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Pico's Mex-Mex Restaurant

3601 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77081
+1 832-831-9940
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Ranked #515 of 7,207 restaurants in Houston
Price range: $15 - $38
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the old picos it was like going to Mexico, new and improved is now a noisy mess. It is full to the brim and you must go early to get a table, but then you have the margarita crowd screaming over the noise of too many people. The chips were horribly rancid (they were replaced quickly and graciously) however... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a mahi-mahi dish last night with a corn, pine nut salsa over sautéed spinach and it was mahvelous. One of my favorite places and they have redone the old Ninfa's and made it a cool place to eat and enjoy.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Pico's seems to have gone upscale since my last visit last year, but the quality of the food is still very good. The quasedillas are perfect. So are the margaritas which they are proud to serve as "the best" but serving it with cracked glasses, they show they are yet to reach perfection. Service is smart.

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Pico's is one of the most under appreciated Mexican restaurants in Houston and until recently, their business was almost exclusively devoted to private parties and/or catering. Their recent move to a large and spacious space not only elevated their service to fine-dining status but also expanded their menu to include many off-the-menu selections, as well as a full service bar... More

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been wanting to go to Pico's since they opened the new location on Kirby. It seemed every Saturday night we would call to see what the wait time was, they don't take reservations. This last Saturday they said it would be about 30 minutes so we headed that way. Upon arrival there was an unusually large crowd waiting... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had lunch today at Pico's new location in Houston and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Anyone wanting exceptional non-traditional Tex Mex Mexican food should try Pico's. I have been going there off and on for the better part of 20 years and have never been disappointed. Today I enjoyed filete al chipotle, and the steak was like butter. It... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Pico's is now on Kirby. Food is a good as I remember. I have been getting the cheese enchilada with mole sauce forever. Valet?? I parked on the street. Service has always been slow, but I asked 6 times over a 20 minute span to get a refill of chips. This made many at my table very unhappy.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We've had good meals at the Bellaire location, but were very disappointed with the food at the new Kirby location. Three of our party had chicken enchiladas, and one had chicken fajitas, and all four found the chicken to be not fresh. The tortillas that came with the fajitas were small and stale. We had to wait an hour for... More

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Houston, TX
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Parking As a long-time Pico's diner, I was a little disappointed to find valet parking on my first visit. Pico's never meant for it to be valet parking only and originally had open parking in the back. When they realized that people did not know it was available, they moved the open parking to the long side of the restaurant... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have dined at Pico's, both at their old location on Bellaire Blvd, and at the new location on Kirby. Be prepared. There is usually a wait to be seated at a table, of about 30-40 minutes, depending on what time of day you go. The menu is upscale Mexican. Friends dining with us ordered the rabbit and another ordered... More

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