About Avenida Brazil - Woodlands

Avenida Brazil stays true to the foundations of the traditional Brazilian churrascaria. We offer a world class upscale dining experience with several of the finest cut meats, amazing side dishes, desserts and a full bar that includes red & white wines from across the globe.

The experience is split up into two parts

Part 1: Salad Bar - After being seated, guests can help themselves to our gourmet salad bar stocked with more than 30 fresh items.

Part 2: Meat - At each of our seats, we include a coaster with a red side and a green side. Once back at their table, guests can start signaling our gauchos (meat servers) by flipping over the coaster to the red side. This indicates that the guest is ready to enjoy the 13+ succulent meats, which include lamb, beef, chicken, and fish. As an accent to the meat, we provide five delicious side dishes.

1400 Research Forest Dr
Shenandoah, TX 77381-4390
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian, Steakhouse, South American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch, Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday

Cross Street:
Pinecroft

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(281) 651-5369

Website:
http://www.avebrazil.com/

Executive Chef:
Vanderlei Bernardi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

A Houston tradition since 2008!! Enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil for $49! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired Christmas buffet menus include 50+ items and melt in your mouth lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

A tradition since 2008!! Enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil for $49! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired Christmas buffet menus include 50+ items and melt in your mouth lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Before the fireworks, enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil for $49! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired New Years buffet menus include 50+ items and melt in your mouth lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!!

Avenida Brazil - Woodlands Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Salad bar was fresh, we liked the variety of the meat, service was great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Terrific service and very comfortable. The service is helpful and friendly without being over bearing. The food is quite good and with a larger variety than similar restaurants.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place to eat in a nice cosy atmosphere. Outstanding cuts of meat cooked to perfection!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food and service excellently

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Visited for the first time here on Thanksgiving. Fantastic food and service!!! My husband and I will definitely be back again and will highly recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service and food were excellent! Very enjoyable way to enjoy Thanksgiving meal. We will visit the again soon. Recommended to all. Kids welcome as well.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Five persons for a birthday celebration. I had requested a small chocolate cake with the birthday person's name on it. We were served sliced cake with only Happy Birthday written in icing on the platter. The slices, however, did have candles.
The menu pricing was not explained before dinner. A conflict of 38 dollars versus 47 dollars per person.
The food is excellent and fantastic presentation. The service was impeccable. The margaritas were not very good. Coffee was tasty.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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food5
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We really wanted to like this place. We came here when it was operated by the previous owner and watched it go down-hill until a year ago when we decided it was never going to get better. Now, with a new owner and some positive reviews we were excited to try it again. Bummer, we've eaten at Brazilian Steakhouses in many places and this is just nothing special. They push shrimp and grilled Salmon as going very well with the salad bar, shrimp was done perfectly, salmon: not so good. Asparagus on the salad bar was very small and not properly trimmed, lobster bisque was quite good and unusual to find. Meat, advertised by the server as Kobe, I find very unlikely to be Kobe. Did manage to get some good lamb chops but it seemed that we had to ask for everything, not the usual flow of meats when the green chip is exposed. We'll not be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food3
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Wife and I went for our anniversary, first time coming to Avenida. We originally heard about the place from Houston Restaurant weeks but we were never able to make it. We are from Cypress so it’s a long drive. But it was really worth it. We had a very special night that we won’t soon forget!

Food was delicious. Lamb, shrimp and salmon were Yummmmmy as was the lobster bisque. Service was just as great.

I think we stayed just over two hours!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent food and service! Salad bar is one of the best in The Woodlands. Lobster bisque is excellent!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food, great staff, and the owner and chef made it a point to visit every table to talk everyone to make sure they were enjoying their meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Birthday. It was fun. Great food.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and service! Loved the papaya cream dessert and the bottom sirloin cut of meat was my favorite.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great experience, the location is a bit smaller than others like it but same quality and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Delicious meat! I loved their grilled pineapple. Excellent choice for Houston Restaurant Weeks, and I would come back.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food and service was great. Glad we discovered this place. The owner came to the table a couple times to make sure everything was perfect. The entire staff worked our table, so no glass got more than half empty.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was very tasty, the service was great, people friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Went for the restaurant week special. I did not expect all the food I got to eat. All the meats were delicious! I wasn't too fond of the salad bar selection but the sides that came with the meats like the bread, plantains and potatoes were awesome. Service was very attentive. I'm so glad I tried this place. It's a little hidden. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We took advantage of the Houston Restaurant Weeks special, so it was $35 per person, which is a bargain for a Brazilian Grill. I don't know what their everyday price is for dinner.

The salad bar was very good, lots of choices -- avocado, bacon, hearts of pal, sun-dried tomatoes, grilled pineapple, marinated peppers and olives, lobster bisque, marinated/seasoned yams, cheeses, and more -- lots of nice salad and antipasti.

The side dishes were delicious -- potatoes, rice, fried plantains and cheese rolls ... And the main course, the meats which they bring to your table on skewers, were delectable. The house special picanha is a stand-out, but the bottom sirloin was also great, as was the bacon-wrapped chicken and the ... ah, the other beef, I can't remember what the cut was. I liked everything we tried from the skewers.

The HRW price fix menu included dessert. My husband had the flan, and I had the dessert duo which was cheesecake and a chocolate mousse cake, both choices were very tasty. Only complaint, everything is so good, you want to keep munching even after you're full.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We showed up at 9:15, and they close at 10 and the food was great, there was no rush to get us out the door. They explained all their meats and dishes. We will deffinetly return many times.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Really great location, close to where we live. Was perfect for date night; the chicken legs and picanha are to die for. Will be back for sure!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Very good salad bar and meat selection. Service is prompt and professional. The location may not look as glitzy as Fogo do Chao in Hughes Landing, but the ambience is nicely subdue with white linen. The place can get a loud when full.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 10, 2017

A very good Brazilian steakhouse. Service was excellent. I did not give it outstanding overall simply because we did the limited HRW menu but and did not have any wine that evening. However, the service and staff could not have been more attentive or helpful. The service was truly outstanding. We will return when we can sample their wine list and the full menu of option.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The Manager was very inviting as well as the staff. The food was perfectly cooked and made for a great birthday for my wife! We will definitely be going back again! Thank You

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

If you are in the area please do not pass this place up. This was the best buffet style brunch I ever had!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything about Avenida was spot on from the moment we walked in the door. Do yourself a favor and go get some meat.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great service and great food

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent food and service. One of the best Brazilian steakhouse in Houston.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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