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“Carnivore's delight”

Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House
Ranked #126 of 4,771 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
sacramento, ca
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Carnivore's delight”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were part of a large lunch group here. You will either really like this place or not think much of it.

For starters, the bar is not great. And several of our orders were mixed up. The servers did a better job serving food than serving drinks. The Salad bar was AWESOME. Several different types of salads and appetizers to choose from. You could fill up on that but then you miss out on the main purpose of eating here.... MEAT. I would agree with other reviews that the meats offered were not fantastic but they were filling. I would say, stay away from the short ribs... not very tastey. There were a total of 9 different meat selections offered. The best in our opinion was the ham and pineapple on a spic. They bring several selections for you to try and yes, they can be frugel. Just ask for more!

This can be an expensive place to eat. You get a much better deal at lunch time. Load up on a late lunch and you can be filled for the rest of the day.

  • Visited April 2013
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Sacramento, California, United States
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A little over rated”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

After all the talk of my colleagues I thought this place would be much more than it actually was. The meats were ok - not fantastic. Servers come around and cut meat for you - and although the price is not cheap they dont exactly overload with meat. In fact you have to alway ask them to keep cutting just to get more than a mere morsel. And they make you feel a little guilty about it - plus they all come at different times so although you have this big plate, there is little meat on it at any one time. The sides are self serve - buffet style - these are generally good - not much of an atmosphere though

  • Visited June 2012
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Night of the week for sure! With so many options to dine, this was not a place on my hit list but after reading reviews I stepped out of more traditional places to give it a shot....what a great surprise with amazing food (everything was great)...enough selection to make anyone happy, in a festive environment made that way by an attentive and great group of staff. Left very happy, stuffed, and with $$ left for a nice late evening cordial. Put it on your visit list for a fun, satisfying dining experience!

  • Visited April 2013
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Muncie, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“More food than you could have asked for”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

The food was wonderful! This was my first time to a Brazilian Steakhouse and I was not dissapointed. The salad bar had a great variety including some traditional Brazilian foods. The meats came out hot and fresh each time. I would definately recommed this experience to anyone.

Visited April 2013
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San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Meat and Salad Eaters Rejoice!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Unlimited meat is a carnivore's dream come true. It's even better when the unlimited salad bar is a complete meal in itself. When the price is $18 and $15 respectively for lunch it's unbelievable! Service was impeccable. Attentive servers bring long skewers of meat carved for you at tableside. The salad bar includes the usual repast of cold selections, fruit and dressing but also includes hot items such as the Brazilian national black bean soup called feijoada, fish, ribs, bananas, etc., etc., etc. Come hungry and leave satisfied!

Visited April 2013
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