Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

4.3
713 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is an unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria” featuring a full Salad Bar with over 30 items, 6 Hot Dishes and a “parade” of 16 USDA Prime cuts of beef, chicken, pork and lamb sliced at your table by our Gauchos.

Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California and our Brazilian Flavored Martini Menu.

Join us for an unforgettable dining experience!
What 713 People Are Saying
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LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Service, it was worth the drive from Augusta Ga. for my wife's birthday. It was our waiters first night on the job after training and he earned a 20% tip.

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E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed it. We wish we had one (restaurant) in Greenville South Carolina. HINT HINT...

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WD
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive service provided. Promptly provided specific food requests. Very good food choices. Great valve provided for the price.

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M
New England
105 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I would equate to a poor man’s Fogo de Chao. Very similar concept. We dined on a Sunday evening. Restaurant wasn’t that crowded, so I assume staff was a little light. As a result didn’t see food come out as often as maybe it does during busier times. Meats were good. Salad bar was good. Ambiance was decent. Overall it was fine. A nice change of pace. Probably wouldn’t go back until I’ve tried some other restaurants in the area (from out of town).

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WR
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse! The salad bar is outstanding, with many selections and sides. Our server,Vince, explained the process and came back often. Polite, funny and efficient. The meats were great, rare, medium and well were offered for red meat, and chicken, pork and sausages were great! We will be regulars!,

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have been to a Brazilian steakhouse before and my experience at Cowboy did not compare whatsoever. For the price, the restaurant needs to be updated. No booths that I noticed. Everything was just a table with very low sitting chairs. They brought us food even when our placards were turned on the red side. When they cut your meat off, they give you a teeny piece. Not even a good slice. Our waiter was great though.

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for the first time our birthdays, and it was a wonderful experience. We were with a group of friends. Our waiter was helpful and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back

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NB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This isn't my first time going but I loved it. Our waiter was great and so was the food. The only thing I will say is our drinks didn't really taste like what they were suppose to be. I ordered two sweet drinks and both tasted straight up like alcohol. I didn't mind it too much though because I wasn't the one paying. Lol

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LY
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the experience the food and the staff were great.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steven was an awesome waiter!! This is a very nice restaurant. I recommend it to everyone! Awesome food and service!

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meat and pineapple was hot and delicious. Service was great and great salad bar.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salad selections and tasty hot items. You use try the excellent black beans.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and drinks were excellent, service started out good but deteriorated. One server did not speak English and she did not understand our requests.

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e
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent - which is what we would have expected coming in soon after opening versus the busiest time. The gauchos were very, very good and well informed on their meats. The owner was kind enough to stop by and say hello. The food was generally very good. The salad/hot bars were excellent. Most of the meats were very good although several were dry including a couple of the steaks which disappointed me. The price is a bit steep, so expect that, but it is all you can eat with a very wide variety of foods.

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RK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were hooked after the first time we ate here, so now we come back for every special occasion, like birthdays and anniversaries. We also look for special occasions we can celebrate just to have a good excuse to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of this restaurant was awesome!!! Delicious food and very nice staff, even management cleared our tables.

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EH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit and we enjoyed the food service was great also.

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TC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The lunch special advertising a $12 buffet was misleading. Although the food was good, it isn't what I would expect for a place of this stature.

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ZG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I seriously love eating here😍, they have amazing food and perfect service

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WL
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We used a Groupon so we enjoyed dinner for 2 and a bottle of wine for $75. The food was delicious. Only the parmesan pork was dry. The gouchous bring you plenty of delicious meat and want to make sure if there is something special, they'll get it for you. Restaurant located right downtown, great street to stroll down to the Capitol Building for some sight seeing after dinner. Wait staff was informative, attentive, and very friendly. Ambiance is great, nice decor and good boss's nova background music.

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful value for money. Family had a great time figuring out how everything works. First time there. We got our seats a little before the scheduled time and the service was great.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Cowboys, but it will not be our last. We really enjoyed our meal! Very nice waitress and the food was wonderful.

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AA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonder! We celebrated our anniversary so they made our dessert special

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Wait staff is top notch! Would definitely recommend this place.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All you can eat salad bar!! When the website said “hot items” I was thinking meat. Since there was not any hot meats I was a little disappointed but overall everything tasted great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome

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MK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and great value. The meats were amazing , as was the incredible salad bar. The owner Edson came by to greet us and made us feel very welcome. 5 stars!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding!

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the top, Wonderful experience. Brought my girlfriend for the first time & her mind was blown away by the many selections that were provided.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I am so disappointed, every year my husband and I and a few friends and family get together for a couples night. Every year we are dissatisfied with the service but we choose to come back because the food is good, but this past occasion made our minds that we will never return. The staff was rude as usual but the food was not good as usual. I am so disappointed because I love Cowboys, it's been nice but we will no longer use cowboys as our dinner spot.

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V
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my first time to this restaurant. It lack a variety of selection from what I’m use too at Brazilian Steakhouse

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Quite disappointed with our experience tonight. The restaurant was rather loud, the tables were way too close to another, the meat was not cooked well, and the service was suspect. Didn’t get the quality we have come to expect out of a restaurant such as this one. Will not be recommending this restaurant.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and atmosphere. Servers were frequently coming around with meat and were very receptive to bringing the meats you requested. Great time!!

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AT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Only because I liked the fact how the meat suppose to come

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B
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening. Three in our party of 4 had just the salad bar, which is way more than salad, and we were all pleased. The meat is delicious and plentiful but the "salad bar" has boiled shrimp, smoked salmon, sliced deli meats (prosciutto!) all kinds of cheeses, all kinds of salads like chicken, pasta, potato and fruit. Plus asparagus and beets and balsamic mushrooms and black beans and rice, and mashed potatoes and kale and artichoke hearts and olives and....on and on. Delicious.

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TS
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent location downtown. Love the food. Service is always pretty good. Some hit or miss in training on the bottle service. But otherwise an all around good experience.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was delicious. We got full real quick and my favorite meats were the ribeye and the filet mignon. They price was not bad for the abount of food your are able to get and the cold salad bar was good. I enjoyed the selections and the hot items were good too. The ambiance was wonderful and nice elegant place for an anniversary or birthday.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy myself and the food whenever I come to Cowboys.

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MN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food good service but a little expensive her name was Taylor she was an excellent waitress

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Once I walked in, I was immediately ignored by the hostess who had a nasty attitude. She refused to speak to people coming in and if we tried to speak to her she would just walk away. I didnt have a reservation and she wouldn't take my name or how many people were in the group. After appearing to throw a fit and throw some items on the ground, I was told that I would be seated some time before they closed. It was 7:30, closing was at 11. Finally I found the website and made a reservation for 8:00. I was finally seated around 8:45. The server came to the table and explained there concept but failed to take a drink order. Finally I was able to ask for water and tea but he had to make 2 more trips to the table, and me asking for them before I got it. I was halfway through my meal before I had a drink. The food was okay but the service was DEPLORABLE. to top it all off they add an automatic 18% gratuity to the bill. I was forced to pay $30 for service worse than you find from high school kids working in fast food. I will not eat here again and would never recommend this restaurant.

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