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“Great alternative to Carnivore for far less!” 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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Great alternative to Carnivore for far less!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We were visiting friends in Nairobi who took us to Fogo Gaucho as an alternative to the Carnivore. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great salad bar with LOTS of options. And, the meat that was brought to the table on large skewers was wonderful. It doesn't have the same ambience as Carnivore, and it doesn't offer all the unusual African game meat, but if you're in Nairobi and in the mood for a lot of meat, it's a great place to visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Such a treat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

yummy meats though some were tough. The crocodile was impossible. The sweet fried banana was such a treat! Attentive wait staff and warm atmosphere. The best part of this experience was the pineapple/cinnamon desert. This is a restaurant I will be going back to again. Great value for money.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Made my valentine dinner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

It was my first time to dine at Fogo Gaucho and it also happened to be their busiest day of the year but they did not disappoint. Even sans reservations, we were able to secure a table in less than half an hour.

They offer you a buffet salad bar with a wide range of salads and cold cuts as well as a few starchy accompaniments that are necessary to complete a Kenyan's dining experience.

Their eat-as-much-meat-as-you-can model is not unique in Nairobi, but the frequency of the meat traffic is higher than other restaurants using the same model. You have a double sided badge with green and red colours on either side. If you want the meat to keep coming you turn the green side up and should you wish to retire or take a break, then you switch it to red.

Their prices are also pocket friendly though on the night of my visit there was a supplement. I hope to make my second visit soon and compare.

Visited February 2013
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“COME HUNGRY !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What an amazing culinary expirience !
Keep the green one up and your food will just keep on coming, wide variety of meat, great taste , from almost raw to very well done, any way you like it- it's there ! You can not leave unhappy!
And the final pineapple treat just seal it with a kiss

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fogo Guacho”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Jae Hong- Grade 7

Fogo Gaucho is a Brazilian steak house in Nairobi, Kenya. Here you will be able to taste over 12 types of juicy steaks. It’s an all around meat adventure that is nothing less than perfect. It is a wonderful restaurant and a perfect place for meat lovers to just seat down and enjoy.

Fogo Gaucho has a top class service. The food comes out almost instantly. You will get the red-green card and when you are ready to engage in some meat feast, turn you card to green signaling so that the waiter brings the meat. When you are full or want a break, turn the card to red which signals the waiters to stop bringing the meat. The waiters are all kind and they will serve you very well.

The open time of this restaurant for dinner is 7pm to 10.30pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 6.30pm to 10.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 6.30pm to 10pm on Sundays. For lunch, it is open from 12.30pm to 3pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 12pm to 4.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12pm- 4pm on Sundays. It would have been better if it was open for longer time because there might be people who want to go there in between the opening time. The location is Viking House on Waiyaki Way in Westlands.

The food here is fantastic. First you can go to the salad bar where there are 20 different types of salads prepared for you. After the salad, turn your card to the green side and the waiter will start to bring you the main course. For the main course there is rump steak, beef ribs, top sirloin and sirloin steak, lamb shoulder, beef and pork sausages, pork ribs, fish fillet, crocodile meat, chicken legs, pork leg and grilled prawns. The waiter will kindly ask you if you would like the food or not while moving around. As you enjoy the food you can also order a drink to have with your food. After the main course if you have space for more the waiter will bring you the dessert which is grilled pineapple with cinnamon. You do not pay for the amount you eat but you pay per person. It is 1800 Kenyan Shillings per person which is reasonable.

I would highly recommend this restaurant for you if you are not vegetarian because it is a place for you to eat meat. If I was to rate this restaurant from 1~10, 1 being very bad and10 being very good, I would give this restaurant a rate of 9. I think the food was really great but they could improve by adding some more flavors into the meat. In my opinion the best part of the meal was the dessert. When the waiter first came with the dessert and he said it was grilled pineapple with cinnamon I thought it was disgusting but when I tried some, it was the most delightful dessert I’ve ever had. I would give two thumbs up for this restaurant for its great service and food. For more information, you could contact by phone to +254 (0) 729 243202 / (0) 728 673 983 or +254 (20) 3544037 / 4454439. You could also contact by email at info@fogogauchonbi.com or visit their website http://www.fogogauchonbi.com.

  • 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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