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“Alternative to Carnivore” 4 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 #6 of 341 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
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43 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Alternative to Carnivore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very good food and a lot of it. About $20 US for the unlimited meat. The only exotic is crocodile. Beautiful rare beef. Lamb, prawns, pirk ribs and shoulder, chicken legs, top sirloin.
The fried sweet banana is really good, but the French fries are soggy. They did have Heinz ketchup.
The salad bar has twenty salads, all pretty good. Tiny new potatoes are not red, but brown.
I wasn't crazy about the crocodile. Very tough. We asked for sharper knives, but no joy.
For dessert they have grilled pineapple with brown sugar. Delicious.
Reasonably priced drinks, too.
The decor is a little tired. It's on an older colonial tiled roof building.
Our service was excellent, maybe because we went at 6:30 when they opened, and they weren't busy. Very friendly and efficient.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“eat 'till you drop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Good meat, plenty of it!
Good service.
Excellent value for money.
Pity there is little game meat to try.

Visited February 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Mundane...disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Took the family for dinner after making a booking by email. Service was very erratic and at some point I had to ask three different waiters for drinks and the bill. One gets the feeling they are at an assembly plant (get fed, move on, get out) perhaps owing to over booking.

The back dining area feels like an afterthought and stands in stark contrast to the from which looks the better furnished and decorated.

Biggest shock was the rubbish area in plain view on the way to the washroom. Great salad offering and the food is good - but a big disconnect with the service and ambiance.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect for a fun casual evening, not romantic not business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

All the meat you can eat. It is not expensive. A dinner costs about 2500 Ksh/person incl. beverages, only around 20 € or 30 $.

I found the meat to be good, especially the beaf. Seafood was not exciting. They also have a big chees you can dig into. Try it was great! So was the sallad buffet.

We came around 8pm without a reservation and got a table right away.

The taxi driver didn´t know where the restaurant was so remember the adress or just Viking House.
In summary; It is not a star restaurant but it is value for your money!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Muscat
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“"It's even better now"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Having previously been here twice for lunch, visited Fogo Gaucho for dinner on 30th Jan for dinner with friends. Being a week day we did not think that reservation was needed and were pleasantly surprised to find a full house with all the tables occupied, the staff offered to accommodate us in the adjoining dining hall which was also nearly full, when we expressed our preference for a table in the restaurant, a table was promptly set up behind the hostess desk. The food, the service and the ambiance with a strong mix of expats and locals was much endearing than some expensive touristy outlets in Nairobi. We did observe that everybody was having fun, happy waiters included.
I recommend Fogo Gaucho to every carnivore without hesitation.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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