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Pampas Palo Alto

1216 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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

For Valentine's Day, Pampas is allowing a maximum of 2 hours of dining time for each reservation. For example, if a reservation is booked at 5:00pm, then it will end at 7:00pm. We will also be offering a mandatory prix fixe menu on this date. Hope to see you here!

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Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM

What 1216 People Are Saying
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Dined 3 days ago

Love this Pampas, great service and food is delicious.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined 3 days ago

Pampasbis is an excellent place to go! We loved it.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined 5 days ago

the waitress is so impatient here. Overall food is great.

vipFoodNFun (San Francisco)
Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent - Pampas is not to be missed! Service and ambiance was great. Food was plentiful and fantastic. We have dined at many, many restaurants around the globe and this was highly memorable and recommended!

LauraTee (San Francisco)
Dined on January 7, 2018

Meats are good but price is way off the charts expensive and I don't think we'll be returning. I'd rather go to a nice restaurant and get my own meal and not worry about choosing meats as they come to the table. The wait staff and meat servers are wonderful, we were there when the place was empty so we were able to get everything we wanted at a good pace. I can never eat enough of the food bar AND the meats to warrant spending all that money. I'd almost just order the food bar separately and skip the meats, as there are so many really really good dishes and salads on the bar that I didn't scoop up because I knew I'd be too full to enjoy the meats and get my money's worth of them. The tenderloins (adobo pork, and parmesan and garlic and herb beef) are the absolute best, the chicken (mild and spicy) are terrific, and the bacon-wrapped turkey is decadent. If you have a huge stomach, go for it. But it's painful if you try not to overstuff yourself. I wish I could just order the pork tenderloin or the filet alone, and like my son said, just have one salad instead of the whole "food bar".

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on January 7, 2018

Go here hungry! Pampas is great for a meat eater with a big appetite. We had 15 different meats being served the night we went and had them all! The salad bar is huge and full of lots of variety to complement the meat dishes. I learned from my first time, not to eat a salad before, but get sides to accompany the meat. I get small tastes of them all. Lots of fun and very tasty! We ate early so the noise level was moderate and the service was excellent!

vipDebbie (San Francisco)
Dined on January 6, 2018

We loved the creative drinks in the bar. The Diablo cocktail is an interesting and exotic tasting!

The restaurant's decor is beautiful and roomy with soft features to dampen the sounds. The service was wonderful and we loved the amazing array of foods in the salad bar. The meats were wonderful to taste and we enjoyed how they were presented and carved at our table.

A very fun evening and loved the experience!

Dined on January 4, 2018

Average rodizio that is overpriced.
The place is elegantly decorated and the ambiance is good but the food is nothing but average and the price isndefinitely excessive for the quality.

Dined on January 1, 2018

A way overpriced considering the poor quality of meat,salty and tough. The salad bar was OK. Nothing special about this place I would not recommend it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s eve I will go back good place good service not too noisy but does have a nose nice place food was excellent I would highly recommend