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Espetus Churrascaria - San Francisco

4.3
2093 reviews
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$50 and over
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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About

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.


Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin American
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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.
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Phone number
(415) 552-8792
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fernando Teles
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Private party facilities
Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Amanda Love: (415) 552-8792 ext. 10
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Catering
For information please contact Amanda Love at amanda@espetus.com or call 415-552-8792.
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Cross street
Gough St.
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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



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Special events & promotions
Inquiry about Banquets and Special Events at http://www.espetus.com/private-dining
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
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5.0Dined 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 :)

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2016

Birthday for myself and mother-in-law we all had a great time!!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2016

The waistband was extremely polite and hospitable

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5.0Dined 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!!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 28, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

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

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1.0Dined on August 17, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2016

Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2016

The meat, especially the beef and chicken was excellent.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 14, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2016

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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 .

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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....

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2016

It was an awesome experience. I’m definitely going back.

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3.0Dined 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.

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