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Churrascos - River Oaks

1595 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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"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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Latin American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday Brunch 10:30 am - 3 pm
Lunch served until 4 pm Monday through Saturday
Social Hour 4 pm - 7 pm Monday through Saturday
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Phone number
(713) 527-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steve Morice
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With six award-winning restaurants, Américas, Artista, Churrascos and Amazón Grill to choose from, The Cordúa Group has taken the best of their portfolio and added other unique flavors. The result: a contemporary flavor unique to MjC Events that can be enjoyed outside of their restaurants. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a gala of splendor, the finest events always start with MjC Events. Event Managers are ready to help you plan your next event! Please contact them at MjC Events 713.961.0911.
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Cross street
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our award winning private dining rooms are the perfect choice for your special event. All offer sophisticated settings that will accommodate your group large or small. Choose from pre-set menus, plated dinners, chef action stations or multi-course wine dinners that are sure to be memorable.

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What 1595 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Brunch was great. Good variety, excellent food.

GrumpyAggie (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Longtime Houston staple. First time visiting in 2 years. Loved the chicken empanadas and the pollo encamisada has been a good dish there for years. Service was 3.5 stars. started good, but then dropped off. I would love to see them mix it up and do dinner specials.

3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This used to be my favorite restaurant. No longer. Something has changed. The food is not nearly as delicious as before and the feeling is much more casual.

IkeG (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was very poor. It was very cold inside, we did not order desert because we couldn’t stand the cold temperature. Food was good.

ZubinJ (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Their steak was not the same this time. we normally go to the sugarland location and their steak has never disappointed us.
But i understand that valentine's day is a busy kitchen for them and mistakes happen.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed everything about our evening. Highly recommend.

Carlos (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great atmosphere, amazing food, and exceptional service! I recommend this place to everyone in Houston!

vipFoodie (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was probably the worse I’ve ever eaten at this Churrascos. We usually enjoy the buffet but I don’t know if it was because it was almost 2pm or what, but the food quality was very poor. Gallo pinto was dried out from sitting in the chafing dish. The beef tenderloin was too chewy. Many of the meats were barely warm. I wish we would have been offered a menu instead of the waitstaff assuming we were all there for the buffet. I would have preferred ordering a fresh plate of food rather than paying for a below-par buffet. Probably won’t be visiting again any time soon.

DavidD (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Fabulous service from the moment we arrived until we departed. Expansive menu with a wide range of choices. Unique (for us) in place of tortilla chips and salsa they offer plantain chips. They were wonderful. All of the sauces were as well. We sampled from both the seafood side and from the grilled steaks. You'll want to order the chiles & onion toreados prepared table side. One order is enough for 3-4 to share.
Margaritas were pretty good as well

vipHou1 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Start with dessert and work back! Churrascos has the most amazing desserts ( Tres Leches and Pio X). In addition to the desserts, we sampled two types of ceviche ( both excellent), a Churrasco steak ( never bad) and two chicken dishes ( both good, but not outstanding).
All in all, a great dining experience.

vipTraveler (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed dining here during Houston Restaurant Week and finally made it back. The regular menu did not disappoint. Beef and shrimp skewer was outstanding. Coconut ice cream-divine! Nice, reasonably priced wine list. We need to make Churrascos part of our regular rotation.

vipevelynle (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service, as always!

vipAlwaysTraveling (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Juan Pablo and all staff were excellent!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

First time dining here, and I enjoyed my meal. I ordered the Pargo De LuJo. The Brussel sprouts are amazing! I hear the brunch is the place to be. I will be returning to try it very soon!

NoVeggDishAndNoLegRoom (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Even though I spent a good evening, I was not comfortable with the booth, there is no room to come in and out of it easily and no room for the legs either. Also, the vegetarian options are so limited (only one dish) and when I asked if it was possible to pay extra to make another vegetarian dish I was kindly declined.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Good experience.

vipBigFoodie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Great night for food, friends and holiday celebrations!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

It is going downhill. Used to be a nice place with good food. No anymore. Service is still good, but the food is below average.

RAUL (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

The waitresses were friendly , helpful, and courteous.

vipPatrickS (Houston)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

It took over an hour to just get an appetizer and soup. After that the soup order was incorrect. Multiple servers couldn't get our order correct. After a second drink was ordered, a wrong one was brought. The manager was extremely pushy in trying to get us to take the drink. We didn't want the drink and she wasn't going to back down. Nothing like having a manager push alcohol on you.

GaryN (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was great and prices were fair. Service was very good.

TanveerS (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Good but very expensive for the food they give..Service was good ambiance is good.

FrankM (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Quality of the food remains high. Beautiful preparation and presentation. Empanadas/Churrasco Steak/PioX meal was delicious. Even my pre-meal cocktail was perfect. The service - not so good. My waiter suffered from a lack of training. He brought the appetizer with the main course! I had to ask for dessert. No refill offer on coffee.
The food is still excellent. My feeling is that the owners/manager have decided to target a lower level of service and have accepted wait staff that fills that bill. It felt like I was eating at Los Cucos. They need to hire professional waiters.

Laura (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

The food as always was wonderful. The only thing that threw me off is the fact that I asked for a Cosmo and they gave me some other concoction and although it was tasty it would have been better if they said they didn't know what that was and suggested something different instead of giving me whatever they wanted, assuming I wouldn't know the difference. And then to top it off they charged me for 4 when I only drank 3, but I guess that was my fault for not checking my receipt before paying. Anyway, I will go back eventually (for the tres leches of course).

arby42 (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent steaks. Excellent ceviche. Excellent margaritas. Excellent platano chips. My favorite restaurant in Houston. My only complaint is that they have recently changed the sweet dipping sauce for the chips to something peculiar.

Kelly (Houston)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

It is a okay place, but the food wasn't the great.

NormanS (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is great as it has been consistently for many years. The Churrasco steak is always good, but I decided to try something different -- gambas al ajio. This dish was also very tasty. Wife had a chicken dish which she loved (and I loved the next day -- portion was quite large so we took some home.) Of course, Tres Leches for dessert is a must.

Biggest negative was the noise level. The clientele was definitely NOT boisterous, yet the sound level was high. I recall the noise level used to be much quieter. We will certainly return, but not for a quiet dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Always consistently good. Love the plantains And my friend from out of town enjoyed her meal as well. Will go again,

viplonestarfoodie (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Dinner was delicious as always. The spinach and mushroom empanadas were amazing and also loved the lobster bisque and taquitos. All of us had filets that were flavorful and so tender. Split the brownie ice cream dessert. Love Churrascos. It never disappoints.

AdrianeT (Houston)
4.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

Steak night on Wednesday is a must, steak was perfect and price is very good! The plantain chips is one of the best in town, along with the chimichurry sauce.