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Espetus Churrascaria - San Mateo

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Steakhouse, Brazilian
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710 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 (7th and 8th)
6503428700
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great AYCE

I love the modern decor and ambiance of this establishment. The bar is beautiful, spacious and quite inviting. Come hungry this place is all you can eat. Lunch (Monday-Friday): $27.95 per person (Seven different cuts of meat) Lunch (Saturday-Sunday): $39.95 per person Dinner: $56.95 per person... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Jose, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Ample seating... Tad noisy especially when the lame birthday song is sung...yep, one of those places. Brazilian TGIF. Non meat spread well done...good choices...very authentic. Good access to meats although all beef far too undercooked for my taste

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San Francisco, California
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70 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I love the modern decor and ambiance of this establishment. The bar is beautiful, spacious and quite inviting. Come hungry this place is all you can eat. Lunch (Monday-Friday): $27.95 per person (Seven different cuts of meat) Lunch (Saturday-Sunday): $39.95 per person Dinner: $56.95 per person They have a great variety of tasty meat and salad bar. Sangria and desserts... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had a family celebration at Espetus and Espetus came below expectations due to the price. The buffet table had a great selection of vegetables, and some ancillary dishes that I did not try because in churrascarias, I spare no room for the meat - and it was very good. The service however was detached, uninvolved, as if they were... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This Churrascaria is an all you can eat restaurant where gauchos come around to your table serving different types of delectable seasoned grilled meats Brazilian style. Picanha is my favorite Brazilian bbq item and it was cooked perfectly seared and medium rare! The top sirloin was also very tasty just larger compared to picanha. They also serve beef ribs which... More 

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Oakland, California
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Went to Espetus for a birthday . What a restaurant for meat lovers. The salad bar is great, go lite save room for the filet Mignon, lamb, chicken drum sticks , Parmesan pork,, ribs and the other steaks all flavorful and cook just right. a word of caution pace yourselves. Delicious food, Excellent service and staff. Very Good Value for... More 

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London
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

As a meat lover, this has to be one of the best restaurants I have sampled. Everything from the various cuts of beef to the prawns were excellent. Most Churrascarias serve mediocre salads, but eh food at this salad bar was top quality as well. Service was the most efficient I've had at a Brazilian restaurant and the bar staff... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is something you should experience at least once in your life. I suggest you keep it very light at the salad bar and reserve your appetite for the best meats: the filet mignon, the lamb and the parmesean pork. Skip the ribs and the other steaks...that's just my opinion. Good service, great ambiance (there was live music when we... More 

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SF Bay Area
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A family member chose this place to celebrate her birthday. It was a good one, as the majority of our party have never experienced this overload of Brazilian meat. To top it off, they are huge meat lovers so they came away satisfied. We conservatively noshed off of their buffet table, saving ourselves for the parade of meat.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Brazilian meat buffet but in my opinion, a notch below the competitor (Fogo). A little disappointed at the buffet table offering salads, paella, etc. The paella was bland, hardly any flavor. Likewise, their fish dish (salmon) was dry. The meat courses were excellent. Plenty of filet, chicken, prawns (my favorite), pineapple (nice touch), and chicken heart (yes, its surprisingly tasty).... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had my husband's birthday lunch here as our first experience with this type of cuisine. The restaurant is lovely and wait staff is outstanding! The food was very good and extremely plentiful. Did not care for the Parmesan crusted pork as it was just too salty. The sirloin was especially flavorful as was the lamb. The grilled pineapple was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
    (7th and 8th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 6503428700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 60
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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