About Churrascos - River Oaks
"Bold and creative dishes of the Americas"
Inspired by Latin cuisine, Churrascos offers the bold flavors of the South American parilla with all its fire and passion. As the preferred caterer of the Houston Texans, Churrascos offers starters including ceviche, arepas armadas and empanadas to our signature dish: chimichurri chargrilled churrasco. Save room for a must try Tres Leches.
With a generous supply of wine pairings, Churrascos warmly transports you to an orchestra of flavor celebrating the grill, the grape, and your guests.
Latin American, South American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30 am - 3 pm
Lunch served until 4 pm Monday through Saturday
Social Hour 4 pm - 7 pm Monday through Saturday
$31 to $50
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With six award-winning restaurants, Américas, Artista, Churrascos and Amazón Grill to choose from, The Cordúa Group has taken the best of their portfolio and added other unique flavors. The result: a contemporary flavor unique to MjC Events that can be enjoyed outside of their restaurants. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a gala of splendor, the finest events always start with MjC Events. Event Managers are ready to help you plan your next event! Please contact them at MjC Events 713.961.0911.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Churrascos - River Oaks Ratings and Reviews
Two couples regularly meet here to celeb ...
Two couples regularly meet here to celebrate a birthday for one of the four. Every time is special, and the excellent food and service at Churrasco's do much to make it so. We will continue our regular attendance on birthdays and sometimes in-between.
We came to celebrate our 34th wedding an ...
We came to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary and the hostess congratulated us as she seated us. This was the last acknowledgment of the event. We used to visit this location quite often, but our last visit was for our last anniversary. It was most enjoyable and this is why we returned. Things have changed and not for the better. The ambiance is similar to a Red Robin. While there used to be lines waiting outside to get in on a Saturday night, not even Father's Day could bring patrons in. The menu changes have eliminated some basic items expected with the meals and increased prices substantially. My Churrasco steak lacked that mouth watering flavor that has brought us back so many times. Out of town guests have stated visits were the highlight of their food experience in the city. The vege tray normally served with the steak no longer exists. We purchased the $15 vege plate to get the some of our favorites, but found portions limited and at such a price. The steak was not served as before with the little mix on top, but instead it was served with a poor tasting bernaise sauce. Who would ruin their Churrasco steak with such a sauce before, now it may have been offered to make up for the lack of proper flavor. My wife had the Parralliada Mixta and could not find any of the items very enjoyable. No veges served on this $39 plate. Also no fried plantains, although we were told upon receipt of the bill, that this can be ordered separately. Apologies for not mentioning this were offered. When asked if we saved room for dessert, we were expecting the typical complementary dessert, so we ordered cappuccinos. We were then offered the check. When we asked the server if she was aware this was our anniversary she stated that she was not. We never saw the manager, but when we left a gentleman opened the door for us. I asked if he was the manager and he stated that he was. When I told him about our experience he said he was sorry. We will not be back.
So disappointed. We were introduced t ...
So disappointed. We were introduced to this restaurant by a Houston friend, and anytime we are in Houston, we try to eat there. My favorite dish, Chicken Bahia, was so changed that I didn't recognized it. Other dishes we had were mediocre. What saved the luncheon was
our delightful waiter and our tres leches dessert.
Sadly, we will not try this restaurant again.
Lovely weekday lunch
I had a weekday lunch with a friend at this location. The food was excellent and the ambience was lovely, as the restaurant was not crowded that day. It was relatively quiet, so that we could visit and catch up over a lovely meal. P.S. The soup of the day, a corn chowder, was fantastic!
Celebrating my husband's birthday with f ...
Celebrating my husband's birthday with friends. Consistent on food quality although service can be spotty. For instance, we were not offered any water yet when one guest asked for some, the waiter did not offer to any other guests. Recently updated inside although design still causes some issues with noise from other parties.
We took my mother to Churrasco's Mother's Day evening. The service was significantly worse than usual. For example, when we asked our server for plates for use with the appetizers, a staff person brought out a stack of plates and set the stack on the table, rather than giving each person their own plate. When the main course was delivered, the plates were set in front of the wrong people. We had to wait a long time for everything. Even the food was not up to par, with the churrasco steaks being largely flavorless. We've been coming to this restaurant for many years, and the quality of food and service seems on a steady downhill slide.
They accepted more people that they could handle. Too many empty food trays and the took a lot of time before refilling. Roasted pork was finished and they took hours before bringing the new one. We had already finished when they brought the new roasted pork.
Quiet bar scene is perfect for catching up with friends. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Drink and appetizer specials in the bar for happy hour make it quite reasonable. Entrees were quick to arrive and delicious. I would definitely return for happy hour and/or dinner. A lovely experience overall.
My husband & I met our daughter in town for a "spur of the moment" dinner... Getting a reservation was easy & the evening couldn't have been better. The staff is friendly, courteous & very knowledgeable about the menu! The food was delicious (as we are accustomed to finding here). Run - don't walk - to this fine restaurant!
And a nice celebration it was!
Our visit was to enjoy a special evening to celebrate a 70th anniversary. Isabella, our server, was most instrumental in achieving that goal. The food was excellent, and as expected for this establishment, but it was the attentive nature of the manager and waitstaff that made everything special. We thank you for that.
Still as good as I remember
Churrasco's was my favorite among many great restaurants in Houston, when I lived there in the early 1990s. It was nice to find it still in its original location when I visited recently, and to find that the food is still incredible. The carnitas were excellent, and the chicken empanadas were like a religious experience. I ate alone at the bar, since I was traveling alone for business, and the bartender and host kept me well entertained. Great place!
The food has gradually deteriorated over the years and become rather expensive. The side vegetables, which used to be quite good, are now very ordinary, tasting as though they were cooked a very long time ahead. The 6 ounce Churrascos steak is gone; the smallest is now 8 ounces at $40. The wines by the glass are now priced at $xx.99, as though they are trying to deceive you into spending a little more. The new booths on the side are very uncomfortable.
Thank You Churrascos, It was amazing!!
This afternoon my love and i decided to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Churrascos like past occasions. However, this time was different,we decided to celebrate our anniversary for which it was amazing. The service and food was wonderful, our server took care of us constantly to make sure we were OK. The food was serve with care and right away when it was brought to our table, it was delicious. Churrascos has always been a perfect place to dine in for those special occasions or just to enjoy a wonderful night. the food its amazing from presentation to taste. they have the best steak and great deals to choose from. they made our night special with a finishing touch of the famous flame Tres Leches to congratulate us. Thank you Churrascos !!! for being there for us!!!
From the moment waiter Ricardo addressed our table to the time we paid-out, our experience was excellent. There was: perfect service, quality food, excellent wine, special detail to dietary needs, and complimentary champagne to celebrate my parents anniversary. It's a long standing establishment that has not lost its mission statement. We will be back!
I brought two friends from Costa Rica to Churrascos and the staff went out of their way to accommodate and make them feel welcome! The food was excellent and this restaurant has been remodeling since the last I have was at this location. It's nicely done. I had the shrimp brochette and rice and it was fabulous. They now offer half portions of their deserts which is great!
We have been recurrent customers at Churrasco's for the past 24 years, even though we live in Dallas. We usually make a point of dining there while visiting Houston. Food quality remains excellent, and service was great too. However, we were quite disappointed with the dessert servings. We noted that now they offer the 1/2 portion (mini) and the full portion. The half portion is literally two bites!! And you charge nearly 5 dollars for 2 bites? Nearly ten dollars for the full portion, which let me tell you, is much smaller than the portions you served just a few years ago, and now nearly twice the price. Your restaurant is high end, but come on! I would gladly pay a bit more for a decent sized portion of dessert, but you need to rethink your concept of mini and full sized portions. Extremely disappointed. We will think twice about dessert next time. Hey, maybe that is good thing for our health.
They had a limited menu for Valentine's Day for a flat fee. I was a little back by the limited choices and that we couldn't split a meal. We ended up buying two, taking 1 to go. The food itself was really good, however I probably wouldn't have gone had I known they had a limited menu and had to buy 2 full meals.
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