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12288 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
281.293.7442
Today
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, Excellent Service

Passed this place several times and decided on Valentines day to try it. The Café in the name belies the fact that it does actually prepare good food. There is linen on every table, the wait staff are very attentive, and the entrée food came a bit too quick as we had not eaten the delicious palm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Passed this place several times and decided on Valentines day to try it. The Café in the name belies the fact that it does actually prepare good food. There is linen on every table, the wait staff are very attentive, and the entrée food came a bit too quick as we had not eaten the delicious palm salad. For my... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It is real Brazilian food. It is a casual family friendly place. Customers are mainly Brazilian. Serves bobo, muqueca, feijoada, strogonoff, etc. As starts they have pastel and pao de queijo. Our favorite dessert is passion fruit mousse. Also they serve caipirinhas there.

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Katy, Texas
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The place is a good option for the brazilian community in Houston to gather and have some of the traditional Brazilian food. I'd not qualify the place as being a must-go but it serves its purpose.

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Katy, Texas
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Accompanied some friend here for dinner one evening and was very surprised. Very nice clean place with excellent food. From the appetizers through desert everything was top notch. The prices here are very reasonable for the quantity that you receive with a good presentation. The service was friendly and attentive without being even close to overbearing. We sat and enjoyed... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The wife found Emporio while researching Brazilian food. Its only a mile from the house so we stopped in. I haven't had any experience with Brazilian food so I can't speak to authenticity. But it was a very enjoyable meal. The Set Up: Emporio is located in the back of a retail center. I must have driven by a hundred... More 

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Houston, Texas, USA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Have not tried this restaurant for years (no drinks license in those days!), but decided to try it again yesterday. Fantastic! New location downstairs, with great décor and plenty of space. The menu is classical Brazilian - it had all my favorites and more (with pao de queijo to start the ball rolling). I had the moqueca and my wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

These people are incredible. They are so nice. I've returned time after time and they help me practice my português!!! The food is great and the owner even gave me a jump when my battery died one time. Everyone should definitely try this place.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Such a great find! I got tired of Brazilian restaurants in the US (or everywhere) being labeled only as churrascarias, so it was great to find a restaurant like this. Everyone there is from Brazil/speaks Portuguese, great food, loved the appetizers too (hm, I missed coxinha so much). I felt like I was going for lunch as I do in... More 

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blumenau
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Very Comfortable, very good service, and an opportunity for locals residents to try Brazilian Food without travel to Brazil. They serve an average of different Brazilian Food Regions and if you like to try different food you need to go there several times,. Try starting with "Feijoada" on Saturdays, one of the most famous Brazilian Food and to be perfect,... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We always enjoy dining at Emporio Brazilian Cafe! One of my favorites is the Tropical Chicken and you cannot go wrong with any of the beef dishes that are so famous in Brazil. They start you off with these yummy cheese rolls, fresh out of the oven. They have some nice tropical juices that my children always order. The desserts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12288 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 281.293.7442
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?