Wine & Dine: Rei do Gado


This month we had the pleasure of visiting Rei do Gado, an elegant Brazilian Steakhouse in the heart of the Gaslamp district in San Diego.


This beautiful restaurant has the WOW-factor! With a beautiful bar, fire pits on the patio, and endless meat, you can’t go wrong. This restaurant is perfect to impress investors, potential clients, or even staff members. This is a great place for people who want to sample a lot of different types of meat, salads, and authentic southern Brazilian foods, but don’t want to order a bunch of dishes. If you have a sweet tooth, but are trying to be healthy, try the grilled pineapple (easily our favorite dessert).

*Pro-tip: make sure to grab two plates, one for the appetizers and one for your meats

Here at Life By Design, good food isn’t all we look for in a restaurant. Luckily Rei do Gado’s wait staff and ambiance are a home run! The waiters always made sure our drinks were filled, and every time we ran out of meat, there was a new cut being offered.

When you first walk in you see a beautiful salad bar complete with cheeses, crackers, breads, and various salads. As you continue to your seat, you start noticing the wine bottles lining the walls, giving a touch of class to the décor.

If you want to sit outside, you don’t have to worry about being cold because the fire is in the middle of the table! The gorgeous tables have a marble pattern and beautiful glass in the fire pit instead of volcanic rock.

*Pro-tip: sit on the patio to experience the interesting people in downtown San Diego

With subtle music, amazing service, and delicious food, Rei do Gado is perfect for lunch or dinner when you want to show San Diego’s wow factor! We know you have plenty food choices in San Diego, but if you want an experience, we at Life By Design highly recommend checking out this spectacular Brazilian steakhouse!

Staff picks!

Stephen - Ribs

Angela - Honey Cinnamon Pineapple

Casey - Filet Mignon

Kristen - Top Sirloin

Jennifer - Cheesy Chicken

Lynda - Garlic Steak

Jeff - Short Rib