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“not worth the high price”

Espetus Churrascaria
Ranked #9 of 418 Restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $60
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 7th and 8th
Reviewed January 25, 2014

typical 'authentic' Argintenean Churrascaria but well below others sampled in the US. Salad bar was minimal - ok you don't go for that.
Meat was just not that good - plenty of course - but for every steak that went by there chicken, chicken sausage. The steaks were either overdone or close to raw - I prefer medium rare but some were so raw on the inside they were cool!
I guess more of a family event place but at these prices a family to go broke - food, 1 beer, 1 glass of wine cost $76. Too much for the value provided by a longshot

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

The place is nicely setup and there are plenty of food but the quality of the meat is mediocre at best. It is way over priced as far as I'm concerned. I would rather pay $60 per person and go to a very nice stake house with a nice piece of meat and the goodies and pay half of that

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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

The food is very good and seasoned well with a good variety. The service is always great but go hungry. The menu is slightly expensive but worth the experience.

Thank DanSamJAX
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Decent food, reasonable variety of cuts of meat, good service, but compared to Fogo de Chao I thought it was a little expensive given the final result.

As I said, good service overall, though it was sometimes necessary to get the attention of one of the servers if they had a cut you had been waiting for - and we never flipped to red to take a breather as the servers were just not coming that fast; at Fogo and others, you practically have to fend off the servers and were in danger of drowning in meat. That was never a concern at Espetus.

But we wanted to take a couple of our friends who had never been to a Churrascaria before, and we all had a good tim - plus they got a good idea of how a steak house like this works.

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Thank b c
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Took my partner here for a special dinner. Not disappointed at all. Good variety of meat, all grilled/cooked beautifully. Partner is gluten intolerant, they were able to advise accordingly. One of the said bar items she chose the Manager came over and cautioned on, and we had not even told him. Excellent attention to detail. Wine by the glass also good value.

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Thank 01Badger
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