Américas River Oaks

4.5
2549 reviews
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Latin American
Churrascos Restaurant Groups’ Américas is an exciting Pan Latin dining experience with vibrant social rhythms. We feature the cuisines of multiple countries of Latin American, but rather than simply transplanting dishes we pay tribute to the ingredients that are native to the Americas. Dishes are prepared in multitude using classic and modern techniques. We invite you to choose your own adventure by selecting from our Ceviches, Empanadas, Taquitos and Small Plates for a multi-course experience.
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MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience the food is good and the staff was very friendly. I will be back soon and recommend it to my friends and family.

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CS
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch on Easter Sunday. Since we had a reservation, we were greeted by the hostess and seated immediately. Our waiter brought water, took our drink orders and explained the buffet selections.
The food was outstanding. So many choices to satisfy every appetite. This was not our first time at America's, and certainly won't be our last.

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KD
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Made reservations but had to wait 35 minutes to be seated. Mass confusion as this was happening to more than us. Food was fair, desert table was small, not much in the choices.

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MP
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best Brunch!

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was quiet on a Friday at 6pm, which made me nervous. I hadn't been there since prom in the early 2000's and had fond memories(old location). By the time we left it got busier. Our meal was great. Plantain chips with 2 great sauces, ahi tuna appetizer and 2 solid entrees. Service was solid and the timing was just right to allow for conversation. Decor is unique, but a bit silly in my opinion. They would be better off starting fresh and just painting the walls some nice colors. It is a good overall restaurant.

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SS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most unique atmospheres for a restaurant in Houston. We absolutely love their lamb chops and their tiramisu for dessert is wonderful.

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AR
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for casual to formal dinner.
This is my wife and my favorite restaurant for our anniversaries.

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b
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The paella special on Sunday is fabulous. Great value for your money with delicious food.

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GV
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was very good, they have quality plates at a reasonable cost. Our server was attentive and knew the menu very well. I will be going back to Americas.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent and menu provided a variety that suited all parties!!!

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RC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful variety of food and it was all delicious!

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CR
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful waiter. We love coming to Américas because we are never disappointed.

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unusual decor, exciting menu, attentive service. We were very happy with our seating, the low noise level and outstanding food and wine! Wish I lived here and could dine here regularly.

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DV
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, enjoyed a great meal with a wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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VK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great place. One of my favorites restaurants and happy hour spots.

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GJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The kids love the buffet. Has a lot of wonderful choices. We would really appreciate actual bananas in the crepes and not the plantains.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Brunch food was cold or room temperature. Omelette station was good but didn’t make up for mediocrity of other food. Even coffee was room temperature.

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ST
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a good go to in Houston. The ambiance is fabulous and the service is always consistently great.

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P
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Americas is a long-time favorite of ours. Went there with clients Saturday night and the quality of the food was way down. Service was excellent as always, but if they can't maintain their usually high standard for food, I won't be returning. Fish was poorly seasoned and overcooked. Steaks were the same.

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BL
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fine meal and excellent service. Our waiter was most helpful in helping us select food and drink. Would like to try their Sunday brunch.

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BC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for a wine dinner, our first. We will be coming again and again. The food and wine were perfectly paired. We love food and wine adventures and this was a great one.

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RP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent as always.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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L
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I thought the entrees were priced a little high, but the food & ambience was great and our server was very attentive.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food and ambiance ... excellent waiter ... took care of all our needs... excellent

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NS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The paella was wonderful. The service was superb! Love your coffee!

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic from the food to the service and ambiance. Very impressive.

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JU
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The overall experience was fantastic. Our server Luis was on point the whole night. I brought a date and she absolutely loved it. We stepped out of our comfort zone and tried something new and I'm glad we picked this place. The food however was small portions on a night plate was alright. Drink are expensive as I noticed at the end of the night my bill was beyond what I thought it was. Definitely a place you should save up for. But overall it was alright.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, and love the atmosphere! love this restaurant!

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DR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dinning experience. The steak was the best we have ever eaten and the service was excellent.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

The wife and I decided to try America's for the first time on Valentine's day. We made reservations 2-3 days in advance so the earliest option that was available was 9:00pm. We figured we would be done by 10:30 at the latest. As we arrived, obviously the place was packed, but we were seated within 15 minutes.
Long story short...It took 15 minutes for the waiter to make his first round to the table. By then we were ready to order so we did (appetizer, entree, and desert). Appetizer arrived in 30 minutes, the entree another 30 minutes, and desert at 11:00pm (which we asked for the bill right away and still took 15 minutes). Food was absolutely tasteless, except for the mediocre tres leches. Waiter gave us literally a handful of gift cards ($20 off when u spend $80 or more on your NEXT visit). Seemed sarcastic. Either way, the restaurant was clearly not staffed appropriately and the food alone was hard to eat. Beautiful ambiance though.

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The was not memorable and definitely not worth the amount of money I paid.

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GK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! I value service and your staff provided it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Valentine’s Day

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Setting was warm and romantic. service was fast and efficient. food was absolutely AMAZING! the tres leches at Americás was to die for! would definitely take my girl out here again.

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food OK, but service was very poor. Check the staff for drugs.

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AA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A place as exclusive as America’s...you order a steak...you would expect a steak knife. Instead I’m having to ask for one and wait while I stare at my food knowing its getting cold. Then I hear the person sitting next to me experiencing the same thing.

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GM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The A/C was turned down too cold. I did not ask to move because the whole restaurant was cold.

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JH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Poor and inattentive service. This was supposed to be romantic Valentine's evening, but we spent most of the time trying to get the attention of our waiter... Overpriced "special and only option" menu with hefty up-charges of $10 - $15 for select items.. Really!!??!!

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