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Estancia Churrascaria - Arboretum
Estancia Churrascaria - Arboretum

Estancia Churrascaria - Arboretum Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.estanciachurrascaria.com
  • Phone: (512) 345-5600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 3pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5 - 10pm
    Friday 5 - 10:30pm
    Saturday 3 - 10:30pm
    Sunday 3 - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Great Hills
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Estancia Churrascaria - Arboretum
Estância Churrascaria is a Brazilian Steakhouse offering a dining experience rich in the culture and flavor of Southern Brazil. Guests begin dining with their preferred selections from our extensive salad bar. The salad bar features over twenty-five fresh and well selected items. It is guaranteed to win the praises of steak lovers and vegetarians alike. When guests are ready, our professional chefs will personally serve them at their tables by slicing meat selections directly from skewers onto their plates. Our chefs offer guests a variety of over 14 savory cuts of meats, including chicken, pork, beef, lamb, and sausage -all grilled to your desired temperature! The main course is accompanied by traditional Brazilian side dishes. For a set price you can enjoy endless pleasure of our elaborate salad bar, delectable cuts of meats, and authentic side dishes. Come prepared to enjoy as much as you please!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The variety and quality of meat is amazing. Unlike other high priced restaurants, you leave this place stuffed as they will continue bringing you more meat. You never wait for more than a few seconds for service. The wait staff and managers are hovering like vultures the whole time, which is actually a bit excessive in my opinion, but you do get fast service. Try to leave room for dessert as they are amazing!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This Brazilian steakhouse is a fun, vibrant place with good food and attentive service. My advice to diners: pace yourself. There are so many meat selections that it is easy to be overwhelmed by the gauchos serving their variety if meats. This is perhaps a downside to having such attentive waitstaff, in that this restaurant's atmosphere does not really lend itself to a leisurely dining experience. Take your time, sample the variety and enjoy yourself. This is surely a fun place with good food, and would be good for a boisterous group or a birthday/graduation celebration."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband and I could not have picked a better place to be pampered so well for our wedding anniversary. The staff was courteous and well mannered. VERY attentive. The food was magnificent. Just all around great experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great food and service Great food and service Great food and service Great food and service Great food and service Great food and service"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I love Estancia! It's a great dining experience and definitely a must for the die-hard carnivore. The salad bar is nothing short of magnificent and the desserts are more than worth the calories. Bring your friends, eat slow and make an event of the time you spend at Estancia! It's an experience you'll be talking about for a very long time."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my mother's birthday. The restaurant served an incredibly rich cheesecake on the house for the occassion. Great salad bar. Plenty of cheese and vegetable selections. Would have liked to have seen a little more seafood salad options. The meats were quite good but felt lacking in variety. I have been to a few churassascarias so was sad when told they didn't have grilled pineapple and other grilled vegetables available. Although the garlic mash potatoes and the grilled banana (heavenly) were great additions to the meal, would have preferred feijoada instead of the polenta. All in all, would definitey go back for a group lunch!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our dinner. The salad bar offered such an amazing selection of fresh vegetables it was hard to remember we came for the grilled meat. And what a selection of great meat choices! My advice: come hungry, but pace yourself. Request small samples of the meats you think you might like-might find a new favorite. All of the staff was fantastic. The gauchos are very attentive, quick and efficient. You will never have an empty plate in front of you w/o being offered a fresh plate or new selection of meat to chose from. We will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is a nice restaurant. A little pricy, but worth the money. Just not your typical quick bits."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Greasy meats/bread tasted like old grease/had to ask for the dishes that accompany dinner/dirty restrooms"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place, good service and good food. Very nice variety and plenty to eat. Awesome salad bar. Overall however, the price was just a bit hig for the total experience. Probably won't do that place again because of the disparity between the price and overall experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I was disappointed when I received my check to discover I was charged for 5 steak dinners when only 3 of us did the other 2 only ate from the salad bar if I didn't mention that and looked at the bill I would of been greatly over charged I will never go back and would not recommend this eatery. The food was good but I've been to other steak houses with much better salad bars."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The various meats were incredibly delicious! I highly recommend Estancia Churrascaria. If you have not been a Brazilian style steak house previously this would be a good first experience. The service was wonderful and the food excellent. This is the place you go for a special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "La Estancia is a fun place to eat amazing food, and plenty of it. The salad bar is expansive - enough variety to make a meal of just the salads, which is an option. But for meat lovers, this is the place to go! 14 different kinds of meats brought to your table whenever you turn over your green "go" card. You can have a slice or a bite, whichever you prefer. The meats are beautifully cooked and seasoned. Plus, it's just fun to have the meats served right at your table. There are side dishes, too, plus bread but don't eat too much of those if you want your fill of meats. I took two 11-yr-olds, and they had a blast. It might not be as much fun for younger kids, though. The atmosphere is friendly but elegant and the service is impeccable."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My husband and I love Estancia Churrascaria. The service here is always top notch and they seem to remember us after several times dining with them. They are sneaky too and help my husband surprise me on my birthday and on our anniversary with a delicious dessert. The food is delicious and keeps us coming back. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at Estancia Churrascaria-Arboretum. The food was excellent, the drinks were very good, dessert was delicious. We enjoyed the ambience and the very attentive staff. It was quiet enough that we could actually have a nice visit with each other over our lovely dinner. Just an exceptionally pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My first time here and it was outstanding! Staff is so friendly."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food, great environment, reasonable prices. Kids really enjoyed it. Servers were wonderful! I like that with a flip of a card, meat comes running, lol. They keep a good eye on your sides. I love the salad bar!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Overall experience was good. Just felt service could have been a lot better. Our waiter was very busy but felt that he wasn't wanting to be there. At one point my husband asked if I could get a glass of wine and the waiter said "He was working on it".. that was the first time my husband asked so how could the waiter be working on it? Also, the waiters with the skewers of food got to be a little frustrating. We would have the cards flipped to green but they would walk right past us. It was my understanding that they would walk by every table but they don't. That was really disappointing to me."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is the restaurant of choice for every birthday and holiday for our family. Food is great, from the salad bar to the meats, and the staff is so attentive and friendly. You should definitely try it if you haven't been there. You will be hooked!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food great, excellent salads. Pushing overpriced wine and overpriced after dinner drinks, not cool at all...annoying really"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The experience was wonderful and we plan on returning over and over again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I understand that meat prices are high, but this experience is definitely only for special occasions for us. It is great food, but pricey."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "the service at this restaurant was like nothing i have ever experienced. as soon as i needed anything i had at least two servers helping me get it as quickly as humanly possible. but they still managed to balance that by not constantly asking if i need anything else like some other restaurants. all of the staff was professional and courteous. the food was outstanding. the cuts of meat were all premium quality and seasoned and cooked to perfection (personally i loved the lamb chop best, but the house specialty top sirloin was just as mouth watering), and the salad bar had a good variety of excellent Brazillian foods that complimented the main course well."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I was not super impressed by the place. Not sure I could go again. So many other places in town that serve a much nicer cut of meat."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My experience was very pleasant and we had a very friendly waitress and kind."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "If you are a meat lover and want a variety of it on your plate all at the same time, this is the ideal place for you. The salad bar is a terrific balance to all the protein, sides are also good, and the cheese bread is to die for. We stayed at the Domain and were delighted to find a Brazilian steakhouse close by. I wasn't crazy about the restaurant's decor. I found it to be a bit dated and quite dark. Between the meat carvers dashing between tables, customers chattering, and forks clattering, the noise level was quite high; so I wouldn't necessarily call it a romantic date spot. My companion and I found it difficult to hear each other speak. Nothwithstanding those minor issues, the food and service were both outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was fair at best. What was labeled as prosciutto was thick cut Virginia Ham, or so it tasted like and had a bluish sheen on it. The salad bar was reminiscent of Golden Corral, but not quite as good. They swept the floor and vacuumed while we ate. Not all of the meat options were available and many of the meat dishes were dry. The ambiance was very cheap feeling. It seemed like it should have been in a K-Mart strip center instead of the Arboretum area. The building is nice from the outside but low rent on the inside. It is nothing like Texas de Brazil of Fogo de Chao at all. We will not return."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Possibly the best service I ever experienced! If you turn the tab to green, you should expect someone at your table in seconds and there will probably be another standing behind him to offer your more. My wife and I went here and really enjoyed the food and it was a great experience. This isn't great for a romantic getaway, but it is good fun and we will definitely return - probably to meet another couple. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I had an awesome time - the food, service and atmosphere was outstanding!!! Not one single complaint! Took advantage of Restaurant Week special."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Best part of the meal was Key Lime Pie. Slightly lower quality meat preparations than our last visit. Will go back"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We've been to Estancia many times over the past few years and dating back to their location down South. This is the first time we had less than stellar service. All 5 of us had the same opinion. Some of the meats were dry and just too salty instead of perfectly seasoned. The service was off this time. Asked for back beans and rice three times before we finally received it and that is just one example. The mashed potatoes tasted like instant or were just watered down and tasteless. We are chalking this up to a bad night and it does happen now and then at every restaurant. We'll be back and look forward to the usually great dining experience."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My husband and I met a couple of our friends for our monthly dinner date. We like to try new places so none of its had been here before. The salad bar was amazing with options like fresh balls of mozzarella and artichoke hearts it was like no salad bar I had ever seen before. I only wish I had more of it, but we were all saving room for what can only be described as the most varied and delicious onslaught of meats that awaited us. Everything wad cooked to perfection. Being raised in Texas I'm verypicky about my meats, but this place would any home grown Texas steakhouse to shame."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food/drink variety provided seemed to satisfy even the most finicky eater in our group of 9 people. All expressed that it was truly a unique experience."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Well, my wife and I love steak, and she had never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse-perfect situation for her B-Day Dinner, right? Eh, not the experience that I was hoping for. She still loved it, and the revolving meat smorgasbord was tasty; however, the salad bar seemed pretty poor in regards to quality for the price paid. Decent wine list, but the 'competitive' prices are a stretch... Being a Malbec fan I got a chuckle over the Bottle pricing. Service was very friendly and attentive, but was disappointed that we were seated at a 4-spot table right next to the salad bar when there were 2-spots in abundance-I kept getting jostled by kids running by to load up at the salad bar, not enjoyable. Bathroom not very clean. Go elsewhere for a date."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had a graduation party here. The food was delicious, excellent customer service and a gorgeous salad bar with any and every topping imaginable. The ribs, chicken and pork sausage were our favorites. Wine was superb. It is a wonderful place to celebrate. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My daughter loves steak so this was a natural fit to take her there for dinner on her 13th birthday. The food $ service were 1st rate. She had never been there & loved it. I almost swooned when I accidentally dropped my napkin & the ease & grace with which one of the servers retrieved it & placed it in my lap seamlessly. We had two desserts which were both awesome (The lava cake or whatever it's called was the best ever.) I never like restaurant coffee, but I liked theirs. The owner came by and spoke with us which I thought was particularly nice and enjoyable chat about the food and how our evening was going and it wasn't until later I found out it was the owner, which made us feel even more special. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was my boyfriend's birthday and he had never been. We enjoyed it very much. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went here for ARW and it was excellent. The wait staff seemed a little pretentious when they asked if we had eaten there before. They seemed as if they were tired of explaining it. They never asked if I understand the concept. Otherwise this was an excellent venue."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Beautifully presented, varied and fresh salad bar. Never-ending supply of all types of meats cooked to individual tastes. An amazing experience. Wait staff is attentive, pleasant, knowledgable, and helpful."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food and people were great will definitely be coming back"
    Dined on 5/11/2014