Churrascos - River Oaks
Churrascos - River Oaks
  • Address:
    2055 Westheimer at Shepherd
    Houston, TX 77098
    Neighborhood:
    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
  • Cuisine:
    Latin American
    Price: $31 to $50

Churrascos - River Oaks

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cordua.com/
  • Phone: 7135278300x
  • 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
168 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (106)good for groups (75)fit for foodies (71)romantic (54)great for brunch (46)great for lunch (40)neighborhood gem (39)notable wine list (28)hot spot (21)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
  • Restaurant Month Menu
    AggiemomVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Churrascos had a great "Restaurant Month Menu". A delicious dinner had by all in our party. We had so much, we had to take it home with us!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food as usual
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I took my nephew for dinner. It was his first time to dine @ Churrascos River Oaks. He loved the food and service and wants to go dine there again. He thought it would be a great restaurant to take a date in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • None
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have always enjoyed dining at Churrasco's. The empanadas were delicious as usual, and we also tried -and enjoyed- the calamari appetizer. The steak and pork entrees were flavorful and well-prepared. For dessert, we got the flan and tres leches cake. Both were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Pickyeater1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This establishment offers a variety of Latin foods. The service was excellent as well as the food. The atmosphere included soft lighting and low jazz music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a very nice meal
    daveVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I went to Churrascos on the spur of the moment. We had not been there in quite some time. The meal (from the Restaurant Weeks menu) was very good and the portions were generous. Overall, a very nice dinner. We will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXcellent Choice for HRW
    LMPCeatsout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Two friends and I had lunch at Churrascos during Houston Restaurant Weeks (August 2014). We made reservations, but they didn't seem necessary. Each of us order something different--except the first course--the Churarascos signature salad, which was highly appreciated by all of us. I had the grilled steak with bearnaise sauce and mushrooms. The steak was very tasty, perfectly cooked (medium), tender, and served with an ample portion to take a little home. One friend had chicken and the other had the shrimp and filet brochette. Everyone was very happy. I have tried four new restaurants during HRW, and Churrascos was clearly the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    JMreviews
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service is exceptional, fried plantains are addictive, the empanadas are fantastic, Sopa Cubana exceptional, Pollo Encamisado to die for, Cerdo Marinero 'juicy'!, and the Churrasco steak is one of a kind! Don't forget to order a Tres Leches :) Love the place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even the manager was attentive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great restaurant from food to service! Thinking back, they were busy so the manager stepped in when our waitress was busy so weren't waiting for anything. The food was fabulous as usual. Had leftovers of the Churrasco steak and even that was mouthwatering good. The Tres Leches is my all time favorite desert. Haven't found any other restaurant that can make it better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch is better than dinner.
    Blove
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food is good- don't get me wrong. But the al acart thing at dinner makes this a more pricey dinner than what it's worth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dptp
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our waiter, Ricardo, made our evening an A plus experience. When we were first greeted by the hostess, and told her we had an 8:30 reservation, she sat us at a small table for 2 in the middle of a high traffic area. When our waiter saw my expression, he gathered our menus without asking and said, "follow me..I have a better spot in the back for you". From then on he was very attentive, refilling our wine glasses, explaining the menu options, describing the cultural vegetables, etc. He agreed to take a nice anniversary picture, and brought us complimentary champagne and tres leche, with flaming brandy. We will be back for many other celebrations, and recommend this restaurant to our friends. kingwood, tx.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinning experience
    tsune81
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great food and ambiance. Good service. Great houston restaurant weeks menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent in every way!
    Hokie26
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We visited for restaurant week in Houston and were not disappointed. Couldn't have been more pleased with our meals, the service was exceptional and everything was perfect. They even had one of my favorite wines on a nice special. Go for the special Churrascos steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Ammonia
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Lovely brunch food... Enuf options!! Love the $12 unlimited cocktails...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Funday!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A new brunch fave for sure! Best "bottomless" deal in the city and what a buffet spread! Our group of five didn't want to leave. Had they turned on those A/C coolers on the patio, we might still be there! ;)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    rodeal
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniverary at Churrascos because of the outstanding service and simply great food. This was our first time at the Sunday brunch, but it won't be our last. We have previously dined at Churrascos and knew that it would once again be a great experience. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always the Best
    arby42
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As always, Churrascos was the best in food, drinks, service and ambience, even if a little noisier and slower than usual (probably due to the crowds of Restaurant Weeks). Special kudos for Copacabana ceviche and Churrasco steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    TxduoVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I went for the Houston Food Bank dinner special. The food and service were not compromised at all by the special pricing. Food was still very good and even though they were quite busy on Saturday night, several times a manager came by our table to make sure we were being taken care of. Always enjoy our dinners here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt Rushed
    munchie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Even though the waiter was very good and friendly, when were looking at what to order, we all felt rush - like he wasn't patient enough for us to even finish saying what we were going to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner
    SusieQ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I am a frequent diner at Churrasco's. The food and service are always fantastic! I took my good friend there for her birthday. She absolutely loved the food, service and ambience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent cuisine, great service
    JWhite
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I visited this restaurant with a friend. We both ordered the lunch special (instead of from Houston Restuarant Week) We had an appetizer, entree plus dessert for only $19. The plantain chips with the dipping sauce is so good. We both ordered the Churrascos salad, it is very good. I had the fish, very tender and juicy. I took the flan home because I was so full. Service was impeccable, the manager came around to check on the table as well. Great experience. (Saturday lunch around 1pm)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Patsy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Meat was melt in your mouth good! Would definitely come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely delish Brazilian!
    SuzeVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our party of four enjoyed the selections for HRW. The portions were incredibly generous, the servings wonderfully fresh, and the surprises many. Who would have thought we would have also been treated to a wonderful shareable side dish of chorizo rice, plaintains, and fried yuca on top of our already sizeable entrees! Our waiter Carlos provided impeccable service and continued to refill water glasses even when we overstayed our stay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open
    diner4u
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great service. Very attentive without being intrusive. Outstanding food - everything was delicious...sauces were light & complimented the dishes. Lots of ambiance Will return & definitely recommend your restaurant to friends & business associates. in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats, Jet-Engine Noisy...
    spikerjackVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a very good table on a busy Saturday night during Restaurant Weeks. We could not remember ever being in a louder restaurant - many large parties, lots of kids, etc. Not so bad as to spoil the meal, but definitely not a place for people that like their dinner to be surrounded by a serene atmosphere. Food was generally good; not off-the-charts but enjoyable for the HRW menu. Service was attentive (even if you couldn't hear anything he said...). Excellent HRW desert choices in Tres Leches and Coconut Ice Cream.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    Happytodine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We took some out of town guests for dinner and it was perfect. There was a good variety to choose from and the service was exceptional. One of our friends has a lot of food allergies and even she was able to find items that worked for her. It is nice to have dinner where you do not have to shout so the person across from you can hear you and you also do not have to listen to conversations from other tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Salad to start w/ cilantro dressing - excellent. Tenderloin, buttery and delicious. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    eatoutoftenVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great dinner with clients the food and service were outstanding. The steak is Great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FIRST CLASS SERVICE!!!
    DesignerChic
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Besides the food being top quality with incredible flavors and beautifully presented (my compliments to the chef and their kitchen) the entire wait staff was extremely courteous, attentive, entertaining, accommodating to my entire party with their different dietary needs and made my birthday one that I will cherish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.