Churrascos - The Woodlands

4.4
563 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was great but we thought the drinks could have came out a little faster. Seemed the bar was a little slow! We will definitely be back though!

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Stef
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for my 83 year old mom mom. We had the patio on the beautiful Waterway to ourselves. The mojitos and Churrascos steak was delicious. The sweet and attentive waiters surprised mom with sinfully delicious tres leches cake. Go to Churrascos. Great lunch menu with drink specials

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10! Everything was AMAZING. I definitely would recommend and will for sure be coming back.

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Mike
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Dinner

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vipBrian
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were awesome. It wasn't very crowded so was also rather quiet.

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Feancisco
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Graduation. Master Degree.

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AlexT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I expected more. Arriving at the place it was lunchtime and it was quiet. The table I was assigned was pretty shabby, and so were the seats. Looked like the place had a very worn out feel about it. This was the only opportunity of dining with my colleagues this year. It was the festive season and there was ZERO festive about the establishment. There appeared to be only one member of staff in the entire building, hence he was running about all over the place. The starters ordered were of questionable quality - the only acceptable one was a Ceaser salad! The main courses came and went, and really did not impress; felt like they were reheated from night before. All in all I will have to say it was a very poor experience, and for 200 dollars I could have got an awful lot more elsewhere. I will not be back and will not recommend this place to anyone. Value for money - certainly not; quality of food? Terrible.

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MargaretB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service you will get in Houston. I have been going to Churascos for over 15 years and it’s still my favorite restaurant. I wish I could go there weekly.

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vipCarlM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was a little cold and waiter was very slow. It is usually an enjoyable dinning experience, but not impressed tonight.

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vipTheBalesky
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love churrascos!

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vikster
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Be prepared to wait! Recent reviewers had indicated that Churrasco's had slow service. We still decided to dine there because we like the food. Well... 30 minutes before our cocktail order was placed was a bit much! Were it not for the basket of plaintain chips that arrived promptly after we were seated, we probably would have departed before the waitress finally arrived.

Poor staffing (only one bartender on a Saturday night and not enough servers) seems to be the biggest issue.

I hope they get it fixed!

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SUSANM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Misunderstanding with my server but didn’t offer to correct it, I was somewhat disappointed but didn’t expect him to correct it as he didn’t seem to have extensive experience serving at very nice restaurants.

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Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service . Miguel was our best server yet!

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vipChristineB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Because we booked through open table, we were seated at a high top table between the bar and host stand. I even selected “standard seating” when booking (not the bar) but when you book on open table it “automatically puts you at that table” restaurant was all but empty when we arrived and left, but hostess couldn’t seat us anywhere else. Apart from that and the ceiling light shining brightly in my husband’s face, the food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious

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EveB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere will return. The staff was great.

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CharlesG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The seasoning on the grilled shrimp was superb.

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GUNNARE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food. Poor service. This place was probably great 5-7 years ago. Now it’s time for an overhaul. The potential is there!

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Brian
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Churrascos is our go to place for business dinners and special personal occasions. The food is excellent and service is top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hang out spot. Nice atmosphere. Excellent service.

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Steve
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to visit restaurant, we were very pleased with the food and service. servers were very attentive, food was excellent and portions were large, plantain chips were some of the best I've had (and I lived in Ft Lauderdale at one time). Recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent MEAL as in the past with attentive service!! We miss their OPEN Buffet Style Sunday brunch availability due to COVID restrictions ... !! A Great Restsurant !!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and food seating overlooking the waterway. Very relaxing and romantic.

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Zappito
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great selection of food delivered with great service.

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Annie1973
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We came here for the brunch without realizing it was discontinued. The food and alcohol was overpriced. Considerably overpriced. I have a feeling there would be more customers if the food and alcohol was lowered for the lunch and weekend brunch crowd.

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AlyssaF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It was a very disappointing experience. The waiter was aloof and did not check on us and never noticed our glasses were empty. The 10oz churrasco steak was the same size as my petite filet. For a $50 meal my husband got a small steak with a couple small chunks of potato and carrots, he went home hungry and had to eat more when we got home. Just not a good value and the food was not as tasty as we have had in the past. We don’t plan on returning.

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vipLorinP
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but slow to come to the table. Waiter was either very new or inexperienced. Had to ask for EVERYTHING even to get another drink. Kid’s Order was wrong. Disappointing visit.

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vipScottishbrvhrt
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. Bar was backed up on drinks but the waitress explained that ahead of time unlike many places that feign astonishment when drinks don’t appear. Tres leches and empanadas to die for

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Scott
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday lunch! We had a great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Order 5 meals one came out way after 4 had eaten worst experience in years and manager was terrible about it

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vipCharleneN
East Texas
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Churasscos. Service, wine selection, food!!!

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DennisC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

First, it’s September in Houston and it was hotter in the restaurant than it was outside. When we walked outside it was actually cooler. No kidding.

The service was very slow even though it wasn’t busy at 6:30pm when we arrived. It remained slow the entire evening. After eating, we waited 20 min to have our plates removed.

My wife ordered the Tres cake and it took another 15 min to get dessert. it was actually sitting in a puddle of milk when it was delivered. Wet and nasty.

The ceviche wasn’t good either. Kinda weird with large pieces of Talapia buried underneath onions and raw hominy. Very strange and not good.

Avoid and go for a sauna and a burger elsewhere. You’ll leave much happier and spend about $100 less too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Terrible Service, got food an hour in a half of sitting down. After this kind wait, the food did not meet my expectations.Lacked flavor, lacked presentation, and the shrimp was over cooked. The dessert save the day and my 10 wedding anniversary. The plantains and Salsa was great. Manuel could have bought us more if he knew we was going to wait and hour and a half to eat.

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vipTexasTodd
Houston
92 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Dined here on a Saturday night during Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020. THE GOOD: the fried plantain and sauces, my ceviche appetizer, her chicken empanadas, my Pollo Jalapeña, her Churrasco steak was its usual awesomeness, my Tres leches was excellent as usual, first time I've ever been here where the noise level was reasonable; THE MEDIOCRE: having to wait 10 minutes for our reservation when they weren't busy and had tables available, the waiter would disappear for long periods of time, and her Delirio de Chocolate was too over the top sweet; THE BAD: she only ate half of her Churrasco steak and asked for it to be boxed but they threw it away.

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JohnR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners. Serve gave excellent recommendations. Active manager. Great food. Just would have loved a dollop of Mexican vanilla whipped cream on my flan

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vipSandpaper
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the HRW dinner - great food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The service was good and we felt the waitress was pleasant. I think they must have been struggling with the AC because it got very hot and humid about halfway through.

We did the restaurant week menu and the food was good. They were also helpful and let us share plates.

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Rico
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Service was extremely slow and the restaurant was not crowded. Dinner took about 3 hours++. It was absolutely miserable due to the heat. They said that the air was on but not cooling well. We were sweating at 9 pm due to the heat, and it was worse since the service was SO slow.. While the food was good and the value paid was ok, we will not return.

I will say that they did a great job with social distancing and table placement. All servers wore masks and they rated an A+ in this area.

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gr8chefwalker
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great server. Enjoyed the HRW menu. Great time with just the girls

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SuzanaB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious gambas al ajillo, perfect service from Brittany. I look forward to my next visit - thank you!

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Churrascos - The Woodlands is rated 4.4 stars by 563 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.