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About Espetus Churrascaria - San Francisco

Espetus Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse. This restaurant began in 2003, as an homage to the Brazilian cowboys who would cook each night by roasting meat over an open flame. Today, this form of dining has evolved to a totally unique culinary experience. Guests at Espetus are seated with a red and green painted wood block on the center of the table. If the diners are hungry, they place the green side face up and servers will come by with a wide array of grilled dishes on skewers. Whenever they are hungry, they simply flip the block to red.



Espetus has an extremely large and varied menu for guests to enjoy. Guests can enjoy items like sirloin steak, top sirloin, filet mignon, flap steak, grilled chicken, marinated shrimp, rum-soaked pineapple, pork belly, flame-grilled bison and many more. Espetus also has a cold bar with items like rolls and pasta.


1686 Market St
0
San Francisco, 94102-5949
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm.

Cross Street:
Gough St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 552-8792

Website:
http://www.espetus.com/

Catering:
For information please contact Amanda Love at amanda@espetus.com or call 415-552-8792.

Parking Details:
Please note we do not validate any of these parking lots. We recommend that you check their hours and rates and use them at your own discretion.
California Parking Inc. - 1 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94102 P 415-468-4860
Ampco System Parking - 1650 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 P 415-255-8601
Star Park - 1540 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102 P 415-503-0050



Executive Chef:
Fernando Teles

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Amanda Love: (415) 552-8792 ext. 10

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Inquiry about Banquets and Special Events at http://www.espetus.com/private-dining

Espetus Churrascaria - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (3523)
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Neighborhood Gem (1104)
Romantic (1064)
Notable Wine List (893)
Hot Spot (847)
Great for Lunch (706)
Kid-friendly (452)
Vibrant Bar Scene (248)
Great for Brunch (228)
Late-night Find (222)
Scenic View (88)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Casual (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Wonderful menu and adorable employees! They made sure that we got what we wanted and needed. Perfect place to celebrate special occassions, of course because of the yummy meat and sides! Tres leches ice cream was bomb, too! Make sure to save room for dessert.. and coffee :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Good food and unlike any other experience I have ever had. Take your time eating to enjoy the variety.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2016

The waistband was extremely polite and hospitable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2016

It was great. Food was very tasty, signature steak was absolutely amazing, and our service was fantastic!!!!! Will be there again!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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food5
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service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Not a good dining experience. Have been to several Brazilian Steak houses and Espetus San Francisco over time has lost its value. Quality of meat and choice of cuts of meat for the price one pays approx $100.00 per person, compared to other Brazilian Steakhouses is not what I would recommend friends or business colleagues.

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food2
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2016

The meat was delicious, the sides were the real, authentic foods I would get at my hometown in Brazil. Waiters are very respectful and treat us really well.
It was my birthday, so my wife and I wanted to have a real Southern Brazilian (Gaucho) barbecue and espetu's was top of mind for us. I just didn't tell them that it was my birthday because that whole think of singing happy birthday drives me nuts.

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2016

The food and service were great. They definitely gave you enough to eat, as much as we wanted!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

From the East Coast and have been to quite a few rodizio-style restaurants that are not as pricey as this particular one (usually pay around $35 to $50 max around NJ/NYC area) but nonetheless everything was in good taste. Probably the fact that it's in San Francisco that $60 per person is considered reasonable. Food was delicious , still craving that top sirloin, yummm!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2016

They forgot to celebrate my friend's Birthday with cake.I made an appointment for that and She said ok when I called them.But they didn't.
Also,our table was front of reception which was too noisy.

Tags: Quick Bite
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food4
ambience3
service1
value4

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 23, 2016

This was our first time at this restaurant. Although I found it to be expensive, the food was outstanding and the service and friendliness of the staff was exceptional. It made paying the bill a little less painful. If it were not quite so expensive, we would be able to go more often. But for now, we will reserve it for special occasions. I would highly recommend this to everyone. But, I will warn them it is pricey but very very good. We will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value2

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 20, 2016

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT-- FROM THE SERVICE TO THE FOOD AND DRINKS-- WILL COME BACK AGIAN

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

It's always a treat to come here. No, it's not one of the many great Michelin restaurants in the Bay Area, but, for meat, this is paradise. Every once in awhile we get a craving for a Brasilian steak house, and we think Espetus is by far the best the Bay Area offers. The ambiance, service, drinks, salad bar and meats are great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Second time back here and didn't disappoint. Filet wrapped in bacon was a favourite.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Great service and amazing food. The presentation of the food and the overall experience was terrific.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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food1
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service1
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Highly recommend!

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food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2016

(Positives)Food was outstanding, service was impeccable. (Negatives)Some of my favorite sides weren't offered this time. Brought a nice bottle of champagne for the special occasion and it was $60 to cork it. I thought that was a bit much - left a bitter taste in my mouth.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Good service, and the salad bar was excellent. Internal cuts of meats were delicious. Hint-when offered the outside/first cuts, take a pass on them because they tend to be salty & accept the rare, tender cuts.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Delicious! I've never been to a Brazilian steakhouse before, but this was everything I had hoped it would be. I'm pretty sure we tried everything, and it was all fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Great food, lovely place but quite overpriced especially if you have diners in your group that are light eaters.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2016

GOOD FOOD, GOOD FOOD, GOOD FOOD!!!!!
GOOD SERVICE, GOOD SERVICE, GOOD SERVICE!!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Amazing. Discovered it 12 years ago when visiting San Francisco for my 5th year wedding anniversary. It was small at the time but the food left an everlasting impression. 12 year later I googled it to find out if it was still there since my hubby and I were returning to San Francisco. To my surprise, not only was it still there, but it had grown to 3 times its original size and a new one was opened at a different location. The only thing that disappointed us was the fact that we got so full that we couldn't get dessert. Best brazilian steak house EVER. I will not be waiting another 12 years to visit again. That's for sure. I am already looking forward to my return to San Francisco just to have another excuse to dine at Espetus.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2016

The meat, especially the beef and chicken was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2016

I've been here once before about 7 or 8 years ago and it was amazing. I went again for my birthday and it was even better. They expanded there restaurant which made the atmosphere better and they were so accommodating. I love this place and I will be returning in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We were so excited to get served with the meat but it took about 20-25 till we had anyone come to our table. By the time they came to our table we were done with our sides. The whole purpose was to get service right away. The waiter was very friendly but took forever to attend us. We did that appreciate that at all, especially paying $75 per person and not getting the service we expected. The food was delicious, we might give it another try just because of the food, if not we would never visit again. It would be nice to get some reimbursement or and coupon discount for the inconvenience of the poof customer service and having to wait 20-25 to get served some meat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Very expensive. $153 + tip for two with only 1 drink each. Would not go back

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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

This was only our second or third time here. We had our 18-year-old nephew with us, and the instructions he came with said, "Feed every two hours." We also learned that he eats, meat, and not salad, so we took him here. BIG HIT! We all loved the experience, and had some great, tasty, juicy food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

They were extremely accommodating, they made my GFs birthday extra special and the whole experience was excellent. I was very happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Excellent salad bar with SOOOO much more than just salad. Nice rotating selection of meats... thank you for making our evening speciak!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2016

The service was great and the waitress is super nice and helpful

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this restaurant due to its exorbitant pricing. $50, maybe. $80, No!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2016

I wanted to love this restaurant. BUT, the service was lousy, and the food all tasted the same. I am also not a fan of the salad bar. Very disappointed for a $300 unenjoyable meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2016

My go to spot for brazilian churrascaria! Always a enjoy the great food, accompaniments, setting and service. If you drink, try the Sangria. Great for lunch or dinner but I prefer the dinner. Reservation helps avoid the waiting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Perfect date night! The whole experience was amazing. The food was tasty the service was great and the atmosphere was alive. Will return soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2016

My a husband and I came for the 1st time and had a wonderful time. We made new friends with the people next to us . Food was great as well as the service . Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Definitely worth the hour and half drive for our date night .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Great atmosphere the day I went with the hubby (date night without kids!). If you're a meat lover, one of the best places to go! Staff super friendly, they asked us was there specific meats we wanted on certain occasions. Love it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Great drinks....Brazilian rum and juices. Meat, meat and more meat. Salads, beans and rice were excellent. We were too full to try dessert....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2016

I brought my friend's family here last year and they (especially the son) love the food so much, so much so they tried to find a branch or similar place in their hometown, but unfortunately there's none. So when the son passed by San Francisco , I invite him to have dinner at Espetus and oh! boy he had a good time and he said that he really miss the place.

The place is a little bit pricy but worth it. For meat lovers, this is for you.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Just okay. Very expensive for the quality of food. Good for special occasion like a birthday or Father's Day but I wouldn't go out of my way to return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Great food. Good value for price. Friendly staff. Lots of food choices.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Our reservation was not ready when we arrived on time and the host staff was not really interested in my concerns. However, once we were seated the rest of the meal was outstanding. Food is great, salad bar is well stocked and the wine was good. We will go back again without question.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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