Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse

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622 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

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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

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us for Father's Day!

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.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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JR
San Francisco
1 review
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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n
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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l
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, attractive space, delicious food, huge variety on Mother's Day. Great sides and salad bar with huge variety. The meats were plentiful, well-seasoned and expertly prepared with a perfect amount of char and smokiness. The servers gave us exactly what we wanted in terms of temperature and quantity. Highly recommend!

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PW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

My 3rd visit here! They’ve toned down the saltiness of the meats so now I think they’re perfectly seasoned! Waitress was so kind to let us sample wine before we bought a bottle. Salad bar was replenished nicely (salmon and shrimp) and selection was good. Meat was brought around with good timing and meat temperatures were varied but nothing too overdone or dry.
We would have ordered dessert except after getting the dessert menu, our server disappeared for maybe 15 minutes (break maybe?) and we couldn’t catch anyone else’s eye. When server reappeared we decided to skip dessert since we were all plenty full!

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TM
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing, you really need to pace when you go. Servers were friendly and very attentive. We never waited for the meats to be served, they rocked it. It is a smaller venue that is open so it does tend to be a bit loud but you overlook it because your so busy with all the food coming to your table. I think you do get your mind use worth but it would have been nice if the dessert was included. We’ll definitely be back and bring the whole family!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Burthday. Good food.

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O
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Out of town sister visiting coincided with birthday. This restaurant fit the bill for 1 who eats gluten free, 1 picky eater & birthday man who loves cow.
Decent salad bar... I was tempted to fill up on lobster bisque, hearts of palm & mango. Plenty of choices include mussels, shrimp, beans & rice, plenty of veggies. Variety of meats all nicely seasoned, brought to table on skewers in endless parade, sliced off for you until you cry "uncle!". My favorites: lamb, piranha steak.
Of course yummy caipirinhas. Plenty of other cocktail, wine, beer choices. Several dessert choices, but we were all too full. Price for dinners very fair considering quality & amount you can eat. Booze a bit pricey. 5 dinners plus drinks = $350 plus tax, tip.
Attractive, simple decor, Brazilian music playing at a comfortable background volume.
Close to Bart in Oakland old town, easy street parking next to restaurant both times we've been here.

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B
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and lots of side dishes. It was our first time at a Brazilian steakhouse and it's a high bar set for quality and quantity of food! Loved the cheese muffins!

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food (meat lovers dream). Great service,very friendly. Somewhat pricey. Overall well worth it.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service always. Food outstanding. Love the beverages. I enjoyed the Ipanema Beach very refreshing. Our server was Michelle she provided excellent and attentive service. All of the staff are very friendly courteous and professional. The Buffet has a delicious variety of items. My personal favorites are the Beans,rice and Yucca flour sprinkled on top. Dessert over the top coffee was excellent. The meats were cooked to perfection and offered as often as desired. Brazilian Sausage, Lamb chops, Bacon wrapped chicken, Parmesan Pork, Sirloin , Flank, oh my!

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G
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super beautiful restaurant with the kindest service!

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

An endless supply of Brazilian grilled meats along with tons of delicious sides and exquisite service makes for an engaging dining experience. We're going back!

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LD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Took my dad there for his birthday. He recently returned home from a 7.5 month stay in skilled nursing/rehabilitation eating bland hospital food and wanted a good steak. He really enjoyed tasting the variety of flavors in the meat and his key lime pie desert.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This guys never fail! Their Parmesan Pork and Picanha are superb. My wife loves the Tri Tip. Highly recommended.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great experience. Went for dinner and parking was easy, but may be more difficult around lunchtime.

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h
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very pricey, other Brazilian steak houses are the same price but there are more options.
Service was great until we were finished with the meats then we were all but forgotten, we had to ask for dessert, drinks, check....

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VO
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a pleasant dining experience, as it was my first time dining at Galeto. The capirinha's were delicious. The buffet selections were exquisite. Some of the steaks brought around were to rare for my liking, but the ones I tried melted like butter in my mouth! All in all I enjoyed the experience.

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CH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Salad offerings wonderful, meat quality very so so and not worth the high price

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MJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were great!

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TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good, friendly service, tasty food at the bar, tasty meat, good cocktails

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At a higher price point compared to Fogo de Chao and Espetus but generally great service and food.

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MR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Galeto is in an upscale location in Oakland (next to Le Cheval) and has upscale pricing ($40 corkage fee!) but in my opinion, the food was mediocre and the service matched. The meats they served were either bloody and undercooked or well done. Most were tough. The place was not busy so maybe their best chef was not in the kitchen that day. The best meats came out rarely. We saw the sirloin quite often (and refused it after the first time) but the tenderloin came to us once during our 90 minute stay (and was grey all the way through). My water glass sat empty for 10 minutes at one point and we were forced to get up and hunt around for a salt shaker. There was no hostess at the front and we had to hunt someone down to get our check after waiting for awhile. I like Oakland and I like the area, but I won't be back.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Galeto was a great experience. While some meats were a bit dry, I did very much enjoy majority of the choices. The salad bar options are great. Service was awesome!

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y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was awesome except for it was my girlfriend birthday and they never brought out a happy birthday desert but besides that everything was good and definitely will go back but by myself for lunch.

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was excellent!! The choices at the salad bar were numerous and a huge variety! From the front door, waiting to be seated and until the end of our meal, everyone was extremely pleasant and professional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely wonderful. The food was very delicious and the service was amazing. We were served by a beautiful young lady who also gave us a lot of information about the cuisine and the restaurant and was fun. Great authentic Brazilian experienece.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It is way over priced for what you get. We had a table of 6 and we all agreed that only 1 of the meats was worth a 2nd serving. The salad bar was pretty good with salmon and shrimp options. Had I known of the fish options prior to eating there, I would have opted for just the salad bar. But then, I've also seen better salad bars for this price. Oh, and their website said $39.95 for Sundays. I called to very. They said "It's $42.95 on Sunday." When we got the bill, we were charged $54.95. The hostess said the $42.95 was for lunch. I won't be back for multiple reasons.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

One of the best Brazilian steak house. All you can eat from: rib eye, filet mignon, garlic tenderloin, skirt steak, sirloin, tri tip, sausage, chicken drump stick, rack of lamb, leg of lamb, short rib, pork belly...
Star out with lobster bisque soup, then steamed filet of salmon, steamed mussels. Next is cold cut station with prosciutto with honeydew melon, salami, cheeses section, salad station and vegetables.
Good wine list and cocktails. Service could be more attention to detail, for examples:
Pouring wine, water, cleaning plates and refresh with new one. Price valued!

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I advised my waiter, the supervisor, & meat servers that I needed well done meet due to my pregnancy. I waited over 30 minutes before I received any meat. It was burnt fat to say the least of the strip steak. I never received garlic steak, filet, etc. due to my request for well done meat. I definitely did not feel like I got the value for what I paid. It’s unfortunate because we have gone to more popular Brazilian steakhouses and I’ve never had an issue getting a variety of steaks cooked well. I will not be returning. However, I will say that the gourmet bar selection is excellent!! I was not expecting lobster bisque as a starter and it was superb.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

A little overpriced, the salad bar was low standard and they only brought the meat out 3 times during our sit down..... sausage came out very frequently though.... next time I’d wrather make the commute to espetus

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

All meats were really salty. The taste itself was good but the meats with fat were super salty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Similar experience as Fogo de Chao. My husband liked it for the variety of meat. I personally prefer higher quality steaks since I don’t eat as much.

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KI
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch with a couple of cosmos! Many delicious choices from the salad bar plus and the meat was tender and flavorful... It was my second visit and I shall return!!😊

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SS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I had been to this location several times over the last few years and noted each time a decline in the quality of the various meats. I love the salad bar area with all the options but try not to fill up too much for the meat. There was no issue with the service and the flow of the meat options coming out. However, the chicken and sausage options were overcooked, dry and salty. The red meat was seasoned nicely but if you don't like rare cuts, make sure you ask for a specific cut. I am talking it was mooing when cut! I was highly disappointed on this visit and may not be back with other dining options in the area. The price doesn't match the quality.

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