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About Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse
The churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives it a taste unmatched by any other. Guests of Rei do Gado will encounter an unlimited buffet of typical dishes and salads. We also have live entertainment every night and samba dancers on Fri & Sat.
San Diego, CA 92101
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American
Hours of Operation:
*Lunch Special* Mon - Fri, 11am - 2pm
Lunch: Daily 11am - 4pm
Dinner: Sun - Thurs, 4pm - 10pm & Fri - Sat, 4pm - 11pm
Last seating at 8:00 PM Dec.24, Dec. 25, & Dec.31
Broadway and 4th Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse is the perfect setting for private dinners, receptions, business meetings, birthday party, rehearsal dinners or just a great party. We have live entertainment every night and samba dancers on Fri & Sat. Also, karaoke is available for private & group parties.
Valet service available daily from 11am.
A trolley station is located on B street.
A bus stop is right across from Rei Do Gado.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Serving dinner all day Dec. 24 & Dec. 31! Last seating is at 8 pm.
We have two beautiful dining area each can accommodate up to 250 people, fully A/V equipped with screens and piano bar. Semi/Private room is also available for up to 25 people.
Group packages are available with drinks & dessert option.
Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
I love coming to this place but if they put you in the other room where you’re tuck in, they tend to forget about you and don’t get the meat as often. Especially when there’s 5 of us, the meat would run out before it can get to our table. Definitely not worth $55 that night!
There are a number of issues.
1. The meat was supposed to be 20 kinds. I counted 10 for a sunday night dinner.
2. The waiters don't know how to cut meat. They cut how they want, where ever they want. And they move fast ( which is partially good in efficency but bad when doing the wrong thing). They cut rare meat to who takes more cooked. They cut well done meat who likes rare. Basically they don't care at all. They just want to finish their round quickly.
3. The meat itself is just fair quality. The meat we have and service at Texas de Brazil is way much better then this place. At texas de Brazil, waiters make sure you get the cut you want instead of just dumping a cut of meat on your plate. Custmers happy, and less waste due to not like the cut. I saw the couple on the table beside us were pushing meat they don't like on the side. It's a lose lose situation here.
Our waiter Max was attentive and checked on us often throughout our meal. He made sure our drinks & water glasses were always filled and changed out our plates as needed. Max provided excellent customer service & even remembered me from a previous visit to the restaurant. Also, Max ensured my parking validation was taken care of and had the valet bring my car around as we paid our bill. It is always a pleasure to dine at Rei de Gado every time I dine here. Thank you Max for providing me with an exceptional dining experience! I look forward to returning again.
We dined here for San Diego Restaurant Week. When I made the reservation, the menu (for restaurant week) said they have 20 cuts of meat to offer. In reality they only had 5 cuts!!! Extremely disappointed in Rei Do Gato!!!
We wen't during Restaurant Week on Jan 21 with a reservation in the afternoon. We we're there and checked in 30 minutes early to ensure that we can get seated on time. The two female at the front door that check reservations and walk in we're not courteous when asked the status of our table, they get irritated when asked and forget that you are still waiting for your table. One of them has even said that she is so STRESSED. I don't think she is qualified to work on this customer service base job. She easily give customers an attitude. Once seated, the table that they told us that is ready is NOT READY. Still missing utensils and napkins. The waiter takes a while to get your order. It took twice to remind the waiter if we can get a drink, and I think since
the waiter is not assigned to our table, he just forgot about it . We have to asked again, and
probably he has to ask the waiter assigned to our table to serve us and then we get our drink. Not sure if the management has failed to realize that this is a busy day and there's not enough waiter OR maybe there's something wrong with the waiter serving us. YOU CAN SEE THE WAITERS are not smiling, they might be tired already???? We have selected also the $30 SDRW menu that suppose to get at least 15 different meats, I have counted and there's only around 6 different meat they serving.I think we should have been charged for the $20 SDRW menu.
This is an all round great Brazilian restaurant. The service is great and freindly. Meats are very good and there’s a big selection on the salad bar too. I have eaten here several time on business and it’s on my any my coworkers preferred list. Feels unique and warm without being cramped.
The idea of having a taste of a variety of different meats including chicken, pork, lamb, and various types of beef cuts is spectacular. The taste, flavors, and variety of meats is fanatic. We also had a non-meat eater with us that really enjoyed the salad bar which is extensive and delicious and about $15 less than the full dining experience. Great place to go with friendly staff and authentic service.
We came here on a Saturday night which was expected to be busy. The girl couldnt find our reservation even though I gave her our confirmation number for our anniversary date. I am giving them 5 stars for service because they were able to seat us right away and were attentive during the course of our dining. I love the variety of meats with the Picanha being my favorite. I wish I was able to try the bacon wrapped steak, but no one ever came around. Bring an empty stomach and a fat wallet! I recommend you try this place at least once if you haven't already done so. So worth it!
We frequent Rei do Gado at least 2-3 times a year. We live in North County so the commute is worth every minute in traffic and slow trek back after the great dining experience. Very accommodating for our group, which included a sleeping baby. Servers and sword bearers are always in good spirits and ready to answer any question. Even when it's about the language or other servers members of our party admirer (secretly). Best place for any occasion. Best place for good food. Best place period.
At best, this place was "ok." Took about 15 minutes to see a waiter before getting water. Once the food came it just wasn't anything special. When it came to turning in the check,you were had to wait over 15 minutes and then walked the check in ourselves. For a Brazilian steakhouse you'd be better off with Texas de Brazil or Fogo de Chai.
The food was great. Service was great for the first 2 hours, then the waiter abandoned us and left large piles of dirty plates on the table for 40 minutes. When I mentioned this he told me that he was doing his best, and didn't offer an apology. The restaurant, for their anniversary, gave us $5 off the main dinner cost plus a free glass of house wine or dessert per person, and gave us 2 desserts on request that weren't part of this program, which was very nice.
This is a special occasion place. It was great for an extended family get together. The meat, grilled on swords and brought out hot to the table for serving, was quite tasty - all dozen or so varieties. When we asked for something we hadn't seen yet, specifically beef hearts and lamb chops, they appeared within 10 minutes, freshly made for us. Bring your money...and enjoy!
We have been to a number of Brazillian Steakhouses, and really love the concept. The atmosphere here was very nice, especially if you get one of their outdoor tables with a firepit in the middle. The setting was great for a date night, and also would be great for groups.
However, we were not super impressed with the cuts of meat. They often were either very fatty, or overcooked. We prefer meat at around medium rare, which I understand is hard to do when trying to please a large crowd. However, we both thought many of the meat offerings were fairly tough. I am not sure if this was because they were overcooked, or if it is just the types of meat they were using. Even what they said was the Filet Mignon, which was the right color pink, was tough. Overall, I'm glad we tried this, but we will probably not be back to this particular Brazillian Steakhouse.
We enjoyed the selection/variety and quality of the food. My husband loved stealing half of my yummy blueberry mojito. He was very happy with the seafood choices right off the bat before we even got to the grilled meats: the crab legs & mussels, esp. I loved the salad bar choices, too; there was quite an interesting mix! Our fave meats: garlic steak, tri-tip & filet mignon. Interestingly, the desserts were from 85 Degrees (Korean) bakery, but since I love that place anyway, it was a win with my choice of the chocolate pearl to finish the meal. The servers/busboys were all friendly, efficient & checked on us frequently.
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