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Zelko Bistro

705 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008 (Downtown)
713-880-8691
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Ranked #33 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

From beginning to end, the five in our party enjoyed every bite. We started with the mussels and the cheese block. Everyone was well satisfied with their entree choice: pork chop, meatloaf, short ribs and rib eye. Each one was perfectly prepared. The wines were good, but we wished we could have started with cocktails. Attentive service with patience when... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nuf said! This place is amazing and while I have tried other dishes that were very tasty the Tres Leches and Ribs is my go to FAV! I don't order the dessert first but I do always think of it before my dinner. :-)

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Austin, Texas, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Seems to be a converted house that now contains a dining room, small bar and a patio. Nice selection of wines by the glass and Texas beers. Reasonable pricing on the alcohol, a bit above average on the food. Food is excellent and interesting. Had a smoked salmon salad and grilled grouper. Both very nice. Would return, particularly with another... More

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Warwick, England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Really fresh tasty food well prepared and presented. Unlike a lot of Houston restaurants portion size was "normal". One of these places where it was frankly tough to chose there were so many that looked a d sounded great. Service was friendly and very efficient.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had the hamburger, fried pickles, and ham/cuban sandwich. Everything was wonderful. I LOVE the fried pickles. I could have just eaten those. They give you a huge amount, and they reheat wonderfully. The burger is one of the best I have had in town. The fries are OK, and again, they give you a heaping amount. The service was... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stumbled across Zelco while looking for a restaurant that would accommodate our young baby. The staff were very friendly and the food was amazing We had the fish tacos, the lemon dessert and the milk cake which were all delicious. We were able to get a table easily for a Saturday lunch. We will definitely be back!

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Located in The Heights, Zelko Bistro is a very pleasant neighborhood restaurant, good service, good food and good atmosphere. This time we tried the fish tacos, very tasty, a little difficult to eat so finally I left my hands and ate them with fork and knife. The coriander/pinapple sauce was fresh and savoury and the fried ripe plantains great! Great... More

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had heard great things about Zelko Bistro prior to our going, and were not disappointed in any way. Great food, good atmosphere, and great service. The food as cooked to perfection and creative. Desserts were top notch. I highly recommend Zelko Bistro.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here this evening. My husband wasn't pleased with his burger, The Boss. It wasn't very flavorful at all. The fries that came along with it were pretty good but nothing too special. I had the Captain's chicken. It was pretty flavorful but I'm pretty sure I could replicate something similar at home. The mashed... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you've never been here before, you may drive past the restaurant a few times. It's in a renovated bungalow. Don't give up though, because the food is incredible. This is one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in Houston. The food is always top notch and the ambiance is fun. Make sure to try to fried pickle appetizer.

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