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Pampas Palo Alto

4.3
1266 reviews
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$50 and over
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
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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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
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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Catering
For catering inquiries please contact us directly at events@pampaspaloalto.com.
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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 events@pampaspaloalto.com.
Additional
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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Sun 5:00PM - 5:15PM 7:45PM - 8:15PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 7:45PM - 8:15PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM

What 1266 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our server was amazing. So attentive. Food was delicious.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Our group was overall disappointed. The filet mignon was not tender (both types), skirt steak, chicken w/the bone, bacon wrapped turkey breast were good, but 3 of the meats noted were never served. It was a birthday celebration for 2 of the 5 in our party and the waitress kept wishing the wrong person Happy Birthday. I would rather return to Espetus for better service and overall food quality. It’s sad because I heard good things about Pampas from a few people.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Awesome experience!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Enjoyed the food. I only eat fish abd the fish option was well cooked. Well stocked salad bar too. My husband and son enjoyed the meat which is what this place is well known for.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Exceptional food and exceptional service. A must try

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food great service

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Meat is far from being Brazilian bbq - we don't do rubbing, or make spicy chicken. This was closer to Mexican bbq than Brazilian - with the exception of it being served on skewers.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We celebrated my son's birthday at Pampas. We came directly from his sports league, so he was in shorts and his league shirt and we didn't feel he was underdressed at all. The restaurant is casual, yet refined and inviting. The food was great and definitely satisfied my growing teen. Staff were attentive and polite. We hope to return soon!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Brought my project team here to celebrate a milestone. We arrived an hour early (bad timing estimate on my part) AND we had two less people. The hostess was absolutely amazing in accommodating us - letting us take advantage of happy hour and taking our time all while re-adjusting our table.

Everyone was super happy with the food - even our vegetarian - and is excited for our next visit!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very delicious a variety of flavors I will definitely be coming back They have plenty of different options to chose from my whole family has things to eat that they enjoy They also have vegetarian options

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Celebration of Easter with Family . We were sat upstairs and it was a little warm , no air. The food was delicious but I did not see any hot sauce or Hot peppers , I asked the waitress and she said there should be some there but there wasn’t so I did not ask anymore.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the meal as a family for a birthday. The staff were great and had good recommendations.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best rodhizio in the Bay! Service was excellent as always! The meat comes to you faster than a BART train, and more on time! The salad bar is outstanding! And the ambiance is elegant! This is a wonderful place, and a family favorite!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great variety of meats prepared just about right. Any meat lover will find his favorite cut.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It was a really good place for a business dinner

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is our second time. Food is phenomenal! All fresh and full of flavor! The meat comes hot to your table and they will get you anything you want for seconds and thirds. This is a AWESOME experience which is why we traveled to go back! A+++

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Not much to say they only served 7 meat from the menu, for the all you can eat. the menu said 15 types of meats, disappointed meal

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My friend, an 82 year old doctor, got her wallet stolen - as per the Police assessment, while we stood at the bar before dinner. She got a text telling her of fraudulent use of her credit card for $2,000 within 30 minutes of our arrival.
Re. the service, we got the wrong dessert (which was then replaced).
I would not recommend this place. However, the food was good, and perhaps you could go and keep an eye on your belongings.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Interesting, well-prepared meats (rodizio) and side bar. Complimentary starters were a treat! Happy hour offerings were plentiful and tasty. Great service!

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

It was not worth the amount spent. Didn’t like the layout or salad bar being self serve.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

International Women’s Day with my family..

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Lots of Great food, my recommendation, sample everything. A unique service experience. European style meal, you could graze for hours. Would not recommend for a quick lunch location. We went on a weeknight and the main floor was a little noisy especially later in the evening.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

I have been to many Brazilian style restaurants, and I can say that Pampas' rodizio (meat) was not very good. The picanha was served overcooked and very dry, as well as the other meats were not up to my standards for a Brazilian restaurant for the $55/person price. Salad bar was good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service; as much tasty meat as we could eat; added yummy scallops; so full did not have room for desserts

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

great service, excellent and tasty food. Best brazilian steakhouses I've been to.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were a big group and enjoyed the dinner service and nice wine list.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Slow service food was ok

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great salad bar and meat carvings. Fun atmosphere. No desserts but several places nearby

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A nice, but fairly typical, Brazilian churrascaria. Very nice service. Very good wine list.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Had a great dinner with co-workers. Great atmosphere and food, would recommend for any occasion where you are looking to have a great meal with great friends.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Always a favorite of mine when in need of steak and more of it. Staff are always friendly and the food keeps coming until you say uncle.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Amazing food like always!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great for Valentines Day!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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