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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Non stop meat parade

I had the pleasure of attending the all you can eat experience at the Pampas. These guys mean bushiness. Whenever your keep eating sign is green they will flood you with endless meat. Some parts of the meat are better than others. Some could have been better. All in all we had a great time. No one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
kendstar
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Israel
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had the pleasure of attending the all you can eat experience at the Pampas. These guys mean bushiness. Whenever your keep eating sign is green they will flood you with endless meat. Some parts of the meat are better than others. Some could have been better. All in all we had a great time. No one came out hungry... More 

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Mountain View, California
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215 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The meat selection is amazing - if you're not starving, this is not your 'value' choice, but you will eat as much as you like, and it will be good! Service is the 2nd leg of the stool here, as they keep a sharp eye on your plate, your meat flag, and your glasses.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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152 reviews 152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very pleasant atmosphere and if you are really hungry this is the place for you, The service here is very good and you are getting large variety of grilled meat served all the time to the table. large salad bar is also part of the deal the decoration of the place is very nice and inviting - great atmosphere

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Mexico City, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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121 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
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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183 reviews 183 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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

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