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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
We chose this Brazilian restaurant in downtown San Jose because of other rave reviews (comparing it with Fogo de Chao). The items for lunch were enough, but I don't know if it would be enough for dinner. Since we were there early for lunch, and probably the first to get the meats, we ended up getting the outer, saltier cuts. The meats that came around, especially the sirloin seemed tough for my taste. I really liked the spare ribs, which had a crusty coasting. I didn't choose the organ meat, but in hindsight, this would have been the place to try it.
I brought my wife and 3 year old daughter to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. The staff + the food made this experience memorable, we will definitely be back soon. The food was so delicious this was the first time we ate at a Brazilian steakhouse, we didn’t know what to expect. My suggestion, serve yourself small portions at the salad bar, Trust me you will be happy you did and save some room for the endless rounds of various meats. All the food served taste amazing, if we had to choose our favorites, we loved the flank steak, lamb, bacon wrapped chicken and bacon wrapped beef.
The food was great and the service was outstanding. This restaurant is an ideal place for group dinners because the constant rotation of meats is an excellent way to stimulate conversations (i.e. compare tasting experiences). I highly recommend that you come with an appetite because the "all-you-can-eat" meat rotation is a little pricey. Overall, it's worth it for a first-time experience....Enjoy!
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.
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