Preto Colchester

4.2
287 reviews
£25 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
Located in the Heart of Colchester's shopping district. Preto Colchester offers a vibrant atmosphere with seating for up to 150 guests. We can also offer our private dining area for up to 70 guests to cater for those special occasions or larger groups.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 287 People Are Saying
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4.0
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LoulaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!
The service was great the wait times were great and the food Omgggg…… sensational.

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ClaireL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on time for our booking however our table was not ready and we had to wait 10 minutes which was fine. Our drinks order was then taken we waited 20 minutes for 2 beers to arrive! Our order was then taken by a young girl who was extremely miserable we waited 50 minutes then to be told the kitchen had gone down and they were fixing it, however everybody else around us had received their food so I think they had just forgotten about us! When we did receive some side dishes half of our order had been forgotten! We received some sweet potatoes that was stone cold and some cheese bread that was also stone cold they took them back but bought us the same ones back after putting them in the microwave (I new this as I’d taken a bite out of one which still came back)! We then ordered some chips as nothing can go wrong with chips can it? These arrived covered in fat and floppy & Luke warm, we returned them and said not worry about replacing them. They then gave us a free drink (hardly compensates to be fair) the meat we received was actually okay. In hindsight I don’t think we should have paid the bill because the overall service and quality of food was terrible !
I would definitely not recommend Preto & will definitely not be returning!

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good was lovely and some staff were very friendly. Found other members of staff quite odd and seemed fed up with serving us. One drink took 40 minutes and some came straight away but no offer to take the drink off the bill or anything not very apologetic.

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JemmaH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal at Preto. Amazing food and the staff are always lovely.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you are a meat foodie this place is perfect. Don’t eat before going it’s a worthwhile sacrifice for such good food!
Waiters were friendly and kept it coming

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ChrisA
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food when I dine here. I normally dine at lunchtime so the evening menu grill was an eye opener, so much more meat options and cooked to perfection as always. Waitress really helpful also, highly recommended.

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LukeL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quick service. Lovely ambience. Friendly staff

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Jess
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, the pichanna steak has got to be the best steak I’ve ever tasted! Would deffinatley recommend

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AllanK
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brazilian style carvery, good value for the amount of food you can eat. The food is very tasty and reminds the traditional Brazilian churrasco.

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oluwolea
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food was on time, varied and very tasty. There was a wide range to select from and everyone was catered for.
The staff knew when to step in to see if we needed anything and we all had a great time.

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Preto, good food which is why we go there. Also perfect for larger gatherings

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Bella3
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overly priced for very average food. Staff are friendly and account was disappointed with food

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having Preto and I'm officially obsessed. I was served by a lovely spanish gentleman called Sagar. He was extremely polite and made the whole FULL RODIZIO experience very pleasant for us. The meal very delicious and the service was so fast. Toilets were very clean and nice. The design, lighting and atmosphere of the place were spotless. Will definitely be visiting Preto. Excellent service Sagar!

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SamInnard
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Service is always outstanding as staff are friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and they had a great variety of meat available. The sides were also delicious. Great food, beer and cocktails! Always highly recommend.

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All in all lovely some meats were a little chewy and chips not the best, but overall very happy and will be back again ;) nice people serving aswell

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BalletLeanne
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food from the grill is AMAZING! If you're going for dinner then skip lunch so you can enjoy everything brought to your table

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SteveBaz
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

All in all fine. It was nearly an hour before we got our first bit of food. Sides were slow to come out and slow to be replenished. Overall food tasted good but with the long wait and £25 per head plus drinks bill for a 1 course meal could all have been better.

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NicolaW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

food was lovely, however it took over 15 minutes for a daiquiri to be bought over to the table.. we were sat towards the back of the restaurant where it was extremely loud due to two large parties being present. service was slow, was seated waited a while to be asked about drinks and then had to call someone else over to organise starting to get food bought over to the table.

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RKL10
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The sides were so bland and tasteless. Also got bought out a couple of things we did not order. Some of the meats were incredibly juicy and some were incredibly dry but yet they all seem to taste the same. Overall atmosphere was okay but didn’t seem to have much communication between the staff was asked by 2 different people if we would like to order a drink after just ordering drinks and had to ask for the sauces a couple of times despite it not being incredibly busy on our arrival.

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sharonm
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The Bill was £83.90 for 2 people and in my opinion a lot of money for what we actually received. We had one cut of a few different meats, which were v tasty. The sides were not amazing - but again tasty. The food itself for 2 was £49.90 and we probably ate £10 worth of food between us. I had one glass of wine and a diet pepsi and husband had a lime and soda... we each had a dessert. So in my opinion a lot of money for a mid week meal out. I will not return.

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NickP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a family celebration. Staff were very helpful
And efficient and the food was amazing and plentiful. Will definitely be going back for more

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robertc
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We felt the waitress who served us was put out when we requested food! I’m not normally too fussy but we found two hairs in the food and my partner, being vegetarian, ordered lasagne, however didn’t eat it because it was totally dry and not edible

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Melb
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

If you pay in cash I paid over the bill price the bill was 75.00 pounds which included 6.80 for table charge I paid in cash 80.00 pounds and nothing was brought back ..... did they expect it? We were going to say keep the change but it looks like they expected to keep it anyway !

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KarishmaM
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If your hungry be ready to be patient as u have to wait till your sides come before u get any helping of the meats that are walking round past your table while u look on and wait witch feels like a tease but when it comes the selection is great and tasty. Bowel of chips are huge perfect for sharing or along with the steak u get

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time I’ve taken fiends there and all have been throughly surprised at the quality of the food, and loved the concept.

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Mariana
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The only good thing was the meat, however poorly cut!! Service was poor, sides were brought late and were cold.

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Tristanc
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Super strange place. The sides were nice, my issue was the quality of meat is poor, especially for £25 a head. You’d really struggle to get your money’s worth as they seem to insist on you eating the cheap chicken thigh or gammon joint and rarely do you see the rump steak. The chef kept of coughing and sneezing which was very off putting. Never again.

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BarryC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice food, reasonably priced, with OK service.

Parking outside convenient after 6pm.

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TaylorB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice evening out, with great food and very friendly staff.

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Sean
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Overall food wasn't the best chunks of meat full of fat etc

Service was poor as we was put up stairs on our own and it's like we forgot about

Would I go back? No

AW
AliceW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The food here is okay but actually nothing special but the service is dire. We waited 40 minutes for a drink, the red/green cards are totally ignored and then they have the audacity to charge a £3 service fee per person!

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DemiM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super delicious and great value!!! Really enjoyed it x

MP
MathewP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was lovely, but kept having to ask for the our chips and sauce, sauce never came,

Staff decided to stop serving us all together

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GrantT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing service not great took to long with drinks

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StaceyW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

The side was all cold even asked for fresh chips and they was like out the freezer food took for ever to come

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Michael
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was really amazing. There was no buffet which was bad and when I ordered I wasn't informed about the portion of the sides. There was lack of staff and the staff was rude due to that and also there was a huge delay on the delivery of the sides.

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StevieK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The meats were lovely but their new pandemic system for sides just doesn’t work. It took ages for them to arrive and some were missing and the second lot didn’t arrive until after we were finished. You couldn’t get/have what you wanted when you wanted it and so it just wasn’t a particularly good experience. The staff were lovely though and very friendly and although seemed a bit lost at times they seemed to try their hardest. I’d be hard pressed to go again because it was a very expensive meal that really didn’t LOVE up to its potential.

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AmberM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, very attentive staff and amazing cocktails.

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RoMa
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time that we have come, but the food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Will definitely be back soon!

DC
DarrenC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meats served in all of Colchester great value for money and will definitely be going back.

FAQs

Preto Colchester does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Preto Colchester is rated 4.2 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.