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Rei Do Gado Restaurant

939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123 (Downtown)
+1 619-702-8464
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Ranked #101 of 4,099 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: A trolley station is located on B street. A bus stop is right across from Rei Do Gado.
Description: "Best Ethnic" 2014 CRA Golden Medallion Award The churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives it a taste unmatched by any other. Guests of Rei do Gado will encounter an unlimited buffet of typical dishes and salads.
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North Saanich, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went to this restaurant with a party of 14. Food was very good, but they are not very candid about their pricing policies. Their website does not mention it has a fixed price of $45 per person, or $35 for the salad bar. My son and his wife are vegetarians (don't even eat seafood) and they agreed on this restaurant... More 

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We decided to try this Brazilian style steak house. The entire experience was noteworthy, from the time we entered to the waiter explaining how the service works. There is a large buffet for side dishes that includes salmon, shrimp, crab legs, a variety of cold and sauteed vegetables and much more. You could easily make a meal with this alone.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse before and to be honest I have never heard of one before. While I was staying in the Gaslamp area during my time in San Diego I came across Rei Do Gado by accident and I thought I would check this place out. I was fortunate to be visiting during restaurant week... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was my first time going there and I have to say that I love the atmosphere of the place and the employees were very friendly. Our server was very attentive and checked on our table often. As for the food, it was really good, all in all a great experience

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York, UK
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wonderful Brazilian barbecue place in downtown SD. Fabulous salad buffet and pick what you want from a selection of meats from the barbie served to you fresh off the skewer. Great wine list

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

As I was planning our trip to San Diego, this is one of the restaurants that made the short list. As we were walking the Gaslamp on our first night in town, we passed this restaurant and commented on how nice it looked, not realizing this was the same place we had planned to visit later in the week. Our... More 

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Portland Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

i admit it now. I ate too much. Very easy to do in this all you can steak house. It was soooo good though. I had a sampling of about 10 different varieties of meat. This included two types of lamb, several varieties of pork, and many cuts of beaf. It was all tasty and also included an over the... More 

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San Diego, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Arriving at this Brazilian steakhouse is best to come on an empty stomach, as the spread and food is never ending. The salad and appetizer bar is full of many goodies such as jumbo shrimp, crab legs, an excellent guacamole, multitudes of salads, delicious tiny rolls stuffed with brie which you must try, white and green asparagus, collard greens, hearts... More 

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San Marcos, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wow, you better be hungry when you come here. The meat just keeps coming until you say uncle. The flavors were delicious and the atmosphere is very nice. Service was wonderful, every time I turned around there was someone trying to serve more.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The experience is unexplainable. Ensure you go there with lots of space in your stomach,, say a light and early breakfast... the spread is lavish, service excellent and the food extremely delicious Eat slow and steady and wash it down with some best wines out there....

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Additional Information about Rei Do Gado Restaurant

Address: 939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123
Phone Number: +1 619-702-8464
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Barbecue, Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse

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