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Agora Churrascaria

1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718
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Ranked #21 of 531 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
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English first
Irvine, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Orange, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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333 reviews 333 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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Anaheim, CA
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313 reviews 313 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I judge an AYCE (all you can eat) place for everything, and Agora gets 4 1/2 stars out of 5. The salad bar is excellent, and even my sister's friend, who's vegetarian, loves coming here. That tells you something, since its an AYCE meat place! The reason I gave it 1/2 star less was the variety of meats brought out... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

was taken to this restaurant by my sis/bro in law s - and it lived up to its reputation - great place , great food - and excellent service.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The most beautiful Churrascaria in SoCal. If I could choose how my apartment should look like I'd copy Agora 1:1. Foodwise its not much different from the usual upper class Brazilian steak restaurant except that there is more delicious seafood at the buffet. Price is ok and the passadores are very friendly. One star subtracted because some of the meats... More

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