Houston >Food & Dining > Churrascos River Oaks
2055 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.742626 -95.409720
Mon-Fri 11am-4pm; Sat 11:30am-4pm;
Mon-Thur 4pm-9:30 pm;
Brunch: Sun 10:30am-3pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
"Best steak I've ever had" - so says my father!!! – Not sure I'd go as far as my father but the Churrasco is consistently good and prepared to our liking. The service is always attentive and prompt and we have always had a booth seat when requested. Wine list is good (but not exceptional) and the waiters are knowledgable and courteous. We recently (Dec 2007) took a Spanish speaking guest who had some bad experiences in Houston during her visit here but the waiter jumped at the opporutnity to speak to her in her native tongue and, by the end of the night, our guest was extremely happy and chirpy. Food was cooked as requested and delivered promptly - great night.
Best meal we've had in years! – My brother and I went to the wonderful Churrascos on Westheimer, this evening and we both agreed, it was the best meal we have enjoyed in years! The waiter was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and had great off the menu suggestions. The food was quick, but more than that, it was perfectly cooked. We ordered our meat medium and it was picture perfect. We split the empanadas for an appetizers and they were hot and golden friend delicious! We also split their delicious Tres Leches cake which is some of the best outside of home-made that we have ever had the pleasure to eat. Yes, the price is a little out of some people's range but it is well worth it for a once in a life time dinner experience. For the two of us we spent nearly 200 (including the tip) but we both felt that it was more than well worth it.
NOT CUSTOMER FRIENDLY – For a restaurant that advetises they're open until 10PM on a Thursday night, they were certainly not customer focused when they refused to seat us at 9:20PM. I had a friend flying in from out of town who had looked forward to eating at the restaurant all day, had her flight delayed, yet made it in what should have been plenty of time.
I realize they wanted to close the kitchen on time, but in my opinion refusing a seat at 9:20 is ridiculous. Arriving at 9:20 should allow plenty of time for ordering and getting food before 10PM. If you're going to refuse service at a certain time, maybe you should post THAT time on the web and on your front door instead of the actual time you plan to lock the door!!
Seems to have gone downhill – I have been to Churrascos several times, but its been quite a while. I took my husband there for his birthday and was fairly dissappointed. We were seated in a room that I had not been in before and there was a party of about 30 people. I should have asked to be moved because of the noise. The service was sluggish at best. When it came time for dessert where they would normally give the birthday person a piece of tres leches, we got dessert menus instead. I had to remind the waiter that it was my husbands birthday. I dont know if he forgot or was try to get us to order other desserts. Our empty plates sat on the table 10 minutes or so before they noticed us. It took too long for them to offer us another drink when we were empty. My husband enjoyed his steak, but it came out medium rare rather than rare as he ordered it. This place has really seemed to have gone downhill. For a 56.00 steak, I expect perfection. I did visit Americas recently, which is the sister restaurant with pretty much the same menu )and got much better service and quality. Maybe its just the West Chase location.
This is AMAZING food! – Having lived in NYC, I've dined at some of the best restaurants.
I can highly recommend Churrascos. The steaks are some of the best I have had. Very interesting flavor combinations. The staff is extremely attentive.
Order the Churrasco steak and Tres Leches. You cant go wrong!
Still rates as my favorite, after 15 years – I haven't been here in 10 years, but it's still great! I brought Eight Friends Out dinner club to the new and improved Churrasco's at Shepherd Square, and I love the large open room and bar area. We were seated in the private room, and it was very nice. Service was absolutely superb! The omelette with shrimp and bacon was the favorite, along with the chocolate mousse dessert, a chocolate layered tower topped with flan and white choclate. The Sangrias were giant. I am so happy they now do brunch!
Best overall experience for food and service – Very attentive service and excpetionally inventive food. The Tres Leches is a killer
The BEST latin american food in Texas – They have the best food, wine, friendly service. I've been going there for many years, and every single time is a good experience. You MUST try to "tres leches" cake, and the "marineros" (crab fingers), but everything on the menu is just delicious.
WOW – We went Sat. pm for our anniversary and were seated within 5-10 minutes of our reservation time - we arrived early and they told us that they were running slightly behind. Our waiter was wonderful and willingly answered our questions. The wine that we wanted was out of stock, but he made a couple of suggestions in the same price range and let us try them before we settled on a bottle. The food was absolutely delicious and the entire staff was very professional. Definately will go back again!
Definately, a restaurant to go to! – Make reservations and you'll be seated rapidly. The wine list had a large variety(not a wine drinker), the food was excellent. Although it did get loud with all of the other customers talking, but very romantic place. I strongly recommend the Tres Leches dessert Very Very delicious!!!
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