Texas de Brazil - Carlsbad

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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.

Welcome to the height of fine dining. Welcome to Texas de Brazil.
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k
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Too expensive for the food that was served. Hot bar was luke warm. Some of the meat was tough and dry. Waitress did not comply too our request.

KR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to this location several times and our visit on 9-18-19 was really on point. The meats were the best we've had yet - everything was absolutely excellent. Perfect visit and appreciated the extra care taken by the waitstaff to bring extra sauces etc. for us to try.

SV
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food selections everywhere! From salad bar to lobster bisque to, of course, meats.

DD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service doesn’t match price. Had to ask for refill of my drink 3x. Old plates not cleared. Took 20min Roger and pay my bill.

JH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dog, wife, and I thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor seating and everything else. It's superior to the typical restaurant experience.

BM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service.

ER
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my family out to Teaxs de Brazil Carlsbad. Once again excellent service and excellent food!

SC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Quality of food was delicious. Service can improve. The waitress that was helping us was really bad with service.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the side dishes were a perfect compliment to the perfectly seasoned meat.

KH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

No good. Maybe having been to others I just expected more. Server rarerly came back. Had to hunt down people to help us. Sad, but we won’t be back

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for making the birthday dinner so special.

RR
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grandchildren visiting

AF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

GREAT PLACE, AND GREAT FOOD. VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY STAFF, AND THE MANAGER IS AN EXCELLENT GUY, VERY POLITE. THANKS FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE DURING MY WIFE'S BIRTHDAY.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I thought the food was overall fairly good, the service was ok. I would have liked some attention to detail on the tables
One example was one do the servers dropped some meat while cutting and walked off. It was still there when we left 30 mins later.

For 175 for two people I expected better

BC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful evening. Service, food, venue spot on. Will be back.

LP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosohere were perfect. All meat portions were seasoned perfectly.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great for the most part. Our server was super attentive. One of the gauchos seemed particularly moody. Most of them didn’t care if our signs were flipped to red and continued to offer us meat.

Meats were good, but some were well done (they’re supposed to be medium rare unless you request otherwise). Lobster bisque was good. Salad bar was okay.

CR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

After going to Vegas and Orlando locations this was a smaller location and I felt maybe there was less food coming around maybe cause it wasn’t busy on a Tuesday, and for sure the food was cooked more than the other restaurants. The Vegas location especially had more rare meats which I prefer. This is my favorite restaurant but maybe my least favorite location I’ve been to, which sucks cause it is closest to my house. I’ll be trying Irvine next. I also wish it wasn’t in a mall but I will be coming back. Excellent top notch service from our waitress and meat handlers.

AG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love ❤ TDB , we have been many times. Service and food are great. We don't like how the drinks are served, we feel soft drinks and juice should be complimentary with each meal for the price.

M
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First time visit. We sat outside on their patio, very nice. The service is excellent, the staff are very polite and really care about your experience. The food is plentiful, as expected, also keep in mind that you will have essentially 2 choices. The dinner at $47 or salad bar only at $29. They do have a lunch special menu and a happy hour as well. Plan on spending $250 + for a family of four. The salad bar has a sautéed white fish, rice, etc. and other hot food items as well. All very good. The salad bar itself is not overwhelming, they stick to the hits, again all very good. Now on to the meats...All were delicious really, each meat is presented on a skewer, individually, and by separate servers. The meats were all delicious, several beef, lamb and chicken choices, and I think they said there’s 18 different meats. Wow! What’s great is you can get the steak off the skewer medium rare thru medium well. They served us 2 side dishes sautéed banana(sweet), and garlic mash potatoes. Both were good. There’s a respectable wine list and cocktail choices as well. I recommend their house label sauvignon blanc, and the Meiomi Pinot noir. Overall... it’s expensive, but not necessarily overpriced. We look forward to our return.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The steak and salads were very tasty but took forever to get served in our table. Sometimes the guys with the meat were passing us without stopping at our table or just not coming to our table. Cocktails were not good, the limes used to prepare the drinks had a bitter taste, not fresh. We were not charged for the drinks and ordered a glass of wine.

AA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was fantastic. Service was excellent. The best meal I have had with my family this entire year. I’ll definitely be back 😀

WC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food and atmosphere. This is our go-to place for special occasions.

IC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Texas of Brazil to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The food was very good and so many choices for meats and the salad bar was amazing I literally was stuffed just from the salad bar !!! Somehow I made room for dessert which of course was terrific!!!

WH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lighting was bit brighter than I was anticipating and there seemed to be a loud party going that seemed louder than it should have been because there was an echo. But all in all, it's a fantastic restaurant with amazing food!

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server. She was very informative about the different types of meats, drinks and desserts. It was a pleasure to have her at our table. The food is delicious.

OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

They are a new restaurant. So I am going to give them a break on the good. If you want to eat with a fish bowl experience... you get to be the fish. This is the place for you. If you are a Texas de Brazil repeat patron, you will dislike this place! It is almost as if corporate wanted to open a location with the least amount of investment possible. Cut your losses corporate, re-do the perimeter minimum.

m
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food outstanding service was a little slow at first took awhile to get a server, but once we got one service was great.

CR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Waitress purposely brought the wrong drinks to upcharge.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

It was expensive and everything was a la cart. for 50 bucks you would think you would get a free soda. The food was great, but I ate to much of course and felt blotted afterwards. they do a lunch service that is same price but drinks and deserts are included.

C
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The tables in the restaurant were really close together. The Waitress broke a glass over my father and cut his hand. We asked to move to another table and they said “No” we will just clean it.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was very satisfied with the restaurant salad bar, the side dishes and the Meats were the best choices. the waitress from brazil was and added bonus the carvers of the meats were Great at explain the different types of meats that they were serving, it was my first time and I would go again. I was there for lunch on a Sunday.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best part of Texas De Brazil was the food..... and the service..... really, our server was amazing. She made our experience worth it. Would def come back.

ER
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite Texas de Brazil. I've been to Irvine, LV and St Loius. This is by far the best. Came in for weekend lunch and food came quick and hot! Friendly staff made this a great birthday lunch. I no longer have to wait every 4 months to go to LV to have good Brazilian Bbq.

B
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Honestly the service was really slow paced and there were several times for people had empty plates at one point there was a 10 minute span before he Carver walked by.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to eat for a special day or event.
Food is very delicious.
Service is a top.
A clean and organized restaurant
People are polite and seems that they like they job.
Is a little pricey but worth it.

MG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Meat was too salty but otherwise very good. Great service and friendly staff.

TT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Haliegh was extraordinary!! She made sure we got a taste of all the meats, made sure our drinks were always full and was a complete pleasure! It makes all the difference to have staff that enjoys your company even if it's their job.

f
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch on weekends is the way to go !! Soda , coffee and desserts are included in price !!

SJ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I want to start off by saying that the service at Texas de Brazil, Carlsbad has some of the best service I have ever received anywhere. My reservation was on-time and right away our server Randy gave us a brief on on the history of the establishment and a rundown on how the restaurant operates. He was very personable and showed that he cared about the overall dining experience.

The reason I'm only giving three stars is the overall value and quality of the food. Even though the salad bar was wonderful and well stocked with sides, the meats were underwhelming. Essentially, this is a $60.00 per person buffet where the food is brought to you, but with only a small selection of choices. It wasn't necessarily bad, the food just wasn't anything special. I found myself kind of regretting not going to a steakhouse and getting just one quality cut rather than an assortment of less than 10 meats that filled me up rather quickly. If you can eat for hours I recommend Texas de Brazil. I will add that they do however have wonderful deserts I founds very delicious.

Overall not bad, just not my thing; might be yours.

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