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529 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1602 (University Ave)
+1 650-327-1323
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently enjoyed dinner at Pampas with some work colleagues. We tried every meat on the list except the chicken hearts, which was never offered. My favorite was the well-seasoned NY strip -- incredible! All of the options were fantastic, including the chocolate cake dessert. I got a few items from the salad bar, including some sides. They were good,... More 

Thank JulesinAtl
San Jose, California
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138 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Definitely a good place to go when you just have a meat craving. Cannot go wrong with any of the meats they have, along with the grilled pineapple. Salad bar is really good as well. Decent drink menu. Located next to a parking garage.

Thank John H
Bengaluru, India
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243 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

i should start this review with a special mention for the fresh cheese bread served as you sit .. it was quite addictive ! .. the salad bar is a delight with almost everything that you can think of .. the stuffed tomato dish with mozzarella was nicely presented but strictly ok to my taste.

Thank gauravs09
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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 8 helpful votes
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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172 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 

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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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272 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 4 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, South American
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
In the heart of downtown Palo Alto, fine dining meets entertainment and extravagance, and authentic Brazilian cuisine is served with contemporary style. Amidst this ambiance, you'll feel at home whether you're having an impromptu gathering, romantic rendezvous, family dinner, or business function. Let Pampas infuse the spirit of Brazil into your evening!

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