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“Run! Don't Walk! This place is awesome!”
Review of Pradaria Steaks & Churrascaria - CLOSED

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Pradaria Steaks & Churrascaria
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rogerdale
Transit: Metro # 82 (Westheimer-West Oaks)
Sugar Land, TX
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Run! Don't Walk! This place is awesome!”
Reviewed June 16, 2011

We ate here last night for my daughter's 14th birthday. We usually choose the "other" churrascaria restaurant on Westheimer but have heard wonderful things about Pradaria and decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did! Not only did we have a better service experience but the food was better AND at almost half the cost!

The servers here are not dressed in the traditional "gaucho" style but instead these servers are friendly, helpful and totally add to your eating experience. The last time we ate at, rhymes with "mogo fe cow", we were rushed, servers either passed us up or they rushed our table. We were in and out in less than 45 minutes - I kid you not! PLUS, we paid $300 for our family of 4! At Pradaria, we were able to take our time, enjoy the rodizio experience, and savor every delicious bite!

The salad bar has lots of options! Several different types of cold appetizers, meats, cheeses, different types of salads, pasta, etc. Then there are the hot dishes! Rice, beans, the best mashed potatoes ever, Chicken Stroganoff, fried polenta, etc.

Then, the feast begins! We loved everything that came around! The bacon wrapped filet, parmesan crusted pork (YUMMMY), lamb (the most tender, flavorful lamb), sausage, bacon wrapped chicken, bottom sirloin, skirt steak and other items that I just can't remember but everything was so delicious!

We did not have room for dessert but DO try the pineapple that comes around on the skewer. It is every bit as satifying as a dessert! It is served piping hot and with a carmelized outer edge that just makes the fruit just melt in your mouth! Also, DO try the "Cocktail Lemonade." It is fresh lemonade with red wine and a lime squeeze. Lemonade Sangria! So refreshing and light - perfect for such a heavy meal.

This time, we had 5 people and our bill was well under $200! We WILL be back!

  • Visited June 2011
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Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great experience”
Reviewed March 27, 2011

My family and I were recently in Houston and I decided to take them to a Brazilian rodizio having missed the opportunity on an earlier trip to New Jersey. I have always liked the meats at the rodizios.

We landed on Pradaria which is on Westheimer - everything seems to be on this street - having seen promotional offers at the Houston Press website. We had $10 off two dinners that were priced at $29.99 for adults and kids 12 and over.

The restaurant decor is elegant and classy - mostly dark wood and hues. Wait staff were all in black and were very polite, attentive and accommodating. The meats were superb and choices were wide if not overwhelming. The sirloin is to die for - seasoned and spiced just right and all tender. The bacon-wrapped chicken breast and boneless leg were a hit with our teenagers. The buffet was good as well; on the day we were there, they had chicken - yes, chicken - stroganoff and it was exquisite. The salad bar was well-appointed.

Two things stood out for us - great service and great food. Highly recommended.

The restaurant - being in a strip mall - had ample parking.

  • Visited March 2011
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1 Thank udomeidouwedo
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OK/TX
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Better than the chains, in value and taste!”
Reviewed June 15, 2009

All the meats were wonderful. The bacon-wrapped filet was mind-blowing. The meats were juicy and flavorful, very well spiced. The cuts seemed leaner than other churrascaria I've been to. The wait staff was attentive and polite, and eager to please. The wine list was small, but reasonably-priced. The waiter told us the wine list is growing, as they are only recently open!

The salad bar was as expected. The hot bar was delicious, with a wonderful mushroom gravy, rice, mashed potatoes, and the fried goods you'd expect.

They have a la carte (traditional restaurant-type) service as well, but we did not do that!

Overall, a wonderful experience. Not many diners there when we went, but it was a Monday night and they are still new. Lots of promise here! We plan on going back at least once in the next few months.

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