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About Estancia Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse - Arboretum

Estância 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 thirty 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 15 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!

10000 Research Blvd.
Suite B
Austin, TX 78759
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5 - 10pm
Friday 5 - 10:30pm
Saturday 4 - 10:30pm
Sunday 4 - 9pm

Cross Street:
Great Hills

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 345-5600

Website:
http://www.estancia.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Events Coordinator: events@estancia.com

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Private Dining

Our private rooms are perfect for business meetings, corporate events and any celebration. We can accommodate up to 200 people in an ideal setting with an exquisite menu. Our Events Coordinator will assist you with every detail. From customized wine pairings to complimentary AV equipment.

Estancia Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse - Arboretum Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for Anniversaries (75)
Good for a Date (63)
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Good for Groups (62)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Worth the Drive (44)
Romantic (41)
Fun (35)
Business Meals (34)
Authentic (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Great for Lunch (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Paleo Friendly (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Casual (18)
Kid-friendly (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Cozy (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Brunch (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Scenic View (2)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

There was not a lot of choices of meats, and filet mignon was chewy, over all the experience was very good, but for two people and a couple mixed drinks was $166.00 not including tip. I do really see the value as I can still go to a nice restaurante and spend eat less.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing!!!! Treat you so well as soon as you walk in the door. Everyone caters to you :) Totally will go back again.

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced and bland. Great service though. Overall disappointing.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The wait staff that come by with the different types of meats were fantastic. They were very attentive. I was disappointed with waiter that was actually assigned to the table. At first I didn't think we could order cocktails at the table but I saw other tables ordering and receiving more cocktails throughout their dinner. My Martinis were about $30 for two and we could have easily had a couple more each. I would think having experience in restaurant management that one would want to add to the ticket to make overall total higher. It was disappointing that only drinks we were able to have were ones we ordered at the bar while we waited for our table. I also was interested in dessert and asked for a dessert menu. After waiting for 15-20 minutes and never asked if I chose a dessert, I decided to ask for my ticket and just get dessert and more drinks somewhere else.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

I made a reservation several weeks ahead of time. We arrived and had to wait a few minutes, it was a busy night so should have been no issue. We were seated at what was obviously an extra table thrown up blocking a door. Our waiter took our drink order without providing a drink menu and disappeared for the rest of our meal.

We had to flag down a random waiter for another table to get a drink menu, we were never able to flag down someone to actually take the order.

We were done eating for about 20 minutes with the card set to “red” before a floor manager noticed and checked on us.

The food was decent but not good enough to overcome the atrocious service. We won’t be returning

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Fogo was booked for the time slot we wanted so we choose Estancia and we were very glad we did. The food was amazing and the portion size was generous! We had a great dinner with friends and out son. We will be going back to Estancia the next time as well :)

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a nice time. Just wish the sides would come a little faster. The meat, some very good cuts, kept coming, but the sides came later. Salad bar and service was good. Plus, they now have carafes for younger quality wine and filter if needed. Good evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, everything was delicious! You do need to come very hungry to make it worth the cost though.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Very disappointed Overbooked understaffed one of the managers ran into a waitress and kept running further along while she held her stomach. It was complete chaos in there Food rarely made it to our table waiter couldn't understand when I asked him about meat choices check took 45 min to get to us after asking 3 times for it Never got our change back We ended up leaving Was suppose to be special event for our son Should've listened and went to the Brazilian steakhouse down town that was recommend from several people Well next time we know better

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food ...don't fill up too much on the salad bar before trying all the different meats!

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·Dined 4 days ago

This place is always a treat for us, everything from the food to the staff is excellent. It’s incredible to see how busy it is and still remains calm as the staff dances around each other carrying swords of deliciousness. Our server was especially pleasant and my 6 year old definitely did not mind having her chair pulled out for her and being addressed as princess all night. By far one of my favorite dining experiences in the area.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food alone is amazing and when you combine the service with the amazing meal you get quite the experience! I love love love Estancia and would recommend it to anybody who will listen. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

A little disappointed tonight. Two main issues...
1. Tables are way too close together, you’re basically dining with the people next to you.
2. Meat was under seasoned tonight, everything that came out was on the bland side.

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place to get together with friends for a relaxing and enjoyable evening. Service and food far exceeds the competition!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall we had an excellent dinner at Estancia. The only scores less than 5 were due to certain cut of meat having little flavor, the filet was bland, and that even when our tokens were in red the servers tried to give us more food!.
It was a busy night and the service was still very prompt. The staff was hospitable and the “house specialty” was perfect.

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food and the service is 2nd to none. I’m sorry I don’t remember the servers name, but they provided the best service we’ve ever had at any restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 7 days ago

Had reservations for Valentine’s dinner, expected a great dinner with intimate atmosphere and great service. Estancia didn’t fulfill any of my expectations... the restaurant was set up to make money only on Valentine’s night. They set the tables close together, it was like we were dining with the strangers next to us. There were so many tables that the service was next to none, we had to flag down any server we could find. The meats were great but because it was so busy we didn’t get to try everything we wanted, they would skip our table then be out of meat. Wish I would’ve reserved elsewhere, so I could’ve had a conversation without the table next to us being a part of it... this was the most unromantic Valentine’s date.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic service from absolutely everyone we experienced. They take waiting on you very seriously, you will not do a thing while you are here from pulling out your chair to picking up something that drops. Fantastic fantastic service. The food too was of course delightful. I also had their signature cocktail which was delightful. Could not recommend this restaurant more!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 14, 2018

They seemed to have worked out their issues with Valentine's day reservations from a few years ago. We waited about fifteen minutes for our table, not too bad considering. The food was excellent and the service was good. You could tell the wait staff was a little rattled by the volume, I think they had extra tables on the floor. It was pretty well packed. Will definitely go back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We were very disappointed with our experience during our special valentine's night out. We were seated stacked next to other couples, weren't given any drink options other than a wine list (even though others were drinking beer, mixed drinks), and the waiter never showed back up until after we were done dining.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food, attentive staff, but they had us practically on top of each other. I think they added a ton of tables for Valentine's Day. Couldn't have a private conversation.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing Food, Service, and I would recommend to anyone!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Service as usual is excellent as are the various meats.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service and wonderful food. An excellent choice to take that special lady in your life.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall a great experience until checkout. Staff member seemed agitated when we asked about the complimentary gift card

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was exceptional and I was only disappointed that I physically could not eat any more of the delicious meats.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Definitely will recommend this place I have been there a few times and never disappointed. Food and service is top notch definitely worth every penny. Great to have a date or any occasion

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I've been here a few times now, and not once have I ever been disappointed. From the staff, to the drinks, and, ultimately, to the food, there is nothing I can find about this restaurant that I dislike.

If you're a protein nut, this simply has to be on your list of restaurants to dine at. The food is prepared and cooked near flawlessly, and isn't over dressed. And it is plentiful

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been going to Estancia for several years now to celebrate birthdays for family and friends and all previous experiences have been wonderful with fantastic service and food. However, our trip on February 10 was extremely disappointing for the price paid per person. Our first experience after sitting down was waiting for our drink order to be taken. The first person came by relatively quick to take our order and then we never saw her again. After about 10 minutes another waiter came by and asked if our order was taken and we told him yes but haven't seen the waitress. He took our order and brought drinks out promptly. The next issue was with the meat service. On all other occasions we've had servers coming by so much with meat our plates would overflow. This time the initial delivery was fine, but then meat servers seemed to all but disappear. We watched the restaurant to see if it was just our area , but unfortunately it seemed all the gauchos had disappeared. After at least 30-45 minutes someone finally came by, but by then the table had pretty much decided they were done as no meat appeared to be available. We then waited another 40 minutes between dessert order, delivery and check before finally being done. Our normal meal at Estancia runs anywhere between 1.5 - 2 hours and we are normally stuffed full with food. This time we were in there 2.5 hours and can safely say most of the group was left wanting with regards to meat. In fact the table agreed we definitely did not receive service and food for the price paid. We will likely return, but very disappointing for a birthday celebration.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved this place! The service and food were great!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Reservations were ready and everything was perfect. The service was incredible and the food was awesome. My 4 stars is only because I can't have chicken breast without bacon. My water glass never went empty! This is a must do if you are a beef eater and the creme brulee was awesome!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a great dining experience and loved the signature drink.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had to call waiter staff for their attention, on a not busy day. There are no soup choices, only one.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We dined here for my husband’s uncle’s birthday. He came in from out of town and we wanted to enjoy a nice dinner together considering we hadn’t been able to celebrate his birthday together in years. The staff was very accommodating considering we had 2 small children and a table full of adults. Uncle has called all of his friends and told them how nice a time he had and that he’d like to bring his wife back for dinner one day. Thank you for a fantastic evening and experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We came here with our small children for a special occasion. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. I've rarely had the exceptional level of service that they provided. The food was delicious and the experience is everything I would expect from a Portuguese Steakhouse.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Amazing experience! The staff was attentive and efficient. The salad bar was my favorite. Great place for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was my first time and it was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service. Their staff was eager to assist us and ensured that every need was met. The only problem I had was that I ate too much because the food was so good!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I’m not sure why I eat here. Overall it’s just not that great. Sure you get lots of various types of meats but they generally all taste the same. And you sure get to pay for the experience. What I especially don’t like is how they push the alcohol. They have some signature drink that they bring out on trays. They lead you to believe that their complimentary. But no. $12 a piece. Add in desserts at $10 each and you easily have $100 a head for dinner. Just a lot of money for a disappointing dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food and the experience were average because there was inconsistency. We went on a Sunday night and the restaurant was at about 50% capacity. My filet was tough and rubbery, the house specialty sirloin was burned, other cuts were delicious. The shrimp was perfection, pork ribs were nice, etc. Sometimes the same cuts were inconsistent. I went with one other person and my garlic steak was delicious, his piece was 75% fat. The salad bar was very fresh and has a wonderful assortment. Bread was hard and full of air. I’ve been to Brazil several times, it should be soft, dense, and chewy. Most sides at the table were unfortunate. Potatoes were bland and the polenta was greasy. But the fried bananas were delicious. The table staff is attentive, friendly, kind, and gracious, fantastic service. Always there with fresh water, more side dishes, fresh plates, ready to find you the meat you want if it hasn’t come to your table yet, etc. Some of the best service I’ve experienced. There are an abundance of people helping the tables, so they are immediately there if you want anything. Unfortunately the people who carry the meat often ignored our red cards (which means you don’t want more meat at the time) which made conversation difficult. The deserts looked wonderful, but I didn’t have an opportunity to try one because after asking for a desert menu, I got the check instead and didn’t feel like staying longer for the correction.
Warm, inviting and impeccably clean dining area. I know this restaurant would be great fun for a bigger group, a celebration, and terrific for people who have never been to any Brazilian Steakhouse.
I also had Thanksgiving at this restaurant and the consistency was significantly better. The staff was wonderful even with every table full. The good thing about Thanksgiving is you get a card with a free meal with the check.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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