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Fogo de Chao

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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue
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Av. Reporter Nestor Moreira, S/N - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-210, Brazil
21 22797117
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best in Rio

Wonderful lunch at Fogo de Chao in Rio de Janeiro. The best caipirinhas in town, tasty vegetables and lovely meat. Must in Rio.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful lunch at Fogo de Chao in Rio de Janeiro. The best caipirinhas in town, tasty vegetables and lovely meat. Must in Rio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

i will certainly rate this restaurant amongst the very best restaurants around. Great place for lunch or dinner or events. The view of the bay is awesome and a very sizable balcony to enjoy that as much as you desire. The cuts are fresh and ever tasteful. My favorites are the lamb and ribs with all the fat trimmed off.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Rodizio steakhouse with all you can eat grilled meats. It's one of the things you have to do when in Brazil. Probably best in the daytime to have time to digest the cow and a half you're likely to eat. Quality is good, but not premium. Lots of good salads. Try the hearts of palm, they're awesome. Place works well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to a couple of these brazilian BBQ restaurants around the globe, however this was my first in Brazil - it puts the others to shame. For people who are unsure what this restaurant entails - it is essentially a buffet service, there are cold meats, breads, cheeses etc in the middle of the room where you help... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Classic meat 'rodizio': free flow salad buffet + loads of different meets coming to your table! The salad buffet quality is ok, nothing that would blow your mind. The 'pao de queijo' (cheese bread) it is awesome, but you need to leave space for the really important part of the meal: the picanha! Try to avoid chicken, livers and that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I decided to get a good bunch of meat on my last day at Rio and I picked the perfect place. Starting with the great view of Botafogo bay from your table, plus very tender and great pieces of pork , cow and chicken, they offered me a piece of grilled mozzarella and was outstanding, make sure you ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A very good classic Brazilian restaurant of meat, meat, and more meat, with some very good salads at the start and solid dessert at the end. On the bay with wonderful views of the marina, Yet another great location. Packed with locals. Well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fogo de Chao serves churrascaria which is Brazilian-style BBQ. Various meats are BBQ'd on swords and portions are distributed at your table, somewhat like a walking buffet. There is also a buffet of salads, soup, bread and desserts. If you are a big eater or simply loves meat, this is the place for you. The main restaurant I went to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Despite the fact that this is an "All you can eat" style of restaurant, the food is of a very high standard. The salad bar has all the fresh salads & cold meats/seafood you could wish for. And then there are the cuts of meat straight from the barbeque. You choose whichever cut you would like - beef, chicken, pork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Fogo is always the place to go for all the meat you can eat! This restaurant was excellent - they worked hard to make sure we had everything we needed. The couple I was with did request a couple of off menu specialties which were quickly delivered. The view from the restaurant is also amazing!

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Additional Information about Fogo de Chao

Address: Av. Reporter Nestor Moreira, S/N - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-210, Brazil
Phone Number: 21 22797117
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Reporter Nestor Moreira, S/N - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-210, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 21 22797117

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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