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529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602 (University Ave)
+1 650-327-1323
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Menlo Park, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing Brazilian joint place next to University Ave that offers an all you can eat food experience. There is a salad bar with tons of options and then you just sit down and enjoy the rounds of meat that come by you. Make sure you taste the Brazilian delicacy called picanha as this is a type of meat with a... More 

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Thank Hellanodikai
Boulder, Colorado
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145 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will give this place a 5 even though I didn't like the tenderloin or the lamb chops much. I think they need to do a better job of seasoning their meats, some were too salty and some not enough. The pineapple roasted on the skewers was not caramelized at all. The picanha was heavenly. There was a very good... More 

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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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262 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After meeting dinner. Booked from Open Table for party of six. All sides from wide buffet. Thirteen different meats are cut at the table hot directly from owen. Decent wine list which could be a bit wider. Effective service. Recommended if you are meat lover and especially hungry.

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Thank Jari-Pekka
Izmir, Turkey
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A non-typical Brazilian Churrascaria with lots of meat, lots of salad. Smiling people. Go with full Rodizio style and eat until you can't. I like the cheese plate as well...

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Thank Tunc A
San Jose, CA
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our server was excellent and customer-centric. We had a good time. The salad bar is excellent, so if you don't want to eat meat-only, you have a great alternative. Getting the dinner fixed price gives you access to all you can eat grill-meat and a great salad bar.

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Thank snoopyca
Redwood City, California
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been here twice. First time is when the restaurant just opened. Not worth the money. It was very average. I don't like waiting in a line to get my food when you are spending that much money. This place is a glorified cafeteria.

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Thank marci b
Cupertino, California
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner. You need to have the set menu with the meat on skewers. Food was delicious. Cocktails great too. This is the place for excellent steak.

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Thank MRP1976
Fremont, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a great value. You can have all you can eat meat (various cuts of beef, a cut of lamb or two, some chicken, and sausages) and a buffet salad bar - all for a really reasonable price. On top of it all, the meats were cooked to perfection (a slice here or there was dry, but nothing to... More 

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Thank Manny510
San Jose, California
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Pampas' Happy Hour runs from 5 - 6:30pm, offering a more relaxed approach to enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail after work. Pampas is a large restaurant, with three levels; however, it also has an intimate feel about it. Wines were very reasonably priced with good, and unusual, options. We ventured off the HH menu to try a few... More 

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Thank DrSallyB
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Yes it's Pricey but oh so worth it. Non meat dishes are actually very good. Especially the seafood apps. Meat dishes are over the top. Very well thought thru wine cellar. Victor at the bar is a character.A pro at what he does and fun to chat to.Ask for his recommendations on wine pairing.

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Thank mike h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Brazilian, Steakhouse, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602
    (University Ave)
  • Public Transportation: The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is directly across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-327-1323

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