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Restaurante Churrascaria Fogo Brasil

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100 E de la Agencia Datsun. Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 5062481111
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
All you can eat Brazilian steakhouse

Excellent salad bar, side dishes and meat. Not as many cuts as a regular Brazilian steakhouse but well prepared and delicious. Not usually the case with meat in Costa Rica. Be forewarned, however, that this place is not cheap. Roughly $40+ per head for the all you can eat salad bar and meat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Safarib0und
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent salad bar, side dishes and meat. Not as many cuts as a regular Brazilian steakhouse but well prepared and delicious. Not usually the case with meat in Costa Rica. Be forewarned, however, that this place is not cheap. Roughly $40+ per head for the all you can eat salad bar and meat skewers. Pricey but at least the food... More 

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Eindhoven, Nederland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

In Costa Rica to pay for a couple 170 dollars.... Come on! I think it's crazy. Also it's a American style restaurant, big and not cosy at all. Cheers

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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Not as many meat choices as most rodizzios but it was all good. And the salad and pasta bars were very tasty. However $50 per person in Costa Rica is really over the top. Marketing to those on expense accounts or wealthy foreigners. Definitely not families or middle class travelers. I now understand that we should have asked our hotel... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Me and my family (we are all brazillians) went here after a tiring trip and it was way more than we expected! Before we came here we checked the tripadvisor reviews and even after reading some frustrating comments we decided to try it anyway, and it was worthy! Great meat, rice beans and farofa! I had experienced some similiar steakhouses... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Saw this restaurant from my Hotel window and decided to give it a try. I've been to many similar restaurants like this in the US which I enjoyed, and this did not disappoint. The salad bar was excellent, but I think the election of meats was lacking a bit. Overall, the service was good. The price was on the high... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

On our first night in Costa Rica, we decided to go to this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. I was shocked when we had to pay 107,000 Colones (roughly US$214) for three dinners, 6 beers and 2 desserts. This is terrible value. We had much better meals in other restaurants in Costa Rica for 1/3 that amount.... More 

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Windisch, Aargau, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I like to go to the Fogo Brazil, whenever I am in Costa Rica. I love the Brazilian concept of paying a fixed prize for the food and then be able to eat as much as I like. The food is good, no question about that and the experience is like in many Churrascarias in Brazil. What is not so... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

OK, this is a typical Brazilian BBQ, the meat is great. You get what you like and it gets served properly, however the marketing and advertising sometimes is deceiving. You see ads for 30% or 50% off, but they never tell you that for example desert is not included. We ordered one slice of cake and got charged 6 to... More 

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Brielle, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I liked the variety in meat and the service. Did not like the "abundancy" of loud US citizens with their CR "girl friends"

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Mercedes Sur, Heredia, Costa Rica
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Everyone told me that it's the best... but not for me... it's OVERRATED. Smoothies great, deserts good... variety in salads great... meat, almost 10 types of meat including chicken (disappointed for me)... $50 rodizio + drinks + desserts don't worth the money for me... you get the same for less money in other places... Service was great, no doubt of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 E de la Agencia Datsun. Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 5062481111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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