Fogo de Chao - San Jose

3.9
2630 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Tables are too close together. Terrible service

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 16 hours ago

We strive to exceed the expectations of our guests, and it's disappointing to hear that your experience fell short. Please know that your feedback is appreciated, and we hope for another chance to fully impress you. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early anniversary dinner, and our first time at Fogo. Meats were tender. The cuts with the crust were exceptionally flavored and delicious. I especially enjoyed the pork parm and beef ribs. The market table needed to be refilled in some spots when we went up to it, but the caprese, grilled zucchini and broccoli were fresh and perfect sides.

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vipGorgonRulerOfAllSpace
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This time was a bit disappointing. The food was OK and prompt, but the service wasn't what it should have been for the cost and based on prior experience. Some of the buffet items had run out, the server brought over coffee that spilled onto the plate and then table and left it, and I left with the impression the staff was just tired.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 7 days ago

Disappointing you is never an option, and we apologize for letting you down this time around. Our team will be reviewing your feedback, and we welcome you to return when you're ready, as we would love to make this right.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and really impressed! Out of all the Brazilian steakhouse We've tried, this one so far tops them all.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on January 18, 2022

Thank you for your awesome comments! It is great to know that Fogo is your favorite Brazilian Steakhouse. Please visit again soon as we are always happy to serve you!

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vipLouS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was pretty good, however; During the pandemic I was quite concerned with the Meat server walking from table to table placing his skewer on everyone’s dirty plate and pulling off the meat and then going to the next table and placing his skewer on everyone’s dirty plate. It was quite noticeable and the transmission of germs will happen very easily In this given situation. Other than mess we enjoyed our waiter. It was a first time experience and the Meat servers were very pleasant however walking from table to table and placing that skewer and everyone’s dirty plate was not a great impression.

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PapaZ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our family's favorite places to dine. The market table is full of delectable fruits, cheeses, salads and veggies. There is always a tasty soup, rice and beans but the main course are all the meats. My recommendation is plan to take your time and enjoy yourselves.

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We have been many times, usually quite good. This time since we were a walk-in and not have a reservation we were turned away from the front desk. I used my open table accounts and created a reservation and we walked right back in all within 5 minutes. They seemed upset with us.... They weren't very friendly. We had to ask for a wine list multiple times, track someone down to get water. Even to get our check. The food overall was good a few of the meats were completely black and charred burnt actually. Others were spot on though. Just lacking in service.

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Carol
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A service was great it was my sons birthday and he got a free dessert. Only negative was it was tough maneuvering through tables to get to the salad bar

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The quality of the dining experience has declined at Fogo. Disappointing to see, this used to be one of my favorite spots.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on January 17, 2022

We are saddened to know you feel this way, as we strive to deliver amazing and enjoyable Fogo de Chão experiences every single time. We hope you will grant us another chance, as we would love to make this right.

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Steven
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Server barely checked our table. No refill water

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on January 10, 2022

Steven, we apologize for this, as attentive service is absolutely important. Your feedback is valued, as hearing from our guests helps us to continually improve. We hope you'll consider giving us another opportunity to serve you in the future. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was just ok.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on January 7, 2022

While we appreciate you giving us a chance, we apologize for not exceeding your expectations. We hope you'll consider returning, as we would love another opportunity to amaze you with our delicious and quality cuts. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were really looking forward to dining here for a birthday celebration. The meats rarely came by, no one checked on us for water/sides refill and they came by and cleared our table as we were eating! We didn’t get offered the dessert menu and we were celebrating a birthday party which I had indicated multiple times and was hoping to order a dessert plate. In addition, we waited for about 20 minutes to flag someone down to get the bill. Overall service was just disappointing…

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on January 4, 2022

We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. It is always our goal to provide attentive service and create wonderful experiences for our guests. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. Fresh and clean market table / salad bar. Appreciated the safety precautions. Keoni was a wonderful server and took care of us very well

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I remembered our servers name, but he was excellent and the food is always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Experience was good would have been better if the bathrooms were clean

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josep
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We have 2 kids, 6-8. They enjoyed the experience. The food was good and the wine suggestion was good. Our only concern with the place was the lack of cleaning in both male and female restrooms.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on January 1, 2022

While we are happy to know you and your family enjoyed the experience, we appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with us. We will be discussing your comment with our team and hope to welcome you back soon for a better visit.

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Elle
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing. We’ve been several times but this time the cold salad bar was sparse, they kept bringing around chicken legs (the ones that sell for $1/lb), and they were out of the green/red coasters that indicate if you want more meats. Also had to ask for side refills.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on January 1, 2022

Disappointing you is never an option, Elle, and we're very sorry to hear our cuts fell below your expectations. We welcome you to return, as we would love another chance to serve you and exceed your expectations.

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DavidC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I feel like our waiter just didn’t care until I told him, “I’m feeling overlooked here” and suddenly he was all over us us. I appreciate that but I wish I didn’t have to ask for it

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on January 1, 2022

We absolutely do care and truly apologize to hear that you left with a different impression. We will be sharing your feedback and concerns with our team, and it's our sincere hope that you give us another chance to earn your trust in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We came for my birthday on the 26th
Place was crazy -wall to wall people packed in there . Buffer ran out of some items early on that were never replaced . Many weight staff wore their masks below their noses and vaccination ID’s were not checked. Saw some patrons walked around without masks altogether! Would not return here again during Covid!

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on December 28, 2021

We never want you to feel unsafe here, and we sincerely apologize that you left unsatisfied. We will be sharing your comments with our team, and when you're ready, we hope you will allow us another chance to earn your trust. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was average but the serving was little slow

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Salad bar was kind of a mess with not a lot of options, out of some foods and wines that were on menu, shrimp cocktail was over cooked and/or frozen after being over cooked as it was powdery and not crisp when biting into, one of the guys running around with meats spilled on my wife’s wool coat and just ran off, bathrooms were a total mess.

While the shrimp cocktails were taken off the menu, kitchen and management should probably do a better job of watching what goes out to their patrons as well as making sure salad bar is loaded/clean and that bathrooms are kept clean. After spending $1500 for dinner, I would have expected a lot more. Ambiance was pretty good, but not worth $1500.00.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on December 29, 2021

We always want to meet and exceed our guests' expectations, and we are disappointed to know our Market Table did not impress you. We welcome you to return, as having another chance to earn your satisfaction would mean everything to us.

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DarrylW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst experience ever. Had 3 different waiters after they kept leaving for larger parties. The food was NOT good! Didn't even bring our side dishes until the end of our meal after we had to ask. Ribs were BURNT! Seating was so close together that you were being bumped into while people were walking around. Even the servers would bump your chair and not say a thing. I will be spending my money at Texas de Brazil from here on out!

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on December 28, 2021

We always want to deliver amazing service, Darryl, and it's disappointing to hear that your experience fell short. We know we can earn your satisfaction, so please consider giving us another try in the future. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were there a total of an hour and a half and we saw our server twice... My. Husband had to get up and go ask for napkin and silverware... The food was over cooked

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on December 28, 2021

We strive to provide all guests with everything they need to enjoy an amazing experience with us, and it's disheartening to learn we fell short for you. Your comments will be discussed with our team, and we hope you'll give us another chance to better meet your expectations.

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Sergioccn
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noche buena

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

Gracias por tus comentarios, Sergio. Esperamos obtener su completa satisfacción en el futuro.

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vipTheresa
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Extremely disappointed. The salad bar was not restocked the entire time I was there. Since we get charged as part of the experience, this was not ideal. 75 percent of the bar was empty. Empty soup warmer and empty trays of food. Not to mention whatever was left was not cleaned up extremely messy. It was impossible to get the attention of our waiter and we had no idea there were sauces available upon request until we saw other tables. The lights turned on while people were still dining. The entire staff was ready to go. The only positive was the staff carrying the rodizio, they came by often.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on January 1, 2022

Disappointing you is never an option, so it concerns us to read your remarks. Your feedback will be discussed with our team, and please allow us another chance to earn your complete satisfaction in the future.

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vipLingLing
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place everrrr!!!

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

Thank you for the Fogo love!

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vipMatt
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Restaurant was very dirty. Employees in the kitchen had masks pulled down. Salad bar was poorly stocked.

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

Full satisfaction is always our aim, so our team is sorry to read of your disappointment, Matt. We are dedicated to providing positive experiences and flavorful food, and it's our hope that you'll give us another chance to better meet your expectations. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sevice was good and everyting was so great.
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was horrible
Salad bar not good
Will not go back

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on December 28, 2021

We're disappointed to learn that your experience fell short of 5-stars and truly apologize. Please know your feedback is appreciated, and we hope you will consider giving us another chance to offer a top-notch visit. Thank you.

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IreneB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was our first visit as a family to the restaurant and we enjoyed the food. It was a little busy so it was hard to request for things but if we get hold of someone, the items arrived quickly. It didn’t look like we had a dedicated server because she disappeared in the middle of the service. The reception area could also be more welcoming or less crowded. There were too many servers and hosts in the front that we didn’t know who to approach. Overall, we had a positive experience and would be willing to visit another time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a good experience, the lady who help us sit is excellent. All server are superb / excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Party of 14. Servers didn’t even serve the entire table. They chose a person then walked away. Several moments where the floor had no one even serving meat. Don’t bother with this location. SF was much better

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on December 28, 2021

Hearing this is disappointing and we truly apologize, as we never want to fall short for a guest. Your feedback will help us to improve, and we hope you will give us another chance to fully impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. I think there may have been a wedding or a quinceañera in their event space so it was a little louder than normal, but overall a very nice place for a date night.

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

Thank you for the Fogo love! We appreciate the review and hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They did not acknowledge the note about my parents’ anniversary on the reservation. The variety of meats being served was very limited and of that selection, it was barely available. The drink cart was not operating, and the bar was low on supplies so certain drinks could not be made.

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

We are sorry to hear about this experience, as we love celebrating anniversaries with our guests. We will be sharing your comments with our team, and we invite you to return, as we would love the opportunity to make this right. Thank you.

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AlanF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I really wanted to enjoy this restaurant. I took my dad here for his birthday and as much as I wanted it to be a great evening, the waitress was simply not happy to be there. She would reply with an attitude and avoid attending tables at all costs. I was really close to telling her to go home if she didn’t want to be working that night. Not sure if I’ll be coming back

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

We appreciate you sharing your concerns with us and apologize for this experience, Alan, as we always want our guests to leave fully impressed and satisfied. Your feedback is valued, and we hope you will consider giving us another chance in the future. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but the tables are way too crowded. There we barely any room to make it to the restrooms and exit the place without having to step sideways to get past other guest. I would almost say it’s a fire hazard, not to mention during a pandemic it felt pretty uncomfortably close. Lots of guests weren’t even wearing masks near the salad bar. Normally this place is good but I’m not sure if I will be back for a while. It’s expensive and should not be so crowded at these prices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was me and my husband’s 9th wedding anniversary. We had an 8pm reservation and waited nearly an hour to be seated before we gave up and decided to look for another place to eat because we had a sitter at home that couldn’t wait for us all night.

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

We're sorry to hear this recent experience wasn't up to par, as we love celebrating special moments with our guests. We plan on making every effort to ensure future visits are worthy of five stars. Thank you.

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John
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Restaurant. Meet choices were phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Horrible covid measures! Aweful table arrangements, waiters constantly bumping into chairs. They hardly brought neat, and when they did it was dry and overcooked, more like beef jerky. Salad bar was not fresh. They were out of dessert, ice cream and herbal tea bags. Overpriced for poor quality of food, inferior service and personal having their masks below their nose. Even a one star is too much

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

Our guests deserve the best experience at our restaurant and we are disappointed that we fell short during your visit. We value your feedback and hope that you will give us an opportunity in the future to earn your complete satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

There were pieces of meat on the floor all over the restaurant. I saw servers step on it and not clean it after. Very messy place. Very different to the one in sf. Our server said “I have a table of 20 people I have to greet so you have to wait”. I’ve been a server before and I have never done that. Drinks took 25 minutes to get to our table. 2 stars overall

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

Offering excellent service is always our aim, so it's disappointing to read your comments. We will be sure to review this feedback with our team, and we hope you'll give us another chance to better serve you.

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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 3.9 stars by 2630 OpenTable diners.

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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