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Fogo de Chao

849 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Ranked #21 of 4,107 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome. I have always loved a good steak but am relatively health conscious so I don't like all the junk most restaurants put on their steaks. I love the simplicity of Fogo de Chao, amazing food and amazing service! The salad bar is awesome, jumbo asparagus, palmitos, smoked salmon and quinoa salad. We got a jumbo shrimp... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We were walking down the street just out of our hotel in San Antonio and came across this brilliant Restaurant near the riverwalk and saw the steaming beef skewers from the window! They have a fantastic display that makes your mouth water when you gaze at it! We decided to have lunch there and it was spectacular. There is an... More

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Jourdanton, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you want top of the line service and food, this is the place for you. If you want to impress friends or a date, this is the place for you. Although I would describe this as an expensive indulgence, I gladly pay it each time we go. The salad bar is unremarkable and should be lightly tasted as the... More

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St Mary Bourne
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137 reviews 137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were a party of 9, 8 visitors one local who brought us to this place. Whilst he had accurately described how it worked we didn't quite believe it until we were there. $50 was an absolute bargain for what we experienced my son declared it to be the best meal he had ever eaten and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Went to Fogo de chao on my birthday with my husband and had the best service the wait staff was awesome meat were good salad bar was amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Food was great, a little hard to get to there due to downtown construction but well worth it! Not for the price conscious.

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Moscow, Russia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was one of the best meals I've ever had! Besides numerous types of meat that is brought all the time, we were given polenta and several more types of garnishes, plus we had an unlimited access to the huge buffet. To be honest, this buffet alone would have been enough, and with so much fresh delicious meat, we had... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went with our family of 6 for dinner on a Sunday to celebrate our daughter going off to college. I had made reservations so we were seated promptly. Service was immediate, brisk, and attentive throughout the evening. This is basically a "protein-fest", with 18 different types of meat, especially beef cuts, presented grilled and skewered with the gaucho waiters... More

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Mayflower, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I'm not a red meat eater, but this was incredible!! My husband and I ate entirely too much, but it was definitely worth how we felt afterward! The bar had a great selection. The smoked salmon was delicious! My favorite was the lamb, seasoned and cooked perfectly. Save some room and order the cheesecake. This place is worth every calorie... More

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150 reviews 150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here several times when in San Antonio, so the food is good and the service as well. However, with one drink, the total bill, with tip, was $75 for one person. That would be fine except the atmosphere is not conducive to having a conversation. The restaurant is extremely noisy with constant chatter, plates and silverware clanking and... More

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