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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Enjoy a Fogo Holiday Churrasco Feast of indulgent bone-in cuts and seasonal recipes exclusive to the holidays. Dinner price all day Thanksgiving.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Enjoy a Fogo Holiday Churrasco Feast of indulgent bone-in cuts and seasonal recipes exclusive to the holidays. Dinner price all day Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy a Fogo Holiday Churrasco Feast of indulgent bone-in cuts and seasonal recipes exclusive to the holidays. Dinner price all day Christmas Day.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Enjoy a Fogo Holiday Churrasco Feast of indulgent bone-in cuts and seasonal recipes exclusive to the holidays. Dinner price New Year’s Eve & Day.

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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

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for Groups (32)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for a Date (26)
Fun (23)
Authentic (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (13)
Casual (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Romantic (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Cozy (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food and service were amazing! Hour and a half after leaving the restaurant we are still in a food coma! Wanted to celebrate my fiancé's promotion and this was THE place to do it, especially after the Padres beat her favorite Dodgers!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Fogo de Chao does not disappoint! This was my second time there in a dozen years for my birthday. The food is exquisite! The Iberian ham on the salad bar was like butta.. and the meat well that speaks for itself!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 29, 2017

As always, our dining experience at Fogo de Chao was amazing. The manager took great care for a member of our dining party with a food alergy and setup a wonderful birthday cake surprise for our party. We will be back and highly recommend this brazilian dining experience to everyone!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We were in San Diego for the PCBC Show last week. I was recommended Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse as a great restaurant to visit in the area. We entertained one of our key customers for dinner and we had a great time and a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, the service was great, the ambiance was lively and the drinks were amazing. I would definitely visit again and would highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 25, 2017

As usual they are absolutely amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

It was the best experience ever.. great food, the staff were fast on bringing well-done meat, which was great. The salad bar was great too. We celebrated my friend's birthday as surprise to her. She loved it and loved their complimentary desert too with one candle. They made her day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Came here to celebrate my girlfriend's dad's birthday. We were seated promptly close to the feijolada bar as I had requested. we had gone to the Beverly Hills location before but the service here was even better. The food was all delicious and their cuts were cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service and food is excellent. All meat is cooked to perfection.
Try the lamb chops and the ribs (beef or pork, you can't go wrong)

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

loved everything about the restaurant. I have already recommended it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Seasonal, Casual, Healthy, People Watching, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Organic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and wonderful service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Website quoted a price for Father's Day plus a certificate for a meal another time. When we left the price was way more and no certificate. Three of us with no drinks was $218 with minimal tip! Glad we tried but not worth a second trip.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and even better service! Their Servers were all very attentive and thoughtful.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I have been here several times , but the last few times the quality and service has been so bad . We literally sat there and waited for meat to come out for over 20 mins . It wasn't until we asked did they walk over with the meat we wanted and it was cold !!!! The place is not cheap and so it's disappointing to spend over 150 dollars and barely get your miners worth . The only service person that was good was the man bringing over the drinks and checking up on us . I had bad service last time and complained , but management at fogo doesn't really care . I decided to go one more time , and I promised myself I would never step into that place again . I can go somewhere else and get more bang for my buck with better service .

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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Very good and delicious food
Good spread of salad

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We were seated on the back part of the restaurant, we were served 3 different types of meat within our 30 min being seated. I had to ask for service since we've been ignored and the meat servers doesn't get in our area since we're seated too far. We paid full price but never got the full experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Servers are busy and seem rushed. Other than that our dining experience was fantastic!

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Reserved on open table and requested special event for my parents anniversary but our host and server forgot and didn't even mention anything.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Our son's birthday (26). We had a lovely dinner. He was very happy!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Both food and service was excellent. Been to several Fogo's in the US and this one meet expectations. The staff was generally concerned that we were happy. Great meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 31, 2017

As always Fogo de Chao makes our visit special. Being a Brazilian I only choose the best and this is the Best even back in my country. Their service is amazing and all the quality of what they prepare is super.
I love pão de queijo, Guarana, the incredible salad bar, and all the amazing meat cuts that you will not eat anywhere else.
Is an unique experience that you will for sure always want to come back.
Oh and for dessert the flan or the papaya with cassis.
And if you want to be more adventurous try caipirinha.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Kind of disappointing. Don't get seated in the back. Waited 10-15 mins before any skewers came by. They kept walking to the other tables. The waiter had to tell the people to bring the meat to our table. On multiple occassions they ran out of meat before everyone in our table of 7 got a piece. Not an enjoyable experience. Should've spent our dining dollars elsewhere.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Waited for our waiter for two teas almost 20 minutes before getting them. The meat cutters would pass our table. Had to keep asking for someone to bring meats. When brought meat it was like rare and cold. Have had much better service maybe go back. Asked for more bread none brought.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The service could have been better. Having never been to the restaurant before the waitress didn't explain how the restaurant operates and didn't offer us a menu. There was quite a bit of miscommunication and frustration on our part. Overall the food was good though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We went for memorial day lunch and our son's birthday. The waitress and all the staff were very kind and helpful even when our two-year-old lost his straw a couple of times. Food was amazing as usual. I just wish I had parking or Validated parking. Even with the valet parking $10 for an hour and a half is a little steep after you pay so much for food. It will continue to special events restaurant for our family. Much love and God bless the farah family

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great Memorial Day lunch promotion for the military and their guests. Couldn't go any better.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great experience and fantastic all-you-can-eat food, with a salad bar that is extensive and loaded with variety and quality. Will certainly go back, but bring your wallet/purse with you. We only had 3 glasses of wine for a party of four and the bill still came to $280 before tip!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Service and quality of meat are going downhill, while prices are climbing.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a great family experience. The meats were excellently grilled. The salad/hors d vours bar had plenty of options. The servers were very polite and constantly offering food. A wonderful dining experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The service was superb the food delicious. What mote needs to be said.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Came to celebrate a special occasion (graduating from a doctoral program) with multiple guests visiting from out of the country. It didn't feel anything close to "special" despite having great experiences dining here in the past. We had to constantly try to get attention from the servers. We had to ask for certain meats (at one point I had to ask 3 different servers just to get a particular type of meat). Our server was not warm or welcoming at all. Not even a "congratulations" or ask what the celebration was for when I was clearly wearing a tam and graduation lei. It was not a busy time either (tail end of brunch). For celebrating such a huge milestone in my life and considering the value and experience of my guests, I really wish I could've taken my business elsewhere.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Fantastic food, service, salad bar, and meat. Just fabulpus!! The cheese bread rolls (chioux pastry) are TO DIE FOR!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Everything was great we always go there for our anniversary

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Love it--look forward to Fogo every year at my birthday. The Tres Leches cake is unbelievable!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Excellent restaurant. The service is over the top great and food as well. highly recommended

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very expensive, the lamb taste fish. Not sure what happened with it.
Dinner for 2 with one beverage and 1 glass of wine $140. Classy, but Brazilian steak houses are just a notch above a buffet. No way I will spend this kind of coin for fishy lamb and fried bananas again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food, but overpriced for Mothers Day.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Really good service! Everyone was friendly. Made us feel like we were a priority even though they were busy due to it being Mothers Day. Made my day special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

a carnivores paradise, fantastic salad bar, great deserts,,,,, and fun

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went in for Mothers Day and at the end of our lovely meal , I received a coupon for a complimentary meal to be redeemed between a fixed period of time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Always solid... be picky about the quality of meat you choose. We had a lull in meat delivery, but once we told our wait person, we have multiple cuts of meat brought to our table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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