Estancia Churrascaria

★★★★☆
Come experience the exquisite cuisine & charm of Southern Brazil!
  • 4894 Highway 290 West

    Sunset Valley, TX 78735

    Cross street: Brodie Lane

    Map & Directions
  • 512-892-1225

About Estancia Churrascaria

Hours
Mon-Thu 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm Fri 11am-2pm, 5pm-10:30pm Sat 11:30am-3pm, 4:30pm-10:30pm Sun 11:30am-3pm, 4pm-9:30pm

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If you've never tried a Brazilian Steakhouse, you are in for a treat. Go hungry. Set your expectations...the meats come out in different frequencies on different days, depending on demand. You can request any of their 12 different kinds of meat AND you can request how you want it cooked, and they will do their absolute best to get it to you. And I mean that. The service at Estancia Churrascaria is simply unmatched in Austin. I cannot express how hard the servers work to make your experience enjoyable. This is a family owned restaurant, and they treat you like you are the most important customer they have ever had. Dinner is pricey, but definitely worth it.

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★★★★★

If you've never tried a Brazilian Steakhouse, you are in for a treat. Go hungry. Set your expectations...the meats come out in different frequencies on different days, depending on demand. You can request any of their 12 different kinds of meat AND you can request how you want it cooked, and they will do their absolute best to get it to you. And I mean that. The service at Estancia Churrascaria is simply unmatched in Austin. I cannot express how hard the servers work to make your experience enjoyable. This is a family owned restaurant, and they treat you like you are the most important customer they have ever had. Dinner is pricey, but definitely worth it.

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Estancia Churrascaria is a place to go if you want to feel special. Excellent food and service and one of the best places to eat in the Austin area. Really love it.

2
★★★★★

Estancia Churrascaria is a place to go if you want to feel special. Excellent food and service and one of the best places to eat in the Austin area. Really love it.

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The food was great!! Actually way to much. The service was awsome! I would recomend this place, I will go back.

2
★★★★☆

The food was great!! Actually way to much. The service was awsome! I would recomend this place, I will go back.

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Icould go back there only for the Picana and the Cheese Rolls. But, they have this unique salad bar with lots to choose from. I have been to other Brazilian steak houses like, Boi na Braza and Fogo de Chao in Dallas, and Estancia is just as good if not better. Estancia is smaller and more casual, but that does not bother me because the food and the service there are amazing. The servers and the guys who serve the meats are really there to make sure that you are satisfied, and I saw the managers working together with the staff. No wonder this team is like an orchestra. I will be back for sure, I will try a week night this time, because on Saturday was a bit to crowded for me, but still a fun experience.

2
★★★★★

Icould go back there only for the Picana and the Cheese Rolls. But, they have this unique salad bar with lots to choose from. I have been to other Brazilian steak houses like, Boi na Braza and Fogo de Chao in Dallas, and Estancia is just as good if not better. Estancia is smaller and more casual, but that does not bother me because the food and the service there are amazing. The servers and the guys who serve the meats are really there to make sure that you are satisfied, and I saw the managers working together with the staff. No wonder this team is like an orchestra. I will be back for sure, I will try a week night this time, because on Saturday was a bit to crowded for me, but still a fun experience.

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I went to Estancia Churrascaria last night. I had a fantastic dinner, with lots of delicious meats, salads, and those cheese rolls were ridiculously good. I tried the "caipirinha", and it was the perfect drink , I loved it. And those guys with the sword were always so eager to serve. You can't go wrong here. They have good meats, plenty of salads and some sides. As for the desserts I tried the Papaya Cream (blend of ice cream and papaya topped with creme of cassis) and I am happy I did, it was very, very good. This is my kind of restaurant.

2
★★★★★

I went to Estancia Churrascaria last night. I had a fantastic dinner, with lots of delicious meats, salads, and those cheese rolls were ridiculously good. I tried the "caipirinha", and it was the perfect drink , I loved it. And those guys with the sword were always so eager to serve. You can't go wrong here. They have good meats, plenty of salads and some sides. As for the desserts I tried the Papaya Cream (blend of ice cream and papaya topped with creme of cassis) and I am happy I did, it was very, very good. This is my kind of restaurant.

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I love Estancia. The meats are delicious and the salad bar is perfect. The service is out of this world. The staff is friendly and professional, they make sure that you are satisfied. It is unbelievably amazing whe you find a place that has excellent service and delicious food for a reasonable price. I have become a regular at Estancia specially now with the special going on.

2
★★★★★

I love Estancia. The meats are delicious and the salad bar is perfect. The service is out of this world. The staff is friendly and professional, they make sure that you are satisfied. It is unbelievably amazing whe you find a place that has excellent service and delicious food for a reasonable price. I have become a regular at Estancia specially now with the special going on.

Pros: value

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Location is and restaurant is nice. Service is great. Over prices ($40) and up per person. Food taste is ok, not bad, i wouldn't give it excellent. staff and service are great no doubt. I will go back when prices become reasonable.

1
★★☆☆☆

Location is and restaurant is nice. Service is great. Over prices ($40) and up per person. Food taste is ok, not bad, i wouldn't give it excellent. staff and service are great no doubt. I will go back when prices become reasonable.

Pros: tastey food

Cons: small restaurant, way over priced, congested

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Excellent place for a lot of variety. Come hungry because there is a lot to choose from. The have a huge salad bar and the waitstaff will actually come to the table and you get to pick what type of meat you'd like. This is not for the vegetarian but the meat-lover. This would be a great spot to feed a family of men.

2
★★★★★

Excellent place for a lot of variety. Come hungry because there is a lot to choose from. The have a huge salad bar and the waitstaff will actually come to the table and you get to pick what type of meat you'd like. This is not for the vegetarian but the meat-lover. This would be a great spot to feed a family of men.

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So, I like hunks of meat. Get that meat flying onto my plate in here to fore unimagined quantities, and there is a very distinct possibility that angels were seated near by singing a Hallejula chorus. The atmosphere was casual, the service was just right, attentive but not intrussive.
With such an onslaught of meat coming one's way, it might be easy to over look all the other goodies that appeared on our table with a regularity that would have pleased an Army general, the polenta, the fried bananas, the most devine little rolls of light, yet creamy, buttery texture. We tucked in as though it might be our last. Considering the enormous quantities of delicious food we consumed, it may be our last meal for a good while.

2
★★★★★

So, I like hunks of meat. Get that meat flying onto my plate in here to fore unimagined quantities, and there is a very distinct possibility that angels were seated near by singing a Hallejula chorus. The atmosphere was casual, the service was just right, attentive but not intrussive.
With such an onslaught of meat coming one's way, it might be easy to over look all the other goodies that appeared on our table with a regularity that would have pleased an Army general, the polenta, the fried bananas, the most devine little rolls of light, yet creamy, buttery texture. We tucked in as though it might be our last. Considering the enormous quantities of delicious food we consumed, it may be our last meal for a good while.

Pros: Meat on skeweres

Cons: Making difficult choices when tummy room is at a premium

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★★★☆☆
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This was one the best dining experience of my life. The food was just amazing, full of flavor and variety. Every single bite was delicious, the meats were all so good and the chefs serve you as if you were a king. The service was impecable. The staf was all very polite, helpful and joyful. I am a wine lover and their wine list impressed me. Very good selection and reasonbly priced, plus the server was very knowledgeable about the wine. I cant wait to go back. It was a very pleasant evening.

2
★★★★★

This was one the best dining experience of my life. The food was just amazing, full of flavor and variety. Every single bite was delicious, the meats were all so good and the chefs serve you as if you were a king. The service was impecable. The staf was all very polite, helpful and joyful. I am a wine lover and their wine list impressed me. Very good selection and reasonbly priced, plus the server was very knowledgeable about the wine. I cant wait to go back. It was a very pleasant evening.

Pros: Very Nice Wine List

Cons: Need another location up north

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I went to Estancia last night and it was wonderful. The meats were very good. They were perfect, well seasonned and succulent, everything I tried was good, but my favorite was the chicken legs and the house special "picanha". The food at Estancia is really good, everything is elaborated. The servers really take care of the customers, they pay attention to all the details. Our water glass was never less than half full, Also, they serve really good "caipirinhas" - a brazilian drink made with brazilian liquor, fresh limes and sugar. I am already craving this food just by talking about. Everyone should indulge in a true churrascaria experience every once in a while. It is well worth it.

2
★★★★★

I went to Estancia last night and it was wonderful. The meats were very good. They were perfect, well seasonned and succulent, everything I tried was good, but my favorite was the chicken legs and the house special "picanha". The food at Estancia is really good, everything is elaborated. The servers really take care of the customers, they pay attention to all the details. Our water glass was never less than half full, Also, they serve really good "caipirinhas" - a brazilian drink made with brazilian liquor, fresh limes and sugar. I am already craving this food just by talking about. Everyone should indulge in a true churrascaria experience every once in a while. It is well worth it.

Pros: Great experience overall.

Cons: Only one location in Austin.

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I went to Estancia Churrascaria recently with my fiance for the first time. Save your money honey, and go to Fogo de Chao instead for the real Churrascaria experience. I was not pleased with the quality of meat, or the service at Estancia. It is worth the drive to go downtown and eat at Fogo. I will never make the mistake again and go to Estancia for the driving convenience.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to Estancia Churrascaria recently with my fiance for the first time. Save your money honey, and go to Fogo de Chao instead for the real Churrascaria experience. I was not pleased with the quality of meat, or the service at Estancia. It is worth the drive to go downtown and eat at Fogo. I will never make the mistake again and go to Estancia for the driving convenience.

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We ate here after having enjoyed Fago de Chao a couple months ago. We liked the more intimate atmosphere and felt the staff paid attention to what we liked and made sure to return with our favorite cuts of meat. The food service was great and the filet mignon came around as often as the chicken (both of which were wonderful). We all loved the house special best!

However, the standout of this place was Josh the bartender. Here is a man who really knows his business. We discussed grappas and brandies while enjoying a good wine. My guests, experienced martini drinkers, said that Josh's martinis were the best. He even came to our table to make sure we were enjoying our evening.

We loved Estancia and would go back for the food and would likely call first to see if Josh was working!

2
★★★★★

We ate here after having enjoyed Fago de Chao a couple months ago. We liked the more intimate atmosphere and felt the staff paid attention to what we liked and made sure to return with our favorite cuts of meat. The food service was great and the filet mignon came around as often as the chicken (both of which were wonderful). We all loved the house special best!

However, the standout of this place was Josh the bartender. Here is a man who really knows his business. We discussed grappas and brandies while enjoying a good wine. My guests, experienced martini drinkers, said that Josh's martinis were the best. He even came to our table to make sure we were enjoying our evening.

We loved Estancia and would go back for the food and would likely call first to see if Josh was working!

Pros: Great food, wonderful service, excellent and friendly bar!

Cons: Easy to eat too much!

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My wife and i travel all year to different state, so we eats in restaurant all the time. This restaurant surpass any other restaurant we has eaten. For the price and the food quality nobody else beat this one.

The meat condiment is excellent for any tate. The salad are excellent too.
After trying several meat in this restaurant and eating everything they put on the table I never felt full like many other food on some restaurant. I felt satisfy and I had a good digestion. this was at lunch and at that evening I was not feeling hungry.

The staff was extremly couteus and helpful. They were willing to satisfy our need and tate.

I strongly recomend it.

2
★★★★★

My wife and i travel all year to different state, so we eats in restaurant all the time. This restaurant surpass any other restaurant we has eaten. For the price and the food quality nobody else beat this one.

The meat condiment is excellent for any tate. The salad are excellent too.
After trying several meat in this restaurant and eating everything they put on the table I never felt full like many other food on some restaurant. I felt satisfy and I had a good digestion. this was at lunch and at that evening I was not feeling hungry.

The staff was extremly couteus and helpful. They were willing to satisfy our need and tate.

I strongly recomend it.

Pros: many

Cons: none

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This is my first review on city search. I just want to express my appreciation to Estancia Churrascaria. I have been there several times and is always great. They are very consistent on the quality and service. I like my meats well done and my husband likes medium rare, I would think it would be hard to please both of us, considering their style, but somehow, they do. And it is alway like that, we always leave Estancia very happy. They serve meats in skewers, an excellent salad bar, and some side dishes. The side dishes are not the main attraction, but the cheese rolls are excellent, the mashed potato is also very good, the bananas and polenta are dangerously wonderful, I ate two bananas once and that made feel super guilty, but I could not resist they are good. Woderful place, I highly recommend it.

2
★★★★★

This is my first review on city search. I just want to express my appreciation to Estancia Churrascaria. I have been there several times and is always great. They are very consistent on the quality and service. I like my meats well done and my husband likes medium rare, I would think it would be hard to please both of us, considering their style, but somehow, they do. And it is alway like that, we always leave Estancia very happy. They serve meats in skewers, an excellent salad bar, and some side dishes. The side dishes are not the main attraction, but the cheese rolls are excellent, the mashed potato is also very good, the bananas and polenta are dangerously wonderful, I ate two bananas once and that made feel super guilty, but I could not resist they are good. Woderful place, I highly recommend it.

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Growing up in Houston, we ate at Fogo de Chao quite a bit, so when Estancia opened here, I had to try it. It exceeded all of my expectations. The service is prompt and always friendly- glad to respond to any request. The food is consistent and very tasty. In comparison, the salad bar is quite a bit smaller than Fogo De Chao, however it is still very good and that is really the only major difference, that and the lower price per meal. The wine selection is notable.

This is a great place, I take all of my clients for business dinners and it's something everyone always enjoys. It can get busy on weekend nights, and I haven't been for lunch so I cannot comment on that, but otherwise, Estancia is an all-around wonderful place to go. The owner takes alot of pride in what he does, and that combined with his extensive knowledge of Brazilian style cooking has made this restaurant one of my regular places to go.

Do plan a good amount of time though when dining here, as the presentation and process are all part of the experience. It doesn't take long to be seated, however the progress of the meal (as with that in any churrascaria) can take longer than a usual meal. Also, if you're a wine drinker be sure to check out the extensive wine list, it is an offering of wines you would expect to see as well as some surprisingly nice choices that I was not familiar with prior to dining here. If you would like to try something new, they are great at suggesting the perfect wine for your pallate.

2
★★★★★

Growing up in Houston, we ate at Fogo de Chao quite a bit, so when Estancia opened here, I had to try it. It exceeded all of my expectations. The service is prompt and always friendly- glad to respond to any request. The food is consistent and very tasty. In comparison, the salad bar is quite a bit smaller than Fogo De Chao, however it is still very good and that is really the only major difference, that and the lower price per meal. The wine selection is notable.

This is a great place, I take all of my clients for business dinners and it's something everyone always enjoys. It can get busy on weekend nights, and I haven't been for lunch so I cannot comment on that, but otherwise, Estancia is an all-around wonderful place to go. The owner takes alot of pride in what he does, and that combined with his extensive knowledge of Brazilian style cooking has made this restaurant one of my regular places to go.

Do plan a good amount of time though when dining here, as the presentation and process are all part of the experience. It doesn't take long to be seated, however the progress of the meal (as with that in any churrascaria) can take longer than a usual meal. Also, if you're a wine drinker be sure to check out the extensive wine list, it is an offering of wines you would expect to see as well as some surprisingly nice choices that I was not familiar with prior to dining here. If you would like to try something new, they are great at suggesting the perfect wine for your pallate.

Pros: Excellent Service, Great Wine List, Consistently good food

Cons: Meal may take longer than at a more traditional style of restaurante due to the process

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I went there with my family before christmas, and I must say that I have never tasted meats as delicious as the cuts they offer here. From the chicken drumsticks seasoned to perfection to the tender and delicious filet mignon. But my truly favorite was the picanha... The salad bar was beautiful, my cousin had visited another brazilia steakhouse and told me that the salad bars are usually bigger than here, but the salad bar at Estancia was very well selected and the quality was impecable. Not to mention the wine selection, it was very nice and with prices for everyone. Great restaurant!

2
★★★★★

I went there with my family before christmas, and I must say that I have never tasted meats as delicious as the cuts they offer here. From the chicken drumsticks seasoned to perfection to the tender and delicious filet mignon. But my truly favorite was the picanha... The salad bar was beautiful, my cousin had visited another brazilia steakhouse and told me that the salad bars are usually bigger than here, but the salad bar at Estancia was very well selected and the quality was impecable. Not to mention the wine selection, it was very nice and with prices for everyone. Great restaurant!

Pros: Service, meats and wines

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I was at Estancia with my family on Saturday and we had an excellent time. The meats were excellent as usual and their pork tenderloin with parmesan cheese is magnificent. I have been there before and the managers are really good in remembering their guests. They knew how I like my meats and the wine that I drink. The Salad Bar was fresh and varied and the side dishes kept coming. Very nice place!

2
★★★★★

I was at Estancia with my family on Saturday and we had an excellent time. The meats were excellent as usual and their pork tenderloin with parmesan cheese is magnificent. I have been there before and the managers are really good in remembering their guests. They knew how I like my meats and the wine that I drink. The Salad Bar was fresh and varied and the side dishes kept coming. Very nice place!

Pros: Great food, Great value.

Cons: Avoid saturday nights. Very crowded.

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We had a company Xmas party at this restaurant. I was eager to enjoy an over the top Filet Mignon chow down. I Saw the Filet Mignon skewer twice during our 2 hours at the restaurant. I had to specifically asked for filet mignon TWICE. They should have brought that meat out as frequently as the Chicken and Sausage Skewers. I didn't even get an 8oz Filet Mignon steak out of the whole deal. Mind you the filet mignon was good, when I got it.

My plate was full, but only with the Mash potatoes they provide. I would not recommend this restaurant.

Sad but true

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a company Xmas party at this restaurant. I was eager to enjoy an over the top Filet Mignon chow down. I Saw the Filet Mignon skewer twice during our 2 hours at the restaurant. I had to specifically asked for filet mignon TWICE. They should have brought that meat out as frequently as the Chicken and Sausage Skewers. I didn't even get an 8oz Filet Mignon steak out of the whole deal. Mind you the filet mignon was good, when I got it.

My plate was full, but only with the Mash potatoes they provide. I would not recommend this restaurant.

Sad but true

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This place charged a ridiculous 26% gratuity and tried to cover it up.
They even charged gratuity on tax!!
They lied to us and said that the gratuity was only 20% but when we did the math is was actually around 26%.
So make sure you check your tab before paying and make SURE you know how much they are charging you.

I will NEVER come here again.
I advise you to do the same.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place charged a ridiculous 26% gratuity and tried to cover it up.
They even charged gratuity on tax!!
They lied to us and said that the gratuity was only 20% but when we did the math is was actually around 26%.
So make sure you check your tab before paying and make SURE you know how much they are charging you.

I will NEVER come here again.
I advise you to do the same.

Pros: The restaurant is pretty and service was fast.

Cons: incorrect tab. 26% gratuity!!

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I have been here twice now and it does not disappoint. While a bit pricey for dinner, considering you are getting all you can eat, its a steal! The meats are wonderful, especially the traditional brazilian steak with garlic - it is too good. I would recommend having a light lunch on the day you are coming here for dinner so you have enough room to try all the meats and really enjoy them. The salad bar is ok - though I prefer to save my room for the main courses!

2
★★★★☆

I have been here twice now and it does not disappoint. While a bit pricey for dinner, considering you are getting all you can eat, its a steal! The meats are wonderful, especially the traditional brazilian steak with garlic - it is too good. I would recommend having a light lunch on the day you are coming here for dinner so you have enough room to try all the meats and really enjoy them. The salad bar is ok - though I prefer to save my room for the main courses!

Pros: Brazilian Steak with Garlic, Service

Cons: Salad bar is nice, but not needed

 

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