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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

#43 of 3,187 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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309 E. 3rd St., 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 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • 189
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
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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
5 Star Brasil

The Fogo de Chao steakhouse in Austin is a lovely restaurant, much prettier than the pictures online. The service was very attentive and polite, I truly felt pampered. The food was delicious and fresh and close to real Brazilian food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
vym6
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Gilmer, Texas
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Gilmer, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Fogo de Chao steakhouse in Austin is a lovely restaurant, much prettier than the pictures online. The service was very attentive and polite, I truly felt pampered. The food was delicious and fresh and close to real Brazilian food.

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Thank vym6
Pflugerville, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first time i was there. They have a wonderful salad bar. Also, a lemonade drink that taste like limeade. The food was really good. The meat was very tender. The lamb waa fabulous. They didnt bring any seafood around so i dont how it is. However the only downfall about the place is parking. The valet wouldn't... More 

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Thank orchestrarocks
Geneva, Switzerland
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at Fogo the Chao was so good. Typical brazilian food. The buffet with Salad, Fruits and many other things was the biggest I ve ever seen. There is a valet parking which costs 10$ if I remember well. It is quiet expensive to eat there but it is "all you can eat" (main course & buffet) It was... More 

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Thank joaniebrunner
Norridge, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again Fogo's team WOW us. This time we started with a shrimp appetizer. The shrimp were huge! The server suggested we try something different and it paired great with the salad. The meats and service was excellent as always. We go to Fogo very often so this time we asked the manager to surprise us with a different cocktail.... More 

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Thank Elsa P
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend is from Brazil, so I wanted to surprise him with a traditional Brazilian meal. I took him to Fogo de Chao for the first time about a month ago and we both loved it! We arrived late on a Sunday night and were welcomed with a smile! The servers were very attentive and as soon as I mentioned... More 

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1 Thank Nicole H
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Austin our family had a very enjoyable dinner at Fogo de Chao. We started off with salad from the salad bar and then proceeded to savor some delicious cuts of meat, chicken and sausage. The service was at just the right pace and use of more/no more food kept us from constantly being asked if we wanted more... More 

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Thank DaveG873
London
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great salad bar with numerous vegtables, rice and fruit. The meats here were superb and the guys will constantly fill your plate until you turn your card around. Would definitely visit again. Very reasonably priced for the standard of food served.

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Thank Rubbiesarered
Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great service, but can be overwhelming if it is your first visit. The Gauchos keep offering you food if you forget to turn the disc over to red to indicate a break.

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Thank YLangenbach
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We had been referred to Fogo by a friend, who had noted it was a little on the expensive side but had great quality food. Not wrong I can tell you! My wife and I took my daughter and two new friends here, not sure what to expect post seeing some reviews here the night before. Have to admit our... More 

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3 Thank Mark M
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Took son and daughter here fro dinner - made an 8 p.m. reservation, however when we got her they informed us it would be 830 - not 8p.m. That was an hour wait. Their screw up not ours. Could of comped a round of drinks but they didnt offer. Food was EXCELLENT. Meat kept coming and coming. All of it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 309 E. 3rd St., 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 47
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?