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“One of the better Brasilian” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Agora Churrascaria

Agora Churrascaria
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Ranked #25 of 643 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, American, Barbecue, South American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: McArthur
Anaheim, CA
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573 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
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“One of the better Brasilian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I judge an AYCE (all you can eat) place for everything, and Agora gets 4 1/2 stars out of 5. The salad bar is excellent, and even my sister's friend, who's vegetarian, loves coming here. That tells you something, since its an AYCE meat place!

The reason I gave it 1/2 star less was the variety of meats brought out to us on a Saturday night. They claim 15 varieties but we kept seeing the same 6 meats. Finally upon complaning to the server, we got to see 4 more, but never saw all the varieties until we were paying the bill.

Overall great meats. Some are saltier than others but I have to assume its an overzealous cook shaking the seasoining too fast, so accommodate the demands of the hungry eaters.

Not cheap. And, you must be patient!

Visited May 2014
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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“awesome place -”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

was taken to this restaurant by my sis/bro in law s - and it lived up to its reputation - great place , great food - and excellent service.

  • Visited April 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Above average Churrascaria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

The most beautiful Churrascaria in SoCal. If I could choose how my apartment should look like I'd copy Agora 1:1.

Foodwise its not much different from the usual upper class Brazilian steak restaurant except that there is more delicious seafood at the buffet.
Price is ok and the passadores are very friendly.

One star subtracted because some of the meats were a tad dry.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Orange, California
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“Meat! And a great salad bar too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Good variety of churascaqueria. Good selection of meats, great salad bar , nice, modern ambience, good value.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Best in class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have eaten in Churrascarias in a number of cities, and most have been good, but this was a step or two above the best I have ever experienced. The salad and "other" bar was well appointed with fresh and delicious options. I usually limit my selections to rice and black beans and "leave more room" for meat, but the choices were so appealing that I ended up with a plate full of other items too. Not to worry, when the meat started coming I was ready for it.

Here too, the quality of the meats was exceptional. The offerings were predominantly a variety of beef (with one or two chicken choices and one lamb). I have seen a wider variety of meats offered at some other Churrascarias but never the level of quality that that serve at Agora.

This will be a regular stop on future trips to Anaheim.

  • Visited January 2014
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