2008

Espetus Churrascaria Restaurant Review

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Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Espetus Churrascaria

710 S B St (Near 7th St)

San Mateo, CA 94401

650-342-8700

Espetus Churrascaria Website

Book Reservation

Restaurant.com sells discounted Certificates for this restaurant.
Espetus Churrascaria Exterior

Espetus Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse serving Rodizio style food. They focus on meats straight from the fire brought to your table, continuously through the meal! You can stop the meat parade by flipping the table card to red. They have a salad and hot plate bar with lots of different options including asparagus, bean salad, eggplant, rice, beans, cod, and much more. Do not eat too much of this stuff otherwise you wonder have room for all the meat.
Espetus Churrascaria has locations in San Francisco and San Mateo. We tried the brand new San Mateo location for dinner. It is all you can eat, with lunch going for $24.95 with 7 meat options. Dinner is $49.95 with 14 meat options. Kids are 50% off. Our last visit was in 2012.

Espetus Churrascaria Interior 3

Interior

Espetus Churrascaria Interior 2

Bar Area

Espetus Churrascaria Interior 1

Kitchen

Espetus Churrascaria Interior Salad Bar

Espetus Churrascaria Interior Salad Bar 2

Salad Bar

Decor, Vibe – Brand new interior with high ceilings, beautiful lights, and modern touches. Stylish bar and lounge area with separate menu. Families, couples, and lots of people in their 30′s and 40′s were dining when we were..  It was pretty quiet during Friday Lunch

Espetus Churrascaria Menu Pictures

Espetus Churrascaria Menu 5

Wine List

Espetus Churrascaria Menu 4

Story of the food

Espetus Food Pictures

Espetus Churrascaria Bread Basket

The cheese bread, fried plantains, and fried polenta were very good.

You are served 14 different items from the skewer; Pineapple, Shrimp, Sirloin, Lamb, Lamb chops, Sirloin with parmesan, Cubed Marinated Sirloin, Filet Mignon, Pork loin, Flank steak, Bacon wrapped chicken, chicken breast, and Ribs on a cart (You can ask for a rib). Many were cooked to medium – medium well. Ask for a cut that is more rare, if you like it bloody.

The best items were:

Espetus Churrascaria Pineapple Skewer

Pineapple – lightly roasted, still juicy and a nice contrast to the meat.

Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 3

Chicken Hearts – Tender and flavorful. Many tables avoided it and missed out big time!

Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 5

Lamb – Slightly Gamey but tender and tasty.

Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 9

Sirloin – Very Juicy and good flavor. One of the best meats here.

Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 2

Filet Mignon – Very tender meat.

Espetus Churrascaria Caipirinha Cocktail

Caipirinha ($10) was a very good, well balanced drink with lots of fresh lime flavor. Not much punch though.

Espetus Churrascaria Panna Cotta Desert

Mixed Berry Panna Cotta ($8.95) was a huge portion and tasted average. Not very delicate or smooth. Yes we were pretty full but someone has to test dessert.

Other Average Meat

Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 12

Ask for the Rib

Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 10

Grilled Shrimp

Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 8


Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 1

Pork Sausages

Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 11


Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 7


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 14


Espetus Churrascaria Meat Skewer 6

Pork Loin with Parmesan Cheese

The service was above average then faded a little as the place got busy. Espetus Churrascaria is a fun place to dine at. It is one of those places that people need to visit at least once to try out the experience.
You will stuff yourself silly with lots of decent salad bar options as well as endless stream of meat. The quality of some meats was not high. As far coming back, that is a different story as prices are pretty high and I’ll remember this meat coma for a while. Vegetarians should avoid this place! Save money by coming for lunch.

Also at:
Espetus Churrascaria

1686 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-552-8792
Online Reservations

Espetus Churrascaria on Urbanspoon
Espetus on Urbanspoon

Espetus Churrascaria Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Dressy
Hours:Mon-Thur 11am-3pm, 5-10pm, Fri 1130am-3pm, 5-11pm, Sat Noon-3pm, 5-11pm, Sun Noon-3pm, 4-9pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$24.95 - $49.95
Posted on December 5th, 2008
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