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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J
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at several of these themed restraunts and found Galpao as good as can be. We enjoyed the size of the venue as much as the food. This is not a large room and is more friendly and the service was just about right. Well balanced service and the food was just phenomenal. We would now consider Galpao Gaucho over the others we would normally chose. The others were also good, but this Galpao was just a more friendly and enjoyable experience. Probably a bit more family atmosphere? We will be back as soon as we are back in San Antonio. God Bless

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was unmatched.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so courteous to us as we entered. There was so much great food and the meats were delightful. I really liked their selection of different aged cheeses to mix with the food at the salad bar. The wine was excellent.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as you walk in the service is impeccable, and then you see and taste the food that is incredible.

JJ
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a GREAT meal and service experience! The staff was so kind and attentive even with food allergies. They informed us of what foods we could and could not eat, and kept bringing the meats we loved! The meats were hot out of the kitchen not warm or tough. Seasoned perfect, and choices of rare med rare and well done were ALL tasty and tender! We've been to many Brazilian steak places, which have lost the original service and attention to detail they once had, but this place is GREAT! Wish they had one in Chicago!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the best ever! All the servers were very attentive!

GP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was delicious, fresh and one-of-kind experience.

MA
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rearervattiom for 6 for a professional dinner. Great experience enjoyed ourselves very much. We will be back

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service was amazing, very attentive. It’s a bit loud - so sometimes it’s hard to hear what they’re saying when they walk by with the meat. Sadly, I thought the food was very salty. It was sooo good, but it was getting difficult to ignore towards the end of dinner. I had to take a bite of the plantain with each bite to cancel out the saltiness. I tried the Pisco Sour, pretty disappointed. I could BARELY taste the Pisco, not worth it if I’m drinking juice. Overall, don’t think I’ll go back only because it was salty as hell.

KW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch, and the restaurant wasn't very crowded. But the amount of meats and the service were superb. They didn't skimp just because there weren't many customers. Amazing level of service, and the food was fantastic! Highly recommend.

NG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried several local Brazilian Steakhouses , but this one is my favorite by far!! Not only is the meat fantastic, but the grilled pineapple adds that extra tropical flavor. Also, the servers aren’t pushy , very respectable of your time. You feel at home and not rushed to get full right away & leave. Will definitely come back to my new Brazilian Steak house soon ❣️

MP
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As alway, excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always this place was right on point. Our server Hamilton was delightful and had wonderful suggestions for drinks. All the other staff that we encountered were top notch as well. We will continue to come back. Thank you.

e
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the Bomb!!!!!
Love it!

WS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A bit pricey to be able to enjoy more than once, maybe twice a year. Great service though; all were friendly, helpful and professional. Only issue with food at time was getting some of the red-meats cooked to at least medium...most of it was MR or oven rare; however, on one occasion the service actually brought a piece of steak back to the cooks and returned it cooked to order. Well done...the server, not the steak...it was a perfect medium.

JC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We take all our guests to Galpao Gaucho, guaranteed a great meal and a unique experience!

WI
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place every time I go. The staff are friendly and welcoming to the guests.

Y
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was slow. Dirty napkins on the floor. Food stuck on sugar packet holder.

JD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak house in San Antonio! Great place, everything was perfect!

NE
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been to a few Brazilian steakhouses. This was very nice The salad bar was well done and had a good variety, The meat selections and preparation were wonderful. The service was generally above and beyond what we have gotten at other places. They were very attentive, offered a clean plate a couple of times. Kept water and wine glasses filled, and frequently but unobtrusively checked on how we were doing.

T
San Antonio
53 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The salad bar is the star with the desserts a close runner up.

The meats were OK. Nothing special other than presentation- all of those swords are eye catching.

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I asked three times for steak that was not a first cut on what was being offered. The outside was tough and over cooked. They cut from the same area each time. I paid $35.00 for a chicken leg and the salad bar. The steak was not edible. I will not go back.

P
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Came into this one for my birthday, which lucky enough for me falls right during restaurant week, so at least I got this at a discounted rate. Anyway, for a carnivore's treat, I can't recommend anything better than a Brazilian steakhouse (have been to all four in San Antonio that I know of), and I definitely found this one to be on par with the best in the city (this and one other I think are tied in my mind for best). Unfortunately, for my wife (who is not so enthralled by the endless supply of meat), the salad buffet could have been a little better, but still was 2 out of 4 for the city's Brazilian steakhouses.

AC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, service was excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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L
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came during restaurant week, not all meat cuts were available.

LC
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The picanha and spicy picanha were delicious! We went during restaurant week so it was a great value. From the cheese bread to start with and dessert to end, and everything in between - it was all great. The only thing at all that wasn't very good was the fried polenta - it was just hard/overcooked. But - left more room for the delicious meat!!

MM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

overall was not impress with food selection on the salad bar. Choice of meat was okay, however quality is not as good as the other Brazilian Steakhouses in town.

CM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Was excited to have restaurant week since my husband and I like to frequent Brazilian steakhouse places and wanted to try a new one in town. When we arrived we were sat quickly and approached by our server immediately. Got our drink orders. The first drink I ordered had about 1/3 of granulated sugar on the bottle of the glass making the drink unbearably sweet to drink. We sent the drink back and asked for another drink ( Rum and Coke, it's my go too) and again the drink was just not very good. I feel it is really hard to mess a drink up but lets go back and talk about when we wanted to tell our waiter about the first drink he never came over we had to have another waitress take our second drink order and tell her why we were sending the drink back. It took over 30 minutes to get our second drink order to come to our table. We had to mention we ordered drinks to 2 other waiters and we finally got our drinks and they were not very good for the price. The food was good, the company was great but the drinks and the service were not up to par which is one reason we will never visit the restaurant again.

SS
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lesser than...is my summary. There are better local churrascaria choices for ambiance, food quality, and overall experience. That being said, the variety and flavor of the meats presented was the most positive part of our meal. The service was the worst. When we arrived seven minutes early for our 5 PM Friday evening reservation, the hostess's opening greeting was, "we're still closed but will re-open shortly". Perhaps everyone is expected to arrive late? Next, she asked us if we were ready to "get sat". She also asked the next group waiting if they'd like to "get sat too". The crude cattle call was definitely unexpected. The lead waiter was skilled amid a sea of bumbling waiters, and his efforts to keep them in line were valiant if not awkward. I preferred a different meat temperature from the others in my party of five, and the waiters could not grasp this, despite repeated communication efforts. So while the others had turned their cards to red as their plates were full, mine remained empty. The head waiter attempted to remedy the situation, and the other waiters compensated by continuing to bring meat long after I had turned my card red. It was comical. The restaurant pricing reflects the "lesser than" status, but frankly price is not a huge consideration for me. I would return with a group if they wanted to try it, but it would not be the churrascaria that I recommend to my friends. It also feels more like a lovely tea room than a steakhouse, except staffed with high school cafeteria workers and their principal.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We made a reservation and still waited 20 minutes to be seated. We were promptly greeted and offered a drink menu but no one ever took a drink order or even refilled our water. The food was delicious but service was poor. We asked 3 different people for a check and waited 20 minutes before we were able to leave.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We waited a long time for everything. Usually at Brazilian steak house services is everything. But we had to constantly ask for clean plates (and a few times we would just go get our own from the salad bar), the salad bar was always missing items, ask and wait for meats we wanted (usually if you say no to one or two meats they will ask you what you are waiting on), ask for refills of water and the dessert took about 20 minutes to come out after we ordered. The food was yummy, but everything took so long it ruined the experience. Go to the other Brazilian Steak Houses in San Antonio!

SL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the quality of the food. The service was excellent!

DT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive! We enjoyed our dining experience and will be returning!

JO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and well worth the price, everything was perfect

r
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the staff was so welcoming and friendly

RG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The total experience was Excellent! From the time we arrived to the end. The greeter was very pleasant, she moved the chairs to help us get seated & our waitress was very sweet. She always made sure we had drinks, sides & clean plates. Everyone kept asking if we were getting the different cuts of meat we wanted. Every time we would get back to our table someone would get the chair to help us get seated. Very charming & elegant. The food & service is as Always, wonderfully cooked & spiced. Excellent Dinner for two or family. I can't wait to go back. I had a coupon to use & that was even better.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We only got a small selection of meat, and generally we have a fantastic experience. Not sure why it was lacking in that aspect last night.

m
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding , food is fantastic the service is great they treat my family like family

OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A friend recommended Galpao Gaucho, and I'm glad I took my three adult kids there the other day. I enjoyed the food, service, and most of all the peaceful atmosphere!