Churrascos - River Oaks

4.5
1860 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Established in 1988, Churrascos offers the bold flavors of the South American parilla with all its fire and passion. From appetizers like empanadas and ceviches to our signature chimichurri marinated center-cut tenderloin and famous Tres Leches. Paired with distinct wines, Churrascos warmly transports you to an orchestra of flavor celebrating the grill, fresh ingredients, and your guests.
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AlixV
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch outside; food and service were excellent.

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vipGustavoO
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meat was outstanding- we had Argentinian churrasco. The empanada was delicious and the dipping sauce was perfect! To close with golden keys, the tres leches is definitely best in town!

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vipHou903
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I used to love this place and go often when I worked closer. It had been awhile and decided to take my partner out for his birthday. I was really disappointed overall - the food was not as good as it used to be, slightly overcooked and cold and the service was just ok. They still charge high end prices but the food was mediocre. Sad to say this will be my last visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner was excellent!

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dmyrick1967
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and planned on getting the Valentines menu but the brunch menu was still available. I must say, everything, yes everything, we tried was fantastic. It was a great experience and both my valentine and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We will definitely be returning for brunch again. Great value, great food. Highly recommended.

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vipKimberlyS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The quality and variety of the food was horrible and not to Churrascos standards. I was also shocked that they were serving from a buffet in the midst of a pandemic. I will not return.

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Mork
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place, very savory, portions are just the right size

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vipMelissaF
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. We had the Churrasco’s steak. It was cooked as ordered and was delicious. We started with a Ceviche appetizer and it was also very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a table outside with a heater it was wonderful wonderful and wonderful

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Churrasco's is always top notch with consistent high quality food and service. Family of 5 with some picky kids and everyone found something they enjoyed. Will definitely return.

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vipTimely
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Server was very attentive.

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vipAngeeH
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

While we typically have visited Churasscos for Brunch, we decided to visit for Dinner; and to support the restaurant during this Covid pandemic. We were very pleased with the service and food; and I was particularly pleased at the handling of a special request I made about a vegan item (the spinach and mushroom enchiladas). I requested that they not include cheese, and both the waiter and chef obliged. The enchiladas were excellent, and I would definitely order them again!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an awesome dinner great place, will return family and friends

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vipatty93
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great food. As always I ate to much. I will be back.

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Carol
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Christmas lunch and it was absolutely wonderful. The food is always great, along with a great server. Can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service and overpriced food

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MonicaG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and the steak is always cooked to order, melts in your mouth.

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BirthdayDinner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was very good, it had great flavor. The portions are small considering the prices. The atmosphere is outdated and the salsa music that was playing was overwhelming. I lived in Latin America for 6 years and my wife is Colombian. The food represented very well the flavors of Latin American. Just a miss on the restaurant’s presentation that took away from the experience.

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JasM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good overall, but not great. Maybe it's just the wonkiness of COVID, but things seemed a bit down from past experiences - although it's been many years since we last dined at Churrasco's. We'll definitely be back, and it's still one of our favorite places to dine.

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DavidS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great Houston operation and sad to see such low dining activity in the last couple times I was there. Not sure how they are keeping the lights on.

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Pebhouston
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio dining and good service.

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Kekuk
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was delicious. Ready to go back and have more. Very quiet! Quick services, very attentive! Thank you

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DavidP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister Donna Kester and my brother in law David Kester were celebrating their wedding anniversary.

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ShelleyT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and their food. Always a treat and it is our go to restaurant for special occasions for sure!

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MirandaH
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our choice every year for birthdays and anniversaries!

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vipSinanK
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place and great steak for everyday dinning

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Patuti71
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The plantains served with chimichurri sauce at the very beginning are a great surprise. The steak filet was delicious. Went with 8 family members, lots of distance between tables!

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vipMoneymom
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Churrascos is always consistent and the best of the best. Please support the restaurant during these difficult times - they deserve to serve Houstonians for many years to come

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vipAngeeH
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've missed coming here, to one of our favorite Sunday Brunch spots, due to the Pandemic. However, Churasscos is doing all they can to ensure social distancing, while maintaining the same level of excellent customer service.
Yes, the buffet is gone (except for the Omelette, Waffle and small carving station), but they offer a lot of the same items 'from the menu'. Basically, they give you a menu of many of those same buffet items, and you have the option to order the dishes one or two (or more) at a time.

The mimosas and Mojitos are still great, and again, while we miss the ambiance and fun of the buffet, the food is still great, and the service, wonderful!
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DilG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I thought this restaurant was a good choice for a birthday dinner celebration. I called the day of and I was able to make the reservation that same day for later that night. The reservation was for 12 people and some of us got there earlier than others. We got there about 30 min after everyone else and some of the people that were there hadn’t gotten their drinks yet. The bar was backed up and we had to wait a while for our drinks. The waiter took only a few orders before walking away. I don’t know if there was a shortage on staff but the service wasn’t great. Our waiter lacked good customer service. The food was good but I don’t think I’d recommend this place for a big event.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

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DavidS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This River Oaks standby has come back after Covid-19 and is getting the job done. Dined indoors, but there was some outdoor seating. Service is always excellent and the restaurant is consistently clean and kept-ip.

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viphoustonfoodie
Houston
403 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Some people were too loud

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, the staff was very accommodating to our large party and everyone was happy with the food.

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TrishaK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always! It was the perfect date night... not too noisy. Just a perfect meal from beginning to end!

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RoxanneB
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our family's first time dining at Churrasco's, but it definitely will not be our last! The food and service were amazing! Everything tasted very fresh and our server Juan was extremely friendly and attentive.

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vipMarkE
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was excellent. Nothing else to say but this section wants a certain amount of characters I suppose so this last sentence gets it there.

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MikeA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lunch date but, it was wonderful.

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AnhH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Restaurant Weeks. So good, and such a great deal!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh delicious food every freaking time! Such sweet service all around!

FAQs

Churrascos - River Oaks does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Churrascos - River Oaks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 527-8300.

Churrascos - River Oaks is rated 4.5 stars by 1860 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.