Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

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655 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!
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Great selection of food. Everything was very tasty. Made a reservation and upon arrival was seated very quickly. Overall experience at the restaurant was good.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The choices offered are bountiful. The never-ending meat selections were uniformly delicious. The picanha (a house specialty) was divinely melt-in-your mouth the highlight of the meats. Our service was superb and attentive. It was our favorite of Restaurant Week because your meal selections are entirely your own: from the smoked salmon and other delicacies on the buffet, the bountiful and imaginative salad bar to the out-of-this-world black beans. Highly recommended for a date or group outing. I’d give it ten stars if I could!

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TC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It’s a nice place, right down town. Everyone is friendly and helpful, as expected. The price is comparable to most steakhouses. The food...don’t get me wrong, it’s decent food, but not if you’ve eaten at a decent Brazilian steakhouse. The slices they give are small and most of the meat is less flavorful than I would’ve liked.

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N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was seasoned well and was warm. Our waitress, manager and the servers did a good job of meeting our needs. However, one server in particular, older Caucasian gentleman kept bypassing numerous tables to go to a table in the far corner first. The guest seemed to be regulars, but still other patrons should not be overlooked for that reason. That was the only negative and why they got 4 stars instead of 5

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great, however I am unsure if they were understaffed or just not very organized. I would go sometimes 15 minutes without any of the waiters or staff bringing food to my table and surrounding tables. I overheard the table next to our complaining about how slow the service was. Our waitress who brought us drinks only came by our table 3 times throughout the entire hour and a half we were there. Overall the food was delicious, but the service needs some improvement.

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RC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Used a Groupon to offset the cost--had a great time! (And was super-stuffed!)

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

Excellent value for a Brazilian style steakhouse at the city’s center. Would go here again and again in the future!

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D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a medium sized Brazilian Steakhouse. The meat offerings are delicious but you have to wait a little if your looking for a specific cut of meat. I just wanted lamb and pineapple. Multiple servers told me that they'd bring it but it didn't come until we were ready to leave. The side dishes are fine, mostly salads. I enjoyed the hot side items immensely. Overall, service was fine, could've been a little quicker but my group (of six) had a great evening.

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

First time going and would to go back. The atmosphere was awesome as well as the food.

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RT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was hot and very good. Nothing was cold and the flavor was amazing.

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DK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some of my kids there for a celebration and we all loved the food and service. We definitely go back!!

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c
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I was very disappointed in my dining experience here, the waitress was slow either inexperienced or overwhelmed and the manager seemed oblivious to the customers needs. Our bill was overcharged also had to get that corrected.
Just dissatisfied with the dining experience.

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l
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been here several times, food is great, staff is friendly. Really enjoy going.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was marginal at best. Food was ok over sausage was not tasteful. Steaks were ok however I much prefer a steak from Longhorns or even a locally owned restaurant for much less money.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb chops are delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before theater night

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Fantastic service. The food was great and my request for my boyfriend’s dessert was upheld.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great food...can't ask for more!

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed ourselves very much. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The reservation was for 8:45 pm on New Year’s Eve. It took a very long time to get our drinks, including water. We had gotten completely through salad and starting on entrees before any dink arrived. They seemed short handed. the variety of meats were lacking compared to previous visits. The margaritas were extremely strong with only the flavor of tequila. We sent them back. It was very difficult to get service. It may have been due to the holiday, but last year it was much better.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. The lamb chops, bacon wrapped chicken and the kale were the best.

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GL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go there often. It's always GREAT. Any time I wish to have a guest feel special, It's where I take them.

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LL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a fantastic place if you love MEAT because it’s all about the meat. No not really the salad bar is HUGE and very good

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Most of the food was good. Was not impressed with the chicken selections and seemed that was what was being brought around to the table more often. Most of the beef selections where good, but those items were not available as often. Pork ribs were dry. All I can say $37 per person plus drinks was too expensive for what you received to eat.

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BH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my fiancé for dinner. Her first time in a nice sit down restaurant... SHE LOVED IT! Thanks to the staff and amazing food!!!

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AP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food on salad bar was ok. Salmon wasn't good and that is normally one of my favorites.

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GK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

A group of friends and myself went to Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse to celebrate a friends birthday. We have been to numerous Brazilian steakhouses before and were excited to try this one. This is by far the worst steakhouse we have ever been to. The salad and hot bar is very very low on items and unimpressive compared to every other steakhouse I’ve ever went to. My table was seated with our meat tokens on green for over 30 minutes and were only offered meat 3 times, only one option was steak and it was cooked very rare so only one person at our table could eat it. I will repeat we were at a Brazilian steakhouse and only offered steak once in 30 minutes. My party voiced complaints to both the hostess and our server but the service did not improve. One gaucho seemed generally concerned about our complaints and tried to do what he could but no one else working in the restaurant seemed to care. My friend spoke with the owner about her disappointment in the restaurant for her birthday choice and he seemed to want to somewhat make it up to us but at that point we had already been there for over
An hour and were just ready to go. I will also add the restaurant lists a business
Casual dress code and says it’s an upscale dining experience yet the restaurant interior looks anything but expensive and our waiter was wearing wrinkled ill fitting clothes and a patriots beanie. Definitely nothing upscale about this restaurant and the service and quality of meat reflect that. Stay away at all costs. Any Brazilian steakhouse is better than this.

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BH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is excellent. The food was amazing. Our plate was never empty.

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BK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed with gauchos service, setting and overall experience. Reserved a table for fiancés birthday and we were sat in the middle of the high traffic area and was very hard to hear. Will not be visiting again or recommending to anyone.

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FO
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I had a higher expectations for a uniquely flavorful meal.

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TS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent location for a wonderful Brazilian Goucho style meal. Great service, fun foods and good wine. We’re hear at least one every few weeks for a date night downtown. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great people and service. Love this place. Need to go more often.

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Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place great food great service

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RK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my wife's and my favorite restaurant and we've come twice now on our anniversary. The salad bar is great but the main reason we come is the amazing meat. The house sirloin picanha alone is worth coming for.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit was for my husband birthday. This was our 1st experience. Thank you so much. We will come again.

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SF
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was clean & the service was great. I was a little disappointed in the limited options on the salad bar. My overall experience was good & I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is really good and there is tons of it hot and ready to go. My only complaint is the tables are a little close together. We have been back twice since we first went.

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YE
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Day was it first visit to this restaurant and I was very pleased with the entire experience. With reservations, we were seated within a few minutes but while we waited, we were wondering if it would be difficult to make it back and forth to the serving tables because the place looked packed very tightly. Amazingly, there was more than ample room. The servers were all very friendly and professional and although our waiter was moving at warp speed, the table stayed clear and our glasses filled. The food was outstanding! I think that this should sum it up: my husband is extremely hard to please when it comes to food. He is still complimenting Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse 2 days later. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second Thanksgiving at Cowboys. It’s convenient as a meeting place for us and our two sons.

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CA
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Eduardo was excellent. He was welcoming and attentive. He even noticed that the table was off balance, and corrected it immediately while we were at the salad bar. Had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday!

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