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Pampas

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Steakhouse, Brazilian
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529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602 (University Ave)
The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is directly across the street.
650-327-1323
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Meat Lovers Paradice

There were 14 different cuts of meat to try, which they cut at the table. For vegetarians, it was not the most pleasant experience, but they did have veggie options on the menu and an extensive salad and cooked veggie buffet. There were a la carte options too and fish for pescetarians. Beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Gorettikid
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

You feel like you're in Brazil! It's expensive but totally worth. You have an endless "buffet" of about 10 different meats served in your table, and bout 30 side dishes and salads. The service is pretty good too. I went with some work colleagues and had a great time. If you aren't so hungry, you can order something from the... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After living in the US for almost a year, I was missing a real rodizio, and I may say that Pampas was the best one I went so far. They have a good selection of meat, a great salad bar and an amazing wine selection. They even had pao-de-queijo as a starter! The service was very nice. The price reflects... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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119 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

There were 14 different cuts of meat to try, which they cut at the table. For vegetarians, it was not the most pleasant experience, but they did have veggie options on the menu and an extensive salad and cooked veggie buffet. There were a la carte options too and fish for pescetarians. Beautiful decor, great atmosphere, good service. Would go... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a great restaurant. I decided to order the Rib-eye steak and it was marvelous. One of the best steaks I have ever had. I was overwhelmed by flavor and the steak itself was BIG. I tried my dads lamb chops and they were very tasty. The dessert was very nice and it went well with the dinner. The... More 

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Bowling Green KY
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38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was a special occasion to celebrate with family, the selection and variety is too much! Things I wasn't willing to try and much that I was! Staff was helpful and friendly. I would not go here from a price point for a simple meal for our every weekend out meal but to celebrate well worth the price for the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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182 reviews 182 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a place to go to when you want to eat a lot of meat. The choices of meat are many in the traditional menu - we tried 6-7 kinds and they were all excellent. The sidebar has about 25 choices from salmon and sardines to broccoli and Palm hearts. Reserving a table for 9 was not possible for... More 

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Mumbai
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Brilliant place for meat lovers and people with an appetite! Surprisingly a very nicely laid out salad bar for vegetarians .. there are some good veg options on the menu as well.. bar is cheerful and the service is prompt .. eat till you can!

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Bay Area, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

To start, there is alot of food. I will admit, I know nothing of the salad bar. Why? I need to space in my stomach for the meat. Pampas has a nice environment. Staff is friendly and helpful and on Saturdays they have live music playing. Crowd tends to be more towards the 20-30 year old market. Parking is usually... More 

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Los Altos, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was my first visit to Pampas in Palo Alto. The food was pretty good. The meats were terrific, but the salad bar selection was disappointingly limited. The restaurant was quite loud, and the lighting was far too bright. Turning both down a few notches would greatly improve the experience.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When the "Feed me" card gets turned to green, brace yourself. So much meat, SO tasty!!! Definately sample around and try to figure out which meats you like the best, then just wait for those to cycle around. Not that any of it wasn't delicious, but my favorite was the skirt steak. The salad bar was excellent as well. Loaded... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 650-327-1323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?