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Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House

) #82 of 3,981 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ Steakhouse, , Latin
939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123
+1 619-702-8464
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, South American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

This place is a must for a delicious huge meal! The waiters were so pleasant and the food was so fresh, delish & so much variety! It's a bit pricey on Friday & Saturdays but well worth it for a special occasion. Great!

Thank Judi E
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

So I went here for my birthday and oh my, it was special. They serve the most delectable meats at your table but also had an unreal cold bar available filled with seafood. It's worth the money but go with an empty stomach.

Thank JBrooks2334
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Big disappointment. I was expecting fresh food and not buffet style. This was our last night out in San Diego so wanted to do something nice. I could have found a better way to spend $100+ on dinner. I will not be going back.

1  Thank JKD4
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We had a party of six for a business dinner. Everyone loved their meal. There really is something for everyone here. Seafood on the "salad bar". Lots of beef, pork, poultry and lamb selections served at your table. Fernando, our server was very attentive and...More

Thank MichelleBrewington
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for the past couple of years on special occasions and I'm never disappointed. Come hungry, pace yourself on the meat servings, selectively choose your salads and don't be shy to ask if a specific meat you have in mind is circulating...More

Thank Bree B
Reviewed February 2, 2017

This place was delightful, the service, the meats are the best cuts and cooked to perfection, and you could fill up on the buffet. The price was fair for what you get but make sure you go hungry, because you will want to eat your...More

Thank Christina K
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

The salad bar and the meat is a disappointment if you have been to a real Brazilian BBQ And there is no fried cheese either, one of the must have item This is just no good

1  Thank Eric J
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We reserved for a table right at opening as we had family members catching a plane a bit later. We had been to another chain which was great, and we were interested to see how this compared. Some similarities, and some surprises. Most at the...More

Thank Rateyjane
Reviewed January 20, 2017

We set up a business meeting for dinner there--sat outside with a table with a fire in the center, got waited on right away and with the level of service we had, you would have thought we were rock stars. We had salad bar first...More

Thank EZZIP23
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Had the lunch special for around USD 30. Amazing choice of delicious meat and wonderful salad bar. Very friendly service and attentive. Would go back in a heart beat.

Thank Renato G
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What exactly is the dress code for Rei Do Gado? Thanks!
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Jamie R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, do you have a private room that can hold 20?
November 28, 2016|
Response from Rei Do Gado B | Property representative |
Yes! I have a private business room with maximum occupancy of 24. You can visit our website to make a group reservation to inquire about private room!
Hi, can I call in an order to get Pao De Queijo, Feijoada, & Costelinha Del Porco to go? Looks Amazing & I Can't Wait!
June 15, 2016|
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Response from Rei Do Gado B | Property representative |
It's $30 for one skewer of Costeliha de Porco, one dozen of Pao de Queijo, and one 8 oz cup of Feijoada. Please call 30 minutes ahead to put a to go order. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $55
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123
  • Public Transportation: A trolley station is located on B street. A bus stop is right across from Rei Do Gado.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-8464
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The churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives it a taste unmatched by any other. Guests of Rei do Gado will encounter an unlimited buffet of typical dishes and salads.
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