Fogo de Chao

6 recent ratings
$$$$ • Brazilian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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117 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Celiac

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We had a great meal. Our server was kind and helpful and shared with us the complete allergen list. Our daughter with celiac was able to eat everything she wanted to, including the bread at the table, and had no issues or symptoms.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ate here for my husband’s birthday. They ensured they took all precautions so I could safely eat. Well, I was extremely sick afterwards, and I am guessing it was cross contamination. I will never go back.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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This was more informal than I would hope for the price. I think I did get cross contaminated, although I’d also been traveling for a week already, so that might have been the issue.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Brazilian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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Celiac

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Amazing meal. Manager came to talk with us upon arrival and mentioning celiac. He gave me a detailed allergen menu. All the meats were gluten free along with bread at the table. It was a fantastic experience!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost everything is gluten free, including the bread at every table!! Our server was VERY knowledgeable about cross contamination and said I would be safe eating off the Buffett (I chose not to), but to avoid the hummus, chicken and bread. I tested the bread at the table with my Nima, tested GF. I’m VERY sensitive and did not get sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I have been here many times. I have never gotten sick because of the food here. The staff is knowledgeable and everything is marked clearly.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Called in an order and was told it would be ready in 5-10 minutes. Arrived 15-20 minutes later and it still wasn’t ready. Had to wait 15 minutes and the hostess was not helpful at all. Manager finally came out since I communicated to everyone I was in a rush and a car was waiting for me outside. He offered a promo for their mistakes. Disappointed with their service.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff, manager came out to speak to us and gave us a list of all allergens. Kid friendly!! The kids got to eat bread !!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic food and ambiance. Gf Brazilian bread and most of the meats. They have detailed info on what is gf on the salad bar.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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One of my favorite spots in Indy for an excellent gf meal. I never have to worry "is this gf" because other than two meats, EVERYTHING is gf! And the bread!!! To die for!!!

My other suggestion to save $$$: go for brunch on the weekend. Just be a little more cautious as more things are non-gf.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The staff was SUPER knowledgable, and I was delighted to learn that they served GF rolls. They also have a dedicated fryer for their polenta.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Phenomenal. I am from Nebraska and was nervous about traveling. I called ahead and they confirmed they have gf items. When I got to the restaurant, the manager walked me to the salad bar and pointed out the 3 items I couldn't have and then showed me the 2 meets I couldn't have. I was so impressed! They're bread that they put on the table is made of tapioca flour so I didn't feel excluded. The waiter was so knowledgeable of everything! Such a variety of food! Amazing atmosphere. I loved it!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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SOOO easy to eat here, almost everything is GF and tasty.

Updated 12 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Always a yummy delicious time at Fogo! You can look online for a paper allergen menu of what has gluten and what doesn't but most things don't! Came here because we needed a quick safe GF bite and I felt comfortable. Delicious meats as always and getting the bread bites is the best part of the meal. I probably had 3 baskets alone. Staff is knowledgeable and can help you navigate the choices of meats.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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A meat lover Celiac's dream. The traveling meat is all gf and most of the salad bar is as well. The table bread is Pao which is naturally gf, as are the croutons at the salad bar.

The service is still getting their feet under them so patience may be required.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I went here for a company function and had resigned myself to getting sick. I was pleasantly surprised that the buffet had the cheese and meats on the totally opposite side from the bread, which was by the salads. At the buffet I chanced tiny pieces of the prosciutto, papaya and star fruit. The tropical fruits weren’t ripe so I didn’t end up finishing these.

I signaled the waitress of my allergy and she brought out a detailed allergen list. This list showed most of the meats as having soy, which I worried was soy sauce. Though overwhelmed by our party of 16, the waitress eventually brought me the manager who took a trip to consult the chef who told me most meats were simply rubbed in lemon pepper and no soy sauce was involved.

Based on the advice of the waitress and manager, I tried several types of lamb and beef and did not get sick. For drinks I had Caipirinhas. Though they were listed as wheat free I did not try the Pão de queijo, which were prepared in a kitchen that also prepared bread. For dessert I wanted to try the flan, but they were “out” (I saw it being served to other tables, so they must have just run out) and was given vanilla ice cream.

Overall this restaurant did a great job taking care of me and keeping me safe on a very busy night.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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So much food, we had great time here and left sooo full. A fun spot for the family, endless cuts of meat and salad bar. The rolls are safe, meats are safe, a few items on salad bar that we were warned of ( bread items). We had no reactions, nice lunch here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Great experience here, told them of my allergy and they brought me a list of everything and their allergens: gluten was only in a few things! Safe buffet, all the meats except the tofu but I didn’t even see that. Highly recommended. All you can eat is $66 which seems like a great deal!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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