Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - Napa

4.6
517 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
A casual and contemporary experience of the famous Brazilian steakhouse. Serving and preserving the authenticity of a our culture of food and hospitality.
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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I made Reservations for my daughter’s birthday and ended up spending 1.5 hrs waiting for a table. I brought for minors who are vegetarians and there was no vegetarian price or kids discount. They can’t we like an adult. a lot of the meet was dry this is my third time and my experience wasn’t the best

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful experience

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KL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time here. All I can say is the food was very good. Never ending meat coming to your table. The staff was excellent and nice. Definitely come back again

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SK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The salad bar looked great in the pictures on the restaurant's website, but we were disappointed in the salad bar offerings. The advertisements bragged about sushi but there was only 1 type of sushi offered and it wasn't too good. The other salad bar items were just average and seemed old and not very fresh.

The meats were excellent. Great variety, perfectly cooked and extremely good service by the wait staff. We had a new meat offered to us every couple minutes.

Considering the $70 per person price, it wasn't the greatest value and I'm not sure we would return, but it was a decent meal overall.

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KM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd time a Galpao. We still come out very satisfied, the staff is AMAZING! The Manager is beyond words THE BEST! Manager is their on the floor assisting his team! We had been placed at the table right by the entrance to have dinner. My husband asked if we could be moved to another table we would wait. Now the waiter seemed a little overwhelmed by how busy they were which is to be expected on Valentines night. He informed us their was no other table. But informed his manager our issue and we were about to give our table to a couple that had been waiting and have dinner somewhere else. The manager asked if we could wait 5 minutes he would have a table ready for us. We did, just before we could sit back down he approached us and had a table ready quick. That right their was service. The entire time my husband and I are having our food I see him walking so fast assisting his team and his guest to the max. Defiantly will be back again! Their food is amazing! A little to much salt on some meat especially the ribs, but everything else so delicious!

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LC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come hungry! The first time I've ever been to this place and didn't know what to expect from this buffet. A real 3 course dinner (2 if you're too full for dessert). 1st course salad bar: I'd say take this one easy! Don't fill up on their great selection of a range of foods from traditional lettuce salads, tomato fresco, green beans, asparagus, etc. Even sushi, rice, and potatoes, aka stuffing to fill you up before the main course: the meats!

2nd / Main course was spectacular! For the price you pay, you get a WIDE range of barbeques from pork sausage, lamb chops, to Ribeyes, bottom sirloin, bacon wrapped chicken, and lots more! Service was table-side, whereas the servers come around the tables and ask if you'd like what they have on a skewer and they cut it for you, where they have a range of rare to well done. Our waiter was generous with his service, always filling up our water and side bread (which by the way I think was Asiago cheese bread, mmmm I couldn't stop). All the meats were very delicious. Again, I wish I wouldn't have filled up so much on the salad bar, because I wanted to try all the meats but ended up stopping.

Overall, for the price you pay, you definitely should take advantage of it by filling up on the meats and skimp on the salad bar. Very good place!

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DM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time I've eaten lunch here - it was quite a noticeable step down from dinner in terms of selection, service, and quality

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service a little bit to pricy but overall it was a great experience.

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TR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall this was a great experience. The service is very good, however as the dining room started to fill up, and it became busier, the service level dropped and we had to ask for several things more than one time. Also, no one ever came by to refill our water even once.
Excellent food, overall great value and good experience.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I like the ambiance very relax the service is friendly and fast

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EE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to bring steak lovers. Celebrated my mother birthday here, she absolutely loved it. Great service.

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MA
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful! Tried to come with an appetite, but clearly didn't come with a big enough one.

The salad bar had a wonderful variety to start the evening with, cheese, fruit, veggies, soup, and salad. The sides of plantains and mashed potatoes were wonderful. Then, there was the meat! I truly wish I had been able to eat more. There was so much available, and it tasted wonderful.

The only things that were not completely fantastic were the business, but then, I suppose that's a good thing. It means the restaurant is popular. And the noise. So many people all talking at once. But if you focus on your food, you can almost tune it out.

Looking forward to another trip with a bigger appetite.

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

Reunion of type.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service there is amazing!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

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KT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff is very responsive and friendly. The food is delicious and a big hit with the menfolk. I’m just disappointed because we made a reservation for 6 people a week in advance but we were given a table near the front door in a cramped corner that was not comfortable.

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a
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Really would have rather had one great steak than four or five mediocre cuts that were all overcooked. Just meh. For the price, it was underwhelming.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

We loved the food here. The servers kept it coming and we good with providing whether you wanted medium or well. Unfortunately the waiters were so nice with us. When we checked in the people at the door weren’t really informative. We were only 3 mins late from our reservation time and they tried to tell us since we weren’t there the next table wouldn’t be available for over 40 mins. We were able to get one sooner thank God but it was right next to the door so it was really cold. When they sat us down the waiter served us water but that was all he did. He didn’t ask us had we been here before or tell us how this works. So we all sat at the table waiting on service when we didn’t know that we were supposed to just go grab plates at the salad bar, come back and flip over the cards at the table to let them know we were ready. We had to figure this out being first timers here. The waiter eventually came back to see if anyone wanted alcohol. I ordered a beer that he never delivered to me so an hour later I cancelled it. There was no apology for him forgetting about it. And two of the other drink orders were wrong but we kept them anyone to avoid having to wait longer. I have to say I’ve had better customer service at Applebee’s compared to this place where we pay top dollar you’d think you’d get great service. At the end of the evening after we’d waited around for the check we asked if he could take a photo for us and he just had this bad attitude as if he didn’t want to do it. If I had to recommend people here I’d tell them the food is excellent but just don’t expect any kind of customer service beyond that.

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OT
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to get together with family. Food and service is outstanding.

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KM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

GGBS is a fabulous Napa restaurant, good cocktails, delicious food, gorgeous interior, well staffed, immaculate. It's a splurge so may be best for special occasion but we always have a wonderful time.

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NM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Your servers did not miss a beat. At moments I felt like there was a server dedicated to us. The food was fantastic, with the only exception to me, the salmon with the sauce. I felt it was on the dry side plus the sauce took away the salmon flavor. The beef, pork, and chicken were very tasty and tender at the same time.

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FS
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and fast table service until you order dessert, then fast service disappears and you are left wondering what happened.

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner and service were wonderful!! Even my 10 year old had fun!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was quick and food was delicious. See you next time!

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M
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a real find. The salad bar was excellent. And the meats which kept on coming were really tasty
and well prepared. Plan to revisit.

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JL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration another success. Thank you.

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Galpao Gaucho is our favorite restaurant for any special occasion. You can never go wrong with this choice. Time after Time... PHENOMENAL

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a lot of food so go hungry! Even if you just plan on having the salad bar. There are so many options!!!

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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great, selections of the salad bar were impressive and the ongoing selection possibilities toward the meats selections were fabulous.
The only mistake or overlooked item were the two bottles of Hall wines we brought which we were charged corkage fee. Usually a high end establishment which features their label will by pass a corkage fee.

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San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great ... little pricey

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great time. The food and dinning experience was outstanding. We will return.

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RJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I won’t name anyone in particular because everyone who attended us were fantastic. We walked up to our table and were greeted with, “HELLO, welcome back, it’s a pleasure to see you again!” To my wife, “You’ll be having a Manhattan?” To me, “And you, Sir, a Margarita?”

What a pleasure to be accepted by your employees!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Left in the middle if dinner. Server didn’t speak english and food quality didn’t match the price. Came for birthday dinner while visiting Napa and it was a disappointment

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BW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was very excited to go! We've experienced Fogo and Texas de Brazil and loved both. It was the first time for our friends and hoping for a great meal.
1. Seldom could our friends get med meat, everything was rare to med rare.
2. Requested certain cuts of meat and due to language barrier, seldom got what was requested.
3. The shrimp was mush and lousy!
4. The salmon only showed up after we had gotten dessert.
5. By pass dessert, extremely expensive and left almost all of it behind. Very limited dessert options.
I'd suggest another Brazilian style restaurant.

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EZ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

our first time here. It isn't complicated but it takes a bit to become accustomed to the unique serving methodology. Salad bar is excellent and you are warned to not overdue the salad as it wont allow you to enjoy as many of the meats. Like so many who have gone there, it is relatively expensive. Meats are wonderful.

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the variety of prime meats. You can enjoy eating at your own pace. The salad bar is great.

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BR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for carnivores. Best Lamb I have ever had. Hard to choose between chop, leg of or bacon wrapped as to what was better . Commented only mint jelly would make this better and a bowl of it appeared.
Chimichanga sauce was awesome. The side of mashed potatoes both cheesy and creamy and plantains were
great. The buffet had more choices than I have ever seen and fresh and attractively arranged.

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BR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expensive One Price option. Extensive salad bar and LOTS of meat. Great if you have a large appetite for salty meats. Friendly staff but too pricey.

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D
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time and I was so impressed! My friend spoke fluent Portuguese and could converse with the Brazilian waitstaff. The salad bar was huge with so many choices, then came the steaks! OMG! The variety of cuts was amazing and cooked to perfection. This is a meat lovers paradise and I will certainly be back!

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K
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since my first time i came to try out a new restaurant i was hooked and had to bring my whole family great food great choices great place to pig out and im a chicken person but i ate everything meat related that i would never try im turning into a carnivore🍗🍗😛😛 cant wait for my next visit and the flan is just as amazing and i dont like flan custard dessert but hats off to ur establishment its great

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