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“Meaty Brazilian Buffet”

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
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Ranked #9 of 9,028 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 51 - USD 51
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Fogo de ChaoR (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, FogoR began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 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 salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
Reviewed 15 April 2018

First-timers, you will love Fogo de Chao. With the gaucho dressed servers bringing different skewered meats to your table and the nice variety of vegetables, fruit and cheeses to serve as one chooses, it is a real dining adventure. Anyone who has not been to this restaurant needs to see what the Brazilian experience is all about.

Once you are seated, one of the first things that you will notice on your table is the red cardboard disks that look more like drink coasters. Keep the red side up while you enjoy the many choices offered at the extraordinary salad bar. When you are ready for the main entrée, simply flip the disc over to the green side up and watch how the servers bring a variety of skewered meats to your table. They will keep them coming as long as your disc is green. Once you’ve had your fill, flip the disc back to the red side up and the servers won’t bother you.

While I recommend tasting most of the meats offered by the servers, one can specify a preference and they will grant your request. If you only want a juicy tenderloin or filet that is cooked medium-rare, they will limit the meat to your preference. If you find the steak to be too salty (they use large amounts of large granule salt), you can ask the servers to bring your selection without any salt and they will do so.

An improvement Fogo de Chao could make to enhance the dining experience would be to expand the number of hot dishes. Although the fried yucca and mashed potatoes were tasty, they just weren't enough.

Fogo de Chao is a dining adventure that everyone should try at least once in their life. Make sure that you visit while you are hungry, because the food is endless if you have a large enough stomach.

1  Thank ems0911
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This place is first class from the time you come through the door there is a pleasantness in the air because of the Staff,it's clean inside and out,and the food is scrumptious! I will say it's a bit pricey though.

Thank La M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is a branch of one of the most famous churrascarías in Brazil. Originary from the south of the country it has been a great success with meat loving Texans. Try the slow cooked beef ribs

Thank Carlos L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We can never go wrong with Fogo. Our families favorite restaurant and we eat there quite often. The one in Houston is the best by far. The meat is superb and always cooked to perfection. The restaurant is super accessible. When you get there request the yuca frita and chimichurri also always request the beef ribs, don’t leave without trying or you will regret.

Thank Juliet P
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

This is a classic asado place, but more Brazilian than Argentino place. Grilled meats in all varieties, sumptuous salad bar and overall great experience. It's been my 3rd time at Fogo, first in 10 years and I see no difference - all has been just like before, maybe little pricier (~$37 for lunch, not counting wine and drinks).

Thank tooreck
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