Churrascos - River Oaks

4.4
1886 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Ccruz33110
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was disappointed. We usually go to brunch to the Woodlands location but they were booked. Service was great but the brunch food was cold specifically yuca, plantains, empanadas, and frito mixto. The french toast was undercooked raw gooey in the middle. I was really looking forward to all my favorite Churrasos dishes on my cheat day but could not enjoy. The ceviche was perfect but no plantain chips available? And did they discontinue the Pio X or was it just not available? That's my favorite dessert so that was extra disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Mother’s Day

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Foodies123
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So glad to see the brunch buffet back. Always great!!!

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Ockie
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed Churrascos Brunch. The whole overall experience was nice and definitely enjoyable.

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vipAnon
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Buffet line was not laid out in an effective way. Services was very slow, even though only focused on drinks.

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vipHfoodie
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Buffet food could be warmer, in most instances it was room temperature. Great flavor though.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorite restaurants. They helped us celebrate our engagement with superior service and delicious dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was disappointed in the service and food. The paper menus are such small print that they are hard to read. The server was too quick to try and take the order- even the drink order. We just sat down and had no chance to look at the menu and he was there. The food came out Luke warm. The restaurant was not busy. On a positive note, the wine was excellent.

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KathyM
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine dinner was delicious! Great service too!!

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Texan2thebone
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding. I cannot wait to go back.

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vipOSCARG
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, good food lost of plantain chips with chimichurri

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

No recognition of our special events that was noted in the reservation. The service was awful because our server took forever to take our order for drinks, appetizers and food. My drink was not what I asked for. I ordered a Paloma and got a margarita..... it took over 45 minutes to get our entrees. Our server didn’t communicate the issue until asked. Food was just ok. Other locations are way better all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We got seated late. Service was a disaster.

After waiting for 45 min for our main course we cancelled our order. Took dessert to go and left as fast as possible.

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viphoustondiner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Nice eve with family and good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Have never received anything but excellent food and service at Churrascos. It’s been my long-time go-to for birthday and other celebration dinners and is pretty much the only place I’ll go for steak!
Nothing bad to say about this visit, or any of the other three dozen or so I’ve had over the past 15-20 years of going there.

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vipJoeA
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday brunch on their outdoor patio. Service was good but got a bit slow at the end. Food was good, though the tres leches pancakes are better at the Gessner @ I-10 location. Great service and product at the omelette station.

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vipChrisF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

By far one of the worst meals that I’ve had this year.

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vipHoustonmom
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Easter Sunday brunch was a nightmare. Very crowded and slow and while people wore masks when walking around, there was ZERO social distancing.

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SarahB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great Sunday brunch. The lines were a bit long due to a holiday weekend but it was still great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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LisaC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch had a wonderful food selection. Everything was fresh and delicious. As usual the staff are exceptional and make sure that you are well taken care of!

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DrRunner
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat on the patio!
The temperature was good. The noise from Westheimer was sometimes too much.
The service was impeccable. There were only three tables on the patio, so we felt very safe. We can't wait to go back .

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AimeeG
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Churrasco's never disappoints. We went for lunch on Sunday and it was a lovely experience. The food was great. The desserts, especially the tres leches and alfajor cookies are out of this world.

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vipTimely
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and server was great. I really like their Paloma drink but for some reason this bartender could not get it right. Maybe next time.

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Cuvball
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great wine , attentive service.

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LenW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good with an interesting flavor profile. My wife loves that we get plantain chips instead of tortilla chips with a couple of chimichurri dipping sauces. Her absolutely favorite part is the tres leches cake! Guess I have to figure out how to make it now :P

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AlixV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch outside; food and service were excellent.

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vipGustavoO
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meat was outstanding- we had Argentinian churrasco. The empanada was delicious and the dipping sauce was perfect! To close with golden keys, the tres leches is definitely best in town!

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vipHou903
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I used to love this place and go often when I worked closer. It had been awhile and decided to take my partner out for his birthday. I was really disappointed overall - the food was not as good as it used to be, slightly overcooked and cold and the service was just ok. They still charge high end prices but the food was mediocre. Sad to say this will be my last visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner was excellent!

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dmyrick1967
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and planned on getting the Valentines menu but the brunch menu was still available. I must say, everything, yes everything, we tried was fantastic. It was a great experience and both my valentine and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We will definitely be returning for brunch again. Great value, great food. Highly recommended.

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vipKimberlyS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The quality and variety of the food was horrible and not to Churrascos standards. I was also shocked that they were serving from a buffet in the midst of a pandemic. I will not return.

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Mork
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place, very savory, portions are just the right size

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vipMelissaF
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. We had the Churrasco’s steak. It was cooked as ordered and was delicious. We started with a Ceviche appetizer and it was also very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a table outside with a heater it was wonderful wonderful and wonderful

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Churrasco's is always top notch with consistent high quality food and service. Family of 5 with some picky kids and everyone found something they enjoyed. Will definitely return.

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vipTimely
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Server was very attentive.

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vipAngeeH
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

While we typically have visited Churasscos for Brunch, we decided to visit for Dinner; and to support the restaurant during this Covid pandemic. We were very pleased with the service and food; and I was particularly pleased at the handling of a special request I made about a vegan item (the spinach and mushroom enchiladas). I requested that they not include cheese, and both the waiter and chef obliged. The enchiladas were excellent, and I would definitely order them again!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an awesome dinner great place, will return family and friends

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vipatty93
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great food. As always I ate to much. I will be back.

FAQs

Churrascos - River Oaks does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Churrascos - River Oaks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 527-8300.

Churrascos - River Oaks is rated 4.4 stars by 1886 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.