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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

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (30)
Romantic (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Authentic (16)
Business Meals (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Fun (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Casual (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Best experience I've had at any restaurant, from the food to service 15 🌟. Very unique menu and ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Came here on 2/15/2018 and really enjoyed the food, however, it literally took about 15 minutes to be greeted by our server and during that time plenty of staff walked by us and never even made the effort to ask if we had been greeted. After being greeted we noticed that the table we were sitting at was right under an A/C vent which only became colder the longer we sat and waited. We asked 3 servers and the host if they could please lower the A/C down because it was extremely cold and no one ever did. Eventually we asked to be moved to another table because it just got uncomfortably cold, fortunately our server said yes but didn’t even bother to help us move our plates or drinks to the other table. To make matters worse the table we moved to was still cold so we figuered that they weren’t going to lower the A/C down after several attempts asking. Overall, the food was very tasty but we couldn’t get the fact that it was so cold out of our minds, to top it off there was some spiderwebs hanging from the ceiling which made it a bit unappetizing.
I understand Valentines is a busy day for restaurants but I’d figure that making a reservation and willing to spend over $160+ for 2 people would bring me at least above average service with a cleaner restaurant and maybe a bit more accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Too noisy and crowded, I guess it’s to be expected on V-day, but they were obviously trying to milk the cow and get everyone in and out quickly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Apparently, the Valentine's Day crowd overwhelmed the kitchen, even early in the evening. My steak was charred black and had to be scraped to get to the edible medium rare part. (I pointed this out to the server, who offered no accommodation.) The lobster, on the other hand, was slightly underdone.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great! Server, Pedro did a great job! The place was not full which made the environment more cozy. I will go back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding service and food with a flair!! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

It was a great brunch. A good place to be. Nice environment.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Nice modern setting with a good selection of dishes. The grouper was nicely done and very tasty. Wines by the glass were reasonably priced and had a good selection on offer.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

I took my beautiful Wife and Daughter here for a nice Valentine's dinner, and we were not disappointed. Our waiter, Pedro, made sure that we received wonderful attention, and suggested some of the best dishes to try as well. We tried a wonderful red wine, empanadas and ceviche mixto appetizers, and then eventually followed with an assortment of wonderful dinner plates. I opted the seafood paella, while my Wife had the Churrassco steak, and my daughter had the filet and lobster special. All of us loved our dishes, the attention to detail, and the wonderful upscale décor, service, and delectable food selections. My only complaint is that the portions need to be bigger. But it was a wonderful choice for a memorable Valentine's Dinner with my two women.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great. Marlon was excellent & it’s a great waiter. Marlon provided an experience to remembered full with indulgences. Definitely request the guy!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate two birthdays. Our waiter, Gino, was very attentive and presented a great, special dessert flambe' style for the table.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had a fantastic time celebrating my husband's birthday here. The food was phenomenal - we had lobster corndogs, salmon, sea bass and alfajores. The drinks were STRONG! And our server was fantastic. This was a 10/10 meal and the experience surpassed all expectations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The best perfect food and service.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I loved the unique decor and relaxed atmosphere of this upscale restaurant. Great for celebrating my birthday. The complimentary plantain chips and sauces are delicious, and presentation of each dish special and appealing. I ordered the stuffed pork tenderloin and it was tender and seasoned well with a tamale-like center , unusual and very good. Our server was wonderful, ending the delightful meal with a flambé version of tres leches cake that was truly a treat. Even the restrooms are remarkably appointed. Highly recommend for special occasions!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Quite lovely,a slow Tuesday night,beautifully taken care of . Top notch all around !

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Americas is our favorite place to eat Brunch, the food is delicious and a good value for everything that you get.
The decor is very unusual, so fun for celebrations and special dates for dinner and a quiet place and good value and very tasty food for lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had an exceptionally large group of women and our server was very accommodating and patient! As the organizer, I was a little nervous about a brunch with 21 people, but there were no issues at all and everyone had a wonderful time! I am especially appreciative of how welcoming and kind our server was to us! I have been here many times and I will be coming back for a long time! Thank you so much for such a positive dining experience! Oh and... the brunch is simply amazing!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had the steak and lobster special and it was cooked perfectly! Waiter was really great too.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great to go back after several years and have a great experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food, excellent ambience

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The restaurant was excellent, the food was great, along with the serving portions. I most enjoyed the waiter who provided the details concerning the decor and it's meaning

Tags: Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (New Orleans)·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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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Houston)·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 12, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 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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 (Houston)·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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 (Houston)·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 2, 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 2, 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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