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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.

939 Fourth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Broadway and 4th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 702-8464

Website:
http://www.reidogado.net/

Entertainment:
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.

Parking Details:
Valet service available daily from 11am.

Public Transit:
A trolley station is located on B street.
A bus stop is right across from Rei Do Gado.

Executive Chef:
Lucas

Additional:
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

Private Dining

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

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for a Date (13)
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Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Live Music (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Fun (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Romantic (7)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Casual, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Live Music, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Good food and great service. A bit pricy, but the ambiance on the patio made it worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food not as good as it used to be. Meat wasnt as tender. Lamb wasnt as good

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was great. Wish they would bring out more food to the buffet as its getting low.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was not a pleasing experience, the meat was very good but the overall service was poor, very loud. My husband & I felt like for the price we pay it should have been a lot more delightful of an experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

the salad bar was good but therein speciality that is the meat was horrible, attested too smoky and all the different cuts were almost the same. Very expensive for the quality you get. Wouldn't go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was fast and wonderful at first, but about halfway thru, it began to slow, and the last half of the meal we had to ask for anything we wanted, some of which we never received. But the staff was very friendly, and the food was delicious.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Just a bit of nitpicking but... The music was a bit chaotic as there were two different sources of music at the same time. The ciabatta and cheese bread weren’t labeled properly.

Overall, the food and service were good. Would recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Food, drinks and ambience can't be beat.

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We came for the Restaurant Week, everything was wonderful. Great staff, fresh tasty food. Will return very soon!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I would prefer this place over Fogo De Chao because they have KING crab legs on their buffet!!!! Fogo De Chao does not.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Live Music, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

One of my girlfriends has never experienced eating here. So since it was SDRW, we decided to go! It was such a relaxing time, with delicious food ( also the variety), and the awesome service!!! Most of all, we’d like to thank Fernando aka Beni for our wonderful evening! We will definitely come back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We went there this time because of the restaurant week in San Diego. However, we were not realize the price for lunch had been increased to $30 from $20 last year. And they won't allow us to choose the regular lunch special for $24.95. Although the $30 includes the drink and premium meat, but they should let us know earlier from the website or at the front door. Although the food was good undoubtedly, this was just an unpleasant experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Thank you for the amazing service! I enjoy dining here for every occasion.
Also, the Caipirinha is my favorite drink; thank you for recommending it- I get it every time I dine here!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Live Music, Romantic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had to ask for water twice. Servers that were bringing meat around were friendly.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Awesome as always! Great food and terrific service!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This place is fantastic! The food , service and salad bar is off the charts! Service is great! The salad bar is way more than a salad bar! It's a little pricey but for what you get it's definitely worth it! The meat selection is amazing and cooked perfectly! This place is similar to fogo but way more casual and fun! They had a beautiful Brazilian dancer dressed like she was in the parade at carnival!! This is a most go to restaurant!! So good and so much fun!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Only fair. This restaurant seems like it has seen better days

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The dinner buffet of salads, salmon dishes and vegetables was extensive and very tasty. After that, many meat entrees were delivered to the table continuously by various servers. Great service and food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Me and my family like this restaurant very much! The service is good and our server was excelent. The quality of the food is very good and the system if alot of fun! I really recomend it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great place for dinner. So much better than Fogo, food was excellent along with the service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Amazing quality of food. Extremely attentive staff. I absolutely love this so much, i have introduced ten others to this place. I live in Orange county and drive up to this place at least once a month. My boyfriend came up from Hawaii and said the one thing he wanted to do was grab dinner from Reo Do Gado.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Favorite was the ribeye, all meats were good, we like rare but towards the later evening things seemed more Medium. Another very good meal overall.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We've been to the restaurant before but this time we went to try on the wagyu skirt steak that they are serving this month, July, only. I tried the wagyu at the sushi place before and it was sooooo tender. This wagyu skirt steak flavor was good but we both thought it was just as tender as a normal skirt steak with some part over cooked. I am wondering if it was wagyu skirt steak that they were serving. Overall it was good but I wasn't impressed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Amazing food selection, friendly helpful staff, great location. Unhurried. We had a 4 hour lunch, and never felt pressured to hurry up or leave. Wonderful experience. We will be frequent customers.

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Poor service in the past I visited this restaurant and the service was very good but know it is not recomendable,

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We like our meat well done while others enjoy medium rare ...to each his own... and no judgement should be placed. But when we have to sit and wait, and wait, and wait for our meat and cubes and chunks of charred and burned meat is brought to our table, we think, "are you serious right now?". I don't enjoy the taste of blood in my mouth and that doesn't mean I enjoy the taste of ash either. I should have the right to my own preference, without being mocked, especially when I'm paying for it.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Everything was wonderful, except for all the aggressive annoying flying gnats around us, our food, and glasses. This is why I marked Ambience low. The food was phenomenal! The salad bar was incredible. My husband and I enjoyed our visit to San Diego and this restaurant- minus the many gnats!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Wonderful food, excellent service,& attentive staff. An evening dining location that you can count on for leisurely business, family, or group dining. Foods for every diet or taste

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Rei do Gado offers two types of lunch specials with two different price points. However, they do not have a system to differentiate which type of lunch special each table has which makes it confusing for the diner as to why he/she is being passed up.

The food itself is pretty good, the dining room and the salad bar could use some updates. As for the service itself, my friend and I were greeted by the server and told that "she would be right back" as we watched her serve other tables including one right behind us. The service was at best, sub-par and I would highly recommend going to another Brazilian Steakhouse located several blocks down where the service and food is way better.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We love coming here and lunch is perfect! The staff are friendly and the food is SPECTACULAR. There was a couple of two sitting next to use that was here for the THIRD straight day. Anyways, short ribs is a must!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 22, 2017

This is the best Brazilian Steakhouse I've ever been to! The salad bar alone was phenomenal! We will definitely come back next time we're in town!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Nice place to have some good cuts of meat. The sides can be better but the cuts of meats is the highlight of this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food!! Love the variety of cooked meats and the salad bar was good too.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Everything about this restaurant and service was great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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