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Cleo's Brazilian Steakhouse & Churrascaria

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446 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4417 (Jenevein Ave)
+1 650-615-9120
11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to be a server/waitress at a restaurant for several years. And because of this fortunately/unfortunately I notice things others don't or can be very critical of restaurants. Now if you've been to a Brazilian steakhouse then you know what to expect. If not, then get ready to enjoy this experience especially if you're a meat eater. We came... More 

Thank y m
El Dorado Hills, California
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218 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went there for lunch. Decided to have their salad bar choice. The salad bar had nothing left in it. The manager assures us that they would be replenishing all items. We started snacking on what was left while waiting for the salad bar to be replenished. We asked several times and got no help. The waiter did not even refill... More 

Thank Manuel d
South Porcupine, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for an early dinner. Courteous Waitress. We were surprised at the cost $24.99 for salad bar and $33.99 for salad bar and what they call rodiz (steak/meat). They offered a Brazilian pop and I should have asked about the price which to my surprise was $4. I had three very small slices of steak and couldn't eat them... More 

Thank Geeta_Blouin
Daly City
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I would probably not try this restaurant without a groupon discount. I went on a Thursday evening. It was very crowded. Thought this was a good thing. (everything would be fresher) Meats were good. The selection may have been lacking. The salad bar was alright. There were never enough cheese bread. Service was alright. The "gauchos" kept skipping our table... More 

Thank pudge300
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

It was a lonely Monday afternoon at this restaurant; it was not busy at all. The tabels weren't full and the salad bar was stocked up except for that wonderful Brazilian cheesy bread. To my surprise they had run out of the bread. I asked the server if they were going to bring out more cheesy bread and I was... More 

Thank Manuel B
Millbrae, California
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I never really wanted to try this place until Groupon enticed me with their discounts. Didn't realized that Groupon is only good per table maximum of 4 adults. The dinner cost $36 per person that includes their buffet salad and their array of steaks. The meat are salty, dry and almost tasteless. Luckily, they used salt abundantly which helped tasted... More 

Thank Rowena L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

So we arrive after getting off a flight with my service dog for my hearing impairment, starving, see restaurant empty... and get told we are not permitted with Dog...I explain she is a service dog and protected by ADA law.. refused. Never going back.....my 5 year old service dog is full trained and has been trained since birth... She goes... More 

Thank Marlissa G
Jersey City, New Jersey
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247 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Love this Brazilian buffet and bbq! The sides, salads and hot entrees are a great addition to the tableside service of meats and sausages on skewers, hot off the grill! Prices are competitive compared to the ones in downtown SF, but quality and freshness of the food is excellent! Wait staff is attentive, friendly and accommodating, and drink refills are... More 

Thank Mike M
Asker, Norway
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208 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Buffet style place with "steak cuts" brought to the table. For some strange reason I could not make the buffet part (everything but the meat) match the meat. It was as if they belonged to two separate places. The meat was less tender than it should and we got a little less attention from the staff than we wished. Still,... More 

Thank TorKr
Daly City, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

The total cost is cheaper than another Brazilian steakhouse and the quality of the food goes along with that...the salad bar is tired and not as many good things on it and the meat, at times, can taste old. Not worth the price.

Thank Mary D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brazilian, Steakhouse, Barbecue, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 446 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4417
    (Jenevein Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Near San Bruno Bart, and San Bruno Caltrain.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: +1 650-615-9120

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