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Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House

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939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123 (Broadway)
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All you can eat meat brought to your table, how can that be bad? Love this place, just wish it wasn't quite so expensive, but worth it on occasion.

Thank Angie A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very accomodating for allergies. Reasonable prices. The food tasted great. Authentic atmosphere. Service was great.

Thank nmanini
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to eat a lot, I mean A LOT, of meat. The guys with the skewers just keep coming back... every minute almost they were there giving us a new option. You have to make choices you've never made before like turning down a full plate of jumbo shrimp to eat more bacon wrapped filet mignon. This is a... More 

Thank neights
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a meat lover....make no mistakes about it. I once dated a vegetarian and for obvious reasons....it didnt work..... Thankfully my wife also loves meat and Rei Do Gado is ALL ABOUT MEAT (and bits on the side)! We arrived around 5:40 for a 6pm booking and were seated after a couple of minutes wait. Meat, meat and more... More 

Thank Chris T
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you have a hankering for grilled meat then this is the place for you. There is so much meat you won't have room for anything else. However there is a wonderful buffet of salads, vegetables and some seafood as well. Yes it is one flat rate but it is a great rate when you see how much food you... More 

Thank Tracy M
Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

They serve a flat rate ~$52/person for dinner. You have access to the food bar which includes things like jumbo shrimp & crab legs in addition to the typical salads. The meat is Brazilian style, and they serve over 20 different types. They keep coming to your table with various selections until you tell them to stop. Dessert is extra.

Thank Daniel-0072014
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are a lover of meat, this is the place to be. The price is worth the value. The food was cooked to perfection and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Thank eatriceh
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We came here once in August, and enjoyed it so much, we decided to go again while we were down in San Diego visiting our daughter in college. We didn't enjoy it as much the second time. The food seemed really salty. The wait staff was as friendly as ever and our outside table was wonderful. Maybe we should have... More 

Thank Jamie R
Richmond, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I went to this steak house on the recommendation of a work colleague and we were not disappointed. In addition to superbly prepared meat of all types there was an immense buffet with seafood and a large selection of salads and dishes that were possibly traditional Brazilian?? We had a member of our party who was difficult and demanding. The... More 

Thank Rebecca H
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I love the meat here which is cooked on a spit over open flame, then brought to your table and sliced off to your plate. I suppose that's the style for Brazilian Steak houses. I've eaten here several times over the last few years and have noticed the price continually climbing. My lunch with the premium meats started out a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, South American, Steakhouse, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Reservations, Buffet, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 939 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6123
  • Public Transportation: A trolley station is located on B street. A bus stop is right across from Rei Do Gado.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 6197028464
"Best Ethnic" 2014 CRA Golden Medallion Award "Best International Cuisine" 2015 CRA Golden Medallion Award The churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives it a taste unmatched by any other. Guests of Rei do Gado will encounter an unlimited buffet of typical dishes and salads.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?