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Emporio Brazilian Cafe

Latin, South American, Brazilian
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12288 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
11:00 am - 10:00 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
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

They have great food made by brazilians, which gives an authentic Brazilian flavor to their dishes. The waiters and the owner are very friendly and accommodating. I asked for a caipirinha which is a traditional Brazilian drink and the waiter asked me how I would like it. It was amazing because he came back asking how I prefer my drink... More 

Thank Belstx
The Woodlands, Texas
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

I love Brazilian food, not the big-meat-on-a-stick places, but the real stuff, what is served in Brazil at home. Just go to Emporio Brazilian Cafe, and you will not be disappointed. Awesome fish stew, great Fejioada, nice steak, that all in an unpretentious nice atmosphere.

Thank DutchTX
Katy, Texas
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20 reviews
17 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
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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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177 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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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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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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.

1 Thank AnaKrueger
Katy, Texas
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326 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
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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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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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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207 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
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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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94 reviews
58 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, South American, Brazilian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?