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Fogo de Chao

Av. Reporter Nestor Moreira, S/N - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-210, Brazil
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Ranked #67 of 8,536 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

great experience and loads of meat. the waiters / cowboys were not as accommodating as you'd expect but they do descend like vultures (in a good way) to offer an array of food & MEAT. was stuffed afterwards and great setting on the bay with Sugar Loaf behind you. Ask to be seated near the windows at the back of... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Born and raised in Rio, I was used to every Saturday go to a Rodizio with my father. The old style, guys running around with the meats and a lot of side dishes etc.. Well took my kids to experience the Fogo de Chao, since the last time we went to Porcao's. Service was outstanding despite the fact we have... More

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Roma, Italia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We came here following a suggestion from a local, as well as the very positive Tripadvisor reviews. Maybe we were overcharged with expectations, but in the end the experience was not 100% satisfying. Let's start with the positive aspects: the place is really beautiful, the service is excellent, buffet is rich, and we were welcomed with one of the best... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

South Africans pride themselves on their red meat and typically serve up a good fare. I must however concede that I have never eaten such quality red meat as Fogo de Chao serve!! It was simply delicious and no need to even add salt. Despite there being a wonderful salad bar, I didn't even go there; I just feasted on... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We went last year to New York Fogo, and wanted to test the Rio one as well. The food was very very good, and everything was plentiful available. Price was on the higher side compared to the rest things in Brazil. Would recommend to the people who really like the concept.

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Price a bit salted! Environment, meat, buffet, salads, beverages, so everything excellent. Park car available and free!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Churrascarias are a staple in Brasil, if I am not mistaken I believe they invented them. These restaurants with the endless parade of various meats brought to you tableside has a simple concept. You are given a token/card with one red side and one green side. You place your token/card green side up if you want the meat to be... More

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Langport, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This award winning churrascaria is amazing!! For such a large restaurant one would expect something should go wrong or not be quite right but I could NOT fault !!! The dishes from the abundant buffets were all fantastic, the meat however took centre stage. Brought to your table on large skewers so you can choose your favourite cut (or try... More

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Bogotá, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It's great to get introduce to brazilian gastronomy through this restaurant. They really know what they are doing. I was there in thw World Cup period, and I felt I was in Rio grande o sul tasting the representative meats of that region. In addition, the buffet was great (specially the palmitos). It's a little expensive, but worth it

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We went as a party after the World Cup final. The atmosphere was therefore already electric with the German, Brazilian, Argentinian (and us Brits) mix. The concept is good. A huge variety of sides for selection from salad to rice to sauces and chips. The waiters continually walk the floor with huge kebab meats of chicken, beef, pork and lamb... More

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