Espetus Churrascaria

(415) 552-8792 | View Website

1686 Market St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94102

37.772124 -122.423245

Open Hours

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

 
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Neighborhoods: Central North, Hayes Valley

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Espetus Churrascaria

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Menu
Picanha (Sirloin Steak), Alcatra (Top Sirloin), Top Sirloin on Red Wine Sauce, Filet Mignon, Fraldinha (Flap Steak), Costela (Beef Ribs), Lombo De Porco (Pork Tenderloin), Lombo De Porco (Pork Tenderloin), Linguiã§a (Homemade Pork Sausage), Coxa De Frango (Chicken Legs)... more

Reviews for Espetus Churrascaria

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Awesome! – If you love meat, this is the place for you. All of the meat, chicken, pork, lamb, and shrimp selections were tender, juicy, and had the right amount of seasoning (the shrimp especially). The salad bar had a nice selection of veggies and beans and includes salmon. They also have a long list of desserts (didn't really care for the the Tres Leches cake though). As previously mentioned, our bill was astronomical as well. It's $49.50 per person for dinner. Thank god they didn't charge for my 6 year old.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Reminded me of being in Rio! Great atmosphere, and customer service – The food tasted great, it was seasoned great, and the service was fantastic. The first time I ever had gone to a Churrascaria was 15 years ago in Rio -- the food and experience was awesome! Espetus brought me back there. I strongly recommend taking family and friends.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Exelent food whit great smiles – As a Brazilian, I have being to several "Churrascarias" before. In Brazil and in few cities of America. What I want when I come to a "rodizio" it`s a good variety of tropical Brazilian salads and some of it`s unique culinary dishes and all the tender and juicy at it`s flavor meat, good meat. How about a friendly, welcome whit a great smile in an ambiance of happiness. After a long day at work or a long weak, I, for sure, can find that at Espetus. Delicious food that worth every penny.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Excellent food, but a little pricey. – I love "churrasco"! This is the place in San Francisco to try the real " churrascaria rodizio", the way it's called in Brazil. The service is very good, but I think it's a little expensive if you take your whole family. My bill was astronomic...

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

GOOD FOOD, BUT $159 FOR WATER??!!! – Just came back from a holiday lunch with 35 coworkers at Espetus. I collected $31 including tax and tip from everyone. The staff had told me over the phone that drinks were extra ($4-$6 is what they said) so I figured we would just have water. They asked if we'd like sparking or still water so we asked for still water. HUGE mistake. Because I neglected to say JUST PLAIN TAP WATER, the bill arrived with a charge of $159.39 for bottled WATER. I suppose I should have asked how much for water, but I had no idea it would be almost $5 each for WATER!! C'mon people!! You're charging $23.95 for a lunch buffet (Double that for dinner)! Could you at least include the WATER or warn me that you charge $7 a bottle!!!???

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Don't be Late – We called to say that we were running late for our 7:00 p.m reservation on a Friday, August 10th as BART was running behind. We were told no problem. We arrived at 7:10 p.m., and we waited 25 minutes. I asked why were we waiting so long to be seated. The hostess said that we were 20 minutes late and they had given our table away. I said we most certainly were not 20 minutes late, that we had arrived at 7:10 p.m; in addition, we had called and were told it was no problem. Clearly my face must have spoken the anger I was starting to feel at the treatment because the manager came over and apologized but the damage was done. He bought drinks for my party of 3 and we were seated a few minutes later. As we had never been there before, we were uncertain how it worked. We asked a waiter what the process was and he explained it to us. Seems like that is something the air head hostesses could have done while we waited to be seated. We went to the salad bar and it was so so not much that really grabbed me. The meats and seafood were good but it certainly was not that much different than a normal buffet. The prices that I had seen on Open Table's website were clearly from a long ago time and our bill was 150.00 including tax. Way too over priced and pompous for my taste but my guests from DC enjoyed it and it was for them that I went. I personally will never return. The Bay Area is blessed with too many good restaurants to deal with one that gives a bad first impression!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Don't Waste your Time or Your Well Earned Money – This overpriced, over-hyped restaurant was a huge disappointment. Extremely expensive for what you get. Most chicken, lamb, sprimp dishes were overly dry and hard. Prices have definitely gone up since their first reviews. I was with a birthday party of eight, and after reading the reviews about the poor wine list and how extremely marked up the prices are, we brought our own wine. The waiter did not looked pleased when we produced two bottles to be opened. After we finished the two one more was brought out, only to be told that there is a two bottle limit for wine brought in. They then produced a wine list with the cheapest bottle starting at over $50 - Ridiculous! The bill for everyone( (without desert) came to $80 per person. Far too expensive for a couple of slices of decent beef and a side salad. Don't know why anyone would subject themselves to being monetarily taken by such mediocre food.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Overly Expensive and Overhyped – I went on a Friday night after hearing so much about this place. I was frankly disappointed. There were maybe 2 or 3 meats that were pretty good, but nothing spectacular. Just slightly better than cheap buffet quality. I found that most of the meats were dry or just weren't very good, and I have to agree with previous posters that the salad bar was better than the meat, but nothing exciting either. It was definitely not worth the $50 per as I could've gotten much higher quality meat for less at a better restaurant. Will not go again. Oh did I mention it was way too crowded and the wait was ridiculous.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Geat brazilian cuisine – All-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue plus a noisy, fun setting equals a culinary adventure. All-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue plus a noisy, fun setting equals a culinary adventure.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Customer Service! – Great Restaurant!

The food is great and the staff is very, very friendly.

Kepp up the good work.

I went to Espetsu on my birthday and friends had ordered a gift certificate over the phone for me. The staff there went an extra mile to so my gift would arrive on time for me. And what surprises me the most they did not charge for ship and handling!

I love this restaurant!!! :)

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Won for:
Group Dining (2008)
Nominations Nominated for:
Latin Food (2009)
BBQ (2008)
Steak (2008)
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