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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Good food and service. Plenty of choices. Nice salad bar.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
David F
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Swansea, Illinois
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Swansea, Illinois
Top Contributor
240 reviews 240 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The former glory days of Agora are GONE. Super slow service + Bad cheese bread + Bad picaña + Missing beets + Soured/rancid cucumber salad = A BIG, sad and unfortunate F and ZERO stars. Too bad, Agora, you used to be soooooo good. We used to bring all of our guests here. Now, we would feel embarrassed to bring... More 

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a Brazilian Barbeque restaurant. The concept is that they come around with long skewers of meat and serve you as you wish. They server a variety of steaks, like skirt steak, lamb, pigeon, and pork. All of it is Barbequed Brazilian style. They will keep serving you as long as the little coaster they give you is flipped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After some days out of Brazil, it's wonderfull go to this churrascaria, there a excellent buffet and brazilian black beans, brazilan Rice, palmito. The meat are nota line in Brazil but it's amazing eat out food out out brazil

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Corona del Mar, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Romance
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?