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“Churrasco was stellar, other items less so”

Churrascos River Oaks
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Ranked #279 of 8,453 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$30
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Shepherd
Description: Further south than you have ever been before for dinner.
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The churrasco steak was fantastic. They use chimichurri sauce to marinate the steak to make it extremely tender. They also provide chimmichurri sauce for the plantain chips, which are a nice break from the typical tortilla chips at other restaurants. The mac and cheese side was delicious, but the tamale dumplings were far less stellar. The brussels sprouts were in between and on the sweeter side. The bacon wrapped filet and shrimp brochette had plenty of meat and vegetables, and they had already removed the skewer when it arrived which was nice; however, the steak was not nearly as tender as the churrasco.

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Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Our customer wanted us to try Churrascos for lunch and they stated it was a regular for stop for them. The food was not that good. I had a pork on flatbread with beans dish. The pork was very small portion and the food was mushy, cold and unappealing. The fried banana was actually ok but overall my partners did not like it either.

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Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

My son treated me to the Mother's Day brunch on Sunday. We couldn't get in until 2:30pm even with a reservation! When we were seated, we were at the back of the restaurant and the table was not ready yet. I had to go find our waiter for waters and mimosas, but at least it was a buffet, so we didn't have to wait for him. The food was very good (as usual) but I was put off by a party next to us having table service...it seemed they had everything done via flambé and the heat and flame was distracting. The buffet area was cramped and the food wasn't replaced quickly. I was actually relieved to leave...sooooo disappointing. I had looked forward to this brunch experience for weeks.

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Thank Brenda K
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Churrascos at River Oaks has changed the menu quite a bit since the last time we visited Houston and ate there. Now everything is à la carte and quickly totals up. The special for the night was $50. It was an 8 oz filet with crab on top. The only difference between that the the $27 filet was the crab on top. The wine menu is extensive and also more expensive than it should be. All that said, the steaks were melt in your mouth tender and if you know your wine, you can find some fine vino at the lower price end of their selection. The service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant as long as it is understood how expensive it is.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Came to dripping springs for wedding n found a great caterer! Appetizers were wonderful, dinner buffet excellent n service superb.

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Thank LRGJ
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