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Emporio Brazilian Cafe

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12288 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077-6054
+1 281-293-7442
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

You'll love the foods mentioned above. Great deserts, my husband loves the beer and fruit drinks. The grilled salmon is always a good choice.

Thank Loves_Summer_Travel
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I don't know much about Brazilian food, so keep that in mind. My steaks were overcooked a bit, one was seasoned very well and amazing, the other was completely unseasoned. My friends enjoyed their food.

Thank Randall G
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Service was REALLY slow and food wasn't great. Maybe I was expecting a little too much but I wouldn't go back there.

Thank Tracy P
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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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151 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 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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201 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 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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396 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12288 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-293-7442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?