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309 E. 3rd St., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
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Ranked #29 of 3,177 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very knowledgeable staff - asked the bar tender for recommendations based on taste and did not disappoint. Food is also amazing - you'll eat too much!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the best place to eat beef in AUstin. ( also chicken, lamb, pork) also the buffet salads are great. From heart of palms and Spanish prosciutto to the smoked salmon. It is pricey but it is super worth it.

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Kerkrade, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After missing out on the Austin Bats we decided to stay downtown for a good dinner - and what a dinner it was. Basically following directions on my phone to a Brazilian restaurant, we ended up at a true churrascaria and were welcomed like we were close friends. The service is perfect, wine list great, 'salad bar' (for lack of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I come here every couple of years for a special occasion because I can't afford to eat here all the time! I want to start with saying that the service was excellent. From the hostess to our waiter to the many men that bring the food selections to the table, everyone was friendly and professional. The salad bar was fresh,... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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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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