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Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House

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$$ - $$$
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939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123 (Broadway)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Riverside, California
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great great Great! The most delicious meats in San Diego! Expect dinner to be $50 Per person, but that includes a beautiful expansive salad bar, and your choice of meats as they bring the BBQ skewered meats to your table. The lamb, filet mignon, and ribeye were outstanding. Worth a trip to San Diego just for this restaurant. Wonderful anniversary... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is great value considering it is buffet for all you can eat meat, salad bar and soup. The soup is the best , next is the variety of meat cut and salad bar. For price at less than $20...I can't ask for more. Please don't miss this one if you are hungry

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our story. We dined here for Father's Day lunch (2014). We had a party of 10 and called ahead to make reservations. Highly recommended for large groups. We arrived about 10 minutes prior to our reservation time and were taken directly to our table. There was a wait for diners without reservations. Food. Traditional Brazilian-style meats and side dishes. The... More 

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Camp Pendleton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

I went to this restaurant because someone told me that it was one of the best places they have eaten and being this person that love for food goes a far way decided to try it, went a few days after getting married me and my wife and we loved it there was live music playing the atmosphere was great... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

A great Churrascaria in downtown San Diego, Rei do Gado is perfect for a big Brazilian meal and a fun time. Saturday Night included valet parking, caipirinhas made to order and a lovely samba dancer. The salad and trimmings bar is filled with authentic items and familiar comfort food. There is something for everyone. The staff is warm and friendly... More 

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Davis, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

My sister and I had dinner at Rei Do Gado in May. We went on a Wednesday night so there was no wait and it was not crowded. It is an all you can eat buffet - and a little pricey but it is all you can eat. The servers come around with their skewers of meat and it all... More 

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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

I took my friend out for their bday , I came to this restaurant years ago it was excellent ,this time was so gross the buffet was a bunch of old cold hard fake cheap food no flavor at all it made my whole perfect night ruined with bad food all the meat of course is fresh and melts in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I travel a lot and have eaten at a lot of Brazilian steakhouses including many in Brazil. Rei Do Gado is the best I've been too. In fact, it is my favorite restaurant ever. The meat is well prepared and the salad bar is amazing. You won't be disappointed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great Brazilian BBQ which has stood the test of time. Good value buffet included and great piano entertainment. Open grill area make for great entertainment. Efficient, friendly service and well located opposite Horton Square.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

You have to visit this place if you're into meat!! The service is great & the concept really works. You could survive off the plentiful salad bar alone but then you'd miss the main event - the meat! With about 18 different cuts including beef, chicken, lamb & pork, you will not be disappointed. The meat is hand carved at... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Brazilian, Latin, South American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
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: 6197028464
"Best Ethnic" 2014 CRA Golden Medallion Award "Best International Cuisine" 2015 CRA Golden Medallion Award 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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