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529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602 (University Ave)
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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San Jose, California
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pampas' Happy Hour runs from 5 - 6:30pm, offering a more relaxed approach to enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail after work. Pampas is a large restaurant, with three levels; however, it also has an intimate feel about it. Wines were very reasonably priced with good, and unusual, options. We ventured off the HH menu to try a few... More 

Thank DrSallyB
Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it's Pricey but oh so worth it. Non meat dishes are actually very good. Especially the seafood apps. Meat dishes are over the top. Very well thought thru wine cellar. Victor at the bar is a character.A pro at what he does and fun to chat to.Ask for his recommendations on wine pairing.

Thank mike h
Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Was great coming with all the family's or dinner, kids and adults as well. We were very pleased, nice salad bar and lots of meat. Very nice. I must say it didn't come out cheap.

Thank Maya G
Sunnyvale, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I had a lovely meal here. Granted, it's not for the faint of heart as the meat keep coming to you. I certainly put on plenty of pounds in this restaurant but it was so worth it! Keep up the good service and food quality guys! Will be back for more in 1 month's time!

Thank Stevochien
Los Altos, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The meats are exquisite every time we dine here. Nice variety. Our favorites are the tri-tip and the top sirloin (picanha). The servers are very attentive and the atmosphere is very relaxing, even at times when the place is full.

Thank Ran H
San Jose Ca
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

If anyone ever reads my reviews, I do not go on about the decor, the atmosphere etc. I cover it briefly and get down to biz, the food... and cocktails. If the look of the place is important to you, don't bother continuing. Don't get me wrong, I like a pretty place to eat. It can really set the occasion,... More 

1 Thank arlene1215
San Jose
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

The proteins offered were varied and delicious. I particularly enjoyed the Tri-tip. The salad bar was actually as good or better than what I am accustomed to with Fogo de Chao. A wider variety of vegetables and fruits and other options to choose from. Only two minor issues: 1) Wait staff was a little slow on the uptake for refilling... More 

Thank Mitchell F
Palo Alto, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Wide variety of meets cut at the table or you can order from the menu. Great place for larger groups. Good bar while you are waiting.

Thank Brenton h
New York
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257 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Have been to quite a few churrascaria in my lifetime. Meat selection at Pampas is not as wide, but is of very high quality. Salad bar has a much wider variety and again of good quality. Live music and room is beautiful and comfortable. Good for big groups too.

Thank MK330
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with friends and we tried the rodizio menu and also the hanger steak. The quality of meat was very good and it is a perfect place for meat lovers. The side bar was also good. However I found it quite overpriced compared to over Brazilian restaurants with greater quality of food. The atmosphere and decoration of... More 

Thank Ioanna R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Brazilian, Steakhouse, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?