Agora Churrascaria

4.7
2591 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Agora Churrascaria is a Brazilian Steak House in the "Rodizio" style, where waiters, dressed as Gauchos (local ranchers from the South), move from table to table carrying skewers of meat, from which they slice portions for their guests. Agora serves 12 different cuts of meat, including beef, pork, lamb and chicken. The restaurant prepares each cut as it has been for centuries: seasoned with rock salt to accent the individual tastes of each cut, and slow-roasted over an open flame. Upon being seated, every guest is given a green and red-sided circular chip to control their fixed price, continuous tableside service. The green side signals the Gaucho to "bring it on," while the red side stops the service. For additional servings, guests simply flip the indicator back to the green side. In addition to the succulent meat selections, Agora offers an outstanding hot and cold salad bar, comprised of Brazilian and seafood specialties as well as a variety of tempting side dishes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2591 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

To start off my son sat down and there was a knife on the seat. There were already all the knives already set on the table. No one would wish their young son to sit on a steak knife. The food was great and the service was great after that. Thank God it didn’t turn out to be a hospital or even worse experience. Please check your seats prior to having anybody sit on them; come up with a better system; otherwise it will become a liability.

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Pegah
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even due I don’t eat meat, i Love this restaurant. Food is delicious and they use good quality ingredients. Service is always great.

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vipCutie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

All the meat was not cooked well and the price was too expensive
The quality of meat and service was poor

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great food, great service and pleasant surroundings

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our daughter’s birthday and we just wanted to have dinner! The waiter (Rachel) was nice and got a flan and a candle for her birthday. That was nice of her.

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GaryE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my son’s birthday, party of 8. Food and drinks were excellent! Great service and atmosphere!

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Deez
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to hang out with friends. Costly but worth it. You have to have a big appetite and lots of room in your stomach to be able to taste all of the meat they serve! I recommend their hot americano coffee and their specialty meat which is the picanha:-)

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YasW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, tasty and good quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose Agora for a birthday event for a relative. The experience was amazing. From the greeting at the door to the completed meal course. Friendly staff and amazing selection of meats to choose from. We had a great time. Thank You Agora for being part in celebrating our special night.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for our friend. Great service, food! Overall good place for a large party celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maia was such an awesome waitress! Definitely would ask to be seated in her section again next time. So much great energy

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shellbird
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so glad to see Agora had survived the pandemic! The food was delicious and they still had the salad bar!! Wonderful service and very charming server. We will be back for delicious steaks and chicken 😊

JE
vipJenniferE
8 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Father-in-laws 80th birthday and everyone loved it. Food was delicious and such a great experience being able to enjoy everyone’s company and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent especially chicken drumsticks and the filet Mignon cuts .. yummy

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Mikeee
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come with an appetite because once those meat skewers come it's hard to saw no. The salad bar offers a lot so take little samples so your not full when the various meats arrive.

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vipThomasA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Amazing service. Honestly, everyone was amazing.

The food…well, I will be candid. If you want the best steak available, this isn’t the spot. Now, it is not their fault. Steak is all about quality and timing. Cook it too long, and the steak is tough and dry. Cheap steak, flavorless. Agora must prepare a lot of steak/meats for a lot of people…those steaks sit on the skewers for a while. The steak was tough. It is an impossible task to cook that much steak skewers for so many people at once.

If you are looking for the highest quality steak, this isn’t your spot. The best steaks are at Mastro’s. If you tried them side by side, you would know immediately.

But, Agora is great as long as you at focused on the meats. For a large group, great choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant is nicely decorated and the ambiance was good. Unfortunately It was overly warm and stuffy making it unpleasant. The salad bar was ok. I remember there being more fresh items and not so many mayonnaise dressed salads before COVID. So that was a bit of a disappointment. The meat offerings were so-so. All of the beef items were flavorless and some were dry.

On the positive, the lamb and chicken items were tasty and well seasoned. Our drinks were stellar and our server was fantastic and very personable.

It was very expensive for the quality of the food. I’m not sure we would dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. Thank you.

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OccasionalDiner
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and service. Warm welcome, very flexible and accommodative and very friendly. We never waited for whatever we needed, someone was always close by to help us.

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ChrisH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, as usual. Servers were quite attentive.

AK
vipAleK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance and excellent customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience.

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Michelle
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service was wonderful! will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great to go there in a smaller setting where it was more personable in a sense. Definitely saw the service played through today by our two waitresses. Would come back again as I have done in the past.

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MariS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance. The food was delicious as always and our servers Patricia and Rachel only made everything better. Not our first time here and won’t be the last. Looking forward for our next visit!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here! Great service all around and the food was good for the price. We were definitely full by the time we were done and were all satisfied with what we got! Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on a weekend so you knew it was going to be busy. Overall it was a great experience and had a good time there. Atmosphere and ambiance was nice. You got your meats and salad bar if you want a change of pace. Would come back and recommend you bring your loved ones if they love red meat.

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vipTokat
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and service is great! Can’t wait until the blackberry Cabernet sorbet is back. :)

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Jacquelinep
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's was amazing

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AlanD
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place. Enjoyed the food and overall atmosphere. I was a little pricey but food was great.

I was also surprised desert wasn't included. It was an additional cost.

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LeslieW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star overall experience. Since patrons are paying the full dinner price please make sure you guys are serving prime meats like lamb chops and filet mignon to all the tables without having to being asked by the customers.

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SeanC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food quality was amazing. Most definitely coming back.

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vipLeslie
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately this was way too expensive for mediocre food. We never saw all the food choices, some of the meat was way too chewy and we had to waste half of it as it was inedible. I’m not sure if it’s COVID related but the food wasn’t as good as we remembered…And it was extremely expensive for what we got.

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Rouja
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Agorra is always amazing. The GM, Gabriel is fantastic. He remembered us, including our names and even asked about our trip we told him about last time we were there. We choose this place over Texas de Brazil, which is closer to our house, because of Gabriel and his incredible staff. The food is fresh and the best cuts of meats. Love the options at the salad bar. Everyone here is very attentive and friendly.

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vipkoko
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very pleasant dining experience here. The food, hospitality, parking lot and the price were all great. I would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is top quality and delicious. Left feeling full!

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vipChrissy
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food there is awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I waited more than 1 hour for picanha but never came.
Even told waitress that I am waiting for picanha but no useful.

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Goldy
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So. Much. Good. Food.

Might be more fun with a large group. The classic Brazilian cocktail was extremely good.

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Agora Churrascaria is rated 4.7 stars by 2591 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.