Churrascos - River Oaks

4.3
1718 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
"Bold and creative dishes of the Americas"
Inspired by Latin cuisine, Churrascos offers the bold flavors of the South American parilla with all its fire and passion. As the preferred caterer of the Houston Texans, Churrascos offers starters including ceviche, arepas armadas and empanadas to our signature dish: chimichurri chargrilled churrasco. Save room for a must try Tres Leches.

With a generous supply of wine pairings, Churrascos warmly transports you to an orchestra of flavor celebrating the grill, the grape, and your guests.
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Houston
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went with a group of 4 for Easter Brunch. Food was delicious. Dining room was too crowded. Guessing some tables were added for the holiday brunch. Our waiter could have been more attentive. Overall a good experience.

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a large family group at Churrascos - River Oaks for the Easter Brunch. Churrascos was very accommodating for a large Easter party. The food, service and ambiance were excellent! We visit this Churrascos location often and will definitely continue to return and recommend! Overall, a great family holiday experience!

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SY
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good with a large variety to choose from, but service on the patio fell a bit short of higher praise. I would still recommend this for Easter Sunday anytime.

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AE
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Seems like the food is. A bit different now and not in a good way

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LH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We went for Sunday brunch and it was terrible. All the hot food was lukewarm - cold. The food tasted like leftovers and dried up food. It used to be such a great place to eat. The desserts are still amazing.

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DK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best steak in Houston. Been going there for over 20 years.

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JT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

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L
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service.. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................great

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Still one of our favorite places for Sunday Brunch! Churrascos always has a larger and fresh variety of options, including your traditional(omelettes, pancakes, bacon) and South American(empanadas, plantains, cerviche, etc.) A wonderful, mini- dessert selection, including Queso Flan, mini tres leches, cheesecake, and cotton candy for the kids, rounds out the meal. If you like cocktails, there is a spicy Bloody Mary, a wonderfully fruity (but potent-LOl) sangria, Mojito(one of the best I’ve had!) and Mimosas. We often brought out-of-town guests here, but we love it as well!

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N
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there and it was empty. Quiet and clean. Food was wonderful

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l
Houston
147 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal at Churrascos. The steaks, short ribs, and chicken were excellent. As well, the tres leches is the best in the city. The servers did an outstanding job.

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WW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience for us and our guests. Food and service was excellent.

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F
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A local favorite in slight decline. :(

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A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The waitress who came to receive us, came with a very unpleasant look and attitude... like we were bothering her. It was not a good start for us ... not coming back

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c
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday and the birthday person was given Tres Leches cake with no charge. Service attentive. Food good. We had a good time.

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JB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was slow due to a large party, but they made up for it with a free wine and dessert.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very quiet, excellent service and I love the plantain crusted chicken.

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HD
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

My wife and I celebrated our Valentine’s Day there! It was a disappointment! From greeting, seating and the service, everything felt so rushed! Perhaps we were just another pair of eaters on the Valentine’s Day evening conveyor belt of production!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Ordered a side of shrimp bruschetta and they came almost an hour after we finished dinner. We were waiting to leave and they still had not arrived. We asked for dessert to go because the wait was too much and we had to leave. They put the shrimp to go as well and when we got home they smelled disgusting. It was three skinny shrimp wrapped in bacon but it looked like they just threw them in there. Don’t know if I’ll be going back again. Shame because we’ve been going to Churrascos for years now.

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N
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Valentine’s Day

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NW
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend.
Excellent food and service!!

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B
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening with excellent staff and wonderful food.

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S
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the Sunday buffet and will definitely be back!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was just ok. It took 45 minutes to bring out our food. Which was quite long. The portions were average. Three ppl In my party order the terra y mar. It did not come with any side orders, for $42.95. That was quite disappointing. The description in the menu was very Misleading. There was absolutely no crab meat in any of the dishes. It was a total waste of money. I complain to the waiter and they brought out a tablespoon of crab meat for each dish. Complete and utter waste of money. We will not be coming back to this location ever!Not to mention we advise the waiter and the hostess upon our arrival that we had a birthday, yet we still did not get the birthday dessert. We were completely unsatisfied. By the way it was a party of seven.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

They made a mistake by darkening the room and removing windows - otherwise it is a good place for brunch.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was enjoyable. Waiters great but hard to understand. Good brunch.

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M
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

No one in restaurant could provide us with the password god the guest Wi-Fi which we needed to book Uber. Several WiFi’s showed up but no one knew which one was current or the password for it.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Server was amazing.

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E
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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AC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to Churroscos for years and always loved the food and service. We had a bad experience during NYE but was invited back today for a dinner. It was an amazing experience that we usually receive from Churrascos. The GM, Megan, and our waitress, Lency, made our dinner tonight amazing and treated my family so well. It regained my loyalty to Churrascos. The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable. Never had to ask for anything. We will be back and will ask for Lency as a server.

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Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was attentive and food was good.

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D
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Not the Churrasco's that I remember. No big platter of veggies. No white tablecloths. Tables to close together we could barely get in and out. Very noisy. Food prices were outrageous considering the atmosphere is not anywhere the sophisticated place it used to be.

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SS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

They didn’t have any horseradish, which we requested for the steak plus a couple of other things we requested.

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HB
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I guess others found out about the special on Wednesdays :) because it was packed! Because of this, service was a little slow. Nonetheless, food was amazing as always.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Don’t know what happen this visit but service and food temp was so poor. The restaurant was very understaffed which caused everything from getting seated to, drinks & appetizers and main course being served with extreme delays.

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JM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday. At the end of the meal they had a special thing with lighting the glass and serving tres leches which was wonderful.

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WA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was in the bar area and the manager tried to accommodate us for my friend's birthday. There were not any other tables available due to a lot of Christmas parties taking place . She was very helpful and made sure we all had a good time.

Thanks to the Managers for their assistance.

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JH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Noise level great but some guys phone next to us dinged the whole time.

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Churrascos was wonderful as always!

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