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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.estanciachurrascaria.com/

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Events Manager: Shelley A. Schreiber - events@estanciachurrascaria.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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (55)
Special Occasion (55)
Good for a Date (40)
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Good for Birthdays (40)
Good for Groups (33)
Worth the Drive (30)
Business Meals (27)
Romantic (25)
Authentic (24)
Fun (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Paleo Friendly (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Nothing compared to Rodizios. Double the price and half the options that Rodizio's offers. Service was horrendous, my family kept getting skipped. Never going back to this place.

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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

While we understand that it is a busy time of the year ; we had a reservation since we knew it was busy. Unfortunately we had to wait 30 mins for our table — once seated it took a long time to be serviced . We are frequent customers and so disappointed.

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my first visit to Estancia. Our team decided to have our Christmas lunch there and we're glad we did. The food was terrific, the staff was helpful and accommodating.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This place is consistently awesome! The service and food quality are too tier! Salad bar has expanded offerings, but the variety of delicious meats is still the key promise!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is my wife and myself go to spot for special occasions, we have been here 6 times and each time is better then the last.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Awesome food choices!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love the variety of fine cuts of meats as well as the wine!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great steak house. I liked the many steak options and the service was very friendly. We had a vegetarian at our table and she found plenty to eat off the salad bar. The only suggestion I would make is maybe look at some barbeque offerings as well, such as brisket. Just a suggestion however.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was top notch. Very attentive and made all of us feel like VIPs. Food was excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We very much enjoyed this restaurant. We always leave full and satisfied. I personally really look forward to the salad bar extravaganza!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went here for Thanksgiving and it was very crowded. Too crowded. I could not walk between the tables to get around. It was clear that extra tables were brought in to accommodate the large crowd. We were jammed into a half circle table with our party facing the wall in that half circle. Awkward.
Service was attentive and the staff did a nice job keeping the buffet stocked and clean (an amazing feat with the quantity of people that were churning through there).
This place usually has a business crowd and looks/feels like many of the other steakhouses in town. Unfortunately, on this day, there were lots of folks in t-shirts and baseball caps which really killed what is usually a nice ambiance. I get that Austin is more laid back than most places, but the restaurant might consider a dress code. If I wanted Shoney's for Thanksgiving, I could have saved a few bucks and gone there instead. Definitely won't be back for a future holiday meal. $400 for 3 people gets you a reasonable meal at many other places in town.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Made reservation for 3 and was seated at a table half moon shaped and appeared to be put in to service the amount of people We could not talk to each other and it was so cramped the waiters hit the chairs each time they passed by
Food was good but the Thanksgiving was spoiled by the seating
The table was so unstable that the water glass spilled over my husband
The waiter was nice but overall not what we had hoped for

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was too cold, too crowded and too loud. Despite a reservation we had to wait. We felt rushed. The salad bar was slow to refill and overall it was a big disappointment.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

They charged for drinks we didn´t order, when confronted they refunded only half of them, after several complains. Very arrogant and displicent manners from manager. I will never come back. It´s not the money, but the attitude.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had 11am reservations on Thanksgiving. It was super crowded. They had all the tables set super close together to so it was hard to get in and out. There was no Brazilian stuffing or pumpkin pie like the website stated. We asked our server about it and he was confused. Turkey had a weird taste. Everything else was great. Even though it was packed, the service was still excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We joined another couple for a pre-Thanksgiving feast among friends before going home for Thanksgiving with the family. The manager heard my request for a quiet spot and moved us right in front of a window and away from the large groups. It was wonderful. Great salad bar and meat and the waiters were very attentive. Really nice experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved the restaurant. It is a great venue for special event. Definitely will recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

La atención muy especial muy atentos a los detalles

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our second time there for date night and we had a fabulous time. While busy, there was plenty of help and our server was very attentive. We’ll definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent as always. the Picania is awesome and the grilled shrimp is a great new addition.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food - fun place to dine. Pricy, but one is paying for the experience and variety. A special treat. Four stars for service because it took them forever to get us out of there (got there at 5:00, had to request check to get out by 7:10). Fantastic salad bar and the meats are delicious. Noisy and packed, but part of experience. A special treat place. I'll be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We took my daughter and her friend for her 18th birthday. The food is amazing, the service impeccable and the ambience is perfect. A great choice for a nice night out or a special occasion. Staff is amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Easy parking, handicapped accessible.
Once your seated ( quickly ), your given a card with a red and green side and instructions on how they work. Green- bring food, red- stop bringing food. Then you are sent to a beautiful salad bar.
Once you are done with that, you flip your card to green and they bring a clean plate and then the meat comes. They carry it around on these rotisserie type skewers and cut off slices, from beef ribs, lamb chops, leg of lamb, a lot of different types of pork to a perfectly seared rib eye.
Everything was fantastic.
Save room for desert and have the mango cream with the currant liqueur. It is to die for.
An excellent evening and a great anniversary dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place is top notch! Absolutely amazing! Will definitely be coming back for date night. Very romantic and quiet.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was one of the most delicious lunches I’ve had ever had. The service was succinct and seamless. The meat was not disappointing; great for special occasions.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely amazing, they were amazing even came by to give us an anniversary card and wish us a happy anniversary. Loved it

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Well this time the meal was so much better. I’m glad I tried it one more time. I enjoyed the tastes and quality.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

excelente servicio, la comida deliciosa, los meseros muy dispuestos a colaborar en todo momento. Sin duda seguiremos visitando el restaurante.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went for our anniversary. The food and service were great. We’ll go back, but not too often due to the expense.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome place it has become! I remember having dinner when it first opened up and it was too much service. I see now they have calmed down to a perfect service establishment. No need to go downtown anymore.....

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was great. The food, personnel, ambiance and the location was excellent. I would recommend this to a friend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been here on multiple occasions and every time the employees are incredibly friendly and helpful. The manager stops by to see if there's a cut of meat that we would like and make sure it's delivered. We have had large graduation parties there with 30 people and the service doesn't lag.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very mediocre food for the price. If you go when they are not busy it seems like they just reheat the meat that is circling around. I would recommend going during a busy time. The alcohol seemed to be cheap, and for $12 it shouldn't be the cheap stuff. I would recommend going to a steak place and ordering a steak, you will be much happier.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food would have been better if the lamb was over cooked and tough. Also, more items should be on the salad bar.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We came here for my younger brother birthday. It wasn’t as great as the first time we came for my husband birthday. A little disappointing for the price that you pay. We had made reservations and put a note that it was his birthday and I don’t think they even acknowledge my note, when I went up to the host stand to check if they seen it , she said she would let our server know. He ended up coming but instead gave his dessert in a to go box and just said “here you go.”

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We visited for our 44th wedding anniversary and we were treated as King & Queen

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was great, food outstanding but the mariachi band was extremely loud and went on and on and on and on. One or two songs would have been acceptable but they continued to play for 30 minutes or so and we ended up leaving because we couldn’t listen to each other talk...the reason we went in the first place.
I would suggest putting a group with loud entertainment in a private room if said entertainment is going to last a while. Very disappointing...we look forward to going to your restaurant and left with a bad taste in our mouth. Sorry

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious food and super fast service- like ninjas with the refills!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food and the staff were incredible! The entire staff made it a fun evening. They swarmed us with great service and great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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