Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - San Antonio

4.7
172 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00 pm-9:30 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Saturday: 3:00 pm-10:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
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Phone number
(210) 497-2500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Let us help you plan a memorable event for your guests. At Galpão Gaucho we offer private and semi-private spaces for any type of event.

Rooms with projector and screen for business or social events, A/V equipment at no extra charge.
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Private party contact
Alberto Wachholz: (888) 469-0371
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1604 and bitters rd.
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Special events & promotions
Great venue for groups. Business meetings, presentations, weddings receptions and rehearsal dinners. Open for lunch and dinner.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 172 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service all around! Friendly staff. Great tasting food.

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MP
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Been there many time with friends and everyone enjoyed Galpao.
Thanks Juan...

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r
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Decided to have dinner with my 2 daughters and chose Galpao. Food and service was good as always.

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AS
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Most of the food was great however I kept asking for medium rare and kept Getting closer to medium well. I finally asked for a rare and they brought me out some meat fresh off the grill and it was fantastic! Service was superb!

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KP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always impeccable food and service! However even when your indicator card was flipped to red they all still came by with meat!

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D
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Meats were nicely prepared and well seasoned. The spread isn't as large as the larger chain steakhouses, but my family and I enjoyed the quality much more. I think we've found a new favorite Brazilian steakhouse.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The smell as you walk to the building is awesome. Delicious meats, good variety of cheeses and attentive service.

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TE
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is tasty but salty.
I gained 3 pounds of water weight.
Pretty pricey, so only for special occassions.

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SA
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I have to say, we were quite disappointed. So far from it's original and well know great service. All of the meat lacked seasoning, and I mean BIG TIME! What ever happened the the perfect seasoned meat you used to serve? and the attention to detail that you are known for? Please step up your game.

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family has been here more than once and we always have a good experience. The cuts of meat are delicious and the meat is so tender. Even my 2 toddlers love the food. Excellent salad bar with various choices of vegetables. Try the Sirloin medium well and go easy on the cheese bread b/c before you know it, you've downed 2 baskets!

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M
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

the food was great and the service was good, too! I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion or fancy date.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed our date night! Perfect atmosphere!!

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were some of the best we've had. We went to celebrate a birthday. They brought the birthday gal a delicious free creme brule (her favorite). My only regret was that I was too full to try a taste of everything. Was so good. Can't wait to go back!

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food & service! We eat here everytime we are in San Antonio! A family favorite!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. The house special is delicious. I must of had 4 slices. Also, try the Salmon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation from school

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l
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Staff was very attentive. Gauchos seemed a bit overwhelmed but still friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend to a friend or family.

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l
San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another good visit. First started going to this restaurant when they were located in Stone Oak and have continued to go because they have maintained a quality and value. Prefer Galpao Gaucho versus others of this style restaurant since it feels more relaxed and family friendly. Others seem to be more of a production. The main reason to go is the food and the service. Salad bar could use a couple more items but I am being nit picky since you are there for the meat - beef, pork, lamb, chicken, sausage. Family differs on favorites - picanha, bottom sirloin, pork parmesan or is it the cheese bread? We will be back to continue our debate!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful. The serves with the meat were great but there were many times we were waiting on the other servers. They were busy talking with of customers.

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San Antonio
86 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Too much as usual for the buffet. Drink was also very good, strong enough but not over powering.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place the staff was really on top of things you don’t have a set waiter so it’s great you can ask anyone for anything you need definitely will go back

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! Meat was great but would have liked more of a variety selection come to our table. Out of the 17 cuts of meat selection about less than half were we able to try. Just a suggestion...but a vegetable side dish would also have completed our meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great , a little too loud but everything else was great

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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T
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salad bar and even better choices of meat! We tried a spicy beef that exploded with flavor. This restaurant was perfect for a formal business lunch and we can’t wait to come back.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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SO
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Too many great things about this place to mention. We keep going back... and back... and back... wonderful food, fantastic service, good value (especially compared to its pricier competitors!)
Want filet mignon? Perfectly seasoned ribeye? Top sirloin? Bottom Sirloin? What about lamb chops? Giant beef ribs? Pork ribs? How about beer and cognac marinated chicken? Is salmon more your thing? Grilled or smoked? Not a meat eater? Wonderful salad bar and antipasti with everything from creamy deviled eggs, to a variety of salads, asparagus, fresh cheeses and charcuterie.
The best thing is, you can have all of that, and more, or just a little bit of it. It's all delicious.
While it's obviously a carnivore's dream, it's suitable for vegetarians (there's a salad-only option), for paleo, low-carb, keto... there's something to suit most diet plans and nutritional requirements.
To compare value, we went to LongHorn Steakhouse a few weeks ago. Our bill for two was $9 less than our bill for 2 at Galpao Gaucho. Nine bucks. And the food at LongHorn was terrible by comparison. I took home more than half of a gristly ribeye and ultimately never ate it-- it went in the trash. I'd rather spend 9 bucks more for higher end superior quality, selection, variety, and flavor!
My other favorite thing about going to Galpao is that it is locally and independently owned, not a franchise like its competitors. I prefer to give my business to support a local family rather than some big corporation that knows nothing about me or my community. But... that's just an added bonus to everything else that makes Galpao great.

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CP
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Management, service and food!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Arrived early for our reservation and were quickly seated. Special request for table out of the way to accommodate a member of our party was honored. Attention and service from all staff from the moment you walk in is excellent. Another great visit, thanks!
TIP: If you get Kassandra, ask for her strawberry lemonade. SO good.

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1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was fantastic. The servers were very accommodating. Drink recommendations were great. The only negative I had was the location of our table. Other than that the food was amazing. Wife was given a free dessert on the house due to our anniversary. I would go back solely based on customer service.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Great meats and salad options. Only complaint is that it is too loud to be romantic and too many tables for the price. Wine was excellent and servers wrre always professional.

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YE
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and authentic Brazilian churrascaria.

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r
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a good friend for lunch and I wanted a quiet setting so we could visit. Really like this restaurant and love the Brazilian cuisine.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service. We never needed anything because they had already brought it. Food was delicious.

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San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place ... great customer service, great food , very comfortable environment

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The experience was fun but the price was not worth what we ate. It is a nice place and we are glad we has the experience but it was definitely not worth a return visit. One and DONE

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LS
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Easter meal! We will be back

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s
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! No problems

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JJ
Amarillo
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great ambience and fantastic attentive service. We were here to celebrate a birthday and they complied with our special birthday request and made it extra special. Will definitely visit again. Worth the high price point. My sons 11 and 9 year old loves it, their new favorite restaurant!

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SO
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Galpao Gaucho remains our favorite Brazilian churrascaria and steakhouse in general. Consistency is important, and Galpao Gaucho is consistently GREAT in every aspect-- preparation of food, quality of food, service, and value. In fact, when we go to other places and end up spending similar money for a lesser experience, we always say we should have just gone to Galpao instead... the BEST!

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