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
166 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)fit for foodies (74)good for groups (72)romantic (51)neighborhood gem (45)great for brunch (41)great for lunch (39)notable wine list (30)hot spot (23)kid-friendly (18)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Suburbansinglegirl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    So enjoyed the exceptional attention that my friend and I received from the moment we walked in the door to when we left. The hostess, floor managers and waitstaff were all very attentive without being coying. The ambiance is comfortably upscale without being pretentious. The food was truly delicious and I must say that the tres leche cake was the best I ever had! Although the restaurant was a bit noisy, it actually made it possible to have a private conversation and now worry about being overheard or self-conscious about laughing aloud. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Diana
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Came here during HRW and it was amazing! Had come before with my in-laws so I wasn't expecting them to give you the regular menu items at such a great deal. Completely worth it. Server was also very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for restaurant week, fantastic
    Girlsnightout
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Four of us went for restaurant week, service was excellent, food was just fantastic. We all will become regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Impeccable Service & Delicious Food
    KMack
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a work lunch with 6 guests on a Friday afternoon, the service for our table was outstanding, we felt so special when the server brought us out complimentary beef empanadas (delicious) for each of us. The manager came by and checked on us and even dropped off some coupons at the end of our meal. The food was delicious, we all ordered from the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu, and it was so fresh, we were all happy-happy. We each took half of our lunch home as leftovers as the portion sizes are huge, it was so delicious we didn't mind taking it home for dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • STILL MY GO TO PLACE
    Memories
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I lived in the area for a long tmie , then retired & moved away; friends said pick a place to celebrate your birthday....I chose Churrasco; first of all food is never disappointing and guess what....the bartender remembered me after 9 years....he ladies I went with there had one time or anther met me there over the years Its my comfort place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Three of us ordered different items from the menu and we were all pleased with our choices. Great service as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    SuperDave
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I've been here over and over again. From days in between visits to months. The consistency of the quality of their food is fantastic. If your looking for a great meal that is well portioned and tastes great, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was ABSOLUTELY terrible
    KindReviewer
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had to order the same thing 3 times and they had 2 waiters per table which I always find is a terrible idea when restaurants do this since neither knows what the other is doing. Overall, it was extremely expensive and the service was horrible
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It started okay enough...
    Bitdisappointed
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I celebrated my 30th here with a small party of 8. I was excited since I had read so many glowing reviews. We waited a little past our reservation time, but considering it was a weekend night it wasn't a deal breaker.The appetizers they offered-the crispy plantains, were delicious, and the food was of a higher than average quality, although not extraordinary. My friends ordered a variety of food, and they liked one of the specials they offered as well as the plantain encrusted chicken. The only regrettable thing was that I, along with with 3 of my friends ended up with the worst heartburn the next day.I am not sure if it was due to the acidity of some of the creams/sauces that came with our food.Not sure what to do with balance on gf card.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I usually really like Churrasco's, but this was the first time I've been to their brunch. I wasn't particularly impressed. Boiled shrimp was overcooked, waffles and pancakes were in a steamer (which is really bad for waffles as they're meant to be crisp), beef was a bit dry, and the plaintains were just a tad undercooked. And although they had I five offerings for dessert, I only tried two, the flan and some kind of filled chocolate cake. The flan was too thick and not good at all, but the chocolate cake thing was delicious. The other desserts were tres leches, rice pudding, and bread pudding. None of which I like any day of the week so I didn't bother. Shame because I have a real sweet tooth.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great buffet, top service
    FoodLovers
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food and wait staff are exceptional. We feel pampered by the great service and never rushed. The bottomless mojitos were so refreshing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Bunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great spot for our monthly ladies brunch--we have gone all over the Houston area on a monthly basis and all agree this is one of our very favorites!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always A Winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service in this Churrasco's location is just outstanding. Get the waiter to show you how the Churrasco steak is prepared. The chef will bring out a whole tenderloin to demonstrate how you get the perfect flat steak.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE
    greatfood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Loved the food- as always. Our server was very professional. The tres leches is still the best in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambience and Fine Food, OK Service
    HoustonDiner
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The restaurant has a great location with good parking. The atmosphere and ambience of the place is top of the line, and adjusting the scheduled arrival up/down by 20 minutes proved to be no problem. On this occasion though I experienced only OK service for my party of three, which is rather poor for a place that positions itself as a neighborhood gem. Seating was fine and the food good, but requests for additional dishes, the wait period for the bill, and one of the waiters snooty attitude (taking so long a period to come to the table we had to convey our message to a busboy) detracted from the experience. It will be a long time before I revisit the restaurant due to the waiters attitude.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Churrascos" means "outstanding!"
    ekstraskriver
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have eaten at Churrasco's for years and have never been disappointed. This visit, however, was simply the finest of them all. The food was even more amazing than usual, and the service was simply excellent. When you go, ask for one of Sergio's table. He was an outstanding server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of my favorites
    cajunpeggyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I try to eat at Churrascos every time I'm in Houston. My only complaint is that the menu choices aee significantly reduced from prior years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous steak!
    Out2dinner
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    Beemont
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is one place you would want to try! Great food, drinks, & most importantly GREAT service. Ask for Sergio!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Houstondiner1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A great job for a birthday celebration. The Tres Leche cake was perfect for the ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite Houston Restaurant
    meatloverVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My favorite Restaurant. My go to for Birthday, Anniversary etc. Love the food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 92 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1105 reviews are from the Churrascos - River Oaks reviews archive.
  • Great food, great service
    CindyLou
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was not overly salty as in some restaurants. Seasonings were delicious. Good variety of food. Attentive, knowledgeable, non-intrusive service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak
    jbradbVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    also, a great tasting menu option; best desserts in Houston
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
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  • Great service
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
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  • Marvelous
    Marvelous
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Celebration
    texanveggie
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.