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About Taurinus 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.
San Jose, CA 95113
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
South San Pedro St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Plentiful street parking is available for our customers.
Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access
Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
The meat, the sides, the service was all awesome. I've been to Espetus, Fogo de Chao, and Pampas and this place outranks them all. They bring out more meat more frequently. The sides are just as good, if not better. The size of the restaurant creates a nice ambiance.
As far as Brazilian steakhouse experiences go, Taurinus is not the best but it is certainly not the worst. Side dishes are good and varied. Meat choices range form sirloin and filet mignon, to grilled chicken hearts (very tasty) or bacon-wrapped chicken.
The servers only carve out a couple of carpaccio-like thin slices of meat at every round. They also almost exclusively serve the outer overcooked part of otherwise quite noble pieces of beef, which is quite frustrating. This being said, the food tastes delicious.
The food was good, but not as good as last time. Some of the meats were dried out - the garlic steak and parmesan pork were very dry. Some of the meats also didn't have enough flavor such as the sausage. The sirloin was definitely the best of the meats as it was medium rare and seasoned right. The salad bar was excellent too, and so was the service. We enjoy going here occasionally, although it seems the price may have increased, so this will not be one of our regular places.
Come hungry! Love the ample salad and fruit bar, Brazilian beans and side dishes. Did not know it was an all you can eat restaurant but was pleasantly surprised . Servers are VERY attentive and the meat 🍖 skewers keep coming to your full...
Absolutely loved their dessert menu -- try some of the Brazilian specialties...
My only negative is I wish they had some potato side dishes to go with the meat.
As always, my family enjoys dining at Taurinus. Restaurant manager, Matt, makes us feel always welcomed and provides impeccable dining experience. Excellent sevice by Paula ALL THE TIME. And to the rest of the servers, thank you for always serving us the best meats available. The food flavor is tasteful and the salad bar offerings are delectable. Will be back in two weeks to celebrate my birthday!!!!
I really wanted to love this place, but they made it a little hard to. All the food tasted great, my problem was when they would bring the meat skewers to our table. In the beginning it was fine, they would bring all red meats. But as they kept coming by our table, all we were offered was red meat, especially the top sirloin. Where was the chicken?? It wasn't until a manager came to our table and asked if there was anything we needed. We requested chicken and a few other things. Well the other items slowly arrived, but it took a long time for the chicken to come over and by that time we're almost full from the items from the buffet.
Also the restaurant is a bit crowded for my liking, especially since you have to get up and pick up items from the buffet. We were seated right next to the hostess podium, so every time I made my way back to my table I had to squeeze past the waiters/waitresses/host/hostess. It was too tight of a squeeze while holding a large plate full of food to take another route.
I most likely won't go back because there is another brazillian steakhouse that my husband and I already love. I wanted to try a new place that was a little bit closer to home.
I did love that the staff was very attentive and they tried their best to make sure we had everything that we needed.
Great customer service, great tasting food, just a little disorganized when serving meats.
Held our sons graduation party here. Format worked great for hungry college students and waitstaff was very responsive. Glad we had window seating, as it was possible to talk (moderate noise level) and food and desserts were great. No complaints. Perfect for the occasion.
The salad bar only lunch was about $20/person and the salad bar + meat lunch was about $25. This isn't an everyday lunch place, but somewhere you go for the occasional splurge or celebration. The salad bar was nicely presented and had a nice healthy variety. There were a few "hot" items such as rice, beans, chicken stroganoff, and beef crepes. The service was attentive and warm. My friends who had meat enjoyed the cuts they ate.
I was here for my husband's birthday at the end of December and took the ladies from the office for lunch (Admin day). Everyone loved it and I dared all to try the chicken hearts (they are amazing). I enjoy all the food but my favorites are the top sirloin and the chicken hearts. Beware of the pork if you are salt sensitive. They are tasty, but are pretty salty. Desserts are to die for - especially the crepe (don't recall the exact name) and chocolate mousse.
I had an amazing time at Taurinus for my partner's birthday on a Friday evening!
The best thing about Taurinus was definitely their quality of service for me.
They were extremely attentive, and I never felt intruded, and I never felt neglected, either. The workers here really seemed to go above and beyond in order to provide the fantastic service.
I had mentioned early on during the dinner that it was my partner's birthday, and they said they would be able to do something special. At the end, when I asked for the check, I never had to remind them about the birthday special as they ended up bringing out the lovely ice cream dessert and sang a brief happy birthday greeting in Portuguese.
As for the food, I thought it was great, as well. The only thing was that sometimes they would not quite give you the exact cut of meat you requested for as our medium rare requests sometimes fell under very rare or nearly well done. Besides that, the food was still amazing. My favorites were surprisingly the chicken hearts and the chicken wings.
Their salad bar is amazing and I loved that they had paella available as well. They did not skimp on the seafood amount in the paella, at all, which really impressed me. I have recommended this place to my friends and think that everyone should definitely try out this particular steakhouse for both the great food, and even greater service. Thank you for the beautiful experience!
Try a Brazillian steakhouse they said, you'll love it they said... We both found the food lacking in flavor or bland, granted we both brine/marinade, smoke/grill our own food on a regular basis. I guess the allure is that someone is bringing meat to your table and cutting you off a piece and.... that's it.
The restaurant decor is very plain. The food is in general very salty. Definitely not good for those managing hypertension. They offer a very broad selection of meats: chicken wings/leg, leg of lamb, filet mignon, sirloin steak, and so on. All meat is served on skewers at the table. Not much selection for side dishes -- for example, no potatoes -- just rice. Same for the salad bar which was pretty mundane. All in all the food was good but not great and the service was very good. Not great value when you consider the average per person cost (excluding alcoholic beverages) is over $50. Everyone in our party agreed that competing Brazilian Barbecue restaurants offer a much better dining experience for about the same price.
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