Américas River Oaks

4.5
2516 reviews
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Latin American
Cordúa’s 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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DR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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GK
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Valentine’s Day

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AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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JH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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VK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great ambiance and customer service. Love the added touch with the plantain chips.

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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Americas Restaurant is always a great choice for date night!

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AN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Americas has exquisite food and wonderful service!

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MM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent fish selections !!!! We will come back for sure.

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W
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The ambiance has come down at new location ..... was top notch when on Post Oak.

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E
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! It is usually our go to place to celebrate our friends' birthdays.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waiter rushing us to order...awful service...food great as always

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience

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JS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took clients from out of town and tried three appetizers along with steaks. They loved it. Of course we had tres leches and another dessert for the table. It was great!

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Americas has always been one of our favorite restaurants, we’ve never had lunch so we decided to bring our son for his birthday. We had Jesus as our waiter who was polite and very knowledgeable of the menu. My wife had the pollo emcamisado and I had the lomo which were both perfect as expected. Definitely a great experience everything we come to dine at this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very well decorated restaurant with a decent menu and good quality food. Some portions were small and a bit pricy but overall good.

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B
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catching up with a dear friend.

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GK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday for my sister.

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It was a terrible experience. Two hour meal, steak was not prepared at the right temperature. When they cooked again - still not up to temperature. Food took forever even appetizers !

We won’t be going back.

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GM
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Guests from out of the country.

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was nice but she could not understand english well enough to get us melted butter for our lobsters after 3 request she brought us some concoction that lemon butter and flour...it was horrible.

SATURDAY 615 PM 1-19-2019

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K
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service where excellent.

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AW
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Surf and Turf special is one of my all-time favorite meals in Houston.

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Ambience was okay. Loud patrons (voices carried) were distracting but overall it was a great meal. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Had the stuffed rainbow trout. Absolutely horrible. The rice looked and tasted like it came from a box. The fish had no flavor and the stuffing was more breading than crab.

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MC
Houston
150 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour on the patio was excellent! Had both ceviches, the chimicurri, and the amazing angel wings. Very good drink options, and all food was delicious!

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JC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunc was great as usual. America’s never disappoints.

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We were put in a private party room that looked like a sad hotel conference room at the back of the restaurant, then promptly forgotten about by the waitstaff who also messed up our order. Not how I was looking to spend my New Year’s Eve.

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TX
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I’ve been going to Américas for years and have never been really disappointed until New Years. Food was good, service was mediocre, and I felt like I was screwed over by the price fix menu and super small portions. My $65 meal came with 6 0z of steak and an upcharge of $10 to get another 2 oz

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OT
Houston
131 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my GF and my 19-YO daughter for NYE because this was all that was available on short notice. Not sorry I went at all, but I won't be back soon.

Not really sure why, though. The food, service, decor, and general execution were all very good, just like I remembered them from the last time I did this ages ago. The churrasco steak, ceviche and tres leches are all still spectacular, although the concept seems to have been around forever by now. My pork entree and the chocolate dessert were very nice as well.

It seems to have gone from a very cool, innovative, cutting-edge concept (which is how I perceived it way, way back when it opened in the Saks Center on Post Oak Blvd.) to a Disney-fied, slightly touristy, well-oiled, money-making machine devoid of any character. Maybe it was all the upcharges on the 'fixed price' NYE menu.

If you haven't been, or haven't been in quite some time, go. Otherwise, scout around for something with a tad more authenticity and character (e.g., Eunice).

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MS
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed New Year’s Eve here. Their set menu allowed plenty of good choices. Service was slow, but it was a holiday. Food seems slightly less exciting than years ago when we loved this place, especially when they were located off Post Oak. It’s a good but maybe fading Houston standard, given all the amazing choices available now around the city.

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C
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite being New Year's Eve the service was great. Food was great. They had a pre fixe menu tonight. I would come back for sure.

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S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is a must have. Service is always outstanding

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Decor and ambiance is outstanding. Food was a bit cold but still good, with some interesting dishes. The longest part of the meal was trying to pay the bill. Had to run down the hostess to pay!

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New England
50 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful cuisine in a knock out setting. The decor is a treat and the food is marvelous - creative, perfectly prepared and uniquely international. Can't beat this for a special and tasty meal.

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