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Galpao Gaucho - Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA

Galpao Gaucho - Walnut Creek

4.7
4.7
472 Reviews
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse, an authentic Brazilian dining experience.

Serving and preserving the Gaucho’s culture and the authentic dining tradition of the Brazilian cowboy of grilled meats and fresh salads.
With 17 different cuts of meats, ranging from beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and fish, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Hearts of palm, artichoke, sweet beets, asparagus, caprese salad, imported cheeses, and cured meats are only some of the almost 40 items that our gourmet salad bar offers.
Side dishes like garlic mashed potatoes, caramelized bananas, traditional rice and black beans, are a perfect complement to the true Southern Brazilian menu.

Whether you are visiting us for happy hour, a business dinner, a family gathering or a special occasion, we invite you to join us for a unique culinary experience at Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 278-1859
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 472 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Innovative

  • East Bay

    Good for special occasions

472 Reviews
  1. Gigi20

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a typical Brazilian stake house. The emphasis is on the meat - and there is a lot of it. Most of my group loved most of the meats served. There was some confusion on the part of the servers - one called an offering a "rib eye" but it was not nearly as tender or flavorful as one would expect. He probably wes offering top sirloin. The salmon was mixed - two of the servings were great. The other two were so overcooked as to be chewy! The sauce on the salmon was very good - based on passion fruit with a hint of orange. Most of the buffet offerings we sampled were good and there was a great variety. Service was good, although they really pushed the bottled water - it must have a good profit margin!

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  2. Oaklandish70

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT SERVICE!! First time visiting any Brazilian Steakhouse. Beautiful restaurant, quaint ambiance and customer service was STELLAR! All our servers were attentive and professional. "Junior" is a great asset to this restaurant!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and meat in general are less quality than last time I was there. I feel it was a downgrade from my previous experience. Considering this is an important birthday for me, I was disappointed.

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  4. megan

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good and fun place for large groups. If you have any sort of allergies please be very careful as they do not take it very seriously Sophie, you’re such a brat. I have a soy allergy and asked multiple times if their cheese bread had soy. The server came over and told me there was no soy. Then after I ate half of the bread she came over and told me that there was soy in the bread. A little later the manager came over and told me only the bread and one of the salads had soy. This is not true as by that time a server came over and gave me a sheet with a list of all the soy items and there were about 15 things. I’m lucky that my allergy is just rashes that I can take a steroids shot and it will go away. I do wish their salad bar was a little bigger. Other than that it was a good time had by all. One my kids favorite places to eat.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not worth the $ I’ve been several Times and it wasn’t as good

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  6. AaronA

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable food quality and service was amazing!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to the entire crew tonight. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with good friends tonight. The service and food was stellar. A big shoutout to Brittany (sp?). EXCELLENT host and follow through.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always had great service when i dine here! Great variety of food selection and on point with flavor!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Really enjoyed the food the service. Definitely will be coming back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful birthday celebration. This place never disappoints.

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  11. LiseB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Only a few misses on the food and the service was very good. I wouldn't sit near the bar again but only because I don't want to watch TV while out to dinner.

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  12. nvrmnd

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    cant go wrong at GALPAO GAUCHO . always go for special occasions

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  13. masterdrm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the meat is getting worse. They even forgot the birthday special occasion. Waiter was pushy for the check.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent! We’ll visit again!

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  15. JoyceO

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. Wine was not priced accordingly. Four glasses of wine was less than the bottle. Food was okay.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Galpão Gaucho never disappoints for my husband’s birthday!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Outstanding restaurant on all counts – great food and service. Interestingly, the service staff members are almost entirely Brazilian and provided warm, attentive and engaging service and made the dining experience very authentic. While all of them were great, Gabby, was particularly outstanding and paid a lot of attention to my 86 year old mom as well as my friends. We will be back, in great part, to her distinctive service.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good experience and will in the future plan events there aswell

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For sure the best Brazilian barbecue experience available in the Bay Area. Customer service is just amazing , beside the quality of the buffet and the variety of meats. You won’t regret to come try it !

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    What a disappointment. All of the food was average. Many of the meat selections were tough and not that flavorful. The salad bar was extensive but the selections were mundane. The only outstanding feature was the service. Will not be returning.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Well this was supposed to be our 36th wedding anniversary celebration but the waiter decided to honor one of our guests with a free birthday dessert, we thought it was very strange that the waiter discounted the booking notes, however it was a nice gesture.

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  22. Heckle

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The five STARS really go to the attentive staff, who kept my plate clean, regularly provided check-ins on varying dishes, and overall attentive service from the moment we sat down. I did have an early reservation, this is my preference. Seventeen cuts of meat and pineapple was offered. The salad bar was well maintained and relatively fresh from my choice. My favorite was likely the rib eye and with sauces. Glad to be back after a few months!

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  23. bobozoid

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite Brazilian steakhouse…. Much better than the one in Emeryville or Oakland or SF

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always! Very attentive staff, we never had to wait or ask for anything. Food was amazing. There’s reasons why we always come back 😊

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  25. AndyR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lots of great meat. Don't pig out on the buffet. Save it for the meats. Try the grilled pineapple and also the grilled cheese. Beef ribs were fatty. All very well seasoned. Too much to eat.

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  26. joeyirene

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. A little on the pricey side, but good for special occasions. You get a free dessert on your birthday.

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  27. LaurieB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was amazingly attentive! The a quality of meat was disappointing.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always go here for dinner and it never disappoints. The staff are always amazing! The meats are getting better and better in taste.

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  29. DanielS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. The meats are amazing, the service is attentive, and the ambience is perfect.

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  30. NancyP

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated immediately after checking in. The food was very good. We'll be back.

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  31. DanaK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first experience at a Brazilian steakhouse and it didn’t disappoint. It was Christmas Day. Service was amazing, the meat was incredible. The servers asked several times if there was something specific they could send to our table. Tips for enjoying: slow down and enjoy, and go easy on the salad bar. We ate way too fast and we’re uncomfortably stuffed for 2 days!

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  32. itsevab

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and excellent food. Felt very authentic for a Brazilian experience.

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  33. CASEYE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful. Delicious salad bar was not as good as before

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  34. MAVFoodie

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salad bar was not good Meats were delish Service was fantastic

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  35. Helena

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very attentive, the place is clean, the food was good

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service as usual. Long wait for salmon but worth it. Meat selections came by frequently. Salad bar excellent! Noted in reservation that it was for a Birthday but no special action taken by restaraunt, only neg thing.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Todo me gusta !! Solo que nos dejaron esperando más de 30 min

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    400 bucks for three people.... service was good, outside of that I'll pass next time.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. Pocky

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, customer service and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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  40. MoeMoe

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations to celebrate my Fiancées birthday since we had not been to a Brazilian Steak House in years. Let me just say Galpao Gaucho exceeded our expectations. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by a hostess. The place is pretty big and since we went on a Tuesday it was slightly empty. Empty enough that we probably did not need reservations but I'm glad we made the reservation anyway. We were seated right away, offered drinks of course choice of water. They give you a rundown of how eating there works. This Brazilian Steakhouse has a huge salad bar I believe about 40 items and they have about 17 different cuts of meat which they bring to your table. Just as long as that little card they give you is flipped to Green the meats just keep coming. The customer service here is phenomenal I literally finished my salad and was about to put the plate down on the other end of the table and as soon as I was putting it down one of the staff members that was walking by literally stretched back to grab the plate out of my hand before I put it on the table and took it, that was excellent. Our glasses of water were never half empty. The attention to detail here by staff is pretty amazing. We will definitely be coming back! Thank you Galpao Gaucho!

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FAQs

Galpao Gaucho - Walnut Creek is rated 4.7 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Galpao Gaucho - Walnut Creek

1444 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Walnut Creek
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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