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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Buffet, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    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
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:
  • Romantic
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Clemente, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
263 reviews 263 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
Senior Contributor
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
Senior Contributor
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?