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Emporio Brazilian Cafe

12288 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
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Ranked #648 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Most recent review
- Mar 29, 2014
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13 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas, USA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Tomball, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Love this restaurant!! Be sure to try the stroganoff and the feijoada! Always delicious, good atmosphere.

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Suburb of Houston
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

My favorite dish here is the tropical chicken. I crave it and often drive 30 minutes to eat there alone if I can't stand it anymore. The chicken is grilled very tender and covered with pineapple and onion. It is served with very delicious black beans. I ask them to skip the rice and substitute collards (yep. Collards. Trust me... More

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Sugar Land Texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We ate with a large group of friends and they handled the load very efficiently. The waiters were enthusiastic and very prompt. The decor is somewhat modern and very clean cut. We liked it. The main drawback was that the food was only average and did not appear to me to be very much different than an "American" restaurant. I... More

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Magnolia, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2008

Our family has eaten in this location dozen of times with the most excellent and congenial waitstaff, menu, food prep time. The variety of Brazilian plates, so very well prepared by a genuine brasileiro, are some of the best we have eaten either in Brazil or here in the U.S. I recommend the strogonoff, the breast of chicken in tomato... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2008

I have never eaten Brazilian food before. As i entered, the place it was horrible to look at, the host was sitting on a chair rather than behind the host stand, the food was mediocre at best, the waiters were terrible. They ate in the same dining area and were rude and impatient. I certainly would never recommend this place... More

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