no nos lo comentan y yo sabré decidir si me quedo o no! Me cobraron normal pero el Servico y la comida estuvieron pésimos! (muy Malos)

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Mixed review here. We booked for 6 for New Year's Eve. Got to the restaurant to see a sign that they were not serving dinner. Walked in and were told that there was an electrical problem in the kitchen and their breakers were all down. They told us they were trying to get things restarted but needed the health inspector and fire department to clear it first, clearly next to impossible on New Year's Eve. They offered to sit us, and they were allowing everyone with reservations to eat at their salad bar for free, and order drinks (not free) if desired. We sat and ate from the salad bar (which wasn't bad, but clearly not why we booked there), and ordered a few drinks. After waiting 45+ minutes, we decided we didn't want to wait any longer to see if they would be able to re-open the kitchen and left. They ended up giving us our drinks for free as well. The staff was very nice and clearly felt terrible about the situation - they continually apologized profusely. We also felt really bad for the staff - what should have been a huge night of tips was going to be a complete bust for them. We read later that the restaurant was closed about an hour after we left. Very unfortunate situation, but I think they handled it fairly well (free food and drinks to those that showed). It would have been nice to have received an email or phone call to let us know when the situation occurred (apparently 2+ hours before we arrived), so we could have looked for alternate plans earlier.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Though they had a fire in the kitchen and delayed our food by 2 hours, they eventually got everything up and running, giving us our delicious meal for free!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Listen, it wasn't the restaurant's fault. There was an equipment issue and food wasn't served for more than an hour after our reservation. My only problem was that once food was brought out, we were ignored in favor of tables that were larger and had been there less time than we had. My husband and I had to flag over the staff any time that we wanted a drink or a refill. The salad bar was alright and the atmosphere was nice. Again, they were not able to cook anything for a specific time and I understand. But we decided to leave after checking the time that we had been waiting versus when food was available. It was definitely 20 minutes before we decided it wasn't good service to need to ask for someone to bring us our meal.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious and very fresh. Lots of options!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was spotty. Repeatedly had to ask for bread & accompaniments. There were 3 of us. The Bill was wrong, I only had the salad bar but was charged for the full dinner. It took forever to correct the bill & in spite of my asking for a cogent explanation of the bill, none was offered.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very nice Brazilian restaurant. The wait staff was very attentive. The food was typical for this venue. They did not have cooked cinnamon pineapple as with other Brazilian places I have visited. It was very noisy, but this was likely due to the proximity to the salad bar we sat. It was disturbing to watch people allow their children free to graze touching food and placing back on the bar-watch your kids! The price was way too high for this venue, but in a touristy area.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was horrible! I had bad experience, I didn’t eat at all and we still got charged even though I told the server I didn’t like the food and we couldn’t eat we still got charged !

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Un poco lento en la recepción a pesar de haber contado con reservación el servicio bueno pero te quieren correr pronto

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Estuvo muy rico principalmente la picaña

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great will go again...

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife, daughter and I went to Fogo for Christmas dinner while we were in SD visiting family. My wife loves the place (she has been to several throughout the country). I was less than impressed. While the meats were good (tender, flavorful and between rare and medium depending on your choice) and the waite staff attentive, it's not my kind of place. I would rather pick a cut and just have that instead of getting a small bite of a huge variety of different meats. You get a small slice of ribeye, then a slice of roast, another or pork loin, etc. And if you want something other than beef, good luck. We waited almost the entire meal before someone came around with the chicken. Again, all of it was good. But if you just want chicken, or ribs or sausage you have to wait to see if they will bring it around. If this is what you are looking for though, I'm sure you will love it. I won't be back.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had an overall good experience. Was there on Christmas eve and they were very busy. Salad bar was messy with several empty or nearly empty dishes that didn't get replenished or cleaned/straightened up during the 1 1/2 hours we were there. The dining room was packed and difficult to get around. Skewered meats were very salty. For the $, we've had better food and experience at Texas De Brazil.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Aaron and team do it again-another great Christmas Eve at Fogo!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Overall decent, nothing over the top.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good "traditional Brazilian Churrascaria " experience. Cool having cooks bringing meats around on skewers and cutting them freshly at out table. Most meats were pretty good but nothing amazing, except the lamb was cooked perfrctly. We were excited when Filet Mignon came out but were soon very disappointing as it was over cooked and dry. At first I felt we were seated at a busy intersection, however after the "meat skewers" came around, all tables had busy activity. Pretty pricey. Nearly $400 for 4 people, only one alcohol drink each. But you're paying for the whole experience in higj-rent downtown. Most likely we won't return and will try the other two restaurants in town if we decide we want traditional Brazilian Churrascaria again.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Office holiday party

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had a great time. Food was excellent.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a reservation so we went right in, the customer service was great and the food was delicious 🤤. Will visit again soon for sure

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Really good service,good food , great prices restaurant to come back 👍👍👍👍

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great service at this location was excellent

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We throughly enjoyed our visit and would return on a future occasion. We would recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Arrived before restaurant opened and expected to participate in happy hour. The front had a closed sign; like dummies didn't try the door which turned out to be unlocked. Even though missed happy hour, truly enjoyed our dining experience. Both my friend and I had been to a similar restaurant, this was way superior, both in food and service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was great but mostly the service and very attentive and very friendly staff!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had Thanksgiving reservation, restaurant was crowded, but plenty of seating at the bar. I was called on time for my 7:30 reservation, it was a wonderful experience. I didn’t even feel guilty for not cooking

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went here for Thanksgiving dinner, and it was exactly as planned. Staff did a great job considering how packed the place was for dinner. Added turkey to the menu was perfect for the same price.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We celebrated Thanksgiving, great customer service great food

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Though very busy this place had great fast service. Food is amazing and different If you leave here hungry you did something wrong. A little pricey, but worth it.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Simply Pure Perfection! Impeccable service! Elegant atmosphere! And…Delicious and decadent cuisine! Extremely pleased with our choice to enjoy Thanksgiving with Fogo de Chao.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving lunch was never so easy. They had regular menu items and seasonal sides and turkey. Great food. Easy clean up!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The place was OUTSTANDING, Thanksgiving Dinner and it was to die for, even had turkey and dressing. The Salad Bar was beyond belief, they had everything and it was all excellent. The proteins were amazing, everyone better than the last, they said there were 28 that day, I think we tried at least 20 of them. Expensive, but you get what you pay for. We had a 10 minute wait in the lobby, they should have had the bar doors open, they could have sold us a bloody mary. I will be back when I have a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyable for a few families. Steak quality is not as good as I recall it, but still pretty good. Good for once every few years.

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