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Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House

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$$ - $$$
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939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123 (Broadway)
+1 619-702-8464
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined for our anniversary and I must say I have never eaten so much in my life. The food was absolutely delish. Great service, wonderful food options from seafood, salads, and fresh vegetables and of course and abundance of meat. Each waiter that came around to our table with a meat selection was pleasant and every bite of everything... More 

Thank Qiana B
Bigfork, Montana
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is a must for a delicious huge meal! The waiters were so pleasant and the food was so fresh, delish & so much variety! It's a bit pricey on Friday & Saturdays but well worth it for a special occasion. Great!

Thank Judi E
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

So I went here for my birthday and oh my, it was special. They serve the most delectable meats at your table but also had an unreal cold bar available filled with seafood. It's worth the money but go with an empty stomach.

Thank JBrooks2334
Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Big disappointment. I was expecting fresh food and not buffet style. This was our last night out in San Diego so wanted to do something nice. I could have found a better way to spend $100+ on dinner. I will not be going back.

1 Thank JKD4
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had a party of six for a business dinner. Everyone loved their meal. There really is something for everyone here. Seafood on the "salad bar". Lots of beef, pork, poultry and lamb selections served at your table. Fernando, our server was very attentive and even helped us with a Spanish lesson when asked. We had a constant stream of... More 

Thank MichelleBrewington
Poway, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for the past couple of years on special occasions and I'm never disappointed. Come hungry, pace yourself on the meat servings, selectively choose your salads and don't be shy to ask if a specific meat you have in mind is circulating the floor or will make its way out of the kitchen soon. Waters are refilled... More 

Thank Bree B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This place was delightful, the service, the meats are the best cuts and cooked to perfection, and you could fill up on the buffet. The price was fair for what you get but make sure you go hungry, because you will want to eat your fill to make sure you get bang for your buck.

Thank Christina K
San Francisco, California
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213 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The salad bar and the meat is a disappointment if you have been to a real Brazilian BBQ And there is no fried cheese either, one of the must have item This is just no good

1 Thank Eric J
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We reserved for a table right at opening as we had family members catching a plane a bit later. We had been to another chain which was great, and we were interested to see how this compared. Some similarities, and some surprises. Most at the table were thrilled with the Brazilian bread. The salad bar was both extensive in selection... More 

Thank Rateyjane
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We set up a business meeting for dinner there--sat outside with a table with a fire in the center, got waited on right away and with the level of service we had, you would have thought we were rock stars. We had salad bar first off, and there were so many choices--even crab legs--what the heck?? After that, they started... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Buffet, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123
  • Public Transportation: A trolley station is located on B street. A bus stop is right across from Rei Do Gado.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-8464
"Best Ethnic" 2014 CRA Golden Medallion Award "Best International Cuisine" 2015 CRA Golden Medallion Award 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?