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About Agave Rio
Agave Rio Restaurant & Patio Oasis opened in May 2016, bringing outstanding scenic views and deliciously crafted cuisine to Katy. Walking through the wrought iron gates of this magnificent property will give you the feeling of being magically transported to a lush tropical resort.
The beautiful patio-themed restaurant features exclusive space for adults with live music under the stars, separate areas for families complete with a Texas-sized sandbox for the kids, and casual indoor dining space for all.
Using only the finest ingredients, our Chef brings flavor to life with a menu featuring contemporary American and Southwestern fare.
Accented by a comprehensive wine collection and premium spirits list, along with several signature hand-crafted cocktails, Agave Rio offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. We invite you to join us for a unique dining experience like no other!
Katy, TX 77494
Contemporary American, South American
Hours of Operation:
Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Agave Rio Restaurant & Patio Oasis has a hometown culinary star at the helm in the kitchen. Executive Chef Eric Aldis, has been named one of Houston’s busiest chefs with a slew of successful restaurants under his direction. Agave Rio is a project near and dear to this Katy Taylor alum’s heart.
Agave Rio’s menu is continuously evolving with Chef Aldis’ creative combination of American and South American inspired cuisine ranging from seafood, salads, and classic American favorites – and a children’s menu sure to please even the picky eaters.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Agave Rio’s secluded patio oasis offers a magical experience. As you step through the prestigious wrought iron gates, among the first things you will notice is the rhythm of soft flowing water features, lush tropical foliage, the cool tones of delicate southwest architecture, and the lovely breeze. The picturesque view creates the atmosphere of an enchanting hideaway and you won’t be able to stop yourself from envisioning your perfect event unfolding before your eyes!
If your dream wedding is a small intimate gathering of close friends and family, Agave Rio can provide the perfect setting for up to 30 guests. Our intimate ceremony packages include the officiant, photographer, coordinator, bouquet and boutonniere, champagne toast, cake and more. Agave Rio gives you the flexibility to host a beautiful event while staying within budget.
Agave Rio’s private rooms are perfect for both social and business events. Whether you are hosting a wedding reception or special celebration; a business luncheon or education workshop, our unique meetings spaces will be personally tailored for you and your guests.
Agave Rio Ratings and Reviews
We took our friend out for dinner and we all liked our experience. I had the pork tenderloin on cabbage special and she had duck confit. My husband ordered the French onion soup and was a little disappointed, but his main of the fried seafood appetizer was a dinner sized portion and very good.
This was our first visit with friends and we have all decided to come back again. We found good food in our price range and the drinks from the bar were fantastic. We loved the ambience, live music that was not too loud and the fireplace. It is worth the visit. We loved the customer service.
The atmosphere was great but unfortunately the food and service was bad. So horrible that I regret taking my wife there for our anniversary. The server didn't know what basic nonalcoholic drinks they served at the restuarant and had to step away for 20 minutes to find out what options my pregnant wife had. For dinner, I had the Pork '2 way'. The pork were so salty I couldn't get through the first bite, but luckily my wife shared a fajita taco with me. We asked for the dessert menu and waited another 20 minutes for the server to let us know our 2 options were flan and chocolate cake. We decided that was the last straw, and asked for our check. Overall, poor service and mediocre food.
I came for a girls night out and loved sitting out in the adult patio! We had he nachos with the beef belly and it was phenomenal! I also ordered the carne asada and it was delicious. My friend ordered the tortilla soup and the carne asada tacos and pumpkin cheesecake. She loved everything as well. The only complaint that I have is that the servers seem to be given too many tables or the restaurant is consistently understaffed. We didn’t see our server very much and had to wait a while for things. He apologized saying that he had tables all over the restaurant, which seems impractical and hopefully will change, since this isn’t the only time we have had lacking service like this. When we did see our server, he was really cool! But we hardly saw him.
Service was good but slow! Food was good, but to be truthful; with a name like Agave Rio, we were looking for more authentic Texas/Mexican flared food! What we had was very good. One had the pork chop with sweet potato tots and the "piece" of pork was NOT a "pork chop"! Everything else was fine.
We did have a 1:45pm dining experience...however, we felt there was few choices of food left in the indoor space. We did have the options of the omelettes and tacos- which were great! The mimosas were on point! The indoor space although quiet and secluded, I did feel that it needed more "life".
We may be back for another try.
I reserved an inside table for a birthday dinner. The venue, both inside and outside, is very nice and large. There is an outdoor children's play area that is good for the little ones to expend some energy before sitting down to eat. I requested an inside table because the weather was still hot and it was quiet enough for our table of 8 to be able to converse easily. An outside table would have been nice as well if the weather were a bit cooler. Food was very good. Service was good as well, although a bit slow. I think that was a function of the kitchen and not the wait staff. I will definitely return.
We've been customers at Agave Rio for a little over a year. The food and service have steadily improve from OK to Very Good! We always dine on the Adult Patio - and arrive early for pick of tables. We enjoy sitting under the covered area (opposite the bar). The only suggestion we have ongoing is that they install 4 or 5 outdoor fans under that covered area for extra cooling and to discourage flies over there. Highly Recommend AR for ambiance/outdoor dining!
I took my wife to Agave Rio to celebrate her birthday. It was our first time at this restaurant and we were very impressed. The staff was attentive & checked on us to ensure our food was exactly what we expected. The food was excellent! We will definitely be back.
My husband and I enjoyed the brunch very much. We are not huge fans of the nightly menu or service, but the brunch was fantastic and service was impeccable. The beautiful surroundings are always very nice and relaxing. Hoping they work on their night menu and service.
The restaurant is lovely. We like the setting, the ambiance of the outdoor patio, the friendly & helpful service, but the food just isn't that great. This is our second visit. The food has not improved. We were there on a Saturday night and the restaurant was mostly empty. They need a new chef.
I would consider the Sunday brunch just fair. The breakfast food selections were pretty ordinary. Between my husband and I, we decided these were the especially good items:
This is the first time we had eaten here. Based on today's experience, I'm not sure that we will return.
Tried this place for the first time on Saturday night. Sat outside on the patio which is amazing! Enjoyed the live music and the service was excellent. The place was not crowded at all for a Saturday. Only minor disappointment was the food, the chicken-fried ribeye was pretty bland and the gravy wasn't seasoned at all. We loved the atmosphere and the service though, so it might be worth another attempt trying something else on the menu.
We ordered a beer and received a different one.
We had an appetizer that we did not order brought to our table.
I ordered a $45 three course meal. When I ordered my appetizer my date gave them her order for dinner. They brought out her meal with another meal before I had ordered the entree. We sent all of it back as we wanted to eat together. The waiter came over and took my entree order. That entree was delivered to us in about 7-8 minutes along with the cold plate of food that my date had ordered. They did not redo her's they just brought it back out 15 minutes later.
The atmosphere was nice but everything else was terrible.
I can't say we had a good experience. Four of us dined there for Houston Restaurant Weeks wanting to try something different in the Katy area. Great looking place, kid friendly, but still had plenty of seating for those not wanting he be around kids. They had a beautiful outdoor area with live music and seating for when the weather isn't quite so brutal. The food was excellent but the service was so bad, we probably won't risk another trip. We had a 7:15 reservation and were seated promptly. The place wasn't overly busy at the time. It took over an hour for us to get our food after ordering. Other tables that sat after us were all eating. That should've been a clue to the waitstaff that something was wrong. Maybe 5 or 6 iced tea refills would be another clue. They were not very proactive in making things right. Two of us ate from the HRW menu and had desserts coming. They offered a dessert to the two other that just had regular meals. We had an Amex gift check for $50 to use and we charged the balance. When the bill came, they only credited us $20 for it. I had to alert them to fix that as well. You'd think they'd be more attentive once they made their first error but they never really showed much care other than a "sorry about that". Disappointing because the food and ambiance seemed promising.
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