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Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse

Map1019 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94607
  • South American
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This is a Brazilian churrascaria, where skewered grilled meat is the order of the day, though there is also quite an amazing salad bar with far more than produce (eggplant caponata, quinoa, mussels, or, feijoada, anyone?). The prix fixe meal starts with appetizers of fried polenta sticks, fried bananas, and pão de queijo (cheese bread). Then the parade of meat—mostly beef and chicken, occasionally lamb or pork—begins. Gauchos come around with dangerous-looking carving knives, and you, armed with a set of small tongs, pluck off freshly sliced morsels. At Galeto you use something between a coaster and a poker chip, printed green on one side and red on the other, to say “yes” or “no” for more meat. The piece de resistance: picanha, top sirloin. The meat is cut and trimmed into more or less heart-shaped steaks, with wonderful fatty rinds. Add in a caipirinha, the Brazilian classic made with cachaça (distilled sugar cane syrup), additional sweeteners, and lime, and you may just feel like you’re in Ituporanga. It’s hard not to like a place where the hostesses and hosts exude unrelenting charm, the crowd is the epitome of Oakland’s multicultural population and adventuresome fashion, and where anyone on a Paleo diet might just think he or she has achieved nirvana. Serves lunch and dinner daily

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Location: Oakland-Old Oakland
Price: $$$-$$$$
Features: Credit Cards Accepted
Full Bar
Reservations Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible

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