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About Churrascos - River Oaks
"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.
Houston, TX 77098
Latin American, Steak, Seafood
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
$30 and under
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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.
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
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Churrascos - River Oaks Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
This was our second visit during Houston Restaurant Weeks -- thank you to Churrascos for extending HRW after Hurricane Harvey! Our meal was outstanding and the HRW menu was a great deal. I highly recommend the empanadas and my beef and shrimp brochette was delicious . The tres leches is fantastic--among the best I've had.
We can't wait to go back for the regular menu and perhaps for some of the special events.
We've been here many times and especially like the wine dinners. This time featured Loica wines from Chile. We enjoy the flexibility of reserving the time that is convenient for us rather than a fixed seating. Pairings of food with wine were great and encouraged us to try something new. Efrain was a gracious server and gave helpful introductions to each of the four wines poured.
I was not impressed with the food on this visit. The lunch buffet had meats on it that were dried out. However, we did tell the manager, and he had the kitchen make us some better plates. Kudos for that. Hopefully, it was an off day. We have had plenty of meals at this chain that have been great.
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