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Cafe Piquet

#259 of 7,034 Restaurants in Houston
#274 of 7,583 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Caribbean, Cuban
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5757 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77401
(713) 664-1031
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Piece of Cuba

Sunday day August 3, I was with my family's visit to the city of Houston, looking on the internet for a good Cuban restaurant there is me suggested the Cafe piquet. Once there I felt at home seeing me familiar with the names of dishes and drinks, but that surprise for me, not only were familiar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Sunday day August 3, I was with my family's visit to the city of Houston, looking on the internet for a good Cuban restaurant there is me suggested the Cafe piquet. Once there I felt at home seeing me familiar with the names of dishes and drinks, but that surprise for me, not only were familiar names was the authentic... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We love Cuban food and a restaurant review book of Houston said "this is where Cubans go to eat". The Sangria was refreshing, the fried yucca better than French Fried potatoes, but that is where my compliments end. We each had a different combination plate to try the offerings. Everything was BLAND. Not the flavorful Cuban food we love. Also... More 

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Doha
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

5 shared 3 plates and paid $120 including appetisers, coffee and desert. Fish plate is $22, but amazing carnitas (or masitas) pork plate is $12. Each plate can feed 2. Black beans, rice and plantains are simple and delicious as is flan desert and Cuban coffee. Avocado salad is a good start. Service adequate and polite but a bit detached.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'll make it very simple, the food that was served to my family was not fresh. It may have been cooked that day, and yes it was edible, but from the taste of the food it wasn't freshly made. The plantains had a gooey bite, similar taste as if you made some at home. Ex: prepared platanos around lunch and... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I looked online for a Cuban restaurant located near us (nothing is near us) and Café Piquet came up. I read some reviews, looked at their website and their menu and decided this was the place we were going to go for lunch. On my GPS it took us on a strange route considering the restaurant is located on Bissonnet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ropa Viejaaaaa! Get it - you won't be disappointed. All items on the menu are great, including vaca frita, and mojito sauce (which is NOT a mojito drink). Really friendly folks - an authentic Cuban stop.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

As a Cuban my standards are pretty high as far as Cuban restaurants go, so having said this this restaurant was pretty decent as far as Cuban food is concerned. It wasn't my mother and aunts cooking and not as good as some of the restaurants in Miami, but considering I'm living in Houston, Texas it was pretty good. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place has truly authentic Cuban food and some of the servers are even Cuban and can give you great recommendations. The ropa vieja and picadillo are personal favorites!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

The food was awesome! Cordial staff, timely service and the price was great. I had a great experience.😎 Humberto

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Reston VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stumbled on Cafe Piquet and it seems to be a very authentic Cuban restaurant. My wife thought the Ropa Vieja was the best she'd ever had. If you get Rogerous (sp?) as your waiter you will have the cheeriest waiter anywhere! The flan for dessert is a must.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5757 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77401
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (713) 664-1031

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?