Américas - The Woodlands
Américas - The Woodlands

Américas - The Woodlands

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cordua.com/
  • Phone: 2813671492x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday: 12:00pm - 4pm

    Dinner
    Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    Brunch
    Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 3pm

    Bar 1492
    Sunday - Tuesday 11:00 am - 9 pm
    Wednesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cordúa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With six award-winning restaurants, Américas, Artista, Churrascos, and Amazón Grill to choose from, The Cordúa Group has taken the best of their portfolio and added other unique flavors. The result: a contemporary flavor unique to MjC Events that can be enjoyed outside of their restaurants. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a gala of splendor, the finest events always start with MjC Events. Event Managers are ready to help you plan your next event! Please contact them at MjC Events 713.961.0911.
  • Private Party Facilities: Américas Woodlands offers four private spaces that are ideal for your next family celebration, company dinner, social hour, or holiday party. For menu options and availability call us at 281-367-1492 or go online to www.cordua.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Janine Jones 2813671492x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Robbins/Timberloch
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage near the restaurant on Waterway Avenue as well as valet located in front of the restaurant. Américas will validate parking garage tickets for all patrons.
A word from Américas - The Woodlands
Recognized for its exciting dining and bold architecture, designed by renowned architect Ilan Waisbrod of Studio Gaia, Américas promises to continue the illustrious tradition of the original. Thrilling dishes combine vibrant Latin ingredients with European culinary techniques in an unparalleled setting alongside the Woodlands Waterway.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Américas - The Woodlands reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)romantic (64)scenic view (58)fit for foodies (51)good for groups (42)great for brunch (34)great for outdoor dining (31)hot spot (29)notable wine list (28)neighborhood gem (24)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I made reservations for 4 at 815pm arrived at 8pm and the hostess did not greet us she just asked if we had a reservation, I said yes and she said it would maybe be a 15 minute wait. 25 minutes later, she tells us our table is ready and the dining room had plenty of open tables so we were wondering what the 25 minute wait was for. I was considering ordering their famous Churrasco, but I am glad I passed on that after not being impressed with their Lomo y Mar. The service was rather slow. After we finished our meal we waited about 20 minutes between the time they took our plates to the time the check was brought to the table. This will probably be the first and last time we come to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner Sat. Night, missing waiter
    Eatout
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to Americas before and enjoyed it greatly. However I was slightly upset by the service we received Sat. night. We had a party of 9 women. It seems that after our waiter realized we were not going to be ordering a large amount of food or drinks, he wasn't very attentive. We had to flag someone down to get water refills. When we were ready for the check, our waiter was nowhere to be found. We had to ask another waiter to help us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Their way or the highway
    carmodyjim
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    In the bar, for a restroom, you must actually leave the building through a passageway to use its facilities. I am sure women like using the Ladies Room of closed for the day office building. For dinner they push The Churrasco, which is a nice slab of tenderloin. The non-optionable vegetables were tasty. However, if you ask for some kind of sauce to add to the meat, they flatly refuse to accommodate you---even if you complain to the chef. Surely, some creamy horshradish, A-1, Worcestershire or something else could be discretely made available on a side dish. But NO, the arrogance of the chef and management require you to eat it THEIR way or not at all. Perhaps, this is why Amreicas is dragging along at 65% on Urbanspoon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great time at Americas
    SingPT
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    2 sisters out for great food and good wine. We decided to try the Chef's Tastings and Sommelier pairings. It was beautifully presented, great food, good pairings, and nicely explained by the server and the manager. I will do this again with my husband and friends. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and Varied Menu
    luv4food
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We've eaten at Américas on three different occasions now. When we were there for our Anniversary, we were seated at a table that afforded a view of the sunset over the Woodlands Waterway. This time, we were seated at an out of the way table with a view of the waterway. Each time we have had a different type of food. Once we had fish, and it was excellent, and this time, we had Paella, which was again, exceptional. We did not have a long wait for our food, and the service was excellent. Our server, Jonathan, was very personable and knowledgeable. We will definitely go there again and refer others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ribbons of plantain chips with three sauces (gratis) are addictive. Empanada starter very good. Wild salmon entree with shrimp was so lite and fresh. Mahi mahi with shrimp and okra was a hit with my husband. Salted chocolate and coconut guava sorbets were just the right finish. We didn't have room for the flaming tres leche cake, but it made a spectacular presentation. My husband asked about a bourbon, which they didn't have but the manager (who was extremely knowledgeable), provided samples of several others. A shout out to Jonathan who such a genuinely friendly and attentive server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good!
    LindaRVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food is always good here but I don't think it's as good as it used to be. The menu doesn't change much so their selection can get a bit boring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy and unappealing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Too loud to hear myself talk. Menu recently changed and not for the better. Smaller portions and higher prices. Food flavor not as good as previous visits. Very disappointing and will be very Leary about returning.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was my first visit to Americas having dined at the sister restaurants of Amazon Grill and Churrascos. I was overall disappointed. The food was good, but wasn't discernable from the more casual Amazon Grill, so I wasn't excited to pay the higher prices. However, the main distraction was the lack of cleanliness of the place. The chair at the table had food left on it, the floor outside the women's restroom was sticky, the carpets were dirty, the men's restroom toilet was apparently overflowing, and one of the women's restrooms had urine and paper towels on the floor. We were also harassed by a fruit fly the entire time. I'll stick to Amazon Grill with the lower prices and lower expectations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our Favorites
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in The Woodlands. Food is excellent, service top notch, atmosphere is gorgeous, and the pricing is not over the top which one might expect with this level of food and service. The cuisine is South American, so those not familiar with this cuisine will need to dine here several times to appreciate the array of foods being served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close to home with an uptown vibe
    trumon
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great meal with excellent service. We partook of the HRW week menu and were dazzled with the great service and the kind attention of the sommelier. Nice wine pairings with the menu. I loved the tuna ceviche! I plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    gigokev
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Jonathan was very attentive...the mixs of flavors on each plate superb
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Americas always a great night out!
    eatwelltraveloften
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love the plantains. Steaks full of flavor. unreal melt in you mouth. Tres leches is a MUST!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be...
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I remember this restaurant being more upscale. Unfortunately, it no longer has what it takes to be in that category. The decor says upscale restaurant, the menu and service say otherwise. It took 10 minutes for us to get a server and an order. The food took extremely long to come to our table. They do have a number of waitstaff but it doesn't seem very efficient because they don't seem to speak to one another. We had to find our waiter whenever we needed something. Needless to say, we will not be returning. Unfortunately, I would rather fight traffic downtown and eat at Churrascos instead. It's too bad I can't enjoy their food closer to home.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find in The Woodlands
    fmgl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went for lunch but I think the view of the waterway would be better in the evening. Service very friendly and attentive. Their tequila bread pudding is the best ever! It is worth a trip.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • God Bless Americas!
    Shelleyscorner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The impeccable service before our food arrived led me to believe that I would not be disappointed in it. From the hostess calling to confirm our reservations to the waiter serving a complimentary dessert to the manager stopping by to chat....this place gained a new fan! The only negative I have to note is that my entree was so delicious that I don't think I'll ever try anything else! Great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Thomaste
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have visited America's-The Woodlands twice for lunch with several coworkers. Both times we had a 8-15 person group and the restaurant was very accommodating. They even let us split the check! Unheard of anywhere else. The food is delicious. I would recommend America's-The Woodlands any day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a Romantic Dinner
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The wait staff at America's went above and beyond to make my birthday dinner special. The mojitos are always delicious and the food outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Location and Flavor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything about the restaurant was top notch. Food had great flavor, location was perfect and dining view was excellent. Service a little slow, but friendly. Need more desert options.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Surprise
    fooddoctorVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I had their Sunday brunch. EVERYTHING was delicious! That was the concensus of the other 3 persons in my party. That was my first time eating at Americas and I will definitely be back. The wait staff was excellent too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timers dream...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a wonderful time! The food was fantastic and we'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful anniversary celebration
    Gkha
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful anniversary celebration with the fixed menu for Houston's restaraunt weeks
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Eric54
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food & service were absolutely great.... Never had this type of food, and we will return
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    lovely
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fantastic food but obviously very expensive; would only go for very special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Americas
    Orangeman78
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have eaten at Americas on South Post Oak several times. This was the first visiting the Americas in the Woodlands. The waiter was attentive tour every need. The seating on the waterway was nice, and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Festive celebration
    Duchess
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Four friends celebrating a birthday- food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Chefs Choice
    FlyingSig
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Steal of the night is the chefs tasting menu with drink pairings. Entrees are full size and the value for the portions you get is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    For her birthday, my wife and I ate at Americas in The Woodlands. The menu boasted unique options, like lobster corndogs, and all of our food was well-prepared and full of flavor. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. In fact, the entire staff was attentive and friendly. We will definitely go back and look forward to another wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    JSalas
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went to Americas for their Saturday Brunch buffet. It's was great. The food was fresh, always replenished. I can't wait to go again with some friends or family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WoodlandsGuyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Felt like we were being rushed out so table could be turned faster. Nice environment and food was delicious and well portioned. Pre-dinner drinks were very minimal pours considering the tab.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed
    ChataVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed our food and service was very good as to pleasantness and great disposition. Our only discomfort is that the hostesses at the entrance are never friendly or inviting. Overall food is good. Their tres leches is excellent and the alfajores are the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was very good, from the apps to the dessert. The service was very slow and the server was not attentive at all. Also, she never wrote anything down. This was for a party of 7. I might understand if it was a party of 2. Also, my father ordered a $35 bottle of wine. We ended up getting 3 total bottles. When the bill came, each bottle was $130. The names were similar, and my dad accepted when she presented the wine, but she should have been more clear. Manager discounted the price a little, but was not very nice about it. Embarrassing. Another patron came by our table indicating that this location is known for doing this.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Consistent great food - returning with group next week for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Bigtexan1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Ordered from the menu supporting the Houston Food Bank and got 3 courses that were excellently prepared with some great drinks. Only negative was that of service from the waiter taking a long time to serve us between courses and to give back the check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • America's
    foodiefoo2
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband chose America's for his birthday dinner. Our 2 adult boys came as well. We all loved what we ordered. Our oldest son lived in Belize 2 months last summer and said many of the dishes were like the food there. The desserts are awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten at this group of restaurants numerous times for all occasions and we have never been disappointed. We particularly love this location for the views of the waterway and for the food options. Children ages 5 and over fit in very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!!
    Barbie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We love all of the Cordua restaurants! America's Has a vibrant feel along with great food. My favorite is the chimchuri. Steak but since crab was in season we had the crab fingers which is also a favorite. We tried the empanadas for the first time and they were delicious! We also love the fact that was restaurant week so got to try some different things. Our guests at our table agreed that Americas does it ALL well!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Americas', the bountiful!
    CyberdocVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very interesting menu items. Service very good. Eclectic crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    MattandMKVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great dinner and drinks celebrating MK's birthday. Parents in town had never been to Americas, got them out of their comfort zone, and they loved it. Complimentary Tres Leches was a nice finish for the birthday girl.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best mojitos
    adamVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent! Waiter Jason took great care of us on our first time and remembered us after so we'll keep coming back to him. Manager was invested in making our dining experience top notch and came by the tables to check on everything. Food is a nice change from steakhouses, mojitos are the best that I've found in the Woodlands, possibly this side of Miami. Definitely recommend for an upscale latin dish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic