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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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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    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
Happy Hour Food a Little Heavy on Spices

We only came here for Happy Hour. We had enough for four people for 30 dollars. It was all a bit too flavorful. The lamb meatballs were full of spicy flavor, and the ribs were drenched in sauce. The cheese bread was well done, though, and didn't have excess flavor. The yucca fries were good, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
ezwu
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San Jose, California
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  • Special occasions
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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

In addition to a la carte menu the restaurant offers a great diversity of meats off skewers in all you can eat fashion complemented by salad bar. The meat diversity is considerable, ranging from skirt steak, top sirloin, beef fillet (prepared two different ways), lamb, turkey, chicken and two type of hot dogs. Some are tastier than others but the... More 

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We only came here for Happy Hour. We had enough for four people for 30 dollars. It was all a bit too flavorful. The lamb meatballs were full of spicy flavor, and the ribs were drenched in sauce. The cheese bread was well done, though, and didn't have excess flavor. The yucca fries were good, but the breading was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very good meat and service. Priced as similar Brazilian steakhouses. Will probably go here again. Our waiter was very friendly.

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Mountain View CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went there for dinner tonight expecting an amazing experience and were we underwhelmed. We were told when we sat down if we wanted our meat cooked differently just to ask. Well we asked and asked for rare beef. Medium cooked beef continued to shoe up at our table. Finally after the third time we complained to our waiter meat... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

First problem ... We were ignored by our waiter after his initial visit. If you order the meat service you have great service. The salad bar is great. But I don't order anything else. I ordered fish and it was mushy. My wife had shrimp that were tough. Bad idea to order anything but meat here.

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Israel
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Pampas

Address: 529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602
Phone Number: 650-327-1323
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?