Pikanha's Brazilian Steak House

In Brazil, churrasco is the term for a barbecue (similar to the Argentine, Uruguayan, Paraguayan and Chilean asado) which originated in southern Brazil. Brazilian churrasco (shoo-rhas'co) contains a variety of meats which may be cooked on a purpose-built "churrasqueira", a barbecue grill or barbecue, often with supports for spits or skewers.

A Churrascaria is a restaurant serving grilled meat, many offering as much as you can eat: the waiters move around the restaurant with the skewers, slicing meat onto the client's plate.[1] This serving style is called espeto corrido or rodízio.

The word barbecue has attracted several inaccurate origins from folk etymology. An often-repeated claim is that the word is derived from the French language. The story goes that French visitors to the Caribbean saw a pig being cooked whole and described the method as barbe à queue, meaning "from beard to tail". The French word for barbecue is also barbecue, and the "beard to tail" explanation is regarded as false by most language experts.

The only merit is that it relies on the similar sound of the words, a feature common in folk-etymology explanations.[5] Another claim states that the word BBQ came from the time when roadhouses and beer joints with pool tables advertised "Bar, Beer and Cues". According to this tale, the phrase was shortened over time to BBCue, then BBQ.[6]

Whether you want to enjoy a special evening, a good time with friends, or a family night out, come dine with us and experience authentic Brazilian cuisine and service unlike anywhere else in the greater Bay area.



The traditional Brazilian serving style of "Rodizio" originated in the Southern part of Brazil. We serve different types of meats prepared with delicious spices from Brazil.


Beer and Wine, Brazilian Caipirinha, Sodas, Juices, water.


We serve the authentic Brazilian Feijoada (Black beans and pork stew)on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

We are open

Monday to Friday
Lunch  - 11:00 to 3:00
Dinner -   5:00 to 9:00

Saturday and Sunday

12:00 to 8:00