Fogo de Chao - San Jose

4.2
2371 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
What 2371 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.1
ambience
3.8
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Out of most food items. Staff was not even aware they sold some food items on the menu. Handful of items they did have were inedible

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DEXSTER67
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My reservation was at 8:30 pm and when I reported on time I was told to stand outside to wait. I was seated in the patio instead inside the restaurant. The heater stand was so closed to the date that she kept stating the her hair will catch on fire because the heat was intense to which I switched seated with her. The salads bar was running out of items and was not stock. For what I paid for my dinner's date, it could be a lot more better for this restaurant.

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KyokiP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I would skip this - you have to hound down the wait staff for the meats, the bathrooms were poorly maintained, and the food was too salty.

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Kate
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Dining tables way too close together and servers were hectic. Felt claustrophobic.

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IrlandaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience during our first time at the restaurant celebrating my husbands birthday. The service and the food was all excellent. The variety of meat and side dishes was amazing. We also really liked the atmosphere and ambience of the restaurant as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were early and they sat us down quickly which was great. So many waiters but really slow at helping you with drinks and picking up plates. Generally it was delicious.

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vipEllenb
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great but they brought over a lot of meat right away when we weren’t ready for it, but then brought very little meat once we were done with the salad bar. Rushed us out to get more people in.

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VanceN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As good as the food was we didn’t see as many Gouchoses with different meets. The Lamb never came by the bacon wrapped steaks never came by. We only saw 4 different meats. The wine was exceptional, thank you for the recommendation. The deserts as always was amazing!

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Yumyum
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You gotta be a good eater to make it worth the bill. 😁 Food was good.

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Ellenaj
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They forgot about our drinks multiple times where we had to walk over and remind them.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 6 days ago

We apologize for this inconvenience, as you should not have to ask multiple times for your drinks. We will be in touch shortly, via direct message, as we'd love to regain your support. Thank you.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent but the meat was just too salty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my bday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is like my all time fav place and it never disappoints me from the service to the food, it’s all great!

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LilibethR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

The salad bar did not offer the kind of variety that I have seen in other similar Brazilian restaurants. There wasn’t a good variety of meat. All in all, our experience did not live up to our expectations. The one thing that we appreciated was the wagyu ribeye.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on June 7, 2021

We're sorry for such an experience, as our team always wants your meal to meet your expectations. Please award us a second chance, as we'd love to make this up to you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I felt we got cheated on the wine pricing, bait and switch. We were recommended $80 wine bottle and after ordering, they said they don’t have it but have a better one but didn’t disclose it was going to cost 3X. That is not very honest and I will not come back here again.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on June 7, 2021

We never want our guests to feel this way, as the price and charges should be completely clear. We would appreciate the chance to address this further, so we'll be in touch via direct message. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coworkers farewell dinner!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

A couple of weeks ago, we made a reservation on OpenTable for Memorial Day 7pm. We went in knowing that it's a holiday weekend, & most restaurants have already opened back up from the year-long shut down. I've worked in F&B operations and hospitality since 2007, so I was personally prepared for any lags in service. However, tonight left us pretty shocked. It started out lovely -- the hosts were friendly & welcoming. We only waited a few minutes for our table to get turned over & then we were sat. The table was wobbly, so we decided to let our server know when he/she came by later. We waited maybe 15 minutes, and then a server's assistant came & finally brought us waters and cheese bread, informing that someone would be right with us. Several more servers and gauchos walked past, noticed that we had nothing on our table, & didn't bother to ask even though we made eye contact. Our server finally came & took our beverage orders, & we informed him that the table was wobbly. He apologized & said, "I'll fix it right away" & ended up disappearing for another 5-10 minutes. Bf and I were getting hungry, so we got up to leave. We were already outside of the restaurant when our server came running out, begging us to come back inside. We stated that we have waited for 20 minutes already & didn't want to wait. I pointed out that he should go back inside & take care of his other tables, to which he did.

We honestly could have left without issue, but the way that the server ran after us & basically caused a scene was unprofessional. There were so many service failures that happened in 20 minutes -- lack of teamwork, lack of attention, unprofessionalism. Yes, it's a holiday weekend, and everyone is opening back up again. We don't want any compensation -- we just want management to see this review, address the service failures/opportunities, & correct the behavior to prevent future occurrences.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience, and please know that we will be reviewing your feedback with our team. We apologize for such a visit, as you should have been delivered attentive and efficient service. We will be in touch via direct message, as we would love to make this up to you. Best.

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KiranJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara, our server, was amazing! She went out of her way to make our special occasion feel even more special!

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Sarah
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location! Jason and Sarah were attentive and friendly. Food was fresh and amazing. This location is one of our favorite. Definitely better than our visit to the Scottsdale Fogo.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over priced for the quality
I can have ribs and linguica anywhere

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on June 2, 2021

Our meals should always be worth it, so it's disappointing to read you feel otherwise. Our team would like to make this up to you, so we will be in touch via direct message. Warm Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

first time, good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is okay but I excepted more meat to be served with the price you pay especially when we were a large group of people but our main server is attentive and very accommodating. Will try again someday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Everyone was so friendly, patient, and accommodating with our large group. Food was just as good as we remembered. It was very busy and packed, but still had a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Graduation

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on June 1, 2021

Please know, we don't take your rating lightly. Celebrations should always be memorable, so kindly allow us the opportunity to make this up to you. We hope to serve you in the future.

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PaulC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time back since pandemic started. Friday before Memorial Day Was surprisedly packed. We had reservations however still had to wait a while outside before being called in.

Inside While crowded, we felt safe with patrons wearing masks when walking around but without at their tables. The atmosphere was quite likely and a bit loud but tolerable.

Salad buffet was open. We wear supplies disposable gloves to serve ourselves as usual.

As always, the service and food at Fogo de Chao was excellent. It was my wife’s b-day and we really enjoyed our dinner.

As always service at Fogo de Chao is excellent. We had more than enough choices of fine meats and poultry. Glad to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The head gaucho (Leo???) was excellent and so is the waitress (not sure of her name but she’s dark, curly hair) very very nice and attentive and accommodating. Service was excellent. Thank you.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you! We love to hear this. Hope to serve you again soon - Cheers!

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RMay
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time and time again, Fogo de Chao kills it with its service, food, and ambiance and makes itself the perfect date destination. I do tend to also come here by myself to just enjoy a quiet lunch out and my server (her name is Taylor) ALWAYS gives me the best service!!

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DUNGN
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is good except the salad bar. Need to have more kind of the salad.

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vipJenniferH
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We arrived at 5pm and went to the salad bar. They had run out of many things I was looking forward to. My pineapple tea was good. The meats were hit and miss. Some were fresh, tender and right off the grill. Some were dry and too salty.
We expected business casual dress, people were in very casual clothes. This was an unusual interesting restaurant. But we were a little disappointed.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on May 26, 2021

Jennifer, we should always be meeting and exceeding your high expectations of us, so it's disappointing to learn we fell short. We hope this doesn't cause you to stay away forever. When you're ready, visit us again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This place is normally amazing- however this time they had little food, and the quality was far below normal. The meat was limited and hard to get. The salad bar looked like day old hometown buffet. I hope they get back to normal soon.

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

We're disheartened to read these details, as we should always be delivering a memorable experience. We'd love the chance to deliver you an amazing time, so please visit us down the line.

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BrianaH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been in a restaurant in so long that tonight was absolutely perfect. The service was impeccable and outstanding. The staff was diligent and kind. Nothing felt rushed or rude. The food was just delicious. I am so happy that we spent my husbands birthday at the steakhouse.

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review
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration

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vipR1048
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were seated in the farthest outside corner and essentially neglected until speaking up. The bread should be a lot better than these undercooked dough balls. and the salad bar at fresh choice is way better than this salad bar.

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

We apologize for our slow service, as you should always be served in an efficient and prompt manner. We will be sure to reach out via direct message, in hopes of making this right. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is the third time we’ve eaten here.
The first two times were pretty great so I looked forward to the family gathering here again. Last night, the experience was atrocious. I’m not exaggerating. We sat and waited 15 minutes + between anyone coming to cut meat and ALL of the meat we was 80% fat (except the chicken)...our plates ended up looking like crime scenes. Revolting amounts of fat. The service was as bad as it could be. We’ll never go back. The bill for 4 was over $400. The ambiance is like a dimly lit cafeteria. I can’t understand the crowds of people here. NEVER AGAIN.

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

We apologize for the wait you experienced, as our team works hard to offer excellent service. We truly hope you'll give us another chance to provide this to you here at our location.

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CurtisK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always had a good selection of fabulous meat coming around to our table.
They got really busy when it was time to bring our dessert and check.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Our meat server was fantastic! He made sure we had the meets we wanted and checked in on us consistently. Wish I could remember his name to give him a kudos. He did a much better job taking care of us then our actual server. Our server only checked in on us a couple of times and decided to care when we told him we had ask someone else for our bill. He didn’t even bring us the bill, someone else did. Like we previously said, our meat server made our experience a five star experience!

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ChungC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Our waitress, Sara was super nice and helpful. Our family really enjoyed this Sat. brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent!

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

Thanks so much! We can't wait to have you back in.

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viperuano16
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in with my mother and sister. An enjoyable experience with fantastic food and fantastic ambiance. What makes Fogo incredible is the consistent great experiences. Another 10/10 experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good selection of meats. It is the churrasco style you will find in South of Brazil, which is the best type (opinion of someone that lived in the northeast, southeast and south regions of Brazil). The buffet is also good and has a considerable variety, but the main star is the meat. People are friendly and the ambient is nice.

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 2371 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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