About Pampas Palo Alto
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.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Brazilian Steakhouse, Californian
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
For catering inquiries please contact us directly at email@example.com.
There is a 5 story public parking garage next door.
The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is directly across the street.
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
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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.
Pampas Palo Alto Ratings and Reviews
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.
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?
Although there is red/geeen notification for wait staff to bring the meat selections, we had to ask for the waiters to bring out the food several times.
When we got the food it was good but the wait between the selections was way too long long. I was very disappointed and will probably not return.
We went there for dinner me and my husband but Unfortunately the service was very bad poor quality of meats poor salad buffet Very noisy We couldn’t finish our dinner we love Brazilian Steakhouse but this place was the worst restaurant that I have ever had don’t waste your time and your money
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".
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!
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!
This used to be my favorite Brazilian Steakhouse in the Bay Area, however after my recent visit it was lacking the flavor and quality it used to have. I had to ask after 20 minutes and watching other tables get the cheese bread and fried goodies if we could get some too as well as water. We and the table all around us were served cold meat. Disappointed in this visit and will have to find a new fave Brazilian steakhouse now.
I went here for an end of the year company lunch and would never go back due to the service. Food was fine but since I do not eat meat I cannot speak for the meat menu/options. There was a lot of confusion going on with the service/servers/managers. We were all very frustrated and wanted to leave but had to wait for everything but the meats that come out on he sword. I would not suggest or go back.
10th anniversary dinner. Rodizio buffet & red wine followed by coconut flan & Royal Tokaji dessert wine.
The ambience is slipping a bit in a couple of ways - Lots of dust on the chandeliers, menus torn and in need of replacement, bathroom faucet broken. Not up to the standards in my memory of past visits, however these are small items considering the excellent quality of the service and food, just worth noting since it’s a relatively high-end place.
Much better than other Brazilian restaurants in the Bay Area. Meat quality is high and the cuts are prepared perfectly. Every slice of meat is a hit. The variety of cuts is large enough and they will bring your favorite one to the table upon request. Salad bar is nice, but than again you don't want it to be too good at a place like this because the meat is the thing.
I took my girlfriend to Pampas for her birthday. The food was very good and staff very courteous and friendly. The salad bar was extensive and there was a very wide selection of roasted meats. The roasted pineapple was too good. They gave a complementary scoop of ice cream with a candle for my girlfriend's birthday. Great place for a birthday, anniversary or date.
Phenomenal! Great service and food - the lamb was certainly the best meat dish. Those that complained that the salad bar is just an ordinary salad bar certainly weren't at the one I attended; tasty varieties of veggies, salads, and sides that were all very unique. It's pricey and loud there, but the food and service make up for it.
I have been to Pampas many times. This is the first occasion for which I am giving negative comments. The iced tea was too weak, mostly water...won't ever order iced tea again. Except for our main waiter who did pull off a nice request for dessert, the meat service was terrible...mainly due to one waiter who didn't seem to understand the concept of Pampas. My family and I will certainly go back, but if service is lame again, it may be the last time.
Having experienced rodizios in Argentina and in the U.S., I find the meats at Pampas to not mirror the variety or intense flavor I have come to expect. I wanted to like the place, but I place this in the 'exceptionally good' category I have come to expect of most rodizios, but the meats were all very 'average'. Where most rodizios throw a very wide variety of beef cuts in your direction, on this evening I only recall a SINGLE cut of beef being offered to us, and it was flank steak.
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