Texas de Brazil - Carlsbad

4.5
146 reviews
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Steakhouse
Texas de Brazil is no ordinary steakhouse. It’s a dining experience like no other.

Here, traditions of Brazilian cuisine blend with generous Texas hospitality to create a lively atmosphere in an upscale setting. Your meal begins with a visit to our extravagant salad area – a feast for your eyes as well as your palate. Indulge in a wide array of seasonal roasted vegetables, fresh artisan breads, charcuterie, imported cheeses and other specialties.

Next, an endless parade of gauchos visit your table with skewers of freshly grilled meats carved tableside. Choose from perfectly seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, cooked over a wood charcoal fire the way cowboys of Southern Brazil have prepared it for generations. It’s all served with authentic side dishes and to further complement your meal, select from our award-winning collection of wines or traditional Brazilian bar creations.
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KR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Still delicious and still glad to have a good Brazilian BBQ restaurant in North County, San Diego. This visit the service was a little slower (not the rodizios with the skewers of meat, they were coming super fast!) but wait service for drinks, desserts, etc. was a little slower but very nice. Salad bar area was in excellent shape and well stocked, everything delicious. A little sad they discontinued the stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon. Lamb was a bit hit or miss (the lamb sirloin was delicious). Beef ribs were outstanding.

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AH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We really like Texas de Brazil - the food is amazing and we couldn't wait to bring friends to enjoy dinner with us. The problem was our server. He was SO STRANGE. He spoke way too much, repeated himself, forgot things, didn't listen, seriously came over to present the desserts about two minutes after he had just done that, mentioned he did a lot of drugs in college, later said he had just graduated from college that day (huh? Monday graduation?), tried to upsell endlessly, told us we were his only table then came over with the pepper for salad so late that we had all finished our salads, etc. It was a non-stop freak show and I think he might have been on drugs. I hope so or else he has a tragic neurological condition. He was so odd I'm still weirded out by it two days later. Luckily our guests were younger college kids who just thought it was funny, but for the type of dining experience they offer, he has no business working there. The food was fantastic though!

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SJ
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The experience overall was good, but the meat was a little over cooked. Were told the meat would be medium rare, and was mostly medium or medium well.

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TE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. Service was fast and the food was great.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Me and my boyfriend’s first time and it was for his birthday. The service was extremely fast, friendly, and they threw in a free dessert!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Rei Do Gado and Fogo de Chao are way better. Of the meats we received, 3 were good--the rest were too chewy. Carb selection was limited as well. Server who was probably high/drunk, made our drinks really good. Head to downtown if you want the Brazilian churascarria experience. Not worth the drive to Carlsbad.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too pricey, need lunch hours for convenience, not just dinner hours

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DR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was fabulous. They were so accommodating to us, considering we have three toddlers. Great experience!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful as usual! The staff was right on top of everything, drinks, water, clean plates. Not 1 complaint! It was a great evening! Thank you we will definitely be back again soon!!!

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E
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Our server Randy was great and made our time there fantastic.

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Had a 4pm reservation. Wasn’t seated until 4:15. Poor service from the waitress. Long wait for protein. Had to wait for good cuts of meat.

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DH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, service was outstanding, but it was very noisy.

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GD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You can get much more for $48 plus drink anywhere else. If they don’t get more competitive I don’t think they will last long especially in that area.

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MJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Every thing was great except for the noise level. went with out of town family. Hard to carry on a conversation. This took away from the evening.

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L
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Loved the food. Certainly plenty to choose from! Service needs to be much more reliable. Took ten minutes to get drinks. Had to beg to get dessert and the check.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recommended it to numerous people. The staff was awesome. Sean was our server and he was a gem! I enjoyed everyone we came in contact with. From the managers to the Brazilian Cowboys! The food was fantastic and the salad bar was so beautifully done.

Well done. The bread is AMAZING!

Shawnta

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AJ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff was very attentive and all the food is delicious. The range of meats and accompaniments were outstanding. I also love that they provide 20% discount to not only military but also firefighters, teachers, nurses, EMS and law enforcement. I definitely like supporting companies who make it a point to value what all those professions do and support them.

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CP
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Food very attentive staff but need more space tight spacing per table

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and presentation was second to none. A very different, upscale all-you-can-eat experience. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make special requests — the staff will do their utmost to accommodate you. Make sure to come hungry!

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PH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience! Alexander was a wonderful server and the manager was very attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

This location is in a mall with fishbowl windows with mall gawkers staring at you while you eat. How about some curtains or tinted windows!!! Can’t beat the view of the Forever 21 and Cheesecake Factory (heavy sarcasm!!). Not a great location for ambiance.

Service really brought this evening down to a miserable experience. The staff ignored us among other issues with anything resembling proper service for any price paid. When we brought it to the managers attention, she relayed our situation to the staff which then proceeded to treat us even worse with nasty looks, muttered comments within earshot, and surly attitude.

This was nothing like experiences we’ve had at other locations. Won’t be returning to this Texas de Brazil!

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RL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for meat lovers with big appetites. Less pricey than Fogo de chao.

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KR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, some of the meat was a tad salty for me but that could be a preference thing. Randy our main server... he was excellent. Definitely will come back again.

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the better brazillian steak restaurants in San Diego Service was excellent the servers keep the meat coming Our waiter Leo was very attentive to our needs Going out of his way to give a personalized service. Will return quite often. The level of Service and professionalism as well as the ample meat selection is well worth the price

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OT
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had very good service from " LEO " and all of the waiters service with the meat selection was the best.

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PS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was not impressed. Fogo De Chuo in San Diego is 10 times better.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really liked the food quality and service, went to celebrate my anniversary and had a great time!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Due to this "type" of restaurant being a favorite for my spouse, I surprised her w/plans for our anniversary. She was NOT disappointed! The service from miss Julianna & our hostess, was above par. Not to mention the myriad of delectable, juicy, & flavorful meats that were brought to our table. The atmosphere was both friendly & inviting. Superb choice for a surprise! Thank you for the attentiveness shown!

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B
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Brazilian Steakhouse! Great cuts of meat, perfectly seasoned, brought to your table on swords, then carved off for you, one after the other! Want more? They will just keep coming, until you say when. The buffet style salad bar (but truly much more) has plenty of extras options. The service is impeccable, always someone waiting at your beck and call. If you love meat, and are hungry, Texas de Brazil is for you!

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WC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Cierra was an amazing server. Just a perfect place to go to celebrate.

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JH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sufficiently heat the mashed potatoes to rate five stars. We requested a second "hot" portion but like the first, it was barely warm!

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D
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

So glad that we finally go a location in Carlsbad, before we had to drive all the way to Orange County (Irvine), they were very nice and 1 of the managers came over several times to make sure everything was okay for us. The food is delicious and seasoned very well, the sides are vast and delicious as well.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My family and I vacationed in Aruba and went to a Texas de Brazil there. It was a meal we still remember. When I found out there was one now located in Carlsbad, we jumped at the chance to go. The food was incredible again as was the service. In Aruba, this was an upscale restaurant with white table cloths, etc, here in Carlsbad the restaurant atmosphere was cold and the tables were close, no table cloths and it was too casual for my taste. ..but I will go back.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This is the ‘more affordable’ concept from the typical Texas de Brazil.
It’s located in a shopping center. The place is small, tables are cramped and environment is noisy. Salad bar and meat choices was very limited for the ‘regular’ restaurant experience. The food was very good though.
Overall, not sure I’ll come back. It’s NOT a good place for a date, special occasions or business dinner. It feels better for informal friend or family.

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NA
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great. The salad bar was the best ever. I am on a Keto diet, and the restaurant is keto friendly.

In my opinion, the meats and chicken, etc were all too salty. However, the flavor was stellar. My biggest problem was the meat kept coming out medium and i like rare or Medium rare. I was told i would be accommodated, but it took a long time.

I will come back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place it was a wonderful experience and my family is definitely is definitely going back.

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b
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I was surprised that there was no alcohol menu at the bar. The bartender told me to peer over the bar and look in the cooler to pick a beer or to look on the shelf and read the labels of the red wines to pick one myself. For me the labels were up to high and the writing to small to read myself. I also thought the bartender looked kind of sloppy with acreages ponytail. Especially when the hostess looked so polished and the managers where in suits. I was a little regretful with my choice of restaurants at this point but after being seated was pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was kind and explained the way everything worked and the manager came over twice to make sure we were happy and to make suggestions. It is a bit loud but we were there on a fri night and it was busy.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time going. There were many delicious meats to sample and there was also a salad bar station, tasty bisque, and charcuterie. The service was great and everyone seemed happy to be there. We'll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Fiancé and I made our reservation here for our Anniversary/Birthday dinner. Upon arrival we were seated in a small corner in which I ask the waitress “Bruna” if we would be able to sit somewhere more pleasurable. With no hesitation she said yes and relocated us. We have dined with your restaurant numerous times and have enjoyed every single occasion. This experience was over the top. Bruna has strong customer services skills and she definitely made this experience exceptional. The energy she brings to your restaurant is fantastic and she genuinely enjoys what she does and for this very reason and experience all future events will be help here. Employees like Bruna and with her enthusiasm are what keep customers coming back. Thank you for your excellent service we look forward to dining here again soon. This was definitely an experience worth repeating.

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