Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse

4.6
655 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Welcome to Galeto, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse where your culinary voyage to the heart of the Brazilian cuisine starts.

Our concept is based on an endless dining experience that features two masterpieces: a unique Brazilian barbecue selection of rotisserie meats and a Gourmet Table area displaying signature dishes.

The meat parade holds up to 14 different cuts of beef, chicken, lamb, pork, and sausage all served on skewers and carved tableside on the Rodizio style. The Gourmet bar area displays 45+ exquisite signature dishes from designed salads, charcuterie meats, cheese selections, hot dishes to seafood.

Accompanying the food we have a vast wine list of local Californian wines, South American and European options to your taste. Also, make sure you save room for our artisan dessert menu that will make you dream of it for days with authentic Brazilian options.

Specials

Relax and Sip the tastes of Brazil

Join Us!
Cocktail $6
Beer $2 Off
House Wine $4 Off

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 17, 2019

Ends: February 18, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Thanksgiving!
Up to 16 rotisserie types of meat from filet mignons to ribeyes, to rack of lamb to chicken and pork. Plus a Gourmet Table featuring 50+ signature dishes between seafood, hot dishes, specially designed salads, imported cheese selections, charcuterie meats, and more.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas Eve!

Up to 16 rotisserie types of meat from filet mignons to ribeyes, to rack of lamb to chicken and pork. Plus a Gourmet Table featuring 50+ signature dishes between seafood, hot dishes, specially designed salads, imported cheese selections, charcuterie meats, and more.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 655 People Are Saying
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PK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of the meats is fantastic and they keep a good rotation. I did miss the fact I wasn't able to ask for a medium rare or well done piece of meat. I like my meat juicy and a couple of times I was given a well done piece.
Also, don't get fooled by the caipirinhas. They rotate them as if they were included, but they are not included in the dining experience, they are an additional $$

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m
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was average at best. Quality of meat was just ok. On the plus side, hostess and servers were very nice and did a great job.

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked Galeto to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food was delicious! All the cuts of meat were super tender and juicy, and the flavors were spot on. I ate til I was ready to bust. The drinks were all delicious as well - we ordered a caipirinha and another cocktail and both were so good. They also surprised me and brought out a birthday dessert and multiple spoons for us :) And sang happy Birthday in Portuguese. The whole evening was lovely. I’d gladly go back again (when I work up an appetite again).

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m
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent selection of meats

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MH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Galeto was great! Seated right away for our reservation. Had multiple servers to our table within the first minute. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Parking was easy and wasn't too busy since its in a business district. Definitely will be going back!!

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TG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here 5 times and each experience has been remarkable. Food,friendly, service,drinks all top notch. Very highly recommended without reservation!

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JL
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant 3 times now and have always had a great experience because of the great food and service.

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MP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good, but delivery to table was a little slow. It could have been due to our 5:30 PM reservation time, but in other restaurants of this type, the meat came to the table at a faster rate.

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AD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Although food was of good quality, we were not served meat options for about 25 minutes despite our placards being green side up. We had to ask the matron that we were not being served. It was an unpleasant experience.

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JP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived at 6pm on a Sunday, so it was rather quiet. The waiters were extremely courteous and attentive and the cavalcade of roasted meats arrived quickly, so we were never wondering when the next selection would arrive. I have also been to Pampas in Palo Alto and Espetus in San Mateo, but find that I have preferred this place. There may not be the same number of items in the side buffet bar, but they were delicious (so quality over quantity). My only recommendation would be to have a smaller plate for meat at the table, to keep it separate from the side buffet items.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff was wonderful. The antipasto bar was amazing. Some of the meats were tough but its all you can eat so we just got more.

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FK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best service and food!
I had a guest and she was very impressed with the service, food and ambiance!

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the experience for our first time ever trying and for our anniversary it was great cant wait to go again.

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SG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for lunch and it was a *great* experience. It is kind of like going to a dim sum restaurant where they bring carts of Dim Sum to your table, and you pick what you want. But though I like dim sum, this was much better. They kept bringing wonderful barbeque (Brazilian style) to our table, and we just picked what we liked.

The soups and salads and breads were also first class.

To top it off, my son chose a caramel desert and that was fantastic too.

Excellent service too!

For the quality, this was a bargain for about $30 per person for the all-you-can-eat lunch seating.
I definitely plan to go back again, to either celebrate something, or if you just feeling a bit down, there is nothing like having a really excellent lunch to cheer you up.

I also really liked the lobster bisque they had.

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience truly enjoyed food and service!

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E
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Came here for Father’s Day and the prices were up because it was a special occasion, we understand that.. but given it was a special occasion, nothing special was going on and it seemed like they didnt have all the meats on the menu going around. Kept seeing the same stuff and asked for beef and pork ribs a couple of times. Other Brazillian steakhouses are better. Service was great but that’s the only thing that saved the day.

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DC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

It was way too expensive for the quality of the experience. The presentation was fun, but the meats were not very good. Especially the bacon wrapped filet. The salad bar was also not fully stocked when I went through.

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SA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambiance was very nice. We went on Father's Day, but I can definitely imagine this being a very lovely environment for a date. We arrived early for our reservation, but they were courteous enough to seat us early. I enjoyed all of the food that I tried, but my favorites were the salmon and the mushroom salad. All of the staff were extremely friendly and available without hovering. I will definitely return.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service!

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JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Been several times before and thought food was good, fathers day experience NOT so much, lots of bristle on beef & chicken several different ways outnumbered the beef probably 3 to 1 very bizarre and disappointing!
Probably was last visit, if I want chicken i'll go too Costco

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C
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

My Fiancé and I came out to eat here for the first time for Father’s Day. He’s more of a medium well type of meat eater but me myself I’m more of Well done. So the first server came out and stopped at our table ans my partner retrieved some of the steak and i asked could possibly i could request some well done steak and the server said this is what we’re serving. Soon after that everytime the servers would come out they would walk right by our table with our card turned on Green. This happened 3 times until we called out to the server and he seemed kinda agitated once we asked why he keeps walking by and not stopping and he said with a deep breath and a eyebroll, you want Well done and i stated “No my partner wants medium well, I’m the one who requested well done. I just felt the overall service wasn’t what I imagined it to be. You need variety for your Guest who likes their steak well done! Also servers should be more friendly. 👎🏾

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SN
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was ok, service was amazing. Just really upset to spend $150+ on dinner for 2 to sit in a really hot restaurant.. couldn’t enjoy my hot cuts of meat the way I wanted too. I was sweating in my seat and ended up drinking a lot of water.While waiting for the meats to come to the table..by the time the cuts that we really wanted to try came out, my date and I were over it and just wanted to leave... Hopefully the next time Oakland is 100degrees again they will turn on the AC.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Meat was so incredibly salty! Couldn’t drink enough water. Salad bar was good, lobster bisque was my favorite, but for the price...I really don’t think it warrants what they charge. 5 in our party, 3 of us sick with stomach cramps and in bathroom remainder of evening once we left.

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was amazing. we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we were seated in the middle of the restaurant and we we able to see the entire restaurant. They explained the procedure how to select meats. I use the buffet to taste the various food selection and reserve most of the eating to the meat selections (Unfortunately I didn't have an opportunity to taste the lamb or pork, I was really full). Make sure you go in with a completely empty stomach.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just dine with family celebrate birthday dinner. All in all the table sides and other dishes are well presented and more variety to choose. Steaks are good and if you want more pink meat just ask and they will make sure you got the right cook of meat . Not grill prawns or pineapple or chicken liver. I’m talking all meat escapade. Don’t mind some grill and wrap chicken bacon so I suggest try it. Parking are just across the street or behind the restaurant.

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P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was amazing, service was little slow. It took forever for us to get wine both times

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P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a really great lunch at Galeto. This was my first time and I was very impressed by the taste and the quality of the meats, as well as the wide selection of items in the salad and sides bar. Everything was delicious. I was concerned that the meat would not be hot as it is brought out on skewers and then sliced at the table. But the thick skewer keeps everything piping hot. The meat was prepared with the perfect marinades and/or spices. The chicken wrapped in bacon was out of this world. I will definitely come back and next time bring more of an appetite to enjoy more of the different meats. Highly recommend!

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JC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This elegant Brasilian churrasceria is located near Old Oakland and is a treat for the sense.

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SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I loved it!!! My son recommended and we were enchanted by the delicious appetizers and the meat!!!

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p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Galeto is a wannabe/knockoff Brazilian Steakhouse, not nearly as good as Fogo de Chao or Espetus. The salad bar items were cheap tasting and/or not fresh - the prosciutto especially tasted really off. The meats were sadly under seasoned, and the selection isn't as wide as other places. I had a glass of wine and it tasted like the bottle had been open for some time.
The service saved this from being a poor experience. The staff were incredibly nice and friendly, and because I noted in my OpenTable reservation that my partner and I were celebrating an anniversary, they brought us an ice cream with "Happy Anniversary <3" written around the plate in chocolate which was very cute.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was good; I was really glad that I made a reservation because I saw a number of people turned away because it was busy. The meat was delicious although it was difficult to figure out when the meat we wanted was going to come. The side options were good and varied. The service was great, they were very attentive. My only complaint was that the server talked very fast so it was hard to catch some of the details. Our bill for 2 turned out to be about $200 (after tip) with 2 cocktails each. Definitely come hungry.

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OB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly excellent service from staff members who take pride in their work. The meats were juicy and delicious. Will come again for another special occasion.

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JR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Decent for the price, cuts of meat were OK little bristle on few cuts which wasn't awesome, but decent value

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M
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For begin the first time having Brazilian food, the food was amazing delicious.

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NM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for his birthday dinner. The food was soooo good and the service was excellent. We will be coming back!

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life. The service isn’t outstanding and we weren’t seated right away even though we were on time for our reservation. The guys serving the meat are awesome and the food was amazing. So was dessert. At first the hostess said corkage fee was $40 but got the bill and it was $20. Will be back!

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w
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Went on Mother’s Day. They were behind about 30 minutes. Understandable. However the hostess did me dirty. Seated a loud party who arrived at least 20 minutes after me and were loud. She was obviously intimated by them.

Our waitress was friendly and welcoming. Offered us water and appetizers. We did not receive the appetizers or see her again until it was time for dessert. It took too long to flag down another waitress and get the dessert menu. We decided not to make a big deal about the appetizers since they’re just filler food anyway. We were there for the meat!

Four cuts of meat were flavorful and worthy of additional helpings. The others were tough, lacked salt or was dry.

This was my third time here. After this I most likely won’t return. There are other Brazilian steakhouses with better food and service: Espetus in SF and Galpao in Napa.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great customer service and staff. Buffet selections was mediocre. Staff was friendly and always came by to check on our table.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We waited for 45 minutes although we had reservations. The meat section could have been expanded. It is not kid friendly.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Don’t agree with your high tip suggestions.

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