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Fogo de Chao

309 E. 3rd St., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512-472-0220
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Ranked #22 of 3,114 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $47
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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
Naples, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was our first experience with a churrascaria and it did not disappoint! Upscale decor and impeccable service from the servers and gauchos fittingly enhanced the flawlessly prepared buffet and grilled meats paired with fine wine. A heavenly experience not to be missed!!

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Limerick, Ireland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I went with a large group to the restaurant but it easily accommodates several such large parties. Good host for eveing who explained the process - salad bar first then servers will bring various meat offerings and you just select what you want for as long as the meal goes on. Extensive salad bar so even the vegetarians among our... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

everyone I spoke to said that this place wasn't worth the money you'd spend. I beg to differ!! I loved the salad bar with fresh salmon, kale, and spinach. Also the servers kept the food coming so you never had to wait for food to find your plate. The caramelized bananas were to die for!! and I ate about 9... More

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Miami, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went to Fogo De Chao in Austin for a business dinner. The meats were cooked to perfection no matter what degree you wanted

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We reserved a private room for a birthday party with 21 people ranging in age from 14 to 84. Everyone had different preferences including one vegetarian. We started with drinks many of us ordering the house speciality Caipirinha which was very refreshing. Then the meat fest began. The pork tenderloin was so tender you could almost stop there, but no.... More

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I could have also added "Cultural" to the title of this review, but that seemed a bit much. It is true though. Fogo De Chao is Brazilian steakhouse at its finest. The atmosphere is fantastic, the staff is attentive and professional, and the food is fresh and very high quality. Its all about meat though, so if you don't love... More

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Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was the first visit to the brazilian barbecue restaurant. I can't eat meat, so I ate only salad buffet. There were so many choices, not only vegetables but also salmon, cheese, hot dishes and so on. They were so delicious. I drunk some cocktails and brazilian sling was the most delicious. Staffs were very friendly, and one of them... More

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Carignano
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Personally i think this is one of the better restaurant in Austin. Everithing is very good in particular i love the filet mignon. Fantastic!

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Harker Heights, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had no idea what to expect when we first went to Fogo-Austin. I had eaten in The Brazilian Cowboy in Plano once before but this had it beat, hands down. We got there about a half hour before they opened for dinner and were sitting on the wall outside waiting for the doors to open when one of the... More

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Universal City, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had a party of five and did not have a reservation on 8 June around 6pm. The restaurant wasn't that busy and we were seated right away. Only one person in our party had been to a Fogo de Chao; the rest of us were newbies. Everything was clean and everyone was friendly. We all grazed on the salad... More

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