Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse

4.3
399 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse is proud to share the traditions, culture and food of southern Brazil.
Rodizio is a popular Brazilian style barbecue, a continuous service of a wide variety of different cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken that is slowly cooked with special grills to preserve all their natural juices and flavors. You may enjoy as much as you like, all for one fixed price. Enjoy this gastronomical adventure called Rodizio along with the unique style and tradition of the Brazilian Gaucho.
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San Diego
209 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Informed waiter I would like well-done meat. I was prepared to wait, as this usually requires additional preparation at other Brazilian steakhouses. I was presented with what amounted to a small plate of cold cuts, which where served cold, at best medium, and not enough to feed a mildly peckish pigeon. I complained to the manager, who seemed unconcerned. Effectively I was charged $40 for maybe $2 worth of food. Don't waste your time here. Go to Fogo do Chao or other nearby establishments where you actually get something for your money.

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

The food and service were outstanding. I would recommend Taurinus to any wishing to experience a Brazilian steak house.

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Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Normally my family and I love eating here, but we made the mistake of coming on a busy Valentine's Day and we're disappointed.

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The atmosphere was too dark and too loud. The manager was great. Unfortunately the restrooms were out of order, so not a good experience when you have had several drinks. In comparison to other Brazilian Steakhouses the cost and food was comparable.

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PF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion the best churrascaria in San Jose and one of the best in the Bay Area. Taurinus has an excellent buffet and salad bar which makes all the difference. Waiters know how to cut and serve the meat in authentic Brazilian Style.

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GN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, I just wished they had more seafood selections. Grilled shrimp or bacon wrapped scallops would round out the whole meal!

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TW
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time dining at Taurinus and we had a great time! We didn't eat as much meat, as I usually do, what we did eat was absolutely delicious! I'll definitely return!

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JG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a plesure to come here, the food and service are amazing!

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The restaurant promise an experience it doesn't fulfill. The meat is done badly, except for one or two type of meet, and it's overpriced. Way over priced.

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WB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If your a meat lover this is the spot... Great meat selections and flavor..pay a set price and grub. I reccomend you come here hungry. Great salad bar , wine list. Good atmosphere and professional , kind , servers.

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

No flavor on the food, overpriced, and crowded tables

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately, the food did not quite meet the standard we have grown accustomed to at this restaurant and other Brazilian restaurants. Overall, the food was great, but there were a few cuts of meat, and even pineapple, that were not cooked or prepared appropriately. The service was great and the ambiance was great (actually a bit more quiet than we're used to).

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very amazing staff and delicious meat cuts beautiful experience for family or friends 10/10 would come again

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

Everything was excellent. Already planning our next visit!

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W
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good but it wasn’t amazing. Service was great. Food came early and often. I would definitely go back. We enjoyed our dinner.

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R
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the Brazilian steakhouse any person who enjoys food--especially grilled meats!-- will enjoy. The salad bar is excellent--well-maintained and fresh. The atmosphere can be a bit loud, but not enough to discourage table conversation. The room has character and includes a full bar. Staff is very attentive to any patron's needs and they are constantly on the move. Please try this restaurant as opposed to another in Santana Row--Taurinus does it correctly and, if you are going to pay for the experience and good food, is the logical choice.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always, the service and the food were great!!!

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TG
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brazilian Steakhouses depend on the quality and variety of side dishes (self-serving bar) and the quality of the meat grilling with the right spices. Taurinus is taking the top spot in my opinion and makes leaps and bounds over the "popular" chain.

The meat was perfectly seasoned (and not just salty), the smoke from the wood fire was distinct but not overpowering. The bacon wrapped chicken and filet mignon were very distinctly noticeable by the great flavors coming from this great beacon. (I can still taste it).

The Salad Bar and Side Bar was very fresh with very good products and the home-made blue cheese and Thousand Island dressings had very good flavor and the slight spice in the Thousand Island was a very good addition.

Would we go again??? Are you kidding? Absolutely, and the service despite New Years even was outstanding. Codos to the owner, who still made the rounds to the tables.

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P
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, service exceptional. Good variety of food and drinks.

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was well prepared and servers came by quickly with large variety of beef, lamb and chicken. Salad bar adequate with seafood selections as well. Recommend the white wine Sangria. Plan on about $100 a plate with drinks and tip, so just a bit pricy for the ambiance and neighborhood. Staff very helpful and attentive.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place in general

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Met a friend for a pre-holiday lunch, and was surprised at the bill ($55 per person). There was no signage or menus offered to indicate the prices would be significantly higher than lunch prices posted online. Only an asterisk that prices may be different during holidays.

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RD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time eating at a Brazilian steakhouse and I loved it. Food was really good and service was very respectful and prompt. Only downside to me was the price so eating here isn’t going to be a regular thing, but I’m happy I was able to eat the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meat was kind of dry and lacked flavor compared to other Brazilian steakhouses I’ve been to. The gauchos weren’t as friendly as in other steakhouses as well... manager was accommodating

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C
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I have been to several Brazilian Steak houses in the past years. Taurinus was a "fair" experience. Overall, the ambiance and feel of the restaurant was rather cramped and disorganized. It wasn't what I had expected. The food quality was just ok. I took my family and parents out for a pre-christmas dinner. The cold bar was limited and seemed like a selection of foods they could easily prepare with little thought to quality and synergy. The meat selection was ok. Our favorite was the sirloin followed by the filet. The chicken dishes were ok and the pork was a distant third. (Parmesan rolled pork, literally pork loin rolled in Parmesan dust... yeah it tasted just as it sounds.... dusty and dry) Their were 2 beef dishes that really were of poor quality. the beef ribs, while meat, were so oily and bland, I couldn't eat it. The second was the flank steak; good flavor but really tough.

On a positive note; the wine selection is decent and the sirloin and filet helped make the evening not a total waste. $600 for 6 people for a "fair" evening. I'd not recommend.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While it wasn't inexpensive, the quality of the meat was great. The servers walking around with the various selections were ever present so you weren't stuck wondering when you would get a refill. The options on the salad bar and hot table were also good. Fun place, I'll go back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The meat options at lunch are seriously cut back. The dinner options are much better. Also no Parmesan cheese wheel available at lunch.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

My husband and I come to this Restaurant quite often when we are celebrating something.....On this night it was jammed packed and bust which was fine. The Hostess told us that they were running behind even though we had reservations...we waited patiently and the hostess called us and pointed to the table they had for us. We started to walk over to the table when the manager, I'm assuming, gave the table to two men that didnt have reservations and were waiting less than us (mind you we were 30mins past our reservation time). I was frustrated but the hostess scurried to make a table for us. I could tell that she was frantic and she was so apologetic. Everything else was great..
Just a little hiccup. Before leaving we told the hostess that we appreciated her hardwork!

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HA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

1st they said they couldn’t seat us because they were booked. We went on open table and made a reservation for 15 mins later. That’s fine understand reservations and booking. The bigger problem was the food. The lamb was too tough to eat. The ribs were so charred on the outside I felt like I was trying to eat the grill. Their best meat was the chicken. There is definitely a problem when a steakhouses best meat is chicken. I’ve eaten at many Brazilian Steakhouses- the meat just wasn’t good. Certianly not worth $50 a plate. The cold salad bar had a nice variety but nothing to write home about.

There servers was amazing- we had a constant stream of attention and more meat than we could consume but again, not meat I would want. I would not go again or send anyone I know there.

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Riyadh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Over all the of experience from this restaurant is pretty good. Just some meats are little bit dry. The services was excellent. We love it and will come back again for lunch.

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1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas thank you dinner to staff. Experience was great, food was good and something for everyone.

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent Brazilian steakhouse! Staff was attentive and food was delicious! Nice find!

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JG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LA calidad de la carne es muy buena y si quieres de algún corte en específico lo pides y listo!, excelente servicio y la barra de ensaladas está muy completa.

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RW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Noisy and boisterous - at least two birthday parties while we were there. The quality of the meat is outstanding, and when there are a lot of people in the restaurant, the options come very quickly. By 9:00 PM things slowed down and we did not see much meat being offered. The buffet was ok - but you go there for the meat.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my husband's birthday and it was lovely there.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love this place. The food and service are great. I’ve been there several times now. When my friends want to get together, this is the pace we meet. There’s a lot of neat choices for everyone in my party.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Restaurant had no atmosphere and food was average. Not good for client entertaining.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went in for a late lunch, had reservations for 3pm, but went early, no problem seating us, (Party of 2) and the host seated us well away from the large party which is nice for the noise level. The food was excellent, and the staff was very attentive. Having never been there before, it seemed that perhaps the meat offerings were pared down for lunch, as we saw the same items over and over, with not much variety. The salad bar was small but good, and you aren’t really there for that anyway!
The only disappointment was that I had marked anniversary for our reservation, and there was no acknowledgment. Within walking distance of a couple of the downtown hotels. Would go again.

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AA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a bar where you can go get food yourself and the waiters bring a lot of versions of meat to you. Food was pretty good and waiter were friendly.

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KB
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service, as usual !

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