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“"It's even better now"”
Review of Fogo Gaucho

Fogo Gaucho
Ranked #3 of 553 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $200 - $250
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fogo Gaucho is Nairobi's Favourite Steakhouse set up in a beautiful ambience that gives a feel as though you are in a corner of South Brazil. If you are looking for a prime dining experience in a stylish, ambient environment either for a family outing, business lunch meeting or office party, Fogo Gaucho offers top class service to fit any occasion and a playground for children everyday.
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“"It's even better now"”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Having previously been here twice for lunch, visited Fogo Gaucho for dinner on 30th Jan for dinner with friends. Being a week day we did not think that reservation was needed and were pleasantly surprised to find a full house with all the tables occupied, the staff offered to accommodate us in the adjoining dining hall which was also nearly full, when we expressed our preference for a table in the restaurant, a table was promptly set up behind the hostess desk. The food, the service and the ambiance with a strong mix of expats and locals was much endearing than some expensive touristy outlets in Nairobi. We did observe that everybody was having fun, happy waiters included.
I recommend Fogo Gaucho to every carnivore without hesitation.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank rudyvoller
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The brazillian dining experience at its best. The picana just heavenly....and the wide array of salads for all taste buds. Its just the best dining experience.

Thank Racheal M
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“In mood to dig in some flesh?”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Good service. Decent salad counter and selection of meats - both eat as much as you can for a reasonable price. Restaurant could do a lot better by improving the seafood side of things. Prawns are terrible. Croc meat is amazing!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Nimish H
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Fogo Gaucho has none of the theatre of Carnivore but it's very much worth a visit.
When you sit, you are invited to help yourself to the salad bar (and it's unlimited!) after which you have a parade of grilled meats brought & carved at your table. You have chicken, pork, ribs, steak, ostrich, crocodile & lamb. You carry on eating until you are stuffed! You finish with hot pineapple rolled in cinnamon which is utter delicious. The drinks are reasonably priced and you will find more of the locals here than any ex-pats or Indian community.
It's best to book as it gets busy on Thursday/ Friday & Saturday nights. Try a get a seat in he main restaurant otherwise you are sat near the bar where people smoke.
A very reasonable 1800KSH per person - not including drinks - which is cheaper than Carnivore & it's in town, which is more convenient.

  • Visited December 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Solid Place”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had dinner here based on the reviews of Carnivore (which seemed a little touristy and gimmicky), and were fairly impressed. Very nice mix of locals, expats and tourists, with typically hospitable and friendly Kenyan service. Food was decent quality, at a good price. Decor is a little tired, but does somehow create a homey, relaxed ambience. If you're looking for good value for money, in an unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere, this is a good place to go.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Wandering_Saffa
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