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Cafe Piquet

#274 of 7,312 Restaurants in Houston
#289 of 7,656 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Cuban
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5757 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77401
(713) 664-1031
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Cuban Restaurant in town!

This is my favorite place to eat in Houston. If you're looking to eat traditional food from Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico this is definitely the place to go. They have everything from Ropa Vieja to Mofongo. And they also have the best "Cubano" sandwich in town. Don't get fooled by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Johandy U
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  • Families with children
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is my favorite place to eat in Houston. If you're looking to eat traditional food from Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico this is definitely the place to go. They have everything from Ropa Vieja to Mofongo. And they also have the best "Cubano" sandwich in town. Don't get fooled by the area where it's located since it's not... More 

Thank Johandy U
Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank ramajo
Conroe, Texas
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank RancherGirl2011
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank standur
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Brian L
Sugar Land, Texas
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 

Thank asianink
United States
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

Thank TravelPowerPlay
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Teresa M
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Memtol
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

1 Thank BetoTex

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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