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Espetus Churrascaria - San Mateo

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710 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 (7th and 8th)
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday Dinner

We just enjoyed a birthday dinner with the whole family. The food was perfect and the servers were all amazing. It's pricey even at half price for children who barely eat but overall a great dinner and family friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Mateo, California
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Union City, CA
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My son and I have visited Espetus Churrascaria in San Mateo twice in the past month. We've been to these Brazilian Steakhouses before, like Fogo de Chao in San Jose and Texas de Brazil in NY and they are all EXCELLENT, but each have their own uniqueness to them. Here's what I think of Espetus Churrascaria (in no particular order):... More 

Thank KentUnionCity
San Mateo, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just enjoyed a birthday dinner with the whole family. The food was perfect and the servers were all amazing. It's pricey even at half price for children who barely eat but overall a great dinner and family friendly.

Thank dbwz14
San Francis
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I have been here several times over the past 8 years and the quality has been consistent. They have good meats as well as a large salad buffet. Be sure to take a good appetite with you as it is pricey, but you will not be disappointed with the food. Besides different kinds of beef cuts, lamb and prawns, they... More 

Thank Hemant M
San Mateo, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Good atmosphere for a date night, work meeting, or family get together. Its a bit pricey, but a good place special occasions. Unlimited meat with a device on your table to indicate if you want more or are taking a break. Even the salad bar was excellent, though who really goes for a Brazilian steakhouse to eat unlimited salad bar?... More 

Thank Meg S
San Mateo, California
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you like meat, this is the place. It's got a large dining area that can accommodate a large group. Meanwhile, if you pay for the overall experience, the food doesn't stop coming. It's not the cheapest of places, but you will leave feeling as if you've eaten plenty. It's a great environment to bring a family and friends for... More 

Thank craftyphd
San Bruno
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It was our first time visit in this restaurant with my wife and my daughter who is celebrating her 18th birthday. Parking is easy to find and even though you have to park on the street there were plenty of spots available without meter. The receptionist is very friendly and we were seated right away. Their salad bar is perfectly... More 

Thank albertg649
Baguio, Philippines
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Went to Espetus for lunch on a Friday. It was not crowded to begin with. Servers were attentive but meat choices were not as many as on weekend. There wasn't even a pineapple! We were waiting for those as we are repeat customers. They gave bananas as requested (it was our favorite). The gourmet salad choices were not that many... More 

Thank Jennifer D
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

This place has a very nice decor and although it's kind of small on the inside, there is a good amount of space between the tables so you don't feel like you're sitting on top of the other guests. I went for lunch time, the bill was $40/pp, and there are about 7 meat choices. I was expecting more meat... More 

Thank shaneisha m
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The San Mateo version of Espetus Churrascaria is a much more enticing establishment than its sister restaurant in San Francisco. The chicken hearts are excellent as is the filet mignon. In truth this is a 4.5 stars.

Thank Julian L
Daly City
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The buffet table had a very nice and fresh selection of choices. You better like your meat rare though. Almost all of the meat was pretty salty. I had dinner there and I only noticed about 7 or 8 choices of meat. Be aware if you are going to celebrate a B/D there with a cake you bring in. They... 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, Barbecue, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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