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Churrascos - River Oaks
Churrascos - River Oaks
  • Address:
    2055 Westheimer at Shepherd
    Houston, TX 77098
    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
  • Cuisine:
    Latin American
    Price: $30 and under

Churrascos - River Oaks Details

  • 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

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm-9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm-10:30pm
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-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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Diner Reviews
  • "I was craving a tasty steak, not too large, but flavorful; after looking at nearby options, we decided on Churrasco's. GOOD CHOICE! As always, the service was great, and the beef was cooked exactly as we requested - medium with a hot pink center. They know how to do it! A quality meal that always meets expectations!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "A great job for a birthday celebration. The Tres Leche cake was perfect for the ending."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is one place you would want to try! Great food, drinks, & most importantly GREAT service. Ask for Sergio!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I've been to Churrascos a couple of times now and the food is simply the best anywhere! Great for special occasions, as it's a little pricey for every day. The last time we went the service was also the best ever, but this time we had issues because the waiter couldn't understand English. He tried hard, but totally missed the mark with my meal. I didn't get the food I asked for, but it was good anyway. When you can only go to a place a couple of times a year (I don't live in Houston) and have your mouth set on something, you want what you want. The saving grace: As anyone will tell you, the fried plantains are simply to die for! I will definitely go back, but I'll be looking for an English-speaking waiter."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My favorite Restaurant. My go to for Birthday, Anniversary etc. Love the food and service!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was not overly salty as in some restaurants. Seasonings were delicious. Good variety of food. Attentive, knowledgeable, non-intrusive service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "also, a great tasting menu option; best desserts in Houston"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My visit to Churrascos was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in a while. The service was terrible. Our waiter took too long to take our orders. He messed up our drink orders each time and he also mixed up our food orders. The food was bland and lacked flavor. I plan not to return to Churrascos."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The churrasco steak, the namesake of the restaurant obviously, was fantastic. They use chimichurri sauce to marinate the steak to make it extremely tender. The plantain chips are a nice break from the typical tortilla chips at other restaurants. The mac and cheese side was delicious. The tamale dumplings were far less stellar. The brussels sprouts were in between and on the sweeter side. The bacon wrapped filet and shrimp brochette had plenty of meat and vegetables, and they had already removed the skewer when it arrived which was nice; however, the steak was not nearly as tender as the churrasco"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Although the service at Churrasco's is always outstanding, the food was not up to par this time. Both of us had the beef tenderloin special which was so salty we did not enjoy it. As well, the food overall was not of the same caliber it used to be. The tres leches was delicious as usual."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have been going to Churrascos for 15 years. An afternoon or evening there is a memorable experience. The food, ambiance, and service are excellent. Whether you are accompanied by your family, a special friend, or a business associate, you will never be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Copacobana ceviche and split a 12 ounce steak 3 ways, then had a great Tres Leches and a sampler of 3 other desserts. Service was very friendly and efficient and accommodating to adjusting things in the restaurant to our satisfaction (when we were there, there were very few patrons and my wife asked to lower the music)."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Wonderful evening to celebrate our daughter's high school graduation and acceptance at the college of her choice. Her friends appreciated the excellent food and the opportunity to celebrate their achievements in a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere. Very accommodating staff. Great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Recently visited this place for a friend's birthday dinner and I was very impressed from making reservations online to paying the bill. Service was superb!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We came here for brunch and was thoroughly satisfied. It was not crowded so I'm sure that helped. The service was prompt and attentive but not overbearing and the food came out in a timely manner and was delicious. The lunch special which included appetizer, an entree, and a dessert for $19 was great. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "What's not to like? Bottomless mojitos at brunch, the latin french toast, the small servings of all the deserts so I could have try all of them. Awesomeness!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Excellent food. I was disappointed the bar did not have "pomegranate martinis"... The service needs to step up a few "notches"... They were not attentive and I had to request other waiters for more plantains and another "Cosmo"..."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Churassco's is one of my favorite restaurants. I invited a friend who recently move to Houston and she loved it too. We enjoyed the brunch. The variety was great. The food was very flavorful. Most importantly, the temperature of the hot food was hot instead of being barely warm like most buffets. I will continue to come back again and again as I have done for years."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I've been going to Churrasco's for a while now; anytime someone I know has a special occasion (birthday, job promotion, etc.) I tend to think of this as the first place to take them. The Churrasco steak is incredible, their appetizers are all spot on, and the drinks (especially the Mojitos) are very good. I'd recommend this place to any self-respecting beef eater, or the friend of one! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Absolutely the best steak in town. The steak is tender and juicy. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We were in Houston for a five day period recently and ate at Churrascos River Oaks twice!. Its always on our itinerary and always delicious. We wish the management would expand to Denver!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My friend came from out of town and I took her there specifically to try the cuisine. She loved it."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The steaks speak for themselves! I took my 8 year old God-daughter and her family to celebrate and it was wonderful. The waiter/manager even gave her a free dessert! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food is very good, but you do not give very much of it. You have to order a lot in order to feel full afterwards. Excellent service though!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I love the food but when it comes to service ??? very disappointed, compared to prior visits, took my mother for her 85th birthday, wish I had made a different choice will avoid for a while, "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My family went here for Mother's Day. I thought it would be a nice and elegant place, but it wasn't at all. The service was horrible. Had reservation but had to wait an additional 15 minutes. Waiter never came to get our drinks. Food was okay. Went to pay the expensive bill over $150 for food that could be found at a cheap buffet costing maybe at most $30. Lastly, the waiter lost my credit card. Horrible experience. NEVER GOING THERE AGAIN! I am very disappointed - Americas which is owned by the same company is a thousand times better!!!!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As the hostess admitted to me, the restaurant overbooked for Mother's Day brunch. It left the entrance crowded with people waiting to be seated. It looked a lot like a cattle call at Denny's or IHOP. The food and service was great as always but they simply tried to serve too many people at once. I wouldn't recommend Churrascos as a Mother's Day option after our visit though it's still a great restaurant for normal dining!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a party of 6 today for Mother's Day. It was ridiculously busy yet the service was perfect. The hostess - didn't get her name but young brunette in a white and green dress - owned the room and basically jogged between duties. Our server Michael made sure everybody was happy. The food was outstanding. We all loved the multiple uses of plantains and the steak, pig and salmon were wonderful. Everybody age 5-44 - had multiple things we raved about. Biggest negative was the music played, but only because my 5 year old couldn't stop getting up and dancing to it. Great meal and day all around with perfect service. We'll be back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Five of us went to brunch for Mother's Day. The food was good, service was not too bad. They seemed to have difficulty refilling the buffet line with food though....however they were swamped. I want to go back for regular dinner service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I reserved a table for 4 at 1:00 for Mother's Day. When I arrived there was a line out the door and I could barely make my way up to the hostess desk. When i made my way up there I wasn't greeted not in the friendliest manner and was told the only tables available were outside in the heat and humidity. Since we hadn't eaten anything all day we decided to take it. The buffet was delicious but extremely busy and hard to manage. The food was great but the overall ambiance of the place kind of ruined the overall vibe of the holiday. I will be back here for a regular meal but will choose to go back to Americas in the Woodlands for any special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent service and outstanding food. It is an obligatory stop every time we visit Houston. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "You forget between visits how very good the food is. Of course, the service is always great. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and our visitor was impressed."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Churrascos at River Oaks has changed the menu quite a bit since the last time we visited Houston and ate there. Now everything is à la carte and quickly totals up. The special for the night was $50. It was an 8 oz filet with crab on top. The only difference between that the the $27 filet was the crab on top. The wine menu is extensive and also more expensive than it should be. All that said, the steaks were melt in your mouth tender and if you know your wine, you can find some fine vino at the lower price end of their selection. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We thought the buffet was not very good. Alot of the food was cold and the price was way too steep for what you get."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The Churrasco steaks are the best. I've never tasted anything that wasn't delicious at Churrascos....from appetizers through dessert..."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food is awesome and the service is great! I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I had my Birthday at Churrascos and every time we celebrate a special occasion this is our first choice!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We made reservations and asked for a cozy, quiet, romantic table to celebrate a special anniversary @ 6:30 pm. We were seated immediately at a major intersection of restaurant in a booth. So much for our request. Server was slow, manager was schmoozing a booth behind us of regulars, I presume, he spent a good amount of time there discussing his move from Memorial City....but a poor job of managing our issue.... Food was sent back..asked for medium rare steak, came out moo-ing. Sent it back, my bacon wrapped filet cam back WELL DONE and missing the shrimp. Flaming Tres Leches was good. Probably not a good choice for a cozy, romantic celebration. Lesson learned. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This place NEVER disappoints...Food is amazing....drinks were very unique......service is great...can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great Review. The waiter was very attentive to my food allergy! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014