Tento

★★★★☆
  • 528 1st St N

    Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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  • 904-246-1580

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Hours
Mon Closed ; Tue-Sat 5pm-10pm ; Sun 4pm-9pm
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The place was a little crowed, me and my fiance walked in and the waiter seem to have a grudge with us from the second we sat at our table. She came by and asked if we had been there before and took our drink order. She didn?t come back for another 5 to 10 minutes. I figured since it was a buffet, I would just walk up and start getting a salad. Well there was a salad but seemed like it was made for the clients that were already sited and eating, some items were out. We ate our salad and the waiter brought our wine glasses. I ask if I could get some water and seem like I asked her for a big thing, because you could see the dissatisfaction of waiting on us. As the gaucho personal came by with the meat we asked for a slice of meat that he had, as I guided the meat to my plate with my fork the gentlemen ask if we had gotten tongs used to grab the meat and put it on our plates. I said no, he said he would tell the waiter to get us some. She never came with them, the next time he came around with more meat he asked again, and we responded with the waiter has not been by since she served us our drinks, by now we had about 4 dirty plates on the table. The waiter came by and gave us the tongs and saw our drinks where almost empty and just went by, didn?t even bother to pick up the dirty plates. I really felt that the meat was great but because the bad service we were not able to enjoy our selves.

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★☆☆☆☆

The place was a little crowed, me and my fiance walked in and the waiter seem to have a grudge with us from the second we sat at our table. She came by and asked if we had been there before and took our drink order. She didn?t come back for another 5 to 10 minutes. I figured since it was a buffet, I would just walk up and start getting a salad. Well there was a salad but seemed like it was made for the clients that were already sited and eating, some items were out. We ate our salad and the waiter brought our wine glasses. I ask if I could get some water and seem like I asked her for a big thing, because you could see the dissatisfaction of waiting on us. As the gaucho personal came by with the meat we asked for a slice of meat that he had, as I guided the meat to my plate with my fork the gentlemen ask if we had gotten tongs used to grab the meat and put it on our plates. I said no, he said he would tell the waiter to get us some. She never came with them, the next time he came around with more meat he asked again, and we responded with the waiter has not been by since she served us our drinks, by now we had about 4 dirty plates on the table. The waiter came by and gave us the tongs and saw our drinks where almost empty and just went by, didn?t even bother to pick up the dirty plates. I really felt that the meat was great but because the bad service we were not able to enjoy our selves.

Pros: Great steak

Cons: bad service

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If you want to experience a new way of dining, than i suggest Tento. We came here with a group of 40+ and it was amazing. The price may be a little high - $39/person - if you don't eat a lot but the experience was very cool. Each person gets a card with a red side and a green side. There is a huge salad/side bar that you can go to as many times as you like. Then the Goucho's start coming out with their swords. The swords are adorned with every different type of meat you can think of. One sword had an entire leg of lamb on it. Another may have pork or fillet mignon. That is where the card comes in. If you want them to keep coming, you keep the card on green. If you want them to stop, turn it over to the red side. You could literally stay and eat for hours. The dessert was a delicious pineapple glazed with something and of course, served by sword. This place was really great for that special occasion or group event. I highly recommend it if you have a couple of $$ to spend.

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★★★★★

If you want to experience a new way of dining, than i suggest Tento. We came here with a group of 40+ and it was amazing. The price may be a little high - $39/person - if you don't eat a lot but the experience was very cool. Each person gets a card with a red side and a green side. There is a huge salad/side bar that you can go to as many times as you like. Then the Goucho's start coming out with their swords. The swords are adorned with every different type of meat you can think of. One sword had an entire leg of lamb on it. Another may have pork or fillet mignon. That is where the card comes in. If you want them to keep coming, you keep the card on green. If you want them to stop, turn it over to the red side. You could literally stay and eat for hours. The dessert was a delicious pineapple glazed with something and of course, served by sword. This place was really great for that special occasion or group event. I highly recommend it if you have a couple of $$ to spend.

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! If you have never eaten at what they call a CHURRASCARIA you shouldn't miss this opportunity for the world. If you are familiar with the term, I can tell you this is one of the best. You can eat as much as you want, the salad bar is spectacular and the meats are cooked in a way you've never tasted before. Better yet, not only you get beef and chicken but they also have my favrites pork chops, lamb and a brazilian sausage.
All that for $34, if you compare it to any other high end restaurant at the beach it is not pricey at all. Service is also amazing. The waitstaff and gauchos are helpful, front desk girls are smiling and the owners are always available to chat with the customers.
Don't miss the bar when you go in either, Stop by and drink a refreshing watermelon martini.
I've been going there since it opened and hope to keep going back many more times.

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★★★★★

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! If you have never eaten at what they call a CHURRASCARIA you shouldn't miss this opportunity for the world. If you are familiar with the term, I can tell you this is one of the best. You can eat as much as you want, the salad bar is spectacular and the meats are cooked in a way you've never tasted before. Better yet, not only you get beef and chicken but they also have my favrites pork chops, lamb and a brazilian sausage.
All that for $34, if you compare it to any other high end restaurant at the beach it is not pricey at all. Service is also amazing. The waitstaff and gauchos are helpful, front desk girls are smiling and the owners are always available to chat with the customers.
Don't miss the bar when you go in either, Stop by and drink a refreshing watermelon martini.
I've been going there since it opened and hope to keep going back many more times.

Pros: Location, sevice, taste

Cons: you get too full to eat their amazing desert.

 

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