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Américas River Oaks

2289 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Latin American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(832) 200-1492
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Cordúa
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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!
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Cross street
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Parking details
Self parking and complimentary valet available.
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Public transit
Metro Bus available
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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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What 2289 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

3.0  Dined 4 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.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was good, service was great

Rainman (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always great experience, highly recommend, food ambience and service are top notch.

3.0  Dined 5 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.

viptimediner (Houston)
3.0  Dined 5 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.

5.0  Dined 6 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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

vipMarcD (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

vipWadester (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  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!

Seisrunner (Houston)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  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.

Ty9966 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The best perfect food and service.