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About Espeto Brazilian Steakhouse

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.

1396 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Penman Road , Jacksonville Beach

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 388-4884

Website:
http://www.espetosteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
TV at the Bar

Executive Chef:
Rosane and Breno Verlangieri

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.

Espeto Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (401)
Good for Groups (272)
Scenic View (242)
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Romantic (239)
Fit for Foodies (196)
Neighborhood Gem (168)
Notable Wine List (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Kid-friendly (49)
Hot Spot (44)
Late-night Find (32)
Great for Lunch (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·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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 (Miami)·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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vip
 (Jacksonville)·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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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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food3
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 (Jacksonville)·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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2015

The lobster bisque was great and the meats were excellent.

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 (Jacksonville)·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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 (Jacksonville)·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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 22, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 15, 2015

We loved the atmosphere, the wait staff were all pleasant & efficient. Salad bar had a very wide selection, & lobster bisque was fresh & properly seasoned. Highly recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 15, 2015

Won't be back. Most meat was very fatty and others tasted old . The neat that was edible had little to no taste or seasoning. Salad bar was not impressive. Owner came by table and asked how it was, we told her and she did nothing except say "really". And she would share with her husband, who we believe was the cook too. Perhaps a bad night... Not sure, but not worth the price.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 28, 2015

As far as Brazilian steakhouse go, This is one of the better ones we've been too. It is not in the same class as Fogo to chao or texas de brazil, but it comes in very close

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Service was spectacular. Fathers Day exuberance and custom treatment for elderly parents enabled them to thoroughly enjoy every nuance of the dining experience. The cold and hot food bars were immaculate and every dish was fresh and tasty. Meats served hot and fresh at the table were fully appreciated..more than enough! The kindness and generosity we experienced was over and above excellent!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 21, 2015

As Brazilian steak houses go, this one was pretty good. The food was all excellent and the service was as well. But for this price I also like a little more atmosphere. This is basically a large room with tables in it and the salad bar lined up against the wall. No huge bouquets of flowers like some of the others I've eaten in. No round tables to give a more intimate feel. It felt just like it was the most efficient use of space. This is huge for me so I will save this splurge for when I go to Orlando or Tampa.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Delicious!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 12, 2015

This is a fun place to dine - something different

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 17, 2015

We celebrated our 29th Anniversary with friends who had never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse and had a wonderful time! We were greeted graciously by the owner and our server was extraordinary. The salad bar and hot bar had the essentials and a bit more. The meats kept coming and were good but I'd like to have seen more diversity in some of the options as I have in other high end Brazilian steak houses. Would we go back? Of course, as long as the prices do not creep up past $39.00 per person.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 16, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant. We like the new location too. Food is consistently good. Servers are friendly and the owner is always attentive. Great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 10, 2015

First time experience for my mom and I on Mother's Day. I'd say it was a good experience, the meats offered we pretty good. The only thing that was disappointing was the lamb, it came out cold and didn't have great flavor. The buffet bar options were unique and tasty.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Went with a coworker on a Friday, early evening. Everything was fresh, flavorful, cooked to the perfect temperature, and all tasted absolutely impeccable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 3, 2015

I was looking forward to a view but food was great, and service was outstanding. Our waitress was excellent a true professional.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2014

even though we made a reservation and we arrived on time. they took half hour to give us a table. need to improve that. However, the wait was worth it. Food was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2014

The meats were overlooked, very salty, and cold when served. The salad bar and side options were sparse compared to other Brazilian steakhouses. Surprisingly, desert was not included in the $45 per head price, which was more than the price stated on the menu. It could have been special pricing for New Years Eve but you would think that would be on the menu.

Eleven South, Ocean 60, and Azure all have superior food, service, and ambiance.

My wife and I won't be going back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Had great food in a friendly atmosphere will be dining again with them shortly, Prices are very reasonable and we left there stuffed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 30, 2014

We loved everything except that Open Table should have a better way of letting you know that the restaurant has moved. We drove all the way to Avondale when we needed to be in Jax Beach. We were 40 minutes late for our reservation. The hostess was kind,
apologetic, and seated us immediately. It was well worth the drive.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2014

Food was good. Doesn't have many items like Fogo De Chao or Texas De Brazil. But this is an up and coming place and the owner is very nice.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Espeto is our go to place for a special event, both for family or for business. This is the carnivore's delight, with no reason to choose just one meat, you get them all. Looking forward to their new location, but sad to see them farther away. We will make the drive, it is worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 14, 2014

Great food and not crowded. Waitstaff was very attentive to our every need.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 19, 2014

We made a 25 minute drive to try out this restaurant. Location isn't prime, but it was easy to get to and offers a nice view of the river. Would like to have seen more hot veggies, but all of the meat served was flavorful, tender and cooked nicely.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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