Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse

4.2
490 reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse is proud to share the traditions, culture and food of southern Brazil.
Rodizio is a popular Brazilian style barbecue, a continuous service of a wide variety of different cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken that is slowly cooked with special grills to preserve all their natural juices and flavors. You may enjoy as much as you like, all for one fixed price. Enjoy this gastronomical adventure called Rodizio along with the unique style and tradition of the Brazilian Gaucho.
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkadidiac
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We went here because we missed our reservation at a different restaurant. The food was good, it was a new experience for me. Service was terrific. Unfortunately, the restaurant is located right in the flight path of San Jose airport and as the night wore on, planes came more frequently and were loud enough that conversation had to stop. So sitting outside at night is not the best option here.
My only other comment is that it would be nice if the price per person was posted somewhere as there is not menu at this restaurant.

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AndyN
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Good selection of meats and food.

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vipKB11
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was incredible. We had a great time.

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anad
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Personally I think it’s way overpriced since it’s a steakhouse but only offered about four different meats. The buffet wasn’t that interesting and the service was kinda terrible. It was busy so that’s understandable to an extent, but when we wanted to pay they kept us waiting over 15 minutes! I would genuinely recommend going to another Brazilian steakhouse like fogo de chau that have more variety in meats and in their buffet.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Some of the meat was rare, bordering on raw. The salad bar was unimpressive with many bowls sitting empty.

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viperuano16
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Came in for Mother’s Day, but it was a mess. Very mediocre customer service, and I had to wait even though I had a reservation. I tried the chicken hearts, and they were not cooked properly and were close to raw. I don’t say this often, but I genuinely regret paying the amount of money I paid for a meal for 3. I think I’ll just stick to Fogo de Chao.

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PATRICIA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Very salty meats. Very unremarkable sides. A poor expenditure but ok experience was had. For the price I expected more than a buffet experience.

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ReginaO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I believe the staff did great for a Mother’s Day run. Place was packed, the staff was calm and patient. Food was a little in the burnt side and a little undercook. So just be wary of the food. But overall good experience!

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JoeS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch on Mother's Day. I haven't seen my mother in law eat that much in years :-) All four of us loved the food, spice levels were excellent, selection was great, and even the "salad bar" options were fantastic, such as the paella. The staff were friendly and courteous. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, will definitely return!

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JadeP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

it was too busy at the restaurant so we had more of a wait then usual

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming environment! All the staff were very kind and helpful. Seemed like a very authentic place. Food was delish and the specialty drinks were great! Would defs come back.

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Prico22
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables spaced out and staff very helpful. Food is great

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CalvinKo
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and service. A big salad bar with different variety. Servers are very good serving meat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Watch your bill
They charged 2 10 year olds full price then added on 18% gratitude
I was over charged by 75.00

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My love and I had dinner for Valentine’s weekend celebration. It was nice for it being an outdoor experience, we will dine again.

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vipChenC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

A bit more crowed for what I'd expect to be safe under Covid19. Food is good, but not yet Fogo de Chao level.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice dinner , the food was delicious and the staff were all great! The only thing I wished for was that since it was my day that they would’ve brought out even the littlest cookie with a candle for me to blow out lol. I mean it would have been a nice end to the dinner , specially since it’s not cheap. Oh well over all we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating new job and wedding anniversary

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vipStevenC
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great meats and a really nice salad bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too crowded, tables squeezed too close to each other, forcing a long wait for a glass of water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The waiter never came back to our table and never fulfilled our drink order. We tried to get his attention but he just turned his back on us and walked away.

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JamesT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I have been to Taurinus many times and the experience has always been outstanding. On 2/14/2020 , I took my wife for a romantic Valentines Dinner, and feel that this particular evening did not meet the usual quality.We had a reservation so being seated was no problem. The restaurant was extremely crowded, which is understandable because of Valentines Day but the tables were pushed right up against one another which didn’t allow for intimate conversations, nor did allow for the servers to navigate the dining room without reaching in front of people. Additionally, there was little on no room to move your chair in or out without bumping into the adjacent tables. After being seated, it took nearly 15 minutes for someone to come take a drink order, and nearly another 15 minutes for it to arrive. The food quality was okay at best. Most of the meats had more fat than meat and it all seemed salty and greasy. This is not the usual quality. I would normally give Taurinus very high marks but this particular evening had a lot to be desired.

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SergioG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went for lunch with my mother and a friend. At the end of my meal I was charged as dinner. I asked them why? They explained because of the holiday. Valentines Day is a Day of Observation, not a holiday. A City, State, or Federal Holiday I believe they are holidays. No stores closure, no offices closure , no City, State or Federal Departments closure. It was no information on their website. I was not informed about it when I got there.
I am a customer there and I always told people that Taurinos is a good place for lunch or dinner.
I was ripped off. This is the way that I feel.
Valentines Day is a day of Observance or called a Feast of St. Valentine where some people celebrate the day of love.
I am very disappointed with Taurinos.

I truly believe that a place can not overcharge a meal because they believe it’s a holiday. Usually, some places offer a package for Valentines Day and it was not the case at Taurinos.

Shame on them. Even, they didn’t serve all meats as they serve at dinner.

Sergio Goncalves

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dwwong
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice & relaxing lunch...just the way I like it!

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vipMike
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice restaurant.Standard Brazilian steakhouse fare. Went on a Tuesday so very few people, but there was a more limited selection than usual ( seemed like sirloin, sirloin and sirloin , and chicken legs). Meat was ok but not as tasty or juicy as you’d expect. Salad bar was great. Staff super friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I am surprised by all the great reviews — maybe they never have been to a Brazilian restaurant before, but this was horrible. Very little flavor, meat was not the best cuts. They came several times and the meat was raw. I like medium rare but it basically was just seared. The salad bar was also bad. Go to Fogo De Chau or not at all.

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JaimeG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service like always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess and wait staff were very nice and helpful. They kept the meats coming continuously. The food was fresh and very tasty. Definitely will return

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nicp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Buffet food was just ok. Not a huge variety. The meats were delicious and service was great.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food really is great. There were times when I received pieces of meat that were still rare on the inside which I didn’t end up eating but the food that I ate that was actually cooked well, was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise to learn that they would be open in Christmas Day! It took so much stress off to not have to be cooking all day then clean it all up. We ate a delicious meal and were able to walk away and enjoy the rest of our evening together.

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ROSLYNA
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the salad bar in all of the different types of meat said she could have and the desserts were fantastic but a little overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had annual group Christmas lunch . Wonderful experience !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went here with a co-worker and enjoyed ourselves. Food was really good and service was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! My wife and I stumbled into it before a Sharks game. Food was amazing! Bring your appetite! Lots to chose from. Cool to sample one of each type of meats and not have to eat a huge steak or just chicken like at an a la carte restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was not as good as it used to be. They took a while to get meats out. We had to ask the manager to help with certain meats. She was awesome. Overall, it was a good experience. But service and quality is not as good as it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, and very fast. But FYI, it wasn't busy at the time.

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SemiMBA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and I’m guessing you could eat all you want. I ate as much as I wanted. Service was decent. No parking except for street and paid parking garage which is was expensive. Salad bar lacking.

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Pamela
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the staff was the perfect amount of attentive clear in our waitress told us there would be 16 different meats, but we were not presented with all of them. It was a quiet night, that might have made the difference. We were pleased to not be in the middle of hustle and bustle. Hope that means that this place remains a hidden gem.

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TeresaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. The salad bar had a great selection. The meat all started to taste the same by the end because of all the salt, but delicious nonetheless. Only suggestion would be some Brazillian performers like the Vancouver, BC Brazilian steak house had!

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Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 294-0110.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse is rated 4.2 stars by 490 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.

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