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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EM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
30 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.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

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

CG
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! Every bite we put in our mouths was so flavorful. We started with the bean and chorizo empanadas ,YUM! The churrasco was tender and tasty. And, the Tres Leches was heavenly. Great restaurant!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food took forever to come

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good with quick ticket times. The atmosphere is very inviting and induces conversation. This is more of an experience than just a restaurant.

OT
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unusual dishes that are delicious and beautifully presented. Wonderful waitstaff. Can’t wait to go back for lobster enchiladas and seafood paella!

CF
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was awful. They made it right by comping wine and one entree but it ruined our Christmas Eve dinner. I was so disappointed. I had remembered it being a sophisticated experience in year’s past. The menu looked like a chain restaurant carbon copy and the ambiance is tired. All in all, I was so sorry I chose this spot for a celebratory meal for my family.

J
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They seemed very short staffed. They were friendly and they were definitely trying. But it was obvious they needed more hands on deck. Food was ok. Not as good as I expected.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with my family and the food was delicious as well!

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a good time

FZ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect, and we will definitely be back. Loved everything.

LP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend’s first time. He loved it

AC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best brunch buffet next to Hugo’s! Always plentiful, clean and delicious. $3.95 cocktails and the service staff is always attentive. Great for Sunday brunch groups!

RC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sunday brunch buffet is great. Food was taste, service was good, value for price was excellent (currently $37 pp), good variety of breakfast and lunch options.

JL
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food selection lack appealing and the food arrangement leave room for improvement. The prime rib is very good, while the roasted pig is a bit tasteless. Suggest to expand the fruits tray and fresh vegetables.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Went to Thanksgiving brunch. They had good variety of meats and other type of food like salads , but most meats were cold...they did not place them on a heating panel..also most meats were dry.. the prime Rib was ok, the sirloin was soft once it came out from the grill but 2 minutes later it got cold and rubbery..

The server at the buffet at the meat section kept trying to give you pieces that she pre cut that were very very cold, and hard..so you need to insist that she will cut a new piece of meat for you or you will eat a cold rubber..

The ampanadas were very good, the sweet mashed potato with the dulce de letche was amazing..

Our waiter was very nice..

But for $45 plus tip (Ended up at $60) i expect a lot more..better service, better quality meats..you can go to chama gaucha or any other place that serve meat and pay the same and get a much much much better food...

K
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

SG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch menu. Attentive service. Everything was wonderful.

T
Houston
87 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I was disappointed. It is in our neighborhood and had high expectations. I am not sure how it stays open, had a 7:00 PM reservation and the restaurant was empty, and its a big space so felt odd and lonely rather than entertaining.

The seafood bisque was average and a little bland. I had the 8 oz filet and truffled potatoes. The steak was good, cooked perfectly to medium and nicely spiced. The potatoes were awful! The potatoes were not fully done and swimming in thick cheeses, so just a gooey mess. Not inviting at all.

There are so many other options in River Oaks now, I don't expect that Americas will be around much longer!

L
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service as usual.

G
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here and it was amazing. Food was delicious!

KS
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Americas has always been one of our very favorite eating spots. We use to go there at least once a month. But, now it is empty whether for lunch or dinner which means there is no real live ambiance. Something is missing when a place is empty for the main dining times. K.W.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was not made to order. It was re heated and served quickly. I ordered trout with stuffed crab meat. It was not made to order. Everything was warm in temps and subpar.

AU
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came Here this last Saturday to celebrate my birthday dinner with
Friends and our host
gave exceptional customer service making sure my guests and I were taken care of and enjoying
our stay. Would definitely be coming back

VL
Perth / WA
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing!

TR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Truly!

CH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, never fails to impress!

LL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! Highly recommend!

EC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

DC
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! From beginning to end...

A
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , love the ambiance! And the decor is amazing!! Tres leches cakes is still #1

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late for our reservation and in a hurry to get to a play. Despite our lateness, they took great care of us and the ceviche and paella were top notch. Made the play with plenty of time to spare.

RB
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waiter Pedro was great. Our party truly enjoyed it. We will return when in Houston again.

CH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

My daughter ordered a steak "very" rare. It came out medium on parts and beyond on other. We advised waitstaff who offered to replace it. The problem we have with that is waste - we both believe it a total shame to waste the cow's life. (I am vegan; she is not but she has a healthy respect for the loss of life.) We were celebrating her birthday so we got the free cake which was nice but no compensation for getting a steak that was nothing like ordered. (I get they offered to replace it but the better thing would have been to comp her meal or at least greatly reduce the price - if we had allowed it they would have had to cook another steak.) She was disappointed with the steak and I with the way it was handled. (And we go to America's frequently before we attend theater....)

s
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and quiet. Delicious food. Great service. Corn and poblano soup was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a good experience. Loved the food! I just wish we could have sat in the middle section. So next time I’ll request that option!

JS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined brunch for large party. Everyone expressed positive comments on food and especially the service. I concur. I offer only excellent remarks for the whole experience. Well done! We will be returning. Highly recommend to all.