Lots and Lots of Satisfaction !
This place is one of the absolute best Brazilian style "steakhouses" (churrascaria) ! First, the salad bar is awesome with loads of fresh veggies but so much more in the way of interesting food. There is too much to try and sample in one sitting and all of it is flavorful and well made. Then there are the meats, fantastically cooked and seasoned to perfection, the service is almost constant so dont hesitate to flip the service indicator when you need a rest. I've dined here more than 8 times in the last few years and it has been wonderful each time. I would never hesitate to take an opportunity to come to Pampas!
9/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
Went there both for dinner and happy hours. I love their Ridizio, but one can not have all the time, just way too much meat for me even though I love it. But their bar menu is very good. Food quality is generally good. Service and deco are all top notch! Love it and definitely one of my favorite places.
3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unlimited Fillet Mignon. Both
Unlimited Fillet Mignon. Both plain and Parmesan coated types.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is always good here,
Food is always good here, and ready to eat so it does not have to be a drawn out dining affair unless you want it to be. The grilled meats remain good, while the prepared foods on the salad bar seem tired.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous food and service.
Fabulous food and service. We go there as often as possible!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I did a similar
My wife and I did a similar style in Vegas and so, for something new, we wanted to try the local experience. Great service, 4 star taste, perfect atmosphere: energy and live music but w could still talk with normal voices.
We only wish they offered seafood along with the various meats. That would have made it perfect.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun place to experience Brazilian
Fun place to experience Brazilian steakhouse. Very different seasoning compare with traditional steakhouses. Worth the experience and plenty to eat.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
No surprise, another great experien
Never ceases to provide great food and great service. My 5th visit there and can always count on everything going well.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food. nice staff. we always go here. we love it here..
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for Easter brunch, excellent service and lots of food. Meat lovers paradise with very nice sides and salad bar for balance.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Better this time around
If you really like meat, make sure you ask for more frequent meat service at the beginning of the meal and they'll accommodate you, otherwise you may not get enough meat thought the night. Service is otherwise very good. The only meat that wasn't very good was the flank steak, they always overcook those.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Pampas and I
First time at Pampas and I will definately return! Phenomenal food and wonderful service. I loved the live music in the background. A very romantic and lovely evening to say the least.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my girlfriend to Pampas, for her birthday, and it was phenomenal! We both ordered the Rodizio. The salad bar was exquisite and much more than just a salad bar! The meats were cooked to perfection, from the lamb chops and tri tips to the chorizo and spicy chicken. It wa truly a magnificent meal and well worth every penny. The server was polite and attentive through out the entire dinner. I have, and will, recommend Pampas to everyone I know!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was really good, our
Food was really good, our server didn't seem very happy. A good smile would probably get him a little more tip and might be a 5 start on the overall experience.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The bar was noisy when we
The bar was noisy when we arrived, but seated downstairs for dinner was very quiet, conducive to conversation at one's table. All the amazing tastes of different dishes on the buffet plus all the wonderful meats circulated by the servers made for a bountiful meal. We had no room for dessert. The server helped us find an Argentinian wine that was a perfect complement to the food. We will definitely go back to Pampas.
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pampas was very good I was recommend by my co-worker, that i have to try this place. It was a very good experience, i enjoyed the food the services was one of the best i had in a long time. I will be back here to Enjoy more food in the near future.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here for Mother's Day with the whole family and had an amazing time.
Food, staff, and ambience we outstanding.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gourmet or Gourmand
This authentic experience compared favorably with a recent Brazilian steak restaurant we enjoyed in Panama. From the traditional parade of meats to lamb chops a la carte to a melt-in-your mouth halibut and a phalanx of veggie delights, capped by attentive service and a young, but worthy Malbec we know this first time will not be our last time.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to go for special occasion, such as birthdays, anniversaries, or group event for a night out. Food is good; great selections at the side bar and fairly good meat quality although overall meat selection is limited. Good service with polite waiters and meat servers. Price is fair for what you get.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love! Love! Love Pampas!
Being gluten-free makes finding a great meal challenging when going out to restaurants. Yet, Pampas always has plenty (emphasis on plenty) to offer. Not only that, the food is OUTSTANDING! With so much to offer between the sidebar and the fabulously succulent, perfectly spiced and marinated meats on skewers that are brought to you tableside, you will be in foodie-heaven. The wait-staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The wines pare with the food deliciously. Can you tell that I am a fan, yet??? I can't quite rave enough. Go there. Enjoy, then go back! :)
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great (loved filet mignon the most) and service was fantastic as well
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pampas for meat lovers
If you like good meat then this is the place to go for dinner. An array of meat options and a great side bar.
Parking is pretty easy since there is a Caltrain lot right opposite
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meat eaters paradise
This place is excellent across the board, but for someone who eats a lot of meat (and rarely gets full), this restaurant was perfect (and despite the $50 price tag for their signature meal, is actually a really good deal if you have a deep stomach.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent overall but can get noisy
The food is unbelievabley delicious and that includes the Rodizio (Brazillian feast where multiple meats are brought to your table) and includes the exceptional salad bar. The service is very attentive even when resturant is at full capacity. Although somehwat pricey, the price is more than fair when you consider what you get and the unlimited amount of it. The only item of concern is the noise level (coupled with the music from the live band at least on weekeend nights) - some people may find this "energetic" - but we did not care for it. Nevertheless we wil definitely be back for a spcial ocassion.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Brazilian Churrascaria in the
Knife, spoon, fork, tongs and a little candle lit as your stunning partner giggles happily, knowing we were both trying a new place. We were stuck between Cleo's at SB or Pampas at PA. We already tried Espetus at SM, so we wanted to try somewhere else to compare. Cleo sounded too family orientated, so we ditched that scene and I drove 30 miles to PA with a reservation at 6 pm on a Wednesday. Try to book earlier, because they place WILL get packed!
The highlights of our meal:
Filet w/ garlic & herbs was amazing! so was the leg of lamb. Skirt steak and tri tip was good as well. The white meats were forgettable, but we overlooked that because our favorite meat was beef.
Overall, Outstanding, best Churrascaria in the Bay! A must try!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am impressed with overall
I am impressed with overall quality of food, from preparation, flavoring, the presentation of an Entree, as well as outstanding selection of desserts! We would definitely be coming back for a next special occasion.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Server was most helpful and polite. She was kind enough to find me what ever cut of meat I was looking for. She would send them directly to my table. She also frequently asked if we were okay.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We recently dined at Pampa's and the food, wine, desserts and wait staff were outstanding!.We dined early (Friday night) and we noticed a vibrant bar area - good for people wanting to enjoy happy hour with quality food, drinks and jazz music.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Doesn't ever disappoint
Come here once a month and never disappoints. Staff are always very attentive and even though it is buffet type theme it is always nicely presented and super clean and high end. It is not cheap by far but I is up to you to decide ...try it
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Won't leave hungry
The Rodecio option here is a real bargin for those who love meat, have had issues with resturaunts and small portions, and who are tired of paying good money for a dinner and leaving hungry. The meat selection is amazing, the service is perfect, and the nice touch of live music being performed in the background is great.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are a fan of perfectly seasoned and roasted succulent and juicy chicken, turkey, filet mignon, tri tip, pork loin, lamb chips, etc etc you have to try this place. Rodizio style dining with superb consistent service, high end, elegant atmosphere, great for work meeting or a hot date.
I have formed a secret meat club with some friends from work and we come here once a month to talk shop and eat meat! Be careful with the delicious cheese breads and fried plantains they bring out at the beginning of the meal, it is easy to fill up and that is tragically less room for all the amazing meat and side dishes from the buffet.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meat lovers paradise
Fit for all foodies, minus vegetarians (although there is a fantastic salad bar - not like your typical salad bar for $26 if you are invited to go I would recommend!).
Real meat lovers will devour the endless amount of delicious meat options you get here at Pampas. They even cook it rarer for the REAL meat eaters and well done, for the pretend meat lovers.
Overall I would recommend this place to anyone. I took my friend for his birthday. We ordered drinks, the all you can eat meat and salad bar, plus a delicious desert and it was only $122, not bad in my pinion for the quality of food and the fat that you get to stuff your face :).
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meat seldction
The variety and quality of meat in the rodizio is very good.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different kind of restaurant
Different kind of restaurant. Wide variety of meat selection and buffet of side dishes. Jazz ensemble played in bar area but the high volume made holding a dinner conversation difficult.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food & service was fantastic! The only negative thing I have to say about my visit was that I had written a note with my reservation saying it was my boyfriend's birthday & no one at the restaurant mentioned it. The hostess didn't mention it when we checked in & the server didn't bring it up either. I worked as a hostess at a steakhouse & if there was a birthday noted with a reservation, we would let a manager & the server know ahead of time so the birthday dessert was brought out immediately after dinner. I just assumed this place had birthday desserts.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great experience for family event
we've been dinning at Pampas a few times but this time with the 2 young adults since it was their mother's special birthday. The children were amazing with the fodizio "brazillian" styles. Glad to take the children to expiernce at least one time. The service was outstanding...but the seating area quite crowned, narrowing and noisy at time, conversation can easily overlapping from both side of neighboring tables!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Rodizio (spelling?) Service was awesome. We tried all the meat that was coming around to the table. It was an awesome experience
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keep the meat comin!
Brought my sister here for her birthday because she loves steak- probaby the biggest carnivore I know- and she absolutely LOVED the place! So glad I brought her the meal was outstanding as normal! Service was really good too all the workers were polite and very nice and helpful. I work at a Michelan star restaurant in Saratoga and their service was on par!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best birthday ever
Took my partner there for his birthday. Had such a wonderful experience. This is not my first time to Pampas and certainly not my last time there. I love the polite service we get and I always leave the restaurant feeling greatly satisfied.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicioso, vamos a comer bien!
Pampas never fails to satisfy the need for protein. The meat is sublime. The service is right-on. The wine is admirable. The atmosphere is inviting. Bravo again my friends.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food ever!!
This restaurant was recommended to us by a couple of oeople and we decided to try it. OMG to our surprise the food and the service was outstanding. We had a couple of margaritas that the bartender Francisco prepared for us and they were great. We were sitted at our reservation time and our waiter Pablo was friendly and great. When the food starting coming we just couldn't believe how great everything looked and tasted. It was heaven in your mouth! The top sirloin and the mashed potatoes from the bar were my favorite! We will definitely be coming back soon!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for quiet lunch!
Great place if you are trying to find a quiet place for lunch in Palo Alto close to University Ave...love the salad bar...food is always good here...
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an awesome dinner at Pampas! The food was great and the service impeccable. The side dishes and salad bar items were all very fresh and tasty and they made a great companion to the main event = MEAT! They came around often with wonderful tasty meat. We were so full that they had to roll us out the door. Wanted to try the chocolate torte with bacon but just couldn't make room.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
if you like meat this restaurant is about as good as it gets.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM