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Pico's Mex-Mex Restaurant

3601 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77081
+1 832-831-9940
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Ranked #591 of 7,215 restaurants in Houston
Price range: $15 - $38
Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was my husband & my first visit to Pico's since they moved to a new location. It is much larger and not as authentic as the old location but very nice and much more up scale as far as the décor. Both place are quite loud and it would not be a place to go if you wanted to... More

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I decided to try Pico's for Houston Restaurant Week - - nice switch from regular Tex Mex. Started off with the Ensalada Verde - crisp with problano dressing - I had the delicious calamari sauteed in olive oil with pasilla peppers and garlic - beware those peppers are hot, but very flavorful! My husband had the red... More

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Houston, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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