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Fogo de Chao

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Avenue Reporter Nestor Moreira - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-210, Brazil
+55 21 2542-1545
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent food and meat. i like it very much the best restaurant in Rio. nuce view and amazing food .

Thank Niv A
Lima, Peru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As if the excellent Picanha, Brazil's famous meat cut is not by itself reason enough, the salad table is outstanding, the dried tomatoes with pieces of Parmesan cheese was outstanding

Thank Achongc
Lyon, France
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good dinner. Meat was just well cooked. What a pleasure. This restaurant is a type of Brazilian Rodizio. Buffet was just perfect. My advise is to take time and accept only the meat you love. You have a wonderful view of sugar Loaf and botafogo marina. Price is expensive but the restaurant deserve to be visited. I recommend it.

Thank jean-pierre F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is quiet of the sea, with an idea that you are in a yacht club.with one visit does not have time to try all differently meat parts have.the service was fantastic

Thank Marvaki
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place with colleagues. The meat was all well prepared but they come to your table at an incredible high pace so a fair chance you eat a lot in a very short timeframe. They also have a cold buffet but it's really all about the meat.

Thank Hein O
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love meat and like it done in style this is the place to go. We went late mid week and the restaurant was quite but that did not stop the continual supply of quality steaks, I had at least 10 different cuts. It is a little expensive but definitely worth the visit and it also has a good... More 

Thank dougiek31
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brazilian steak houses or churrascarias have sprung up around the world and are a fun place for a group who like meat to have a variety of food. The meat is different than a North American churrascaria as it is more heavily spice (more salt) and this is unexpected. Thankfully cold beer is in plenty supply and can wash that... More 

Thank Westerner222
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going to FdC for several years, off and on. Lately the food quality really seems to have dropped significantly. I guess with the demise of Porcao, competition has waned. The salad bar was pretty unappetizing. Most of the lettuce was wilted (at 8:30 on a Saturday night). The beef was salty as usual but some was quite under-cooked... More 

Thank MutsuiJackarama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place , good people. The food is amazing, all the time the waiters give you different kinds of meat. There is a salad station, amazing with lots of variety. Its a must

Thank gerjrh
Vienna, Austria
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cool restaurant that offers different sorts of meat that is cut directly at your table. Side dishes you can choose by yourself as it is served in a form of buffet. Showing green or red side of the card you get, waitress knows if you want more meat or not. They have very friendly people working there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Reporter Nestor Moreira - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-210, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Botafogo
  • Neighbourhood: Botafogo
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2542-1545

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Staying in Botafogo

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In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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