Fogo de Chao - San Jose

4.1
2557 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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Offers

  • Happy Hour: All Day, Every Day!

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri 4:30 PM - 10:15 PM

    So good, it lasts all day. Enjoy $4 Beers, $6 South American Wines and $8 Brazilian-Inspired Cocktails. Plus, half-price South American bottles of wine under $100.
  • Happy Hour Bites

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Discover what’s next at happy hour with curated bar bites at a special price. Available Monday-Fridays from 4:30-6:30 PM in the bar and patio.

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 2557 people are saying
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vipEWB1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server really impacts the experience. Ours wasn't that great this time. No acknowledgement of special occasion and we rarely saw her. Had to ask manager for the bill.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 2 days ago

Please know that offering exceptional service is extremely important to us, so we are disappointed to read of your experience. Your feedback will help us to improve, and we hope you'll return soon so that we may better meet your expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service are good but this time there are many black flying insects around our brunch table. They even flew into the drink. Waiters said the restaurant tries to remove them but didn't help much. I don't know what type of insects. Not flies

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Deva
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not sure about Fogo de Chao for Thanksgiving Dinner, but our party of 8 had a wonderful time. We were able to sit out on the patio, which was our preference, and it seemed more relaxed than the packed tables inside. Because of the crowds, the salad bar was at times needing replenishing, but that is our only complaint. The Thanksgiving spread was perfect for those that really wanted the traditional fare. Overall, we loved it and this might become a tradition for Thanksgiving.

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Andy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready by Reservation time. After being sat, was immediately being assisted by our Server.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for this review, Andy! We can't wait to have you back in.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Pricy for what you get but food is good. Bathroom at this location was in bad shape

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 5 days ago

It's very disappointing to read your comments about your experience, as our team works hard to ensure our guests receive delicious meals. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention so that this can be addressed. We hope you'll give us another chance to better meet your expectations.

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terejoy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

With Covid, i was very surprised how packed it was. Tables were so closed together that there was hardly room to walk between tables to get to the buffet. We had a table for 2 that was so tight that I had to move every time patrons and servers passed by. It was ridiculous so we had to ask to be moved to another table. The hostess did say that they overbooked that’s why it’s so crowded. I think they broke some covid rules.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 5 days ago

We are sorry to hear about your visit, as we always want our guests to feel safe and comfortable when dining with us. We value your feedback and hope for the chance to restore your confidence in us in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All was good as per usual. One thing missing: the lamb wasn’t served when we were there. I only remembered when we left. Other than that, it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

This was the most ridiculous experience I had in Pandemic. I booked outdoor dining since I had an elderly person with me. I noted in my booking and called to confirm that we are getting outdoor table. Nope. As we arrived, we were told that there’s no available table outdoor and that we had to sit inside. Moreover, they cancelled our booking on Open-table so that we can’t write a review. This is our 2nd visit to Fogo de Chao Santana Row. Every visit, I realized, please don’t go however you are desperate. Go to other location or other restaurants. Fogo de Chao SF was 1000% better and cleaner. Fogo de Chao Santana row was crowded, no vaccine record checking, filthy toilet, and rude. We had to sit indoor and weren’t served until we complained.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 6 days ago

You should always fully enjoy your experience with us, so we are sorry to hear this. Your comfort and satisfaction are important, so it is our hope, that you'll visit us in the future, so we can make things right. Best.

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vipChrisJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an early Thanksgiving. Great food, solid service. Wonderful night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The table waiter was great; however the front hostess was not friendly and not welcoming at all.

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

Please know that what you've described is not in line with our high standards, as we believe in offering polite, respectful service. We will certainly go over this with our team so that future experiences are worthy of five stars.

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GinaMarie
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

For a set price of $65 per person I was greatly disappointed with the service. Our server was not attentive at all and we had to ask a manager to help get wine and refills on our food. He was amazing, professional, and attentive despite the fact that he was not solely responsible for our table.

The salad bar bowls of dressing were all empty, most of the salad bar items were completely picked over and not being restocked on a frequent basis.
The ribeye, filet mignon, Parmesan pork were absolutely excellent. That and the Brazilian cheese bread where the highlights of the experience.

Half of our party is gluten free and it was very disappointing to see all the pen crossed out gluten-free desserts on the menu.

The women’s bathroom was deplorable! Toilet paper all over the floor, two stalls without any seat covers or toilet paper and 100% out of any paper towels and no air drying system. This was my first experience at this restaurant and I have to say for the price we paid for a family of seven, $565, it was not worth the money.

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

It's disappointing that you didn't have the excellent experience our team works so diligently to provide, Gina. We're saddened to read of your dissatisfaction, but we value your feedback, as hearing from our guests helps us to improve. If you should change your mind and decide to return, we will work hard to better meet your expectations.

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KeithM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Got seated quickly, was well fed. Only disappointment was that they were out of the wine I liked.

Servers came around frequently,

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

There were a large number of flies buzzing around our table during the entire dinner.

Salad bar was way below what I expect at a Brazilian rodízio

Until Fogo de Chão gets the fly situation under control we will not be going back

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 3 days ago

Our team is sorry to read about your disappointment. We are always looking to improve for our guests, so we appreciate you visiting and sharing your feedback. Thank you, and we look forward to earning your complete satisfaction.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch experience
Loved the fresh made waffles and omelettes right in front of you
Same great meats as dinner

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you! We're thrilled to hear you had such a great brunch! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very crowded and busy

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded 3 days ago

Our team appreciates you visiting and taking a moment to share your feedback. We'd love to have another chance to achieve your full satisfaction, so we hope you'll consider returning for a five-star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate my birthday

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RicC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meat overload. How much meat can you really eat? It may have gotten a bit pricy. Staff is friendly and service is good though.

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JoannaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Came for my father-in-law's birthday and loved every minute of it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Sever was horrible. Did not service anything!!! Came up only twice!

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 16, 2021

We apologize for this, as you shouldn't feel overlooked when you're dining with us. When you are ready, visit us again, as we know we can do better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Terrible, terrible service ever! Had to wait for more than 30 minutes to be seated even with a reservation. My husband’s dinner arrived about 25 minutes after mine. And the worst part was the waitress. She tossed (literally tossed) the bill at me. I would never go back here again.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 16, 2021

This is unacceptable, as our team should always deliver attentive service. We hope to do right by you in the future, so stop by when you are ready.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I felt like I was at Disneyland in a bad way. I like Disneyland don’t get me wrong but not for a special occasion expensive dining experience. It was loud, bathrooms were disgusting, close call collisions with staff just trying to get to salad bar or bathrooms, crowded seating next to banquet party of 16. Nothing special about the place. I won’t be back. Ever!

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 16, 2021

Your experiences with us should be fabulous, so it's disappointing to hear we left much to be desired. We hope you award us another chance down the line, as we know we can impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The worst experience I had in a restaurant, the food was totally disaster,the guys who walk around with the meat serve you what they want, they were serving me all the fat of the meat and all the worst. Every time I ask them I want it to be well done, they were giving me the bloodiest and most disgusting part of the meat and as you can see in the photo all that meat I did not eat it, the worst experience I have had in my life. I wish I had the courage of the couple next to me, they did complain about the met

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

We never want our guests to describe their experiences with us this way, and we apologize for falling short of your satisfaction. We hope to have another chance to serve you, as making this up to you is important. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and quick. Food tasted delicious and up to our expectations. Nice complimentary birthday dessert. Server made sure we had everything we needed.

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JinS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too crowded. Long waiting time for services. Overrated.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 16, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very crowded at 5 pm. Tables close together. Salad bar messy and not well stocked. Salmon entree never arrived - manager was pleasant and comped a dessert. Chaotic atmosphere with meat carvers everywhere amid the close tables. Rolling bar cart took up too much room. Bartender upsild me a cocktail that ended up costing $17.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 16, 2021

Our vibes are always amazing, so it's disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy it this time around. We hope you visit us again, as we know we can earn your satisfaction.

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Cstat
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

First, the food was delicious and we were fortunate to be a little nearer to the kitchen, so the fabulously prepared meat was always hot.

Our bigger issue was a general staff (of which there seemed a good number).

We had reservations, but were first seated next to the buffet. When we asked to be moved (it was not busy at that time and there were only two of us) those manning the front desk seemed very bothered by the request.

Once we were seated the wait staff were great! The only problem is we had to keep asking for things (forks, water, refill on drinks).

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 16, 2021

This is troubling to hear, as you shouldn't have to repeatedly ask for the items you ordered. We appreciate your remarks, and we hope you award us a second chance in the future.

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GinaN
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Food choices were over the top and excellent customer service. Thank you

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CourageO
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the cuts and selection of meats! Will certainly return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

although made a reservation, but wait for 1.5h

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 16, 2021

We don't take your disappointment lightly, as the satisfaction of our guests means everything to us. Please consider returning, as we would love to have another opportunity to provide you with the unique experience Fogo de Chão is known for. Kind Regards.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Worth my time and money. Especially the Churrasco Experience (I think I spelled it wrong), took my friends out to dinner last night. This is my third time going. Best place to take a date as well. Will definitely come again for special occasions.

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vipLily
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

I told 2 separate employees that we were celebrating birthdays and it still was not acknowledged when they brought the dessert. Disappointing as it was a birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We were sat in the back and Barley anyone came over with the meats.

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 9, 2021

No guest should be forgotten about, no matter where you are seated. We're sorry for keeping you waiting, and we hope this doesn't keep you from awarding us a second chance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

this was my first time here and our server was great about explaining everything. everyone who came to the table with meats was really nice, there was one server who went above and beyond, we specially requested chicken hearts(my boyfriend had a bad experience trying to get them from here before) and he even came by before he brought them out to let us know they were cooking them. after we ate them, he came by again to ask us how they were as it was my first time having a chicken heart. he was super nice and i loved that he checked in with us so frequently. my only complaint is that the bartender working that night was very heavy handed, i ordered two drinks and they had so much alcohol in them that i couldn’t drink them; our server was nice enough to have them remade so they weren’t as strong.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The food was ok, though definitely overpriced. What upset us the most was the 50 min wait, despite the reservations. The hostess told us they always overbook, intentionally. So they have no respect for our time, they assume that if guests get frustrated and leave, there will always be new ones to overcharge and abuse. They didn't even apologize or offer us a free cup of coffee to make us feel better. They just don't care. Well, we're never going back, and hopefully more people will vote with their wallets and take their business elsewhere

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 9, 2021

Our team is saddened that you didn't have a 5-star experience. Please know your satisfaction is important to us, and we hope to have the opportunity to make this right. Thank you.

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JeffreyR
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The place was a mess. The service was bad

Fogo de Chao - San Jose
Responded on November 8, 2021

It's disappointing that you weren't satisfied with your visit, Jeffrey. Our team works hard to make sure our guests have five-star experiences, and we truly hope you'll consider giving us another chance to better meet your expectations in the future.

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EricN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not the first time we have gone to eat here but overall a much better experience a great waiter and delicious food also delicious desserts like molten chocolate cake and a tres leches cake

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JanaCamille
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and service is amazing! I’d say service at this SJ location is even better than their SF & SD locations, especially when doing the full charrasco experience. Will definitely return here!

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sameer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since the pandemic the service level and food quality has consistently been great.

Favorite spot for my wife and I to have a great dinner for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We've been to other Brazilian steakhouses and this one by far has the least variety with their food. We also noted on the reservation it was our first wedding anniversary and that didn't get acknowledged.

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

We strive to provide our guests with a variety of delicious options, and we are sorry for falling below your expectations. We welcome you to return, as we would love another chance to impress you and earn your satisfaction. Thank you.

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RodrigoV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Went primarily for the Fogo Feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew) and was disappointed. While not the focus of the restaurant which is primarily a grill/steakhouse, the dish is a feature of their not-inexpensive Market Table & Feijoada Bar experience ($32.95 per person) and did not live up to the quality at other Fogo de Chão locations. Selection was limited (no couve/collard greens, oranges to be seen nor stewed meat selection of any kind- paio, linguiça, costela, carne seca, etc) and what small amount of was available in the stew itself was of low quality. Nice location and good service from friendly staff did not quite make up for the big miss on the main reason for our visit.

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

Our team is saddened that you didn't have a positive experience, Rodrigo. We always want our guests to love the food they receive, so we're sorry we missed the mark. Your feedback is valued, as we use comments to improve, and we hope you'll consider giving our location another try.

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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 4.1 stars by 2557 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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