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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.

2055 Westheimer at Shepherd
Houston, TX 77098
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin American, South American, 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

Cross Street:
Shepherd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 527-8300

Website:
http://www.cordua.com/

Catering:
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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Cordúa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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92% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·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.

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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service! We eat at Churrasco's regularly and are never disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Seemed to be short on staff.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I had a great time during the brunch - lunch ok Sunday! The variety of selections was pretty wide, although I think it was kind of pricy. I am going again though for a buffet brunch experience for sure.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food for resturant weekend was terrible waited an hour just to get an antree and food was cold. The ceviche was old and not enough for an appetizer. Really disappointed on the food and the wait.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and good service. It's on the pricey side but it's good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great meal and service. We went early, so it was very quiet, but became louder as the evening went on. Nevertheless, much quieter than many local spots. Drinks a little pricey, but well made. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

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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 (Houston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Our Server was awesome and the food was awesome. Churrascos never fails me! Love, love, love

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was mediocre! Service wasn't the best. the ambience was nice though.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing Brunch!!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The Rainbow Trout was excellent fresh and cooked perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Pleasant suprise we dropped in for lunch and really enjoyed the experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We went to enjoy the HRW menu which has all the items Churrasco's is known for and some happy surprises. The winner first course on this menu was the ceviche. We had the fish taco also which was delicious and very ample...maybe too ample. The steak was wonderful as always, the brochette was huge and delicious, the trout was something I had not tried at Churrasco's and II was glad I did. Fresh and yummy. Desserts...always great. The HRW menu is a bargain! Everything was generously portioned and quite a range of choices, where many HRW menus are very limited. A bonus was some special cocktail options too for an enticing $5.95. This is one place to not miss at HRW.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Not as good as I remembered Churrascos to be. We were told we couldn't have happy hour price drinks unless at the bar while the menu did not indicate so except for Thursday happy hour. We had to leave our table to go to bar for happy hour drinks. Asked for extra ice and didn't get it until nearly the end of dinner. Vegetables not cooked very well. Service was not very attentive even though we were there early and it was not crowded.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Several of us were interested in trying Churrascos for brunch. We decided to select this restaurant for brunch. Brunch was amazing. I highly recommend it for small and large groups. Great price for incredible food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love going to Churrasco's on Westheimer and introducing friends to the wonderful Churrasco steak and Cubana soup. High ratings to the Queso DIAZÁBAL Fondue and Plantain Crusted Shrimp additional appetizers. Finishing the feast is their wonderful Tres Leches Cake and Flan. A little nosier and more hectic during Restaurant week, but well worth the dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The steak there was amazing. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We went for the Houston Restaurant Month menu. It was ok but did not wow. I had the fish and it was ok but overdone and the sauce overwhelmed. I prefer more subtle flavours. The ceviche was good and the the sorbert for dessert was very nice especially after the heavy sauce. The plantain chips and dips were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Unique ambience and happy manager!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Unique South America quinine with wonderful service. Delightful time

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Have been coming to Chursascos for years. Went for restaurant week and was disappointed. For rest. week, black bean soup was not served in a bread bowl but the soup was good altho a bit spicy, the steak churrasco was ok( 6 oz small), that plate used to come with plantains but now is only served with fried potatoes. Tres leches was excellent. We upcharged some of the steaks, added some sides and ordered drinks and our bill was still $300 for 4 of us. Felt like something was missing in the meal for this price...waiter was great!! Other places better for the price!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Variety of food choices; desserts were delicious (tres leches & flan), good portion and nice presentation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 3, 2017

It was delicious. The bernaise sauce was good. HRW is a deal.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Sunday brunch here is a must. Terrific food, great buffet selection, and friendly service. Sunday drinks are discounted, and are a great value.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went there for my wife's birthday and brought our 3 young kids too. We all had a great time. Great service and the food was excellent.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Went for brunch. Our drinks were a little slow to come but otherwise good. Brunch had many options to choose from. Everything was tasty. Loved the pasta bar and crepe bar. Mmm mmm. I would say a bit pricey for brunch menu but seems like this is the going rate for Houston.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Wonderful brunch buffet on Sunday! The amazing beef tenderloin and ceviche were our favorites!! Crystal was a great server. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Always excellent brunch offerings, and outstanding service make this a favorite for Sunday brunch! Love that they serve brunch at 10:30 am for those of us who attend early church services!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food never disappoints here, best empanadas ever (sorry Mom).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner - complimentary dessert and champagne. Great attentive service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent Father's Day brunch!

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Buffet was very good. Can be crowded as it very popular but despite this the Service was friendly and attentive.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 14, 2017

everything was perfecto! The waiter was very tentive.....outstanding service excellent food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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