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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 130
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  • 34
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  • 12
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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
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Amazing churrascaria in Botafogo. It offers delicious cut of meats, pork and lamb. My favourite was the pork picana. I could not believe I was eating pork, it was so tender. Great buffet with salades, typical dishes and vegetables. It is located right on the beach of Botafogo, edging along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing churrascaria in Botafogo. It offers delicious cut of meats, pork and lamb. My favourite was the pork picana. I could not believe I was eating pork, it was so tender. Great buffet with salades, typical dishes and vegetables. It is located right on the beach of Botafogo, edging along the January River. From its large terrace you may enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Modern restaurant in a lovely situation over looking Botafogo Bay. We enjoyed our meal very much and indeed it is best to go hungry ! Great buffet selection of all kinds of salads to start with followed by fabulous meat selections (most cooked medium to rare rather than well done) served by friendly gaucho dressed waiters. Service is prompt, even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

No words - it starts from the entrance the design the service the increedibly rish and high level bufee the view from the porch windows and of course - jusr the cuts you wish and dream for and exact the way you let them know perfection

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Fogo de Chao is best described as an experience, more so than a meal. As usual, the meats were divine and wonderfully prepared. The salad bar choices were varied and of a high standard, with palmito that melts in the mouth. And the drinks made with quality ingredients. The service was exemplary, far away the best I have experienced. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have now been to Fogo in Boston and Sao Paulo and now Rio. The experience is always sensational and Rio has the best view - right on the waterfront. It was sunday lunch and we were glad we had booked online as it was very busy. Because we know the system we were careful to only choose the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went there after a Brazilian friend recommended me to go there (well, he actually forced me to go there rather than recommended). The service was exceptional, the starters and salads on the bar were really good, and the meat - my god, the meat... it was so difficult to get back to the hotel after that meal. Definitely the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband I dined at Fogo de Chao last evening. To be honest we were a bit skeptical in choosing Fogo after reading the mixed reviews but we decided to give it a go. And we are happy to report that we were delighted with the entire experience. In hindsight we believe that we provide some valuable tips to enhance... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

No real variation in taste of the meat. Good salads etc to accompany. In the beginning the same kinds of meat was offered all the time, later on different kinds were presented but at that point we already were kind of full. Very nice staff. Price? Free for a sixyear old!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Fogo de Chao never disappoints : Great buffet, excellent meat and great wine. If you are looking for the full Brazilian BBQ experience don't search any further and go here! It is a bit pricy but well worth the money. Service is quick and the meat they serve is delicious. Only 2 downsides : There were some errors on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went several times to this restaurant with family, friends and colleagues, never been disappointed. The meat is just perfect, a heaven for every meat lover. There is a nice buffet with vegetables and a good selection of wines. All this with a good service. This restaurant is one of the better churrascaria, probably the best one!! A real recommendation to... More 

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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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