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About Américas River Oaks

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.

2040 West Gray, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
Shepherd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(832) 200-1492

Website:
http://www.cordua.com/

Catering:
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!

Parking Details:
Self parking and complimentary valet available.

Public Transit:
Metro Bus available

Executive Chef:
Michael Cordúa

Private Party Facilities:
Teamed once again with architect Jordan Mozer, Américas River Oaks highlights and celebrates the gifts the Americas gave to the world, its native ingredients and tropical tapestries. Located in the heart of River Oaks Shopping Center, Américas is ideal for your next event. Whether you are in need of a private space for a business meeting in the Macondo, a celebration in the Alegrias, a quaint private dinner in the Corazón or the entire restaurant for your upcoming holiday party, our event managers welcome the opportunity to create a memorable experience for you and your guests!

Private Party Contact:
Darla Hickman: (713) 961-0911

Additional:
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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Américas River Oaks Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Special Occasion (29)
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Romantic (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Authentic (19)
Happy Hour (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Casual (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Spicy (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Americas and the Corduas never fail! Always the best service and food.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

This place has been around for a while but may only be getting better.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great restaurant, great cuisine, have gone for 7 years there. Consistently good food and good service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

In the past the food has been excellent, but Saturday it was not. Three of us had the lomo y mar and the meat part was tough.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food and ambiance were fabulous. I'm defintely going back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Jesus was our waiter and great with service and recommendations on food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very disappointed on the menu change since last time I visited.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Impersonal host staff who seemed they could care less that we had reservations. However waiters were awesome but food isoverpriced and flavorless. Sea Bass very bland.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had booked our reservation in advance to take advantage of happy hour, but we were not informed happy hour isn't available in certain areas of the restaurant. We ended up overspending on glasses of wine and a small plate, when if it wasn't happy hour we would have just gotten the bottle of wine and made different choices about food. Very disappointed the staff was not helpful in explaining this nuance. Would recommend trying another establishment that is straightforward and upfront with their patrons.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The service is always great, food is superb and very cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

At 6:30 thru 9:15PM the venue was 90% empty. Had service been better we would have been out sooner. The Fish in the Pargo Americas was supposed to be "Snapper". It was overdone and didn't look or taste like Snapper. Wife's Churrascos de Pollo was very very.....very salty, but because the waiter disappeared in an empty restaurant it took 30 minutes to get the dish replaced. A friend was with us, also celebrating a birthday . She had previously had the Pargo Americas several years ago and was "craving" the dish .... thus the reason we went to Americas. She also indicated she will not be going back. Service was poor and food was poor. There was no concern or apology when the salty chicken went back. This was a bad choice to celebrate two birthdays.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had a great exprience. We went first time at this palce. fine dining, very good place including interior, out standing service, satff and chef are very much knowlegable. overall is me and my family like a lot. we would recommand this place to our friends.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, great service! My only suggestion for a southerner is to add grits to the menu and the option of Sunnyside eggs 😉

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food and wait staff are always top notch at Américas. I had the special - churrasco with seafood. The steak was wonderful as usual; the rock lobster that came with the special was incredible!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food and service were outstanding. We have gone to this location for many years. Chairs are a little uncomfortable and seating arrangements are a little too close to neighboring parties. The brunch buffet was still excellent.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Tried to place us at a small table in the corner near the kitchen entrance.

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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on December 3, 2017

WE were celebrating my husbands birthday and were very happy with food and service. Wine prices were reasonable. We enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I took my wife on a date the food was amazing the ambience was great and our server was very good we are definitely coming back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fabulous, as always! Americas continues to be a favorite, year after year. Great food, great service, great ambiance!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I've been coming to America's since the days it was located over at Post Oak. I've always enjoyed the food whether I've come in the past for lunch, dinner, or brunch...until this time. Unfortunately, in a city where amazing restaurants are opening up always and food choices are aplenty, this one poor food experience is enough for me to make it my last visit. We spent nearly $200 for a group of 4 people. At that price point, we should have had an amazing meal, not one in which we regretted spending the money. I always liked the banana chips served at the beginning, that hasn't changed. We had the bone marrow and shrimp appetizer as well as some fish ceviche dish. Bone marrow was good but not bone licking good. The fish seemed less than fresh based on the texture, thus the dish was meh. As for my main course, I choose the pork tenderloin dish. Mind you, I'm not someone who eats pork on a regular basis, I generally don't like it, but I will always remember the one time in the past I did enjoy the pork tenderloin dish I had ordered because it was melt in your mouth good, so I was looking forward to enjoying this again. Unfortunately that wasn't the case this time. It was so hard and dry that I didn't touched the pork after 2 bites, and only ate the shrimp and crab topping. It felt like such a waste of a meal. The rest of my party had ordered different beef/steak type plates...the consensus...nothing to write home about. The food quality and taste seem to have gone downhill.

On a better note, the staff was very accommodating and attentive. Our water was constantly refilled. And the complimentary flambee dessert and show at the end was a nice touch. Still wishing we went somewhere else for my birthday meal though. I made a poor choice. :(

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Brought my mother in for a birthday brunch, and we loved it! The buffet is amazing with such a large variety of delicious foods. The service was fast and attentive. Well worth the fixed price!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Spicy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Absolutely the best place to take out of town guests for a special dinner, this time it was Thanksgiving. Everything was wonderful, the atmosphere was festive, and best of all, everyone got exactly what they wanted. Everyone agreed that each item eaten was just perfectly prepared.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there for Thanksgiving brunch and it was the best idea ever. Had a wonderful time with friends, the great variety of food was amazing nice having traditional fare along with South American Classics. Considering making this a family tradition.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Buffet for Family of 8 + baby. Everything went smoothly and great food!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a great time. The waiter was very nice and engaging. Great evening.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere. We were well taken care of, and the place was perfect for a date night/birthday dinner. Would highly recommend the Churrasco Steak. One of the best steaks I've ever eaten

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Gino was an incredible server who really helped my girlfriend bring in her 25th with a bang. Can not recommend enough!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Should be on every Houstonians bucket list!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I loved the feel of this place. Very nice romantic vibe. Brunch buffet was great. Would love to have a special occasion dinner here. We will be returning

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

WOW. The impeccable service from the moment you enter, decor, MOD, beverages, brunch variety, quality, flavor... and Mustache A.K.A Eric our top notch server, made this brunch one of our best in HTX so far. Stellar. I could go on and on. Definitely will return. Wondering how this place is below the radar?! Stumbled upon it online and couldn't believe I got a reservation for the next day. Once word gets out what awaits you after a short elevator trip to the 2nd floor, I suspect they will be a hard table to get for brunch alone! A truly unique experience that sets them apart from the masses.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely amazing! The service was exceptional, and the food was beyond what I expected. I took a friend for a birthday dinner, and we loved every aspect of it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Date night - great food and drinks

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

elegant and quiet....great service without being intrusive. Lunch is a good value

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This place never fails to make me a happy diner! Every little thing is as near perfect as we hope for. Food, service and a lovely place to dine!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

4 in our party. 2 ordered the surf and turf special of the day (lobster and Churrasco), 1 ordered sea scallops and 1 the Churrasco’s steak with the Stilton. The lobsters were tasty, but the steaks were not very tender. The worst was the scallops, size was good but they did not taste fresh. The textile was on the gummy side. Disappointing meal.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Took my wife here for a Sunday Brunch. The food was awesome. The decor and atmosphere is Award Winning. We will be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Americas is a favorite of ours. We went for our anniversary dinner. The food was amazing, the staff was helpful and quick with our order. I love Americas and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The waiter took real good care of us. The food was delish! My wife and I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delightful atmosphere with a South American flavor. Loved the Pisco Sours, a common drink in South America, much less known in the USA. The food was excellent, as was the service . Highly recommended

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We celebrated a belated birthday for my love. Brunch was amazing, so many choices, and the ambience was refreshing. We will be coming back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Spicy, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic
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