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Pampas

Brazilian Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Steakhouse · University South
529 Alma St (btw University & Hamilton), Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.2/10

Based on 216 votes

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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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  • dylan
  • rodizio
  • happy hour
  • steak
  • chicken hearts
  • churrasco
  • all you can eat
  • side bar
  • salad bar
  • good for groups
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • fried bananas
  • coconut flan
  • caipirinhas
  • barbecue
  • off-menu items
  • lively
  • Brazilian food
  • great value
  • Miho M.

    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!!

    Miho Myojin · November 10, 2012
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  • Noah L.

    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.

    Noah Lee · January 1, 2013
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  • Gabriel M.

    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!

    Gabriel Mendoza · May 6, 2010
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  • Raj S.

    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.

    Raj S. · October 9, 2014
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  • Omer Z.

    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.

    Omer Zach · June 10, 2012
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  • Angela L.

    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!

    Angela Lyles · December 4, 2013
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  • Missy M.

    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.

    Missy Manoguerra · August 7, 2014
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  • Simon C.

    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)

    Simon Carignan · October 15, 2012
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  • Joao C.

    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.

    Joao Correia · January 3, 2015
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  • Jessica C.

    The fish is delicious but just get the meat ... you will regret and be jealous of anyone who gets the meat. Speaking from experience!

    Jessica Chan · July 16, 2012
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  • Angela C.

    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

    Angela Chou · March 8, 2014
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  • Nate F.

    get rodizio for the classic churrascaria experience. come hungry and try everything.

    Nate Folkert · October 25, 2015
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  • Tanya L.

    Beautiful place, love their grilled pineapple. The serve 12 kinds of meat and unlimited salad bar if you choose Rodizio option.

    Tanya Lutz · January 22
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  • Sean F.

    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.

    Sean Fisher · August 10, 2012
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  • Mei H.

    Great happy hour from 5-7pm. $5 cocktails and half off of the lounge menu. Can get crowded so get there early.

    Mei He · August 17, 2011
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  • Bilal N.

    If you are a meat lover, you will love this Brazilian 'all you can eat' restaurant. Avoid Sundays, as there is no Jazz music.

    Bilal Naseer · October 12, 2009
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  • Michael T.

    Happy Hour 5-7PM with 1/2 off appetizers and cocktails/beers. Delicious food and mixed drinks here.

    Michael Tchou · March 5, 2013
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  • Tristan

    You have to be either really hungry or REALLY hungry to come here. Make absolutely sure u go rodizio or go home!

    Tristan · June 13, 2010
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  • Andy A.

    Looks like happy hour has been changed to 5-6:30pm M-F. Half off lounge food and $6 cocktails

    Andy Anderson · February 5, 2014
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  • Jack D.

    Dylan really is the best bartender. He's freaking rad and he knows the menu. Plus he invented an awesome drink!

    Jack DeVries · July 9, 2011
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  • Mat

    I come here for the lamb chops. My Dad drives from SoCal for the lamb chops. Get the lamb chops.

    Mat · May 27, 2010
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  • Maithreyi R.

    off the menu: brie sampler and fig on the side - best $7 you can ever spend on cheeseee :)

    Maithreyi Raman · March 30, 2011
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  • Tanmeet R.

    Its a great place even though my son did not like the fried bananas.

    Tanmeet Randhawa · February 11
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  • Christina C.

    pork and tritip excellent. start with meat straight away and save side bar for 'intermission'!

    Christina C. · October 23, 2009
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  • Prashant B.

    Pampas is delicious if you eat meet. Nice place to hangout for long time with wine.

    Prashant Bharambe · August 23, 2013
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  • Douglas G.

    Ask for the Chipotle tamarind sauce, it goes well with red meet.

    Douglas Gray · September 29, 2014
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  • Shahensha R.

    Free parking for 3 hrs next door public parking. No need to park in Caltrain parking.

    Shahensha R · July 29, 2013
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  • Samantha R.

    Dylan is THE BEST bartender. Grab a drink, pull up a seat, & tip big!

    Samantha Rohman · August 20, 2011
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  • Mei H.

    Great happy hour from 5pm-7pm. Half price tapas and $5 drinks.

    Mei He · January 3, 2012
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  • Larry C.

    Go when there's a lot of people. Meat is fresh.

    Larry Chen · December 22, 2014
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  • Helen W.

    Happy hour is great with nice cocktails! Try the desejo.

    Helen Weng · November 10, 2012
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  • Keegan Y.

    Great happy hour if you can find a seat, even their apps will stuff you.

    Keegan Y-V · April 13, 2011
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  • ESV Limo

    Best Brazilian BBQ in the Bay Area. Be sure to try the chicken hearts.

    ESV Limo · June 26, 2012
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  • Fredric M.

    If this is a brazilian restaurant, shouldnt the live music be brazilian.

    Fredric Mora · March 20, 2011
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  • Jonas G.

    Fantastic food, a place not to be missed while in Palo Alto.

    Jonas Gyllensvaan · April 23, 2013
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  • Spencer W.

    I lived in Brazil for a couple years and this is as close as it comes to the real deal!

    Spencer Wise · August 7, 2014
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  • Tristan

    caipirinhas please! so pleasantly strong. one of the best caipirinhas ever

    Tristan · August 13, 2011
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  • Bill R.

    Picahna meat cut is always missing and the caipirinhas drinks are getting weak

    Bill Rojas · October 22, 2015
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  • Jeff T.

    Make sure you try the bacon wrapped turkey, it's delicious!

    Jeff Thibeault · August 11, 2013
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  • Travis G.

    Salad bar is OK, but avoid the roasted eggplant...

    Travis G · November 25, 2012
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  • Edwin C.

    Dylan is the man. Have him make his mai tai with an extra shot of 151 ;)

    Edwin C · September 23, 2011
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  • Fredric M.

    Come here on Sunday if you dont want to hear music.

    Fredric Mora · March 20, 2011
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  • D

    Grilled pineapple was sweet and delicious

    D · May 16, 2010
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  • Sara D.

    Chicken hearts and top sirloin were bomb

    Sara Dadizadeh · May 21, 2015
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  • Jeffrey G.

    So much meat don't fill up too much on the gorgeous salad bar

    Jeffrey Glueck · September 24, 2014
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  • Karine H.

    don't get too much at the side bar, there are a lot of meats

    Karine Hsu · September 4, 2015
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  • Arron S.

    If you like meat, this is the place.

    Arron Schaar · December 31, 2015
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  • Gerardo P.

    Expensive but the meat was really good!

    Gerardo Porras · January 19, 2014
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  • Ivan E.

    Try New York stake and coriander pork.

    Ivan Erceg · July 28, 2015
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  • Tedd F.

    So far my favourite place to eat in the valley!!!!!

    Tedd Fox · July 31, 2010
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