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“Exceeded all Expectations” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
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Ranked #13 of 4,589 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: River Walk
Description: Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, FogoR began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
Richland, W
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28 reviews
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“Exceeded all Expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

You gotta love a restaurant that has a big glass window at the front with fire and cooking meat!

Service was EXCELLENT! Friendly, helpful, full of explanations on everything for cocktails, sides and preparation techniques.

Personally, being swarmed by men bearing swords of meat is an amazing thing! You flip your little coaster to green and they appear out of nowhere offering up amazingly prepared food. They were on the ball! Additionally, the bus boys were always attentive to help with clearing, clean-up, and water. We were asked several times how we were enjoying our meal, and even had a stop by to see if we had missed anything or needed anyone specifically sent back for second (or third) helpings!

I died a little bit on the inside over both the Rib Eye and the Parmesan crusted pork! They were amazing!

I was impressed with the selection at the salad bar, and cute little Angel all ready to assist you ( and right on the ball to get more cheese when they run out!)

I will definitely be back!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Madisonville, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mmm mmm good.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Had a dinner in one of the private rooms, the meal was absolutely amazing. Food was carved for you, onto your plate....be sure to let the server know the temperature you desire. Go for the tres leches cake it is amazing.

Visited July 2014
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Richland, Washington
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Carnivors Unite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

This restaurant was a meat lovers dream. Men walking around bringing all kinds and cuts of meat on a sword, which they slice at your table. A little heaven. They all had time to explain what their cut was and without exception, every single one was better than the last. Not a so-so meat in the crowd. Buffet for starters and sides was tasty and not your average buffet. Great cheeses and thin cut appetizer meats, as well as several salads of every kind imaginable. Go hungry, you will not regret it.

Visited July 2014
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Food and Drink”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Excellent food, service and drink as always. Must try a caiparina - very nice Brazilian drink, but you probably don't want more then 2. Salad bar is excellent - just don't stuff yourself. Overall great, just a little pricey. Better come here hungry.

Visited July 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Pricey, but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Was in town for my husband's Air Force BMT graduation. It is pretty much a fancy buffet. Food is definitely great, not the best, but above par. I would gladly return, but at the price point I am likely to try another venue given that I am not a local to San Antonio, although there is one in my hometown so I may end up back there, but at my local location. They say don't fill up on the salad bar, because you will be stuffed with all the variety of meats, there were however a few choices I was just not impressed with, oh well, can't please everyone all the time.

Visited May 2014
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