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Emporio Brazilian Cafe

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12288 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great Home/Comfort Food

Love this place, Have been there with my big family a couple of times and everyone likes it. Live music makes the whole experience better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Houston, Texas
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Katy, Texas
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Emporio never disappoints and it is a favorite restaurant among the Brazilian community. It is authentic and creates a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. They has recently changed chefs and in doing so made the food 10 times better. I recommend the skirt steak, and the pon de queso.

Thank HJDMunoz
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Love this place, Have been there with my big family a couple of times and everyone likes it. Live music makes the whole experience better.

Thank Basten05
Houston, Texas
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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 

Thank BHEBfoodie
Houston, Texas
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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
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288 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 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.

Thank engped
Katy, Texas
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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 

Thank Olineman
Houston, Texas
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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 

Thank Jim S
Houston, Texas, USA
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank prm78
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank Octavio B
Lafayette, Louisiana
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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