Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse

4.5
345 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(408) 294-0110
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South San Pedro St.
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Parking details
Plentiful street parking is available for our customers.
Additional
Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access
What 345 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Excelente lugar, los cortes de muy alta calidad y con excelente sabor; y el servicio impecable!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This was my first trip in, and ir was absolutely amazing and delicious. Worth the price, loved it the food, amazing service.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Lovely environment and very well sorted and presented dinner buffet... Very good place to spend a dinner

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My family and I ate here for a graduation celebration dinner. The service was wonferful and the food was absolutely amazing! I will definitely come back again.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Service was great and the food is always excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Excelent service

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

A very busy restaurant that has overpacked there tables in order to serve more in less time. The service is great, very quick but the quality of food and ambience are very poor. Also very expensive $150 for two with one wine and one beer

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and received a phone call to confirm the night before. When we got there the day of, the person seating said we were not on the list but would take us because they were slow. We then got seated next to the electrical room... Yay. The servers were polite and the food was overall good. The best meats were their parmesan crusted pork, sirloin, and bacon wrapped chicken. They were cooked perfectly!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My husband and I love coming here for the delicious food and impeccable service. This time we brought our family (12 people) to celebrate Father's Day early and they all loved it as well! Thank you Taurinus for another delicious meal!!!!!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Food was excellent but skewer after skewer kept arriving so fast, we felt rushed. Great salad bar, but be sure to leave plenty of space on your plate for the meat.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Typical Brazilian fare. Decent salad bar. Prompt service. Plenty of meat selections. Lunch for two over $120 incl two glasses of regional (CA) wine, so not a daily watering hole.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food comes around very quick. They have quality food and always check on you if need anything. My family will be back. I look forward to visit

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

There food was really great and a lot of choices would recommend to everyone.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We always have a good dinner at Taurinus. The selection of meats brought to the table is excellent, and the sides bar has a lot of variety and everything is good. They do have salads, and they're great, but they also have hard boiled eggs in a delicious sauce, chicken salad, hot sides, and a wonderful potato salad, in addition to other sides.

You can park across the street in the Cityview lot for a fee, or there is on-street parking frequently on the little side streets nearby.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I think this is the best brazilian restaurant in the area, everything was delicious and the Service is great

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

This restaurant is identical to Fogo De Chao and Espetos. Seems to be a popular theme lately. I'd go again if I'm in the area.

This visit, there were not many people there. We also notice many of the meats were over cooked, maybe because of lack of people there.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Best Brazilian churrasco in the Bay Area, hands down. The chicken hearts (which is a shame many people don't try) are perfectly cooked and marinated. Service is very attentive.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Overall experience was good but not great. Service and food was good but value not so good.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I cannot believe how many skewers of meat this place has. There must be 16 or so to choose from. It’s a pay one price and eat as much as you can. I will go back again and get my carnivore on...

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The service and food were incredible.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We came for a little celebratory dinner and were SO impressed by the entire experience! From the table bites (polenta fries, pao de queijo, fried bananas) to the salad bar to the meats, everything was fantastic. The Syrah and Merlot were fantastic. As for the meat selection, the standouts were picanha, chicken hearts, beef ribs, and grilled pineapple. So yummy! Much better than Fogo de Chao, Espetus, and Pampas. Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great selection of beef, also chicken and lamb. Good selection of salads and other items (pasta, soup) if grilled beef is not your thing.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome place. Romantic and elegant

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Oscar was GREAT! Thank you. I have never been to a Brazilian restaurant before; loved the experience!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Good food, service is great.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was great as always unfortunately they didn’t pay attention to the open table “Birthday” note and nothing happened regarding that.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food. Could use a little more light. To dark.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I was a bit disappointed that I came with a party of 7 and was told there were 14 choices of meat but we only got 6. The service was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

So my boyfriend and I finally tried this place for the first time and it was AMAZING! The service was great. The place wasn’t far from us, so the drive was not that long. But the best thing of all is their food. OMG, I can not explain to you how good the food is. The meat just melts in your mouth. If you haven’t tried this place, you definitely need to. I will definitely be coming back here!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner. The food was excellent as was the service. We will return again.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It is pleasure to come to your place. The food is delicious, the service excelente. We are a good size group and we keep on coming back for more.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Birthday not acknowledged

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fell well below expectations: With a $30-$50 price range depicted on the website, I thought my wife and children would have a good meal & fun time for about $200. Ouch! Their standard meal started at $55 before drinks & tax, much less tip! Our bill was almost $400 and they did not even have free refills on the soda for my 2 children. Okay, so I had an expectation and got my bubble popped. But the food was nothing to brag about. The salad bar was the best feature. Ironically, one of the two best meats available was the salmon found on the salad bar. The beef, pork & lamb was standard CHOICE so outside the rotisserie sauce on the exterior, the meats were juicy, but paled in flavor. Interestingly enough, they had the only filet mignon I have ever had that was 3/4 fat and therefore inedible in the barely lit facility . . . The rotisseried chicken breast was probably the best item served. And the service was in fact good. The servers have a good sense of humor and appear to enjoy what they are doing.

Decor is boring unless you love solid brick. The entry left me concerned as the location appears to be centered in an area being refurburbished by the city. But the approach will surely improve over time.

If you are looking for a fun place to go and not requiring food commensurate with the price (i.e., good value), I do recommend this place. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, there are several much better restaurants about three blocks south of this currently wretched location.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The sides are better than most of the Brazilian steak houses you might visit. The meat was not the best of quality and needed salt. The salad bar was basic and the service was pretty poor, I was thrilled only one refilling my drink etc etc.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Staff is awesome. Food is excellent. Cannot wait to go back

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Grease servjce

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I've been coming here for years and have hosted several dinner parties here. Great food, great services. Awesome caiparinhas. The best place to go if you're hungry. REALLY HUNGRY!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

This was the first time any of our party had been to a Brazilian steakhouse, so it was a learning experience for us all. Given that info, the waitress should have taken more time to speak slowly and to make sure we understood the list of directions she was giving. I knew that my husband was having difficulty and filled him and the others in on what she told us - something about the buffet options, picking up a plate over there, using the turning sign to indicate more/pause, and use the tongs on the table to help the person carving off our meat. The buffet options were very good, well, except maybe the overcooked and kind of cold salmon fillets. We all loved that poke, the mango salad, and the potato and egg salads. It is difficult not to fill up on those goodies and leave room for the meat. Of the meats we had, the lamb and sirloin were very good. The pork with parmesan was flavorful but just a bit overcooked so it was a little dry. If you want more than they cut or a different cut (more or less rare), be sure to speak up quickly - they tended to cut and dash. That said, they did come around very often, given the early hour and few customers at that time. So we had to pause a few times to give ourselves time to eat what we had. Although completely stuffed, I was happy to have the grilled pineapple come out last to serve as my dessert. It was so delicious! All in all, it was an interesting and fun experience. We'd try it again, though not often, since we prefer not to gorge ourselves too frequently!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food, staffs very friendly! A little pricy, and it was too noisy!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is a great place to eat! I’ve been here several times for dinner. The food and service have been above average and consistent.

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