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“Very good but not great”

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
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Ranked #47 of 1,102 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $45
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Visited on a recent business trip and received excellent service. The staff was very accomodating and pleasant. Having been to other Fogo de Chao locations and other Brazilian Steakhouses I found the meat to be dry/tough at times at this location, so overall it was ok but much better elsewhere. Something about the Miami location reminds me too well that it is a nice chain restaurant. Not a bad option in South Beach but if you are looking for a truly authentic dining experience there are better options for the money.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

A group of six decided it was time to visit Fogo since it is located one block away from where we live and it is always busy. Plans were made and off we went to experience our first churrascuria. Except for me, no one else in our party had been to an authentic Brazilain steakhouse. We were excited and somewhat intimiated by the thought on a meat onsluaght.

When we arrived at Fogo we were seated immediately. Drinks and wine were served promptly. The menu was descrbied and off we went to the bountiful salad bar. The offerings were plentiful and fresh: bright greens, lovely heart of palm, Waldorf salad (reminded me of my childhood), etc, etc. The salad bar was perfectly presented - very clean, very appetizing.

Before we knew it, we were being presented with skewers stacked with various meats. The gaucho style waiters were expert at presenting the paritulcar cuts of meat. Prime sirloin, filet mignon, chicken hearts (my ten year old is still talking about the fact that he ate a heart!), chicken. All of the offerings were presented, cooked and seasoned just right. One person in the party kept their "green card" face up - the pile of meat that accumulated was impressive.

Fogo and other Brazilian type steakhouses are for my taste, more of a special occassion venues. They are fun and create an atmosphere for conversation and some laughs. I just would not find myself dining at Fogo more than once a month - its a bit too much meat and too little in the way of other offerings. That is not a bad thing, it's just personal preference. The restaurant itself is lovely and the location ideal for anyone travelling south of fith in the Miami Beach area.

Best Wishes, Colin A. Burns

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Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

There is only one reason to go to a Brazilian steakhouse: meat. This place is no exception. The salad bar has plenty of offerings and they bring endless amounts of bread. All of those other offerings designed to prevent you from eating too much meat. It is fixed price food the meal but drinks and dessert are additional. The dinner was very good. The filet was exceedingly fatty , as we're the beef ribs. Everything else was excellent. If you are hungry for meat, this is your place.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This was the most delicious food ever!!! Be ready to be overwhelmed by the amount of choices and the constant service at your table. The first time you visit is always a bit scary because most people don't expect that there will always be someone at your table offering you something. The meats are so delicious and the best cuts available. Although the salad bar offers many choices, be careful how much you eat and what you choose to eat if you really want to enjoy eating the meats. Their caipirinhas are also mouth watering and worth the money.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This has to be the place to go if you like meat. They continually come around to the table with different meats to serve, and until you say stop with your red card, they'll keep on coming! The salad bar was also amazing with real quality items. Loved the cheese balls too. We both overate and could hardly walk by the end of the meal it was all so good. Excellent and would definitely go back here if we got the chance one day.

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