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“Bring Me Some More Cuban Pork” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Red Onion

Cafe Red Onion
12440 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77092
(713) 957-0957
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Ranked #2,734 of 7,288 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Spring, Tx, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Bring Me Some More Cuban Pork”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Cafe Red Onion is a unique experience in Houston. It is a Latin fusion cafe that delivers a variety of flavors and visual experiences with a side of Pineapple Salsa. One of their signature meals is the Cuban Pork, a wonderful meal that I order for the Goat Cheese Au Gratin side dish. My family raves over the Fish Tacos and the chicken dishes and the other fish dishes and, well you get the picture. The only downsides: the place is nearly always packed so there can be a bit of a wait (I've never had to wait longer than 30 minutes) and the hard surfaces in the well decorated dining room do not dampen the noise. Don't be put off by the location, Cafe Red Onion is worth the trip.

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English first
Nederland, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Very Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

I have eaten at this location 3 times. Each time I have tried something new (and usually something off of my wife's plate :) ) and I have not found anything that I do not like. The best thing that I have had is the Chicken Brazil. I brought my boss here last week and he was really impressed with the chorizo stuffed corn tortillas with cactus pico.
They also have GREAT salsa. They bring you a pineapple salsa along with their take on the traditional tomato based salsa. (We usually purchase some to bring home.) (Be careful because the like to pick up the chips and salsa when they are clearing your plates.)

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I had the lobster, with awesome salad, wait staff very friendly. Sat me at a very comfortable booth even though I was by myself. A lot of fantastice food for the money. Try the salsa's MMMMMM good

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Chef Rafael is fantastico! Everything is done to perfection!

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Houston, TX USA
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Creative menu and excellent flavor. I always try something different.

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