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“OMG! even for a veggie lover!”

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
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Ranked #64 of 3,783 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $47
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Trinity Street
Description: Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, FogoR began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
Reviewed August 3, 2013

of course we went based on the reviews it had. To our surprise: THERE IS NO MENU. They charge one price per adult, or child, or vegetarian, kids under 5 eat free, and everyone over five is all you can eat. We were greeted so nicely upon our arrival, and were immediately seated. The waiter explained to us how the restaurant works, and we were off. If you are a meat lover, of course this is the place. If you are a veg lover, their salad bar is incredible... Everything is so fresh, they keep it nice and neat, i wanted to eat everything.. You cant fake freshness, and this salad bar, seemed almost prepared to order! They have cured meats, cheeses, marinated veggies of all sorts, prepd salads (the waldorf was excellent), fresh veggies, oh wow! Their bananas and polenta are also really good, and dont leave without trying the cheese bread.
I felt we were a little underdressed, being tourists and all, and people seemed to dress up to go there. Even the bathrooms were impecable, it has been a while since i had been to one, that smelled berry fresh, and didnt give me the creeps!
So yes, you do pay a bit more than the average place, but with what you get, its not bad at all.
If you can, give it a try! Be sure to bring your empty stomach and hungry eyes!

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I've never been so full in my life. Great friendly staff, incredible food! I could go for the salad bar alone. I've never seen a salad bar with so many delectable options. Can't wait to go again.

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1  Thank Cara D
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Great haven for those who likes steaks, meats and more meats! Flat rate per person with unlimited premium steak cuts. Salad bar is complimentary with each order. Beware though, feasting too much on the salad bar will necessarily mean that you're losing out on the meaty parts. A balance is the rule. Another useful tip is to do away the Fango (grilled chicken) as I personally don't think it that special. Keep that extra tummy space for the premiums. The trios must-try are the Picanha, Beef Ancho and Fillet Mignon. I kind of like the Alcatra as well especially when done medium rare. You can repeatedly have the trios and you won't be disappointed at all!

Thank skma
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Even though a friend told me what we could expect for our first visit to Fogo de Chao, we were stunned by our experience. From the host who graciously greeted us nearly an hour before our actual reservation time, to the servers, to the cleaners, to the manager who visited with us before we left, we could not believe the quality we experienced here. The meat, of course, is out of this world. Anything you can imagine and then some, all cooked deliciously and served with style right off the barbeque skewers, cooked to perfection the way you request it. You are never left wanting for anything! Your sides (mashed potatoes, fried polenta, and caramelized bananas) are replenished as necessary. We ordered a bottle of wine, and our glasses were never empty. Any scrap of food that drops to the table is quickly (and unobtrusively) whisked away. And at the end, after the manager asked us how we enjoyed our meal, he brought us new place settings because we hadn’t had the lamb T-bones! And then brought a surprise crème brulee when I mentioned it was my husband’s birthday. Of course, it’s a little too spendy to go every week (or every month), but it certainly is in order if you’re looking to celebrate or for a special night out! Don’t hesitate to go—you won’t be disappointed!

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Thank Helenlh66
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Professional staff! A carnivores heaven. Soooo many cuts and styles of meat. Excellent food. Yes pricey...but excellent table service and food. Great dining experience.

Thank cyn_mgmt1
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