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Fogo de Chao

#38 of 3,207 Restaurants in Austin
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309 E. 3rd St., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78701 (Trinity Street)
512-472-0220
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 154
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Delicious Brazilian Steakhouse

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Palaiseau, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

buffet of starters is very attracted but be careful, that's the trick. If you really like good meat, take a few vegetals to go with your cocktail and wait for the meat. All you can eat. The waitrers are coming every 5minutes with new type of meat or the same if you ask. They serve smach potatoes, fried bananas, unless... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Check the price before you go, but all you can eat mean feast, with veggies if you wish. Would go again, and would recommend. Wonderful concept, nice atmosphere.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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389 reviews 389 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Perfect place to take a take a UT grandson who loves meat! We have always loved dining at Fogo De Chao and this ones does not disappoint. All the meats were very nicely prepared and were very tasty. The service was exceptional. We would definitely dine here again.

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Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I ate at Fogo de Chao this week on a business trip. It was rather hard to find as the sign is hidden. The food was good and was what I have come to expect from the Brazilian experience. I would recommend to Austin visitors wanting a quite and peaceful dining experience. It is on the pricey end for Austin.

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fogo de Chao has great quality meat, great servers, great selection of vegetables, and the ambiance is very familiar. It is a great Brazilian steakhouse outside of Brazil, they even have chicken heart at times, which is popular in the steakhouses back home. Worthy the try. Come hungry because it is not cheap- not here...nor in Brazil. Make sure you... More 

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Brackettville, Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The best meat we were offered was the lamb chops. The salad bar was very average. We were here with a very large group - maybe that affected things??? Because of the horrible construction downtown, this is not an easy place to get to.

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Victor, Idaho, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went here with my family and left very satisfied. I was told to skip the salad bar by a person that had been there before but everything was so fresh that wasn't possible. The entire staff really hustles to be sure that you enjoy your meal. Will visit another one when I'm in a city

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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227 reviews 227 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

They are very busy, from 5 to 8 the house was full. Very faithful to its South Brazilian barbecue style where you eat all you can, but better take the more 'original' meats like Fraldinha or Picanha. Thin slices of the almost fat-free Alcatra are marvelous. Salad buffet has about 20 options.

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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: 512-472-0220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 47
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?