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“Go when hungry :)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fogo Gaucho

Fogo Gaucho
Ranked #3 of 511 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $200 - $250
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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.
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Go when hungry :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

The food was good.. lots of different meats and salads. Plus the service was very efficient and friendly.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Xtynna
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“Fun place to eat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

I give Fogo Gaucho 4 stars... not for the food quality, but for the fun.

Service is pretty good, but the parking outside not so good. Better to take a taxi to this location.

Overall the quality of the meat is only average (some quite poor). Most of it is well done, very fatty, and too salty. This is not a restaurant for fine dining so don't expect any nice expensive cuts of meat. You're not going to get your favorite steak or ribs here. However, it is fun to watch the large slabs of meat pass by on spears.

Fun to experience if you've never been. You can choose whatever type of meat you want while the waiters pass by with different cuts of chicken, pork, beef, etc... lots of different types. They'll cut off as much as you want. Get ready to stuff yourself. At least that's what I did. And you'll need a few cold beers to wash it all down, especially since most cuts are very salty. I recommend the Tusker.

There is also a small vegetable buffet off to the side, but its pretty limited and not very good.

This is a restaurant you come to for fun and for the novelty and fun. Bring a group and everyone will have something to talk about. No one will love it, but no one will hate it either. I'm sure the real Brazilian BBQ houses in Brazil are much better than this one, but its a good spot for dinner if you find yourself in Nairobi and craving large amounts of meat.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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“Best modern rodizio”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

A modern churrascaria where rodizio service is typical offered. Passadores (meat waiters) come to the table with knives and a skewer, on which are speared various kinds of meat. The meat they served was tender and loved the Brazilian attire the waiters had on.
Something to try is their skewered pineapple and they have a variety of salads in their salad bar as well.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Zohreen A
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Sunday Grill with the family!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Fogo Gaucho is a typical Brazilian rodizio. Eat all you can, different types of meat grilled on charcoal. Salads, cheese, desserts, whatever... as long as you have your green card turned up on the table they will keep serving you... if you really can't take more turn it around and show the red side of the card. Fun for children also, because they do the card part. Good place to go if you have hollow legs...

Visited August 2013
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Thank MrsStork
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Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good meat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The variety of meats is good. The quality met my expectations. Service could improve on speed.
I liked the selection of salad as well. Overall, a good place to eat especially in a large party.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AdhiamboC
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