Fogo de Chao

Finally, a Brazilian Churrascaria in San Jose! 

As you all know, we try to avoid chains; however, this restaurant is bringing something new to the south bay: a Brazilian steakhouse. Until now, our closest option has been Pampas in Palo Alto.

You may know the other Fogo de Chao California locations in Beverly Hills and San Diego. This new location -- their first in Northern California -- is in the former Chili's space (talk about an upgrade!) across from Maggiano's. 

Dinner costs $51.50/person and the salad bar-only option is $26.50/person. 

Why is the vegetarian posting an event at a Brazilian steakhouse, you ask? Because I've been to their Rio de Janeiro restaurant and know they also have incredible veggie-friendly offerings!


Please only sign up if you plan to come.

If you RSVP "Yes" but are unable to attend, change your RSVP to "No" before the stated RSVP closing date: if you don't, you will be marked as a no show. You get two more chances, and then you will be wait listed for future events or dropped from the group. It's only fair to the other members and the host managing the event and/or reservation.

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  • Renee

    Thanks for coming out last night -- I hope you enjoyed it! I wish I could've chatted more with those of you sitting toward the ends of the table. This is why I typically only schedule smaller events -- so we can all interact.

    1 · March 13

  • Ronnie W.


    2 · March 12

  • Mike

    This is Emily ( from Mike's phone ) oink oink

    3 · March 12

  • Breanne G

    Actually we are running very late. So dont wait for us. We will just get there whenever and if we cant eat we you folks then we can get a table. Sorry.

    March 12

    • Derrick

      This is Renee (from Derrick's phone). This is a very fluid-style place with food coming out continuously. You're fine joining us at any time. See you soon!

      March 12

  • Breanne G

    Renee, I am running late due to the BART. Is it ok if my guest and I get there at about 730? Just let me know. Thanks. Sorry.

    March 12

  • Renee

    Please remember to update your RSVP to "No" BY 5pm TODAY if you're unable to attend -- I need to give the restaurant an accurate count because they're setting up a special area for us. Note: Dinner costs $51.50/person and the salad bar-only option is $26.50/person.

    March 11

  • Adrian

    I can no longer attend but I'm unable to change my RSVP to no

    March 11

    • Renee

      No problem -- I just changed it for you. Thanks for letting me know!

      March 11

  • Derrick

    Thanks for setting this up Renee! This is a gentle reminder that parking at Santana Row is insane so leave a little time to hunt for a spot.

    1 · March 10

  • Renee

    There is a long wait list, so this is a friendly reminder to please update your RSVP to "No" by 5pm on Tuesday, March 11 if you're unable to attend. Note: Dinner costs $51.50/person and the salad bar-only option is $26.50/person.

    March 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    The lunch price is cheaper and you get the same menu items: all-you-can-eat salad bar and the variety of meat. I received an exclusive invitation to their pre-opening night event. I cover various Silicon Valley events for an online fashion and lifestyle magazine I co-founded, so I get to go to some cool openings. This place it AMAZING. Yes, it is pricey, but it's not a place in which you will dine everyday. I will only go there on special occasions. Definitely worth experiencing! Check out my review:

    3 · March 6

    • Laura

      Great review Sophia.

      March 6

    • Renee

      It's not the kind of meal I can eat for lunch and then function the rest of the day. I went the day after it opened, only had one plate from the salad bar (I'm a vegetarian) + one piece of the fabulous cheese bread, and still left feeling overstuffed! My omnivorous dining companion did a bit better, but still only sampled 1/3 of the meat options. Neither of us could even fathom dessert. I had the same post-dining experience at both their San Jose and Rio de Janeiro locations: an immediate, whiny retreat to bed.

      2 · March 6

  • Renee

    The Fogo de Chao reservation system is up now, so I just reserved two 10-person tables. The group size will not be expanded further and there is still a waiting list, so please update your RSVP to "No" if you can't make it. Thank you!

    4 · February 20, 2014

  • Craig

    Wow, $26.50 for the salad bar, this is why I grow lettuce in my yard.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Hi! Maybe we can split the RSVPs into two groups of 8 ppl each.

    1 · February 6, 2014

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