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El Santo Restaurant, Sacramento, CA

El Santo Restaurant

3.6
3.6
71 Reviews
$30 and under
Traditional Mexican
We thank you for your support during the last two years! Unfortunately due to covid and the economy, we are closing regular operations of O Ponto Steakhouse. We are being absorbed by our sister restaurant El Santo and will now only be offering the Brazilian Steakhouse on special holidays and for private events such as birthdays, holiday parties, etc. We apologize for having to cancel your reservation, but would like to wish you a safe and prosperous New Year! For any questions, please call 916-571-8980.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Mexican, Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 3:00 am–3:15 am

  • Phone number

    (916) 571-8980

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    10th Street & K Street

  • Parking details

    Parking Structure located on 10th and L Street. Metered street parking available on 10th based on availability.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I initially went because they advertised a Brazilian steakhouse dining menu but when I got there they had completely gotten rid of that portion of the restaurant only offering Mexican cuisine. I went specifically for the Brazilian steakhouse and when my wife and I showed up it was a let down.
  2. R

    Roman

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    They need to update there website. They no longer serve Brazilian grill. Such a disappointment.
  3. EH

    ErikH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved the food and service. It was amazing. The only 'weird' part of the experience was the 'common' area bathrooms that had LOTS of traffic from the adjoining restaurants - which seemed to result in a lot of unmasked folks using the restrooms. But we were safe and enjoyed our meal. We will return!
  4. CF

    ClancyF

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very Memorable! Delicious food! Great service, we will be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    To be honest, Sizzler puts there salad bar to shame. The meats were ok at best. Extremely overpriced and will never dine here again. What a waste of time and money.
  6. RW

    RussellW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Don't waste your time or money. Salad bar was awful. Sides were un-edible. Our table was skipped every time by the person bringing around the meats. The floors were sticky. Terrible selection of nonalcoholic drinks.We didn't even bother to finish out meal.
  7. LC

    LupC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    To much going on it’s a bar Mexican restaurant and Brazilian steakhouse. And all behind a curtain
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was ok. Salad bar had very little options. Meat was half raw and cold.
  9. M

    Mikeb

    Sacramento

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Service is slow. Prices are way too high for the amount of food. Ambiance is awful and outdated. I would not recommend this place. The worst experience of the year! 3 of us with limited food options and amount, cost us about 250. Outrageous.
  10. KS

    KarrieS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible experience. Overpriced, bad service, empty salad bar, infrequent meat offerings. Will not return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun experience!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Was expecting a more formal upscale environment for the price. Very casual and loud. We were over dressed. My money would of been better spent at Ruth Chris or Mortons.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was poor quality for sure. Service took a long time even though there was only a handful of tables. Flies all over the salad bar area. For the price it was definitely not a good experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience food was amazing
  15. D

    916Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Was very disappointed. Left feeling that I was oversold on an experience that even in the best of times would not happen. The restaurant's online menu is not accurate. Diners are only offered the full Monty and cannot select from smaller a la minute options. Meat was ok but for the price, I could get better quality at Safeway and cook it myself. The staff was overwhelmed and seemed distracted. There was a major issue with our bill (they gave us someone else's check). We couldn't get drinks ordered unless we went to the bar. There were long periods between meat service and the side bar was barely restocked with goodies. It was dirty and dark. It literally felt like a business in transition. The staff was very friendly and if this place survives Covid, I might try them again but at this point in time, I cannot recommend the restaurant. They have some work to do to get it right.
  16. KT

    KellyT

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    This place is not great at all. Spent $600 on a birthday meal my mom. Not fancy, did not get the meat service we were looking for and the cold bar is tiny with very little variety. Come to find out during the AM it’s a Mexican restaurant, dinner it’s Brazilian steakhouse and nightclub after hours. $600 later.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food, although salad bar could be better :)
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The sides were old and dried, rice wasn’t cooked all the way, salads were empty but service was great! So, I will be going back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, delicious food, and the ambiance is great. Fun but quiet, lighting is great too! The grilled pineapple and the ribeye were my favorite!
  20. d

    dianad

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Met some friends here. The food was good, but they didn’t come around as often as we wanted and the portions they gave were small. Drink service also took a little longer than it should have. Nice overall, but not stellar. Maybe taking a little longer to build back from Covid....
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately my family and I did not have the best experience here. Comparing this to other Brazilian Steakhouses (at lower costs at that) this restaurant had extremely poor customer service. The meat was served very very slow - literally twenty min servings apart. If you ask for well done be prepared to wait at least 45 min to see any kind of meat. The later the night gets the slower the service gets. My husband had one piece of meat he liked that he asked and waited 30 min for. Meat is also over seasoned. We arrived at 7:45 it is now 9:54 and none of the men in my family left full. That's should tell you something. Only good part of this restaurant was the sides. Also the bathrooms are very poorly cleaned especially during covid times, there were also gnats flying around our food. Annnd on top of it all, I asked for A1 and was served some cheap sweet steak sauce that reminded me of the old Sizzlers steak sauce. So if you love A1 better bring your own. I prefer Flame & Fire in Roseville WAAAAAY BETTER . I never post a bad review ever this is literally my first. My first Mother's Day dinner did not go as expected lol. Not worth an hour an ten min drive.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious
  23. m

    manuelc

    Amarillo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Left without eating. Place waw not ready for service. Had us wait for a reservation. Flies swarming around lobby!
  24. AS

    ArturoS

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    O Ponto has excellent food, obviously prepared by people who care. The ambiance was wonderful and inviting. Service was attentive yet not intrusive. I will be returning!
  25. AM

    AaronM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for our anniversary. We left very happy and full of good food and good vibes. Thank you O Ponto!
  26. MJ

    MariaJ

    Sacramento

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time here. I am very happy with how they are keeping everybody safe. The food was very tasty and delicious. Will be back for more.
  27. JF

    JoseF

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the nightclub was so fun with a good vibe and music.
  28. SK

    SarahK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Fun dinner experience. The meats were overcooked and fatty...
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Went in early, only the second table there. Took some time for the skewers to start coming out of the kitchen. All the meats were delicious. Ambiance a little lacking-front half is a bar that you walk through. Bathroom shared by three businesses
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and the staff was amazing
  31. MC

    MarkC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joel was amazing, keep checking in on us if we need anything. It was a great experience for my family.
  32. JB

    JoseB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at this restaurant. My wife and I were highly satisfied with the service and overall vibe. The food was great, the drink menu was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, service was great. Would recommend this place.
  34. EG

    ElisG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I am from Brazil and have been in many Brazilian’s steakhouse in America as well Churrascaria in Brazil. I enjoyed very much Brazilian’s meat and it variety. My experience at O Ponto in regards the meat did not meet the level of my expectation. Many slices of meat were uncooked and one of my favorite cut of meat “picanha” came only once on our table and the meat was completely raw. We waisted a nice piece of meat due to not being cooked properly. For the price of $59 per person, the quality of meat were poor.
  35. AS

    AdamS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy this restaurant made it out of the C19 shut down because it is sooo good! Delicious food and excellent service. Well adjusted to the new C19 safety regulations as well. Cant wait to go again!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, while I selected this restaurant to celebrate my sons 21st birthday ... we got moved from our table to the front and the bartender as responsible for our table and all the tables in the front of the house. I celebrated my son, but due to the amount of work, no real special celebration or dessert there... Perhaps they need more service folks at the dinner shift and to pay attention to their guests when they specifically pick Your Restaurant to celebrate a milestone celebration
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible food low quality waaaaaaay over priced . Go to the store by your own steak and save 100+ dollars you’re welcome
  38. PB

    PaytonB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great much better than I expected. I am very frugal but consider the experience to be worth the value. I will be going again for sure.
  39. JB

    JessicaB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, super low key resturant. Yummy food!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overall lack of taste :

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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El Santo Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th Street & K Street

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 3:00 am–3:15 am

  • Cuisines

    Traditional Mexican, Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Structure located on 10th and L Street. Metered street parking available on 10th based on availability.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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