Espetus will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, 11/28.
We will reopen on Friday, 11/29 with a Black Friday Special Deal! Check out our Instagram @espetus for more info!

We will be open on Christmas’ Eve, Christmas’ Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Happy Holidays!



Authentic Brazilian Steak House | San Francisco | San Mateo


About Us

The Art of Grilling comes to the Bay Area.

It began in the 1700’s. Brazilian cowboys, called gauchos, roamed the fertile southern Pampas, herding cattle. At night, the nomadic gauchos gathered to roast meat over an open fire pit of mesquite, sharing tasty grilled meat and stories of the day’s adventures. From these simple campside feasts, the origin of today’s churrasco style of cuisine was born.

Espetus opened its first location in San Francisco Hayes Valley, in the Fall of 2003. Bringing then to the Bay Area the first authentic Brazilian Steak House, soon becoming a renowned destination.

Gaucho chefs slowly grill choice cuts of skewered rotisserie meats over open flame to capture the authentic flavor and texture of each distinctive cut.

A parade of meats is continuously offered and carved tableside by Gaucho Chefs, evoking the fireside meals of the open plains. The Rodizio, which means continuous tableside service, continues until each guest is fully content.

With locations in San Francisco and San Mateo, Espetus Brazilian Steakhouse offers an elegant ambiance and a welcoming atmosphere. You will be transported to Brazil with a true Churrascaria experience of 14 signature cuts of meat roasted over a mesquite grill. This is served alongside a variety of fresh seasonal salads and hot dishes that reflect the bounty of Brazilian cuisine.

Join us at Espetus Brazilian Steakhouse for an amazing time and the authentic taste of Southern Brazilian Churrasco. Purchase a gift card here.

    we explain the Espetus Churrascaria dining experience.

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    visit our Gourmet Salad Bar, overflowing with a variety of authentic salads and unique side dishes of our vibrant Brazilian cuisine.

    Turn your dial to green, letting our gauchos know you are ready to begin tableside service.

    14 cuts of meat roasted over mesquite that are brought to your table, sliced and served by our gauchos.

    turn the dial to red until you are ready for more…

    to the sweet indulgence of your choice; you’ll be glad you saved room.


Planning a business or social event for a party of 20 guests or more? Whether it’s a small executive dinner, a gala or an off-site company activity, Espetus Churrascaria promises an experience no one will forget.

If your party has 20 or more guests, click the button below to send us a group dining inquiry. For parties of less than 20 guests, please click on the reservations button at the top of the page.

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Joining Espetus Churrascaria E-club allows you to receive valuable offers and special privileges exclusive to VIP members. Sign up today and you will get a 10% off coupon towards the Rodizio dinner valid up to 6 people from Monday through Thursday only.  That’s not all!  Tell us your birthday and wedding anniversary and we will send you a gift coupon to celebrate this special occasion. Please note that coupon may take up to 48 hours to post on your inbox.  Check your spam folder for sometimes it goes straight to that folder.  To ensure delivery, add espetuschurrascaria @ to your address book.

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In The News

America’s 15 Best Brazilian Steakhouses

Posted by | March 19 | Comments Off on America’s 15 Best Brazilian Steakhouses

The Daily Meal lists Espetus Churrascaria in the top 15 Best Brazilian Steakhouses in America.  The Daily Meal ranked the churrascarias by the most authentic Brazilian fare, the most stellar service, the best variety in the side dishes and salad bar, and interior design of the restaurant. The best of our picks excel in all […]

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Espetus featured on an episode of WhatSF TV Show

Posted by | March 19 | Comments Off on Espetus featured on an episode of WhatSF TV Show

Espetus was featured on the WhatSF TV show.  Check out the video above!

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Seriously the best place I've ever been to! From the service to the amazing food! Everything is so fresh and tender! Can't wait to come back!

- Deborah F., Yelp Reviewer

7X7 – Insiders Guide to the Best In San Francisco

Posted by | March 19 | Comments Off on 7X7 – Insiders Guide to the Best In San Francisco

Espetus Churrascara was featured on for our tenth anniversary.   To view more images from the 10th anniversary event, visit’s article and gallery at, “Photos: Espetus Churrascaria’s Tenth Anniversary Program.”

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  • 2014 Best SF Steakhouse Restaurant

    Listed in the top ten steakhouses in Gayot

  • In the Top 5 in 2014 & 2013

    In the top 5 best Latin American Restaurants on the Bay Area A-list in 2014 & 2013

  • BEST Place for Carnivores

    SF Weekly – Best of San Francisco


Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday through Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm*
Sat & Sun: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday through Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Fri-Sat: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00PM-9:00PM

*San Mateo Lunch Monday through Friday ends at 2:00PM
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