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“great service & great cuts of meat, cooked to perfection” 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 #6 of 361 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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“great service & great cuts of meat, cooked to perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We ate here after an unsatisfying meal at the carnivore (we are big meat eaters and the rest of our trip had chewy goat). Don't even bother withthe carnivore. they no longer have any wild game since Kenya law forbids it now.

the food here was great. much better attention to the cooking than the fire pits at carnivore. We loved the garlic beef but all the meats were delicious and not too well done, not too rare (or raw as at the carnivore) the salad bar was also great.

towards the end of the meal someone came over to find out what meats we might be waitning for and brought these over

we had the set menu and a few large bottles of water for four people. the bill came to about 9500KSH or US$115. a real bargain compaired to the carnivore!

I'd eat here again

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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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 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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