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529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602 (University Ave)
+1 650-327-1323
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this place at least 10 times and I've always ordered the Rodizio. I think it's definitely worth it (never been disappointed.) Just keep in mind that chicken hearts take a little bit of time to be prepared. I do recommend trying the Brazilian coffee (with liquor).

Thank Aram A
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Pampas several times the last 12 years and I can say the standards remain the same: For the quality of the meats and the quality of the service, the salads, the wine everything... Pampas is a Brazilian Restaurant that serves a large variety of meats and cuts to mention a few: Picanha ( top sirloin),Cordeiro (Leg of... More 

Thank Alex T
Menlo Park, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Amazing Brazilian joint place next to University Ave that offers an all you can eat food experience. There is a salad bar with tons of options and then you just sit down and enjoy the rounds of meat that come by you. Make sure you taste the Brazilian delicacy called picanha as this is a type of meat with a... More 

Thank Hellanodikai
Boulder, Colorado
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151 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I will give this place a 5 even though I didn't like the tenderloin or the lamb chops much. I think they need to do a better job of seasoning their meats, some were too salty and some not enough. The pineapple roasted on the skewers was not caramelized at all. The picanha was heavenly. There was a very good... More 

1 Thank Virgil_Boulder
Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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269 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

After meeting dinner. Booked from Open Table for party of six. All sides from wide buffet. Thirteen different meats are cut at the table hot directly from owen. Decent wine list which could be a bit wider. Effective service. Recommended if you are meat lover and especially hungry.

Thank Jari-Pekka
Izmir, Turkey
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

A non-typical Brazilian Churrascaria with lots of meat, lots of salad. Smiling people. Go with full Rodizio style and eat until you can't. I like the cheese plate as well...

Thank Tunc A
San Jose, CA
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Our server was excellent and customer-centric. We had a good time. The salad bar is excellent, so if you don't want to eat meat-only, you have a great alternative. Getting the dinner fixed price gives you access to all you can eat grill-meat and a great salad bar.

Thank snoopyca
Redwood City, California
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been here twice. First time is when the restaurant just opened. Not worth the money. It was very average. I don't like waiting in a line to get my food when you are spending that much money. This place is a glorified cafeteria.

Thank marci b
Cupertino, California
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner. You need to have the set menu with the meat on skewers. Food was delicious. Cocktails great too. This is the place for excellent steak.

Thank MRP1976
Fremont, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a great value. You can have all you can eat meat (various cuts of beef, a cut of lamb or two, some chicken, and sausages) and a buffet salad bar - all for a really reasonable price. On top of it all, the meats were cooked to perfection (a slice here or there was dry, but nothing to... More 

Thank Manny510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602
    (University Ave)
  • Public Transportation: The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is directly across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-327-1323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?