Churrascos - River Oaks

4.4
1841 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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JasM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good overall, but not great. Maybe it's just the wonkiness of COVID, but things seemed a bit down from past experiences - although it's been many years since we last dined at Churrasco's. We'll definitely be back, and it's still one of our favorite places to dine.

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DavidS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great Houston operation and sad to see such low dining activity in the last couple times I was there. Not sure how they are keeping the lights on.

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Pebhouston
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio dining and good service.

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Kekuk
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was delicious. Ready to go back and have more. Very quiet! Quick services, very attentive! Thank you

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DavidP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister Donna Kester and my brother in law David Kester were celebrating their wedding anniversary.

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ShelleyT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and their food. Always a treat and it is our go to restaurant for special occasions for sure!

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MirandaH
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our choice every year for birthdays and anniversaries!

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vipSinanK
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place and great steak for everyday dinning

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Patuti71
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The plantains served with chimichurri sauce at the very beginning are a great surprise. The steak filet was delicious. Went with 8 family members, lots of distance between tables!

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vipMoneymom
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Churrascos is always consistent and the best of the best. Please support the restaurant during these difficult times - they deserve to serve Houstonians for many years to come

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vipAngeeH
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've missed coming here, to one of our favorite Sunday Brunch spots, due to the Pandemic. However, Churasscos is doing all they can to ensure social distancing, while maintaining the same level of excellent customer service.
Yes, the buffet is gone (except for the Omelette, Waffle and small carving station), but they offer a lot of the same items 'from the menu'. Basically, they give you a menu of many of those same buffet items, and you have the option to order the dishes one or two (or more) at a time.

The mimosas and Mojitos are still great, and again, while we miss the ambiance and fun of the buffet, the food is still great, and the service, wonderful!
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DilG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I thought this restaurant was a good choice for a birthday dinner celebration. I called the day of and I was able to make the reservation that same day for later that night. The reservation was for 12 people and some of us got there earlier than others. We got there about 30 min after everyone else and some of the people that were there hadn’t gotten their drinks yet. The bar was backed up and we had to wait a while for our drinks. The waiter took only a few orders before walking away. I don’t know if there was a shortage on staff but the service wasn’t great. Our waiter lacked good customer service. The food was good but I don’t think I’d recommend this place for a big event.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

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DavidS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This River Oaks standby has come back after Covid-19 and is getting the job done. Dined indoors, but there was some outdoor seating. Service is always excellent and the restaurant is consistently clean and kept-ip.

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viphoustonfoodie
Houston
398 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Some people were too loud

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, the staff was very accommodating to our large party and everyone was happy with the food.

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TrishaK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always! It was the perfect date night... not too noisy. Just a perfect meal from beginning to end!

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RoxanneB
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our family's first time dining at Churrasco's, but it definitely will not be our last! The food and service were amazing! Everything tasted very fresh and our server Juan was extremely friendly and attentive.

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vipMarkE
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was excellent. Nothing else to say but this section wants a certain amount of characters I suppose so this last sentence gets it there.

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MikeA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lunch date but, it was wonderful.

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AnhH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Restaurant Weeks. So good, and such a great deal!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh delicious food every freaking time! Such sweet service all around!

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vipHeightsResident
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was a bit disappointed. Churrascos had been a favorite many years ago and I looked forward to dining there with friends this past weekend. Empanadas were delicious but my entree and their specialty lacked the flavor and tenderness I remember from the old days.

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Albertj30
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great South American food and services.

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Rest
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was not up to the level expected from a restaurant of this level. There was hardly anyone in the restaurant so it could not be have been because they were too busy.

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vipLeslieK
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Houston Restaurant Week menu was great! The booths has extra fabric to keep diners separated.

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RashadE
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food during Houston Restaurant Week. The Pisco Sours were excellent, the steak was cook to the correct temperature, the tres leches was to die for, and the service was 10/10. Will definitely return soon!

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Stewy
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner for a first date. Quiet, yet nice ambience. And food is always amazing!

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Robert
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Churrascos is always excellent in every way, and we have been dining in different locations across Houston since the late 1980's. There was only one other couple there that night, which I sincerely regret I really hope times change SOON!

An outstanding [albeit quiet] experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was expecting more so we were disappointed. Food was ok nothing special.

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PAMMIE
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Felt comfortable being there because the restaurant had a number of COVID-19 precautions in place.
Would definitely recommend them

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BillR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This place used to be amazing - based upon my going there for over 20 years. The service and “experience” is a shadow of what it once was. The food is still good but all the wonderful little details that used to be part of the experience are no longer there. And these comments precede the current virus changes. For the price involved there are too many options that meet or exceed Churrascos today.

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glvvlv
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food I was served was overcooked. Both the meat and the vegetables. The waiter was pleasant although struggled with English, I believe. Partly this was a result of him having the mask. I was very glad to see all staff wearing masks. This is the first time we have eaten in a restaurant since the staying at home began in March. We chose this restaurant because our neighbors who are moving back to Australia really like it so it was intended to be a special going away dinner for them.

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VernaT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, we ordered Parriallada for 2. Great dipping sauces. Clean locale and great service. Our go to now when visiting Houston.

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vipAngeeH
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

While we miss the usual Sunday Brunch buffet, I was pleased that Churrascos offered many of the items that persona could order by menu. My suggestion is to provide a description of some of the items, because it was hard to remember which items we usually select from the buffet. We also missed a couple of our favorites, the smoked salmon and the short ribs. But, happy to see one of our favorite brunch restaurants open again!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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EstelaR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff was attentive and gave us great food recommendations.

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vipEquus
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We always enjoy eating here and the tres leches is the best in town.

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robink
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We waited at the front for over 15 minutes as we had a dinner reservation. So we decide to walk to the bar for a drink before happy hour ends. That was a 10 minute wait.
The Bartender took our drinks and walked us to a table. We met our waitress. The 2 Lady's communicated our order mistakenly. My order was great but my boyfriend's order was the wrong size steak - he ordered 12oz Churrasco's plate.

It was mentioned when I made the reservation that we were celebrating my Birthday and staff did not bring out a dessert.

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was sub-par and dried out. We got there for 11am and they open at 10:30. Most meats were dry but made better by the chimichurri. I struggled to cut through the plantain crusted chicken. Nominal selection of sides.

Breakfast station was cool setup but port. Omelette station: They unfortunately did not have egg whites for the omelette station. Even upon request they couldn’t crack some eggs for egg whites. Would have been a plus.
French toast: setup had syrup, Nutella, etc. they were fried vs grilled. And tasted very oily fried which overpowered the other flavors.

Ambiance was nice and service was good. All in all it was not worth the value.. Sour note in choosing them for our 10 year anniversary meal. Was $100 for two people.

Could have done Chama Gaucha or Fogo for that. Would not recommend brunch.

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 1841 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.