Bovino's Churrascaria - San Antonio

4.1
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Brazilian
The quality of our mouthwatering cuts, impeccable service, and beautiful facilities are leading us to inaugurate a new branch, only this time we have trascended frontiers; shortly, the city of San Antonio, Texas will enjoy the unique flavors of our delicious rodizio.
We will be waiting for you with arms wide open and the irresistible dishes you already know, so that we can pamper your taste buds, the way only Bovino's Churrascaria does. Visit us "The Shops" at La Cantera
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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Thaddeus was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Mala comida con relación al precio y servicio deja mucho que desear

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Kevin
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible! From the food, to the service, to the atmosphere, I had the best time. I can't wait to go back!

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Anthony
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was far and few ie. water filled, length/availability of requests (type of meat, checks, dessert) etc.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Trys too hard. Service poor. Food is ok but better places than this by far.

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SeanW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday. Staff and food were great! Much better salad bar than other Brazilian steakhouses.

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vipSalvadorR
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience to be there

We celebrated our daughter birthday

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GuillermoS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good, the “gourmet” salad bar, as they call it, is superb. But the service, it has been the best service I’ve had in a long while. The service alone makes everything with it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went there 20 mins before our time and they let us get a table. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. Love the services and the attention they gave us.

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Tomas
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The seafood is an extra charge and you don't get to pick what you want or not want, jumbo shrimp all you can eat I got 3 and was never offered or seen again, very over cooked too, 1/2 lobster tail was very small and chewy. The beef was under cooked, had a ribeye slice, the fat was still hard and bright white my guess it never went over room temp . To get to the salad bar you had to stand in line, get your hands spray then they put rubber gloves on you and you had to do this every time you want to get anything. Salad bar did have more choices than most bars but, it was a bit to crowded, hard to reach several items and over all not well kept. The music was too loud and the sub speakers kept cutting on and off. Compared to other Brazilian steak houses in San Antonio this one does not match up and you pay more !
The servers were friendly and there seem to be 8-20 manager/owner guys walking around but not doing anything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as good as Chama Gaucha or Brasao

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Texas de brazil, chauma gaucha, fogo de chao and this was our first time here and it easily takes 1st place amongst the others! We were being checked on by multiple staff and not just our waiter. Will be back next time we're in San Antonio. Highly recommend!

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RicardoS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor service, they are either understaffed or waiters are not attentive enough. Don't waist your money ordering the seafood, it is poorly cooked, particularly the octopus was horrible.
Chama Gaucha or Brasao are way better. I don't understand the hype of this place

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not enough meat variety and service was really slow. Disappointed in the seafood pricing. You pay $75 to have limited seafood but unlimited shrimp. Not worth it. Will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service. We did have to wait a bit after seating (more than 5m) before offered water by the manager. From there service improved greatly. The food was amazing.

There is so much to choose from with the traditional churrascaria meat; amazing salad bar, that includes a very versatile assortment of salads, charcuterie, gourmet cheeses, antipasti style vegetables. The extra large peel and eat shrimp, cioppino, paella, what may have been a squid ink rice (best shrimp of the meal), green lip/PEI mussels, clams, carpaccio and other delicacies really set them apart from other Brazilian steakhouses.

I did get add-in to have the seafood, which includes a lot: 2-broiled/baked oysters, 4-“moorish” crab claws, chunks of salmon, several poached shrimp, huge skewered prawns. The stars were the fire-roasted lobster (~3oz) and even more incredible octopus.

The salad bar on it’s own is a reason to come here ($29?)—it’s included with the churrascaria meats at $52 which is reasonable considering all that is included.

While their seafood was amazing, I don’t know that it was worth $79 ($27 more than meats+salad bar). I think the lobster tale, octopus, and oysters is something that each individually would be better a la carte/either/or option to the meats (especially during lent). The fire-roasted shrimp/prawns may be “served in spades” it is on par with salad bar offerings. They offer AYE when pay for seafood up charge, however I never saw the prawns gaucho more than the one time.

Overall a wonderful atmosphere, food, service and experience for the date night (or day) books.

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very polite and amazing. Everyone is constantly moving and making sure their guests have everything they need. My reservation was for 7:30 and I was seated at 7:30. I love when restaurants don't make me wait, after I've had a reservation made for a certain time. Definitely will be returning.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Bad wine selection, staff is very slow.
I will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience we had and the food was delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Thalia was not very helpful if we needed her she would come but she seemed pre occupied. The gauchos were great though. They are the ones that helped us more or would call Thalia for us.

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MarcosA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was very good. We ask for a rodizio + degustare (seafood). Shrimp and salmon were cold. An oyster had a cheese sauce (I imagine it was gongorzola) it was tasty, but it totally laughed at the oyster likes. The rest is super tasty, but only a small amount.

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LauraM
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. It exceeded our expectations. The food, wine, and service was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. We waited 30 minutes and no sever attended us after being seated. Prior to walking out, the manager did not attempt to assist. It’s not worth making reservations or even going to this place.

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Sk84fun
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food is extremely bland and not good. Very disappointing concerning the price point. Will never be back

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MosesG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall meals were fantastic, I would say the salad bar alone was the winner of the night. Many foods to choose from, the whole meal was amazing.

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ManuelA
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was not great. Had to wait a long time to get our meat. Overall an average experience.

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KristyM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing just like the last time I was there. Francisco was a great and attentive server!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Seafood was over cooked (lobster tail, octopus, shrimp) oysters and salmon were great. Meat was excellent and service was overly helpful. Just order option 2 your not missing much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely outstanding! Food is delicious and place is truly gorgeous! Salad bar is insane, so much variety. Highly recommend 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The server was confusing and terrible. The meat was ok at best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The salad bar was great. The service was subpar except for JR. He was amazing and attentive. All the other waiters it was hard to get attention from and we were celebrating our anniversary. Definitely wanted more service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, huge selections at the salad bar, friendly attentive staff! All thing said it was a great dinner experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had unfortunately missed our reservation for 9:45 due to traffic jam near the area .... when we arrived the hostess said they would have to talk to the manager about us still being seated due to the late arrival . Manager showed up and with a great attitude and politeness let us enjoy a late dinner there . Took us to our table asked us if we needed anything . Really took care of us . All the servers were great ... all the servers were polite considerate moved swiftly and very respectful . By far one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in regards to customer service . The manager served my date wine had a great small talk with us and really made us feel welcome . I will most definitely come back with my family and spend my hard earned income at this establishment due to the great customer service . Hands down impressed with the people that worked there . Looking forward to coming back .

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RebeccaP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall loved the ambiance, however; there were some differences that made the experience not a 5 star.
1. Cheese bread was lacking ( little to no cheese, not soft or tasty as expected) and not as delicious as other Brazilian restaurants we’ve visited and really missed those.
2. Salad bar experience, although very hygienic and safe, the process is too labor intensive. People were going two different directions in the line and reaching over each other. Going back for more requires getting in line again and too much of a hassle. Recommend select sides be brought to the table to save the extra trips. Also recommend one line where the server adds the food to your plate from the salad bar for for you to make more efficient. Another restaurant did that and it was a lot more efficient.
3. Overall wait staff service was lacking. We had to ask for addl clean plates multiple times as well as drink refills. Compared to service Received at other Brazilian restaurants there was quite a difference.
4. Quality of the food at the salad bar was hit or miss. Certain items we were really looking forward to were not that good while others we weren’t expecting to be there were pretty good.
The couple we were with in our party are regular Brazilian restaurant diners and they noticed a different quality and the taste of the meat and did not enjoy it as much as others.

Hope you find this feedback helpful and take it into consideration for future guests.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The salad bar was to die for . The drinks and desserts were amazing but the meat was not at the high quality one is expecting but everything else was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, especially the seafood, staff was friendly and available when we had questions. Great drinks as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was very different from the Brazilian steakhouses I’m use to. More upbeat for me. Meats were delicious, salad bar had so much! Downside was nobody walking salad bar explain what everything is. Also kind of missed the sides that are usually brought to the table fresh instead of them being at the salad bar. Overall experience was okay the employees were very kind and attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, friendly and attentive servers. Overall fantastic. We will be back.

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KristenM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Everyone was so friendly and made it enjoyable. The meats, and seafood were delicious, and the salad bar was the best ever!

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SteffyO
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bovino's has the best food I have ever had. the salad bar is very varied and I love that. the meat uff spectacular. I would definitely come back and recommend to all my friends

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Bovino's Churrascaria - San Antonio is rated 4.1 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.