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529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602
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Ranked #35 of 312 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University Ave
Transit: The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is directly across the street.
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West Orange, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Espoo, Finland
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158 reviews 158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had a private room downstairs and got served a nice quite heavy Pinot Noir to start and then we had the normal Rodizio type of bbq experience. It was quite close to the experience I had when I lived in Brazil. The salad buffet could have been better but the meats were great. We also got, after ordering separately,... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Love their Rodizhio! Their salad bar is amazing!! And great selection of wines. Would love to listen a live tango trio! Or a couple of tango dancers and would be perfect!!

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Hayward, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had an experience with Brazilian Restaurant in San Mateo and had reasonable expectation about service and variety of food in similar places. Our waiter provide us with a menu containing 30 different types of meat and poultry to be serve on ongoing basis. We ordered wine by the glasses and it was quite good. Unfortunately in reality only 6... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Dined here as part of a large group. Started with a cocktail hour in the lower part of the restaurant/bar area. Appetizers were very good, however, given the limited size of the area, it was a bit hard to socialize. Dinner was good with a wide variety of meats as part of our arranged menu. Lamb, Turkey, Filet, Chicken all... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

You can get a meat buffet at a lot of places. Rodizhio style restaurants are fairly prevalent and many do a good job, but many don't. It comes down to execution and Pampas has it. The space is open, modern, stylish, and welcoming. The high ceiling accommodate a clever center structure that splits dining into two levels. It's a frat... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

When you like meat, this is the place to go. In contrast to other Brazilian restaurants, they do not try to fill you up with the cheaper meats before bringing the good stuff, first meat serviced was the fillet, which was excellent, perfectly grilled and juicy. From all the meats they brought the sirloin was the best, rich in flavors... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I hadn't been to a Braziilian restaurant before so I was looking forward to this. We all decided to do the traditional carving table service, where the meat comes to the table at your leisure. First, you go and load up on vegetables and other items at a long buffet. After that, the meat arrives one at a time. When... More

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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was a little expensive but we took two college students with us and definitely got our money's worth. They roam about bringing you fresh hot skewers of different types of meat/chicken that they serve you. You also make trips to their quite extensive fresh vegetable/side dishes buffet.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Three of us had a meal at Pampas after a long days travelling from London. It was good quality with plenty of meat, although you did tend to wait for particular dishes to make their way round. The salad bar was extensive and could provide a meal in itself. The only slight negatives were that most meat was served rare... More

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