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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

Last seating at 8:00 PM Dec.24, Dec. 25, & Dec.31

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Serving dinner all day Dec. 24 & Dec. 31! Last seating is at 8 pm.

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

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Live Music (8)
Fun (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Romantic (6)
Casual (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was good. Seemed we waited a long time for the actual meats. I have a pretty small appetite. Left there satisfied but would have liked to try a few more. We really just gave up waiting. Our server was good with getting drinks so that helped but overall, Ive been to better restaurants of this style.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Due to conflicting schedules, we had to do an early Mother's Day celebration. It was a hit! Great food and service that can't be beat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The ingredients: at best just mediocre. Preparation food: the same. NOT authentic Brazilian

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 (London)·Dined on April 22, 2017

A good place for special occasions

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great service, great food. Will be back again & again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I called to confirm there would be Samba dances on that Saturday night a few hours before our appointment time and the answer was YES! We would for sure to see the performance since our appointment was 7 pm. However, we were disappointed to be advised there was no samba dances on that night "after" we were seated. We felt mis-led.

Fortunately, there was a live piano performance by Keyslayer to make us feel happy again. Keyslayer is a wonderful piano player. We enjoyed his music a lot by sitting next to the piano. We also enjoyed how the waiters and waitresses come around the table to sing the happy birthday song in Portuguese.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great Brazilian food served by cute, fun waiters. Excellent Chimichurri, meats, including a surprisingly delicious baked salmon. Numerous good side dishes like round cheese bread balls, quinoa salad, and my favorite -- banana frita.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Everything was delicious. People were awesome. Service is always great here.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Best Brazilian BBQ in the town. They deserve 5-star on all the criteria.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Servers are great. Do r be afraid to ask for something particular to be brought out. They will bring the cut of meat you ask for. $$$ but if you like meat, its worth it. They have split king crab legs also. I visit 2-3 per year to gorge myself. I will be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Food and staff were on point.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The restaurant was amazing!!! Excellent food service! Too professional !!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The consistency of awesome food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Excellent food and value for lunch. $24.95 lunch gets you 9 different kinds of Brazilian barbecue meats in addition to the very varied buffet salads, potatoes, pastas and desserts. Very nice atmosphere. Be sure to bring a hearty appetite!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Awesome food - great atmosphere and value. Staff very attentive with our large group

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Our experience at Rei do Gado was great. We had a reservation at 8, on Valentines Day, so we had to wait a few minutes but I think that is standard on a holiday. Once you're in you can just start eating which is perfect for my boyfriend. All of the food was excellent and consistent. The staff was helpful if/when we asked for anything.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Awsome! Anytime I am in San Diego....I'm going to go!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was decent and the service was nice. I can definitely say that about the place. The ambiance, however, wasn't appealing at all. The place is straight out of the 80's and doesn't appear to have changed since then. Green rope lights were strung along the wall with half of the lights burned out. The tables and chairs were old and worn, as was the carpet. There was a terrible body-odor near the kitchen that never really went away.

Check out the Brazilian steakhouse on 6th and G (?) for a better dining experience. I'm sorry, Rei do Gado. You just need to renovate the restaurant a bit. :-/

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I was a bit disappointed to be honest. My husband and I went to celebrate our Valentine's evening. There were alot of people so it was really a tight squeeze. The best part was the all you can eat crab and shrimp! The meat was a little to greasy and few and far between, it took quite a bit of time between the cuts that were brought to our table. The service was a tad slow. Our meal was quite expensive after all was said and done. The brazilian cocktail was good. The place seems popular, so try it for yourself.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Excellent seasoning on the different meats. Great salad and sides bars. Definitely a way to visit Brazil while in San Diego

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The service was amazing. I am not a big red meat eater so I enjoyed the salad and seafood bar while my boyfriend had his fill of meat. We had a great time watching all of the entertainment. Definitely recommended

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2017

My family went to Rei do Gado for lunch and it is our first time there. We were all impressed by how fast the meat is served and how tasty the food are. Salad bar has a large selection. Cute singer with live performance :-)

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Been coming here for years, continues to be one of my favorite places to dine in San Diego!

Tags: Fun, Outstanding Value
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The meat was good but the service was a little slow.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2017

It is a lot of food. Get ready to eat amazing steak. The sides were excellent, I wish the person making the cachaza drinks would recommended it earlier. Excellent service, helpful staff.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2017

My visit was during San Diego Restaurant Week and the restaurant was very crowed. The food was good but my table was not in a great location in the restaurant. The meat was very great but I think that in a normal day there was more variety of meat a the same time. I had to wait more for eat the meat that I most like.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Like always food is the best. Only issue was server was very occupied went over 30 minutes without a drink :(

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Nice restaurant with good food. It is a little tight on space around the salad bar. We loved the patio seating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Try it for youself you will not be disappointed....Meats are cooked to perfection.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Reservations for late lunch on Friday, seated immediately. Very nice atmosphere, friendly, helpful wait staff. Excellent salad bar and meat assortment. Meats were presented in typical Brazilian steakhouse style. Extremely fragrant and tasty. We plan to eat here again.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Great value for Restaurant Week, although the meat servers seemed to take a while to get to our table. Need to improve on valet service, I waited about 45 minutes to get my car.

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2017

We had reservations for 8:30pm not knowing they closed at 10pm and was only able to have maybe 7 meats out of the 30 that were supposed to be available but all in all the food was great and they have a good selection at the salad bar

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2017

We have eaten here before. To call the salad bar a salad bar is so not descriptive. Yes there is salad, but shrimp, crab legs, mussels, various hot foods...Wonderful!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Overall, our experience at Rei Do Gado was amazing. Before coming here, I had a really bad experience with Brazilian BBQ; luckily, Rei Do Gado made up for that. The meat was juicy and very flavorful. We did go for restaurant Week, but we were charged the full lunch special price, which we weren't that happy about, but the service, food quality, and experience made up for that. Would definitely recommend trying Brazilian BBQ here over any other place!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Came for restaurant week - was glad to see an actual Brazillian staff. They were so accommodating and friendly. I think many Americans expect to have meat up to their ears but I thought the service, portions and delivery were perfect. Very authentic - will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2017

They always run out of cheesebread but the waiter was nice enough to brought us some whenever it was available. A bit inconvenience when sitting outdoor. You don't get meat ppl come out as often. But still a great brunch

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Came here for San Diego Restaurant Week Lunch. All the meat selections we were offered were DELICIOUS. I'd come here again on a regular, non-special priced day.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vegan, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2017

We love Rei. However, yesterday was the first day of restaurant week. This meant Rei was a big, chaotic mess due to the amazing lunch price. Amazingly after a 10 min wait after our 115 reservation, we were able to be seated. It was cramped because of all the people. The food quality was amazing and we loved our waiter. The only issue we had was around those folks bringing the meat around. They

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