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.
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
Wish I could rate this phenomenal place more than 5 stars. One of a kind!!! Superb service and outstanding food
Great food and service, a bit pricey come ready to eat.
The only steak we got to try was the tri-tip. They kept bringing over chicken wrapped in bacon and pineapples and that’s about it. The tables closer to the kitchen got better service than we did..
We arrived with one more person than the reservation was for, the staff was great in accommodating us and the servers were very personable. This is my go to place for birthday celebrations.
34th wedding anniversary
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.
Our first time there...just visiting the city for the weekend. Great food and service!
Some of the meats are a little bit too salty but other than that it is perfect for date nights or special occasions.
Cheese bread was amazing.
Pretty small meat selection and pretty average salad bar. Good service
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!
Excellent service, nice decor, and unlimited amounts of delicious beef. A fun place for the special occasion.
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.
Excellent! Way better than Foga de Choa. If I spelled it right.
I tried the competition a couple of times and loved the concept but the food was lacking in flavor. I'm glad I didn't give up on Brazilian Style steakhouses .
Food was not as good as the first time we went there.
Great selection of meats!
This Brazilian steakhouse was great, meat was excellent as were the sides and salad bar. Only negative was the short wine list and expensive cocktails $12-15 for basic well drinks.