Fogo de Chao - San Jose

4.1
2485 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.

What 2485 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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

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JeBateh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and celebrated my son’s Birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife and I anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 4 days ago

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!

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DanielR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great experience. Stay was a little all over the place and didn’t check on us as they should and we waited over 30 minutes for our dessert.

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TareqR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food! Great service!
Delicious salads and meat

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for the review, Tareq! We're so happy to read you enjoyed. Hope to serve you again!

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vipWGJCJ
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and Service! Only negative is they squeeze as many tables as possible in the dining area which creates a high level of noise. Also too many employees are going thru the aisles causing heavy traffic throughout the restaurant. Great for special occasions but be prepared to get your share of proteins at this place!

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johny
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff really need to educate their customers to get a fresh plate every time they return to the salad bar.

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Apdos158
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating team members! Great food. Great drinks. Great experience with our server Freddie, extremely attentive to details and excellent customer service! We will be back.

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Highleyb
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Not the typical great Fogo de Chao experience. The meats were fair, salad bar was weak and service was slow - not meat service, they were on point as usual. This night was very noisy with a bunch of loud drunks celebrating a birthday.

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SherryB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time it was awesome, food was beyond delicious and service was great! Plates were never empty great time

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

This has been my 4th Brazilian steakhouse I have been to and had the worst service here. Idk might just be hit or miss.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on September 3, 2021

Amazing service that meets your every need is our mission, so we're disappointed to hear we let you down. We appreciate you visiting, and hope we can encourage you to give us another try in the future. We'd love to better meet your expectations. Best.

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FatimaV
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a late night dinner for my anniversary & had a great time ! The staff were very friendly & made sure we were enjoying our time. Will definitely be coming back !

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you celebrating with us, Fatima! It has never been more important to hear from our guests, so we can't tell you how much we appreciate you taking a moment to provide your feedback. We hope to have you back in!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was ok but salad bar not with many options, missing two of the typical Brazilian’s steak house items, service could be more friendly and more attentive

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KimberleyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had dinner there last night for his birthday. It was our first time at the restaurant and it was a great experience. The manager Jose was amazing and very attentive. Also, our waiter was amazing. I would highly recommend trying this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Could of been better. Didn’t get to taste all the meats and servers Didn’t come around often the walked by us instead

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on August 25, 2021

Our team should be consistently circulating around with our variety of cuts, so it's concerning to learn we kept you waiting. We would love the opportunity to work towards a second chance, so we will be in touch via direct message. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My wife and I went recently for our anniversary and were very disappointed. Our server seemed very nice, however, the restaurant was extremely overcrowded, chaotic, and honestly it was not clean. We ordered drinks and got up to the self serve portion salad bar area and it was a mess. Half the items were either out or simply torn apart and no one was manning the station to keep it clean so a lot of items were spilled all over.

Our table was practically makeshift seating in some very crowded service area near the back bar. I’m not sure what’s going on there but we expected a higher end dining experience and this was like going to a low end buffet.

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

We love to deliver fine-dining experiences, that are worthy of your 5-stars, so it's disheartening to hear we missed the mark. We'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly, as we'd love to discuss this further. Best.

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viphoomsky
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

While the food at this place is always amazing the sheer crowd of people that are at this place takes away from its ambiance tremendously.

Just way too overwhelming.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on August 23, 2021

We never want you to feel overwhelmed, and it concerns us to read that you felt as it was too crowded during your visit. We'd love the chance to review your experience and work towards a second chance, so we'll be reaching out via direct message. Thank you.

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Dinner4two
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fogo de Chao was suggested to my wife and me by our daughters. Being we were looking for a place to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which was the reason selected for making our reservation. Normally we sit next to each other, though our table only had seating two chairs facing each other.

When we arrived the noise level was fine, till a group of men came in that were seating across from us that were extremely loud. I did notice other seating towards the back of the restaurant that seem more quiet.

All though we really enjoyed Fogo de Chao, the food was great and the personalities of the staff was extremely great and expressed happiness. That goes a long way with us and it will bring us back to another time for more great food.

Now not every review is goes without some feedback positive or negative. Therefore the only concern we found there was a high level of saltiness but it didn't take away from the Great Experience we had. The mash potatoes were a little dry, but again everything else was beyond our expectations. Would it stop us from going back? Not at all, like I mentions the staff expressed Happiness!

Happiness is good!

Thank you for the Great adventure!

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PapaZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are a carnivore this is the place for you! Nice soups, bread, fruit & salads but the meats are the stars!

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Rebeccab
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food came very fast, we finished the whole dining experience in 30-35 minutes
Food was good

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KaTG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service and food were not to our expectations. Perhaps it was an off night, but the salad/veggies table was disappointing

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on August 17, 2021

We apologize for the service you received. We appreciate your feedback, and we will be sure to keep our Market Table tidy, appealing and stocked. We'd like to make this right, so when you are ready to visit us again, please do so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was horrible

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

We never want our guests to hold this opinion of us, as we work tirelessly to ensure you receive nothing short of delicious and quality cuts. We would be thankful for another opportunity to earn your support, so we'll be reaching out via direct message. Thank you.

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Kimbacat
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s an experience, but way over priced and the salad bar was particularly disappointing.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on August 17, 2021

We never want to disappoint our guests, and we apologize for falling below your expectations. We would love to have another chance to impress you with our quality cuts and fresh Market Table ingredients, so please consider giving us another chance in the near future. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The tomahawk is a one person selection. Very delightful but would not feed four unless you did the full experience as well. The Moscato is a sweet white wine!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the whole thing

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rachellej
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience1

My friends and I come here for my birthday every year.

Overall all the male servers was very nice, helpful and friendly. However, only one of the female servers was lazy. She think she too important to help my request. We asked for new plates, but she telling me to go get myself at the salad bar. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤨 😒


I believe, as a server, you always said yes to customers requests. Maybe she refused my request because I’m a female.

I pay to get services, not to rejected my request.

I hope to have better experience next time.

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vipLouisT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was mediocre at best, drinks came out 45 min late, and appetizer came out near when we were done with dinner. Also, seafood app was not good and we had to return back.

Service was good, and staff very friendly.

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

Louis, we are saddened to read that our cuts did not impress you, as delivering delicious and quality meals will always be our goal. Your feedback is valued, and please feel free to join us again in the future, as we are certain that we can earn your complete satisfaction. Thank you.

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Tootall
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the Tomahawk, it was too salty and price has gone up for the overall experience $$$

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viparamsey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way too crowded at the salad bar buffet. Pleased they had disposable gloves and sanitizer.

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

Keeping our guests safe continues to be a priority, so know that your comments are appreciated. We hope to welcome you back for a better time, as we are confident we can earn your satisfaction. Thank you.

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StefanieG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s for a friends belated birthday celebration at forgo de chao yesterday. We were looking forward to it however the overall service fell a bit short. There are 4 of us and only 2 ordered the all you can eat. Our reservation was at 1pm and we got seated almost immediately. The disappointment was the meat service. It wasn’t as good as before where you actually have to use the stop sign. My friends waited quite a bit before the guys come around to serve them the choice of meat. There are few meat selections were too dry - Parmesan chicken, beacon wrap chicken both were too dry. And they only have a handful of selections to choose from.

The market table/salad station is the same as before. And the comp cheese bread, bananas, and mash were good. The overall service received from the servers were good. I don’t know if we will return after yesterday visit.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on August 10, 2021

Stefanie, we never want you to leave disappointed, and we are saddened to read that our cuts did not meet your expectations. We want to make sure your concerns are addressed, so we will be in touch by sending you a direct message shortly. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for hungry teenagers!
Tasty quality 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 4.1 stars by 2485 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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