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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)
+1 619-702-8464
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Decided to stop here for some lunch after work and what a terrific find. Excellent salad bar an an unlimited supply of delicious meats combined with good beer and excellent service make this a real winner and a must visit if you're in fabulous San Diego.

Thank 691Brendan_B
North Saanich, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went to this restaurant with a party of 14. Food was very good, but they are not very candid about their pricing policies. Their website does not mention it has a fixed price of $45 per person, or $35 for the salad bar. My son and his wife are vegetarians (don't even eat seafood) and they agreed on this restaurant... More 

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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2014

We decided to try this Brazilian style steak house. The entire experience was noteworthy, from the time we entered to the waiter explaining how the service works. There is a large buffet for side dishes that includes salmon, shrimp, crab legs, a variety of cold and sauteed vegetables and much more. You could easily make a meal with this alone.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse before and to be honest I have never heard of one before. While I was staying in the Gaslamp area during my time in San Diego I came across Rei Do Gado by accident and I thought I would check this place out. I was fortunate to be visiting during restaurant week... More 

Thank chris_sharry
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

It was my first time going there and I have to say that I love the atmosphere of the place and the employees were very friendly. Our server was very attentive and checked on our table often. As for the food, it was really good, all in all a great experience

Thank Jennifer J
York, UK
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wonderful Brazilian barbecue place in downtown SD. Fabulous salad buffet and pick what you want from a selection of meats from the barbie served to you fresh off the skewer. Great wine list

Thank Urwinator
Appleton, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2014

As I was planning our trip to San Diego, this is one of the restaurants that made the short list. As we were walking the Gaslamp on our first night in town, we passed this restaurant and commented on how nice it looked, not realizing this was the same place we had planned to visit later in the week. Our... More 

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Portland Oregon
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

i admit it now. I ate too much. Very easy to do in this all you can steak house. It was soooo good though. I had a sampling of about 10 different varieties of meat. This included two types of lamb, several varieties of pork, and many cuts of beaf. It was all tasty and also included an over the... More 

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San Diego, California
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244 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2014

Arriving at this Brazilian steakhouse is best to come on an empty stomach, as the spread and food is never ending. The salad and appetizer bar is full of many goodies such as jumbo shrimp, crab legs, an excellent guacamole, multitudes of salads, delicious tiny rolls stuffed with brie which you must try, white and green asparagus, collard greens, hearts... More 

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San Marcos, California
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397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wow, you better be hungry when you come here. The meat just keeps coming until you say uncle. The flavors were delicious and the atmosphere is very nice. Service was wonderful, every time I turned around there was someone trying to serve 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
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, South American, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Buffet, Valet Parking
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
"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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?