Compared to Espetus, I thought the meat was done better (cuts ranged from rare to well, juicy and not overly salty). I also liked that it was smaller scale and less hectic (so better attention could be paid to the meat cooking).
The salad bar was smaller but healthier and not swimming in dressing, which I appreciated.
They didn't have everything on the menu the night we went, but it was the day after the Christmas holiday so they didn't do their weekend shopping (no paella, no fried bananas, no chicken hearts :o( ). Probably a better bet would be to go toward the weekend.
Prices are (and it seems they are tweaking their pricing):
Lunch M-F $11.99
Still no liquor license, and we didn't bring a bottle in. ed wrote he brought one in back on August, so maybe if you sweetalk/badger the owners enough they will let you sneak in one.
We were too stuffed to try any desserts, but the pineapple & cinnamon on skewer was delicious on its own (and aids in digestion).
Service was friendly and attentive.
I like the concept of half Brazilian BBQ, half Italian pizza/pasta place. That way we can have dinner with our nonmeatfest loving buddies.
Decor and atmospherewise it is clean, pleasant, utilitarian and functional (not upscale urban hipster). It is easy to have a conversation in there without having to shout and read the lips of the person sitting across from you.
Cleo's Brazilian Steak House
451 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066
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