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“Excellence in Meat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fogo De Chao

Fogo De Chao
Av. Dos Bandeirantes, 538 | Vila Olimpia, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
+55(11)5505-0791
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Ranked #62 of 24,433 restaurants in Sao Paulo
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellence in Meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I`ve been to Fogo de Chão in São Paulo for a dinner with my work peers after a whole day of hard working in a show..I must say that it was a delightful experience like finding an oasis in the middle of a scorching desert. Select wine list, good cuts of meat and a very attentive service, if it is up a suggestion here it goes: increase the variety of the salad buffet...something interesting I`ve noticed is that you can talk with your table colleagues without yelling for them to listen because although it is a very busy plase, believe it or not, it is quiet.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“All you can eat top quality meat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a proper steakhouse / all you can eat meat (Churrascaria).

Be aware it is expensive, but totally worth it. The waiters walk around with the meat on the stick and offer different types of Brazilian cuts of meat. For example: Rump steak, top side, ribs and even exotics meats.

Vegetarians: you also have plenty of really good options on their buffet so don't be afraid to go there!


Recommended!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“This Has Got to Be One of The All Time Favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Ok, so as a Business Man, 4 times a year in Brazil, going from sophisticated city, to renting a car and driving thru Parana, where good restaurants are few and far between, this has got to be one of the all time BEST!

The service is unbelievable, really great.. They are on you, on top of it.. When you want, whatever you want..

Rodissio:

The secret is to take your time, refuse what you don't want, and ask for what you do..

That is how the locals do it, believe me, I have observed quite a few..

I used to go in and scuff it down, now, I look, see the cuts, and choose... That is the secret...

Great place, they have it down..

Much better then State Side, in The US, where the same chain, doesn't do it as well.. So its good you have to travel there to enjoy it, and its good I get to do it for business..(lol)

Its pricey, but worth it..

Hint: try not to fill up on the buffet, all though I always fail on that...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Top One for a Meat Fan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Fogo de Chao is my favourite barbecue house. Despite being really expensive for an all-you-can-eat restaurant (I guess it's around US$ 70 / person - no drinks included), I think its food quality is really superior, comparing to other restaurants of the same kind.

I am not sure if it's worth for kids. You really eat a lot there. It's common to see lots of foreigners there in workdays - maybe the majority of the clients. Also, in my opinion it's not a restaurant for a date.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great churrasco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Being in Brazil without going to a nice Churrascaria is not good, to my vegetarian friend - please forgive me. Fogo de Chão in Brazil it is really good and I will be back.

Visited June 2013
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