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Fogo de Chao

309 E. 3rd St., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
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Ranked #32 of 3,153 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $47
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Trinity Street
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The company I work with has taken us to dinner here for the last two years. I think it gets better every time. The salad bar is great and has things you don't find on salad bars. The meat is what you go for at this place. It is very well cooked and the just keep bring it. The staff... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This really elegant restaurant is perfect for when you are REALLY hungry! Their salad bar is AMAZING, they have as well a whole section of beans, rice, potatoes, mushrooms with garlic and much more. I didn't try the meat because I was already full, but I know that's their main event! I recommend it!

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Leander, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Friendly knowledgeable staff. All servers were willing to help each other out. Food was excellent. Facility is clean and well appointed. Atmosphere was fun and relaxing. I only get the "salad" bar and get over full. The rest of the family/friends always get the whole package and they rave about it. This is a great place for big group as... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My first time and I was impressed! Service was great! Salad bar had different types of dishes which was great. The "salad" bar was fresh and clean. The concept of red light green light was fun! A family of 7 with 3 glasses of wine and 5 desserts......$550 including tip. I would of given a 5, but hostess and servers... More 

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Pleasanton, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Definitely better than the one in San Antonio. I've been to a few fogo de chao in US and I can tell this is a good one. As all the brazilians, we go to a churrascaria to eat steak, but they have a very good salad bar and the other brazilian dishes as the cheese bread, polenta e fried banana... More 

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Houston, Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We first visited this restaurant a year ago and on this second time around, it's still a good eating experience. We were lucky to get in as we didn't make a reservation and Austin was busy because of the F1 event at COTA. Despite it being very busy in the restaurant the service was prompt and the wait staff were... More 

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Call me over analytical. I've been dying to try a Fogo de Chao for a while, so was excited when we were visiting the daughter and SIL and found out they'd made reservations. We were seated promptly at our reservations, and took our time with the salad bar, which, while it was nice, was not anything like what I'd expected... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I felt unwell the day after I ate here, and several of my colleagues who also ate here at different times the same week also reported feeling unwell afterwards. Staff expected you to fit into their way of serving, rather than vice versa, which isn't great if you're there for a business meal.

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Jensen, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We came here with my out-of-town parents, and enjoyed every minute of it! They have a great salad bar to start you off with, offering a variety of different fruits/vegetables as well as pasta/potato salad, beans, rice, some seafood and scalloped potatoes. Be careful not to fill up though, you want to make sure you have plenty of room to... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Exceptional service!!! Exceptional food!! Excellent wine list, even by the glass. Pleasant surroundings. A good overall value (Not cheap, but well worth every penny). Anyone who has ever eaten at a Brazilian restaurant knows that the concept of “all-you-can-eat” is replaced by “much-more-than-anyone-ought-to-eat,” but that the food is so good, you eat it anyway. The food at Fogo de Chao... More 

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Additional Information about Fogo de Chao

Address: 309 E. 3rd St., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512-472-0220
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 47
Cuisine: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse

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