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Avenida Brazil - Southwest Houston

4.5
555 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Avenida Brazil is a local traditional Brazilian steakhouse. Our gaucho chefs expertly grill each of our 14 cuts of meat and offer you continuous table side service. We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, hot side dishes, and extensive wine list. We invite you to come join us, sit back and relax.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation


Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(281) 277-9292
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Vanderlei Bernardi
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Private party facilities
We host small weddings, corporate company functions or even unforgettable birthdays. Whether you would like a dance floor, live band or team builder, we can organize an event with delicious food, award winning wait staff with the perfect ambiance.

We offer five private room options.
Board Room: 12 guests
President's Room: 40 guests
Malbec Room: 40 guests
Rio Room: 80 guests
Front Private Room: 60 guests
Main Dining: 120 guests
Entire restaurant: 240 guests

Contact us today to set up your next party!
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Private party contact
Melissa Abrantes: (877) 666-2811
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Catering
Catering by Avenida Brazil is an award winning service that will make your event unforgettable.

We specialize in caterings for:
Birthdays | Corporate | Drop Off | Lunch Boxes | Weddings | Anniversaries | Quincenceras | House Warming | Special Occasions | Holidays

We specialize in grilled selections of meats and seafood and can deliver throughout the Houston area.

Have a Brazilian evening, blow your guests away and give them the complete Avenida Brazil experience!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
In between Wilcrest/West Belfort and West Airport
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Parking details
Large private lot. Complimentary valet on weekends.
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Entertainment
Live music when available.



Samba nights are announced one month in advance.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 555 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melio (Houston)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The steak & lamb was great. The chicken was ok but not quite as memorable as the other cuts. The service was execellent as well from the hostess to the management staff checking on us and getting things to the table if we felt they weren't coming around fast enough. I feel the value is..fair, imo places such as this border overpriced however great service levels help to supplement any difference in what a "better price" may be able to offer as far as overall satisfaction. Overall we do plan to attend again over other options in the area, I like the location and subtleness of the environment over more casually known restaurants of similar make up.

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ddale (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Good value for a great meal. If you like meats, this is the place to go.

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MikeE 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always great food and service. One of the best Brazilian Steakhouses.

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LarryK 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We have been eating here for about 6 years now and have always enjoyed it - even though we live about 30 minutes away from it. The ambience is much better than Fogo de Chao. Salad bar is pretty standard fare, however their meats for the main course is far above average. I highly recommend that you sample their "house special" cut of picanya (top sirloin.) It is the tastiest of their selections and I've gotten so that I only want to eat the picanya - although most other cuts of beef are fine too. Wine selection is very good. This comes with some of our strongest recommendations - I think you will enjoy it if you like Brazilian steakhouses.

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PatrickD (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I had a reservation for Valentines Day. The hostess said our wait time was well over 45 minutes. People were entering the restaurant with sagging clothing and hats on sideways. I have dined at this location numerous times but this was my wife's first visit and "wow"were we both very disappointed. We had to leave to dine at another restaurant.

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Landscaper (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent dining experience,have been a frequent client & have always enjoyed the atmosphere
Excellent wine selection,salad bar & main course,keep up the excellent service!

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gustatory (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and great service completely ruined by the shock of the bill and bad business practices. I will never return to a restaurant that charges for water and serves it without the waiter asking first if you wish to pay up $5.50 for an already opened "natural spring" bottle sitting on your table. Sorry. All tables were set up with the open bottled water and I feel most guests were too embarrassed to complain on Valentines day. Mandatory 18% gratuity added but check out slip had another empty line for an additional "tip". Noticed that many guests were waiting at the bar anxious to be seated but unbeknownst to them, half the tables were already empty and ready for a second seating. Probably a great method to boost the bar bill. I enjoyed the food and leisurely pace of the meal service but will not return.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great atmosphere, the service was exceptional. The food was awesome. I want to go back soon

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504pacmaster (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner was simply amazing, the meat choices were outstanding. I would definitely go here again, then go again, think again after that. Everything was great but they lifted the food was awesome I can’t say enough

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Dung (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service and food. Had their amazing limited time Kobe beef. Exquisite!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was excellent except the beef ribs were old and leftover.

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vipMastiffMom (Anchorage)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We were on time for our reservation, but the hostess sat multiple other parties that arrived after us, none of which had a reservation. We were forced to wait nearly 20 minutes to be seated in the restaurant, despite it being less than half full.
Salad bar offerings are a 1/4 of Fogo and Texas de Brazil.
Drinks from the bar took nearly 30 minutes.
The worst though were the meat offerings. I had to ask for filet as they do not bring it out automatically. It was served cold and was extremely tough and chewy. The scallops, which I also had to ask for, tasted old and spoiled.
Never again will we dine here!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

my wife had reserved a table for our 17th wedding anniversary yesterday december 31 @ 3pm. we arrived a little early at 2:30 and totally expected to sit at the wet bar for a couple of drinks before our dinner. upon checking in with the hostess she informed us that they would be closing at 3pm to prepare for the dinner service. wow talk about the disappointment, and i then said well let’s go somewhere else! and my wife said “really” then the hostess informed us we could still eat and that we would not be interrupted. we deside to stay. WE ARE SURE HAPPY WE DID!
this was the best dinner we have had in a long time simply and absolutely the best food. this was our first time here but not our first Brazilian style restaurant but it is now our favorite one. our server a very nice lady well mannered and very attentive our water and beverage glasses never went empty and she always had a clean plate waiting on us and it shames me that i can not remember her name cause she is a credit to your staff and restaurant. i will message you her picture. she also took our pictures for us in front of the pretty christmas tree, which was our first pic this year in front of a c-tree. we can not wait to visit your restaurant again and bring friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful as usual. From management to hosting they are always attentive to everything you need. Been going there for years and will continue to!

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vipDenise (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We dined late on Christmas Day after the Steeler/Texan game. Not a lot of people but the food was still amazing and the staff was even more amazing! Way better than Fogo. Only thing I missed from Fogo was the polenta fries but their potatoes au gratin was very good. Definitely worth the travel time!

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MarieQ (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was amazing as always. The service was perfect. The servers knew the kinds of meat and how each person in our family liked it cooked and kept coming to make sure we had exactly what we wanted. I wanted scallops and they made sure that they brought them as soon as they were ready. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Cada dia mejor .en cada visita quedo muy satisfecho con todo

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. The picaña is excellent, and there is really not a bad choice among all of the skewers.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Staff needs to learn what the red and green cards mean. As soon as we sat down from the salad bar, staff kept bringing meat to the table, even though all our cards were red. We asked them on at least 10 separate occasions to wait until we were ready. We had a party of 8, and they would force themselfs between the guests and interrupt us to ask what kind of meat we wanted. It was very rude and annoying to the point we wanted to leave. What was supposed to be a nice night ended up making my guests mad. For a bill over 500.00 that should not happen.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a reservation for 7:30 pm, but wasn't seated until after 8pm! Once we were seated, everything was perfect from that point. Food was great, drinks were great. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs. All of the servers were nice. We will definitely go back.

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Bullslingr (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Annual team Christmas party which has become an important tradition to my folks. As always, the service, the food, and the overall experience was extraordinary. They may have changed their name this year, but if anything every visit is an improvement over the last. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Excelente sabor, servicio impecable, muchas gracias a nuestro mesero Marcelino, muy atento y agradable, sin duda volveremos !!! El chef nos saludó y de igual manera le hicimos saber lo bueno que es su restaurant

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viptxdj68 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

It’s been a while since I have updated. By far, this is my favorite restaurant. I took a Brazilian and a never had Brazilian food coworker here tonight to celebrate our very close birthdays. Of course Vanderlei, head chef and one of the owners greeted and seated me before my company arrived. I had a delicious caipiriñha and munched in pao de quejo while waiting. I ordered a Malbec and was suggested the Luca that went beautifully with our dinner. My friends arrived and the newbie tried my caipirinha and wanted one and we had wine drinks and ready for the salad bar. Excellent as always and my friends, new to the restaurant and one Brazilian loved it. They took their time on meat saying “I want to have dessert!” Which they did. We had our sides. My gosh the potatoes au gratin are amazing. We got some black beans and faroafa to round it out and were in heaven. The meats were amazing as always. The service outstanding thanks to Vanderlei and “Ed” and my dessert was a Nosotros Malbec which is out of this world. The girls had a “taste”. I had a glass and then wrapped it to take home. They had flan and papaya creme. I’ve had both the are outstanding. Then I had a cognac for my own dessert. So my rating is a 5 compared to all the competition in town. The newbie said “this is just amazing”. Our Brazilian said “this was outstanding much better than fogo or any other place I’ve been”. Tonight I went a little pricier as it was by birthday gift to them but easily you can do this inexpensively with dinner and just drinks. And it will still be amazing. Guys want to impress a lady and enjoy a meal yourself. Come here. Ladies want to suggest a date to your guy? He will live it and so will you. You can have as much or as little as you please. What is great is I’ve never met anyone who has called Avenida de Brazil anything other than amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

We have a great time during my birthday dinner with my kids. The service was awesome and they gave me a big slice of chocolate cake with a candle sitting on strawberry on top of a squirted whip cream. Thank you Avenida, I am one of the happy diner.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been several times, including brunch. My husband and I went on Veteran's day to celebrate is service and the manager actually came over to the table and personally thanked my husband for his service. I LOVE THIS PLACE

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service and salad bar. Meat was too salty for me though.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Restaurant and waitstaff were amazing. Beautiful decor and lighting through out the restaurant. Waitstaff was very helpful and quick to serve. Recommend for anyone looking for a nice place to eat.

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vipDineOutGuyHouston (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and could not have had a better time. The planning was made easy by the staff, their custom cake was both delicious and a work of art, ambiance was pleasant and the food and service were excellent. Everyone left full, happy and most impressed by a wonderful evening of food and fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

My family and I have been coming here for over five years. Always great experiences and excellent service. We especially love the lambchops!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

We had been to Avenida before, when it was Tradicao. Other than the name change, everything is the same. Great food, excellent service. The only disappointment was that there was a wedding reception going on at the same time and their music was quite loud. We have not experienced this before on previous visits. We like to enjoy a more quiet atmosphere and enjoy conversation. It is not a major complaint, maybe when booking a reservation remember to ask if there will be any parties with music playing.

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