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“Picana” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fogo Gaucho Churrascaria

Fogo Gaucho Churrascaria
Viking House | Off Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (20) 4454439
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Ranked #5 of 301 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Nairobi
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Picana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The brazillian dining experience at its best. The picana just heavenly....and the wide array of salads for all taste buds. Its just the best dining experience.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“In mood to dig in some flesh?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Good service. Decent salad counter and selection of meats - both eat as much as you can for a reasonable price. Restaurant could do a lot better by improving the seafood side of things. Prawns are terrible. Croc meat is amazing!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hampshire
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Fogo Gaucho has none of the theatre of Carnivore but it's very much worth a visit.
When you sit, you are invited to help yourself to the salad bar (and it's unlimited!) after which you have a parade of grilled meats brought & carved at your table. You have chicken, pork, ribs, steak, ostrich, crocodile & lamb. You carry on eating until you are stuffed! You finish with hot pineapple rolled in cinnamon which is utter delicious. The drinks are reasonably priced and you will find more of the locals here than any ex-pats or Indian community.
It's best to book as it gets busy on Thursday/ Friday & Saturday nights. Try a get a seat in he main restaurant otherwise you are sat near the bar where people smoke.
A very reasonable 1800KSH per person - not including drinks - which is cheaper than Carnivore & it's in town, which is more convenient.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Solid Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had dinner here based on the reviews of Carnivore (which seemed a little touristy and gimmicky), and were fairly impressed. Very nice mix of locals, expats and tourists, with typically hospitable and friendly Kenyan service. Food was decent quality, at a good price. Decor is a little tired, but does somehow create a homey, relaxed ambience. If you're looking for good value for money, in an unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere, this is a good place to go.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Food at a nice price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a very good restaurant with all the selection of a classic brazilian restaurant without the pretension of Carnivore. The food is plentyful and juicy. The salad bar allows to return when you like (Unlike Carnivore) and the price is very competitive.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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