Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - San Antonio

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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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KP
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my third time here, and I have to admit that this time was not quite as magical as the last two. The place was being run over by kids, and a salad bar items were not freshened up on a regular basis. The items were warm, and the cheese is in Meats were gummy and look like and taste like they've been sitting out for a while. Other than that the steak was delicious in the service was wonderful as always

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

The service is amazing and food tastes great! The only thing we would not recommend is the Lobster soup.

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

I simply love this place is great each time I have gone.

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Meats were not seasoned well. The guys providing samples of the cuts need better customer service skills. Their job is the most important. One guy serving steak appeared irritated that one of my guest did not want a rare cut of the steak. She had been getting her samples medium well from the start. I also noticed they started they had 17 different meats, we were offered 11 and had to ask got Salmon. I accidentally went to this Brazilian steak house and decide to see how it would be. The waiters were on point, changing or plates out and consistently refilling our beverages. That was the best part along with the glazed bacon... to die for.

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

My parents were in town and brought them and husband here to celebrate my dads birthday. Everyone was so nice and courteous. Second time going and I loved it just as much as the first time. Will go back again.

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Meh... Wasn’t bad, but certainly not great. Service was really slow, but food was alright. Not sure if there will be a second visit...

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DK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, friendly management, ambiance and food are a plus. Overall great value as far as the overall traditional pricey nature of such fine dining experiences.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always well managed, and service is spectacular. Fantastic quality of meats and service is always prompt and attentive without being intrusive.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic experience for the price! Delicious food. Great drinks. Wonderful atmosphere.

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OT
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always amazing! Great food, great staff! Best Brazilian food in town!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 2

The food is great however because the type of seating is not open and located in different rooms it makes it difficult to try all the different types of food which is less than ideal because of the type of restaurant this is. The staff is friendly and very accommodating but overwhelmed. Even though our reservations were for 8 pm we didn’t have the opportunity to sit until 845 p

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v
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. So many choices of meat you'll never be able to eat it all. Salad bar has everything you want and then some. Service was excellent. A great place to go on a date.

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MG
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a GREAT meal. Perfect for Valentines day

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great customer service and food

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M
San Antonio
40 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with an old work acquaintance and it worked out perfectly. She wanted salad bar and well....I wanted meat! We got to spend a great time catching up while the good folks at Galpao took exceptional care of us. Everything was super tasty and we enjoyed the total experience.

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My son’s 20th birthday. Restaurant was nice but standard Brazilian fare.

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JF
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a family celebration, which included my grandbaby that is 15 months old. I wasn't sure if he would be well received, but they seated us in a private room and we received awesome service. We enjoyed our celebration and appreciate the top class food and service that made it an extra special evening!

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From when we walked in everyone was super nice, service was great, food was delish. And their lemonade is to die for. Highly recommend

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

Great and amazing service. Food was amazing. And a lot less noiserer than Chauma.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. Our meat servers were fast and courteous and the waitstaff was quick to clear used dishes. The food was excellent with a salad bar with many options and delicious meats. We went for restaurant week so got a discounted price and dessert! Plan on going back soon

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time!

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L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Server said there was 14 different kind of meats,we did not get 14 meats. Meats really didn't have any taste. All the red meats that were brought to us were all practically Raw, Our child doesn't like he's meats raw.

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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good and the service was great. We enjoyed our time here. It was our first time and it was on the list for restaurant week so we decided to check it out and were not disappointed. Planning to come back again.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and food was awesome! It was a great value for restaurant week.

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DK
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner. Was not a fan of the "lobster soup." It was not a lobster bisque. It was exactly as they named it-- "lobster soup." It was runny and tasted fishy with grit. Not appetizing at all and not at all what I would expect from an establishment such as this. Competing Brazilian steakhouses do it better. Otherwise, the service was great. The meats were great as well. The lamb was amazing. All cuts were moist and served to the proper doneness (medium was a true medium). Servers were patient with young children who didn't quite understand the concept of flipping cards or taking meat cuts with the tongs at first. We never felt rushed. The roasted pineapple carved off the skewer was a hit. The tables were small however. I realize the need to maximize floor space for more tables, however, a table for 4 did not have enough room for sides, main dishes, drinks, etc. We were constantly rearranging items. I feel sorry for those on the tables for two as they had even less room. Apparently there is no soda fountain. All sodas are served from a can and charged $2.25 per. Better off ordering tea with free refills or water. Wine list was extensive and spirits were crafted nicely. Due to construction in the area as of February 1, 2019, traffic can be janky. Bitters and Huebner overpasses over 1604 were closed. The parking lot seemed small and the entrance is not well marked. However, overall, this is still a nice place to dine. Although we took two kids (both under 7 so they were free, 7-12 are half price), depending on their age, maturity, behavior, and ability to sit still in a nice restaurant, I would recommend you take into account the atmosphere before bringing them along. If you're considering coming here, bring your appetite. It's simply not worth it otherwise. We took advantage of the Restaurant Week pricing and structure. Basically it included salad bar, meats, and dessert. The Creme Brulee was amazing as well. Would recommend and return.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was good. Servers are friendly. Service is fast and everything is nice and smooth.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tome and great food. Excellent service

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i
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Took my husband and mother-in-law for their birthdays. Happened to coincide with restaurant week. Food was delicious as usual, but we had trouble getting the gauchos to bring meat to our table. I think they were just overrun bc of the RW crowd. We'll be back for sure.

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San Antonio
33 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Love this place but not this visit. Went restaurant week and they would not let me order the advertised because one person wanted the lamb chops at my table so the said everyone had to have the full meal. I paid full fare for lots of tasteless food. Looked like great cuts of meat and lamb and more but no seasoning except for one meat that was so spiced no one could eat. It will be a while before I try again.

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LM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Misunderstanding about restaurant week, but management handled situation with grace !

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MM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

My party was sat 38mins after reservation time. And we had checked in 20mins early. There was lack of communication and even when spoke with manager at the end, no attempt to make up for evening. I was told they were short staffed and also was a busier Saturday than usual but I feel better communication could have made the evening better than fair especially for type of restaurant. I'd expect this from a chili's or roadhouse but not a fine dining

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

poor service. had reservations and hostess called from walk-in list the whole time. checked and talk to her again after waiting 40 minutes past my reservation time and she finally sat us because I complained. understaffed and waited 15 minutes before getting water. and of course waited 20 minutes after we had asked for the bill. will stick to chauma gaucha or texas de brazil.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Outside of listing restaurant week on my reservation and telling my original waiter there was confusion but quickly corrected. Desert was awesome, recommend the Flan.

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AU
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We arrived on time for our reservation and didn’t get seated until an hour after. The waiter took 30 minutes to bring our drinks and throughout the meal we never got refills. We had to be asking for them. We had to wait another 20 minutes for our dessert because the kitchen was running behind. (We ordered cheesecake which I assume should be premade) The meat was delicious and the salad bar was good too. I don’t know about the ambiance as everyone seemed upset after having to wait that long. Worst birthday dinner ever.

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W
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

7:30 reservation, didn't get seated until 8:20. C'mon man.

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EG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We arrived for our reservation time and told they overbooked and we would have to wait an extra 10-15 minutes... fine. But 45 mins later we were finally seated. After we were sat and drink orders taken, they didn’t come back for another 15 mins with our drinks. Meats seemed a little over cooked, not all the sides were brought out like they normally would. Second round of drinks also took another 10-15 mins. We only got service when we waved someone down. We spent over $100 and my husband ended up sick at the end of the night. Terrible experience:(

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Even with the restaurant week discount this place is extremely over priced. I don’t know how people can pay this much and try to stuff themselves to the brim. The food tasted very salty to me and the salad bar was extremely random. Overall a good experience but would not come back, especially after my hour wait to be seated (with a reservation).

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Not impressed with the service, for the amount of money we spent and compared to similar steak houses, I expected better attention. Drinks took over 20 minutes at a time therefore not timed with salad bar, main meal, and dessert. Our head table server came around once over the 2.5 hours we were there (most of the time was spent waiting on food or drinks).
We requested certain cuts of meat and they never arrived, had to wait for the round of servers to make their way to us. The salad bar was lacking, soups weren’t refilled for at least the first 30 min we were there (didn’t go back to check after we started eating meat).
We liked the food, very flavorful meat for sure (salmon was very dry - the only bad choice). The salad bar had nice options but most of it was low. The poor service is going to keep us from coming back unfortunately.
It’s also extremely loud - while I think it’s family friendly, children and babies should still be monitored by adults.

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