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About Avenida Brazil - Southwest Houston

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.

12000 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian

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

Cross Street:
In between Wilcrest/West Belfort and West Airport

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(281) 277-9292

Website:
http://www.avebrazil.com/

Entertainment:
Live music when available.



Samba nights are announced one month in advance.

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!

Parking Details:
Large private lot. Complimentary valet on weekends.

Executive Chef:
Vanderlei Bernardi

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!

Private Party Contact:
Melissa Abrantes: (877) 666-2811

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Dine on the most romantic day & enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil for $49! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired buffet menus include 50+ items and melt in your mouth lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!

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Avenida Brazil - Southwest Houston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
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Good for Groups (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Business Meals (8)
Authentic (8)
Romantic (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Fun (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 27, 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·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!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·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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·Dined on December 17, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 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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 (Houston)·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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 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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·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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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·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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Austin)·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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Celebrated a friend's birthday here. Love the selection of meats, especially the house special picanha, beef rib (gotta ask for this), and lamb. Attentive servers.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Salads bar was a bit of a let down but the service and filet mignon was great. Very attentive and made us feel special. Bit over priced but good for those looking for halal option.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

First time I wrote a review for this restaurant, I lied. I said it coudn't get any better.
But it did. The meats and service are still beyond compare. And now they have added
the best Au Gratin potatoes I have ever tasted as one of your free sides. I would pay
the price just for those potatoes. But since I was there anyway, I took full advantage of
top cuts of meat anywhere. Top sirloin, bottom sirloin, ribeye, filet mignon, best
lamb chops ever. I've traveled to 50 countries and 45 states and haven't found a better
place to eat.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Exceptional service and the food is always great!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My family and I had an excellent experience here. It was our first and certainly mot our last visit. The wait staff was very punctual. We didn't ask for anything except for a pillow. There was an abundance of food. Too much to eat all that was being offered. I am not the one to eat salmon, but on this visit I had quite of view pieces. Pleasantly surprised. We had to tell the rest of family members and friends about our experience here. I informed them not to eat anything before they go(lol). We had so much that we couldn't dare tackle the desserts. This most definitely has to be a return trip. This restaurant get 5 stars.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This is our first time here since it switched to Avenida Brazil. Overall food was decent. Reservation was an hour and half before close time so salad bar didn’t look as fresh as it should be. Reservation was made for a birthday dinner. Prior to arriving I noticed that it was Houston Restaurant Week. We sat down and began eating while many servers were serving various meats. A server came up to us and ask us if we wanted scallops then before he was about to drop it on a plate he stood and said sorry this isn’t on your menu. Okay... wasn’t aware that this “all you can eat” is limited menu. But okay... whatever. Next server comes and a guest from our table requested shrimp. That server then says it’s not on the menu.. so okay, no problem. Can I pay for the diner that has open options? So finally the server delivers shrimp on this one guests plate. The birthday person then realizes that there was shrimp on his plate and takes a small bite to see how good this shrimp is at Avenida. Within 2 seconds, a guy walks over and says if you want shrimp you have to pay for it... number one that was rude of you to call the birthday guy out in front a large group. Secondly, if someone mentioned it at the beginning we wouldn’t be questioning. And lastly that’s the worst customer service I’ve ever experienced. I’ve been to various Brazilian steak house for lunch and dinner. Special price or not and this by far was one of the poor service we received. Checks were slow to deliver and felt like everyone working was ready to leave... could use some more work on customer service skills.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I was so very happy eating here this evening. Incredible food and service and ambiance.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was my first visit there, I took my son there for Sunday Brunch for his birthday, we both absolutely loved it!
Everything about this place was awesome and we'll be returning soon... I may become a regular.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was a great atmosphere friendly staff and also the food is delicious!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was outstanding and plenty of choices. No one should go away hungry.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The ambiance was wonderful. Lovely inside and very quiet. The food was over the top delicious. We went with friends and all had a great time and we would return again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Sunday brunch was not impressive. I thought there would be more brunch options. It was only an omelette station, waffles and fruit. The picanha was not tender and did not melt in my mouth as it should have. It was tough and not very good. That is my favorite meat cut and I was sadly disappointed even after trying several different slices throughout the meal. Liked that they offerred shrimp though. Potato salad was the best. Do not think we will return though.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Resturant needs an update. We went for brunch. The salad bar was great. My friends said the meats were great. Did not like the omlet station and the fruit station was not replenished. Waffles were cold however they did offer to make some fresh.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Excellent service and food. This restaurant is a hidden treasure. I was impressed with the service and the variety of the menu

I would recommend this restaurant for a place to enjoy a business lunch. A pleasant experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I understand the struggle, I understand needing to fill the restaurant, BUT!!! I don't understand spending $200 on a meal and allowing shorts and flip flops in the dining room, set them a table in the parking lot. I have children, love children, BUT!!! letting them act the same as if they were at a fast food burger joint I don't understand, not on the restaurant... that's on the parents.... I think a dress code would stop a lot of this and I wish they would enforce it, there's casual and then there's super casual.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 25, 2017

It was good and relaxing

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The food was awesome! The waiters..staff..hostess were all very attentive and accommodating. Myself and all my guests enjoyed ourselves so much! I will def be back!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Exceptional customer service, knowledge of menu, beverages and foods

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was excellent - all choices available. The waiters were courteous and made a special effort to ask what kind of food we were waiting for.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great for Halal diners

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Pass up Foga de Whatever and come here. Great salad bar. Excellent grilled pineapple. Yum. Prompt service. Been here over 10 times and has been consistently.

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