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Agora Churrascaria

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1830 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718 (McArthur)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Irvine, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Newport Beach, California
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121 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Irvine, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Tigre0313
Laguna Niguel, California
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank 1959Ian
Los Angeles
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I know that the meat is their thing, but the salad bar is awesome, it was more than what I've expected. The whole experience was more than what I've expected. The steaks were great (very limited lambs) , but I wish they have other varieties like rabbits, alligators, etc. Overall, I was please with the resturant.

Thank Duke_tran_97
Placentia, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

My wife and I were looking forward to trying this restaurant for the first time in our anniversary. Expectations were high since we had eaten at Brazilian Steakhouses in San Diego Gas Lamp district . we arrived after 6 PM and the restaurant was not crowded. We were seated in a dimed area of the restaurant. Skirt steak was fatty,... More 

Thank gmaxiii2014
Melbourne, Florida
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I absolutely love this place! I've been to Rio and have tried real Brazilian food (it is my favorite food), and can say that Agora's dishes are same tasty. I would recommend this place. It's a bit pricy, but it worth the money!

Thank vikaharley
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I've been here on a business dinner. the best part to me was the salad bar and the non-meat items. The meat brought around was pretty pedestrian in my view. A few of the guys in my party still were in the game, as indicated by the green card at their place setting but no more meat was brought around.... More 

Thank Susan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
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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Huntington Beach, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?