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Fogo de Chao

#58 of 2,942 Restaurants in Austin
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Downtown
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309 E. 3rd St., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78701 (Trinity Street)
+1 512-472-0220
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian...
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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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eat till you bust and love it!!

Fogo is a classic South American "Meat Palace" If you are looking for lite fare and are not a carnivore, look elsewhere!! If on the other hand, you love good fire-roasted meats, an outstanding salad bar with loads of unusual items, look no further. Excellent service, "City" prices, and good adult... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I took my daughter and her husband for a special birthday dinner last Saturday. The salad buffet had nothing on it that the most inept sous-chef couldn't have sliced and arranged on a platter. The meat was OK, but not particularly juicy and most of it was so heavily salted that the real flavor of the meat was disguised. The... More 

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

It's kind if a unique, fun concept, but like most chains, suffers from a little bit of a generic and cheesy feel. Our food was tasty, but not otherworldly. For $50 a person, I could get a much better ribeye steak meal somewhere else.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fogo is a classic South American "Meat Palace" If you are looking for lite fare and are not a carnivore, look elsewhere!! If on the other hand, you love good fire-roasted meats, an outstanding salad bar with loads of unusual items, look no further. Excellent service, "City" prices, and good adult beverages make this a great experience. The lamb chop... More 

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Greater Noida, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was here for a dinner hosted by organizers of a conference I attended. The place did not have much option for those not eating beef/.pork, there were only one or two chicken/lamb items. Salad bar was pretty good, wine was good too. Desert was good, specially the cheese cake was great. The restaurant is in a busy downtown area,... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Excellent cuts of tasty meats Filet mignon, pork, chicken, many items wrapped in bacon. Highly recommend the beef and lamb - the chicken and pork were a bit to overdone. Their salad buffet alone was tasty and filling. I didn't even make it to the carb section (rice, beans etc) The desserts were to DIE FOR the creme brûlée was... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Expecting great things but major disappointment, especially considering the cost. Salad bar was good with different uncommon items. The meats were simply dry and either had no flavor or extremely salty. Could easily cook better at home.

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Hammond, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Took my wife and her sister to dinner, we had reservations - which I would recommend. We were seated promptly and than the feast began. The salad bar is loaded with fresh vegetables and a wide variety of sides. When the meat starts coming out the cuts seem to be not quite as good as what follows over time, but... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Food was ok, not great. sausage was not real good. Other items were fine. Real disappointed in the salad bar.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We celebrated my birthday in this restaurant and it was perfect for us. The salad bar is extensive, rest and beautifully prepared. The meat comes thick and fast so try a little of each, choose your favourites and dig in. The garlic sirloin and fillet were really well cooked and tender. I was particularly impressed with the service. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Nice food hosptality super A + in Austin Texas,.i will be back again.great meats atentions foods not bad complains

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 309 E. 3rd St., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78701
    (Trinity Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-0220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 47
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?