Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
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.
The servers were great, very helpful and were patient with a 10 year old discovering the setup!
Had ordered wine but took too long, server understood and did not fuss when the bottle was refused.
For the amount we spent on a family of 5, I would have expected a better experience. We've each dined here plenty of times in the past. This last experience left us never wanting to come back, and making sure our friends know to stay away.
We had no one greet us/ take drink orders and food did not come to our table for the first 45 minutes. I had to speak up and ask an employee to see if she can get people to service us, as our table was being over-dominated by larger parties surrounding us. We were constantly waiting for food, and only received 5 different cuts.
We wont be back.
We were the first to arrive for dinner service and I was skeptical that was a good idea. From the start of our dinner to the end- including coffee - we spent 2 hours there. The service never waived, nor were we rushed along. The food was impeccable and the atmosphere was lively. Every table was filled when we left and a small line forming. They use top shelf meat. Their “side” offering were incredible - including a mixed protein paella. Leave your phone in the car and let the convo be all about the meat. You will have plenty to chat about.
Super cool place. Really tasty meats. I love how fast and often they are. Got super full.
Way overpriced, no meat choices, only few cuts of meat, their salad bar choices was very poor, they have no mash potatoes as side dish on table, asked for cheese bread and they brought 4 bread when it was 5 of us, homeless sitting next to the entrance door.
Don’t waste your money, go to Fogo De Chao, at Fogo you’ll be charged same dollar amount, but you’ll have a salad bar choices, decent meat choices and endless side dishes with service where you can enjoy your dinner.
Thank you for your review. We certainly apologize you were dissatisfied, but hope you'll decide to join us again for a much better experience.
5 Stars | Our group had a great dinner experience | Food was good | Great customer service |
I have been to several different Brazilian Steakhouses and this is one of the better ones. There is a good variety in their salad bar and there side bar for hot foods was minimal. All in all it was 2 thumbs up! Thank you
Really enjoyed our celebratory meal. We received a lot of personal attention from the servers and the manager.
Thank you for celebrating with us! We hope to serve you again soon.
The garlic steak is the best. The special Brazilian drink was awesome .
This Sunday dinner was for our Mother's Day celebration. The hosting staff was very friendly and seated us before our reservation time. My mother found the buffet area a bit dark but the rest of us managed fine. The meats were brought around at a fairly swift clip- our plates filled up quickly. The servers all seemed happy, helpful and professional. The only real downside to Taurinus is that the location- like much of downtown San Jose- has loiterers on the sidewalks who desperately need intervention.
The food was delicious and service outstanding
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Overall good. Some of the meat was well cooked. Some of the meat was too salty and not very good.
Thank you for visiting! We hope to serve you again.
We came to celebrate my husband's birthday, midweek on a Tuesday. It was perfect as there was only 3 other tables occupied. We felt like we had the restaurant to ourselves and the food was served promptly. We also could hold a lovely conversation without feeling rushed. I would say definitely visit this restaurant during the midweek to get the best experience. Also since I flagged the reservation as a birthday celebration, the server was so kind to notice this and without any asking from me she brought us over a complimentary dessert which we enjoyed. We will definitely spread the word to all of your family and friends!
Thank you for celebrating with us! It's a delight to know you enjoyed such a memorable meal with us, and we hope for the chance to serve you again.
My husband loves coming here and this is his favorite Brazilian steak house. The meat is amazing and so is the service. We've been here about five or six times now and they always get better.
Our birthday party of seven had an absolutely magical, fun evening at Taurinus! I would go back in a second if I didn't live so far away in Oregon. My California friends, however, will be back for sure!
I really enjoyed this restaurant, it’s the second time we’ve been there. The service is very good, because the waitstaff is usually very attentive and friendly. The Rodízio servers came frequently and also asked us if there were preferences of what we’d like next, I really appreciated that.
The prices is expensive for an everyday meal but it’s ok for every once and awhile. I wish this business had coupons sometimes, or a couples special like other Brazilian BBQ’s do.
Make sure you try the cheese biscuits when they’re hot and try the Parmesan pork! I loved the filet, bacon wrapped chicken and the beef pierced with provolone.
Don’t forget to go here hungry
Thank you for taking the time to share your review! It's a delight to know how much you enjoy dining with us, and we look forward to having you back again soon.
Meat and salad bar are both better than Fogo de Chao, hands down. Slightly hidden downtown spot but it’s close to all downtown hotels and entertainment like SAP Center, Center for the Performing Arts, City National Civic, Convention Center and Improv. I was really happy and my vegetarian wife was too.
Thank you for joining us! We're thrilled you enjoyed such a memorable meal, and we look forward to sharing many more with you.
If you like a great steak from bloody to well done, this is the place to go!
Been a steak lover I always look for good new places to try or I always go back to same known places. This place is one the you will always go back over and over.
Thank you for your review and recommendation! See you next time!
Todo delicioso como siempre!
Staff was very gracious and accommodating. The food was excellent (tritip and rubs were my favorite) I asked about a dietary restriction and received prompt help in assessing what foods to avoid. Great value for the price.
Thank you for reviewing your visit! We're pleased to know you enjoyed such a memorable meal, and we look forward to many more.
Came here last saturday with my mom and brother Didnt get a chance to taste all there meat , because they serve it very late as in we already finished eating.
Reinier, we're sorry to hear that. Please join us again for a full taste of the Taurinus experience.
All the meats were great and plentiful. The salid/ vegetable bar was not as full as I would have expected. Service was on the spot. Bbq beef ribs were awesome!
We're glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for your review, and please join us again soon.
As good as any other brazilian steakhouse we've been to. Extremely friendly staff. Every type of meat we sampled was delicious.
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A nice place with excellent meats and a well stocked, fresh salad bar. But the entry level price is $65 per person plus beverages and $8.50 desserts. All meat, bread and salad bar are all-you-can-eat. If the price range set correctly on Open Tableb then at least you wouldn't be surprised: however that range is calculated (set at $35-50?) the minimum price of any meat dinner is $65 person, for two with 1 glass of wine each, tax, tip got us to $185. Have eaten there a few times but at these prices and less than 1/2 full Saturday, go if you find a discount (not just points) promotion.
Mark, thanks for sharing some feedback about your visit! Your comments are noted and appreciated, and we hope for the chance to serve you and yours again soon.
The 8 of us had a great meat meal. So much delicious food!
We're glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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.
Thank you for visiting, and we certainly apologize you weren’t provided with enough well-done meat. We appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention, and hope you’ll decide to join us again for a much better experience.
The food and service were outstanding. I would recommend Taurinus to any wishing to experience a Brazilian steak house.
Thank you for dining with us, Dean! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.
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.
Thank you for being frequent guests. We do apologize for Valentine's Day visit left anything to be desired, and appreciate you sharing your valuable feedback.
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.
Tricia, thank you for your review. We look forward to making your next visit a 5-star occasion.
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.
Thank you for the great review, Paulo! We do the best we can to provide every guest with a unique and special experience and we are glad we could do that for you. We hope you return soon.
Everything was delicious, I just wished they had more seafood selections. Grilled shrimp or bacon wrapped scallops would round out the whole meal!
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal! Thank you for your suggestion and we will see what we can do to make that happen.
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!
Tom, thanks for joining us again! We appreciate the great review, and look forward to seeing you for a third time!
It is always a plesure to come here, the food and service are amazing!
Thank you for being a frequent guest! See you next time!
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.
We are very sorry to hear we did not fulfill our promise. Your feedback is always appreciated and we will do our best to resolve it.
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.
Thank you for this awesome review, William! We hope that you left fully satisfied after enjoying our selections. Hopefully this means you'll be back again soon.
No flavor on the food, overpriced, and crowded tables
Leah, we're sorry you weren't pleased with your visit, but hope you'll decide to give us another try in the future.
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).
We are very sorry to see your review. We are always looking to improve anywhere we can and we appreciate the honesty on some of our menu items. We hope you will give us another chance to provide you with the 5-star experience we strive for.
Very amazing staff and delicious meat cuts beautiful experience for family or friends 10/10 would come again
We're thrilled you had such a great time! Thanks for taking the time to share your review.
Everything was excellent. Already planning our next visit!
That's great to hear, Linda! We're looking forward to seeing you back!
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.
Hi Mark, thank you for the awesome review! So glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. We'd love to serve you again, and we look forward to seeing you back.