Phoenix >Food & Dining > Fogo E Brasa
4909 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ | Directions 8504833.304139 -111.978392
Neighborhoods: Ahwatukee Foothills
Well below average – Very weak compared to those Churrascarias in other major US cities. This was disappointing and not cheap.
fago e caca – do not eat at this poor over priced vesion of a brazilian steak house. the meat is very salty and is eather of the lowest of quality or just prepaired with such incompatance that it could be served at a waffel house. I never thought you could describe fillet mignon could be described acuratly as dry and gamey but at fogo brasa you can. I didnt even try the salad/sea food bar but my wife did and it was equally bad. kae moss like crab legs and lots of mayo. I have eaten at many of this style resturantes and this was by far the worst. trust me dont try it. the 5 star reviews on this page must have been written by fogo brasa owners or workers who are members.
An Experience to Remember!!! Loads of Fun and just DIFFERENT!!! – My boss decided to take us there for a holiday party. I heard alot of good things but really didnt know what to expect. If you would have told me, I would have never been able to figure it out. In one word.. "Memorable". My colleagues and I venture out frequently for lunch but never dinner, this was a treat. First they explained the system. "Go to the salad bar as much as you want", (when we got there, he failed to say that there was 40 dishes in all to choose from, Crab legs, shrimp, mussels, cheeses, international dishes.. but we were told to keep room for the main attraction, BEEF!!. Now we knew why. Each of us took a little everything and it seemed that everyone enjoyed what they had taken. The table was filled with a bunch of overweight men talking in excitement of all the different things they have tried. Meanwhile, we see "Meat runners" running by with skewers of meat in hand from one table to the next shaving off one piece at a time...Joey, we call him the "Big Guy"; kept yelling "I want some of that"...Eventually we were done done gorging on the salad and we were ready for meat. A dowel was given to us painted in red, yellow and green. Red.. "Leave me alone", Green, "I want Meat, feed me, feed me" and Yellow,"I'm about to bust, please give me the dessert". On your mark, get ready, flipped to green..Goooo!! Boy, did we have alot to talk about. Chicken, Sausage, Pork Loin, Filet, Sirloin, top sirloin, ham, LAMB!!, kebobs, tri tip and I'm missing a few .. I was stuffed...Joey...that man is impressive...Everything had flavor, some had been marinated.. What I liked is that the waiters had asked us how we like our meat. You can get it rare, medium or well. Just ask!!! Staff is very attentive and funny. Going "Yellow"..I was done, the waiter warned me, but "NO more for me!"...Wait...he rolled over a 5 foot dessert cart... Are you kidding me...Let's just say.. theres always room for dessert. I should have been wheeled out that night. You have to go, but go hungry!
Save your money!!! Road pizza is much tastier than this place!!!! – For those who gave this place a high rating, I don't think they have ever been to a really nice salad bar or steak house aside from their local Denny's or their cooking is worse than Fogo. The salad bar was horrible. Nothing tasted fresh. I'ts a good thing that the salad bar was disgusting because I was going to eat some meat instead!!!! But little did I know, the meats were just as bad. Very salty, red meats were fatty and white meats were very very dry the chicken legs was gross!!! The sausage tasted like it was made from beef, chicken and pork by products instead of 100% meat, you know lips and a$$ cheeks. The service was okay since ther was only 4 tables occupied. This was on a Friday night. This did kind of look suspicious. Now I know. Take it from a true meat enthusiast, this place is not fit for human consumption or dogs as a matter of fact. Save your money
Worst Dining Experience Ever!! – I have been to other rodizios in the past and I'm sorry but Fogo e Brasa can't compare. They are HORRIBLE. The food is disgusting! The price's would make sense if the food was actually edible. Also, the staff couldn't speak english and it's not because they were Brazilian, but spanish. I mean I was kind of expecting authentic. I've lived in Brazil and they didn't even have authentic food that other Brasa's have. Personally, it was the worst dining experience I've ever had and $30 down the drain after tasting that nasty salad bar. If you have class you won't be stopping at Fogo e Brasa anytime soon.
Cool concept but average food – What a fun idea for sure. Very interactive and fun, BUT, BUT, BUT....as other reviews have stated, the meat is VERY dry. Fill up at the excellent salad bar because the meat will disappoint. In fact, there is almost no difference in taste from pork to beef. Very sad. Also, the shrimp on the salad bar was old (you could tell by the smell).
Also, be prepared to spend. For two people, it was $96 and we didn't have a drop of alcohol. It adds up quick. $30/person per plate (not bad includes salad bar) but $3 for anything liquid (you need because the only seasoning is SALT) and desserts are now $6 each (very good, though).
I say definately try it, but be aware you are going for experience, not the flavor.
Awful experience, lousy service, bad food, worse attitudes – Having been to Brazilian churrascarias in Orlando, Dallas, and Atlanta, I bragged to my brother about what a great experience they are. I convinced him and his wife to join us and try Fogo e Brasa. What a mistake. The meat was tough and dry. We had to ask many times just to get minimal service. We got to the point of waving our arms wildly and almost yelling "Excuse me Sir?" to try to get the servers' attention only to be ignored. After an hour of this, I finally asked to speak to a manager. The person who came over refused to do anything to adjust our check so we could just leave since we weren't going to get fed. Then he called another person over (again, claiming to be the manager). He too refused to discount our check for the lack of food. Finally, I said I would not pay full price if I couldn't get fed and they called the police. Unfortunately, the police said the law here states if they serve you anything at all, they are allowed to charge you full price and don't have to serve you any more. Finally, the real manager came out and spoke to the police officer. He admitted his help was unresponsive because they did not understand English and nobody had understood our complaints. He also said the owner doesn't give discounts no matter how bad the food or service. We should have known, going into a restaurant like this that was almost empty on a Friday night, there must have been a reason there were so few customers. This was $178.00 disaster that left a very bad taste in my mouth for both the restaurant and the town that makes such laws to protect them from having to serve what you pay for. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR DIGNITY. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.
Very DIsappointing – I have been to other Brazillian resaturants throughout the country(loved them) and decided to take my wife to Fogo for her Birhtday based on the positive reviews. BIG MISTAKE !!!!
The entire experience was a total disappointment. Our waiter was ok, the servers were slow, the atmosphere was dead and the food was HORRIBLE. The salad bar selection was limited and mediocre in taste. The meats were dry and of poor quality. Some were wrapped with bacon to cover up their taste. I could've prepared the meats better on my own barbecue. As for the desserts, it was highly likely that they were thawed out or had sat in a refrigerator for a long time.
The management should really be ashamed for representing Brazil and its food in this way. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I will never go back there again.
Awesome Food, Lots of Fun, Come Hungry!! – This place is awesome. I have heard of this place for a long time and always wanted to go but never had a chance until we went there for a company holiday party. What have I been waiting for. The salad bar (and I hate to call it that with all the items on it) was awesome. They had crab legs, shrimp, calamari, cheeses, cold dishes, hot dishes and I can go on and on. Then came the meats which are served tableside. We had meat coming to us from all directions. Each tastier than the next. What's nice is that they will cater the cut to your liking, rare, med rare or well. My one problem is that I stuffed myself at the salad bar and didn't get to try all the meats. But of course there was always room for dessert. I had the strawberry cheesecake which was the last thing I needed as they rolled me out. I will be back!!!!!
Excellent food and service! – We go to Frogo e Brasa at least monthly, and we've never had a bad experience. The food is always superb, and the service is wonderful. You have to have a big appetite to enjoy all the goodies in store for you. I'm not a salad person, but I could do a swan dive into their salad bar. Lots of seafood and cold dishes, and even a few hot dishes. But, it's really all about the meat. The meat is always beautifully cooked, flavorful, and plentiful. We often have to turn the dowel over to red, just so we can catch up with the servers! They will continue to bring you meat until you explode! In all the times we've been there, we've never been disappointed with the quality of the food or the service. If there's a particular meat you like, you can ask and they will bring it to you more often. Wonderful!
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