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“Brasilean Barbacoa - worth a visit”
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Ranked #16 of 357 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University Ave
Transit: The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is directly across the street.
Description: In the heart of downtown Palo Alto, fine dining meets entertainment and extravagance, and authentic Brazilian cuisine is served with contemporary style. Amidst this ambiance, you'll feel at home whether you're having an impromptu gathering, romantic rendezvous, family dinner, or business function. Let Pampas infuse the spirit of Brazil into your evening!
Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Brasilean Barbacoa - worth a visit”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

A friend invited us in this restaurant during my last trip in California.
It has been my first barbacoa kind of place and the experience has been very good.
They keep serving you meat from skewers until you say "enough".
We had many kind of meat: beef, chicken, lamb, everyone cooked really well. More, something I really liked as well was a pineapple also on a skewer and grilled; it was different and tasteful to me.
The location is also nice and spacious, so no need to stay squeezed among other people.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank anfienga
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Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Brazilian BBQ”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Just a Fantastic !!
Plenty of meats, salads, deserts. Everything is very delicious.

Definitely recommend you, especially when you need to host your guests.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank abesns24
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Interesting Experience”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Eighteen of us entered and were accommodated with great style and big smiles. We left with full, happy stomachs. Would i take my wife here for a romantic evening? No, probably not, but for a different adventure with family members or work-mates, yes, it is a great idea.

Some of the meat----the lamb----was, like others have said, overcooked, but the beef was fine.

All in all, not top-notch, but recommendable for the experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank HeadedOut
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San Francisco, California
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“Good Value for Brazlian/Argentinian Steakhouse”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The churrascaria was fairly priced, with ample grilled meats on large skewers being served by waiters strolling throughout the restaurant. The salad and vegetable bar was one of the best I've seen at these types of restaurants. The overall cost was quite reasonable, particularly for this type of restaurant.

Visited September 2013
Thank RWalker415
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“Average for the price”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

The Rodizio is the highlight here and the main reason to come here. The sirlion topside is the best of all the meats...followed by the fillet tenderloin The lamb chop wasn't marinated very well and the lamb leg was a bit tough. I have had better rodizio elsewhere and cheaper too. So all in all, I didn't find Pampas good value for money.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank tour-birds
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