Espetus Churrascaria Restaurant Review
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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.
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
Story of the food
Espetus Food Pictures
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:
Pineapple – lightly roasted, still juicy and a nice contrast to the meat.
Chicken Hearts – Tender and flavorful. Many tables avoided it and missed out big time!
Lamb – Slightly Gamey but tender and tasty.
Sirloin – Very Juicy and good flavor. One of the best meats here.
Filet Mignon – Very tender meat.
Caipirinha ($10) was a very good, well balanced drink with lots of fresh lime flavor. Not much punch though.
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
Ask for the Rib
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.
1686 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Filed under: $$$$, 2 stars, Buffet, California, Dine Again?, Maybe Again, Other Cuisine, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco Peninsula, San Francisco Restaurants, Steakhouse, United States | Tags: Buffet, Churrascaria, Cocktails, Dinner, Foodie Must, San Mateo
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