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“Blahhh -Disappointing”
Review of Fogo De Chao

Fogo De Chao
Ranked #74 of 38,371 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Sao Paulo, SP
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Blahhh -Disappointing”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I read the comments on Tripadvisor so I decided to go to this place with a few friends who were visiting from abroad.

Seriously, I was disappointed. To start with, the salad/hot food bar was very poor. You get more variety at any random per weight restaurant at Itaim bibi or other neighborhoods (you would not even pay 1/3 of the price you pay here though). They had some greens (not a lot, just lettuce, arugula and some other plant), some very basic charcuterie, smoked salmon and very basic cheeses, some vegetables cooked separately with little inspiration (the asparagus was so bad), sun dried tomatoes, olives... that was about it. Then they had rice and beans. Nothing more. Other churrascarias have soooo much more to offer.

Ok, I can't comment on the meat because I don't eat meat, but my friends were not crazy about it, and they are all meat lovers. They said it was ok, but they were expecting greater variety.

Now, back to my comments, the servers are so poorly trained. For a restaurant that is supposedly fancy, these guys do everything wrong. It is hard to concentrate on your conversation because there are literally 3 guys standing around you, watching your every move. Then I noticed that they were too pushy to get you to order drinks. It was too obvious that they were doing what they were doing just for the tips, and it was so annoying.

We paid 109 reais for the rodizio, plus the drinks (which were expensive), plus 10% tip. It was about 160 each, with a glass of basic wine and water.

Visited October 2013
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Roma, Italia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place to eat wonderful meat at a resonable price”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

I was twice in this churrasqueria and I have to admit that it was one of the best steak restaurant of my life.
The service was very good and quick, the meat simply marvelous and the price ok. I suggest you not to eat the salad and the appetizer , not becvause they are not good, but in order to eat only the gold part of the dinner: meat, meat, meat. But do not take pork or chicken (again not because they are not good) but simply rind. It is amazing and yuo can eat as much as you can with a flat price! I will never forget

  • Visited September 2013
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Lodi, California
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“Not only meat”
Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

While theme reputation is for meat, Fogo also has one of the best salad bars anywhere. The presentation is excellent and the choice phenomenal. Of course once the salad is over the selection of grilled meats is amazing. It would be almost impossible not to overindulge here. While this is not an inexpensive evening out, if you are in the mood for a serious meat overdose, this is the place!

  • Visited September 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Excelent”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

The best option to get a good barbecue. Different type of cutes, salad bar and good drinks available. It is expense but you get a real barbecue.

  • Visited November 2012
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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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“Amazing! Treat yourself!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Some of the nicest cuts I have ever tasted. I never thought that my steak experience from Istanbul, Turkey could ever be beaten... Until I went here. The price is high but the food is worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
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