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
163 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (101)fit for foodies (73)good for groups (72)romantic (51)neighborhood gem (44)great for brunch (39)great for lunch (38)notable wine list (30)hot spot (23)kid-friendly (17)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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