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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Enjoy unlimited meats, Thanksgiving favorites, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil for $49! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired Thanksgiving menus include 48 hour marinated turkeys, sweet potatoes casserole paired with lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

A Houston tradition since 2008!! Enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil for $49! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired Christmas buffet menus include 50+ items and melt in your mouth lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

A tradition since 2008!! Enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil for $49! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired Christmas buffet menus include 50+ items and melt in your mouth lamb chops, filet mignon & au gratin potatoes!!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Before the fireworks, enjoy unlimited Brazilian style steaks, seafood, salad bar and hot sides with your loved ones at Avenida Brazil for $49! Our Brazilian Heritage inspired New Years 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

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (12)
Good for a Date (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Healthy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Houston)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The management, waiters, staff. . .absolutely everyone that took care of us are exceptional! They truly care about your dining experience and kept up with refills, the meat (OH, the meat, delish!) We love this place. The salad bar has so many options and is kept nice and cold and always fresh! Spills at the salad bar are taken care of quickly. The meat, shrimp, sides. . .all delicious! We will go back again!!! If you want well-seasoned, perfectly cooked mouth-watering, beef, lamb, chicken and seafood. . .this is the place for you. Meat is cooked anyway you like. One person at our table wanted well done and the waiter quickly accommodated her! The cheesy rolls were to die for, also! Yummy!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Celebrated a high school graduation and had a wonderful time. Great service and really good food.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I took a group of 5 here for the Mother's Day dinner and, as usual........we left stuffed, contented and satisfied!!!
This is one of my favorite "go-tos" in the SW Houston / Sugar Land area. The staff are attentive without being obtrusive, the meats are always spectacular, there are always wine specials to help offset the overall cost, and the owner is always available to answer any of your questions.
Excellent salad bar and everything one would expect from a traditional Brazilian steakhouse. My only suggestion would be to stay away from the yucca flour bread puffs before you begin your meal......they are seriously addictive and will take up room that is better reserved for the skewered meats.
Dining here is a real treat, and if you think that Fogo de Chao is good, wait until you experience the Tradicao difference.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was fantastic and service was very good - a great neighborhood spot to celebrate special occassions at.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Name has changed the service and food are outstanding. The wine selection is fantastic. Start with the salad bar. A nice selection and very fresh with new items tried out here and there. The lobster bisque is delicious. We were there for brunch last visit I love the feijoada- amazing. The cheese bread is always crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside. The side dishes, perfect cooked rice, and the new potatoes as gratin are amazing. I don't like bananas but they are supposed to be a good palate cleanser. The meats are fantastic. My favorites are bottom sirloin, Parmesan pork and the flavor of the lamb chops are amazing. I don't go straight for filet mignon normally but here it is tasty and melt in your mouth!! If you have room I highly suggest the papaya creme with the creme de cassis on top. We've eaten here a lot. Close to twice a month. It is our go to place for visitors, or a recommendation. They have private rooms for parties and will cook to the temp you want. Additionally if you have halal dietary restrictions you can call a Fay in advance and let them know. The salad bar has labels for the dishes and beneath if it is halal, gluten free or vegan. Outstanding restaurant

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Experience was good but the waiter was very sarcastic

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent service , from Valet reception to Hostess,not to mention our Server was courteous & very knowledgeable recommending wine selections,salad bar had a great selection of salads,dressings,sea food etc.
Servers were very polite & brought every selection requested promptly,keep up the excellent service!

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food quality has dropped and price has increased.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Incredible food and selection. Simply outstanding!

Quiet, but not silent. Just right for great conversation.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Awesome 1st experience at a Brazilian Steakhouse for my boyfriend's birthday.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Amazing food, friendly staff, great night out. The food never disappoints. Kobe beef was incredible

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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