Espetus Churrascaria - San Francisco
Our first time. The conceptOur first time. The concept of bringing around various meats on skewers like dim sum soulds creepy, but it works! All the meats with the exception of the lamb chops (dried out) were super & succulent. The rest of the meal, however, which is basically a buffet, could stand improvement. Watch out for the tiny, red Brazilian hot peppers. They are. We had fun with this unique to SF dining experience, but felt the basic dinner was too expensive.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant!My husband and I love Brazilian steakhouses. This one was pretty good. The meat selection was good, well prepared. Best meat, flank steak and pork loin. I didn't like the unpeeled shrimp. The service was also good-very attentive. The salad bar needed just a bit more variety. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat anniversary dinnerMy wife and I dined here for our seventh anniversary. It was not our first time at Espetus, but this was definitely our best experience overall. Attentive wait staff, delicious rice dishes (esp. the paella), and of course, a never ending selection of meats.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you are a carnivore, thisIf you are a carnivore, this is the place for you! Go with an appetite, and leave some room for the Brazilian desserts.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you're a meataholic thisIf you're a meataholic this place is for you. Great food, lots of different amazing meats.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delicious! Very friendlyAlways delicious! Very friendly and courteous staff.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy and fun!This place is a must try, especially for meat eaters! The experience is really fun and the endless and salad bar are both delicious. I cannot wait to go back for another celebration.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgood foodThis restaurant is great from the food to the service. It is a little bit pricy, however you get to eat a variety different kind of beef, chicken & sausages. In addition, they offer a great salad bar on the side which goes great with the meat. I didn't know this restaurant before I go in, I search on yelp for a different dining experience and I found this restaurant with so many positives feed back so I decided to try it out. At the end I left with a full stomach and a happy smile. I am glad that I ate there and would come back again if I have a chance.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMmmm, MMmmmm.... Good!!It wasn't my 1st time there; I had been there many times and decided to make it my destination for my Birthday dinner w 2 friends of mine! We love the place! The only thing is, that I had made specific mention of the special occasion for my B'Day when I booked our table online, and that while some other tables were treated to B'Day singing and freebies from the staff our table got "nothing"... Sad..
But all in all, we love the place.
Cheers.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday Dinner CelebrationWe were a party of 6. Everything was delicious. My husband fell in love. There is so much food. Definitely go on an empty stomach. I loved the sirloin steak, chicken wrapped in bacon, beef ribs, paella was awesome, & the peanut butter thing (dessert) was so good! We will definitely be returning. Plan to spend a pretty penny!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!!!The service was great and the food was just amazing and delicious :)
Marlene & Dennis5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place to relax and haveNice place to relax and have a special dining experience. Great variety of selections on the salads and the meats.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMToo good too be trueI took my parents here as an anniversary present since I know they've been wanting to go. The food was great an our server was amazing. He always checked up on us and when he realized we stopped for a long time he asked us if we had everything we wanted to try from the menu. My dad told the server no, so the server asked what it was and also asked if we tried the pineapple which we in fact haven't. Within minutes of talking to our server the food was brought out to us!
The only downside to this whole experience was the location. We parked our car on the street in front of the restaurant, (not market but we could see our car from the front of the restaurant. Sadly our car was broken into and stuff was stolen.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite places! Stay hungry and then unleash :-) The service is incredible. Check out the San Mateo location as well.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT!!!!!!!Had a great time, expensive but worth every penny.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good timeI so enjoyed Espetus. All the meats were good but the filet mignon sent me to heaven. I loved their Brazilian national cocktail, much like a mojito, with cane sugar at the end of the drink. My only regret is not having the chance to taste the skewered prawns. We were already on our dessert course, which was great as well--a chocolate bomb cake with ice cream. I was full for 2 days afterwards. Best advice is to fast for a while before going to Espetus.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgood selection of meats andgood selection of meats and salads, Also thought the waiters were good to explain how things work in the from the dinning table.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great serviceI went there on a Holiday weekend, they took great care of my small group. Food speaks for itself, awesome! Servers constantly come by to take care of all your needs.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience awesome choicesGreat experience awesome choices of meat not even sure if I tried them all but was full and pleased
Little pricey5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time tryingThis was my first time trying Brazilian food and everything was amazing! It was my boyfriend's birthday and he loves all types of meat. The meat was tender and flavorful and there was so many to choose from. I will definitely come back. Oh, the service was fantastic and on point!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMyum till infinityEspetus is one of the best spots for anyone with a hearty appetite and enjoys tasty meat of all sorts. Be sure to arrive with an Appetite.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful eveningI have been going to this restaurant for 5 years, and every time I go it is just as good or better then before. I recommend this place to all people visiting, I have staff dinners there, and always find time in between special occasions to just have a wonderful dinning experience.
Over the years I have come to know several of the staff there and I so enjoy their award winning service and the attention they pay to all the details.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat more can I say?The food is amazing. The buffet is to die for as is the meat. The little plate of bread, polenta, and fried bananas are brilliant. Be prepared to eat until you die!!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent service, delicious food. This restaurant is super. I will recommend all my friends.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, ample amt ofGreat service, ample amt of food, great selection.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant surprise: food, servicePleasant surprise: food, service and ambiance were very good.
Special kudos to the people that served us. Meat selection and quality was very good. Salad bar selection was equally good: the black beans with pork and paella dishes were memorable.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCome hungry or staty home.Come hungry or staty home. Came by for lunch on Friday and left two hours later ready for a nap. The nine selections offered on the lunch menu were a nice and tasty variety. The cordial servers kept the food coming for as long as we wanted and to satisfy our appetites. How could we say no to someone with a smile, huge knife and never ending skewers of grilled meat? No dinner that night...4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth every pennyGreat food and nice ambient. It might cost you but it's worth it.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd time dinning here and2nd time dinning here and i absolutely love this place ! if you are not into meat then i wouldn't advise coming here BUT otherwise this place rocks , the salad bar is awesome and the meat selections are perfect (especially the beef ribs !)4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMweekend in San Franone of the very few Brazillian steak houses in San Francisco they do pretty good job with all of their meats. I like the grilled pineapple and shrimp additions to the otherwise red meat agenda. My only complaint is that they don't offer a variation on temperature as do other Brazillian steak houses, you get it as they choose to serve it.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining experience at EspetusThe dining experience at Espetus Churrascaria was very good. The air condition was on so it was a bit cold but the waitress promptly had it turned off when asked. Excellent dining experience once I got warmer.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCarnivores paradise. The AcaiCarnivores paradise. The Acai cheesecake was displeasing but everything else was very good.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! Great serviceFantastic! Great service and excellent food and dessert.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a group of 5, theWe were a group of 5, the food was great and just kept coming! Be sure and don't eat too much during the day before your dinner reservation at Espetus, you'll want to have room to try everything they offer!
Service was GREAT!!!!! We will definitely return!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for meat lovers - aGreat for meat lovers - a meat palace and a great, fun experience. Be sure to come hungry and not be in a hurry.
The meat is delicious, varied, and plentiful - great for a special occasion.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI was in absolute heaven here!I was in absolute heaven here! I came as a way to break my veganism after 6 months. The quality of the meat was so delicious that I felt the animal's were done justice. It was literally the best meal I have ever had. You must try the Pudim, it is to die for! The Pão de Queijo was also the best I've had, not too salty, and a perfect balance of cheese.
Service was a little slow at first, but after we asked them to pick it up we were getting bombarded with options.
This place is a must!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome restaurant!Excellent food! Great service, quick and friendly. Meat from around 13 choices was delicious, also a great variety of side dishes (dont take too much of that, the meat is what your looking for)3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMit was my first time visitingit was my first time visiting and i totally enjoyed it. Food was great!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever I'm in SF, I enjoyWhenever I'm in SF, I enjoy dining at Espetus. During this visit, I enjoyed the "white" Sangria; it was very refreshing, not too sweet, and I may have imbibed too much (hehe). I will highly recommend this restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is a greatThis restaurant is a great experience. I would reserve it for a special occasion because of the price.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here with anotherWe came here with another couple and we had a blast! The variety of meats was excellent and the sides buffet had a good selection too.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceMust try at least once in a lifetime! Buffet salad bar and side dishes were aplenty and very tasty. Friendly and personable staff with our waiter, Eder, and manager, Patricia, set the tone for a wonderful dining experience. Delicious assortment of meats, fowl, and shrimp were served whenever desired. The grilled pineapple was outstanding. Would highly recommend!
Sandy & Ed3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM