Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse Calgary Downtown

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Pampa is proud to be a truly authentic Southern Brazilian Steakhouse.

Our authentic team of Gaucho Chefs will prepare the Southern Brazilian traditional "Churrasco" recipes on a daily basis for you. Our traditional cooking methods, the freshest of ingredients and stylish yet authentic presentation promise a unique gourmet experience.

Pampa is the perfect place for your business meetings, family gatherings and special celebrations. Indulge in our extensive wine list, feature drinks and exquisite desserts.

Pampa will provide you an unique experience, truly authentic food and excellent service.

Private Dining

Pampa offers views of the meats roasting over an open grill where guests can watch the meats being prepared, while the private dining room delivers the perfect atmosphere for any group event. We do not charge room hire and the whole restaurant which can seat over 200 is available for buyouts.

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OT
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Overall was very nice. Food was okay.

KC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great ambiance and perfect for those with celiac (gluten allergy)! Our host was great for pointing out the few items at the salad bar that may contain gluten and with recommendations for dessert. Also parking was easily available below ground or on the street. We will definitely be back!

DR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant was very noisy and did not have a cozy feel. I would not go there if I was looking for a romantic evening. The overall value was too high for what we got.

EF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The host was very friendly, he gave a lot of great recommendations for drinks and dessert
It was our first time dinning at Pampa and we had an amazing experience

C
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Brunch date. Was a little disappointed with this visit. In the past I’ve had exceptional experience here and love to treat guests. I found the hot buffet items a little “old” and in need of a refresh (the Brazilian crepes and the potato soup was not hot). Lots of items on the salad bar but nothing spectacular. We had to ask for the meats when in the past they would be by so often. Our server had disappeared for quite some time so we had to ask someone else to close off our bill. I will try again but didn’t not feel like I got good value this visit.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Received gift cards and went on a date night. Great service and great quality. When you hear “all you can eat salad bar” you tend not to think about great quality, but it was fresh, lots of variety and well maintained. The table side Brazilian bbq meat carving was great, perfect seasoning, and great quality. We had the cake and dolce coffee for dessert, yum! Would definitely return. - C&B

OT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience here for my husband’s birthday. The food was amazing, and the service was top notch. Thank you Pampa, we will be back!!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff both the wait staff and the meat servers were beyond friendly and amazing!

MB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went for lunch to celebrate my son's 21st birthday and had an amazing meal — complete with special bday des. The service was fast and fantastic, the food fresh and delicious, and our experience was a memorable one. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Came out to celebrate my dads 60th birthday! We weren’t sure what we should go with - the smaller summer special or full meat selection. We went with the summer 6 meat and were very impressed. The staff, the food and the event as a whole were incredible.
The meat is why you come here. Let me repeat that - the meat is the most flavourful and succulent option in comparison to other experiences like this in Calgary. The salad / cold bar... is kind of over hyped and unappealing given the fact Minas and Bolero’s has warm and hot entree styled options. You can’t come here and he satisfied by the hot cold station, but you could at Bolero or Mina’s.
Unlike at other Brazilian/ethnic inspired meat skewer places, the flavour and quality of the meat is the finest here at Pampa’s.

The summer special of 35$ a night should be a year round feature - it would make them affordable enough to consider going to more often as compared to the full price.
Related to ambience - in winter... don’t sit next to a window unless you have warm legs or like the cold. Table to floor was pretty chilly at times and to get warm we’d go up and stand by food tables.

ST
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! Great atmosphere. Would dine there again

LL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We thought the food for the most part was good. Some of the beef was very tough which was disappointing. Our biggest disappointment was the breads were all cold a very very dry. The drink prices are outrageous. Server was excellent.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was my birthday and was celebrating it with my wife, son and his girlfriend. When I arrived at the restaurant my daughter flew in to surprise me for supper. The food was awesome and we had a really good time.

AL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went there for our 2nd wedding anniversary. The restaurant is well located, nice environment (music) and the most important: the food, was amazing. Nice portions of meat (beef was the best of it). The servers were respectful and kind. We liked it.

JO
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Service was great. Highly recommended to others this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit at Pampa while visiting Calgary for the weekend.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food is good but they slow down on going around the tables with the meat , so I guess people ate more from the salad bar.

RL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and as it was his first time he absolutely loved it. They brought out a complimentary desert saying 'happy birthday' which was unexpected, yet amazing.

MF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the friendly staff and atmosphere. The choice of food was exceptional. Great place to celebrate a birthday!

MG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All you can eat meat! Good cuts cooked and seasoned perfectly.

n
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was really good, great service will definitely come again

SK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary. The food was fantastic and our server Jeff was awesome. Our Rodizio servers (Dexter and Mission) were great too! Had a great evening. Thank you!

OK
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and fantastic food! A great selection of salads and cold dishes. We had a celebration for my mom’s birthday and it was incredible! The service was truly impeccable! 6 types of meat including 3 types of fantastic steaks grilled to a perfection! Plus they brought a complimentary desert with a candle. Highly recommend this restaurant!!!!!

DA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed walking into a wide open space with natural lighting, high ceilings and tables spaced well apart from one another. The service and food at the Sunday Rodizio brunch was excellent. What I enjoyed most was receiving a variety of meats served warm throughout our brunch, rather than the typical sit down meal where the meat turns cold half way through the meal. What a great concept.

MD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Very rude front desk staff. Waiting staff was decent. Food was OK.

DM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very great meat quality. Good price for what you get!

AX
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was an amazing experience dining at Pampa.
The staff were great and friendly.
The ambiance was beautiful.
The restaurant was busy but I never felt how busy it was. I still felt like my girls and I were the only ones at the restaurant.
It’s not noisy.

YS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I went there for to celebrate my sister’s birthday. It was great dinner. All the service was perfect, and the food was delicious. Thanks for making our celebration unforgettable.

C
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our anniversary

EJ
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything went perfect
Loved food and service
I’ll be going soon

TW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I go here a lot and really enjoy it!

CF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was amazing. Staff was friendly and inviting. We will definitely be going back.

DL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Salad bar stated to have 50 items which is true but not much variety.

R
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Small size specialty drinks were $12 and didn’t have much of a kick so it was priced to high.

Some of the beef meat cuts were done to well done. They ended up a bit dry for my preference could have been a bit more pink in the middle.
The chicken and pork were all cooked real good and all the bacon wrapped items were real nice! The pineapple was delicious. We never tried the lamb never knew it was available and was not offered any the night we dined there.
The service was energetic and happy to serve.
Overall it was a fun night.

LK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was our 49th anniversary and we wanted something fancier than the choices in our small rural area. Although we had a 6:30 reservation, we arrived a bit early......about 5:15. We thought we'd just sit in the lounge to wait for our table. The host who met us at the door, said we could be seated immediately, if we chose, so we accepted. The host. I believe his name was Jeffery, explained the premise of the establishment, and was quite attentive throughout. He made a couple of suggestions on the various sauces, and brought us a few samples to try. The food came out hot, and at a pleasantly leisurely pace. Everything we tried was very good. As the evening progressed, the restaurant filled up, and the serving gauchos were kept on the run. All in all it was a very enjoyable meal, and I would heartily recommend my friends and acquaintances to give it a try.

X
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter is a thumb up and staff are nice too. Food is better than many all you can eat steak houses. Most of our food can get it medium rare to medium level. Steaks are well seasoned.
Wish they have some warm vegetables for people like me don’t like to eat cold food.

A
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food used to be good but was very salty this time. More than 5 min after we we sat down , no one came to take drink order and explained how it worked. Our waiter passed our table a few times without stopping by and I had to call him and ask. However the meat cutters were very nice and one of them even came back with our special request.

FG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing experience. A must go for food and for the service. It is something not many people will have a chance to do.

LS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Staff was amazing food was delicious. I've been to other Brazilian steakhouses and so far this is my favorite

AV
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening great service

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