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Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Brazilian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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309 E 3rd St Austin, TX 78701
309 East 3rd StreetUSTexasAustin78701
(512) 472-0220fogodechao.com
$$$Brazilian Restaurant, South American Restaurant
Brazilian Restaurant
South American Restaurant
Steak House
Latin American Restaurant
Bar
Today 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pmSaturday 4:30 – 10:30 pmSunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm
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We are an authentic Churrascaria (Brazilian Steakhouse) from Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil which features superior service, unrivaled cuisine and a unique dining experience.

You will be pampered by our authentic Gaucho chefs who come to your tableside to carve a variety of succulent meats right off their skewers.  Our featured meats have been slow-roasted over an open flame and lightly seasoned to preserve the unique taste of each tender cut.

Adding to our unique dining experience, you will be treated to a sumptuous, gourmet salad and vegetable bar featuring over 30 items including imported cheeses, cured meats, fresh vegetables and more.  We complement your meal with traditional Brazilian side dishes such as caramelized bananas, crispy polenta, seasoned mashed potatoes and our world-famous cheese bread (pao de queijo).

No meal is complete without trying a refreshing caipirinha, something from our award-winning wine list or one of our decadent desserts.
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Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar.- Google
"I am VERY happy that I got indulge all things meat and potatoes at Fogo de Chao!"
"The salad bar is my favorite part to the whole Brazilian Restaurant experience."
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Martha Campos
a month ago
Day before Valentine's Day at Dinner time. Drive up to Fogo de Chao to what looked like a traffic accident. Turns out it was the valet parking line. We walk in to find all the waiting area overflowed. I feel peace knowing we have a reservation which i triple confirmed. I also called ahead to let them know we where on our way. As I am in line to speak to the hosts it's so overcrowded that people start getting in front of me. Finally get the host's attention. We are asked to wait so we stand on a corner by the cooking meat and a dinning couple with our baby and toddler. They take 20 minutes to seat us and that was only because my husband asks them to give us a table he can see was unused. They originally came up to us saying they had a table for two ready for us, even though I had said in the reservation we where four and when we walked in I told the host that as well. Finally get seated.The so-talked-up-cheese rolls are cold. The waiter lets us go without drinks even though he has great conversations with his other two tables right next to ours. The meat doesn't taste extraordinary and the meat servers did not come a lot. Once a meat server does come we have to ask him to send more our way. The salad bar has empty trays so I have to make more than one trip to get what i wanted, leaving my children at the table so much is a huge inconvenience. Finally, we want the check and the waiter is no where to be found. Couldn't get out of there soon enough. Didn't even want to eat the meat after the whole experience. We just wanted to leave. We went to sonic after for some ice-cream to cool off and let the disappointment melt off of us. On that night they gave all parting guest a coupon for a free dinner next visit, but we wouldn't go back if they paid us. Texas De Brazil was so much better.
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Leila Rahil
4 months ago
I have been to other Fogos nationwide, but this was my first visit to the Austin location and like the others, it did not disappoint! Firstly...Fogo is an experience in and of itself and (if u are a chessplayer) to truly make the most of it, you gotta play the Long Game and embrace the inevitable "meatsweats"! The Opening Move With a Salad Bar that was designed by Heaven itself, you have to pace yourself and realize that it is an aperitif made to prepare you for the Meat Glory to come. If you go in any other way you are doomed to fail the Meat Middle Game and the Dessert End Game. You also have to account for the fill-ins as well, which are not to be missed or taken lightly! The rolls...these will bring down any novice because they are so warm, buttery and delicious that you have finished a basket by yourself and the first meat hasn't even made the rounds! There is also the polenta...the strategy here is to polenta-pace in between meats! Then there are the mash potatoes! Claim your own if you are lucky because I swear licking them off the masher serving spoon adds a "je ne sais quoi" to the flavor! The Middle Game To stay competitive in the Meat Middle Game, you first have to realize, there is no red, only green! That is of course referring to your meat token which you turn to green when you want a meat-wielding gaucho to approach and you turn to red when you want to surrender like a Frenchman. Pro-Tip: Just wear your token on the green side, so if you get up from your seat, any passing gaucho will know your meat-situation is always a "GO!". My meat-strategy is simple: go big or go home! WIth 16-different skewered works of protein art to choose from, you have to know when to pass and when double-down! Though, everything is delicious, so if you are lucky enough to have a bottomless pit for a stomach or a tapeworm, I say go for the gusto. If not, then go for the big beef (the house special, the sirloin, the bacon wrapped filet are my fav cuts of choice) followed by what I like to think of as the meat pace-car, the bacon wrapped chicken, and ending w/the sweet, succulent lamb! I do not eat the pork cuts, but my fellow diners raved about them as well, so since it is the "other white meat", it might serve nicely as a chicken pace-car substitute. At this point, you might have meat-sweats onset anxiety, but embrace rather than fear the meat-sweats; it just means you are doing Life right. The End Game is of course the desserts. You get some very nice plantains, but let's face it, if you've made it this far, you want to be rewarded for your gastrointestinal victory accordingly! They have a plethora to choose from, but I can only speak to six of the amazing game enders: -Papaya Cream *this one is kind of a must if you are a FdC Newbie as it is a fantastic and delicious digestif aka "Meat-Sweats Tonic" -Creme Brulee which is made correctly with the perfect crack to the hard sugar top -Flan which again is made correctly with the perfect custard texture -Chocolate Mousse Cake an acceptable "death by chocolate"situation -Molten Lava Cake despite what the movie "Chef" says, this dessert is EPIC! -Tres Leches The perfectly prepared coffee and double espresso only added to the dessert enjoyment and personal meat-complishment. The fantastically paired wine we had was an exquisite Bordeaux (Pro-Tip: the red wine especially is an asset in the middle game arsenal as it actually helps you process red meat!) and a fairly balanced and creamy Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. I would love to peruse their extensive wine list on a subsequent visit! Needless to say this was such an amazingly enjoyable experience, thanks to the amazing staff and management that made it that much more enjoyable! The only thing missing was the Rolling-Valet service from my chair to my car post meal!
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John G
5 months ago
*droooool* If you've never been here, you're not elite enough. You need to step your game up son. All you can eat meat! THAT'S WHAT HE SAID! No really though... If you wanna chow down on some delicious cuts of lamb, chicken, BEEF, and whatever else they can catch and rotisserie, then you're in luck! It's pricey, but if you skip the salad bar you can get your share of om nom noms easily.
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Natasha Rogers
7 months ago
Don't come to this place unless you are ready to eat, because a meat coma is bound to happen. I especially liked the chicken drumstick & the pork sausage (linguica). The costela (beef ribs) were huge and tender. My favorite was the cordeiro (young lamb chops) that were served either sliced from the bone or as chops and were moist yet delicate in the flavor. The sides were exceptional. I loved the fried bananas that were caramelized perfectly without losing their shape or getting mushy. The potatoes were smooth and tasty. The fried polenta was crunchy and mild. The steaming, hot cheese bread was to die for. No butter was needed b/c they were buttery and creamy enough and truly melted in your mouth. I could eat them almost all night. The servers were well informed about the selections but were a bit too diligent at times. The salad bar is delicious with lots of choices like hearts of palm.
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David Knight
9 months ago
My best friend and I dined there on Friday, May 30, to celebrate her last night in Austin (she was here on vacation). I had a reservation for 7:00pm, and they were ready for - escorted us straight to our table. That set the tone for the evening. The food was wonderful, the salad bar well stocked and diverse, and the meat was tender, flavorful, and very tasty. The most exceptional part, however, was the staff and service. The teamwork and attitudes the staff displayed were well above average and transformed an excellent evening out into a truly memorable event. My thanks to the staff!
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John Gilchrist
7 months ago
I cannot give this place enough stars. It is, without hyperbole, the best steaks in Austin. I have never had better lamb. Service is always impeccable; the servers work as a team, and must use some system of hand signals for they often have your request to your table before they even finish speaking with you. The salad bar is extensive, but don't fill up, because you will want to try each one of their two dozen flame licked meats.
Ruth Molina
5 months ago
Always attentive service. The salad bar is fresh and a meal in itself! The selections of meats and flavors, tastes is amazing! Lunch is my favorite - same great meal - lower price!
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Sarah Chappell
3 months ago
Wow! Great salad bar and an endless amount of freshly cooked meats...what is not to like? Be prepared to get your money's worth and eat until you cannot eat anymore!

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