Fogo de Chao - San Jose
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Imported prosciutto, calabrese salami, toscana salami, parma ham leg (prosciutto de parma from parma, italy) and spanish chorizo.
Chilean Sea Bass
Topped with papaya vinaigrette. Served with grilled asparagus
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Mom will love Mother’s Day at Fogo®. Join us for Brunch (11am - 2pm) or Dinner (2pm - 9pm) & Mom receives a $25 Dining Card. Dinner price all day. As always the Fogo Churrasco Experience for Children 6 & under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. To-Go package is also available.
It was cold inside.
Table was tippy, steaks were tuff, waiter yelled at me loudly because I couldn't understand his slurred english. 3 people and the bill was $275 without any drinks. Poor value.
Meat was fairly good. Need more options for sides without going to the salad bar. It isn't the most comfortable solution because of COVID times! Sat inside and was still very cold, heat would have been nice!
Easter Sunday. Nice late afternoon lunch at Santana Row.
Went for Easter, had a great time.
Service was great! Seated on time and the restaurant was quite busy.
Quality of food not as good as as I remember from several years ago. Honestly, even at medium-rare, the filet mignon was tough and lacked flavors.
Will give it another try- maybe another location. But at $85/person including tip- yet no alcohol and one shared dessert- I hope it impresses- or will look at another option.
The food was not as good. The service also was not good. It was unfortunate since we go there often and loved it.
We're sorry we fell short of your expectations this time around. Please don't allow this to keep you from another visit, as we know we can deliver you the experience you know and love.
It was a great experience and the service was excellent. Thank you for making my friends birthday a special one.
Everything was amazing just wished they wouldn’t put to much attention into seeing who eats what.
Thank you for the review! We're so happy to read you enjoyed. Hope to serve you again!
The four of us all had a delicious meal. We were celebrating a life event and it was a great place to do that. We sat outside since it was a beautiful evening (and because of COVID). The noise from the street was pretty loud, but through no fault of the restaurant. All in all, a great evening.
They don’t have good Covid protocols and it felt pretty unsafe. The place was packed and the people being the meat up so close to you can can breath on it so it was very offsetting. The meat wasn’t as delicious as I thought and the overall visit was just ok. I wouldn’t come here again.
You should never feel unsafe with us, so this is troubling to hear. Please know, our team is following all of the mandated guidelines, and we hope to make this right in the future.
Good food and good drinks
Nice place to have lunch or dinner but too pricey.
I have had tons of Brazilian steak houses and love the food. But this is the first time that i am left disappointed. The food was not great to say the least. The meat wasn’t tasty and the waiters weren’t coming often with meat to our table. Horrible experience. Very disappointed.
It's troubling to hear we were the ones to leave you with a disappointing experience, as your opinion of us means the world. When you are ready, please award us a second chance.
Overall a horrible experience first time here definitely not what I expected the service was poor unorganized. I don’t know what it was but the servers refuse to acknowledge the women of our group to the point where us women would tell the men of our group to order our drinks in order to get them in a timely matter that was very odd never had to do that before. Ordered an appetizer the seafood platter came out after we ate our food. And then the warm butter and lemon for the seafood platter didn’t come out for 20 minutes after we’ve been served the appetizer that came after our meal. I was told before hand that they would hold our birthday cake in the fridge until we were ready for it our birthday cake sat on a table the entire time unrefrigerated. The meat portions was served in fatty cuts not the tableservice that I was expecting the chicken breast was good there was no complaints there but overall the food was trash. Since we were celebrating a birthday we just made the best of it I highly do not recommend this restaurant let alone return! I was told of another Brazilian steakhouse in San Mateo I should’ve did my research and went there!
They have same prices as before Covid but quality and service are down
Quality and service should still be as wonderful as you remember it, Patrice. We apologize for this, and we hope you visit us again.
Jose made our party felt like we were home!
Food and Service was Amazing!!
We will definitely be back!
We had a terrific waiter, Robert. He was attentive and made the experience fantastic. He was great at offering a delicious wine recommendation and guiding us through the experience.
We are so happy to hear this, as your experiences with us should always be so wonderful. We hope your next visit is worthy of your 5-stars.
The meat was all cut into chunks and brought out to the customers. It made the experience inauthentic and messy because they would have all the different beef temperatures mixed, and the server would have to go digging for your selection.
The reason you go to a Brazilian steak house is for off the slab meat that is freshly cut at your table. Picahna is meant to be sliced thin to be enjoyed, not cut into big chunks.
We apologize for not meeting your expectations, as our team has had to make some changes due to these unprecedented times. We'll be sure to keep this in mind, as we hope to welcome you back down the line.
Not sure of the reason that all the food came out on plates and not skewers but I assume it was due to Covid. It seemed really crowded that was a little unconfutable. My wife's salmon came out way over cooked that it had a rubbery texture to it. We saw another salmon go back as well. Not sure if it was bad fish or just over cooked fish. The manager made it right so we have no complaints about that.
Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate you bringing your concerns to our manager while you were here so we could make things right, and we hope you'll be back again soon for a five-star experience.
Pandemic still has traffic down. Not as full as it used to be.
Used to frequent Fo Go and this might be the last time we are dining here. We understand that there’s new adjustments due to Covid but let me just list the main complaints.
1. We had to ask many times if we can get rounds of meat. We should have to wait 10-15mins for meat.
2. Despite numerous attempts to get the right degree of doneness of the meat, they failed to deliver.
3. The restaurant is freezing. Bring a winter coat or snow jacket.
Overall, it was a disappointment. Not worth the $600 we spent there.
We ended up going to a hot pot place nearby. :)
This is terrible to hear, as we never want you to stay away. Thank you for your feedback, and please award us a second chance down the line.
I had booked for a birthday party but apparently the staff didn't see the message and had nothing special planned for the event.
anyway, the service was impeccable and the food was pretty good, even if, covid obliges, the meat was already precut and presented in dishes instead of on the spit as before
Great birthday lunch
Great happy hour menu and prices. Staff was great: professional yet personable. Indoor dining was available but we chose to sit outside in their front covered patio. Heat lamps available if weather is cold.
WARNING: They did not honor my $20 Opentable Certificate. Do not try to redeem certificates here.
We were there to celebrate my sons birthday. It stared out nice and we were excited to have a good family time til we felt like we weren’t getting any help. My husband had to constantly get up and ask for things because no one was coming to our table. There was only one other family next to us and they had the server’s coming all the time to offer meat and then skip our table. The seating area was terrible, the staff was not friendly at all. We could barely get a smile out of one. The drinks were half way filled with lots of ice. It was not worth it. Not that any waiter would even come offer another drink. It’s really too bad because the food was excellent.
It's disheartening to read these remarks, as your son's birthday should've been fantastic. We hope you choose to visit us in the future.
It was disappointing that my guests didn’t really experience the true environment of catering the food the normal or traditional way because of covid situation but there’s this 1 service person reaching over our table providing meal to my guests rather than going around the table and service closer to the individual or guests... and his uniform was looking dirty, like he didn’t wash his vest, it has several white spots and smears on it.
The Caesars salad wasn’t freshly done, it’s all smoosh-y soaked with dressings, it wasn’t appealing at all.
We requested a fresh one and it came back the same appearances. Even our service waiter says it’s freshly done, I disagreed because it was the same characters of the lettuce soaked up dressing!
We were charged the same buffet price per person and I don’t believe that’s fair given the situation and poor service
I had to apologize for my 2 guests that I spoke highly of my past experiences dining there, I even celebrated my birthday there a 3 years ago...
It’s very disappointing experience
Your experiences should never be disappointing, as your time with us should always fun and enjoyable. We hope you choose to award us a second chance.
Amazing food! Great service
Overall the food was good and it was an interesting experience to have different meats brought around to our table thru our time there. They were out of a few staples like Onions and Mushrooms so that was disappointing. Also it was a special occasion that I did put in our reservation and it was not mentioned at all during our time there. We had dessert elsewhere.
Lysa, thank you for your feedback, as our team always welcomes how to improve for you. We'll be sure to keep an eye out for any special occasion in the future.
We have been to Fogo many times, both to this location and others. This has been by far the most disappointing.
Let me say, this is the first time we’ve been to fogo during Covid - and we took this into consideration. But the stresses of Covid to not excuse the issues.
Food was coming around with good frequency. But none of the food warm warm, and lacked flavor greatly. I asked for some feijado, and after about 45 minutes I asked for it again as it never arrived. Once it did arrive, it was cold and not edible. Needless to say, for what I spent on this meal for 3, and after all the times we’ve eaten at Fogo we will not be returning.
Justin, we're disappointed to hear this, as we never want to let our guest's down. Please don't allow this to keep you from awarding us a second chance in the future.
Food was ok, but definitely not worth the price. Service was great!
While we appreciate you mentioning that you received great service, we're saddened that you weren't fully satisfied with your visit. We hope you'll be back, as we'd love to have another chance to impress you.
My reservation was set close to closing time so a few options such as the soup and certain veggies were unavailable but the manager and servers did everything they could to accommodate me. The manager even was nice enough to give us desserts on the house towards the end of our meal! Good amount of seating outdoor, outdoor heaters were provided so overall had a positive dining experience. Will definitely visit again if in the area!
My fiancé and I went for her birthday and it was delicious!
Service was great. Staff was really friendly. It was patio seating so I did expect it to be a little closer but there were plenty of heaters.
Enjoyed the food, especially the chilled lobster and shrimp appetizer.
The down side: all of our dishes came out at different times, so we weren’t able to actually enjoy dinner together (party of 4, 4 different plate orders). Also, the “experience” options were only by request, not table side options, except for the side-dishes. Not really worth the price.
All of your dishes should be served at approximately the same time, so it's disappointing to hear you were served at different times. We hope you next visit is much better.
Honestly, it wasn’t the best experience. To think what would’ve been an amazing experience to congratulate my significant other with his work promotion, it was very sub par and not what I expected compared to going to other Brazilian Steakhouses.
We paid for the whole experience and it was as though we only had 3 different kind of meats the whole time we were there. We would also ask for certain items, in which would never come out. There were also more than one server that would pass our table as though we weren’t there and totally did not offer us any meats.
I don’t know what else to say but definitely didn’t meet the expectations we had.
We are sorry to hear that your service wasn't as attentive as it should've been, as you and your significant other deserve the unique Fogo de Chão experience. Please don't allow this to deter you both from visiting us in the future.
I understand we are in a pandemic an outdoor seating is limited. But we were seated by the back door in a very awkward spot in a skinny aisle where people and servers were coming in an out constantly bumping our shoulders. We couldn’t even enjoy our meal not only that nobody came to check on us to see if we wanted any side dishes that would usually be at the buffet stand. The fogo experience menu was very limited then it was before covid. I've been to the San Francisco location and it was a much better experience. My drink that I ordered was not available so I replaced it with a margarita instead but they still tried to charge me for both drinks and when I told another server to take it off our check, since our server never came back to check on us, they had the nerve to ask me if I was sure I didn’t get my drink. Wow just wow, I will never come back to the Santana Row location.
Cherrie, we're disappointed to hear your latest experience fell short of your expectations, as you should always leave happy. We truly hope you choose to visit us down the line.
Too pricey$$$$ for the amount and type of food they are serving!
This is concerning to hear, as you should always leave satisfied and full. Our team hopes you allow another chance to earn your satisfaction, so please visit us down the line.
Overpriced!! I have eaten in much better places at a better price, food is ok.
Mike, we can assure you, our pricing is in line with the high-quality cuts we offer. Please return in the future, as we know we can make this right.
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 4.3 stars by 2293 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.