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“Great food and service in pleasant surroundings.” 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 #5 of 384 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $200 - $250
Cuisines: Brazilian, Barbecue, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fogo Gaucho is Nairobi's Favourite Steakhouse set up in a beautiful ambience that gives a feel as though you are in a corner of South Brazil. If you are looking for a prime dining experience in a stylish, ambient environment either for a family outing, business lunch meeting or office party, Fogo Gaucho offers top class service to fit any occasion and a playground for children everyday.
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“Great food and service in pleasant surroundings.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Went here as an alternative to the Carnivore. There was an extensive salad bar which surrounded a large fish tank. You are provided with a marker which is red on one side and green on the other. The idea is that if your marker is green side up, they will provide you with more meat but if it's red, they will leave you alone. This didn't really work as the waiters came regardless of whether the counter was red or green.
The meat was cooked perfectly and was very tasty, apart from the king prawns which I thought were bland and tasteless.
The dessert was pineapple covered in cinnamon which was perfect after all that meat.
Would I go again? Most definitely. The service (although they ignored the counter colour) was great and the staff were all very polite and pleasant. The restaurant itself is simply decorated and the music was very much in the background. A great place (and reasonably priced) to visit with a partner, friends, colleagues or family.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Best Meat restaurant I tried”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Tried several different "all you can eat" meat restaurants and this was the best one in terms of meat quality and service. The style is Brazilian. They had meat from rare to well done, which was a change for the better.

  • Visited April 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Not perfect but defn. better than The Carnivore...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Been to Fogo Gaucho several times & prefer it to the other eat-meat-till-you-drop restaurants such as Carnivore, Safari Park & Pampa Churascaria]....

Raves;
- Wide range of well prepared meats.
- Wide variety of salads & appetizers.
- Small & somewhat intimate compared to their counterparts.

Rants;
- Service is somewhat wanting ; the meat servers are always in a hurry, most rarely bother to explain/elaborate the dishes they're serving, drink waiters always need to be reminded to replenish drinks, we ordered ice cream for desert and it took too long to arrive.
- Poor choice of location ; crowded entrance & hardly any parking inside Viking House.
- Ambiance needs an upgraded.
- Lacks in-house entertainment which would be a good add-on [ a band, pianist, background music etc].

Tip ; Tends to get very busy so you might want to make a reservation.

  • Visited March 2013
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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“Very tasty meat and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Since we are always on the lookout to try and find a place that offers nice cooked meat meat, we decided to give Fogo Gaucho a try! Am always picky when it comes to the meat that am being served(don't like the fat much). The meat did not take long long to arrive and it was very yummy and juicy, the bar provided us with a variety of options to drink later on. Parking is also adequate and safe, we did not have to go far looking for a place to park.
Will definitely go again next Friday.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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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
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