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Agora Churrascaria

1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718
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Ranked #21 of 538 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: McArthur
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English first
Corona del Mar, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was very excited to try this place. I mean, meat on a stick brought right to your table - what's not to love? But I was underwhelmed with the decor, salad bar and overall times meat was actually brought to our table (hint: not very often). This is a nice place if you like buffets and the quality of... More 

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Hod HaSharon, Israel
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In Agora they keep on bringing you meat until you have to beg them to stop... The food and service are excellent and this restaurant is definitely a very good experience.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This the first time visiting this type of establishment. The help yourself area had a nice selection of salads and other items. That's just the beginning because the highlight was the meat. I was a little disappointed because they were slow about bringing the meat around and when served the portions were minimal. It wasn't being distributed the way I... More 

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Irvine, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I went to Agora Churrascaria thinking it can't be anything like the Brazilian churrascarias we frequented when we lived in Sao Paolo Brazil. I knew it would be upscale having read their website. Actually in Brazil a churrascaria is almost like a glorified fast food restaurant. You'd sit down and the table is set with an enormous pile of dinner... More 

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Irvine, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a wonderful Birthday experience. We had early reservations because this place books easy at evening time so make sure you make your reservations on time. We were greater by Kalani the hostess which she was very sweet and sat us down, our server was Katie, talk about someone who loves her job and helps you if needed on your... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Huge selection of meat brought to the table, so don't get side tracked with the even bigger salad buffet! Both of good quality. The beef top side was especially good. Plenty of booze in the cocktails!

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Huntington Beach, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I took my husband here for his birthday in July. I was very excited because he loves meat, especially lamb. He's from South Africa and has been craving a meat-fest so this seemed the perfect spot. We checked the dress code online before going and changed from our nice jeans to dress attire. It was apparent online that the dress... More 

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Orange County, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Brazilian restaurants are fun, with various types of meat brought to the table on skewers. The meats here were uniformly excellent, though we weren't offered either chicken or pork (and we didn't ask if they were available). The salad bar was superior, with far more than one would expect here. Still...there was something missing that a Brazilian restaurant should have,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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380 reviews 380 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was invited to eat dinner at Agora with my girlfriend and her family on a Saturday night, the day before Mother's Day. At the time, I'd eaten at a churrascaria only three times, twice at Samba in Redondo Beach and once at By Brazil in Torrance. I'd heard how wonderful Agora is, especially the salad bar, but I'm afraid... More 

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Irvine, California, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I do not consider the cook or meat selection is any different from any other Brazilian BBQ. Of course, this is the most expensive one I have been to.

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Additional Information about Agora Churrascaria

Address: 1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718
Phone Number: 949-222-9910
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Barbecue, Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse

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