Américas River Oaks

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$30 and under
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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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DE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients and food. Atmosphere is nice and layout of restaurant is conducive for large groups.

DN
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Ambiance and food. The waiter was great. Everything was Wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

America’s was awesome!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has been looking for a Sunday Brunch place in Houston for sometime. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. Food and service was excellent!

PF
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and service! I enjoyed the food and drinks!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Although the food was good, I don’t think it’s $65.00 good for a small appetizer, so-so entree and good dessert.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Valentines Day Special - wasn’t an option it was mandatory for all guests. Pricing wasn’t too bad at a person but the portions were noticeably smaller. Regular pricing would have been maybe $50-$55 a person so I don’t understand the up charge and making portions smaller. Also I ordered chicken empanadas as my starter and I received beef. It was still good regardless but I was still wanting the chicken ones.

PF
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time diner. The Paella Mariscos was amazing! The portion size was just right. And the Bailey's Tres Leches cake - phenomenal!

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for my nephew’s birthday. Had an awesome time — amazing food, spectacular service, love the decor. Great time with family but they are pretty careful to place big loud groups like us away from date night couples. Would come here for intimate dining as well as family celebrations. Can’t go wrong!

B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

we had a 9:45pm reservation. we got to our table by 10pm. it took them 5 mins to give us our drinks but 45 mins to get our main dishes. and YES they totally forgot our appetizers. after I asked the waiter for our foods. he said it'll be out soon and by the time he placed the main dishes on our table. I was speechless. he didn't even say sorry. that's just terrible. not worth my $200. and waste of time.

GM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service we received at Americas River Oaks, our order was incorrect when it reached our table and the staff fixed it right away. The manager came out to apologize and made us feel special. Thank you again for making our Valentines experience one to remember.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service, slow food. I finally ordered and 15 mins later they were out of the entree. Food took over 45 mins to come out, when others around us got their food when seated after us. Was finally updated, GM was aware and were going to take care is something on our bill. Nothing was taken care of. Food was luke warm. I knew I shouldn’t expect much on vday but this visit was unbearable.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was subpar, definitely Not worth the price not the wait.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fast service, the food was great, and overall a great experience! Definitely worth the price and definitely intend to return on occasion.

MD
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For a Valentines Night it was very good. Service was taxed because of crowding. Elevator did not work. And 1 bathroom was out of service. As always, food and wine delicious.

V
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We understand it was a busy night, but we felt we waited way too long for each course to arrive. Servers didn't really know which plates belonged to what tables. Everything felt like it was lagging. Not to mention, the table next to us kept getting a credit card/someone else's receipt that didn't belong to them. By the time we left, the elevator stopped working.

o
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Overall it was terrible, food tasted like cafeteria food , bland and luke warm. Service was very slow, 30+ min between entrees and dessert. Everything was clearly proportioned and not fresh, not exactly what you want for a Valentines day dinner. We will never be back to Americas nor any of the other restaurants in this chain. Shameful, for the prices they charge the food and service are completely unacceptable.

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here. I brought my wife for Valentine’s Day.
We loved the food and service was great. Valet parking was really nice touch however it was very busy and waited for car outside more than expected.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

$65 set menu per person. Wasn’t notified about fixed price upon booking - found out at the table when the menu was delivered. 3-course meal included 1 tiny thin crab cake, an 8oz steak that cost an $10 additional fee ($75) and ended with a mass produced chocolate mousse dessert that wasn’t even edible. The sides served with the steak were literally a piece of broccoli, 2 baby carrots and 1 fingerling potato. I was honestly embarrassed to spend our Valentine’s dinner here. We felt scammed.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Salmon was great and of course the dessert was delicious, it was Valentines Day so it was super busy evening

GC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The ambience was beautiful, most of the staff except for our waiter was attentive. The quality of the steak left a lot to be desired it was full of sinew that I had trouble cutting through it. It was returned to the kitchen with a new one only to be cooked the same way. Two tiny shrimp came as extra for an extra price. The chocolate desert presentation was beautiful and delicious. It was the first place my husband and I went to dine and it left such wonderful memories we thought we would return. We were offered 2 $20 off your next meal vouchers and that is fine, next time maybe we will get the fish.

V
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

America’s has excellent food! Sea Bass was really good for Valentines!

DR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience, the food and service was second to none. I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing time. Perfect for the occasion. It was a Tuesday night and we were 1 of only a few tables. Service was great, food was a great value.

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect setting to sit and talk with friends.

TF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants for brunch. Good food, great service, pleasant ambiance. I’ve been coming here for the last 12 years. This date was the first in 10 years.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. Just overpriced.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food with nuanced flavors

AG
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very prompt seating g. Delicoise apperizers lobster corn dog and empanadas. The pollo encamisado was outstanding as was the churrasco steak. The grilled corn and salad were also outstanding. We then had the coconut ice cream and cookies. Overall great experience

k
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

America's is the most romantical dining spot in Houston!

LG
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I'm sorry to say that the quality of the food on the Sunday buffet has declined over time. The chicken was very over cooked and dry, the jasmine rice was underdone and crunchy. The chilaquelles (sp?) were dry. The fritto mixto (sp?) was also not very good.
The ceviche was very good, as was the beef tenderloin. I enjoyed the desserts, but the creme brulee had a bit of a weird taste.
I would like to see more variety. I would like to see the blue cheese dip for the fried plaintains added to the buffet.

Overall, I would not recommend the buffet anymore, but the regular menu is still fabulous.

D
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant decoration is really unique and cool. Our group came for a bachelorette dinner, they were very accommodating to big groups. The food was amazing; we got the empanadas, pollo encamisado, pasta criolla, churrasco. Anything plate you order will be great!

E
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Could use a bit of a remodel. Dimming the lights would help. Maybe table candles to add some ambiance.

JM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner at one of our top choices. My son had a wonderful ribeye and I had the Chilean sea bass. The plates were beautifully presented and the food excellent. Wait staff was very attentive but not hovering at all. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and parking is free and ample. Cuisine is South American - and, not spicy like Tex-Mex. Dessert menu looked tempting but we were full after the ceviche appetizer, plantain chips, and the entrees. They had a very tempting chocolate dessert called delirio de chocolate - very rich - but we opted for the alfajores - small, light cookies with a lovely filling. Not an inexpensive place but worth every penny. Can't wait to go back.

DM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely upscale and the food was excellent! The employees were very friendly and approachable- very accommodating! I loved the brunch and I will definitely return! Patron for life!

EM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous brunch at Américas River Oaks. The food was outstanding and the staff was very friendly and just lovely. The decor is very unique and the tables and seats are cozy and comfortable. The music is spot on and not too loud.I highly recommend Américas River Oaks!

J
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service started out great, but as the dinner went on, it became increasingly difficult to find our waiter.

NH
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was very over priced for mediocre sea food with a Latin fare. No one finished their food. The plantain chips and salsa for appetizer was best part.

MM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique decor that makes for a special evening out. We have never ordered anything that we haven't enjoyed. Very friendly staff and servers. tres leche for dessert is some of the best ever ordered.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

It was an ok experience food wasn’t as good for the price point