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Espeto Brazilian Steakhouse

4.1
303 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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Take a culinary trip through Southern Brazil at Espeto Brazilian steakhouse. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant delivers an authentic Brazilian churrascaria experience, with a near-endless array of drinks and grilled dishes. The menu revolves around beef, chicken, pork and lamb. Espeto offers a special weekday day lunch between Monday and Friday, but it is its dinner that draws in the crowd. It comes with a gourmet salad bar and the full rodizio experience.

Espeto's zesty vibe and airy space makes it an ideal choice for large group outings or hosting parties. In addition to its main dining room, the restaurant boasts a private room that can be used for birthdays and other special events.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner:Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(904) 388-4884
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rosane and Breno Verlangieri
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Penman Road , Jacksonville Beach
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Entertainment
TV at the Bar
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our Brazilian Rodízio (Hoh-gee-zee-oh) is perfect for large groups, corporate events and presentations, as it allows guests to network while savoring flavorful food. A parade of 15 cuts of mouthwatering roasted meat complemented for a gourmet salad bar, a great view and a full bar in Avondale.

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4.1  based on all time ratings
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4.2
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3.9
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4.0
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perfect (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on March 17, 2016

This was the first time visiting Espeto since they moved from Avondale. The meat, food and service are just as excellent and is always a great experience.

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magicmom (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on March 16, 2016

First time dining here after the move from Avondale/Riverside area.
We enjoyed drinks at the bar and then were seated on time. Jason was our bartender and was pleasant and attentive but not intrusive. The caipirinhas were tasty!
Really enjoyed experimenting with Brazilian wines and we also made it through about 3/4ths of the excellent meat offerings before we were stuffed.
Everything at the salad bar was fresh.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

My only complaint would be the limit on the sides. I expected more of a variety and did not like the cold asparagus and green beans. I loved that we were able to have the asparagus put on the grill. More sides would be appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

The service was great. Our server was very nice, but the food really affected the experience. All the meat was brought to us really well done. If you enjoy meat, rare to med rare or even med should be the common choice versus over cooked meat that tastes like a sole from a shoe. I know many Brazilians that would agree.

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vipLLB3 (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We went for Valentine's Day, but it was only moderately busy. We were sat right next to the salad bar, which was annoying because the line was right next to us all night.

The part that was most disappointing was the lack of food, which I couldn't believe from a Brazilian steakhouse. For 30+ tables there were never more than 3-4 servers with meat going around. What we got was good, but it wasn't the gluttonous meat frenzy we usually get from similar places. On the plus side, I ate quite moderately and stuck to my diet, but that wasn't the plan going in....

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GabrielleZ (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

The food was every bit of perfect! It was busy but to be expected for the occasion. The waitress wasn't that great, slow bringing our drinks and not very helpful with the menu and choices. Otherwise definitely a great place to go for a good quality of a variety of food.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Meat was not of the best quality for the price. Wait for the meat to circulate was too long in between. Was either overwhelmed with the skewers at the same time or not at all and we just sat and waited. Salad bar was pretty good and the soup was outstanding. Didn't clear the table of plates and had to ask.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

The gouchos were cool and it was fun but the meats were good, not outstanding. For $40, expected just a little more.

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Travelsalot (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2016

The food was great, the atmosphere was great. There was two get togethers at the time and they where having a good time, enjoying food, drink and a friendly atmosphere. Have been to two others in different states and mostly the same just room set up was different, but still great. Always enjoyed, will always visit when I can.

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vipBsetlock (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2016

We had a group of 12 for dinner and decided to give this place a try. A lot of our group had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse before, so they are new to the experience. The service and food was excellent as was the ambiance. The owners even came out to make sure everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times, since they have moved from the Avondale location, they do not seem to be drawing the crowds this restaurant once did. The owner's are still very hands on and we always see them at the restaurant overseeing the operation and greeting the customers. the meats this time just did not seem to have the same flavoring or selection as before, I do hope they make it at this new location.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2016

The meats were OK and that is what Brazilian steak house is about to me. The pickings on the salad and hot barb were slim. Lobster bisque was watery with very little meat. The bread was really odd...very doughy and chewy in middle. Staff was friendly and available.

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alex3434 (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

The lobster bisque was great and the meats were excellent.

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Kipp24 (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

This was a great experience and the food was fantastic. The only problem we had was getting our check and paying our bill. We had to tell the server a couple of times we would like the check.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

It was good considering it was New Years Eve. The service was great, but some of the meat was burnt on the outside and rare in the center. Nowhere near as good as Fogo de Chao, but that's the difference between $39pp and $59pp.

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catlady (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2015

I love Espeto and wish I could go more often. The owners are the best.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

This restaurant was a late find, but I'm glad we did! The service was great, the food was good and the atmosphere was awesome. It's a lot of food, so go hungry and leave happy.

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Adam (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2015

The food was great! The meat was cooked to the temperature we requested and the price was reasonable. I plan to dine again.

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Robert (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

This place was unbelievable....all you can eat multiple meat. They do have a side's bar....just make sure you don't fill up on them...because there is a lot of meat coming your way.

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JaxBchKay (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on August 28, 2015

We have been to Espeto before and several other Brazilian steakhouses so we know what to expect. Our server was nice and friendly and the pomatini was delicious. The meats were excellent and there was plenty of variety, the only thing I found lacking was the hot and cold bars. I realize you go to a place like this for the meat but sides can be important as well, especially considering the price. I love to eat steak with sauteed mushrooms and grilled onions. They had onions on the hot bar which was nice but they had sauteed mushrooms on the cold bar - which made them sort of slimy. Overall we enjoyed it and would go again.

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