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Picos Restaurant

#173 of 6,991 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
Closed now
All hours
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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163 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Picos many times over the years from their original restaurant to the new location and we have used them numerous times at work to cater parties. The food and service is always good and the prices are reasonable.

Thank LJV1515
Houston, Texas
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163 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've always noticed how popular this restaurant seemed. During our first visit, we found out why: high-quality food, tasty menu of traditional Mexican cuisine (no Tex-Mex here), excellent margaritas, and friendly and attentive service. P.S., their red salsa is superb.

Thank PeanutButters
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arnaldo has truly invested time and heart into this restaurant. He has gone to great lengths to make it the most authentic food around. Someone posted a review titled 'Tex-Mex" which this is not considered. This is authentic Mexican food. Food is outstanding, no matter what dish you choose you'll be pleased! Margaritas are the best! They are not what... More 

Thank texastravler00
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1,238 reviews
769 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 652 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is better than some other Tex-Mex restaurants that are located around the area, the prices are very affordable and the food is really good, I specially prefer their green sauce with the chips they serve and they have free refills this is a very family oriented place to be at, I recommend it on the weekend where you... More 

Thank bryanmantezoni
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chilorio is awesome! Enough to split as an appetizer, great selection of amazing Tequilas. Great outdoor seating when it's cool enough to to sit onside. Margaritas are delicious. Fantastic brunch

Thank Thepugtraveler
Temple, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered on a Wednesday evening before the tables really filled up and took about forty minutes to get served, and only after inquiring what had happened to our food. I am guessing my Snapper sat for a while after prep because it tasted like it. We had three different wait staff assisting our table over the course of dinner and... More 

Thank TrueReviewTexans
Alvin, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

food has always been so so good. The margaritas are good and strong and the inside of the restaurant is very cool and inviting .... like you are away from the city. Dress is very casual to dress up here.

Thank andershl
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

After seeing them mentioned in Texas Monthly we had to try the Chilorio Tacos and they did not disappoint . El Jefe Margaritas were good too . Service was really good and we will be back to try some of the other interesting dishes that we saw on the menu !

Thank Marsh488
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Great experience! Started with a delicious margarita. Moved into the Chilorio which is billed as one of the top 10 tacos in Texas - I'd buy that! Delicious. Portion sizes were great. Food was delicious. Service excellent. Would definitely return if I get back to Houston!

Thank calgal3
New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Busy and popular place. Service was good and so was food. Thought a little pricey. Dessert size are very big so plan on sharing...

Thank Joanne W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $38
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?