Fogo de Chao - San Jose

4.2
2516 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 in our dining room and 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

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Ring in the New Year with friends & family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items. To-Go package also available for pre-order.

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Rosales
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Amazing service, all waiters and servers were kind, respectful and welcoming but the food was not the best in comparison to other Brazilian steakhouses I’ve visited in the San José area . Most of the steaks lacked real flavor. Even though on the menu they state that there are many options they only do really offer a handful. Quite disappointing. They do walk around offering shrimp cocktail as if it were a part of the full experience without mentioning that it is not and that you should expect to get charged for it as separate. The buffet bar had decent options. If you do choose to visit I recommend their Brazilian lemonade. The pricing is very comparable to other Brazilian steakhouses but I will not be returning.

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viprollston
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Wrong place to be on the busy Sat night. The nice bottle of white wine was served @ the room temp we had to ask them to chill the bottle. The server says "busy night, sold out the ones in the fridge". Line of people waiting for the fresh plates at the salad bar due to the restaurant being a buffet style restaurant. @ $70+ ahead, I just can't justify the value at all. It could have been better during the weekdays.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded a day ago

We're sorry you didn't have a positive experience here, as it's our mission to provide our guests with five-star food and service. We will review your feedback and use it to improve in hopes of regaining your trust.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation and we only had to wait 10 minutes. It was a great experience.

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wallybear
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

My wife and I went here for date night! Luckily we were able to get seating outside, but it was so crowded inside the restaurant. The scene reminded me of the days before the pandemic, and we were curious whether the spacing between tables and the number of patrons allowed exceeded the county mandates?

We selected the Churrasco Experience, which is supposed to be a Fogo Tradition. I love the idea, but I cannot recommend it. We love meat, but it was disheartening that a good percentage of the options were just meh. I regretted not ordering from the "traditional" entree portion of the menu.

Although it was not the best option for date night, I did love the Caipirinha alcoholic beverage!

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 9 hours ago

We appreciate you visiting for date night, but our team is saddened that you didn't thoroughly enjoy your meal. Your feedback is valued, and we'd love to have another chance to impress you and your wife, so we hope we can encourage you to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service to our table initially was very late. We sat for almost 30 minutes before a waiter took our drink order. The women’s bathroom was disgusting. There was no toilet paper in 3 of the stalls and one of the toilets was overflowing and wouldn’t flush. The food was good but the noise level and bathroom experience made our evening disappointing

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded a day ago

We are saddened to read your comments, as we always want you to have positive experiences here. Feedback helps us to improve, and we hope we can encourage you to give us another chance in the future so we can better meet your expectations.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was yummy I went back to the salad bar a few times.

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Mimih
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went to celebrate a birthday and unfortunate there was no mentions of a happy birthday to the guest of honor or any complimentary desserts offered for a special day. Compared to other higher end restaurants for special celebrations, this one lacked everything and it was not a busy night either.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 6 days ago

Our team strives to ensure our guests have positive experiences from beginning to end, so we're sorry we missed the mark. We will be sure to review this so that future visits are fantastic in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday the service was outstanding!

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lily
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great the the servers were great!!!
My son had a great time. I wish the servers would have sing Happy Birthday. You guys used to do that.

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TareqR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good and fun place. amazing meat.
Price little high but its not for every day dining - great for occasions

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BAlm
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was fairly cold inside the restaurant during this fall day (Oct 12th). We couldn’t enjoy our meal comfortably without wearing our jackets

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as I checked in, I was warmly greeted by the customer service rep Qiyam and immediately taken to my table. Rachel, our server, took care of me and my brother all night as we celebrated my birthday. Fogo has an amazing sense of community, I felt so welcomed by every employee there. We ate the ribeye, filet mignon, wagyu, and grilled cheese…I have no complaints. They topped off my night with a complimentary tres leches cake. For a full restaurant, the noise level wasn’t bothersome at all, the tables were evenly spaced and I didn’t feel like I was intruding on other tables with my noise as well. 10/10 experience. Will definitely recommend in the near future.

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VladimirG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and it was an excellent experience in the moment we sat down. The food was amazing and the wine was really good. We'll come back again

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Nams
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Food fantastic! Overall great experience!

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for sharing! We hope to serve you again soon!

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vipLeilaniA
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a fun and great experience at Fogo de Chao! The service is impeccable, the staff is very friendly and THE MEAT! Love the variety of choices and the cuts!
Note: Watch out for the friendly tray offering of shrimp cocktail or other hors d’oeuvres. There is an extra charge for each item. The way it was presented made it feel like it was part of the “all you can eat” price. Though, it taste excellent!

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Katherine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Nice variety with the salad bar. Can't say the same for the meat. There are supposed to be 19 types of meat but I counted only 10 or so. Also, most meat served were overcooked. Sort of a rip off for what you pay really.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on October 11, 2021

You should've been served every cut that is included in your experience, so we apologize for this. We'd hate for you to be disappointed, so when you are ready, visit us again for a better time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Very accommodating when we asked to change tables so we wouldn’t get cold since the door was open.

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RILWANH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite! Food was delicious as always! Can’t wait to be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

10/3/21 This Fogo location wasn’t like any other locations i’ve been to. Over crowded with tables blocking the walk way and tables to close to others. Example: Everytime someone was walking pass our table their hitting our table. We were jammed in that restaurant. Quality of meat wasn’t great on another note it was also to salty. Right after dinner me and my partner felt really sick when we got back to our hotel. First time i’ve experienced this at Fogo, and i’ve been been to a few.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on October 5, 2021

This is disheartening to hear, as our cuts should always be filled with our authentic Brazilian flavor. We hope this doesn't truly keep you away, as we'd love to deliver you a 5-star experience.

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SeanB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Our waiter made sure we got the meats we requested and was very attentive on our requests!

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vipChicagoMango
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The bathroom was disgusting. Our reservation was at 7:30 pm but the restaurant was overlooked so we had to wait for our seats for 45 mins. It was ridiculous.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on October 5, 2021

This is unacceptable, as our team should be serving every guest in a prompt and efficient manner. We hope this doesn't keep you away, as we'd love to deliver you a 5-star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Reservation was for 7 PM and we were not sat until 740. Took 15 minutes for the waiter to come to our table and take our drink order. Once we were done with dinner the waiter never came back to ask us if we wanted dessert or offer us our check. 30 minutes later we finally had to flag him down and asked for the check again he never even asked us if we wanted dessert.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on October 5, 2021

Our service should always be fantastic, so it's disappointing to hear we let you down. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to deliver you a better experience in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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NicoleB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall the food was delicious and the service was very good. We did have to ask for the meat servers to come to our part of the restaurant (seated near the bar) because after sitting there for 45 minutes we saw them twice. We knew having been to another location that they should be all over the place. Once we asked, they were there and they were great. But what we were really taken back by was that we were charged for water! Our server asked if we wanted sparkling or flat water when we sat down. We both said still, thinking we were just ordering ice water. Free ice water.. Well we had a bottle of water brought out to us, just as the all the tables around us had. We assumed this was how they served water now. Nope, 2 bottles at $7.50 later we found out on our bill that it wasn’t regular complimentary water. This really should have been communicated at the beginning instead trying to upsell us on water.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Too crowded to feel ok during Covid. We felt very uncomfortable and rushed through our meal to get out of there.
Otherwise, great service, pretty good food, very high prices.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on October 4, 2021

Tim, we always want our guests to feel comfortable while dining with us, and it concerns us to know you felt otherwise. We continue to keep your safety in mind and hope you will consider giving us another chance to earn your trust in the near future. Thank you.

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AmirL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was blah. Food needed salt. Also felt they were coming around with the filet minon REALLY slow. The kept bringing strip steak (cheapest cut). They didn’t do a good job making sure we had what we needed. Not for the price.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on October 4, 2021

We want you to have every cut that is part of your experience, Amir, and we apologize for falling short. We welcome you to return, as we are confident we can make this up to you. Thank you.

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Fredj
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MMJC
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Things are slipping a bit here, both in the clientele and the product. Service was enthusiastic but poorly trained, salad bar less than what it was years ago, unappealing, dated decor attracting a poorly dressed, heavy eating crowd who are there to stuff themselves. I’m afraid it may be becoming one of those large buffet restaurants making a profit from volume and quantity.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on September 27, 2021

You deserve the high-quality experience that you know and love, so we're sorry for not impressing you. Your feedback is appreciated, and we will be sure to discuss this with the team. We hope you consider returning, as we'd love to earn your complete satisfaction.

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Roro
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Quality of food and service is zero. Do not go to the restaurant.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on September 27, 2021

Our team is committed to delivering high-quality dining experiences, with great service and meals, so it's disappointing to hear of your visit. Please know, our guests should always leave satisfied, so we're sorry we fell short. We hope you visit us in the future. Thank you.

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DeerDoc
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food!! We go here when we are able. It's a price for special times. The Lie seating is too close. Even without COVID. Could spread individual tables out some. Puts a damper on the ambience potential there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was slow, meats were somewhat over cooked. I notice a lot of the staff chatting with each other with masks not fully covering the nose.
We came for an anniversary and weren’t treated any differently. We’ve been in the past for our wedding anniversary and they gave us a special dessert and made us feel welcome. The reason we chose to come but but were disappointed. We were also seated right next to the kitchen where the staff was dropping lots of loud dishes.
Not a special visit like we were hoping for.
Our drinks were ordered from the bar, took 15 mins to receive them. It wasn’t busy when we there at 5:45pm

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on September 24, 2021

It's disheartening to learn we our service was not up to par, as we should always be making sure you are well taken care of. Our team truly hopes you choose us in the future, as we are sure we can earn your complete satisfaction.

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JeBateh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The women’s restroom need to be attended to. Much as we are concerned about hygiene this area should be clean as well

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DelilahS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and celebrated my son’s Birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waiter Robert was rude. Toilet in woman’s bathroom overflowing. Long wait even though we had reservations.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on September 21, 2021

It's disheartening to learn that we fell short of your expectations, as we always want to deliver fantastic experiences and friendly service. We will be in touch via direct message, as we'd like to discuss this further. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and fast service, very attentive. Even asked us if there was a particular meat we wanted them to bring back out, and at what temperature. They brought us back perfectly cooked filet mignon that was fresh and hot. Friendly staff. Perfect experience all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Manager Jose was amazing and made special accommodations for my friend’s birthday dinner and first Fogo de Chao’s experience!

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thanks for celebrating with Fogo! We truly appreciate your support, and look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife and I anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were seated for almost 20 minutes before anyone came to our table. We were there at 5:10 PM and it was not overly busy at the point. The meat selection was poor. The top quality meats like the Ribeye and Filet came around our table once in over an hour and twenty minutes of the visit. The garlic steak and bacon wrapped steak came around every 5 minutes… I never did see or taste the Picanha. Extremely disappointed with the visit. On the positive side, when we finally had someone assist “Freddy” was helpful and kind.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on September 20, 2021

We are sorry to hear of your recent visit. We never want to keep our guests waiting, as attentive service is our aim. We would love to make this up to you, so our team will be in touch via direct message shortly. Thank you.

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loves2eatout
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Great food!

FAQs

Fogo de Chao - San Jose offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 244-7001.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose is rated 4.2 stars by 2516 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose 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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