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Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse, San Jose, CA

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse

4.1
4.1
546 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 294-0110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse: (408) 294-0110

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Cross street

    South San Pedro St.

  • Parking details

    Plentiful street parking is available for our customers.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 546 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. J

    Jhenie

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The only meat I like is ribs very tender but salty I loved the grilled pineapple but the rest it’s disappointing the meat is not tender but service is superb and very attentive Parking on the street
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good. My only suggestion is to devein the shrimp but we were satisfied for a celebratory birthday meal. The hostess had said they would bring candle and sing happy birthday but that did not happen.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    My husband and I visited as a belated anniversary date. When we walked in, we were struck by the volume level of the chatter/noise in the dining room. There hadn’t been any accommodations made for sound reduction, although, to be honest, it struck me as being likely a more authentic reflection of a Brazilian Churrascaria. Nonetheless, it was very difficult to hear one another talk, and thankfully our waiter had a voluminous enough voice such that we could make out what he was saying. The buffet had a variety of salads, meats, and cheeses, as well as some classic dishes like feijoada and paella. I was primarily there for the red meat, so I took a small portion of some salads and olives, and all the available garnishes for the meat: chimichurri, farofa, and a couple of hot pepper varieties. The barbecue quality was inconsistent, depending on the cut of meat. The beef rib came out a bit gray and dry, as was the sirloin, but the flank was surprisingly moist and mid-rare. The lamb leg was succulent and smoky, and so was the ribeye. The waiter greeted us a little late, but very nicely, and while we received our bottle of wine in a timely way, sadly, he only checked back at our table once from the time we started receiving our meat from the rodizio servers. Thankfully the bussing staff was congenial and helpful, kept our waters and pão de quiejo refilled, but I had to subtly flag down a second server for a dessert menu, as our original waiter had disappeared behind the bar for the evening, it seemed. I’ve waited tables before in restaurants where bar staffing issues happen, so I understand getting in the weeds with such things, but I usually made sure to touch back with each of my tables at least once or twice to make sure they get access to a dessert menu or have their check taken care of. I hope the second server was able to at least have the tip split with the first, because our experience would have been much more lackluster without her rising to the occasion.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatest meal of my life. Hands down I feel like I made it to heaven.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious, and wonderful service. Would have only liked to have more room in my tummy for the amazingly delicious food.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone in the establishment were very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. Food was delicious and plenty. Kind a o pricey but worthwhile. We recommend this place! You’ll love it.
  7. MM

    MyMy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at a Brazilian steak house so maybe I’m biased, but this place exceeded my expectations. From the appetizers, to the salad bar, to all the meat selections, to dessert, I was impressed! Yes, it was on the pricey side, but that was to be expected for a party of 7. The staff was attentive and I loved the whole experience. Our group dressed up, but mostly people were casual or business casual. My favorite things were the zucchini from the salad bar, grilled pineapple, And the meat with the fat cap - I forget what it’s called. Awesome for a dinner celebration. Come hungry!
  8. K

    Kronikler

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I was surprised when the restaurant did not do anything for the birthday noted in the record. We received the bill and there was never a mention of the birthday or well-wishes. Service was attentive, if a bit impersonal. Food was excellent! I will always prefer this to Fogo...
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience ever
  11. JM

    JoannM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    I couldn’t wait to finish our meal and leave the restaurant. We came here to celebrate a birthday and it turned out to be so disappointing. For Brazilian food we usually go to Espetus or Fogo de Chao but we wanted to try a different place and this came up on my Open Table app. The salad and warm food area was very limited, tasteless and not very clean and disorganized. The meat was limited considering it was dinner time. The restaurant was so crammed and could use some cleaning. I’m surprised that was the case given we are NOT out of the pandemic. The restroom was dirty. No seat liner even after I informed the host. There was no sense of pride in the ownership and management team as reflected in the restaurant and the food quality. The only positive thing we can say was our server was friendly. I usually don’t write reviews but I had to given the very negative experience. We don’t mind going out and paying for a nice dinner but this was really bad.
  12. S

    Scotty

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hit up this restaurant when we were trying to find a nice place to eat near Hyatt House San Jose Airport. After we stepped in the restaurant, we were immediately happy with the ambience. It's spacious, relatively quiet and they have a large salad bar in the middle. When we started eating, they offered a variety of meat very quickly. The steaks were pretty juicy, and chicken and lamb were pretty flavourful. The service was great as well. They kept offering different kinds of meat without any repetition while we flipped the card to green. Towards the end, they offered pineapple and it tasted very delicious. It was fresh and the cinnamon flavour was right on point. Overall I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Although it might be on a more pricey side, we felt the experience was definitely worth it.
  13. ET

    EbonyT

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A bit pricey but worth if for special occassion/ date night. The cocktails are strong so just be prepared.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and service was great! Highly recommend it.
  15. j

    jlcjohnson

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service
  16. MM

    MikeM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as usual. love the salad bar and the meats are still good quality
  17. CB

    CynthiaB

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  18. MS

    MarthaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Food was really good.
  19. EB

    EarlB

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent experience. The service was outstanding. The food is what you would expect, multiple selections of meats, all cooked to with good precision. The bacon wrapped chicken, Brazilian sausage, and filet were very tasty. The lamb was a bit tough and the beef ribs were chewy. The salad option complemented the meal nicely. Highly recommend the Malbec. Well worth the cost and we will return.
  20. K

    Kitty

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food, plenty of choices, really friendly staff and nice atmosphere.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We really loved the food and the servers who brought the meat/items to try were great. LOVED THE GRILLED PINEAPPLE and Sirloin cuts. The salad was nice, loved the mango salad. Our group enjoyed the rice, beans and paella. My biggest complaint was we were there for my husbands birthday. I told them no three times, so we could sing to him. The host and the waitress assured me each time they wouldn’t forget. They forgot about it. Not that it was the end of the world but it was the sole reason we were there that night. We ended up walking down to Cream for dessert and singing to him there.
  22. l

    longbeachlove

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  23. GB

    GwynB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great food and service!
  24. m

    makrea

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Overall the service was great. The servers were attentive, except for 1 person who was I think trying to avoid refilling our drinks. The ambience is friendly but not romantic.
  25. GR

    GReys

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The food and drinks were good, the service not so much. We sat around 15 minutes before a server approached us after being seated. Then over 20+ minutes without getting offered meat. It wasn’t until I mentioned to the servers that we weren’t offered any meat selections that they all started showing up. By that time, it was too late and frankly overwhelmed since now they’re aware I wasn’t being served. We lost our appetite, it wasn’t our intention to eat salad at a Brazilian bbq restaurant. If you are going to this place, I would recommend you request to be seated near the bar/kitchen. That seemed to be the only place they serve.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Waited an hour after reservation time. Food is above average. The pineapple was the best thing about the meal, was there for about an hour and the only saw shrimp once. The cocktails were delicious, had a lot of alcohol.
  27. SV

    SamV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tables were cramed together a bit much, but other than that, a good experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. The staff was friendly and the food was terrific.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place!
  30. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place and a lot of fun! Staff are super friendly and the food is delicious. Definitely recommend
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    The server we got never checked on us, not even once. Horrible service. Never coming back again
  32. BK

    BroKel

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for dinner on New Year’s Eve. Smiling staff and great customer service! You will not be left hungry with the endless cuts being offered consistently until you turn the dial on your table. Prefer over chains and cheaper! Bathrooms are clean and look newly remodeled. Highly recommend and we will be back.
  33. RS

    RandyS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal starts with a trip to a salad bar which has a large variety of choices. Then, servers come around to your table to slice off various meats and other items. Both the food and the service was first-rate. We had more than enough to eat. Our only concern was that the price seemed rather steep.
  34. A

    Antface1

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I went for the first time on Christmas Evening. Seated promptly, beverage orders taken immediately, and instructions given to go to "salad bar" and that waiter would be by later, along with the meat gauchos. Glad that we both went light on the salad bar as the meats that followed were practically non-stop and one even better than the one before. The Brazilian cut was a favorite, as was a parmesan-encrusted pork loin. Very friendly and helpful service by all. Did not have desert as they are not really pushed and no one is not full by the end of this meal. Very pleased all the way around!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Christmas Lunch
  36. DC

    DCDC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good place to eat if you're craving Brazilian BBQ. I would recommend this place over Fogo.
  37. JG

    JosephG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness! What an amazing experience! Thank you to the gaucho’s and the bbq master for taking care of us all night. My favorite dishes were the lamb, Filet Mignon, Shrimp, Beef wrapped in Bacon, Pork Loin with parmesan cheese, Top Sirloin and Picanha. All around amazing way to celebrate. Really appreciate one of the gaucho’s asking if we had any special requests. The extra lamb was delicious thank you Roger! All the meats are included for the fixed price so you don’t feel like you missed out.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Everything was good only one thing I got my beer and they brought me a dirty cup it had beer from who ever was drinking from it
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The bar tender needs training. I ordered a martini with a twist (lemon twist) I got a martini with ice chunks and lime twist. It took two times to get the correct drink.
  40. BA

    BARTdiner

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb churrascaria served rodízio style and equally outstanding salad and side accompaniment buffet with grilled veggies, rice, black beans, mashed potatoes, smoked salmon, prosciutto and much much more.. . upscale surroundings and cordial attentive service. A great place for Sunday brunch before going to the theater!

FAQs

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 294-0110.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse is rated 4.1 stars by 546 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 8 times today
Google Map for Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse

167 W. San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South San Pedro St.

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plentiful street parking is available for our customers.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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