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Agora Churrascaria

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1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718 (McArthur)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Whittier, California
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242 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time eating at Agora Churrascaria and the 2nd time getting food poisoning. Body aches, chills, diarrhea, vomiting, flu like symptoms, ugh... I ate here years ago, and got so sick I missed my company Christmas party. Few years later, I wanted to give this place a second chance, and while I never get sick eating at... More 

Thank pgalido
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say about this place, MEAT MEAT and MEAT. ok there is a salad bar, but you dont go here for that. 15+ types of meat, sausages and it just keeps coming. One more thing Top Shelf Mojitos............ So we visit this place EVERY time we are working in NB, which is about every 8/12 weeks.

Thank Julian G
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I really like beef and other meat and this is the place to come for that. It was just excellent in every way, including the salad bar and other buffet items. Best place i have been to in awhile.

Thank bcooper01
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Brazilian BBQ is definitely one of my favorite types of cuisine. I fancy myself as a bit of a connoisseur, as I have enjoyed over 30 of them in multiple cities, states, and countries. I can safely say that Agora is by far the best I have ever tried. I have eaten there 6 or 7 times, and have never... More 

1 Thank Mike E
Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This is probably the only Churrascaria around because they are too busy to be because of the food. Meats are good but the servers don't come by as often and the meat selection is very limited. There are a bunch of buffet style dishes which detracts from the main theme of the restaurant and makes it more of an overpriced,... More 

1 Thank TXSaj
Irvine, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Very nice service and nice atmosphere. Different options at the Salad buffet and the Brazilian beans and Pao de queijo are delicious. As Brazilians we love meat and salads and are always happy to go to Agora.

Thank Daniela A
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Title says it all... save your money. I wouldn't come back here. We paid a total of $83 per person including tax and tip. Drinks are not included and dessert is not included... for $83.00 I think they should include both. The meat was mediocre and salad bar lacking options. If you're going to spend this much on a meal,... More 

Thank Aveline138
Newport Beach, California
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120 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Nice to have a Brazilian Churrascaria in OC. The salad buffet is extensive, but if you're a true protein fan, eat sparingly because the meat (beef, lamb, sausage), fish and chicken are plentiful and delivered hot to your table. The sides are very good, and try one of their signature cocktails. Like the open spaces so you don't feel cramped.... More 

Thank Stephanie L
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is an all you can eat Brazilian Steak House. The waiters keep going around the tables serving different types of meat and different cuts of beef. It is not cheap, but if you like beef, then this is the place to eat! The only problem with this type of Steakhouse, is that you always end up eating too much...

Thank Sonia E
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner to celebrate school starting back up. There were 2 teenage boys in our party and they picked the restaurant. They love this place! We particularly loved the beef tenderloin and the skirt steak. The lamb was also very good. Book a reservation for dinner and skip lunch!

Thank R4873AEpaulw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Brazilian, Steakhouse, Barbecue, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 949-222-9910

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?