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Pampas

Brazilian Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Steakhouse$$$$
University South, Palo Alto
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  • Synette T.
    "Dylan is the best bar tender in Palo Alto!!!"(6 Tips)
    Tristan
    "Make absolutely sure u go rodizio or go home!"(5 Tips)
    Sara D.
    "Chicken hearts and top sirloin were bomb"(5 Tips)
    Karine H.
    "don't get too much at the side bar, there are a lot of meats"(4 Tips)
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  • Miho M.
    Miho MyojinNovember 10, 2012
    1st time to visit Pampas with my husband and my friends. We ordered "Rodizio and side bar (unlimited)." Excellent food and service!! Great place to celebrate!! We love it!!
  • Noah L.
    Noah LeeJanuary 1, 2013
    Ordering Rodizio is a must to sample all different types of meats straight from their churrasco grill. Or go with the side bar for a variety of salads and cheeses if you're not looking to eat meat.
  • Gabriel M.
    Gabriel MendozaMay 6, 2010
    OK, very simple: picanha is by far the best cut of a beef (aka rump cover) - you can try different cuts but please, leave plenty of room for picanha. Enjoy! This is the best Churrascaria of the Bay!
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachJune 10, 2012
    All-you-can-eat Brazilian churrascaria for ~$50. Try every steak they bring you, try the chicken hearts (once, and never again), and demand they bring out some grilled pineapple.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.October 9, 2014
    Great for large parties and corporate gatherings. Cocktails are a bit expensive given the venue, but the food is great. Wait for the bacon wrapped steak and chicken hearts.
  • Angela L.
    Angela LylesDecember 4, 2013
    Meeh. Service was terrible. Food was inconsistent and not properly seasoned (or cooked for that matter). I won't go back. If I'm in the market for Brazilian, I'll go to Espetus Churrascaria!
  • Missy M.
    Missy ManoguerraAugust 7, 2014
    If it's your first time definitely do all you can eat meat, but the plated entrées are great if you don't feel like eating a crazy amount of food.
  • Simon C.
    Simon CarignanOctober 15, 2012
    Go there with a group: the all-you|can-eat-meat-on-a-skewer makes it perfect for a bigger group (or someone that is really really hungry)
  • Joao C.
    Joao CorreiaJanuary 3, 2015
    This is one place you got to try. Go during happy hour, pay half the price and try the mixed grilled meats with a caipirinha.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanJuly 16, 2012
    The fish is delicious but just get the meat ... you will regret and be jealous of anyone who gets the meat. Speaking from experience!
  • Angela C.
    Angela ChouMarch 8, 2014
    Horrible service. Never come here because you're just getting humiliated by the waiters. They only take 10 people for happy hours and won't set up extra chairs
  • Sean F.
    Sean FisherAugust 10, 2012
    One of my favorite places. Don't even look at the menu, just get the endless meat! Recommend to go out of your comfort zone and try new things.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertOctober 25, 2015
    get rodizio for the classic churrascaria experience. come hungry and try everything.
  • Tanya L.
    Tanya LutzJanuary 22
    Beautiful place, love their grilled pineapple. The serve 12 kinds of meat and unlimited salad bar if you choose Rodizio option.
  • Mei H.
    Mei HeAugust 17, 2011
    Great happy hour from 5-7pm. $5 cocktails and half off of the lounge menu. Can get crowded so get there early.
  • Bilal N.
    Bilal NaseerOctober 12, 2009
    If you are a meat lover, you will love this Brazilian 'all you can eat' restaurant. Avoid Sundays, as there is no Jazz music.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TchouMarch 5, 2013
    Happy Hour 5-7PM with 1/2 off appetizers and cocktails/beers. Delicious food and mixed drinks here.
  • Tristan
    TristanJune 13, 2010
    You have to be either really hungry or REALLY hungry to come here. Make absolutely sure u go rodizio or go home!
  • Andy A.
    Andy AndersonFebruary 5, 2014
    Looks like happy hour has been changed to 5-6:30pm M-F. Half off lounge food and $6 cocktails
  • Jack D.
    Jack DeVriesJuly 9, 2011
    Dylan really is the best bartender. He's freaking rad and he knows the menu. Plus he invented an awesome drink!
  • Mat
    MatMay 27, 2010
    I come here for the lamb chops. My Dad drives from SoCal for the lamb chops. Get the lamb chops.
  • Maithreyi R.
    Maithreyi RamanMarch 30, 2011
    off the menu: brie sampler and fig on the side - best $7 you can ever spend on cheeseee :)
  • Tanmeet R.
    Tanmeet RandhawaFebruary 11
    Its a great place even though my son did not like the fried bananas.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.October 23, 2009
    pork and tritip excellent. start with meat straight away and save side bar for 'intermission'!
  • Prashant B.
    Prashant BharambeAugust 23, 2013
    Pampas is delicious if you eat meet. Nice place to hangout for long time with wine.
  • Shahensha R.
    Shahensha RJuly 29, 2013
    Free parking for 3 hrs next door public parking. No need to park in Caltrain parking.
  • Douglas G.
    Douglas GraySeptember 29, 2014
    Ask for the Chipotle tamarind sauce, it goes well with red meet.
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RohmanAugust 20, 2011
    Dylan is THE BEST bartender. Grab a drink, pull up a seat, & tip big!
  • Mei H.
    Mei HeJanuary 3, 2012
    Great happy hour from 5pm-7pm. Half price tapas and $5 drinks.
  • Keegan Y.
    Keegan Y-VApril 13, 2011
    Great happy hour if you can find a seat, even their apps will stuff you.
  • Larry C.
    Larry ChenDecember 22, 2014
    Go when there's a lot of people. Meat is fresh.
  • Helen W.
    Helen WengNovember 10, 2012
    Happy hour is great with nice cocktails! Try the desejo.
  • ESV Limo
    ESV LimoJune 26, 2012
    Best Brazilian BBQ in the Bay Area. Be sure to try the chicken hearts.
  • Fredric M.
    Fredric MoraMarch 20, 2011
    If this is a brazilian restaurant, shouldnt the live music be brazilian.
  • Jonas G.
    Jonas GyllensvaanApril 23, 2013
    Fantastic food, a place not to be missed while in Palo Alto.
  • Spencer W.
    Spencer WiseAugust 7, 2014
    I lived in Brazil for a couple years and this is as close as it comes to the real deal!
  • Tristan
    TristanAugust 13, 2011
    caipirinhas please! so pleasantly strong. one of the best caipirinhas ever
  • Bill R.
    Bill RojasOctober 22, 2015
    Picahna meat cut is always missing and the caipirinhas drinks are getting weak
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff ThibeaultAugust 11, 2013
    Make sure you try the bacon wrapped turkey, it's delicious!
  • Travis G.
    Travis GNovember 25, 2012
    Salad bar is OK, but avoid the roasted eggplant...
  • Edwin
    EdwinSeptember 23, 2011
    Dylan is the man. Have him make his mai tai with an extra shot of 151 ;)
  • Sara D.
    Sara DadizadehMay 21, 2015
    Chicken hearts and top sirloin were bomb
    Upvoted May 15
  • D
    DMay 16, 2010
    Grilled pineapple was sweet and delicious
  • Fredric M.
    Fredric MoraMarch 20, 2011
    Come here on Sunday if you dont want to hear music.
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GlueckSeptember 24, 2014
    So much meat don't fill up too much on the gorgeous salad bar
  • Karine H.
    Karine HsuSeptember 4, 2015
    don't get too much at the side bar, there are a lot of meats
  • Arron S.
    Arron SchaarDecember 31, 2015
    If you like meat, this is the place.
  • Gerardo P.
    Gerardo PorrasJanuary 19, 2014
    Expensive but the meat was really good!
  • Clayton R.
    Clayton RochaSeptember 5, 2012
    Só venha se você estiver muito tempo sem ter comido um rodízio decente. Não recomendo muito não, arroz sem tempero, algumas carnes mal preparadas e mal cortadas. Também nao vi nenhum brasileiro aqui.
  • 병철 문.
    병철 문March 30, 2013
    노래 소리가 너무 시끄러운것을 빼면 나머진 완벽해요 잇츠 헤븐!!! 어서 빨리 한국에도 들어와라!!!
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