Churrascos - River Oaks

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$30 and under
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Latin American
Established in 1988, Churrascos offers the bold flavors of the South American parilla with all its fire and passion. From appetizers like empanadas and ceviches to our signature chimichurri marinated center-cut tenderloin and famous Tres Leches. Paired with distinct wines, Churrascos warmly transports you to an orchestra of flavor celebrating the grill, fresh ingredients, and your guests.
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J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

8th Anniversary. Food & Service excellent
Brownie Desert very hard could not eat so they took it off the check. Was looking forward to it.

Overall Excellent Experience

S
Houston
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love their Sunday buffet. Lots of great options!

R
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great place to get a good meal and enjoy a quite place with a loved one. Happy hour is only at the bar.

HB
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken empanadas were great! Service great, as usual.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Coming back!

TP
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was great. We live in lake Charles and go to Houston to eat there

MQ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good and tasty. Staff was friendly and attentive.

WH
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monthly wine dinner which is always outstanding!! Great food and wines. Try to go every month since it is so good

HB
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! When l asked for a dish they normally only serve for dinner, they made it for me for lunch! Love the place. Cilantro dressing is unlike any other!! The best.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Juan Pablo & Tino are the Best!! So Attentive!

ML
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This has been one of my favorite restaurants for a very lo g time however I moved out of state for a while and this was my first trip back in 2 years. I was very disappointed my favorite dish wasnt on the menu any longer but was told if they had the ingredients it could be prepared. That made me happy. When the meal came out it wasnt the same, still very good but not as good. It seems the restuarant has become more casual as well. Didnt love that.

OM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect for a casual with family and friends

J
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, larger plates for a lunch menu than most of other places, excellent service.

J
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both my daughter and I always celebrate our birthdays (one day apart) at Churrascos. Great steaks and desserts.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Paid the extra for the 8oz steak, however we received a 6oz steak. Although we questioned it, our waitress continued to claim that it was an 8oz steak and did not want to replace it. Other than that annoyance, the experience was great and food delicious.

LH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

OT
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought my mom-in-Law here for Sunday Brunch for her birthday. She is visiting from New Mexico. All the the Brunch offerings we tried were excellent! And she enjoyed her meal!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We have been looking forward to eating here for a long time. The place looked so nice inside! The food unfortunately was very disappointing and overpriced. The Churrasco steak tasted like olive oil with a very fishy after taste and little seasoning. If your going for steak, I'd go elsewhere. If I was forced to go back I would order drinks and a flaming tres leche cake (amazing dessert, that made the check easier to swallow). I'm sure this place was amazing at one time, but quality of food is not their focus at this time.

GG
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious (we ate our weight in plantain chips & dip!) and our service was spectacular. Great place for lunch!

AK
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was average. Compare to Memorial location or Americas. Desert was terribly dry ( brownie) and cold. I do not reccomend it to friends.

OT
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really good. I felt portions were small for price. But the food was all really good!

BB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were underwhelmed with the food at churrascos. The steak was okay at best and the béarnaise sauce was just down right gross. The small potatoes it was served with were hard and under cooked. My mother and wife got the same dish but yet one came with pieces of veggies and the other didn’t. The sauce on the fish lacked flavor. We will not be going back again

OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first time. For sure will be coming back. Only recommendation is more flavor mimosas. Lency was great.

TS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Great food and great server.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Kind of sparse. What is going on here? Great food, but nobody there? Did I mention GREAT FOOD??

RH
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Churrascos truly has an amazing brunch buffet. And our server Isabel was fantastic! We will definitely be going back for brunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service

m
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Love the chicken encamasado with spicy retried bean purée!
My husband tried the salmon this time and said it was delicious!
Always a great dining experience!

BA
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had been here in almost 15 years! The food was just as delicious as before. Great service as well! A little pricey but the quality of the food makes it worth it!

NG
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We had someone in our party that admittedly was wearing a tank top however, AFTER we went for our first round of brunch buffet the waitress came and told us that tank tops were not allowed. First of all if management would have told us at the door when we first got there, we could have gotten him a t-shirt. But the simple fact we were made uncomfortable the whole dining experience. I personally will never go there again and I will definitely tell my friends and loved ones never to go here. Personally I feel as though he was racially profiled to be quite honest. Shame on you Churrascos. You lost a FREQUENT CUSTOMER THAT NEVER SPENDS LESS THAN 200+ DOLLARS EACH VISIT.

MQ
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Not as many food choices as I expected, considering the price. However, what every item I tried was very tasty.

OT
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Took an out-of-town family member for Brunch, which she thoroughly enjoyed! Excellent service and great food options as always. We love bringing family and Luther guests here, especially around 11 am(before it gets too crowded)

TS
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience...The food and the service were both impeccable! I had not been in years, so I had reservations about going. Everything was perfect and I will definitely visit again.

K
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came specifically for the wine dinner This was not an average dinner for us. Churrascos wine dinner always make the evening special for us. So does our waiter Isabel for any meal wee come for to Churrascos.

DZ
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Churrascos !!!!! Will recommend anyone in Houston

CC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great, as usual, but service was very slow and restaurant was not full nor did it seem that busy...even on Fathers Day. Not sure if they were understaffed or just had poorly trained waiters. Bathrooms are outdated and smell bad. If you want to enjoy Churrascos choose one of the other locations. I had also put a note when reserving table that we were celebrating birthdays and this was never acknowledged.

PK
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It is always sad to see the demise of a once great restaurant, such is the case for Churrascos in River Oaks. Problems began when our ordered meal was inconsistent with the menu description. When we asked about why the difference, the waiter became a tad belligerent stating that what was ordered was delivered. This was clearly wrong. There was no offer to correct the problem or change the order. The next day we spoke with the managers and showed pictures of the disputed dish from their own webpage - they admitted that they really didn't know what the ordered meal should look like. Thus, the arrogance of the waiter coupled with the inexperience and inaction of the managers left us frustrated and annoyed. At the minimum, a PR opportunity was lost but more importantly, our comfort with the restaurant was shattered. This is not a good way to do business, especially in a town where excellent restaurants abound. It is highly unlikely that we will return.

f
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

While the Father's Day Brunch was not as good as the New Year's Brunch we have attended in the past, I would still recommend Churrascos. The tenderloin & prime rib were not replenished promptly and boiled shrimp was not available when we arrived. Also, we could not eat any of the prime rib because it was all rare even the end pieces. Even though most people like it somewhat rare, there are those of us who prefer it cooked a bit longer. The cost seemed a bit excessive compared to your usual Sunday brunches. Just suggestions you might want to take into consideration for the next special occasion brunch.

M
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Churrasco's Sunday brunches are always wonderful. Their ceviche is amazing! And their alfajores are melt in your mouth light. Also my favorites -- the salmon, the grilled vegetables, the cold shrimp, the plantain chips with chimichurri sauce, and, of course, the chocolate delirio!!
Servers are very attentive!

RE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day Brunch

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