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Cafe Piquet


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner


Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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No Substitutions. See "Appetizers" for translation
2 Croquetas, 1 Tamal, 2 Empanadas, 1 Papa Rellena
4 Croquetas, 2 Tamales, 2 Empanadas, 2 Papas Rellenas, Mariquitas
Croquetas de Jamón (4)
Ham croquettes
Empanadas de Carne (2)
Beef Turnover Pie
Tamal Cubano
Calamares Fritos
Fried Calamari
Calamari Salteados
Sautéed calamari, tossed in olive oil, garlic and red chile pepper
Papas Rellenas (2)
Stuffed Potatoes
Plantain Chips topped with garlic sauce
Fried Green Plantains with garlic Sauce
Yuca Frita con Mojo
Fried Yucca topped with garlic sauce
Yuca con Mojo
Boiled Yucca topped with garlic sauce
Pequeña (Small) - $2.99, Grande (Large) - $3.99
Sopa de Pollo / Chicken Soup
con papas, zanahorias, calabaza [With potatoes, carrots, squash]
Sopa del Día / Soup of the Day
Plátano, fabada, garbanzo, chicharo, lenteja, frijol colorado - Cambia a diario [Plantain, white bean, chick pea, split pea, lentil, red bean - Changes Daily]
Chicharritas - Add chicharritas - $1.99
El Cubano / Cuban Sandwich
Queso suizo, jamón, pierna [Swiss cheese, ham, pork, mustard optional]
Media Noche
Pan semi-dulce, pernil, jamón, queso suizo, mostaza, pepinillo [Semi-sweet bread, pork, ham, swiss cheese, mustard, pickles]
Pan con Bistec / Steak Sandwich
Bistec a la plancha, cebolla, papitas [Steak, grilled onions, potato sticks]
La Pechugona / Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
Pechuga a la plancha, cebolla, tomate, lechuga, mayonesa [Onions, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise]
Pan con Lechón / Roast Pork Sandwich
con mojo [with garlic sauce]
Pan con Croquetas / Croquette Sandwich
Croquetas, queso suizo [Croquettes, swiss cheese]
Sandwich de Policía (Masitas, Maduros)
Pork Chunks and Ripe Plantains sandwich
Policia Deluxe
pork, plantains, avocado, chicharron, onion
Sandwich Vegetariano / Vegetarian Sandwich
Queso suizo, lechuga, tomate, aceite de oliva, mayonesa [Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, olive oil, mayonnaise]
Aderezos - Dressings: Olive oil and Red Wine Vinegar, Ranch, Jalapeno Ranch, Thousand Island, Italian, Balsamic Vinegar
Ensalada Mixta / Mixed Salad
lechuga, pepino, tomate, aguacate, cebollo [Green leaf lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced avocados, onions]
Ensalada Pequeña / Small Salad
de lechuga, tomate, cebolla [Lettuce, tomatoes, onions]
Ensalada de Aguacate (Aguacate y Cebolla)
Por temporada [Avocado and Onion Salad - Seasonal]
Ensalada de Nelly / Nelly's Salad
lechuga, tomate, cebolla, cilantro, ajo, manzana, linaza, aguacate (por temporada), aceite de oliva, jugo de lima fresco [lettuce, tomatoes, onions, coriander, crushed garlic, apples, flaxseed, avocado (seasonal), olive oil, fresh lime juice]
Served with white rice and black beans, or with Congri (mixed white rice, black beans, ham bits) plus two sides. See "House Specialties" for entree translations
Carnaval Cubano
Ropa Vieja, Masitas, Boliche
La Rumba
Vaca Frita, Pernil Asado con Mojo, Picadillo
Vegetarian Platter
Yucca with garlic, white rice, black beans, maduros, small side salad
House specialties below are served with a choice of white rice, black beans plus one side; or Congri (mixed white rice, black beans ham bits) plus one side
Platanos Maduros
Yuca con Mojo
Yuca Frita
French Fries
Seasonal Vegetables
Sweet Potato Fries
(1) $11.75
(2) $15.5
Chuleta Frita
Pork chop fried to perfection
(1) $12.75
(2) $16.5
Chuleta Empanizada
Fried, breaded pork chop
Juicy pork chunks fried to perfection
Oven-roasted pork topped with our specialty garlic sauce
Bistec Empanizado
Thinly cut, fried and breaded top sirloin steak
Thinly cut, grilled top sirloin steak topped with grilled onions
Ropa Vieja
Shredded beef slow-cooked in tomato and wine sauce
Vaca Frita
Shredded beef with onions and garlic sauce
Cuban ground beef, with onions, pimiento, potatoes, slow-cooked in wine sauce
Eye of round roast stuffed with sausage and smothered in a sautéed onion sauce
Higado a La Italiana
Beef liver sautéed with green bell peppers and onions
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

I had their pork sandwich which was very good. It had oven roasted pork with onions and an interesting sauce. The decor is interesting and very pleasant. Parking is ample. They were understaffed the day I was there but the waitress did pretty well in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank slhokie
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Earlier this month I found out about this restaurant and took my family out on a Saturday night. The food was amazing and being our first time Liset was outstanding, she was very kind with a smile on her face the whole time. We have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Efrain G
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Great Cuban food .... had Picadillo, black beans and rice with fried plantains !! Classic and oh so good....Plenty to eat. Had a Mamey and friend had a Mango drink. She ordered a generous portion of sopa full of corn on cob, potatoes and veges...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Hatlady47
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This is authentic, tasty and reasonably priced Cuban cuisine. I usually order the Pollo a la Plancha, which is a grilled chicken breast with sauteed onions. Most of the entrees are served with excellent black beans and rice as well as sweet (ripe) plantains. I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kendra N
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This place has great food family owned and most of the food is fresh.... There are always Togo lol so u can munch on it tomorrow lol

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AUSAGUY007
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Food is good, but this is the only restaurant in Houston that if you request a certain waiter - the manager says NO! He would rather you leave than have the waiter you requested. Neno, would never do that.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank agacita
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

People talk to me about this place. Finally, we did a meeting lunch. Dry Media Noche Sandwich. Never again.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank travelitot
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to visit my brother and he took us to this Cuban restaurant. OMG! I can tell you we had the best Cuban and MediaNoche sandwiches we have ever tasted! Simplemente Delicioso!!!! Tostones are amazing and cafe con leche has no...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Avolarahora
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

We live in Central Texas but visit Houston regularly! This is one of our favorites! We love the Cuban food at Cafe Piquet! We love the "arroz con leche"! The Cuban sandwiches are great! Ropa vieja is delicious! Love love and more love!!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank E A
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Ate with my eyes as soon as I walked in. My husband immediately asked the waiter what the table next to us was having, and he recommended the Mariquitas which are fried plantains with a garlic sauce. They were hot, thin and crispy and I...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Sandy Poy A
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