Espetus Churrascaria - San Mateo
Great timeVery intimate dinner or lunch. Food is awesome and so as the service. They were constantly checking up on us and bringing good food. Best service i have ever had!-5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFun LunchI took my cousin from Italy for lunch along with 2 other people and we had a GREAT time. My cousin remarked how the meats which were brought to the table were always HOT off the fire and she appreciated that. The buffet portion of the meal always inclueds so many interesting choices that you just want to try them all. Everything from the food to the service is very inviting and it's a relaxing way to spend some leasurly time with good friends and great food! I have been several times for dinner, this was my first lunch and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI tried to write about myI tried to write about my visit here, however couldn't find words to describe my experience. The place is very beautiful and staff is really friendly. They do take care of you at every spot. They have actually created food as piece of art which tempts you by looks, smell and taste. Overall I would recommend this place to anyone.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time at this restaurantMy first time at this restaurant and food and atmosphere was great!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest churrascaria on the PeninsulaHaving tried several churrascaria rodizio-style on the Peninsula, this is the best. More expensive than most but you do get genuine food (incl. feijoada) and they keep on bringing meat to your table without having to ask. They'll start with lesser-quality meats but if you're patient the chicken wrapped in bacon and filet mignon will make their way to you.
My experience with them started on a sour note with inadequate phone service. Twice they put me on hold for long times (4mn and more) and once never picked up the call again, leaving me on hold forever.
We went on a Sunday night and it wasn't very busy, though they did have a couple large groups. The room is large and not ideal for a romantic dinner. Service was flawless.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen every bite of meat isWhen every bite of meat is warm and juicy, seemingly hot off the fire, over a a full hour of dining , it is an amazing experience. Not burnt, or dry, or in need of steak sauce.
One could only replicate such a feat, if they were standing over a bbq the entire time, or like a Korean bbq where you have charcoal at every table and can pick from the grill with impunity. The only negative was finding street parking, which took a few turns around the block.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, very good selectionAs always, very good selection of spit fired meats. The salad bar had plenty of fresh food to chose from, even though it was lunch. Price for lunch is moderate (around $50per person lunch and $75 per person for dinner, if you eat desert and have a beverage.). This was my fourth visit and I would go back! Easy to find location. I have enjoyed Brazilian BBQ at six different restaraunts and this is tied for number one on my list. The crime brûlée and the sirloin are my favorite dishes! Always pleasant gauchos serving.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMeat. Swords. What else do you needYou like meat on swords? Then you'll like Espetus.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMeat lover's MeccaSumptuous and delicious! Great service staff that helps you enjoy dining experience is a huge plus!
This was our 2nd trip to Espetus San Mateo. We find this restaurant to be much superior than what Pampas is now (i.e., its meat selection & tenderness) and even slightly better than Fogo de Chaõ in Los Angeles (better rodizio). Clean modern set up with plenty of parking around and great hop in and out off of 101 makes this location better than its San Francisco counterpart.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first visit toIt was our first visit to Espetus and we were very pleased. Everyone was very friendly.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Taste of BrazilOne of the best "churrascarias" I have ever been to. It is nice to see that the owners brought to the bay Area a true Brazilian experience with superb food quality, decor, brazilian music and staff. We started off by drinking a caipirinha and enjoying some appetizers in the bar while waiting to be seated - that really set the mood. Bravo!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb service and excellentSuperb service and excellent generous portions of meat deliciously prepared. The salad bar had a large variety of items and they were delicious. All the meats were cooked to perfection except for the pork (slightly dry). An excellent place to go if you have a large appetite. Highly recommend.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMbeen there, done that.after all the times we walked by or ate at charlie's taqueria across the street, we can now say, been there done that. but it wasn't all that special for the price of the dinner meal.
on the plus side: everything was laid out very nicely. the wait staff was very attentive.
on the minus side: the spinach/salmon salad and guacamole spots were totally vacant when we went by, NOT what i would have expected in an establishment such as this. i never saw the filet mignon come out of the kitchen, and by the time i realized we could ask for it, i had had enough meat. we arrived at 5pm on a sunday, and it was very nice - by 6pm it was way too noisy for comfort.
we would recommend espetus churrascaria to others, but with reservations.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur 30th Wedding Anniversary!We really enjoyed the evening, it was very special. Very wonderful ambiance, the food was great. I am still full.. lol. Wonderful overall. We will go and visit again. I loved the desert. Thank you, for the attentive service. Over all it is very wonderful. Our son will be visiting your restaurant soon. Thanks again. Have a great "Easter Holiday" ......
Rob & Clara Bowling.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance.The experience was unique. The service was impeccable. We really appreciated Amanda- she was great! Everyone was friendly and accommodating. I liked the energy of this place. We would come back here for sure.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Brazilian Restaurant in the BayWe've celebrated my parents' birthdays here on different occasions and we've enjoyed the food and atmosphere. During our recent visit our main server, Kim, was just outstanding. He was thoroughly engaging and made the dining experience all the better. We will definitely come back and celebrate more family events here in the future.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good Brazilian meatReally good Brazilian meat house. They had 14 different types of meat, from filet mignon and sirloin steak to bacon-wrapped chicken, grilled shrimp, and sausages. Makes a great caipirinha.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNice experience, but very expensiveWe had a great time. The food was tasty, and the service was excellent. I am happy that I tried this restaurant, but due to the high prices it's not any place I can afford to frequent.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and drinks were great.The food and drinks were great. Dessert was to die for! We had amazing service.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best!Have been here about 7 times and we love it every single time. The food is divine. The servers is tremendously great. We love every detail of our dining experience.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit was great!This is a nice neighborhood find. I had heard much about it thought the last couple of years but the worry about the high price point always kept me away. My family decided to give it a trty finally and we were glad we did. The food was very food and the service was truly top notch. It was a very good, authentic representation of a Brazilian churrascaria. Yes, it was pricy, about 60 pp without booze, but honestly, where else can you spend that kind of money to get an outstanding salad bar and a constant flow of well prepared high quality meats. I will totally return.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at a very goodGreat food at a very good price level, what more can be said. Well done.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM