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Neartown/ Montrose
Caribbean, Puerto Rican
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712 1/2 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006-2806
(713) 528-4708
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Tiny place with a big flavor

This is a small puertoriccan restaurant near downtown Houston. It only has 5 tables in it, so get ready to get to know your neighbor! Very friendly and the food was very good! It cost us $50 for a family of 4 to eat, but we enjoyed it tremendously!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Tomball, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This place is AWESOME, The food is so yummyyy.. and the best part is the dessert Mmmmm.... 100% RECOMMEND!!!! :)

Thank Isabel S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A gem in Houston. Great puertorrican food, friendly atmosphere and now they are opening until 7-8pm. Perfect for dinner after a long day.

Thank Deliamille P
Tomball, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a small puertoriccan restaurant near downtown Houston. It only has 5 tables in it, so get ready to get to know your neighbor! Very friendly and the food was very good! It cost us $50 for a family of 4 to eat, but we enjoyed it tremendously!

Thank flabrapal
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

So after a 5 year absence to Houston, upon my arrival this trip, my first stop was Tex Chick Restaurant. This is postage stamp of a restaurant offering home cooked Puerto Rican food. It is small, 4 tables 4 chairs each. Homey, while you sit you can see your food being made at the kitchen which is right next to... More 

Thank Rafael A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a small place for Puerto Rican food. MY friend and I ordered different things and both agreed it was good. I would visit again if I don't find anything else close by. Only problem is Parking.

Thank Marvin K
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Having visited Puerto Rico may times, I was very happy to have this little place to satisfy my mofongo cravings. Problem is that lately the food is very greasy, leaving me with upset stomach every time I go. Please make better, I need a good mofongo provider nearby!

Thank TexanGirl100
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54 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had very high hopes for this Restaurant. I LOVE PR food. Just moved to Houston and needed a fix. Pork chop was good, however rice and beans were just ok. I was hoping for more taste in the beans. The Mofongo was very good, however made with meat instead of pork. First time for that, however I would be... More 

Thank Donald B
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

we went to this place for late lunch, the two guys working there were very friendly. I order Monfogo with Octopus as well as a Steak with Onions. the food was amazing and we highly suggest the place if you try authentic Puerto-rican cuisine.

Thank Traveler K
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114 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Located on a narrow street, this tiny place probably looks like it could be in Puerto Rico. But it's in the Midtown section of Houston, an old neighborhood near downtown that is in transition. There are shabby store fronts that have long since shut down, sitting next to million dollar new homes that sit across from mechanic shops. Houston is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The food at Tex Chick is simply delicious. Made-to-order before your very eyes by smiling, shy women, the whole process supervised by the hawk-eye owner, the food takes you straight to the Caribbean. This is what every restaurant should be -- well, there are some gripes. If you can't come for lunch, you're pretty much out of luck. They close... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 712 1/2 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: (713) 528-4708

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican


Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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