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Fogo de Chao

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Avenue Reporter Nestor Moreira - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-210, Brazil
21 22797117
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Cairo, Egypt
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

everyting was perfect the food, service, quality even the view. i really enjoyed and highly recommed for meat lovers.

Thank Mahinour A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This Brazilian churrascaria is great! Amazing meat, salads, dessert, caipirinhas And a fantastic view of Rio! You can't miss it!

Thank Veroniquerj
Richmond, TX, USA
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't know how many cuts of meat we ate, but each was better than the previous serving. Simply amazing. Side dishes and salads were also quite good. Fell in love with the fried polenta sticks, just couldn't get enough of them. Pricey. Not unlike the FdC located in various US cities, but special in that this eating concept originated... More 

Thank bossyvossy
Oslo, Norway
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent choice for Rodizio style barbecue . The meats have very good quality and the service is top notch . Sometimes ,however , you feel you have to make the waiters go a bit slower bringing out the food. The salad buffet is excellent and the wine list good, however on the very expensive side . The all round... More 

Thank ole b
Maitland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is what happens when fine dining meets churrasco, and the results are very good. Great offerings served at a manageable pace. Views also had to the dining experience, will return always!

Thank GlobalGrappler
Paris, France
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at a churrascaria and I was excited because my boyfriend loves these places. The restaurant is HUGE, I mean, we were one of a handful of tables with less than 4 in a party. Most tables were 20+. I found that the 'lesser' cuts of meat came around to us often and the better, sirloin,... More 

Thank Elysia C
Florianopolis, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Fogo do Chao for the 4th time last week, as usual the meat was excellent althoug hdisaapointed that it was not from Rio grande do Sul, the meat from Matto Grosso sweats alot so is trying than Guacha Meat, however service was good, buffet as always is good. Certainly the best Churascaria in RJ

Thank timmyhos
Palm Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid the early to your table lesser cuts of meat, wait for or ask for the better cuts. Try to "salad" bar but don't go overboard.

Thank Gary W
Newcastle - UK
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a party of over 150 people and expected that with this volume of people, on top of the regular guests, the restaurant would struggle with service. We couldn't have been more wrong. Service was exemplary. Drinks flowed from the minute of arrival and the food was to die for. Steaks were the best I've ever tasted and... More 

Thank Eatmyshoes
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant for those who know and love great cuts of meat. Also for those who don't as the salad bar provides a comprehensive offering. Each meal we ate here we left rolling out of our chairs and into a taxi! The sirloin beef was to-die-for! I would suggest this isn't the most romantic restaurant as you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Reporter Nestor Moreira - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-210, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Botafogo
  • Neighborhood: Botafogo
  • Phone Number: 21 22797117

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Staying in Botafogo

Neighborhood Profile
In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.