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Pampas Palo Alto

1234 reviews
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$50 and over
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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The spirit of Brazil meets luxury and extravagance at Pampas in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. Here, the authenticity of the Brazilian churrasco comes to a modern dining emporium where impromptu gatherings, romantic rendezvous’ and large corporate events feel at home. On the plate, smoke meets spice, rusticity finds sophistication, tradition is re-imagined. Simply prepared meats are spit roasted to juicy perfection and sliced tableside without limit. Sample the array alongside one of our mixologist’s freshly muddled seasonal cocktails or a choice vintage selected by our sommelier. Take in the side bar, brimming with seasonal vegetables, fresh salads and artisan cheese; and watch our servers round the room with simply prepared meats, spit roasted to juicy perfection and sliced tableside without limit. At Pampas, we invite you to sit back, indulge and watch. Every meal is a show.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Brazilian Steakhouse, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Evening Lounge Open Daily at 5:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 327-1323
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Briones
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For catering inquiries please contact us directly at
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Cross street
University Ave
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Parking details
There is a 5 story public parking garage next door.
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Public transit
The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is directly across the street.
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Easter Brunch - April 16, 2017
Annual Grand Tasting Event - May 7, 2017
Mother's Day Brunch - May 14, 2017
Memorial Day - CLOSED May 29, 2017
Father's Day Brunch - June 18, 2017
4th of July - CLOSED

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Special events & promotions
For private event inquiries please contact us directly at
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

In the heart of downtown Palo Alto, fine dining meets entertainment and extravagance, and authentic Brazilian cuisine is served with contemporary style. Amidst this ambiance, you’ll feel at home whether you’re having an impromptu gathering, romantic rendezvous, family dinner, or business function.

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 7:45PM - 8:15PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM

What 1234 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We received EXCELLENT service from our waiter, Luis! He was very attentive and explained all of our questions with patience and details. We had a wonderful time tonight. Thank you so much, Luis!

2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Went with high hopes after reading positive reviews on Yelp. The setting is very nice. The salad bar is excellent. Unforunately, the meats were not very good. The filet mignon had a very unpleasant taste like nothing I have ever had before. Unlike other Brazilian Steakhouses I have been to, the meat servers were very scarce. The ones most plentiful were their cheapest offerings. Finally had to ask about some of the offerings on the menu if they were even available. Many times the servers came around with not even enough meat on their spit for our table of 4. Than they never came back with that offering. The one I went to in Vegas had the meat servers on the floor continuously to the point you almost had to fend them off. Will not return.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's dinner went great. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly. Our server was a pleasant woman. The food was delicious, all the meats were well seasoned and the sides were good too. . It's just a little pricey, but good for our special night.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Meat took forever to come around and stopped for 20 minutes halfway through. Restaurant packed with extra tables for Valentines. Mediocre service and majority of meat was subpar. Major ripoff.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great for Valentines Day!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines celebration, the food was delicious and the service excellent!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Was seated immediately. Our server Jorge was great. Food was excellent. Can’t really complain about anything.

CarinaR (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The food is delicious and the service attentive. Only downside is the high price.

Pinktea (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We always love Pampas. Our kids love the fact meat comes around on swords. And side bar is great, and meat is very tasty. Our kids always ask us to take them to Pampas for special occasions.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We were charged for an extra meal ($55) and when we called the next day they said they could not refund our money-only give us a gift card. Or server also charged us for the"free" birthday dessert ($9). Not the most money in the world, but why were we charged?