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“Not perfect but defn. better than The Carnivore...”
Review of Fogo Gaucho

Fogo Gaucho
Ranked #4 of 574 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $200 - $250
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Been to Fogo Gaucho several times & prefer it to the other eat-meat-till-you-drop restaurants such as Carnivore, Safari Park & Pampa Churascaria]....

- Wide range of well prepared meats.
- Wide variety of salads & appetizers.
- Small & somewhat intimate compared to their counterparts.

- Service is somewhat wanting ; the meat servers are always in a hurry, most rarely bother to explain/elaborate the dishes they're serving, drink waiters always need to be reminded to replenish drinks, we ordered ice cream for desert and it took too long to arrive.
- Poor choice of location ; crowded entrance & hardly any parking inside Viking House.
- Ambiance needs an upgraded.
- Lacks in-house entertainment which would be a good add-on [ a band, pianist, background music etc].

Tip ; Tends to get very busy so you might want to make a reservation.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Since we are always on the lookout to try and find a place that offers nice cooked meat meat, we decided to give Fogo Gaucho a try! Am always picky when it comes to the meat that am being served(don't like the fat much). The meat did not take long long to arrive and it was very yummy and juicy, the bar provided us with a variety of options to drink later on. Parking is also adequate and safe, we did not have to go far looking for a place to park.
Will definitely go again next Friday.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We ate here after an unsatisfying meal at the carnivore (we are big meat eaters and the rest of our trip had chewy goat). Don't even bother withthe carnivore. they no longer have any wild game since Kenya law forbids it now.

the food here was great. much better attention to the cooking than the fire pits at carnivore. We loved the garlic beef but all the meats were delicious and not too well done, not too rare (or raw as at the carnivore) the salad bar was also great.

towards the end of the meal someone came over to find out what meats we might be waitning for and brought these over

we had the set menu and a few large bottles of water for four people. the bill came to about 9500KSH or US$115. a real bargain compaired to the carnivore!

I'd eat here again

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were visiting friends in Nairobi who took us to Fogo Gaucho as an alternative to the Carnivore. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great salad bar with LOTS of options. And, the meat that was brought to the table on large skewers was wonderful. It doesn't have the same ambience as Carnivore, and it doesn't offer all the unusual African game meat, but if you're in Nairobi and in the mood for a lot of meat, it's a great place to visit.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

yummy meats though some were tough. The crocodile was impossible. The sweet fried banana was such a treat! Attentive wait staff and warm atmosphere. The best part of this experience was the pineapple/cinnamon desert. This is a restaurant I will be going back to again. Great value for money.

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Thank mokandu
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