Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse

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385 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 Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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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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San Francisco
2 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
53 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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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
8 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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OT
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
18 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
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service, as usual !

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C
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were very good. Atmosphere was meh.

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GV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The pork sausage and caipirinha were truly first rate!

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CT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was our first time and it would have been nice of someone explained the process. We sat at our table for a minute before we realized you had to get a plate at the salad bar area. There isn't really anyone in particular who said "I'm your server" so when we wanted to order desert we had to flag folks down. The host said I had to order through my server, who I had never seen while we were seated. The manager was nice and checked in with us.....food was good..meat and water guys were consistent which was great! Overall, was not impressed at all. Definitely not worth the 200+ spent on 2 adults and 2 kids.

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SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have been here twice and will be back many times in the future. I prefer the ambience and food over Fogo de Chao.

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UH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

We came here for your 9-year wedding anniversary. The food was okay. The salad bar was very good, but some of the meat was a little over-cooked and tough for my taste. We've been to other Brazilian steakhouses, and this one fell in the middle of the pack. The lighting was too dark.

I do have to point out though that the service was excellent. Every single person who came to our table - from the waitstaff to the manager - was so nice and helpful. It was definitely one of the best services I've had.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Decoration Needs an upgrade
Food is delicious
Salad bar needs to be beefed up a little
Great service
Will go back for the meat

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RY
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager, Kevin, was very helpful and accommodating. A lot of choices were available from the salad bar, the seafood menu particularly the fish was delicious and the meat selection were all tasty.

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Liked the food and the meat. Price was competitive for the quality

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DS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent chicken hearts as always. We've been to all the Brazilian churrascurrias in the Bay Area and this one is the best hands down. Great for kids too.

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BE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was poor - except at the end when a new server took over. Half of their selection we never saw even though we asked for more servers making the round by our table. Salad choice was not very good either. Not friendly - perhaps an off day for them but not good experience for me.

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RS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! The staff went out of their way to accommodate us when we had a request! The food is great and they did a Bday song and complimentary dessert for my son. Great place - EXCELLENT SERVICE

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RL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice to see traditional Brazilian food in addition to the standard meat-fest.

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j
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well worth the price, definitely one of the best steaks I've ever had and I'm a huge fan of the endless variety of salads and meats. I will certainly be back soon!

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our invited guests for a convention and went to Taurinus for dinner. Everyone had a great time. There was plenty to choose from (and there is a no-meat option, but really, why go here if you don’t eat meat). The noise level was very conducive to conversations around the table without feeling like you were shouting. And of course the drinks were great!

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