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

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

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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4.6

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4.5

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4.4

value

4.1

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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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 (San Diego)·Dined a day ago

Thanksgiving

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Come hungry. Come ready to eat meat. Every kind of meat. Cow, pig, chicken and lamb. And for the vegetally inclined there is the Market Table. Really good fresh produce well prepared.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The salad bar was to die for. I have never seen a better one than the one I experienced at Fogo de Chao. I could’ve sold myself up on that alone. Then the waiter started parading around with their huge skewers of different kinds of meat. They were excellent and all prepared in different fashions. After dinner, my son was treated to a dessert of his choice as it was his birthday. The only thing I would’ve changed if I could have was I prefer a more intimate atmosphere. It got pretty loud in there with so many people eating and enjoying themselves. Overall a wonderful experience which we will do again for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I loved this restaurant the food was out of this world, the selections were amazing I loved all the fresh options on the market table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great ambiance was great but our server could have been more attentive. They were a lot of people at my table but she didn’t even check that I didn’t drink my cocktail that was left full on the table.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. We went for Veterans Day. The food was all amazing. We just wished that more service to our table with the different foods, but we understood because I️t got pretty busy. We will be back though.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was good, but receptionist is terrible with attitude, made reservations and didn’t get seated after 30mins

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The restaurant lives up to it’s brand, delicious and plentiful . Yes, the food was delicious, but the service was a little slow. With a reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes before being shown our table. It’s ultimately a buffet restaurant so we began eating within a few minutes of sitting. When we were ready for protein we noticed the Gauchos paid most attention to the larger tables. This annoying, because we were filling up on starches. Even when we held our marker in the air they did not come over. After about 10 mins and grabbing the attention of 2 server we finally got more than one selection of protein.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I come to Fogo de Chao like quite often and have never complain about the food, service, or anything from the venue in general.
Food is amazing the salad bar is as always full of delicious salads, fruits, cheese and more. Meat well that’s the best part of this. Drinks are always on point. It’s a must try if you haven’t being there. Overall service is amazing from the server to the meat distributors and management.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a once and a lifetime experience. I loved every minute of this wonderful food tasting spectacle.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very disappointing experience. Went to celebrate a birthday. One person in our party waited for chicken over 45 minutes and finally gave up as the rest of the group had eaten by the time chicken was available. Don’t mind spending this much money in a meal but should have the meat selections advertised available!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

everything was great .. i did give my birthday coupon to waiter .but he was kind enough to apologize he forgot to have them write on my Deseret Happy birthday .. lol but overall food was excellent like always ..
thanks

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. I wish it was a little quieter

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful dinner, we had an amazing time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Mother’s 80th Birthday

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Awesome experience. Food was just absolutely great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great ambiance! The salad bar is amazing and the variety of food is to be appreciated. The chicken and pork meats were very good, better than the steaks.
The staff was very attentive and helpful and they made a nice creme brulee desert surprise for my friend’s birthday!
Definetly a place to recommend and visit once again!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic!!! Can be considered quite high price but definitely worth it... I will go again soon!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Pricey but expected. Great for assortment of meats. Bring your appetite as one price but all you can eat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Absolutely the best service in town - our guests were pampered by the entire staff!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

All the meats were too salty!!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time celebrating my birthday day here and the food is to die for and service was phenomenal. I will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We came on a Saturday afternoon to celebrate our anniversary. Our overall experience was AMAZING. My hubby loves to eat meat and this is the best place to satisfy any carnivore. I had the Red Blend wine and it was really good. The market table, the food, the service all get two thumbs up from us. We shall be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The wait staff were amazing. They were attentive and friendly. The only reason we had been going to a different Brazilian steakhouse was because they offered chicken heart while Fogo did not. Now that they have chicken hearts, this is a Brazilian go to place. Great place to celebrate a birthday. :-)

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The meats are not well seasoned and the sea bass is not fresh. Adam the manager made a horrible Anniversary dinner somewhat save able. I don’t plan on going back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I am a frequent patron of Fogo, and have never had such a bad experience with the food! The meats were just OKAY that night, but the garlic beef tasted rancid and I was quite disappointed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of the best restaurants, ive ever been to in my life. Great customer service, great food, great everything! Will be back, very soon.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The total experience was great, starting with valet parking, got our table really quick, the service was great and the food was delicious. It is kind of pricey, 190 dlls for diner for two (15% tip included) I wouldn’t go every weekend but I think a special occasion is worth it.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always enjoyable, the food and the service. Was a bit slower and chaotic, I think because of SD Restaurant Wk. But to be expected because of the extra volume of customers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Delicious food and so much selection! Love the appetizer/salad bar but don't fill up because more food is coming! Wonderful cocktails - love the "Passionate"! Restaurant Week deal was fantastic. Very loud and crowded. Parking an issue (Valet is $18). Not good for kids. No doggy bags.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

we had a great experience and would love to come back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was our anniversary , think they were planing on doing something special because the hostess said happy anniversary when we first walked in and gave a piece of paper to the girl that sat us but nothing happened from there , but excellent meal !

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Awesome place with interesting concept of ordering food.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I made a reservation on open table for my son's 35th birthday. I let him pick the restaurant and he suggested here because none of us had been there before. The food was excellent as were the drinks, desert and service. All of the staff was so friendly. I would recommend for any occasion. We will be returning for future family dinners.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Organic, People Watching, Great Beer, Cozy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Vegan, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our visit was way different from our last. Miguel was really attentive to everyone in his area. The meats seemed to be really limited but we didn’t mind because it was still good. Thanks.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The Gourmet Market Table was excellent, with my favorites of pickled vegetables, cut fruit, salami and tabouli salad. As the meats began to come to the table, the first cut was very gristly and we had to struggle to cut through the piece, the second was chicken wrapped in bacon which was quite dry, and the third cut was a bottom cut of meat, probably flank. I found the meats tough even though they were grilled on the rare side. The flavor was acceptable and mostly salt. Only once did we have someone bring a better cut of meat that was tender, perhaps less fatty, with good flavor, probably Picanha. I asked a waiter to stop by and he said his cut was not on the SD Restaurant Week menu. I felt that even though we were restricted to certain cuts and yet paying almost as much as the regular eaters next to us, we had less of the better cuts coming to our table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Dinner was excellent. Staff was wonderful. Will recommend it to all of our friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Amazing! Went here for a date and for restaurant week. Definitely will come back for the amazing meat!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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