About Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego
San Diego, CA 92101
Join us at Fogo de Chão® San Diego located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, perfectly situated to serve San Diegans and visitors as they enjoy the sights, sounds and festivals held in this exuberant district.
Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria) that has been setting the standard in Brazil for the past 36 years. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill and carve tableside each of our cuts of meat like Picanha (signature sirloin), Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Fraldinha (Brazilian sirloin) Cordeiro (lamb) and more. In addition to the main dishes, enjoy our gourmet Market Table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list. Guests can also choose to enjoy lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.
We also offer semiprivate and private areas that can accommodate parties up to 130.
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: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego Ratings and Reviews
It was my second experience at Fogo de C ...
It was my second experience at Fogo de Chao and I have to say that it only gets better every time I go back. Ambience was perfect and the food was absolutely delicious. Me and my date had a very delightful evening and would definitely go back again!
Food was good however I had a lot of pro ...
Food was good however I had a lot of problems with service. I cannot have dairy and waiting over 45 minutes for them to bring me regular potatoes and when I finally got them they were way too salty and way too much pepper
First impression of the restaurant is am ...
First impression of the restaurant is amazing! Never been to fogo de chao and got to say, it blew my mind away. I highly recommend going there because of good food, awesome environment, and great convo with good people around you.
The dining experience was great except f ...
The dining experience was great except for a couple of instances where we actually have to ask a gaucho with the picanha to come by. The market table is acceptable but not as great as everyone seems to claim. The plantains seem hard to come by as well. Overall, nice dining experience.
I've never said "ew" so many times at th ...
I've never said "ew" so many times at the dinner table. The salad bar was sub-par and the meat cuts were extremely low quality and flavored poorly. Had a cafeteria vibe and was extremely loud. So not worth the prices.
Best value in city based on the quality ...
Best value in city based on the quality and quantity of food. The meats are tender and flavorful. The salad bar has fruits and vegetables to satisfy anyone. We will return again and again
We got there early and were seated immed ...
We got there early and were seated immediately. The restaurant was not very busy at the time but by the time we finished it had started to fill up. The Salad Bar was well stocked with fresh ingredients. Did not sample much because wanted to save it for the meats. Afte finishing the small salad, proceeded to turn over a card that is red on one side and green on the other side. Green meaning that you would like one of the servers with skeyers of meat to come by and slice some off for you. Red means you want to take a break of are finished. At the begining of our meal, the wait staff was very attentive (almost too attentive). As the restaurant filled up and got busier, we were begining to feel forgotten. When we had eaten our fill, we waited almost 15 minutes before some one asked if we wanted the table cleared. I asked for the check at that time, but I ended up having to ask again for the check. It took another 15-20 minutes to get the check and leave.
The food was good, but I thought that their "premium " cuts could have been of better quality. The lamb chops were amazing. But the rest of the meats were ok. I expected the filet to be more tender and it was chewy.
I would recomend for the experience.
Although we orginally was going for rest ...
Although we orginally was going for restaurant row week, we opted out and did the regular dinner menu because of the filet migon. Well we were not impressed at all with the filet migon. It was rather dry and no flavor. So we tried it again and same issue. We told the waiter and he addressed the chef with our concern and they brought out another skewer of it, but still the same issue, dry and no flavor. Other theb that everything else was good. I just wsh we would have stuck witb the 40$ cost vise the 52 we were charged.
We went on what happen to be restaurant ...
We went on what happen to be restaurant week. 9f course they were extremely busy but the staff was all so kind and very attentive. Definitely great customer service and our Server Otto was one of the best servers I have ever had. My husband and I had an amazing dinner.
Food was very good, because of restauran ...
Food was very good, because of restaurant week we were given two menu options we choose the non-restaurant week option that was supposed to have 16 different cuts of meat. We possibly had 10 cuts and our bill wasn't changed to reflect that, also it took well over 15 minutes to get our bill, then another 10 to have our bill corrected as directed initially and then another 10 just to process payment. Aside from that the staff was friendly and the cuts were generous. I would definitely try this location again to give them another opportunity to correct the deficiencies.
First time dining at this location, went ...
First time dining at this location, went specifically for restaurant week, however there was so miscommunication regarding what was included in the restaurant week special and the listing online (got less choice of cuts than originally advertised). Also their dessert drink cart man was rather pushy and cam after we had already eaten our dessert. If you are seated by the door you will hear the restaurant staff chatter and it will be noisy. Overall, it was very tasty, but if you are looking for something romantic or relaxed let them know in advanced.
Dinner and service was great, as usual! ...
Dinner and service was great, as usual! However we did restaurant week special and seemed to have very slow meat service. Asked by numerous people if we wanted any special kind of meat, told them any meat, but garlic sirloin please, my wife finally gave up, asked for check and dessert, then garlic meat came. Unusual to have this problem there, but we did this time! Will return for sure anyway
We came to celebrate a birthday and alth ...
We came to celebrate a birthday and although the service was excellent, the food was not worth the price. It wasnt bad but it also wasnt great. I have been to other Brazilian BBQ places that were much better and paid a lot less.
Brazilian steakhouses are always good if ...
Brazilian steakhouses are always good if you have a big appetite. The waiter was polite and timely and our cocktails arrived faster than expected. The mashed potatoes and bananas also showed up at the table promptly, too. However, it was difficult—if not impossible—to get enough of the meat entrees to the table. We only saw about 1/2 of the offerings, and more than half of the time they brought steaks that were medium to medium well when we asked for medium rare. What we DID receive was delectable, but having to beg for the food to be delivered at this price is not acceptable.
Came here with a big group and the wait ...
Came here with a big group and the wait stuff was great, but the meats never came by. When it did come, the food was cold or they didn't have enough for the table. Management needs to work on a system to spread the meat cutters throughout the restaurant better. They all seem to head to the same location of the restaurant rather than walking around to different tables. Worst experience.
The incredible selection of fresh import ...
The incredible selection of fresh imported goodies on the salad and sides bar was enough to have me hooked, but the prompt and polite service provided by the wait staff team coupled with the meat variety will keep me coming back. A must for any foodie.
I love going to this place. The food is ...
I love going to this place. The food is awesome. Ive been to this place six times and the only issue I have is with this last visit....we have the green and red coin. If it's on red, why do some servers continue to come over and offer you more meat? My friend and I had to keep telling the guy no and eventually he just stopped coming over. Not sure if the waiters had to tell him to stop but it was a little aggravating.
The restaurant smelled very bad. The sme ...
The restaurant smelled very bad. The smell was reminiscent of burnt blood that sometimes occurs when making a roast and it drops on the burner.
Very limited meat choices. Unfortunate all their beef selections tasted the same.
The service was ok but nothing stellar.
Service was excellent. They were amazin ...
Service was excellent. They were amazingly accommodating even though we were late. The food was excellent and the salad bar was awesome. They would bring me what I wanted how I wanted it when I asked.. great experience with my wife new year's Eve..
Went out with my 18 year-old nephew for ...
Went out with my 18 year-old nephew for a boyz nite and it was his first time at Fogo de Chao. He absolutely loved it and we had a great evening. The meat service was excellent and our plates were never empty. I personally prefer certain cuts prepared rare and the staff was happy to accommodate me with perfectly cooked portions. The salads and sides bar had a broad selection of grilled and fresh vegetables and salads... the steamed asparagus spears were enormous and very tasty. Cold salads and various fruits rounded out the bar. A wonderful evening with great food and great company.
My family loves to go to Fogo de Chao fo ...
My family loves to go to Fogo de Chao for a good hearty meal. Food and service is almost always spot-on. Today, we went to celebrate my son's 18th birthday. Our waiter was great but when I asked someone to help us extend the table as our table was a little tight for the 13 of us. One young lady was very helpful while the other one told her not to extend it and just add on chair at the end of the table and basically told us to make it work. Understand that we were the ONLY people in the restaurant at this time. So... not sure why it was such a big deal. Guess she didn't want to be bothered. Someone else walks by and sees that we were not comfortable nor could the waiters get around the table because we were now smashed between tables unnecessarily. She stops and asks us if we would like to extend the table. I said, "yes, please!" And she said, "of course! It's not like we are busy." She was very sweet and helpful. I don't know what her name was but she and everyone else including our waiter were great. It was just the one Debbie-downer who knocked the service score down.
The last tip I would suggest is to not wait until 230pm to go in for lunch. The chicken and steak wrapped in bacon is normally my favorite but it was dried out. I felt like we were getting the "left overs." Go earlier for lunch or just wait for dinner. I will continue to go to Fogo as despite the one chaotic seating arrangement, everything else was fine. Thank you!
Me and my husband had a date on Christma ...
Me and my husband had a date on Christmas Day at your fabulous restaurant and we loved it. It was my husband's first time he is a meat eater and I go to Fogo de Chao in Atlanta when I'm there thank you so much keep up the great work I will see you again soon
Excellent service and food is amazing! B ...
Excellent service and food is amazing! Best salad bar I've ever had. Expensive but so worth it, go hungry. Save room for dessert, best creme brûlée I've ever had. I am not typically a fan of chain restaurants but this one is an exception for me. Food quality is exceptional.
We went as a party of 5 for Christmas Ev ...
We went as a party of 5 for Christmas Eve. We arrived at 4:30pm and it was a little slow, but it got packed really quick. The staff personnel were very attentive, quick, helpful, and nice. They were very patient and quick with our drink orders. The food was outstanding along with the salad bar. The meats were cooked perfectly and seasoned very well. The only gripe I have is the desserts were not included in the buffet. But it wouldn't be a reason not to give them high reviews. I will definitely come back! Thank you!!!
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