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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Nice brasilian food

Nice ambience and service. Good food. As a brasilian restaurant it's ok but same dishes like chicken they do it spicy, that's not really how brasilian do it but maybe it's the taste that local customers like. Overall I recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Nuno A
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  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice ambience and service. Good food. As a brasilian restaurant it's ok but same dishes like chicken they do it spicy, that's not really how brasilian do it but maybe it's the taste that local customers like. Overall I recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great food and excellent service is the summary of my experience here. My companion and I are veterans of Brazilian churrascarias. We love them and have been to many, in a number of cities, from SF to Vegas, to Phoenix, Atlanta, NY and Tokyo. So we know what we like and what to expect. I was a little bit concerned,... More 

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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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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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 25 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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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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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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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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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, South American

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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, South American

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?