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!

1138 Fm 1463 Rd
Katy, TX 77494
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(281) 665-3337

Website:
http://www.agaverio.com/

Catering:
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.

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Live Music (12)
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Kid-friendly (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fun (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointing - poor service, long wait times, table not ready at reservation time. We left before ordering our entree, choosing to eat somewhere else instead. Not worth the hassle

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Their Sunday Brunch is one of the best in Katy. Always fresh and the selection changes. Great service. Highly recommend their Sunday Brunch!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Ambiance and service were great, food was just OK. It wasn't bad, but I doubt I'll come back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing place! Great for kids, families or just girls night out.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for Groups, Authentic, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Second time to Agave Rio. The food is terrible. Certainly not worth the $150 my wife and I spent on dinner and drinks. This place could be great but they need a master chef in a bad way or they will not make it. Very disappointing....

Tags: Live Music, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Live music was great, but a bit too loud. Turn the speakers down a little please.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had some friends from Austin staying over and wanted a nice restaurant for dinner.
The food was excellent and the service was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for happy hour / live music and enjoyed. It’s the only venue in Katy, that I know of, combining a great atmosphere of food, drink and live music with a former grand estate. I think the combination is magically successful.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

el ambiente es excelente, y la comida muy exquisita.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Live Music, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was our first time having brunch at the establishment. Everyone was happy (toddler through adult) and our waiter, Robert, took very good care of us. Looking forward to trying out a Cantina Night!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great place with great ambiance. Food was delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love the place! The restaurant is awesome, the inside decor and outdoor dining. It has a great playground that our 2 year old son loves, we can take care of him and have a drink or eat while he plays.

Tags: People Watching, Live Sports, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was a great experience overall. Everyone in my party was amazed by the food. The restaurant is very unique and makes you feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend 10/10!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Spicy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere! Love the outdoor space.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We love coming here for the patio dining option: amazing food, inexpensive bottles of wine, great service, and a playground for the kids to play while we enjoy an evening. If it weren't so hot in the summer, we would come here far more often!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We came here for our sons 21st birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the service and atmosphere great! It's a beautiful restaurant !

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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:
lasagna
sliced beef
short ribs
banana pudding
This is the first time we had eaten here. Based on today's experience, I'm not sure that we will return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had a fantastic dinner, great atmosphere with live music. Definitely will be back and will recommend to friends and coworkers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service wasn't quick at all, even for drinks.
The food was okay but the ambiance (especially outside with kids) was great.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Agave Rio was exceptional, my husband and I have found our new Sunday spot and our server Ethan was the best. The food was so flavorful and the cost is low for all that you get.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Had a great evening celebrating a one year anniversary with my son and daughter in law. They were married here and felt it appropriate to be back on their anniversary. Great food, great service. Will definitely return more aften.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Didn't even feel like we were in Houston anymore. Beautiful outdoor patio with nice Latin guitarist. The drinks were amazing and refreshing. The food was like a latin twist on classic rustic, very delicious. We will be regulars.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Absolutely delicious meal and a very special night. The managers came to our table sever times to check on us. The food was excellent. The wine was wonderful. The dessert - Italian Cream Cake with Frangelico - was to die for! Agave Rio is Highly recommend!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wonderful and unusual setting in far west Katy. Service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great place all around. Pasta was pedestrian. Everything else was excellent. The manager was attentive and involved. Very enjoyable experience !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The buffet was good and there was some variety. I would like to see more uniqueness. Gardunos in Albuquerque had a great buffet. Lots of variety of New Mexican food. A little of the basics. It was also a little pricey for what you get.

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