Churrascos - Memorial City
Churrascos - Memorial City

Churrascos - Memorial City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cordua.com/
  • Phone: 713-231-1352 x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
    Dinner
    Sunday - Monday and Tuesday: 4 pm - 9 pm
    Wednesday - Thursday: 4 pm -10 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4 pm - 11 pm
    Brunch
    Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-10 Feeder Rd at Gessner
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have public parking and valet available
A word from Churrascos - Memorial City


Its namesake – the famed Cordúa Churrasco steak - sparked Houston’s Latin American revelation 25 years ago, and the flame is still burning strong at Churrascos.

The tantalizing menu mixes up native Latin ingredients with the unexpected for a culinary line-up that is as artful as it is delightful, including bacon-wrapped shrimp taquitos, ethereally light angel wings, bahia grilled chicken, yuca fries, and, of course, the award-winning Churrasco – voted one of the best 20 steaks in America by Esquire magazine.

Churrascos is the official caterer of the Houston Texans.
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Churrascos - Memorial City reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)good for groups (88)great for lunch (65)fit for foodies (61)great for brunch (44)notable wine list (43)romantic (42)neighborhood gem (33)hot spot (31)vibrant bar scene (30)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (13)late-night find (13)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Great Memorial City Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Churrascos does it again! This is a great addition to the area. The food and wine is fantastic! Worth a visit if you live in the area. There is also free parking, but it is difficult to find. The large grilled meat platter is excellent and can be split by two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening out
    sbej
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Enjoyed meal, had wanted to try. Have to say that for the prices we would prefer a steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome group dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Thanks Churrascos for great group dining food service and ease of reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service and food
    kfangVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Overall staff was helpful with wine and food selection and offered the daily specials @ least twice. Staff supplied extras whenever we asked and special requests arrived promptly......Food was excellent Look like a place to visit for an afternoon drink and early dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    LegallyBlondeRae
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our family took us here for our anniversary. It was lovely! Service was great! Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to the neighborhood.
    lcHoustonProud
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    What a great restaurant. I have always been a fan of Churrascos and now that it has one open in Memorial City I will be going a lot more. The food was great. The service was excellent. Sebastian our waiter took care of us by going the extra mile to make sure our food was just what we ordered. The wine list was great and the ambiance was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service well below standard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been going to Churrascos for more than 20 years. This was by far my worst experience due to the service, which was equivalent to Applebees and not a Cordura family restaurant. The server forgot essential items like silverware, forcing us to wait for many minutes while food was sitting on the table. Even the wine was not brought along with dinner. Overall, very disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious HRW menu
    Andi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Aldo, our server was very attentive and the rest of the group working that night was very courteous. The Houston Restaurant Week menu was a stellar deal but they didn't sacrifice the quality. Everything was delicious and well prepared.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Food was great--especially the steak. Only downside was I wanted the bread pudding for dessert but they "ran out". Waiter was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not this time
    Betulikit
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I'm a long time customer of the various restaurants. The new Memorial location was missing some of our usual great flavor. May have been an off night....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Geezy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was really pleased with the ambiance, service, presentation, and taste of the food. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    TheCloser
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great menu for the lunch crowd. The lunch trio menu is a great deal especially for a business lunch during the week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were trying this new location for a special occasion. The food was delicious and plentiful, the service attentive but not rushed, but the noise level so high we could scarcely carry on a conversation across the table. I know that is a popular ambience, but it was off-putting for us. Not sure we'd go back to this location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retirement dinner
    HBSN
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a lovely meal on a Friday night. Great food and service however originally seated in a booth where the table was so high I basically had my chin at the same level as the table we relocated to a table near the bar. After about 1hour (after 8) it was so loud we could not carry on any conversation. Prefer the original one on Westheimer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Suzy8VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Came for HRW for lunch. Started with the complimentary banana chips and dips. Yum! Had the mixed greens salad with cilantro dressing. Was very tasty. Then had the Churrascos filet of beef. It was very tender and flavorful. The entree included a plate of various beans and rice, plantain, and various vegetables. Did not leave hungry. Will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food, eh on ambience
    mags
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We love Churrascos and this one is closer to us but this new design is not as appealing. The chairs are hard to move when you sit down and need to get up. The whole place just seems cold and uninviting. The food is still just as good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Resturant Week
    RWfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had made reservation for 4 the resturant week menu looked interesting on paper $35 for 3 courses . Great price point , but 2 of the appetizers 1 was calamari calamari itself was delish but added jalapeño and lots of cabbage as a filler 2nd was bread bowl bean soup, this was not a soup by any means it was literally beans in a bread bowl ! mediocre for the style of resturant and their regular price menu . The main courses where as espected great !! steak meat and the seafood Entry where stellar ! That being said at $35 per person can't ask for much moor !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and Ambience!
    Foodieforlife
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was great! This location is new.....very hip and trendy decor. The only issue was with our waiter. He was slow and could not remember things. We asked for more plantain chips and never got them. We ordered two glasses of wine....waited 15 minutes and never got them. I had to remind the waiter....then we had to wait another 8 minutes before we got them. We literally stopped eating because we were waiting on the wine. We asked for the ticket.....the waiter brought the wrong ticket! He never apologized nor compensated us for the problems we experienced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pete
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My Wife and I both ordered the 8 oz Chararsco , I got one half the size of her steak. Both were over cooked. It was HRW, and the place was packed. Waiters were not getting food out timely. Expensive medicore night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food2livefor
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Liked the food and service. Seating was comfortable. Little understaffed but helpful with requests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out!
    Dani
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We chose the bed place for food, fun, and awesome drinks! Our service was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Seven of us dine every Friday evening. Our evening at Churrascos was most enjoyable. Hector, our waiter, was perfectly suited to our group -- we had fun together from the moment he introduced himself. The HRW menu was extensive and we all enjoyed our selections. There wasn't a bad bite at the table! We all agreed that we will return in the future. We had a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BeHappy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. Waiter helped with menu selections. Went for lunch and got done in plenty of time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and memorable
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent menu full of creative and delicious dishes. Reasonably priced for the quality they deliver. Must try the tres leches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always an enjoyable meal
    AmyluvsHou
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've dined at this location 3 times now since their opening. Regardless of my group size 12, 5 or 2 service was great. Today I had the Lomo Latino tender and flavorful steak. But I've never eaten anything I didn't adore
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much variety and ALL delicious!
    2goodandtrue
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went for Restaurant Weeks and enjoyed every minute and every bite. Not only was the buffet a vast array of deliciousness but you could also order from the brunch menu! Which of course we did and had the brioche cubes dipped in ice cream, lightly fried and topped with candied pecans and syrup with a dulce de leche mouse on the side! Every bite was a little piece of heaven.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Feelings
    Shaz
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I loved everything but my steak. It was listed as a tenderloin but was obviously skirt or flank. I could barely cut through it even though I ordered it medium. Other than that our salads and side dishes were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Yummy!
    Lovetoeat381
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The ambience is really cute. The staff is friendly and the food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    MLYTEXAS
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had dinner here with my sister and mother and had a really nice time. The food was really good. I always have loved the Churrasco and the vegetables served with it. The restaurant has a good vibe and is nicely decorated. My only complaint is that our server had too many tables, which is why service got three stars. He was a really good waiter, but when you have a 10 top and 4 four tops, it is really difficult to give 1st class service, which should be expected with $25 - $35 entrees.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super loud and food not super good
    Michelle
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was a Thursday night, loud, crowded, slow but courteous service. My food was over cooked and not much flavor. My friend said hers was good, which I tasted and didn't agree. Very disappointed overall. However, the empanadas were still excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary dinner celebration
    Regulars
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Churrascos has always been a favorite place for our friends and us to meet for great food and service. The new location at Gessner and I-10 is no exception. We loved the decor too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Houston Restaurant Week Winner
    JOEOVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First time at this location and everything was excellent. They also offer one of the best Houston Restaurant week menus and values. Great time to take advantage of great food at great price. We love them year round as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Northwestfoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to Churrascos Memorial City twice now. Each time I had excellent waiters and the food was excellent. Also since I had to wait for a second party, the waiter brought me some banana chips which I made waiting a lot easier. The restaurant has great ambiance and each time I go, I am thinking about who can I introduce this restaurant too next. And I don't think you could find better waiters anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High expectations... let down
    getinmybelly
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My boss took me there for my birthday lunch. I was excited to try this restaurant after seeing their menu. He raved about their steak and desserts. The service was so terrible that the meal wasn't memorable. Having been a server before maybe have put my standards a little high but I expected nothing less from a high class restaurant. We were constantly asking for something we asked for earlier, and the steak wasn't cooked to the temperature requested. I did enjoy my meal overall but would have liked better service along with it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Potential to be a GREAT restaurant
    Nancy123
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    But, service was minimal. Had to move my own dirty plate upon returning from the buffet. Waiters acted like they didn't really care, except when he saw the tip amount. He opened the bill folder to look at the tip amount right in front of us. (tacky) The restaurant was full, but the food on the buffet was in very small serving platters so were frequently empty. At one point there was NO dessert so I went to the restroom and upon return there still was none. I went to the front desk to request more. I may go back again, but may try another location instead.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    anniversary
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went to Churrascos for our anniversary dinner. The decoration was great. All of the personnel were friendly, polite, and very professional. The wine selection was incredible and the price range is perfect for every budget. The Churrasco was cooked to perfection, just like I ordered it. It was really juicy, tender, and flavorful. Great tasting cut of meat and done right. The noise level was not too bad. I was able to have a conversation without yelling across the table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thurs nite business dinner
    JKbrady
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Took an out of client there especially for the Churrasco. Ordered two of them medium, both came out well. They are still tender, but not as good as they should be. I would have sent it back had I been by myself, but not on business. It was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but loud!
    DrinkMoreWineVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food and service was very good. There were several very large crowds and it was hard to hear. I was concerned that with the large groups, service might be slow, but it was not and, for that, I give them credit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    DalV
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great location to celebrate my wife's birthday with a group of 8. Wait staff was top notch, food and wine were delicious. Manager is present and checking on guests and their experience. Overall a fantastic evening and I'd recommend highly for anyone. A a great evening had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Outstanding food and lots of great food selections!!! Including specials that can be cooked not in the brunch buffet..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.