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“Great restaurant”
Review of Agora Churrascaria

Agora Churrascaria
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Ranked #29 of 658 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: McArthur
Description: Churrascaria - a Brazilian Steak House in the “Rodizio” style.  A great variety of different cuts of meat, such as beef, chicken, pork and lamb are cooked on an open fire and carved table-side by traditionally dressed Gaucho (local ranchers from the south of Brazil).  The fixed- price menu includes an extensive hot and cold salad bar that features fresh salads and vegetable dishes as well as delicious seafood dishes.
Hod HaSharon, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The first course is a self-service buffet. Then comes the main course, which consists of many types of meat. Everything was very tasty and of top quality. The service was also great.

  • Visited October 2012
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Shelburne, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lunch price is ok. Dinner may be a little high for some. The meat has always been fantastic!”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you're a carnivore, stop by! The meats don't stop until you flip your coaster to red! The "buffet" area is pretty impressive: their selection of side dishes and salad bar makes it a meal by itself, so watch your portions.

Lunch price is ok. Dinner may be a little high for some. The meat has always been fantastic!

  • Visited October 2012
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Costa Mesa
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fun experience with quality food, and plenty of it.”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our first visit to a Churrascaria and we loved the experience. The atmosphere was upscale with service to match. The buffet salad/hot food was exceptional in variety and presentation. You could easily fill up here. But if you came for the meat, you will not be disappointed. Gaucho-dressed waiters are parading around with all kinds of meats to choose from, cutting meat right off the skewer onto your plate. I loved the little lamb chops, which were so tender inside and a bit crispy on outside. Then I tried the leg of lamb which was cut specifically for my choice of doneness. The various steak and chicken presentations were also tender and flavorful. It might sound a bit pricey at first, but in the end it was worth every penny.

  • Visited September 2012
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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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698 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“A meat lovers dream come true”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

This was a pick out of the blue as a treat to myself, daughter and son in law during a business trip to Anaheim CA, and it could not have been a better choice. The staff was attentive enough to ask what cut of meat you might be waiting for. They made my daughter two filets that were not on the menu and within a few rounds knew the three of us we tri-tip wanting as much as possible; and they delivered. The salad bar could feed those intent on no meat as they had both hot and cold sides. We touched a few items but saved all that room for meat, meat, and more meat. This was a perfect shot in the dark that is now on my visit when in town restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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Redding, Connecticut
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“Unusual, So Be Adventurous!!!!!!”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Basically it is a steak and meat lovers paradise, that is half steak house and half a buffet. It is fixed price, we paid $43.00/person. Load up on salad, appetizers and sides on the buffet line, when you are ready flip the Red/Green Card to "Green" and waiters dressed like "gauchos" will come to your table with a variety of grilled meats and other delights speared through with a sword or spit-rod and they will cut you off a portion for your plate to go with your side and appetizers from the buffet, and they WILL keep on coming until you flip your card over to "RED" (stop).
Order your drinks and have "a rip" tasting the fine meats, served to your in a sword.
Do Go.

  • Visited June 2012
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