About Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego
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 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
Went here with my family for a Thanksgiv ...
Went here with my family for a Thanksgiving Dinner and alternative to the norm. They have amazing meats and can give you the cut based on rare-well done. Everything tasted wonderful and with the immense selection there is something for everyone. Absolutely yummy!
Choice meats are on hand so wait a momen ...
Choice meats are on hand so wait a moment and be selective about what you agree to eat. The salad bar is designed to compliment the meat options soon to arrive, so I recommend picking lightly. The bread service is fantastic, but too much will just fill you up too soon.
Worst restaurant i went during my vacati ...
Worst restaurant i went during my vacation, everything was overpriced. I eat at pricey restaurants with no problems but this one wasnt worth the value it had. Absolute disappointment you are about to experience you are about to have if you plan on going.
I enjoy Fogo very much. This was a rare ...
I enjoy Fogo very much. This was a rare visit with bad food service. The cheese bread was and table items were served cold. It was the end of evening and I eat there often and knew we were served items left under the heat lamp. TWICE. Finally the manager cam over and fixed it, but by that time it was the end of evening and who really wants to eat two baskets of cheese bread and table items once you had the delicious meat.
I usually go at lunch or 8 pm. Never had any issues before. I think the restaurant is fantastic, staff is wonderful. This happened to be a rare poor experience. Now I know never to go after 9 pm.
My husband has been wanting to go here s ...
My husband has been wanting to go here since he went to the one in Texas a long time ago. He was really looking forward to it. Perhaps the expectation was too high. The food was good, but I'm not sure it was worth the $53/person. I couldn't tell much difference in taste on many of the red meats. Only the ribeye stood out and I was expecting the picanha (sp?) to be the best. Maybe needs better seasoning. However, the drink I ordered was perfect - strong, but not fall on the floor strong. And the service was attentive. I enjoyed the market table, but it's not like those are high priced items. For the cost, perhaps I would go to a sit down plated restaurant versus the meat fest. Especially if the cuts did not stand out from each other.
Celebrated a birthday party with a table ...
Celebrated a birthday party with a table of 9. Very spacious and elegant to celebrate. I wish they served grilled pineapples as oppose to offering it as a dessert. I have been to many Brazilian restaurants and this has always been one of the skewer treats. Excellent choice of meats, not as great as a spread for the salads.
Missed the chicken option only had the s ...
Missed the chicken option only had the sirloin coming around and the salt crystals were too big and it was too dry to eat. Server dropped the bowl that goes under the meat that is being cut. Another one was rude when asking if I wanted more I stated no since I had already a piece of what he was offering and he raised his voice and told me to flip my chip... I was there a month before and it was delicious ,Sundays visit very disappointed! Do not plan on returning....
We came here to celebrate my boyfriend's ...
We came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday & were definitely not disappointed! It was a fun experience having the meat brought around to the table & I felt there was a good variety of items available. The starter bar had a lot of food too so it feels like you are getting more bang for your buck (not a cheap meal but super good).
The only complaint I have is the tables were very close together so I felt like we were practically on a date with the 2 other tables next to us. I'm sure they are trying to cram in as many people as they can but for the amount of money spent, I would have liked to be more comfortable.
Our experience was wonderful in every wa ...
Our experience was wonderful in every way. Food and ambiance were magnificent! I was very impressed that the service and teamwork of the staff was impeccable, which can be a deal breaker for me if those qualities are lacking. I'm ready to go back to Fogo now. Please do not change a thing.
It was our first time at the restaurant ...
It was our first time at the restaurant and my husband and I had a wonderful experience! We were celebrating my husband's birthday & the staff was very attentive and made him/us feel very special! The food & atmosphere was excellent! Thank you Fogo de Chao!
My Brazilian wife brought me here to cel ...
My Brazilian wife brought me here to celebrate my 30th 25th birthday (OK, you can figure out it was my 55th). I am recovering from surgery and I can only get around with the help of a knee scooter. We arrived and immediately the hostess and staff went out of their way to help us find a table where I could park my scooter without getting in the way of service staff and had us at an ideal position for me to see the appetizer buffet. The salad/appetizer selection was outstanding and the wine list was adequate. In choosing the wine I was interested in the Malbec with the Fogo de Chao label, and the server promptly brought me a sample. I enjoyed it well enough so I ordered a bottle for us. The meat selection served directly from the roasting spit at the table was very nice, I was impressed that two different lamb types were served. When we asked for mint sauce, the service staff promptly brought it. They also were helpful in bringing items from the salad/appetizer bar since it was difficult for me to negotiate with the scooter around the buffet. When my wife mentioned it was my birthday as I ordered the Flan (which was excellent) for desert, they brought it out with Happy Birthday written in Rasberry Coulis on the plate and a birthday candle. That was a nice touch. We will return.
We had an amazing time. We were a group ...
We had an amazing time. We were a group of 6, and only one of us had been there before. He could not stop talking about the beef ribs...and he was right! They were phenomenal, just like everything else there. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful, explained how the whole meal experience would work and still took the time to steer particular cuts our way when we requested them. The drinks were great, the atmosphere was friendly, the cuts of meat were out of this world. The hostess took a picture of our group for us before we left and we were all smiles. We will happily recommend Fogo De Chao to everyone so they can go enjoy themselves too.
I recently re-located from San Francisco ...
I recently re-located from San Francisco and was thrilled to find the restaurant was here in San Diego only 15 minutes from my house! The same superb service was available! It was like coming home! My only desire is that the restaurant play Brazilian music all day long. I missed hearing the soft sounds and rhythms of Brazil during my meal! Never fear! I'll be back many times!
Overall this is a great alternative to R ...
Overall this is a great alternative to Rei do Gado for a Brazilian Steak House in San Diego. Service is outstanding (was asked about 20 times if I wanted my plate changed out), and the meats are delicious. Recommended house wine paired well with everything as well, so much so we went for additional glasses after the bottle was finished. I think Rei do Gado gives more of an authentic feel, and food is of the same or better quality, but it is also more dated and cramped. Fogo de Chao looks very nice between décor and space, but there was a wide spread of clientele, from ball gowns to (a surprising number of) families in shorts and sweats. Great for dinner with friends, I'd think twice before making it a romantic first date selection. Would definitely go there again, and probably alternate with Rei do Gado for variety.
I love dining here whenever my family ge ...
I love dining here whenever my family gets the opportunity. However the price is steep and so we don't come as often as I would like. Their sides are just as amazing as their meat selection. The only thing that can be improve is getting a bigger stomach to consume more food.
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