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Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House

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939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123 (Broadway)
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Davis, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Drusilly
San Diego, CA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank CeCeSanDiego_CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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125 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank GourmandAus
Oxford, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Oakland, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had such a marvelous time at Rei Do Gado. We came for a birthday celebration and wanted something really special, and this was the ticket! Atmosphere was VERY festive on a Saturday night with a live pianist and then samba music and a spectacular dancer! And the meat just kept coming! Paleo heaven, for sure. We enjoyed the Brazilian... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Pretty close to the real deal. Extensive salad bar, good meat and quick service. Had lunch here with my wife and we were stuffed. Not the cheapest but then you don't need to eat for the rest of the day. Dress code is casual and the place has a busy but pleasant atmosphere. Great.

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Gainesville, Florida
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94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had heard about the Brazilian restaurants in various cities and decided to try one in San Diego. Our strategy was to avoid the salad bar and go directly to the meats offered. At $50 per person we did not want to fill up on salad and sides. Our waiter was Casio and he was very helpful with a reasonably... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Awesome concept for a restaurant, we are here on a Sunday and payed about $30 each which I think was well worth it. Staff and cooks were polite and service was prompt, salad buffet was good and the different meats from the grill were excellent. Would not hesitate to come here again.

Thank Outback_Australian
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Visited three times with friends from Brazil during my 2-month stay in SD. Lunch buffet is really high cost-performance. They serve various kinds of meat and their salad bar has large variety of food: from traditional Brazilian dishes to usual salad, etc. I had never had more meat than this place! I was full every time I visited. Most waiters... More 

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Brazilian, 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, 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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?