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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 #21 of 3,115 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $47
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
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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Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Austin, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This chain evokes the culture of an Argentinian steakhouse ... and does it exceedingly well ... don't fill up on the salad items!!

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As a vegatarian/vegan, I really appreciated the salad bar with its bountiful offerings. Even watching the 'meat-fest' parading by me while my stepsons graciously accepted; I was able to get my fill of good, delicious food. The service was impeccable; although I can't speak to the prices.

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texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was our first trip to Fogo de Chao but will not be our last. It was wonderful. The salad bar was great with lots of selections. The cheese biscuits are the best I have ever had. The meat was so good, I am usually not a big meat eater, but this was awesome. The service was first class. I... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We go a couple time a year to Fogo de Chao in Dallas and more often to others due to the high dollar of Fogo de Chao. I took my husband here to Austin for his Bday. The service was ok, except for the meat, they just stopped coming around though we had not eaten all that much. As I... More

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Naples, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
53 helpful votes 53 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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