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Fogo de Chao

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Avenida Reporter Nestor Moreira, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-210, Brazil
+55 21 2542-1545
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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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did not know of this place prior to being brought here by a friend. The front of the restaurant is nothing to look at but they have a nice ocean view. I thought the food was great. The main thing with these meat restaurants is make sure you don't fill up on salad before your main course. Also, be... More 

Thank JaredDubai
Florianopolis, Brazil
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took 15 people, great place, meat was very nice, the foreigners were very impressed with style of cooking, I have been here 10 or so times last night the service was a little sloppy, food was very good although they were reluctant to serve the good cuts of meat!

Thank timmyhos
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a rodizio. It belongs to a chain of restaurants. I wasn't expecting too much. Service and food was consistent. Salad bar was much better than expected I and I ate more from there than actual meat.

Thank lokmat
Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is too expensive for Brazil Rio. The food is excellent but service is slow and watch out for the service charge that is put on your bill. They boast different meats but its all the same Cuts of steak The setting is lovely.

Thank abdulabdula
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is really taking care of the guest, good meat, excellent buffet. But they have to, for the price you pay and they are rather commercial. Afterdiner drink offered on the terrace at a high price!

Thank Jan Willem G
Castro Valley, California
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our private guide as a true Brazilian steak house. You need to be very hungry and pace yourself. The starter, salads, relish were great quality and quite tasty. The selections of meat are carved right at your table and it's never ending. My only suggestion is to be very selective. If sausage is not your... More 

Thank uarehome
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fogo de Chao restaurant in Bota Fogo is situated at a great location. On the terras it offers a great view on the Bota Fogo beach and Marina. Although the water around the terrace has a bad smell, Indoor you'll find nothing of that. The interior is spacious and accessible, allowing for a relaxed meal. The restaurant offers specialized... More 

Thank Hans B
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99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing, and you can see why they tell you to book to avoid disappointment. Saying that though, if like us in the UK you like to eat around 7pm, you are more than likely to get a table even without booking. The restaurant itself is really beautiful, with a terrace with an incredible view out over the... More 

Thank Chimera702
Trondheim, Norway
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Fogo de Chao in Rio de Janeiro together with a friend for dinner in September 2016. The welcome was friendly and we received a nice table. Dining in this restaurant is quite an experience as you take the side dishes from a buffet and the meat is brought to you by the waiters and cut directly onto... More 

Thank Christoph B
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant after seeing Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. It is very close to Sugar Loaf and is right on the water with great views. From the moment we sat down we had great service. I don't think I've ever ate so much meat. They also have a large selection of sides and salads on their buffet.... More 

Thank dsheridan13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, 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: Avenida Reporter Nestor Moreira, 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: +55 21 2542-1545

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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.
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