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Américas River Oaks

2293 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Romantic
The third incarnation of Américas, the global culinary experience from famed chef and restaurateur, Michael Cordúa, is now open in the heart of River Oaks. Partnered once again with celebrated architect and designer Jordan Mozer, who brought his outstanding talent and vision to the original Américas in 1993, Américas River Oaks will be a unique dining experience that represents the weaving of South, Central and North American cultures and cuisines—from Alaska to Chile. Cordúa, whose reputation as one of the leading proponents of authentic Latin cuisine, returns to his foundational roots and creates a stage to showcase the yummy foods that the Americas have given to the world. Continually blazing a trail of New World cuisine that keeps critics raving, FOOD & WINE recognized Cordúa as one of the pioneers of the modernization of Latin cuisine when naming him into the Hall of Fame: 50 Best New Chefs of all time in 2008.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Latin American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;

Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm;

Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(832) 200-1492
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Cordúa
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Cordúa has taken the best of his portfolio along with the most talented staff in event planning and hospitality to create a contemporary “one-of-a-kind” event production company.

Combining the flavorful cuisines of North, Central and South Americas with progressive techniques and European discipline, MjC Events delivers the food Houstonians have loved for years with the impeccable service and hospitality you’ve come to expect from Cordúa Restaurants. With remarkable attention to detail, at your location or ours, our Event Managers will help you create your dream experience!
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Cross street
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Parking details
Self parking and complimentary valet available.
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Public transit
Metro Bus available
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2293 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food at America's is superb. The service is perfect as well. Our waiter had a nice sense of humor as well. Portions are perfect and dessert is a must!

2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Americas is normally one of my boyfriend and I's favorite spots, especially for Sunday brunch (which is a GREAT value)- HOWEVER, this Valentine's day weekend (the 17th) was a totally different story. Not only was our table very uncomfortable, noisy, and cold, it took a good 20 mins to even get our drink order in and the prices and values were outrageous. $29 for 2 tiny pieces of pork with no sides, $10 for a drink that is $3 on a Sunday, $11 for 2 empanadas (which, if you know empanadas, is RIDICULOUS), and $17 for a half of a cup of ceviche. Additionally, the tres leches we were served was the same price as normal but half the size that it usually is (though, it was delicious as always). It was like being cheated considering we've been to Americas for dinner many times in the past and expected their normal portions considering they were charging their usual, if not inflated, prices. If this is how dinner service will be from now on, we won't be returning for anything other than Sunday brunch.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I loved this place we had a 25th birthday dinner for a special someone and he loved it!

4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food, service and ambience. Timing of food delivery was excellent. Only issue was trying to pay the bill. Waited an excessive amount of time for my card to be returned since their internet was down. In the end, their ancient card swiper functioned as a suitable substitute and did the job.

StevenB (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Best experience I've had at any restaurant, from the food to service 15 🌟. Very unique menu and ambiance.

CarlosB (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Came here on 2/15/2018 and really enjoyed the food, however, it literally took about 15 minutes to be greeted by our server and during that time plenty of staff walked by us and never even made the effort to ask if we had been greeted. After being greeted we noticed that the table we were sitting at was right under an A/C vent which only became colder the longer we sat and waited. We asked 3 servers and the host if they could please lower the A/C down because it was extremely cold and no one ever did. Eventually we asked to be moved to another table because it just got uncomfortably cold, fortunately our server said yes but didn’t even bother to help us move our plates or drinks to the other table. To make matters worse the table we moved to was still cold so we figuered that they weren’t going to lower the A/C down after several attempts asking. Overall, the food was very tasty but we couldn’t get the fact that it was so cold out of our minds, to top it off there was some spiderwebs hanging from the ceiling which made it a bit unappetizing.
I understand Valentines is a busy day for restaurants but I’d figure that making a reservation and willing to spend over $160+ for 2 people would bring me at least above average service with a cleaner restaurant and maybe a bit more accommodating.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good, service was great

Rainman (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always great experience, highly recommend, food ambience and service are top notch.

CRod (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Too noisy and crowded, I guess it’s to be expected on V-day, but they were obviously trying to milk the cow and get everyone in and out quickly.

viptimediner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Apparently, the Valentine's Day crowd overwhelmed the kitchen, even early in the evening. My steak was charred black and had to be scraped to get to the edible medium rare part. (I pointed this out to the server, who offered no accommodation.) The lobster, on the other hand, was slightly underdone.