Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Southwest Houston
Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Southwest Houston

Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Southwest Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tradicaosteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (281) 277-9292
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2;00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse, Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Vanderlei Bernardi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Onsite grilling, lunch boxes, we can bring Brazilian flair to your next event.
  • Entertainment: Live music when available.



    Samba nights are announced one month in advance.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: In between West Belfort and West Airport
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large private lot. Complimentary valet on weekends.
A word from Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Southwest Houston
Tradição is a local traditional Brazilian steakhouse. Our gaucho chefs expertly grill each of our 14 cuts of meat and offer you continuous table side service.
We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, hot side dishes, and extensive wine list. We invite you to come join us, sit back and relax.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Southwest Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)good for groups (33)romantic (29)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (13)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • A Mixed Bag
    seasoned
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The best food items at this restaurant are the salad bar and the lamb, everything else sub-par. I really enjoyed the salad bar and will probably return just for it. The lamb was excellent - succulent, cooked to perfection and seasoned wonderfully. The problem with this restaurant is with everything else. The bacon wrapped meat was very tough and laced with lots of grisel; I couldn't even chew it. The bacon wrapped chicken was very dry and tasteless. Filet Mignon was of very low quiality and not very tender. The salmon was ok if not a little dry and over done. We had 2 "experience" dinners, one glass of wine (way underfilled BTW) for myself and one hot tea for my wife. The bill was $110.00 - not worth it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time...Won't be the last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Hostess greeted us promptly. We sat in the bar area for a few drinks first. The new bartender was polite,prompt, and engaged in our conversation when spoken to. After asking to be seated, several of the waiters continued to check us throughout the evening responding to our every request. Food was tasty, juicey, and presented well. We never saw any of the sausage that was listed on the menu but everything else was great. Another gentleman did check on us soon after the first piece of steak was brought around. I believe he was a manager. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Bishop39
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I took our visiting family. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had one preteen and a teenager in our group. The service was superior--delivered and food requested almost instantaneously.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, questionable service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I took a large group to lunch here. While the food was great, the service was a complete mess. We generally had to ask for everything at least 3 times, and some things never arrived. Some of my guests had to leave without ever receiving some of the items they'd requested. It was just a complete mess that appeared to be due to poorly-trained staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday nov 2,2014 6:30
    pdj1030VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    i did not appreciate being put in a dining room right next to two families with small children. There are two separate rooms and why not. Put families in one room and couples without children in another. If there was not room to accommodate that would be one thing but this was not the case. Ruined a night out and not a cheap one either as we also had a bottle of wine. Food was not horrible but nothing special. I ate at this restaurant when at a different location on 59 & loved it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I would recommend the dining experience here at Tradicao. We celebrated a birthday with a family of 10 with children and they were so attentive with their service. Good food, great service. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TStarks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Delicious food, great service, and very comfortable atmosphere. Prepare yourself to be impressed as I was.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We took the family there for a first time visit and the service was great. We had two children there and they helped them with their choices and made sure to come back often with the things they knew we liked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat lovers place
    2dinersSL
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great place. Food was great and we had a good time. Not too loud. Some variation in meat cooking ... med rare sometimes was rare. This was not a problem. In fact, impressed that cooking was mostly very consistent. Surprisingly the shrimp and salmon were great too. When thinking of this kind of restaurant I don't think of seafood. Bread was very good. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Brazilian Steakhouse
    TonyW
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A must try for anyone who wants a most excellent steakhouse and seafood. Friendly staff, convenient location, and a salad bar that rivals all that I have found!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal
    MommyLisa
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had an excellent experience all the way from the service to the food. We were attended to very quickly and the taste of the food was fabulous! I just wish I could have eaten more! This was my son's 18th birthday and he knew exactly where he wanted to come for his birthday dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brazilian Steakhouse
    TonyW
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I prefer Tradicio over any other Brazilian Steakhouse I have eaten at. Excellent salad bar with shrimp and salmon served. The steaks were perfectly cooked and most important, not coated with salt. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ForTehNguyen
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I prefer this place compared to Fogo de Chao. Fogo is louder, Tradicao was a lot quieter and had someone playing guitar so it was very pleasant. Tradicao had some seafood selections too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We love dining at Tradicao! Food, service, and ambience A+++++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experence
    MickeyC
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The staff is very friendly. I was greeted by the owners at the front and they were really kind. The staff is kind as well. This restaurant is a great dining experience and will definitely come back again. The food is great as well as the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse
    SuzeVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went for HRW. The meats were very good..especially the parmesan crusted pork and the bacon wrapped chicken. The grilled chicken legs were okay. The sausages were the least favorite of the bunch. The sirloin meats they brought all seemed to be the same cut although they named them differently. The ribs were good as well. The sides of plaintains, rice and mashed potatoes were good. Nice selection at the salad bar. Enjoyed the strawberry salad with the berry vinaigrette. Brunch was advertised on HRW as coming with dessert, but we were told desserts were ala carte for brunch, so our group passed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Bishop39
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our first visit. The food, service, and setting were wonderful. All of the staff made every effort to see that we had a great experience. I would highly recommend Tradicio Restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Mill
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a very nice time at our celebration dinner. The food was very good and plentiful. The service was right on. The wait staff was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    lmwhite111
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food. Beautiful surroundings and wonderful people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Houston Restaurant Week Reservation
    Goodbutwithproblem
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I made reservations for 8pm, in reference to Houston Restaurant Week, the next to the last day of Aug.2014. During reservations online booking you needed to say HRW, for the establishments requirements. Upon arriving just a few mins late, I was told by the front station seating person that she could not find the reservation and it would be a 10min wait. We went to the bar to wait and ordered margaritas, which we asked the bartender if they offered. We received some other drink, not a traditional margarita, not much lime, but did have some type of liqu. 20 mins later seated, and the music by the saxophonist although great was so loud we couldn't hear ea. other spk. We asked to be moved from 'that' tabl not so close to the music, excuses!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not my first rodeo
    MrsIwannatrythat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have dined here before and have really enjoyed my experiences here. A friend and I decided to take advantage of the HRW menu this one time and there was a very clear difference in service. This was her first time visiting the restaurant and to say the least she was not impressed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but nothing exceptional
    DeanAB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went there to celebrate a birthday. There was a special 35.00/per deal going on. I didn't realize that the discounted deal would not include the full "meat" menu. The various cuts of meats that we were offered were good, but nothing exceptional. The pork and the chicken items were overcooked, particularly the pork loin. It was difficult to get truly rare cuts of any of the beef offerings. I suppose it was worth the 35.00/per, but I'm not sure I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful
    EdwardsVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We come here often and are never disappointed. Great service, extremely friendly staff, fresh delicious salad and the meat is heavenly. Pork ribs are so tasty. Lamb melts in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    dinnerdate
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    ireally enjoy going to tradecaio. the food was great and the service was excellent.i will gladly recommend it to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tradicao- HRW 2014
    acevic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was great service was awesome. Servers were constantly making rounds making sure our plates and side dishes were always full. The salad bar was kept fresh and re-filled constantly. Would definitely be a repeat customer
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CyberdocVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I would recommend only because it is a "different" dining experience. I, personally, would not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beef Fest
    Becky
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Meat is the menu here. Good salad bar but the sides were not the best. Servers around almost too often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food and Amazing Service
    DAMdiner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was my first experience with a brazilian steakhouse and all I have to say is I wish I could financially and physically afford to be a regular. Starting off with the salad bar, although it was a little tough to get around due to the crowd, it was well worth the wait. Everything was spectacularly prepared and very fresh tasting. So once we nearly filled up on the salad bar and had a few rounds of the house drink, which was also amazing and did the job, our cards were flipped and immediately our plates were full. My only complaints were the noise levels and the fact that it did take quite a while to get our alcoholic beverages refilled. Other than that the meat was amazing and so was the service. Will be going back very soon!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    EdwardsVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is consistently great!! Friendly and happy staff. The meats are always fresh an hot. There are do many choices. Be sure to come hungry. My favorite is the pork ribs, always cooked to perfection and the filet gives any fancy steakhouse a run for the money. It is fantastic. A must try 👍
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in all facets
    HtownFoodMusings
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've taken the family to a couple of different Brazilian steakhouses and this one far surpassed those. The food, decor, and service were simply outstanding. The entire family loved it and my son, whose birthday we were celebrating, talked the whole weekend about it. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Varied menu with a great selection of meats. Great salad bar with interesting choices. Very good service with a friendly staff. Very nice environment; very comfortable. Plenty of food; definitely one does not leave hungry. Good desert menu, if one has room for desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 212 reviews are from the Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse - Southwest Houston reviews archive.
  • A Meat Lovers Experience!
    ExploreDining
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We returned again to celebrate a special occasion and enjoy the excellent table served meats. They accommodate your request for wellness of the cuts and run for more of anything you don't see come by. Just wish they would add some veggie side dish choices to go with the potatoes, rice and broiled bananas. Or maybe even grill some veggies on a skewer and serve like the meats. Too full of main course to sample desserts just like before! Only limit on coming more often is the cost which is probably fair for the food served but it is always about $60 a person for us here so once or twice a year is it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful service and food
    Lunch
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Thank you for such a wonderful welcome and service. The staff is extremely polite, professional, and friendly. The food was exquisite and delicious. Thank you again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Timers
    HLB35
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My wife & I went to celebrate Father's Day. The service was good & we thought the food was also. Next time our sons & their wives come to Houston, we'll probably make reservations here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group lunch time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was my second visit, the first was with my wife. We enjoyed our visit so much, I scheduled an office outing for my staff! We normally spend one hour and 45 minutes for lunch outtings, That is not the case at Tradicao. If you wanted you could spend 45 minutes and have as much food as you could eat in that length of time! The best service and food for a lunch outing I been to in a long time. The service is fast and professional and the food was even better!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious!
    EdwardsVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Fresh, hot and delicious meats. Friendly and attentive service. Tasty salad bar with many choices. The sundried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella are my favorites. The pork ribs and filet are always tender and perfectly seasoned. I can't find anything that I would change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Special Go to place
    Barry
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The entire staff is amazing and so very detailed,and the owner is on premise (Sugar Land) and he greets his clients like family;a true professional! Our children love it,as well as the two of us adults(with and w/o kids). I HIGHLY would recommend Tradicao for anytime, but especially special occasions,as they do it right 110% of the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The food is better than that in Brasil,and my wife is a frequent visitor to there,so she would be in the know! Five stars, jaja- 10 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • exquisite
    FoodFanatic
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Our 3rd time here and I can always count on a great time, from the wonderfully friendly staff to the delicious food and decently sized wine list. People say it's pricey but if they are guaranteed a excellent experience....Would it matter at that point? Personally I find it cheaper than Fogo de Chao.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    1st time at this type of venue, but not at this class of place. The various meats were some of the best tasting meats I have ever tasted. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good date night as the food is sure to impress. Great staff and wonderful salad bar with many choices to include smoked salmon and salmon cerviche.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but HIGHER Prices
    MissCJ
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have to admit, I was very disappointed when I made a reservation for Mother's Day and then when the bill arrived it was significatly higher than what is published on the website. Don't get me wrong; the food was great but I couldn't understand why I had to pay more for the same food to while celebrating my mother.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate