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Fogo de Chao

849 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
210-227-1700
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Ranked #25 of 4,100 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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Richland, W
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You gotta love a restaurant that has a big glass window at the front with fire and cooking meat! Service was EXCELLENT! Friendly, helpful, full of explanations on everything for cocktails, sides and preparation techniques. Personally, being swarmed by men bearing swords of meat is an amazing thing! You flip your little coaster to green and they appear out of... More

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Madisonville, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a dinner in one of the private rooms, the meal was absolutely amazing. Food was carved for you, onto your plate....be sure to let the server know the temperature you desire. Go for the tres leches cake it is amazing.

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Richland, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was a meat lovers dream. Men walking around bringing all kinds and cuts of meat on a sword, which they slice at your table. A little heaven. They all had time to explain what their cut was and without exception, every single one was better than the last. Not a so-so meat in the crowd. Buffet for starters... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent food, service and drink as always. Must try a caiparina - very nice Brazilian drink, but you probably don't want more then 2. Salad bar is excellent - just don't stuff yourself. Overall great, just a little pricey. Better come here hungry.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Was in town for my husband's Air Force BMT graduation. It is pretty much a fancy buffet. Food is definitely great, not the best, but above par. I would gladly return, but at the price point I am likely to try another venue given that I am not a local to San Antonio, although there is one in my hometown... More

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Nevada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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
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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
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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
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123 reviews 123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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