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Agora Churrascaria

1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718
949-222-9910
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Ranked #34 of 544 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
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
  • Portuguese first
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English first
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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