Discover amazing new flavors at longtime favorite Churrascos

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Guacumami | Photo: 365 Houston

Indulge in delicious, flavorful new options for lunch, dinner and dessert at all five Churrascos locations around Greater Houston.

This summer, Houston’s beloved Latin American dining destination Churrascos debuted a new menu created by Executive Chef David Cordúa.

His menu builds on the Churrascos classics that Houston first fell in love with; created by his father Chef Michael Cordúa. Michael founded Churrascos, created its national award-winning churrasco steak, launched several other popular restaurant concepts and currently oversees the company as chairman of Cordúa Restaurants.

David’s new additions to the menu rise to the challenge and meet Michael’s strict criteria for food that comes out of any Cordúa kitchen; “It must be Latin, it must be artistic and, above all, it must be yummy!”

13 Lunch Choices Under $13

Among traditional lunch options like the signature churrasco steak, ceviche and bacon-wrapped shrimp, the new menu features also features 13 tasty, budget-friendly lunch options priced from $7.95 to $12.95.

Highlights include carnitas tacos, the pork Cuban tacos, chicken tinga Cuban sandwich, plantain-crusted chicken over spicy black bean sauce, fish tacos and more.

New Appetizer and Dinner Options

A highlight of the starter menu is Guacumami (seen above), named for guacamole and the savory sense taste known as umami (one of five, including the much more well-known sweet, salty, sour and bitter).

Guacumami is made with avocado, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomato, parmesan and toasted pumpkin seeds. Another favorite is the beef and pork meatballs (albondingas) served with crisp yuca cups, spicy black bean with queso idiazábal fondue

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Smoked Spareribs | Photo: 365 Houston

New dinner highlights include succulent smoked spareribs. The corn-smoked ribs are brushed with a tamarind-guajillo glaze. The ribs are served stacked in a criss-cross pattern, not unlike a three-dimensional hashtag symbol, with cracked fingerling potatoes offered up as sides.

Under the brochettes menu, you’ll find the new grilled chicken and shrimp. The skewed meal mixes tender pieces of grilled chicken and achiote shrimp with onion and poblano, served over chorizo Caribbean rice and garlic salsa ajillo.

The traditional lover of Churrascos’ fine steaks will also enjoy the beef petite filet. The cut is served with queso fresco, black bean refritos, peppers, onions and pico de gallo.

New Desserts

Churrascos and Cordúa Restaurants have long been known as the finest purveyor of tres leches in Houston. However, a few new dessert options prove to be worthy competitors when it comes to treating your sweet tooth.

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coconut Vacherin cake | Photo: 365 Houston

Although all nine dessert choices are delicious, two new standouts are the coconut Vacherin cake and the turrón fudge cake.

The coconut-infused cake begins with a coconut sponge cake, which is then layered with coconut pastry cream, covered with toasted coconut, topped with unusually fun baked coconut meringue sticks and accented with carrot ginger coulis. Delicious.

turrón fudge cake | Photo: 365 Houston
turrón fudge cake | Photo: 365 Houston

The other noteworthy entry, sure to be a favorite on cold days, is served warm in a large earthen coffee cup. The heart of the turrón fudge cake is the warm, baked fudgy chocolate cake, accented with pecan praline and dulce de leche and topped with vanilla ice cream. Also delicious.

If you can’t make up your mind, then opt for the dessert mini sampler, where you can mix and match three of the nine different dessert options for a decadent capper to your meal. Our recommendation: the traditional tres leches along with the two new entries.

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