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Fogo de Chao

Av Reporter Nestor Moreira, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(55) 21-2279-7117
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Ranked #48 of 8,315 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

As you can see from the title, if you like meat this is the place to go. Every cut you can think of walked around by efficient staff just waiting for you to flip your mat green. Their salad bar is actually excellent and offers refreshing food for when the cooked cow gets too much.

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the food and drinks. Staff were very friendly and a few spoke English. A big plus. A must go when in rio.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

To start with the bathroom was messy with dirty trash can at 7:30 PM even before the restaurant was even opened! The service was not great if you are used to Jardineira of SP.There are periods of long wait for Rodizio type of food which is quite bad. The meat are OK. Salad Bar is large but not spectacular. The... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is suppose to be the original Fogo de Chao restaurant that is now a chain in the States as well. The place is very American style corporate dinning. The meats are all over cooked and leathery, I found this to be common. If you want your meats tender and buttery, like top end American steakhouses, you will be sorely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

I've been there for a business dinner and while the deck offers a great view, being the most famous Brazilian steakhouse, I expected more from the food. More types of meat and better "petiscos". The service also has room for improvement. But all in all a good churrascaria

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Hamburg, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We went with business partners to this churassco institution in Rio. We were disappointed. The meat is the usual expected good quality, but the salad bar was far below standard. The whole atmosphere was average, almost like a cafeteria. It felt like the restaurant was coasting on its reputation. We were in Fortaleza last year and went twice to a... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The food was excellent, the view was very nice as it is on the bay and the service was top notch! I would try it for lunch as it is very busy at dinner.

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Houston, Texas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The meat are extremely well. The fact that they provide a cheat sheet on the table & the caterer tell us which section of the beef they're carrying is satisfying. Try the papaya cream for dessert, they're superb.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Food here is absolutely amazing! Best meat you can get. Very polite staff, fast service and really really comfortable. Located at the Praia de Botafogo, the view there is absolutely amazing! Quite expensive, but worth it for special occasions.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Succulent selection of meat, huge choice of side dishes. They have also a good list of quality beers but the caipirinha could be improved.

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