Austin >Food & Dining > Fogo De Chao
309 E 3rd St, Ste 100, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.264207 -97.740635
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM Friday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM Saturday From 04:30 PM To 10:30 PM Sunday From 04:00 PM To 09:00 PM
This is no place for vegans: One look at the window reveals the greasy goodness of tender meat rotating slowly on vertical spits. But if you can convince your herbivore friends to step inside the door with you, they'll also be greeted by a long, well-stocked salad bar, and on the menu some mighty fine starches, like garlic mashed potatoes and fried bananas. No texturized protein though, I'm sorry to say.
This placed is amazing. Everything is prepared to extremely high standards and the staff is very professional. Highly recommended!!
Excellent Dining – I was taken to Fogo de Chao for my birthday on Sept. 13, 2011 and it was my first time there. The service was amazing the food was simply awesome! The salad bar was fresh and inviting. Thanks Sterling for sharing should a wonderful evening with me!!!!!!
fogo for life – This is the first fogo I ever went to and it happened to be opening week, it was awesome then and the 6 times I have gone back, in fact if there is a fogo in the city I am in I eat there. Salad Bar is awesome and it is always fresh, the meat can put you in a coma and im not sure why they serve dessert no one can ever save room. I will continue to eat here as much as I can. pro-tip go at lunch on weekdays food is the same and its 1/2 price !
I LOVE Fogo!
It's definitely a place for families. The hustle bustle of the server creates a home-y comfortable feel. Compare that to restaurants where it's so avant garde that you feel awkward eating- so awkward that any moment glasses should crack!
My favorite meats are the house special and the lower sirloin. Even though I think these cuts aren't the"best" in terms of tenderness- the seasoning is what does it for me. The house special seems to burst with flavor!
Their service is amazing as well. Everyone is extremely friendly and sweet.
The only cons about going to Fogo is that you shouldn't go passed 8:30, I think the meat selection started to die down. I've been to Fogo multiple times and when I went at 8:00-8:30 there was no meats in sight. It was quite depressing. Prime time to get the best meats is 6:00-7:00!
Best – My husband and I love steak (we are in Texas) and Fogo De Chao is our favorite place to go for a romantic dinner. Other than never feeling like I tried everything before bursting, It is always a good choice. Although I dont recommend for the kids
Best place for an empty stomach! – Fogo De Chao is one of my favorite places to eat anywhere! The only thing I have to say is make sure you have an appetite! You will leave full and fully satisfied, your palate will thank you.
Beloved Food – when I went with my family I walked in and saw friendly faces which sometimes doesn't happen when you are nine! The waiter kindly explained how Fogo worked which is good or it could get frantic and confusing. My advise just chill and don't be afraid to turn your card to red to catch up. The filet mignon was so good it was like when in Ratatouille he put the mushroom and cheese together and the cartoon stars went off in his head. The lamb was a little dry.My sister who wanted nothing to do with the "skewers of death" found plenty to eat on the salad bar and they even brought her a whole bowl of strawberries. Oh and the imported soda is awesome.
Delightful – Looked twice at the bill. Could not believe that the price for such a splendid evening was so low! The food was plentiful and tasty but what really made the evening so standout was the service! Our party,including two children, was treated as if we were the only table in the restaurant. My nine year old quipped " I expect them to sing "be our guest any second"
Excellent dining experience – Overall you can not be Fogo De Chao. The food is fresh, cooked properly and the place is 4 star all the way. I can not wait to go back.
Lots of food, lots of variety, but meat quality is poor. – The salad bar is great, and the service is superb. However the quality of meat is not up to par. The flavors were good, with the salt, marinades, etc., but I thought the meats were not at all tender, including the tenderloin, and some were pretty dry. We were also a little bit surprised by the way everyone was dressed in there. I think that because of how expensive it is to eat there, we expected people to be a little more dressed up, like at Sullivan's, Truluck's, Roy's, Fleming's, etc. Instead most customers dressed like they were going to Rudy's, Whataburger, Taco Cabana, Shoney's, etc. Not that there's anything wrong with that - people can and should wear what they want - it just surprised me. I've always wanted to try this place, and I'm glad that I did. However, I was disappointed enough that I'm definitely not going back.
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