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About Taurinus 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.

167 W. San Fernando St
San Jose, CA 95113
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian

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

Cross Street:
South San Pedro St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 294-0110

Website:
http://www.taurinussteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Plentiful street parking is available for our customers.

Additional:
Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.6

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic as usual! Food is amazing and the people are absolutely the best. Favorite place to go in all of the Bay Area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

we had get together group of 14. we all had a great time and enjoyed fantastic food. I would refer all friends here for dinner..

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was much better than we expected tbh and service was spot on. Might be our new go-to Brazilian steakhouse when dad is visiting. Well done guys.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We always have a great dinner here. The salads and meat are delicious, and the variety is good. We also like the popovers and polenta. The staff are friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We loved the food...specially the chicken hearts!.We definitely go again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our reservations was for 8:15 for 10, however our table wasn't available until almost 9pm. Host was able to seat 4 of us, but the rest of our party waited for another 15 minutes until the tables next to us were clear. We understood that they can't rush customers to leave, however I think the restaurant should make every effort not to seat customers too close to reservation time especially for a big party.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The inside smelled like a urinal. For some reason we stayed to eat. It was good food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The staff is very polite, accommodating, and attentive. We enjoyed celebrating my sons 21st bday here. Thank you Taurinus

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We enjoy this restaurant . We go back all the time

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wish I could rate this phenomenal place more than 5 stars. One of a kind!!! Superb service and outstanding food

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Gre-e-a-a-t❗‼️

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service, a bit pricey come ready to eat.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The only steak we got to try was the tri-tip. They kept bringing over chicken wrapped in bacon and pineapples and that’s about it. The tables closer to the kitchen got better service than we did..

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We arrived with one more person than the reservation was for, the staff was great in accommodating us and the servers were very personable. This is my go to place for birthday celebrations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

34th wedding anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We chose this Brazilian restaurant in downtown San Jose because of other rave reviews (comparing it with Fogo de Chao). The items for lunch were enough, but I don't know if it would be enough for dinner. Since we were there early for lunch, and probably the first to get the meats, we ended up getting the outer, saltier cuts. The meats that came around, especially the sirloin seemed tough for my taste. I really liked the spare ribs, which had a crusty coasting. I didn't choose the organ meat, but in hindsight, this would have been the place to try it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our first time there...just visiting the city for the weekend. Great food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Some of the meats are a little bit too salty but other than that it is perfect for date nights or special occasions.
Cheese bread was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Pretty small meat selection and pretty average salad bar. Good service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I brought my wife and 3 year old daughter to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. The staff + the food made this experience memorable, we will definitely be back soon. The food was so delicious this was the first time we ate at a Brazilian steakhouse, we didn’t know what to expect. My suggestion, serve yourself small portions at the salad bar, Trust me you will be happy you did and save some room for the endless rounds of various meats. All the food served taste amazing, if we had to choose our favorites, we loved the flank steak, lamb, bacon wrapped chicken and bacon wrapped beef.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was great and the service was outstanding. This restaurant is an ideal place for group dinners because the constant rotation of meats is an excellent way to stimulate conversations (i.e. compare tasting experiences). I highly recommend that you come with an appetite because the "all-you-can-eat" meat rotation is a little pricey. Overall, it's worth it for a first-time experience....Enjoy!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful,

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service, nice decor, and unlimited amounts of delicious beef. A fun place for the special occasion.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The meat, the sides, the service was all awesome. I've been to Espetus, Fogo de Chao, and Pampas and this place outranks them all. They bring out more meat more frequently. The sides are just as good, if not better. The size of the restaurant creates a nice ambiance.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent! Way better than Foga de Choa. If I spelled it right.
I tried the competition a couple of times and loved the concept but the food was lacking in flavor. I'm glad I didn't give up on Brazilian Style steakhouses .

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was not as good as the first time we went there.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great selection of meats!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This Brazilian steakhouse was great, meat was excellent as were the sides and salad bar. Only negative was the short wine list and expensive cocktails $12-15 for basic well drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My husband and I decided to try something different and I found this place. we decided to go here and the food was excellent and excellent customer service.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Overall food was amazing, but i felt like me and my gf were being forgotten by the servers with the meats, we literally only tried like 4 different types out of idk how many meats there were

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

THE BEST Churrascaria in Northern California.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

As far as Brazilian steakhouse experiences go, Taurinus is not the best but it is certainly not the worst. Side dishes are good and varied. Meat choices range form sirloin and filet mignon, to grilled chicken hearts (very tasty) or bacon-wrapped chicken.
The servers only carve out a couple of carpaccio-like thin slices of meat at every round. They also almost exclusively serve the outer overcooked part of otherwise quite noble pieces of beef, which is quite frustrating. This being said, the food tastes delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great food! Service was attentive, restaurant was busy but not noisy. Next time I'm in SanJo I'm going back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

$40 per person for a buffet only (no meat) is pretty steep.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was good, but not as good as last time. Some of the meats were dried out - the garlic steak and parmesan pork were very dry. Some of the meats also didn't have enough flavor such as the sausage. The sirloin was definitely the best of the meats as it was medium rare and seasoned right. The salad bar was excellent too, and so was the service. We enjoy going here occasionally, although it seems the price may have increased, so this will not be one of our regular places.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was above and beyond! I highly recommend this restaurant. We went there before a concert at SAP and it was very convenient to the venue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Come hungry! Love the ample salad and fruit bar, Brazilian beans and side dishes. Did not know it was an all you can eat restaurant but was pleasantly surprised . Servers are VERY attentive and the meat 🍖 skewers keep coming to your full...
Absolutely loved their dessert menu -- try some of the Brazilian specialties...
My only negative is I wish they had some potato side dishes to go with the meat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We came to celebrate my wife's birthday and they didn't disappoint. The food and service was excellent. It is just a little pricey but worth the money.
Thanks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We love rodizio and this is the best in the South Bay area.
It's local with well seasoned meats and great Caiprinhas and Sangria.
We're definitely making this our go-to rodizio restaurant South Bay/Peninsula.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great service. Really enjoyed the ambience and attentiveness of the staff. We will be back.

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