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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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

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4.4

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for a Date (43)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (27)
Authentic (24)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Fun (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Cozy (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Tapas (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (8)
Casual (8)
Healthy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Scenic View (4)
Spicy (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I took a one of my girlfriend to the 5 course tequila menu. Every course was paired w a tequila drink. Food and drink was beyond awesome. That pumpkin tree leches was unforgettable. Will be recommending to others.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Quick Bite, Healthy, Cozy, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything was perfect. Great for quiet conversations. Food was excellent. Wait staff was awesome!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My daughter and her friends ate at Americas before the St. Thomas High School Homecoming Dance and they LOVED it! Several of the girls had not been to Americas before and said they could not wait to come back. The STH Homecoming Menu was a huge hit!
Thank you Americas for providing great food and service that night to teenagers!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Went for my 15th anniversary and was quite perfect for lunch. Not crowded, about $50 for us both, including drinks. Back support of the big chairs are molded plastic which is oddly comfortable. The food was prepared just fine, just maybe not our kind of taste, we prefer Asian food. Would recommend it as well as would go back and try different things.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went for the last day of Houston restaurant week, and as a celebration of the beginning of a new job. Very excellent service. The server was very observant. For my appetizer I asked for no onions, and the server also request for no onions on my entree. Would absolutely go back.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Girls birthday dinner. Was great from beginning to end!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was, as usual, excellent. They do such a good job with flavors. The service is top notch without being 'fussy'

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Bar was nice. Anthony was our server. He was courteous & knowledgeable & attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

I love everything about this place the food and the ambience was 5 star

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our server Aldo was friendly and didn't rush us through the meal. We celebrated a friend's birthday and he did an entire presentation of a flaming tres leches cake, very cool. The carnitas very tasty and the chicken breast with plantain crust was crunchy and flavorful, it had grilled smoked cheese layered with it.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Awesome food and amazing service.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was really good like always except i noticed they were running out of a few popular items and they were not re- filling fast enough. Also, the server was extremely slow, we had to ask other servers for refills because he would take too long to refill coffee and drinks. We asked for picante sauce and it was brought halfway through our meal😔. The manager needs to ensure that the servers hired are very efficient , have common sense , and are quick.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food, customer service, and ambiance was great.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was great as usual, but the overall time took way too long for 2 people dining while it was practically empty (11am lunch). 1.5 hrs is too long.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

My friends and I had a wonderful time at America's River Oaks. We came for the Sunday Brunch Buffet and left stuffed and satisfied. The food was diverse for everyone's pallet and delicious. The ambiance gave an eclectic dining experience. Would definitely return. Great drink specials too!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Enjoyed the wonderful food and beautiful restaurant inside.

Tags: Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fantastic experience!

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The restaurant was quiet because it was a Tuesday night and it was only half-full. We had a group of seven including 2 from out of town that we had not seen in several years. We met for dinner and had a fabulous time. The restaurant's decor is very whimsical and a wonderful change from regular restaurants. We had a round table, and that made it so much easier for everyone to connect with all the others at the table. And though the menu is now a bit smaller than it used to be, the options are still varied and extremely well executed. Everyone was extremely happy with their meal choices. And you must leave room for dessert. Don't miss it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food !!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Basic lunch menu. Service was just ok. Lack of ambiance as there were only 2 tables to be served in this huge room. It's ok but i'll not go back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food is wonderful and our service was great! Ambiance is charming and the best thing is you can hear

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great restaurant! the waiter gave us a complimentary tres leches cake to take home for our 7 year anniversary celebration

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and great service. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good meal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful food and great service! The dishes were beautifully presented. Ordered off the restaurant weeks menu which contained a good number of options. Will definitely return.

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