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Permanently Closed - Nelore Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse

3.7
205 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. [UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT] Nelore Churrascaria offers a unique fine dining experience. We are an authentic Brazilian style steakhouse, named after the Nelore cattle breed, Brazil's most famous breed. At Nelore Churrascaria, we believe the "gaucho" style of service sets us apart from other steakhouses. We welcome you to visit us at Nelore Churrascaria, where our goal is to exceed your expectations every step of the way. Join us tonight for an evening in Brazil!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(713) 395-1050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Richmond Ave
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Service
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.0
value
Noise · Moderate
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on February 28, 2017

Very disappointed with Open Table reservation because the restaurant was permenantly closed when I made the reservation and was not notified.

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1.0Dined on February 22, 2017

It is closed!

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1.0Dined on February 21, 2017

It was closed!! It was closed!! It was closed!! It was closed!! It was closed!!

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1.0Dined on February 20, 2017

The restaurant was shut down. I was very disappointed.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Please note this place is CLOSED, need to update your records.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2017

I booked this reservation through Open Table, showed up for my son's 18th birthday dinner with my entire family & the restaurant was closed with a sign on the door saying the owners were locked out -- this generally takes a court order, so the restaurant was likely closed when Open Table accepted my reservation. VERY DISAPPOINTED.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2017

When I got there, there was a sign on the windows and front door stating that the establishment had been closed by the authorities for non payment of rent (could have been lease), effective 2/13/17. THEY WERE CLOSED/OUT OF BUSINESS.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Well....we reserve online and purchased a Groupon ticket because of the reviews, location and a deal we couldn't pass up. Got to the place...it was a surprise for my Mom. We ALL were surprised because the place was closed. Nelore Churrascaria Brazilian didn't pay on their taxes.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2017

We showed up and there were signs on the door saying the tenant was evicted. We went there for my son's birthday and it was ruined. Please mark this place as out of business so it doesn't ruin anyone else's plans.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2017

The restaurant is closed. The doors notices posted suggesting they had been locked out by their land lord.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2017

This place is permanently closed. Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2017

The place is out of business, thanks for nothing. Apparently they didn't pay the landlord for overdue rent.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Nelore has a tenant lockout notice on the door and is closed. I wish they would have taken themselves off Open Table so we wouldn't have been left high and try!

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1.0Dined on February 16, 2017

Restaurant was closed. Don't appreciate having a reservation confirmed when the restaurant wasn't open for business.

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2017

The restaurant closed for the night prior to reservation and failed to contact reservation holders.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The place got shut down one day before Valentine's Day. Finding a new reservation has extremely difficult.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

They were not open, behind on rent. Still cant believe they still accepted reservations

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We arrived early only to find the restaurant had its locks changed the night before. It made for a challenging Valentines dinner night.... none of the stars selected are accurate, but it's hard to submit a comment with or some kind of rating. So please remove if possible.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The restaurant was closed on Valentine's day and it ruined my evening with my girlfriend. So the reservation was not upheld on thier end.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Well, we made a reservation through Open Table for a special Valentine's Day dinner only to show up to a darkened restaurant with a few other confused would-be diners shuffling around the driveway. There was a sign on the door saying the tenant had been locked out because they owed $50k in back rent. We ate Whataburger instead. The end.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2017

My reservation was not honored. Some machine Broke. The place looked over booked . The lady manager did not speak English and was of no help. My party of Eight and I were given the only available space left at Artisians "The private room.". The food was excellent and customer service was second to none.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Upon arrival, the front door was locked, had to go in the side door. Had 7 o'clock reservation, the hostess never acknowledged us. She kept speaking to servers in Portuguese, she seemed very flustered and never smiled. I had to let her know that we had a reservation for 4. The entry area was packed with people, with no explanation as to how long of a wait we would have. Finally, we were seated. Salad bar did not have as many items as is claimed on the website. Servers with skewers were "hit or miss" about keeping us supplied with meats, but our waiter was top notch and kept us supplied with drinks.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2017

The salad bar was mostly empty at 6:30pm and they never did replenish it. There was no bread rolls and when I asked about them they said "no bread today" but the table next to us definitely had bread. Eventually they brought our bread but after we had finished eating. They told us no lamb but one of the servers told us he was serving us lamb???? It was caous and VERY expensive! 4 people was $230.00. No music and the front door was locked and you had to scoot by tables in the main dinning room. Very odd place! They did have a couple of nice meats, chicken wrapped in bacon was very good. It was just so unorganized and expensive. For that amount we could of eaten at Ruth Chris and been very happy. Probably won't go back!

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2017

First time visiting this type of restaurant. We had a groupon we received as a gift. My husband and I each had one drink plus tip and the bill was still $48 . The selection on the salad bar was slim and nothing like the menu on the website. The few times someone stopped at our table the meat was pork (all fat), chicken or sausage. They had no steak that was well done. All rare or medium rare. Total disappointment and not worth the money.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2017

We didn't keep our reservation because of the inconvenience surrounding the time of our reservation at 5:00 pm (they do not open any earlier than 5pm and will send you away if you arrive early for your reservation). If I had known this, I would have chosen a later reservation. Also, we weren't fond of the fact that they only offered valet parking. I prefer options and do not appreciate being forced into any one option. This was a very unsatisfying and disappointing experience.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2017

Hmm, the quality seems to have decline since previous times i have visited.

Maybe it is under different ownership or something.

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2017

I've been a patron for years but the quality of the food on the salad bar Is not as fresh as it used to be. Romaine lettuce was turning brown. I asked for lemon wedges for ice tea & they were also turning brown. The sweet ripe plantains were dry & not sweet. However the quality of the meat was still good.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2017

The bad: There was not a good selection of meats, the salad bar was tacky and the wine was over priced

The good: The wait staff was courteous and prompt

If you're looking for value for money, I recommend trying a different Brazilian steakhouse.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2017

I believe it's a bit over-priced for the ambiance and food but overall I didn't have a bad experience. Just be prepared to shell out a boat load of cash for a not so fancy looking atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2017

I know Brazilians use salt on their meat but the meat was extremely salty and you couldn't taste the meat. Much of the meat was very tough and in some instances it was dry. Sweet Plantains were overcooked and almost falling apart.

Overall, for even the discounted price (~$80 for 2 including tax and mandatory 18% tip), we would have been better off going elsewhere for better quality meat at this price or just pay more and go to Fogo and enjoy top quality meat.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Have been to several restaurants like this the service was good but the food was not as good as some others I have visited. Overall not bad but have had better.

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2.0Dined on January 10, 2017

Purchased a Groupon to try an unknown restaurant. Brazilian meat isn't supposed to be like JERKY! All meats were DRY! Can beverages are served at $3.50 each. Salad bar was less than appealing. They also authorized my debit card twice, totaling $140.00 over the already $99.00 for 4 people. Called establishment about being double charged and was told someone would call me back. Here, I'm writing this review 36 hrs after my visit and no one has bothered getting back with me. Watch these people if you pay by card. I would recommend cash to be on the safe side! There are other Brazilian Steakhouses in the area. Fogo de Chao is a tad more expensive but the food is impeccable. No more Groupon for this girl. AWFUL, EXPENSIVE EXPERIENCE!!!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

The service, food and atmosphere was fabulous. We went for a Family Friday night on the town dinner after being recommended. The staff was friendly , the food was delicious, the ambience was warm and inviting and the valet parking came as part of the dining experience. I would highly recommend Nelore Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2017

My clients Love This Place. When ever I want to get a client and the team members together , I mentioned this place for a lunch meeting and they are there!!! Great food , great location , great setting , great place !!!

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2017

Not a place to go for steak or rodizionexperience. Just few salad bar items and 4 cuts of meat poorly cooked and overwhelming garlic and marinating flavors...rushed service, server was not aware of the different cuts of meat, beef rib served only on special day unknown for the staff.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2017

We went with a groupon. We added drinks and gratuity was added as well. You can't beat a meal like that with lamb, filet mignon, top sirloin, bottom sirloin, house special, bacon wrapped chicken breast, parmesan crusted pork, sausage, and garlic beef. The salad bar was good and has some additional hot items mashed potatoes, black beans, a tasty chicken dish, rice and plantains. We had a great time.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Great food, but in the beginning we were really served great. Then towards the end when they changed servers we were skipped many many times and patrons around us were being served instead of us. And before you ask yes we did have our little signs "Sim, Por Favor "on green. Other than that , the valet is good The atmosphere is good for a small location, I would definitely advise you to make your own assumption of how this place is. I feel the servers towards the end weren't not really paying attention to us even though they served a table in front of us beside us and behind us. Would I go back, Yes to see if it was just a one time thing or a reoccurring thing because they probably had a new servers for us.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Bathroom was gross. Very small salad bar selection and not authentic. Was more Mediterranean than Brazilian and there were no hearts of palm.

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1.0Dined on December 24, 2016

This restaurant refused to accept our Groupon. They were very rude and unaccomodating about it, stating that Christmas Eve was a holiday (which it is not).

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2016

When we first walked in we were not greeted or acknowledged for a bit. A simple hello Ill be with you in a moment would've been just fine. We got seated at a table and the a/c was dripping on us. We got moved right away without having to ask which was nice since a waiter noticed it himself. Overall the food was pretty good. I would like to try another place next time before going back to this particular Brazilian steakhouse. I wish the food was a little better at the salad/hot bar.

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