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Pampa Grill and Market

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Latin, Argentinean, Steakhouse, Spanish, South American
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Free off-street parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed December 15, 2019

We paid 100 dls for a parrillada, 3 empanadas, one coffee and one dessert. They charged us 16 dls to open a bottle of wine, it was even more expensive than the bottle itself! It is such a shame, we’ve been customers for years but...with these prices it is no even worth to return. The food has decreased its flavor and quality over the years. My mom wanted to celebrate her birthday there but not anymore.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

We've been guests at the Inn At Thorn Hill yearly for about 8 years now, and have seen the Inn through several different management teams, The latest, its third, was also a seamless transition. Unless you were told, you'd never have known. Part of this...success is due to the longevity of superstars, Sharonette and Nancy. It was reassuring and great to see them both again. But the newbies, Paul, Warren, Keith, Erin and Sherry also contributed to another excellent vacation. Breakfast is just excellent...with a breathtaking view of the countryside and Mount Washington. The morning specials as were the workhorses of the menu...superior waffles and blueberry pancakes. We didn't eat dinner there, but would expect it to be just as good as their delicious breakfast. Def'n a do-over for us. steveMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

Just discovered this little gem while visiting family here. It is easily overlooked as it is in a nondescript strip center with minimal signage. But once inside, it is charming and welcoming. The menu is impressive in its scope from Argentinean to Italian choices. The...service was very friendly, helpful and attentive, and the food was delicious and entrees very generous. It seems a very popular place with locals as everyone we saw there seemed to be regulars as would we be if we lived in Houston. Definitely recommend this place even though it is a BYOB establishment as you will see posted on the door. There is a corkage fee but not sure how much as we did not know they did not serve alcoholic drinks and consequently did not bring wine. Still, we enjoyed a great dinner in a nice little friendly place. Pleasant live music on Friday to boot.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

I think our first visit to Pampa Grill was about 3+ years ago. Since that time, and without exaggeration, we've been there at least 50 times. It is for sure, our "go to" destination, even tho' we live at least 20 minutes away. Why is...this? 1) Character. We love the owners and staff...and we're not the only ones. It is common to see Vickie (owner), Elvira or John giving a big welcome hug to diners who frequent the restaurant. We usually catch Oswaldo at evening's end, and Javier (owner) when he's handed over the reins of cooking so he can help serve. When you see the chef/owner serving and clearing, and his wife doing the same, you know this no "foo foo" restaurant. This place is built on hard work, super service and customer satisfaction. If you're looking for the latest in angular, minimalist decor, this ain't your place. The ambiance is in the character and sense one has on entering. It is common to see families and friends gather here, but also couples in intimate conversation...save Friday nites, where a much loved singer has the crowd in many a boisterous sing along....you'll need reservations on Friday nites, tho' they're a good idea all nights. 2) The Food. The menu is very extensive, but we usually focus on the outstanding empanadas, and the fugazetta (sweet onion and cheese pizza) which is actually better than the best we've had in Buenos Aires) for our starters. The home made rolls they bring to the table are also seriously delicious. My wife loves their many variations of a grilled chicken sandwich, especially the one with spinach. But for me, it's always steak, and usually the entraña or the asada de tira. These steaks are thin cut, highly seasoned and "chewy". Don't be thinkin' a big thick porterhouse. With a couple of fried eggs on top and French fries, you're in heaven. We also love their plantanos. I’m not sure if there’s fish on the menu, but plenty of chicken, beef and pork dishes. If you're a vegetarian, it's gonna be a long night. 3) BYOB. This is another strong selling point with us. The corkage fee is $8, but the glasses are decent (not Riedel, but serviceable). Nearly every table has a bottle or more being enjoyed. Any red will work here though we're quite partial to Malbecs, Bordeaux and Zins, but you'll see plenty of whites on other tables. It’s the "family” feeling everyone shares + the BYOB service + the Argentinean menu that keeps us coming back. Cobra427scMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

I was fortunate to meet two of the owners of this Argentinian restaurant at a local musical event. I learned about their restaurant and decided to give it a try. Well, for the few items that I ordered, I was super impressed. Everything was homemade...and delicious. I ordered the homemade bread, 2 empanadas (beef and 4 cheese), and the all natural strawberry smoothie. I was surprised with dessert that literally melted in my mouth. I think the dessert was called alfajores but will confirm this on my next visit. As for the staff, everyone was super friendly and attentive to your needs. The restaurant was super casual and their menu was very extensive -- from the grill, chef specialties, international specials, soups, salads, etc. Definitely looking forward to going back soon.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

We visit here every time we want to celebrate with GREAT food, GREAT atmosphere and "treated like family" service. These folks are the best. Getting popular - may want to make reservations and BYOB. Great prices - great evenings.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We went with family late on Sunday, and had all varieties of milanesas. They were all good!!! Price are adequate too, typical family owned place. Will sure go back. Recomendable.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

On a recommendation, we came to Pampa for lunch. It's a small place on the southeast corner of Hammerly and Gessner. We started with empanadas which were light and flakey pies filled with (1) beef (2) spinach and cheese and (3) four cheeses. They were...delicious and a great start. We ordered Sopa Pampa, a traditional soup filled with all different types of beans as well as carrots, potatoes and onion. It was really good. Next my son had Milanese Napolitana with tostones and salsa rosado. Wonderful. The chicken was pounded thin and fried golden brown. The cheese and light sauce were hot and perfect. The three tostones were big. The meal was huge! I had Chicken Capresse sandwich with my absolute favorite, Yucca Frita. The fresh garlic and pesto on the freshly baked bread was amazing. The decor of the restaurant is wonderful. The wait-staff was very attentive as well and the food served timely and hot. We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Our Intown monthly dinner crew met at Pampa Grill & Market. Wife and husband owners Vicky Suarez and Javier Mendez, staff and musician, Jorge Ahualli wonderful. Service for our crew of 38 was fabulous.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I love the food in this place. It is a small restaurant on the west side of Houston. I personally like the Entrana. One of the best Entrañas I have ever tried, and the service is great. The flavor waters also, great; one of my...favorites is the maracuya. If you live in Houston, or if you are visiting, this is a must go.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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OSWALDO G, Manager at Pampa Grill and Market, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thanks for your visit. We are elated to read that you enjoyed our food and hospitality. We hope to see you again soon! Next time you visit I will be happy to personally recommend my favorite dishes. Yours in hospitality and always at your service...More

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Response from cobra427sc | Reviewed this property |
yes, it is. corkage is $8, as I recall. decent, tho' not Riedel stemware, most tables will be enjoying the vino. s
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