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Agora Churrascaria

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1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718 (McArthur)
949-222-9910
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Maine
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Irvine, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Daniela A
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Newport Beach, California
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120 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Marina
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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...

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Irvine, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Salad bar is very good, meat are well marinated and grilled to perfection. However, thhe service is questionable in the weekend when the restaurant is packed. There are not enough of meat serving for everybody in the restaurant. Only seven or so waiters who walk around and serve grilled meat/chicken/sausages... to a restaurant of large size. They don't stop at... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Had dinner with a family group of 7 persons including 2 twelve year olds. The meat as always was pretty good, but surprisingly the stand out was the mashed potatoes... odd for a meat place:( I had been several times before and do not feel the large price differential from lunch to dinner is warranted, after all is basically the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?