1686 Market Street , San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.772124 -122.423245
Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm
Sat 12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Sun 12pm-3pm, 4pm-9pm
Neighborhoods: Central North, Hayes Valley
Good if you're on a low-carb diet... – A friend brought me here for my birthday. We enjoyed the food and spent a couple of hours eating and had no complaints. The tenderloin was fantastic. It was a bit expensive so make sure you go hungry and eat a lot to make it worthwhile.
Avoid Sundays! – I was pleased when I first visited Espetus back in 2003. The food was great - LOADS of meat. They did conveniently "run out" of the fried bananas when we requested for more but the service was excellent though. For a party of 7 i think we paid a decent amount for what we ate - steak, pork, even the chicken hearts were absolutely yummy! :) Came back a few months ago on a Sunday for lunch thinking that the price would be less since it's lunch time. Turns out they changed their policy and the price for buffet lunch on Sundays is the same as dinner. We ended up paying a little over $100 for lunch, which was a bit disappointing. Had I known this earlier, I would've opted to go for dinner. Overall, if you're terribly hungry and want tons of meat and don't mind paying over $50 for lunch, then this is your place. Dinner is much better, however.
Meat Lovers Welcome! – I was overwhelmed with all the meats that came my way. They offered a tasty selection of different steaks, loins, and chickens. Everything was so fresh and tasted wonderful! They offer a small salad bar where you can get some starches and salads. The mango salasa tasted really good and complimented well with the steaks. The service was awesome and they were all very very attentive.
Good all you can eat meat place – This is a good place to try when you are craving for meat!!! You must go hungry, and do make a reservation!!! It's not in the best location in the city so hang on to your personal items. They do offer a salad bar so you could take a break from the meat feast. Remember to flip that card to the green side and the waiters will keep on coming with all types of meat. The hard part is to pace yourself so you could try everything, the biggest mistake we made was that we went after everything at first, so towards the end we were simply too stuffed to try other things. They usually have around 12 different types of meat, our favorites are chicken wrapped in bacon and the primb rib.
Best Brazilian barbeque in the City in an elegant dining atmosphere – A great dining experience, with a gourmet Brazilian buffet table and then excellent cuts of Brazilian barbeque brought to your table. A great restaurant when you are hungry and want to have a great dinner with friends. At the edge of Hayes Valley in the same block as Zuni Cafe and across the street from the new Caffe Trieste.
I loved this place! Tremendous, tasty food and a great atmosphere. A perfect kick off for a night on the town, but lunch is great here too.
Costs an arm and a leg (of lamb)! – Grossly overpriced!! Two of us lunched here in June 2006 and were very unimpressed by the flavorless meats. The salad bar was much better than the carnivorous offerings but hardly worth the $81 we paid! And that was with iced tea only and no alcoholic beverages!
Worst Service Ever! – I couldn't believe it. One of the worst nights out ever! The service was disgraceful. The food was average. Not much value for what you pay. I'm still stung by the rudeness of the waiter....
Skip it! – Not worth the money or the headache. The game is to sit and wait for the nice cuts of meat. Skip it, even the best cuts of meat are tasteless and the service is horrible!
Birthday dinner for 10. – We dined at Espetus for a birthday dinner with ten people and it was an overall outstanding experience. We made a reservation, which was very good because even on a Tuesday night it was a full house. The food was delicious, they had "10-12 different varieties" including chicken, beef, lamb. It was a completly different resturant then any other one that I have been to....You have to try it!
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