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Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant

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5514 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4903
361- 991-1211
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Most recipes have been handed down to us from our families who have lived...
Most recipes have been handed down to us from our families who have lived in Corpus Christi most of their lives. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner along with an array of mixed beverages. Please visit our menu section for details and pricing. Stop by the Papalote Bar and enjoy daily specials. Also our menu has been voted “Best of the Best” Mexican Food for the past twelve years.
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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Homemade TexMex, fresh tortillas made by hand, a Corpus Christi tradition since 1977

I have been dining at Kiko's for almost 10 years now and it is always consistently good food and reasonably priced. Kiko's was founded and owned by Kiko and Grace Barrera and even though they retired recently, Kiko is still at the restaurant several days a week to oversee the tradition and keep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Cindi O
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The senior cheese enchilada plate was good. My husband ordered the special Mexican dinner and said that the enchiladas were good, but the tostada wasn't all that great. The queso dip was good, but the guacamole was a bit off.

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Kikos is probably the best Mexican restaurant in Corpus, besides a few other small family owned restaurants in Corpus. They have good tortillas and yummy enchiladas and fajitas. Margaritas are good too. They usually have a wait but it's worth it.

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Marcus B, Owner at Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant, responded to this review

The best Mexican restaurant in Corpus? Wow, Debbie! I can't thank you enough for leaving such a kind review -- glad you're a fan of everything from the tasty tortillas to the margaritas. Hope you'll be back to see us again soon! Take care, Marcus, Owner More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best Mexican food Restaurant in Corpus Christi. Great food, good bar and great service. The consistency of those three make this one of our favorite place to eat with family and friends. Very good breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don't let the wait to get a table scare you. I think you'll find it worth it. Family friendly environment,... More 

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Marcus B, Owner at Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant, responded to this review

The best in Corpus? That's what we love to hear, Darryl -- so glad you're a fan! We can't wait to welcome you and your family back for another delicious authentic meal. Take care, Marcus, Owner More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place is always busy, I wonder why? The service is average at best and the food is not as good as most other Mexican places in town. Likely, the key is this is the place for the non-experienced Mexican food eater. Actually is less than average.

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Marcus B, Owner at Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant, responded to this review

Well John let me tell you why I'm so busy. Great Mexican food! Prepared from scratch. Friendly service. Very reasonable prices. This is why I'm always busy. What makes you the authority on mexican food john? I know what makes me, 38 years of business... Tell you what, come by ask for me and lets sit eye to eye and... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I eaten a lot of Mexican food in my life and Kikos is above and beyond the #1. I live 12 hours away but make a trip once a year to see family and eat at Kikos. The portions are huge, the quality is delicious. The tripas are awesome! It's top notch every time! I can't wait to go back!

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Marcus B, Owner at Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant, responded to this review

Above and beyond top billing? Wow! I really appreciate the kudos -- we only wish you could live closer-by. Hope you'll be back in town to see us again very soon! All the best, Marcus, Owner More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Kiko's is always busy, but has plenty of room for customers. The wait time is generally small and worth the time. If you're in a hurry they have a carry out service with reserved parking close to the door. The menu is very extensive and the food can't be beat. if you like Mexican food this is the place. Have... More 

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Marcus B, Owner at Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant, responded to this review

We love having you -- so glad you're a fan! It's true that our place can get pretty busy, but I'm happy to hear that it's always been worth the wait. We're looking forward to your next visit! All the best, Marcus, Owner More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I have been dining at Kiko's for almost 10 years now and it is always consistently good food and reasonably priced. Kiko's was founded and owned by Kiko and Grace Barrera and even though they retired recently, Kiko is still at the restaurant several days a week to oversee the tradition and keep things running as they did when he... More 

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Marcus B, Owner at Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, Cindi! I don't even know where to begin -- thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful, detailed review of our restaurant. It brought me to tears... It really means a lot to know that we've been a hometown favorite of yours for 10 years now! We can't wait to welcome you back for some more of those... More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is pretty average for tex-mex. Fun decor and good service. If you are looking for something spicy you're not going to find it here.

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Marcus B, Owner at Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant, responded to this review

Of course, the last reaction we want you to have is to think our food is just so-so! Try the Enchiladas Verdes, this is a tomatillo sauce with serranos and cilantro. This sauce is spicy. My hot sauce is very spicey. And if that doesn't do it for you just ask for s Serrano pepper. That will kick it up... More 

Corpus Christi
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kiko's has wonderful food. We have eaten there for over 20 years and have never had anything we didn't like. From their homemade corn tortillas with our breakfasts to the great nachos and fried mushrooms. It is all excellent.

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Marcus B, Owner at Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad you're a fan of our place, Karen -- reviews from longtime guests like you mean the world to us! It sounds like you've tried out the menu from top to bottom, and we can't wait to welcome you back for more very soon. Take care, Marcus, Owner More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was very good and the service was excellent as we had a large party. Everyone had a very good meal and almost no food was left. The waitress was able to provide excellent service and keep everyone's drink glass filled. The cost of the food was very reasonable - cost was less that at a fast food restaurant.

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Marcus B, Owner at Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant, responded to this review

So happy to hear that your meal was a success on so many levels! Encouraging you to clean your plates is our ultimate goal, so I'm glad to hear that wasn't a problem at all. Hope to welcome you back very soon! All the best, Marcus, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5514 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411-4903
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: 361- 991-1211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

Most recipes have been handed down to us from our families who have lived in Corpus Christi most of their lives. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner along with an array of mixed beverages. Please visit our menu section for details and pricing. Stop by the Papalote Bar and enjoy daily specials. Also our menu has been voted “Best of the Best” Mexican Food for the past twelve years.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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