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529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602 (University Ave)
5:00 pm - 9:00 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 Ca
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank arlene1215
San Jose
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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254 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

if you are looking for restaurant where a steady stream of really good amazingly cooked meats are placed on your plate this is the place for you. The meats were cooked to perfection, what was meant to be rare was rare, what was meant to be charred was charred. The staff keep coming to your table with new and wonderful... More 

Thank Omar K
Horsham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Just been here for a team dinner, it was very nice. Lovely salad bar, and nice way to get ready for the Meat Feast that follows. Make sure you save space for the New York steak. It is impossible to over indulge on the meat, but it is worth it.

Thank John H
San Jose, California
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247 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Been to Pampas a few times - not a bad place if you are craving for meat. Brazilian Rodizio being what it is, one tends to overeat so be forewarned! The salad bar here is outstanding - can't separate it from the meats but to me, outstanding! I have to restrain myself greatly to save room for the meats! The... More 

Thank greenham01
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

An intersting Brazillian restaurant with a very extensive buffet of sales and tasty sides and I do mean very extensive. Once you gather your sales etc. waiters come around with large hunks of al different kinds of meats including, ribeye, filet, try tip, lamb chops, leg of lamb, chicken , sausages and on and on. Quite an experience. We were... More 

Thank Lynn273
Jupiter, Florida, United States
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I was visiting my son at Stanford University and we decided to try this place for dinner. I'm glad we did. The service was outstanding and the price was really good for the amount of food we were served. There is a delicious salad bar to start with. Then the waiters keep bringing by food until you say uncle. Great... More 

Thank Skip Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
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?