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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.
Houston, TX 77019
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
$30 and under
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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!
Self parking and complimentary valet available.
Metro Bus available
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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