About Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego
Fogo de Chão® (fo-go dèe shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo® began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 20 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service.
We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet market table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 4:00pm - 9:00pm
G Street and 6th Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available during lunch hours for $10.00. Valet parking is also available at dinner Sunday through Thursday for $12.00, Friday and Saturday for $15.00. Limited metered parking is located around the Gaslamp Quarter. Also available are paid parking lots and garages around the area (fees vary).
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Fogo de Chão® is the perfect location to host your group or private dining event. Your guests will enjoy Fogo’s elegant and authentic Brazilian dining experience. And, you will appreciate our helpful and knowledgeable staff. Each Fogo® restaurant provides unique private and semi-private dining rooms
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego Ratings and Reviews
We went for our 10 year anniversary and ...
We went for our 10 year anniversary and we were really disappointed. 1st it was so loud and we were so close to the table next to us we could hear their conversation, it was hard to get up and get to the market bar, the servers came too often to ask if we needed things. We expect a romantic evening together with good food. The food was okay but wasn't anything special. I don't think we will return.
Add More HOT sides selection. Asparagus ...
Add More HOT sides selection. Asparagus absolutely needs to be hot!!! Baked potatoes?
CON:The entire affair started with a neg ...
CON:The entire affair started with a negative slant with your accusing reservation confirmation implying that I was going to deprive a person a table. With that negative start the meal went down hill. The salad bar was almost up to usual standard but the meat while it might have been good the evening before, tasted like it had been put on too hot a fire to warm it up quickly, which left it dry with a crust of charcoal. The meal was an embarrassment to me and a disappointment to my guests. PRO: I never again have to eat at Fogo de Chao, or use OpenTable resevations.
The lamb and filet mignon were excellent ...
The lamb and filet mignon were excellent!
Wonderful food, especially the meats. Th ...
Wonderful food, especially the meats. The full experience was well worth trying. The service was amazing.
Cannot even describe how polite, respect ...
Cannot even describe how polite, respectful and friendly are all the staff at Fogo San Diego. Food: Exquisite,
Food is great..😊👍
Food is great..😊👍
Overpriced vs value. There was an incid ...
Overpriced vs value. There was an incident of someone choking and needing Heimlich and emergency medical care, was not a pleasant experience. Not the restaurants fault, but it did put a damper on the dining experience would have been nice for them to have included a little discount.
The food was excellent. The service was ...
The food was excellent. The service was ok. It took 20 minutes after our meal to get our check. I had to hunt down a manager. It also took about 15-20 minutes to get our credit card processed . We were tolled we had to wait in line as they were backed up. Not good it ruined a nice meal with this kind of wait.
Had a great time. Recommend flipping ove ...
Had a great time. Recommend flipping over green/red coaster to slow down the pace of meat offerings. Paramedics took this lady away. She didn't pace herself. My kids and wife aren't Brazilian steakhouse fans, but they liked this place; will be back soon.
Our server Cam was wonderful and it was ...
Our server Cam was wonderful and it was very nice to see all the staff work so well together
Parking is crazy on friday's and weekend ...
Parking is crazy on friday's and weekends so we just pay the $15 valet. The food is always good no complains there.
Fogo de Chao is the place to go for my f ...
Fogo de Chao is the place to go for my family, we love celebrating special occasion be it small and big. I love the garlic beef, lamb chops and the salad bar. We will definitely come back for more.
We had a great experience at FOGO de Cha ...
We had a great experience at FOGO de Chao. The service was extremely good, and the food was great.
The reservation process through Open Tab ...
The reservation process through Open Table was great; we arrived 10 minutes prior to our reservation and we were seated within 5 minutes. My husband and I are highly disappointed with the service at Fogo; especially the meat servers. We had about five meat servers approach our table and of the five only two offered beef. We asked for well done beef cuts. We were told they take longer and would be back when ready. We had one meat server return to offer well done beef cuts and unfortunately by then we were ready to leave. All in all we each had maybe 2-3 small cuts of meat and one serving of the buffet sides. Our bill was over $150.00 and so not worth it. Very disappointed.
The meat selection was pretty average. ...
The meat selection was pretty average. The salad bar was small. Waiters with the cheaper meats were dime a dozen. Hard to get the filet
Not sure if I missed this on the website ...
Not sure if I missed this on the website, but I thought with making a reservation we would be seated on time. That wasn't the case. We waited about 20 minutes for a table to be opened, and that set us back for our next event. The spacing was very crowded and I didn't get to enjoy my date because I had a waiter bumping into me all throughout the night as he was trying to squeeze in between tables.
Can't wait to go back again. One of the ...
Can't wait to go back again. One of the best Brazilian steakhouses I ever had
My reservation was not granted on time, ...
My reservation was not granted on time, we waited half an hour to be seated. Walk in was seated before us.
The meats were good, but the side dishes ...
The meats were good, but the side dishes were all cold. We ask for them to get reheated and the still came out kinda warm. Other than that it was ok.
Food is great and ambiance is perfect fo ...
Food is great and ambiance is perfect for a nice dinner / date. My only complaint is that we had a reservation and arrived on time but were given a buzzer upon arrival and had to wait ~10min until the hostess got us to our table.
The brazilian staff are amazing!!! Do no ...
The brazilian staff are amazing!!! Do not let them go!!!
Not a good first impression - Very Disappointed!
Reservation Name: M. Phan Reservation Date & Time: June 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM I traveled from Northern California (7/8+ drive) to visit and celebrate my brother's high school graduation and pre-celebrate Father's Day. I paid $172 and was not satisfied with the customer service. Only service we received is getting new plates replenished. I wished I had not tipped. Seeing how the supervisor stands in the middle of the floor, making it obvious that he's OVERSEEING his employees and making them nervous and work under pressure. I can understand the lack of customer service. There should be a variety of meats, from what my brother looked into at least 16 types. We only had a selection of 6 - 7 meats repeatedly. There was also a moment where we sat at our tables waiting at least 20 minutes with the green card faced up, but no one came over to offer us any selection of meats. After the long wait, as we were not done, our plates were taken and we weren't offered dessert. We were only offered a card to enter for a free trip to Brazil or somewhere, which I could care less about. Thank goodness for the dessert and pastries next door to go to afterwards, especially after spending a large amount. Typically between the party of three, we ate for 1 person overall as far as what was offered/served. None the less, as unsatisfied as I was with the dining experience. I had a long drive back home afterwards. The only thing that made the dining experience worth it, was spending time with my father and brother. Other than that, I could care less about ever going back to your restaurant when visiting San Diego. Thanks for taking my hard earned money for a terrible experience in a FINE AMBIANCE.
Service was top notch! The meats were divine. Loved their Market buffet. All my favorites were there. Their fruit selection was minimal , but still pretty amazing.
We had a great time. Our server was a little put off but the rest of the staff definitely made up for it. They not only helped with recommendations but constantly asked if you had a chance to try everything so they knew what else to bring you.
Noise Level Rather High
Since my friend and I both experience some hearing loss, hearing just what our servers were telling us was difficult. I am sure that what they had to say was very much to our benefit, but we had to have the messages delivered more than one, sometimes several time. If the general noise level had not been so high, the servers would have been far easier to understand. The sad thing was that we were seated later in the evening and the crowds had pretty much gone down to a manageable size. Perhaps there is nothing that can be done, but for us "older generation" folks, it would make the experience much more enjoyable.
Food was really great. Loved all the different meats they kept bringing around. Good for kids too, they loved it.
Service was a letdown
We were left standing in the entranceway for 10 minutes without any staff greeting us. I literally thought they were closed. Then when a staff member finally attended to the entranceway, he seated two groups of two before seating me and my 2 friends - despite the fact that we had a reservation and the other two groups did not seem to have any (judging by their conversations.) The service when we got to the table in terms of ordering drinks was also poor. The staff in charge of providing the meat to the tables were prompt and friendly, as one would expect from Fogo de Chao. All in all I enjoyed the meal but the start was very off-putting. My previous experiences with the brand in DC and Vegas were far superior.
Food was good. Sodium level seemed high. ...
Food was good. Sodium level seemed high. Most of us noted swollen fingers the next day. (Party of 6)
Stop!!! This is the best ever
Fogo de Chao is where I go for the best dinning ever. If you want to say you had the best. If you want to have the best experience. If you want to out do your friends and show off. This is where you go. The best food hands down! The best wines. The best premium liquor anywhere. This place is a must stop. This place is in other locations (Beverly Hills, Los Angeles) but when you add this to the San Diego night life it just can't be beat. My friend (a culinary trained expert) who I brought for his wedding anniversary is still raving about Fogo. So I know it's not just me. I promise you will love this place. The Servers all work as a TEAM, they WILL make sure you enjoy your meal. I strongly recommend making reservations. And remember I told you so!
OMG! How do you describe perfection? The place, beautiful. The service, excellent. Meat was cooked and seasoned just right and served by the most attentive staff. Even the leg of lamb was delicious and I loathe leg of lamb. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
feijoada was not of adequate quality.
feijoada was not of adequate quality. But meats were similar in brazil
great place--lotsa fun
Went here for birthday (they have a great birthday club offer so sign up online)....so happy we went--will be back again. The tres leches cake was a great end to a great evening
DDW Team Dinner
Everything was doe well, the food excellent, the staff professional, our main waitress did an excellent job in coordinating all of the food presented and served, when in San Diego we will be back. Mike Murray
Excellent food great service. Can't wai ...
Excellent food great service. Can't wait to return.
Great As Always
I have been to Fogo de Chao a few times before and the restaurant is as great as ever. I brought a few friends this time and they were very impressed. This restaurant never lets me down.
Our server Dertanian was very nice and f ...
Our server Dertanian was very nice and fast and professional, he recommended a certain appetizer and it was amazing It's a great place to eat and enjoy the surrounding
My family and I have been here 3 times in past 4 months. Every time has been excellent. The food is always good, great ambience, and the service is some of best we've ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!
Great meat, it is a all you can eat, we ...
Great meat, it is a all you can eat, we were not aware of that.... Salad bar And all you can eAt meAt, because we don t eat much me and my husband, we found it expensive. 52$ each before wine... We prefer fine cuisine for that price and there is a lot of grat restaurants in san diego
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