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529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602 (University Ave)
+1 650-327-1323
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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Cupertino, California
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dinner. You need to have the set menu with the meat on skewers. Food was delicious. Cocktails great too. This is the place for excellent steak.

Thank MRP1976
Fremont, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great value. You can have all you can eat meat (various cuts of beef, a cut of lamb or two, some chicken, and sausages) and a buffet salad bar - all for a really reasonable price. On top of it all, the meats were cooked to perfection (a slice here or there was dry, but nothing to... More 

Thank Manny510
San Jose, California
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

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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8 reviews
4 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 2 helpful votes
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 

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San Jose
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22 reviews
13 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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42 reviews
32 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

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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: +1 650-327-1323

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