Avenida Brazil - Southwest Houston

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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy unlimited meats, Thanksgiving favorites, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil for $49.90! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired Thanksgiving menus include 48 hour marinated turkeys, sweet potatoes casserole paired with lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

A tradition since 2008!! Enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazi! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired Christmas buffet menus include 50+ items and melt in your mouth lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

A tradition since 2008!! Enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazi! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired Christmas buffet menus include 50+ items and melt in your mouth lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Before the fireworks, enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired New Years buffet menus include 50+ items and melt in your mouth lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 714 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great atmosphere! The restaurant and restrooms were clean.

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

Amazing food as usual

KO
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service. Just okay food. I felt the meats could have been spiced and prepared better

OK
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best restaurants I've been to. The salad bar was very fresh and the lobster bisque was incredible. The sides were good and complemented the meat very well. I was extremely impressed by the service. Our waters were always promptly refilled and the food servers came in a timely manner. I 100% recommend splurging on this place for a special occasion. I will definitely be going back,

TN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Bottom Sirloin, Ribeye, Filet cut of meat needs to be changed. Was not very good.

Lamb chops good but didn’t get offered a lot on this. Had to request items a lot.

Picanha was good.

Akaushi meat was the best of course.

e
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service! Could not ask for a better dining experience!

DC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Avenida Brazil over 100 times since they opened 11 years ago. It is our go to place for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays and visiting guests from out of town. We go for their special Wagyu beef promotions, wine tastings and it far exceeds the quality and the selection of the other Brazilian restaurants in town. They have an extensive wine selections, a fresh and varied salad bar and their gaucho service cannot be beat. If you can fit in dessert they are fantastic too. I would say this is my favorite and number one restaurant choice. They also can have a halal friendly menu available if you give them 24 hours notice if you follow those dietary restrictions, also the salad bar - each item is marked if it is Halal, gluten free, vegan, etc. A nice touch.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Avenida Brazil , the food is the best. The owner makes you feel special cause , come to each table to greet you, you don’t get that at any restaurants.

RA
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch during HRW. An excellent deal for $20! Huge salad bar and lobster bisque which would have been a meal in itself. Then the wonderfully seasoned meats- Picahna, bacon wrapped chicken, sausages and other beef. We will definitely go back!!

HD
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster bisque and the meat are too salty but the salad bar are excellent

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Loved the flavorful moist chicken.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Brazilian steakhouse ever. I have been to a couple of other similar restaurants but this place has the best selection of meats. Service is spectacular and everyone is extremely polite, nice, and helpful. Would definitely recommend this place over other similar restaurants. Been here multiple times and never had a bad experience.

OT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was great but had a communication error. We were there for restaurant week and unknowingly ordered items that weren't included in the restaurant weeks menu and thus paid full price.

Not that much of an issue but definitely wasn't explained when we sat down.

Great food and great service otherwise.

SH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and we had a great experience. the food was to die for and the service was excellent. Definitely going back in the near future.

DL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Houston Restaurant Week option was limited to the brunch buffet. If you didn't get there first, there wasn't any more coming out from the kitchen.

OT
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was a steady flow when we requested it and we when we needed a break it was given. The food was flavorful and seasoned nicely. The salad bar was very nice, fresh fried plantains paired with wonderful fresh vegetables and cheeses.
It was perfect!

LL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This restaurant isn’t in a great location and the restaurant is starting to look tired, so the ambience isn’t great. As for the food, it is ok, but not worth the price in my opinion. It’s hard to eat $50 worth of meat for most people, so value isn’t really something to go for here. However all the different cuts of steak tasted almost exactly the same to me other than the house specialty which had its own distinct flavor. The beef was cooked well, but mostly medium rare if you prefer that. The Parmesan pork was a little dry, but the pork ribs were cooked perfectly and tasted great. The steak doesn’t seem to have any seasoning so if you like a steak sauce with your steak or if you like a seasoning rub you won’t get that here. I tried the chimichuri sauce from the salad bar and it also had minimal flavor. Not as good as other Brazilian restaurants. Lastly, the lobster bisque had good flavor, but very little lobster and wasn’t very hot coming from the warming pot. All in all I thought the food was ok, but not worth the money.

DR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we went for HRW. Service was awesome. Surprisingly the chicken legs were good.

HD
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and soup a little salty, Salad bar not that fresh

T
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager is fantastic. The staff is attentive, everything is wonderful. We love to go. The variety on the salad bar and the wonderful, flavorful meats and fish offerings are mouth watering.

MA
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

For a breakfast buffet, they offer a wide variety. Service was not so great. We finally go the Bar Tender to help us and he was great. I'm sorry I don't remember his name. Jacob or Marco maybe??? Anyway the omelette station was a cluster F! The guy wrote down your order, give you a number and then they bring it to you. We were the 3rd party to get there on Sunday morning at 11:30 and ordered our omelettes right away so maybe 2 other parties were ahead of us...so you would think we would have gotten them BEFORE all the other parties that came AFTER us...but no?!?! It took about 20-30 minutes to get them and 2 of them they were totally wrong! We gave up and decided not to reorder because we were already getting full off the buffet! The other food was good and they have nice choices.

C
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! We celebrated a birthday and the food was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It wasn't busy for a Friday. We did the Houston restaurant week menu and it wasn't much different from the regular menu. I will be going back there for brunch.

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Only of they actually watch what the people are eating i payed 3 full dinner price.. when only 2 of us ate salad and meats the other just salad not too happy about that and didnt want to make a scene spent damn near 200 dollars

RT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mood setting was amazing and the service was very attentive. I was joking that they may of have a microphone under the table or something because every time we would mention trying something, the next server we would see would have it, lol. Overall a great experience and will definitely be back!

AJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, I’m not used to Churrascarías but I would recommend it because the food was delicious. Personally I don’t like how it was very quiet because im more of a loud person and I had to talk softly haha, but it was a great experience.

R
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant welcome us with open arms and provided us with quality food and service!!!! Excellent place!!!

PC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Waitors excellent Salad bar excellent, meat very salty. Not a fresh taste.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very attentive!

L
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Family & I Have Been Customers For A Number Of Years & Always Been Extremely Satisfied With Service,Food,Wine Selection Etc.,Edgar Has Been Our Server For A Number Of Years,He Is Excellent,Courteous Etc.

M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for carnivore Dad's. Follow up meal at home with recliner and football highlights = Happy Dad

DC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is THE go to restaurant for our birthdays, anniversaries and to impress out of town friends. From the family that runs the restaurant, to the personable servers and gauchos- they are outstanding. There is an extensive wine selection as well as a full bar. The salad bar has a great selection and is always fresh and well stocked. Their meats are beyond compare. I love the house special and especially the baby back pork ribs. The meats are cooked to the temperature that you ask for. If you don't happen to see a particular cut you can always request it. One of your servers is bound to ask. The sides fried yucca, au gratin potatoes, garlic rice, fried bananas and the cheese bread are outstanding. This is our number one choice of Churrascarias in the city- and this city has.......at least 5 different ones in the metro area. Avenida Brazil has a location in the Woodlands and in Clearlake also but are not a big chain so their meats are higher quality. Their salad bar is also coded for vegetarians, gluten free and Halal. And for Muslim customers following a Halal diet, if you call 24 hours in advance they can accommodate you. The will have Halal meats which are prepared and cooked separately from all the others.

MV
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the service and Omg they have seafood....love love love

M
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing and food delicious. We were celebrating an anniversary and all the staff made a point of coming by the table to extend nest wishes. We will definitely be back.

S
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at this restaurant are outstanding. We have been quite a few times and I’m really enjoyed each visit.

G
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Brazillian Steakhouse I have ever been to. Forget Fogo De Chao, Texas De Brazil and others. Wow 😁 My wife and I were very impressed, satisfied, and delighted. The manager Vanderlei was very personable and very professional, so were all the employees. The manager visited our table 4 times to ensure we were okay.

Thanks Avenida Brazil

See you soon when We are back in Houston.

Sincerely

Godwin

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food

EB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

There are 2 parts to this review:
1. Made a Reservation for 2:30, show up at 2:20...was told there would be an "Hour wait"! I said I have a Reservation, the hostesses (3 young folks..) told me, but we are busy! I said, that is why I made a Reservation!! She then tried to tell me "you don;t understand... this is a Holiday and we will see over 500+ guests". I told her I understand that, and that is why you make Reservations. They laughed at me!!! We moved to the side and waited to discuss other places to eat! As we waited, every group that came in got the same discussion... "an hour wait", "but we had Reservations"!! Finally a mgr came up after one of the groups asked to speak to Management. I believe Erick?? came up and went to find seating, he took us (party of 2) and the other group (party of 3) to tables. When we looked around after seating, we noticed a LOT of empty tables, some had not been bussed, but many were just "Empty"! Not sure what the miscommunication was, but you need to figure out how Reservations work, train your Hostesses better (get professional workers), or something. Using 19 year old's to run the Hostess desk without a Manager overseeing them is terrible! I often noticed them seating people, dropping them off, then pulling out their cell phones to chat/call/talk/text as they walked back to the Hostess desk.
2. Food and Service after seating was FANTASTIC! Some of the refills and steak service was slow, but the place was packed being Mother's Day. So everyone was eating slower and taking a little more time than normal. Food was fantastic! Everything was good! Noticed the workers moving quickly back and forth to make up for the busy day.

This was our first time here, and I will be back to determine if the Hostess issue was a fluke, and to enjoy the meal fully!! :-) My Girlfriends favorite place is Fogo de Chao, so I decided to give this a try since it is close to home.

v
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day outing. Very expensive for kids.

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