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“Meat Lovers Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cleo's Steakhouse

Cleo's Steakhouse
Ranked #78 of 153 Restaurants in San Bruno
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Spanish, South American
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pacifica, CA
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“Meat Lovers Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Everything was very, very good and a meat lovers paradise. The food is the same as Espetus in taste & quality at half the price. The ambiance is ok, not great. but then I go to restaurants for the delicious food, not the ambiance. Affordable when you're taking the whole family. Very nice selection at the salad bar. All of the meats were cooked perfectly (medium/pink, not over done and not too pink. The freshly baked biscuits are to die for, the grilled cinnamon-pineapple and fried bananas are delicious and the service was very, very good. Reservations definitely needed.

  • Visited November 2011
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San Francisco, California
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“Great food for the price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

Went Cleo's and had a great meal. For the price you cant beat it. Go hungry because the food never stops arriving.

  • Visited November 2011
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San Francisco, California
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“Carnivores' Delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

Cleo's is amazing. They have a buffet of salad fixin's, rice, breads, soups and an array of Brazilian dishes (fejoida too), but its the meat on the skewers that are delicious. Waiters will come to the table with a skewere and you accept or decline the latest meat. They have everything, beef, chicken, tri-tip, chicken wings, chicken hearts (didn't try this one), bacon wrapped chicken and even lamb. I stopped after 4 skewers, but the food kept on coming and YOU have to tell them to stop coming over.

  • Visited October 2011
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“not bad. meat is a bit...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2008

not bad. meat is a bit salty and on the dry side (i like my meat med/rare). i've also been to espetus in SF and it's apparent why there's a price difference.

it was a bit crowded during peak times so i would highly recommend a reservation.

for cheap brazilian BBQ, it's decent, but if you want to treat yourself, go to espetus.

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“If you're on the Atkins...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2008

If you're on the Atkins diet and don't have any issues with high blood pressure or cholesterol...you'll enjoy Cleo's. Cleo's is a good economical introduction to Brazilian churrascaria. Their buffet offers a selection of traditional Brazilian food. However, their caipirinhas and homemade desserts were the highlights for me. A good place to be loud, laughing, and casual with good company.

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