WHAT GALETO IS ALL ABOUT
As proud Brazilians who love their country’s culture, tradition, and cuisine, our founders envisioned a place that would whisk its guests away on a unique and unforgettable culinary voyage to Brazil. In pursuit of this dream, the first Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse was opened in Oakland, CA in 2014.
The cornerstone of the Brazilian Steakhouse concept is Brazil’s most traditional cooking style: the Brazilian churrasco (choo-has-sco), which features fire-roasted rotisserie meats cooked over hot stone coals.
At Galeto, our expanded churrascaria overwhelms the senses with a cornucopia of flavors and styles, blending tradition and innovation. At its core, world-class churrasco is a full immersion in Brazilian culture and hospitality that our guests will never forget!
THE TALE OF A COOKING BREAKTHROUGH
The art of fire-roasting meats was born in the 17th century during the colonial period of Brazil. The creators of this unique cooking technique were the Brazilian cowboys, known as gauchos (gah-ooh-shows). This cooking breakthrough was developed over 300 years ago, when an unknown gaucho fire-roasted the first Brazilian churrasco (choo-has-sco) at a camp-side feast.
The churrasco story has many variations. Some claim that the first fire-roasted meat was beef-ribs – others say it was rib-eye. Regardless of nuance, this unknown gaucho changed Brazilian cuisine forever. For this reason, we view the authentic art of fresh meats perfectly seasoned with rock salt and roasted over hot stone coals as a mouthwatering metaphor for our culinary voyage to Brazil.
*Beverages and desserts sold separately