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“Fogo de Chao...My first Rodizio Experience”
Review of Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao
Ranked #63 of 38,503 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Queens, New York
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fogo de Chao...My first Rodizio Experience”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Fogo de Chao reputation is worldwide. It was my very first experience with Rodizio (Churrascaria). My first visit was back in 1998, and of course the price was more reasonable. It is expensive, but the quality and selection of meats is impeccable. If your ever visiting Sao Paulo, a visit to Fogo de Chao is a must. Cost you around 100-150 real.

  • Visited March 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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189 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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“Best in the world”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Fogo de Chão is now world-famous, with over 20 successful branches in Brazil and the US, with others set to open in Canada and Germany. We've been to many of them and consider the one in São Paulo on Avenida Bandeirantes to be the best for food and service (the one in Rio has the best view).
Here you have a great salad bar (best I've seen), great meat (other Brazilian steak houses are still playing catch up) and wonderful service.
Brazilians dine late, so if you arrive before 8:30pm you will always get a table. At lunch time, the crowds arrive after 1:00pm on weekdays, 1:30pm on weekends.

Visited December 2012
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Mountain View, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic dinner”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

This was an excellent place to dinner. Food, wine and service was spotless. They have a variety of food but if you are not a "meat eater" probably is not the best place for you, but if you are, then you cannot miss this place in your visit to São Paulo.

  • Visited December 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I was amazed by the excellent staff that was so attentive of our every needs. The salad/buffet was very good. A lot of different mushroom dishes though, which I liked. The meat was tender, juicy, and very tasty. I ordered a passion fruit juice thinking it was going to be sweet but was dissapointed since I had to add sugar and still the taste was not good. That was the only negative thing I can say about this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
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FogodeChaoBR, Gerente de relações com clientes at Fogo de Chao, responded to this review, November 19, 2016
Hello,

We appreciate the compliments and are happy to hear that we have met your expectations.
As for displeasure, we apologize. This is not our standard of quality and service.

We look forward to welcoming you again.

See you soon!
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Bogota, Colombia
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“Once in SP this is The Place”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Wonderful, wonderful meat. You need to pace yourself to give it a try to the many options... Try to remember your favorites! I could not...

  • Visited April 2012
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