We always have a good dinner at Taurinus. The selection of meats brought to the table is excellent, and the sides bar has a lot of variety and everything is good. They do have salads, and they're great, but they also have hard boiled eggs in a delicious sauce, chicken salad, hot sides, and a wonderful potato salad, in addition to other sides.
You can park across the street in the Cityview lot for a fee, or there is on-street parking frequently on the little side streets nearby.
I think this is the best brazilian restaurant in the area, everything was delicious and the Service is great
This restaurant is identical to Fogo De Chao and Espetos. Seems to be a popular theme lately. I'd go again if I'm in the area.
This visit, there were not many people there. We also notice many of the meats were over cooked, maybe because of lack of people there.
Best Brazilian churrasco in the Bay Area, hands down. The chicken hearts (which is a shame many people don't try) are perfectly cooked and marinated. Service is very attentive.
Overall experience was good but not great. Service and food was good but value not so good.
I cannot believe how many skewers of meat this place has. There must be 16 or so to choose from. It’s a pay one price and eat as much as you can. I will go back again and get my carnivore on...
The service and food were incredible.
We came for a little celebratory dinner and were SO impressed by the entire experience! From the table bites (polenta fries, pao de queijo, fried bananas) to the salad bar to the meats, everything was fantastic. The Syrah and Merlot were fantastic. As for the meat selection, the standouts were picanha, chicken hearts, beef ribs, and grilled pineapple. So yummy! Much better than Fogo de Chao, Espetus, and Pampas. Can't wait to return!
Great selection of beef, also chicken and lamb. Good selection of salads and other items (pasta, soup) if grilled beef is not your thing.
Awesome place. Romantic and elegant
Oscar was GREAT! Thank you. I have never been to a Brazilian restaurant before; loved the experience!
Good food, service is great.
It was great as always unfortunately they didn’t pay attention to the open table “Birthday” note and nothing happened regarding that.
Great food. Could use a little more light. To dark.
I was a bit disappointed that I came with a party of 7 and was told there were 14 choices of meat but we only got 6. The service was fantastic.
So my boyfriend and I finally tried this place for the first time and it was AMAZING! The service was great. The place wasn’t far from us, so the drive was not that long. But the best thing of all is their food. OMG, I can not explain to you how good the food is. The meat just melts in your mouth. If you haven’t tried this place, you definitely need to. I will definitely be coming back here!
We enjoyed our dinner. The food was excellent as was the service. We will return again.
It is pleasure to come to your place. The food is delicious, the service excelente. We are a good size group and we keep on coming back for more.
Birthday not acknowledged
Fell well below expectations: With a $30-$50 price range depicted on the website, I thought my wife and children would have a good meal & fun time for about $200. Ouch! Their standard meal started at $55 before drinks & tax, much less tip! Our bill was almost $400 and they did not even have free refills on the soda for my 2 children. Okay, so I had an expectation and got my bubble popped. But the food was nothing to brag about. The salad bar was the best feature. Ironically, one of the two best meats available was the salmon found on the salad bar. The beef, pork & lamb was standard CHOICE so outside the rotisserie sauce on the exterior, the meats were juicy, but paled in flavor. Interestingly enough, they had the only filet mignon I have ever had that was 3/4 fat and therefore inedible in the barely lit facility . . . The rotisseried chicken breast was probably the best item served. And the service was in fact good. The servers have a good sense of humor and appear to enjoy what they are doing.
Decor is boring unless you love solid brick. The entry left me concerned as the location appears to be centered in an area being refurburbished by the city. But the approach will surely improve over time.
If you are looking for a fun place to go and not requiring food commensurate with the price (i.e., good value), I do recommend this place. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, there are several much better restaurants about three blocks south of this currently wretched location.
The sides are better than most of the Brazilian steak houses you might visit. The meat was not the best of quality and needed salt. The salad bar was basic and the service was pretty poor, I was thrilled only one refilling my drink etc etc.
Staff is awesome. Food is excellent. Cannot wait to go back
I've been coming here for years and have hosted several dinner parties here. Great food, great services. Awesome caiparinhas. The best place to go if you're hungry. REALLY HUNGRY!
This was the first time any of our party had been to a Brazilian steakhouse, so it was a learning experience for us all. Given that info, the waitress should have taken more time to speak slowly and to make sure we understood the list of directions she was giving. I knew that my husband was having difficulty and filled him and the others in on what she told us - something about the buffet options, picking up a plate over there, using the turning sign to indicate more/pause, and use the tongs on the table to help the person carving off our meat. The buffet options were very good, well, except maybe the overcooked and kind of cold salmon fillets. We all loved that poke, the mango salad, and the potato and egg salads. It is difficult not to fill up on those goodies and leave room for the meat. Of the meats we had, the lamb and sirloin were very good. The pork with parmesan was flavorful but just a bit overcooked so it was a little dry. If you want more than they cut or a different cut (more or less rare), be sure to speak up quickly - they tended to cut and dash. That said, they did come around very often, given the early hour and few customers at that time. So we had to pause a few times to give ourselves time to eat what we had. Although completely stuffed, I was happy to have the grilled pineapple come out last to serve as my dessert. It was so delicious! All in all, it was an interesting and fun experience. We'd try it again, though not often, since we prefer not to gorge ourselves too frequently!
Great food, staffs very friendly! A little pricy, and it was too noisy!
This is a great place to eat! I’ve been here several times for dinner. The food and service have been above average and consistent.
As a vegetarian, the salad bar was very diverse and extremely tasty! My family did enjoy the meats and the wine. It is a bit pricey but definitely worth it! I truly recommend it for any occasion for those who do enjoy a good meal!
Food was good as always. They even accommodated our request of Meat with Parmesan Cheese.. We were looking for the something similar to Pampas' Filet Mignon with Cheese. Here they gave us Top Sirloin with Parmesan Cheese, Top Sirloin already tasted good but was even better after the Parmesan. We love the Beef Ribs too! Definitely ask for it if you don't see their cart around. Service was exceptionally good that night. Service were very attentive, asking to change our plates when necessary and asking us if we wanted more meat. Two Thumbs Up for them! I hope they keep that up. I would have loved it if they asked if we were celebrating a occasion, which we did. But that's very minimal. Overall, the meat selection and service was really good. Gave it a 4 star because the Appetizers/ Salads were just ok, nothing stood out. We would still go back here next time.
One of my favorite Brazilian BBQ restaurants. A small restaurant with a lot to offer, Taurinus features a wonderful salad bar with many fresh and high-quality Brazilian options, hot dishes, and 14+ meats, deliciously prepared and cooked over wood (some of their competition uses gas which doesn't taste quite as good) - the flavors are fantastic! The service at Taurinus is top notch - the waiters attend to your every need, and there"s little or no waiting for the Gauchos to come around with the meats. Naturally, they serve wonderful drinks, a full bar, a number of house specialties including Sangria, a nice collection of scotches, and of course, Brazilian drinks. I recommend trying the house Caipirinha - its authentic and excellent! Be sure to top off your meal with one of their decadent desserts...from Chocolate Mousse and Lava Cake, to Creme de Papaya (our favorite), and much more...there's something on the dessert menu for everyone.
Extra tip: Taurinus is one of the few restaurants that advertises itself as a BBQ, but has more options for vegetarians than most veg places - finally someplace we can all go together!
Fantastic as usual! Food is amazing and the people are absolutely the best. Favorite place to go in all of the Bay Area.
we had get together group of 14. we all had a great time and enjoyed fantastic food. I would refer all friends here for dinner..
Food was much better than we expected tbh and service was spot on. Might be our new go-to Brazilian steakhouse when dad is visiting. Well done guys.
We always have a great dinner here. The salads and meat are delicious, and the variety is good. We also like the popovers and polenta. The staff are friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
We loved the food...specially the chicken hearts!.We definitely go again!
Our reservations was for 8:15 for 10, however our table wasn't available until almost 9pm. Host was able to seat 4 of us, but the rest of our party waited for another 15 minutes until the tables next to us were clear. We understood that they can't rush customers to leave, however I think the restaurant should make every effort not to seat customers too close to reservation time especially for a big party.
The inside smelled like a urinal. For some reason we stayed to eat. It was good food.
Cuts of meat were ok. Seasonings were almost the same taste. Nothing special. Salad bar needs to be fresh, most of it tasted a day old. Will not be back.
The staff is very polite, accommodating, and attentive. We enjoyed celebrating my sons 21st bday here. Thank you Taurinus
We enjoy this restaurant . We go back all the time