Churrascos - River Oaks
Churrascos - River Oaks

Churrascos - River Oaks

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cordua.com/
  • Phone: (713) 527-8300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm
    Saturday: 11:30am-4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm-9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm-10:30pm
    Sunday Brunch: available till 3:00pm
    Sunday Dinner: 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cordúa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With six award-winning restaurants, Américas, Artista, Churrascos and Amazón Grill to choose from, The Cordúa Group has taken the best of their portfolio and added other unique flavors. The result: a contemporary flavor unique to MjC Events that can be enjoyed outside of their restaurants. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a gala of splendor, the finest events always start with MjC Events. Event Managers are ready to help you plan your next event! Please contact them at MjC Events 713.961.0911.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shepherd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Churrascos - River Oaks
Further south than you have ever been before for dinner.
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Churrascos - River Oaks reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)fit for foodies (79)good for groups (75)romantic (55)great for lunch (45)neighborhood gem (45)great for brunch (40)notable wine list (28)hot spot (27)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • First visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    This spot was recommended by friend for a friends birthday dinner and I must say the food was scrumptious. The presentation was to die for! However, the ambiance wasn't as I had hoped. There wasn't much of a scenic view as the windows were bolted shut it seemed and towards the left hand side it appeared as if a room was being built. Other than that the food was amazing. There is no way you could leave not satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belated Birthday Dinner
    DDluvsDining
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had never experienced this restaurant before. We had received a gift card & were able to fit in a reservation before a play Downtown. We opted for the River Oaks local. Our waiter & staff were very attentive, yet not overbearing. Very easy to get to. Wonderful food, service & atmosphere! We would recommend & return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Very Good
    Houstonfoodie
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Staff made our friends' birthday dinner special. Food and service are consistently very good and we have made this an annual tradition to celebrate their birthdays here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent - as always.
    Happycustomer
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Went with a group of 8 women for a fun girls get together. The service was impeccable and the food was wonderful. My husband and I will go there for a date night, or with our children for family dinner frequently. We have also been there with large groups (like this trip) and every time the meet or exceed our expectations. Can't say enough good things about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday experience
    HungryHoustonian
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Make sure you have enough time for a slow meal. This celebration wasn't meant to be a rush, but it took over two hours for a lunch. The flaming Tres Leches was worth the whole wait though and our waiter was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive service
    EndosamVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I love Nicaraguan churrasco steak, but Churrasco's steak seems to be thicker to cater to American tastes. OK. That's where we are. I love extra chimichurri sauce which they brought for me. The semicircular booths can make it a romantic special dinner, and the foot rests are an added special touch. I've been to coup dinners in their back room and they do a nice job for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Been a long time customer for twenty years plus. Haven't been for two years. We were both very disappointed with the taste of the food. We always have The steak Cherasco. It was not up to usual expectations. We thought maybe you changed chefs. For the prices
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • its awesome
    thirdeyemodern
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great food, treat yourself, you will spend $100/person, its worth it
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening out with special friends
    PasadenaRick
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I were trying to decide where to take newly Pasadena residents out to diner where we could carry on a conversation and enjoy great food. We both came up with the same conclusion; Churrascos. As always, the food was great, we were able to catch up with great conversations and best of all; our friends really enjoyed the restaurant and want to come back with their son.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great as always
    macknsimon
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Been coming to churas cos for years and it never disappoints us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DouglasB
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was great and service was outstanding. We had theater tickets that required us to eat in a timely manner and our waiter made that happen.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Papas review
    PRFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Never had a bad experience. Food is great the dessert are even better. Good bar drinks and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    diningwithMichael
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food and service was wonderful! A delightful meal before the Houston Pops concert! The manager Ron is a great host and provides a very welcoming environment for the dining guests. The wait staff is attentive and very pleasant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice Dining
    Melvin
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We chose this dining facility from on line listing. It was fantastic. We had had a hectic day and the ambiance,service and food were more than expected. Will definitely return when in the Houston area.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in Almost Every Way
    arby42
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food and the service were perfect in every way. My only complaint, as always, was the noise level. Conversation was impossible across the table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to ddeluver
    GratefulVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great service and food quality. Sergio never forgets what you like and dislike, brands you drink, and ever better allways with a friendly smile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Churrascos steak is why I'm here
    Travelingguy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We came to celebrate a life event. The restaurant seated up promptly and I am glad I had the reservation on Open Table. There was a large group of waiting people which is a good sign. The Churrasco steak is the item to order. Plus save room if possible for dessert. We had the rum coated and flaming tres leches. A great way to end the meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing birthday
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Love this place and second year to celebrate my birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    Foodseeker
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Attentive waitstaff and hostess. Explain the menu and the specials for the day. Churrascos excellent. Carnitas was a favorite, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    GradParty
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Went with our season holder Texan discount and ordered the chef's special. It was delicious and we always enjoy this restaurant for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Party of 20
    alepow
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I celebrated my birthday with friends. Everything was to perfection. This is a superb venue to go with a group. They divided us into two tables of 10 and each table had a waiter. As usual - the food was amazing. A. Lepow
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The staff was so professional, sweet and were polished. I would come here for anniversary type dinners and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Major disappointment!!
    Foodies123
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We've been to Churrascos multiple times and this was by far our worst experience to date. There have been some cost cutting changes to the menu on some of our favorite dishes. When we asked why, we were told the decisions came from corporate. That's when the light bulb came on in my head. This is becoming a chain restaurant and the food is definitely suffering. Two new locations in less than 12 months. Expanding the brand but not carrying over the same great food. Our experience here was just flat out not worth the $$. Very disappointing!!!!!!!
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  • late table
    David
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a 730 reservation bit had to get the manager to be seated at 815
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was bland,tasteless.The fish I ordered was "superdead",old,not fresh at all and expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peaceful Thursday Dinner
    Carol
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Churrasco's. The waitstaff is delightful and well versed in the menu and specials for the evening. Our meal was exemplary. Though there were several families with children, the kids were well behaved and highly entertaining. The flambe experience amazing the kids and adults alike!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martin
    martyg
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food was excellent as usual. The service was terrible. Our waiter also had a table of 8 young women and spent most of his time flirting with them. The whole evening he was trying to rush us through our meal, was not really paying attention, got a number of things wrong with our orders, and had to be reminded about most requests. Based on prior experience, I expect better from Churrasco's. Also we were there with someone who had not been before so I doubt he'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Service, Noise
    arby42
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food could not have been better. The service was perfect. The noise level was so high that conversation was difficult.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Espresso
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was great...pleasant atmosphere ... perfect for a date night. I really enjoyed it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The GM laughed at us!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was good but our service there will be why I never go back. Once it was time for the main course I was excited as I had heard so many good things about this place, they brought me the wrong order!!! I was quietly waiting for my server to come over so I could let him know and get it corrected but after 10 minutes I gave up and started to eat. It took 20 minutes for our server to come check on us after the kitchen staff brought us our plates.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    foodpolice
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We took out of town foodies to Churrasco's and they were impressed. The food was delicious and although I didn't have room for dessert, the others did and they loved the desserts. The manager was attentive. highly recommend this restaurant. We have been here many times and not only is it great...it is consistent!! Our only disappointment was that the tilapia is no longer on the menu...BUT there were plenty of other wonderful options
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Taprooter
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have dinned here several times now and am impressed with the service and food. Parking is also a big plus as few restaurants in Houston have ample parking. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Would recommend restaurant to anyone looking for excellent service and outstanding food
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    HappytoDineHere
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is an ideal spot for special occasions. The food is excellent. Consider for a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    PolrbVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in Houston, and it never fails to please. The food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Birthday Dinner
    Shames
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Churrascos was awesome , Had a reservation for 8:30 and we were seated early , Assistant manager came to us and she answered our questions rt away and suggested a couple of cocktails she personally made for us , waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Our food was awesome , the churrasco steak was awesome and would recommend to all . Overall was a birthday meal I will not forget and plan to vist there again in the future .
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in the world !!!
    myfavoriterinHouston
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My very favorite restaurant! Food is delicious -- everything from appetizers to salad to entree to dessert to drinks! Service is impeccable. LOVE IT!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Jake
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Came here during the Restaurant Weeks. Had a great time and really enjoyed the food. 3rd year in a row coming during this time and the first on a Saturday night. A little louder on Saturday night than on Sunday night the year before. Not so loud as to not be able to enjoy conversation with my wife though. Service was great and food was timed and out perfectly. All around another great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    They did not skimp on the food just because it was restaurant week! That tells a whole lot! I would definitely recommend this place for Latin American cuisine. The enthusiasm in their service definitely shows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    alchs
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was my first time at Churrascos. Service was good, food was amazing. We went for restaurant weeks. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate