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Agora Churrascaria

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1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718 (McArthur)
949-222-9910
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic!

Having been to a few of these in the past (that were more hype than substance), I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and level of service. The food service was prompt. The servers were very attentive. The food was great. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah....the manager comp'd us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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255 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had a big group, so a Brazilian style dining experience sounded like a good option. Some of the dining selections were a little outside of my comfort zone and many of the meat selections were a little too raw for my taste. The service was also good but I will probably chalk this up as a one time experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Having been to a few of these in the past (that were more hype than substance), I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and level of service. The food service was prompt. The servers were very attentive. The food was great. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah....the manager comp'd us desserts! So, I guess we... More 

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Dana Point, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Agora is a classic Brazilian Churrascaria and my go-to place when I need to satisfy a steak craving. It reminds me of growing up in Brazil, and has all the right meat selections, feijao (black beans) and rice, and a terrific salad bar. All your favorite cuts of meat are hand cut onto your plate. Excellent caipirinhas. Very friendly staff... More 

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San Clemente, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This restaurant has the worst customer service I've ever experienced. Abusive and rude people who take the reservations. What is offered on the website is very different from what is offered to guests upon arrival. Went for the great sounding happy hour only to discover that it was no longer available. Also the salad bar with hot dishes had vanished.... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Agora has a huge variety of salads, the presentation is excelent and everything is fresh ALL the time. The cheese bread are outstanding and you will not find so tasteful meet as you find in Agora. They have all meat cuts you have in Brazil. Don't think twice when you want to eat a !st class meal with 1st Class... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Meeting family for a one night stop over in town, this restaurant was awesome. We love good grill work, and these guys kept a never ending flow of grilled meats coming by. We had never enjoyed dining this way before. After making a trip through a buffet style of sides and salads, you return to your table, flip over your... More 

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Swansea, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you like meat this is your place. Meat and more meat... Mr. Adkins would be proud. The salad bar included many fish choices as well as rice, veggies, etc. Soup was missing though. Unlike similar type places, you are able to watch the meat being prepared near the salad bar. A nice touch when you are wondering "where does... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great restaurant with food that's out of this world. You won't be disappointed. A must for meat lovers. A treat from Brazil.

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Redlands, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Came here for Valentine's Day, which was the standard menu plus a few perks. Very good variety at the salad bar and sides station. Had about seven different meats brought to the table, the bast being the roasted sirloin and skirt steak. Pork tenderloin was a tad dry, though it's an easy cut of meat to dry out. Would suggest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was so excited about Brazilian food, seeing their adds in different magazines, so I decided to experience it! I looked and found the only one near me was Agora in Irvine. My friend and I went there and paid a hefty price! Lunch for 2 without any alcohol, and with tip came to nearly $100, which I feel is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718
    (McArthur)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 949-222-9910

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?