Ojo de Agua To Make Its Texas Debut At River Oaks District This Fall

Mexico City-Based Fast-Casual Restaurant To Bring An Authentic All-Day Menu
Rendering: Official

Ojo de Agua – the casual dining restaurant and artisan market with 40 locations across Mexico – announced that it is importing its unique health-conscious inspired concept to River Oaks District this fall. The restaurant’s first U.S. location opened in Miami in early 2021.

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“The decision to choose River Oaks District as Ojo de Agua’s first Texas location was not a difficult one,” said Rafael Montero, partner at Texas-based Gitano Capital in a statement. He added, “We think that our fresh, wholesome ingredients and flavorful dishes will resonate with a global clientele in one of the foremost dining and shopping destinations in Houston as we seek to establish a solid foundation from which to build and grow our brand stateside.”

Ojo de Agua’s team of chefs select high-quality and authentically sourced ingredients to create the flavorful menu offerings. In addition to an extensive fresh juice menu, the concept’s Mexico-inspired all-day cuisine emphasizes an array of tasty and healthy offerings such as Acai Bowls, Chilaquiles, Ranchero Eggs, Avocado Truffle Toast, Kale and Salmon Salad, Pesto and Protein Bowls, Lobster Grilled Cheese, and a Kobe Burger. The beverage menu features micheladas, local craft beers, wine-based fruit cocktails, and mimosas mixed with a variety of juice options. The restaurant will also feature a specialty retail market where guests can purchase fresh produce, salsas and Ojo de Aqua’s favorite market essentials.

On the design front, Ojo de Agua’s interior draws its inspiration from open-air Mexican markets with artisan- style décor facets, such as milk bottle boxes-turned-light fixtures, lemon squeezers-turned-napkin holders, and hanging wicker chairs – which have been collectively sourced mostly from Mexico or from Mexican artists – along with large, colorful murals highlighting Houston’s diverse culture and designed by local artists that perfectly complement the restaurant’s elaborate juice bar and lush vegetation.

“We are excited to bring Ojo de Agua to River Oaks District this fall, where our customers will experience an artisan inspired and health-conscious cuisine within a casual, laid-back atmosphere reminiscent of some of our favorite places in Mexico,” said The Festival Companies’ CEO Rosalind Schurgin, The District’s Management & Leasing Operator. She added, “Another essential part of the Ojo de Agua offering at River Oaks District is their specialty market featuring some of the restaurant’s favorite market essentials and produce for our guests to conveniently drop by and purchase.”

Lisa Hay

Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.
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