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“Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rei Do Gado Restaurant

Rei Do Gado Restaurant
939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123 (Downtown)
+1 619-702-8464
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Ranked #175 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: A trolley station is located on B street. A bus stop is right across from Rei Do Gado.
Description: "Best Ethnic" 2014 CRA Golden Medallion Award The churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives it a taste unmatched by any other. Guests of Rei do Gado will encounter an unlimited buffet of typical dishes and salads.
El Centro
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The food is excellent, they will serve you food until you want them to, and the service is great. Try the mojitos they are great!! The mojitos are freshly made and delicious worth every penny. This is a great date night restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlantic Beach
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Excellent food, close to tourist spots, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

I am going to Rei do Gado each time I am in San Diego. Great salad bar, very good meat selection, great drink selection. Nice atmosphere, quiet enough to have conversations. A girl walked around in a carnival costume, which was a nice picture opportunity. Great for business dinners, no need to wait to place orders etc. They can deal with large crowds. Will go back next time when I am in San Diego.

Visited May 2013
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sacramento, ca
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“Carnivore's delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were part of a large lunch group here. You will either really like this place or not think much of it.

For starters, the bar is not great. And several of our orders were mixed up. The servers did a better job serving food than serving drinks. The Salad bar was AWESOME. Several different types of salads and appetizers to choose from. You could fill up on that but then you miss out on the main purpose of eating here.... MEAT. I would agree with other reviews that the meats offered were not fantastic but they were filling. I would say, stay away from the short ribs... not very tastey. There were a total of 9 different meat selections offered. The best in our opinion was the ham and pineapple on a spic. They bring several selections for you to try and yes, they can be frugel. Just ask for more!

This can be an expensive place to eat. You get a much better deal at lunch time. Load up on a late lunch and you can be filled for the rest of the day.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California, United States
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“A little over rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

After all the talk of my colleagues I thought this place would be much more than it actually was. The meats were ok - not fantastic. Servers come around and cut meat for you - and although the price is not cheap they dont exactly overload with meat. In fact you have to alway ask them to keep cutting just to get more than a mere morsel. And they make you feel a little guilty about it - plus they all come at different times so although you have this big plate, there is little meat on it at any one time. The sides are self serve - buffet style - these are generally good - not much of an atmosphere though

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Night of the week for sure! With so many options to dine, this was not a place on my hit list but after reading reviews I stepped out of more traditional places to give it a shot....what a great surprise with amazing food (everything was great)...enough selection to make anyone happy, in a festive environment made that way by an attentive and great group of staff. Left very happy, stuffed, and with $$ left for a nice late evening cordial. Put it on your visit list for a fun, satisfying dining experience!

  • Visited April 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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