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1830 Main St, Irvine, CA | Directions 9261433.685291 -117.856319
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Irvine Business Complex
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – Yummy food. Great Service. Romantic dining. Semi-casual. Price on the upper end but OK for celebrations. Save your appetite for this meal as there's a ton of meat to try and a good size buffet to keep you busy!
The Best Meal in Months! – What a great dining experience! Agora is the best Brazialian Restaurant that I have ever been to. The selection is better than most and they change it all tthe time. It is only a place to go to when you really are hungry. They have a buffet area with side dishes and salads. The meats are served table side on skewers and they are right off the grill.
This is a great place to take friends to. Go hungry!
Best Brazilian Steak House – I think Agora is the best Churrascaria in Southern California. The service is good, the decor is nice, blah ,blah. The bottom line is this place has the best tasting food out of all the Brazilian steak houses I've been to.
A DINING EXPERIENCE SO TERRIBLE, THAT WE WROTE THIS LETTER TO THE OWNER: – My wife and I visited the restaurant on 1/11/08; the service from the waiter was good. However, after seating for 20 minutes and having followed the advice of Citysearch website, a site with customer's reviews of fine dining establishment, we visited the salad bar and ate lettuce and tomato only. Leaving plenty of room for the meat, that was never to be.
After seating there for 15+ minutes with our green tag facing up, not one serving of meat came by our table. Our waiter came by to see how we were doing and before he could finish his own sentence, he said "...you still have not been served? I'll be right back" he dashed to the kitchen and even after his intervention, the salmon cart came by. I refused the salmon; my wife took a sliver of the salmon and said to me, ?be glad you didn?t try it.? I said hey this is churrascaria, not a seafood restaurant, just wait for the meat.
Five more minutes passed and no meat! At that point, we asked for our bill and we were told that we would only be charged for two vegetarian plates.
When the waiter brought the bill, I simply handed him my credit card and he took it and came back for my signature. I was shocked to see that the bill was over $80.00. So two drinks and two servings of lettuce and tomato cost us over $80.00. I do not mind paying for quality, but I feel that the service and goods provided were below any acceptable standard of a fine dining experience. We respectfully request that you refund the cost of the two salads. Keep the amount charged for the two drinks and the gratuity for the waiter.
wonderful, wonderful, wonderful restaurant! Best Brazillian Steak House I've ever been to. It deserves Good 5 stars. – I have been to several Brazilian steak house but this one is awsome, fantastic restaurant. I would definately recommend this restaurant to treat your date or your family or any business associate in a royal atmostphere.
Value for the price not as good – I've been to several churrascarias. The restaurant is nicely designed, but comparing price to value against the other all-you-can-eat Brazilian places, I would rate this one the worst. For a weekend dinner visit, it was missing a few meat servings that other locations served. Another big downside is the small size of their drink glasses. When service is slow, you'd better be taking small sips. And if you order non-refillable drinks like orange juice, be ready to fork out the money as a 6 year old ended drinking $12 dollars of juice (of course, they didn't bother asking an adult before bringing over the 2 extra juice glasses). Also, charging $21 for a 4 year who just had some rice and bread is definitely not worth the money. Two other churrascarias did not charge for the 4 year old kid.
I love the salad bar – Even though I don't really enjoy meat in general I still go there because of the salad bar and the cheese ball (don't know how you call it exactly) those little bread... sooooooooooo goooooooooood
very clean, modern interior, great desert, good service.... I've been there already 10 times but I want to go back soon, I miss the cheese ball... so much~
WOW! What a great Dining experience! – My family and I recently visited Agora Churrascaria and was pleasantly suprised by the quality of the dishes and who can forget the plethora of MEAT! I have been to By Brazil, Fogo De Chao, M grill, Gaucho Village and countless other "Brazilian Churrascarias" but Agora was by far the most authentic and met every standard I have in a "Rodizio" type of restaurant. The most important part of any customer related business is service and Agora was top notch in this category. Another great aspect of Agora was their Wine Menu and Cocktail Menu. There wine menu was very impressive. Being a "Wine Expert" ( I am an editor for Wine Spectator) I was able to agree with the choice that complimented the various types of meat and fish. A specialty drink called "Capirina" was the highlight of the night for my wife. This Brazilian Cocktail tastes like a Mojito but much stronger and complex. I would recommend Agora to any Carnivore that would enjoy great service, great wine and not to mention great price.
Best Brazilian Steak House in Socal!!! – Paradise!!
I've been to Agora several times and as always food and service were excellent:
The salads and hot entries were delicious as well as their meat selection skirt steak ans picania are my favorites.
all wait staff were very friendly and extremely dedicated to please us. The only thing I do not like, it is that the valet takes all the closer parking spots so you have to walk a little if you do not want to valet park your car.
I definitely recommend this to all my friends.
oh! I almost forgot, these people complaining about the price, have no Idea of how much a single plate with fillet mignon or top sirloin cost in a regular steak house!
Never Name Your Restaurant Something That My Wife Can't Pronounce – I didn't see the kid standing there, I swear. If I did, do you honestly think I'd have done what I done? Either way, it's not so much the BBQ at this place that bothers me as much as the nihilism. It's as if World War IV never happened. It's JUST like they told me, "Gobt Dero! Gobt Dero! Zinf dsi dsi dsi zinf dsi dso!!"
Park around the corner at the Gigfer Palace Motel, tis a noteworthy companion to the brothel next door.
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