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Picos Restaurant

#135 of 7,074 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3601 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-3911
+1 832-831-9940
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

PICOS serves the Best Authentic Mexican Food in Houston. Everything on the menu is amazing & you should try different things every time you go. Tell the server to give you suggestions. They were the 1st restaurant to serve the shaker Margarita way back in the 80's & their Margaritas are still #1. They are better than anywhere in the... More 

Thank lawdawginc
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is big and can accommodate small and large group. Our server was Jorge and he was very good! He recommended us what to eat and drink. The meals were perfect. We got seafood and it was super fresh. To get for sure is the guacamole, they smashed the avocado and prepare it in front of us! My friend... More 

Thank Giulistica
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, I happened to be on Kirby Drive last week and saw sign advertising Tamales!! I entered the parking lot on the Richmond side and went to the little food-truck looking building. I had the idea that I wanted to eat something different for lunch. So, I was thinking I would order a few tamales. As I walked up and... More 

Thank cdjones
Atlanta, Georgia
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652 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant. This is a real gourmet Mexican restaurant. There is traditional and inovative food for every taste. You have to stop eating their free salsas so you have room for all the great food.

Thank michael p
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a huge fan of tex mex and this place is much more authentic than the average texas mexican. The chiles with white almond sauce and stuffed with ground meats and dried fruits was fabulous. Service here is prompt and exceeded expectations.

Thank melliefriez
Shawnee Mission, KS
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very attentive service. Great food. Crab quesedillas and fijitas. Tamales to go. Fun music. Will return. Nice valet parkers.

Thank KSBelle
Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Houston on business and had dinner here. It was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had, and we travel the country and eat at restaurants a LOT! We were greeted and seated promptly. The service was excellent, the food was some of the best we have ever had, the margaritas were... More 

Thank RTAustinBMH
Katy, Texas
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350 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Good Mexican food served at this restaurant. Some items are really authentic and prices are not excessively.

Thank engped
California, United States
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

First time to this restaurant. Asked my friend to find an authentic one and we were not disappointed. We had shrimp and fish ceviche with pineapple and mango. You can tell the fish was fresh. It was delicious! Seafood enchiladas were delicious and my friend ordered the salmon quesadilla. Their fresh lemonade was definitely homemade. Tart and not watered down.... More 

Thank ShireenH368
Katy, Texas, United States
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231 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I had read some reviews about the chef and restaurant and really looked forward to it; however, it was just average. Our waiter was good and food was good just nothing to really scream about. Both of the tables next to me sent their food back.

Thank Kevin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $38
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3601 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-3911
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 832-831-9940

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