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“excellent but go hungry”

Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House
Ranked #171 of 4,994 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $55
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: A trolley station is located on B street. A bus stop is right across from Rei Do Gado.
Description: The churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives it a taste unmatched by any other. Guests of Rei do Gado will encounter an unlimited buffet of typical dishes and salads.
Reviewed March 5, 2013

this place is very good, great salad buffet with nice choices then they just do not stop bringing different meats to your table, all the variety of meats were all so good, go hungry because it is a lot of eating

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I enjoy eating at South American steakhouses, as there are usually some exotic meats to try; it was sad that everything here was standard fare. Do not get me wrong, the cuts were high quality and most were cooked properly, though the skirt steak came out very rare. It was also disappointing that some of their offerings did not come out after being there for more than an hour.
The appetizer buffet and soups were all very delicious and fresh. My favorites were the prawns and feijoada (black bean stew). It would be helpful for descriptions of some of the dishes to be displayed for those that are unfamiliar.
My friend and I noted that the decor was, at first glance, very elegant, but the closer you looked, there were cheap statues and other trinkets littering the dining area. For the price of the meal, one would expect better.
All of the restaurant personnel were very professional and very clean in appearance. Was amazed that many of the diners were in t-shirts and jeans; not something you expect at a place where it is easy to spend over $100 for 2 people.

FOOD: 8
DECOR: 6
LOCATION: 8
MENU: 8
SERVERS: 9
COST: 7
WORTH: 7

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

The meal and service were excellent. The salad bar alone would have been more than enough for anyone. Not only a variety of fresh and delicious salad bar staples, but salmon, crab legs, shrimp, mussels, etc. The variety of meat served was impressive also. We also enjoyed the cocktails. Considering all things the price really wasn't bad at all. I believe it was $42 for the meal. Just remember to go there really hungry and to plan to spend some time. We never felt rushed and were encouraged to keep enjoying all the options. I would recommend this restaurant for sure!

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

This place is in a beautiful old building. The food was very good; meat delicious; service good. On the downside ....considering how beautiful the interior was...there were TV's every where...really? So while I am eating filet Mignon...there were men beating the crap out of each other on a TV right in front of me (hard to avoid looking at it although I tried my level best). Big turn-off considering the price and star level this restaurant was trying for.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is a Brazilian steakhouse where they will serve you meat until you can't eat any more. There are 16 different types of meat they will bring out until you turn over the item on the table to the red side. I can say that I liked all of the meat the brought out and was happy to get filet minion as one of them. They also have an excellent salad bar with many many choices. Impossible to got hungry here period. The Service was also great and available.

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