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Fogo de Chao

849 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Ranked #25 of 4,093 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: River Walk
Description: Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, FogoR began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
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88% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Don't snack before you go. Fogo de Chao has a two part menu service. First, is the salad bar which has a nice variety of salads and cheeses. Second, is the table side meat service. When you are ready for them to begin bringing the spitted meats you flip a little card that is red on one side and green... More

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Potlatch, Idaho, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you like meat, this is a great place. Quality of food very high but so was the price. It would have been nice to have been told up front what the cost of the meal would be but enjoyed it.

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Flower Mound, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Fogo de Chao is the best place I have ever eaten. The meat was amazing and the customer service was really good.

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Tallahassee, Florida
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food really is just okay, nothing special for the huge price. They bring the meat disproportionally bringing around chicken dishes many times, and beef less. Our table in our two hour stay never saw any lamb or two of their varieties of steaks. The staff were very unfriendly and the price is massive. The atmosphere was very very dim... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Come hungry! Very tasty foods. The wait staff and managers were very friendly and attentive. The meat was tender and flavorful.

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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good location near all of the major hotels. Great food and very good service. At a cost of $50 per person, come hungry. Had some customers with us and they were also impressed. Stay away from the salad bar unless you are really hungry. Great selection of salads and side items. Go again...you bet.

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Dallas, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice but very expensive meal. At a point, I thought I was on Atkins diet for weight loss because it was mostly different types of meat.The waiter were neat and corteous. Overall a very good experience.

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Yes, I am a Chef, and as a chef I am the one that will generally go to a hole in the wall or an "EXCELLENT" All you can eat FINE-DINNING establishment......and where can you get this you ask? Well, that is Fogo De Chao. Frankly, I have been to the one in Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Vegas.......it... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fantastic portions of meat and very flavorful. Go hungry!!!! I tried everything except the lamb. It is a pricey dinner but well worth it. If I ever have the opportunity to go again I definitely will. Great ambiance and made room for dessert because all was amazing. Take your time to eat and enjoy the experience.

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McAllen, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Aside from the mediocre quality of food and service, we were overcharged by 30 dollars. My wife and I along with my brother decided to try Fogo for the first time. After this incident we would not go back to this "reputable" steakhouse. We charged the bill on our credit card and left a 20% tip in cash; however, my... More

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