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Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, , Latin
939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123
+1 619-702-8464
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“skewers” (28 reviews)
“picanha” (10 reviews)
“beef” (21 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, South American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123
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Reviewed April 7, 2015

Food is ok. Quality of the meats just fair. They may say they are serving you Filet Mignon but it is far from a good rated cut of beef. Probably a nice place to go with a group because of all the choices to choose...More

Thank Ihearttotravel2007
Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse, and the Rei Do Gado was a great first experience. The waiter explained the process well and the meats were fantastic. Our primary problem was failing to fast for full day beforehand, so we would be able...More

Thank S2rmin-Norman
Reviewed March 28, 2015

The perfectly cooked meats that continuously come to your table are better than delicious. They have these small pork ribs that are to die for! The ribs are dry rubbed, so not messy, but heavenly! My only regret is that they have such a large...More

Thank wepritch
Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

If you are a Real carnivore you Have to be here. Perfect, good quality meat, as much as you want. Nice restaurant with kind and proffesional staff. Worth to visit If you are in SD.

Reviewed March 20, 2015

We came here for lunch, and we were trying to decide between this and Fogo de chao. We ultimately went with Rei Do Gado, and couldn't be happier with our choice. The one thing this restaurant supposedly has over the others is their salad bar,...More

1  Thank Napoli-phile21
Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We have always enjoyed this restaurant and visit whenever we are out. Fantastic salad bar and the meat is always well prepared. The restaurant is family-owned so it doesn't have the chain feel of Fago or Tejas de Brazil. The flan is a great finish...More

Thank Matthew U
Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'm a meat-eater and this drew me to Rei do Gado. But how pleasantly surprised by the rest. We were warmly welcomed, seated immediately and invited to the salad buffet. That was superb! Delicious salads and fish, breads and pickles. Having eaten a plateful of...More

1  Thank Godfrey S
Reviewed March 14, 2015

All you can eat grilled meat, good variety, everything tasty. Try one of the house specialty drinks - they were very good. Eat slowly and try a little bit of everything that they bring to the table.

Thank jonamo9638
Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Always wanted to try a Brazilian steakhouse. Wish this were closer to the gas lamp but the food was good, especially their garlic coated meats. Price is a bit steep for lunch, but really enjoyed the quality of the food and the friendliness of the...More

Thank In4itt
Reviewed March 5, 2015

A little pricey at $50/ person for dinner (lunch is about half of that) but a great atmosphere, great service (our server was Cassio), great people, and great food!! The sirloin was amazing!! (specifically the garlic sirloin) I'll probably go back someday ;)

1  Thank navyxman
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August 12, 2017|
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Response from Wayne G | Reviewed this property |
I find that churasco Brazilian restaurants know the best temperature and seasonings and doneness for their meats. While I usually like rare beef, I would never ask for anything different than they serve. If they can, they... More
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Wayne G | Reviewed this property |
Certainly no dress code in San Diego !! They accept anyone who wishes to eat there. It depends on your comfort level with what you are wearing vs the other customers. Overall, any Latin American restaurant will tend to be... More
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!
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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