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“Lots and lots of good barbecue”
Review of Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao
Ranked #71 of 13,740 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Niterói - Brazil
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55 reviews
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“Lots and lots of good barbecue”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

For a fixed price, eat a lot more than you can possibly imagine. All types of meat, from Beef to Sea-food, with various salads and other sides, all included. All the meat is barbecued over a charcoal fire.

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“Best churasscaria in rio”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Fogo de Chao is the best churasscaria in Rio. Great meat, great salad buffet and great wine list--try a Brazilian red. They can be very good and are never exported.

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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Fogo de Chao is a chain with restaurants in major U.S. cities - but their restaurant in Rio was one of the best churrasqueria experiences I have had. We went with a rather large group for a business dinner - which could have been challenging experience for the restaurant. Instead, they performed magnificently. The restaurant itself is in a lovely setting with a patio and a view of the bay. It is only a short distance from Copacabana or Ipanema. The salad bar is as good as many if not most churrasquerias I have tried (surpassed by Platforma in NYC, but better than the Fogo de Chaos I have tried in the US). The meat was outstanding, the atmosphere very, very nice, and service was extraordinary. It is not an inexpensive meal (but few churrasquerias are) - but the food, atmosphere and service easily bested some of the more highly rated Rio restaurants on this site. Its current rating is far too low for such a high class Rio venue.

  • Visited July 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“Overpriced and disappointing”
Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

We have been at many of their restaurants, starting with their original one in Porto Alegre (it is closed now). This was our worst experience. The beef was substandard: the vazio, my favorite, was not right. The chicken hearts were overlooked. And the price is higher than in the large US cities. The location is beautiful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Amazing food. Great service. Excellent patio with a view of the bay of botafogo.”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

I know it's a chain that has restaurants in the US, but it is hard to beat. There's a reason why this churrascarria is the best one in the US, these guys are the original. Nice restaurant a cab ride away from ipanema and copacabana. The patio is nice to enjoy a drink at night. There are boats in the bay and a nice city view.

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