Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse

4.4
418 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exelente sevicio

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The garlic steak is the best. The special Brazilian drink was awesome .

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l
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and service outstanding

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Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please join us again soon.

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall good. Some of the meat was well cooked. Some of the meat was too salty and not very good.

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Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for visiting! We hope to serve you again.

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JG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Responded on May 10, 2019

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.

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MJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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C
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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Responded on April 8, 2019

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We're thrilled you enjoyed such a memorable meal, and we look forward to sharing many more with you.

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.
Delicious!!!!!

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Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for your review and recommendation! See you next time!

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JG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo delicioso como siempre!

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Responded on March 27, 2019

¡Gracias!

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GF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Responded on March 14, 2019

Thank you for reviewing your visit! We're pleased to know you enjoyed such a memorable meal, and we look forward to many more.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on March 13, 2019

Reinier, we're sorry to hear that. Please join us again for a full taste of the Taurinus experience.

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MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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Responded on March 13, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for your review, and please join us again soon.

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CM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Responded on March 11, 2019

Chalon, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please join us again soon.

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MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

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.

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M
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The 8 of us had a great meat meal. So much delicious food!

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Responded on March 4, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed yourselves!

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IE
San Francisco
209 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on February 21, 2019

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.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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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Responded on February 21, 2019

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.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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Responded on February 18, 2019

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.

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on February 18, 2019

Tricia, thank you for your review. We look forward to making your next visit a 5-star occasion.

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PF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on February 13, 2019

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.

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GN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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!

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on February 13, 2019

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.

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TW
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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!

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on February 11, 2019

Tom, thanks for joining us again! We appreciate the great review, and look forward to seeing you for a third time!

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JG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on February 8, 2019

Thank you for being a frequent guest! See you next time!

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on February 6, 2019

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.

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WB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 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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Responded on February 5, 2019

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.

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

No flavor on the food, overpriced, and crowded tables

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Responded on February 4, 2019

Leah, we're sorry you weren't pleased with your visit, but hope you'll decide to give us another try in the future.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 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).

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on January 31, 2019

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.

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1 review
Dined on January 29, 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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Responded on January 30, 2019

We're thrilled you had such a great time! Thanks for taking the time to share your review.

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LE
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Already planning our next visit!

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Responded on January 29, 2019

That's great to hear, Linda! We're looking forward to seeing you back!

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W
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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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Responded on January 22, 2019

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.

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R
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on January 15, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-stars with us! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our salad bar and atmosphere. Thank you for recommending us to others and we hope to see you again soon.

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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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Responded on January 8, 2019

Thank you very much! Our customers deserve only the best.

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TG
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on January 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit! We're thrilled to know you had such a wonderful time with us, and we hope for the chance to serve you again soon.

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P
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on January 4, 2019

Thanks for the five stars, Pedro!

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R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on January 2, 2019

Robert, thank you for joining us at Taurinus! Your feedback is truly appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you in again soon.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place in general

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Responded on December 26, 2018

Thank you!

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San Francisco
5 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.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse
Responded on December 26, 2018

Thank you for your review, and we do apologize for any confusion. Prices can be higher during holidays, and we do recommend our guests call ahead for clarification.

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