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“There are better churrascarias in Houston.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao
8250 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063
713-978-6500
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Ranked #14 of 7,487 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“There are better churrascarias in Houston.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This place is way too gringo-fied for somebody who has enjoyed the best churrascarias Brasil has to offer. They can't even get the simple yet iconic Caipirinha right. The service is mediocre as is the food and it's more expensive than Chama Gaúcha which is right up the road. Not my first pick for Brazilian food in Houston.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Adana, Turkey
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“Right place to eat quality meat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

If you are a meat person and i mean real meat not fast food crap that's definitely the place for you. I have been to different Brazilian restaurants all of which has almost the same dining concept but this chain is the best so far. Alcatra and Picanha being my personal favorites they serve different cuts of meat and all is fantastic. Salad bar and side dishes are also quite good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Food festa!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The concept of this restaurant is the all american abundance combined with the great Brazilian way of preparing and serving meat. A huge variety of meats is brought to your table and the salad bar is out of this world. I have been there several times and its always a very busy place so book in advance. The atmosphere is great and Fogo de Chao is the best churrascaria in Houston in my opinion.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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“Tons of meat with a nice taste”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Located on westheimer road the place is easy to find, as we walked in you can tell you are in for a feast that will last a long time in your memory.

The salad bar has an excellent variety and it's fresh. If you are going for the meat then I advise not to go crazy on the salad bar.

The bread is a bomb with melted cheese inside, again don't go crazy on the bread, you got to leave ample space for the main dish (meat)

The concept is simple as long as you keep the round piece of paper flipped to the green side they will continue to serve meat on your plate, the moment you flip it on the red side they will not come to you.

The meat has a variety of beef,lamp,pork and chicken. All meats are well seasoned, cooked to perfection.

One small tip, they will give a small prong to assess when cutting the meat, use it or the guy will get pissed off at you.

It was a nice meal that will leave you full for long time.

For sure I will come back again the next time I come buy houston.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Brazil in Texas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Authentic brazilian atmosphere and food. The variety and quality of the salad bar is outstanding and the meat cuts are savory and well cooked. It all comes at a price of course, it will cost you a small fortune for a party of 5.

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