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“Good food, poor service”

Mi Pueblito Restaurant
Ranked #585 of 8,203 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Colombian, Latin, Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Houston
Level Contributor
97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Food is good, start with an empanada and a delish fruit juice. For main I like the ajiaco, bandeja paisa, lengua, and carne asada when I want something light. All soups and broths are pretty good.

What i have been getting worst and worst is service. Food sometimes is served cold, specially soups, and when asking servers to heat it up, some give you attitude and make fun of you. Last time this happened with a soup, when they brought it back it had a piece of paper coming from a sweetener. Instead of apologizing, he came back and while bringing the main dish he joked about the meat not having any sugar. Never we heard the words sorry, or someone coming to check on the problem. Then the main dish had a hair, so that was it for us ... Makes you wonder if they are doing it on purpose. I have been back, and there is a new server that calls costumers by numbers, you are number one, you are number two, and throughout the meal keeps calling you number one and number two. May be he thinks it is funny, but I find it very disrespectful.

Last that I have heard from friends is that they sell food, drinks, sweets, and some products in a little mini store within the restaurant. That they do not allow is to eat or drink them in the restaurant. This is a first for me, I have been to plenty other ethnic restaurants and you can buy and consume whatever they sell in there. Otherwise, what is the point??

  • Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Colombian Food in Town”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Everything you eat will taste amazing and it's fresh.
My favorites are 'ajiaco bogotano', 'bandeja paisa' and 'empanadas'. But everything in the menu is tasty and well served.
Ask for their fresh fruit juices, they have a great selection!
I try to go once a month! One of my favorites!

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Conroe, Texas
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Colombian Food”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very good Colombian food. Go and enjoy the "Bandeja Paisa" or the "mondongo"...also, if you like liver and onions, they make the best !

Visited January 2013
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“What a horrible place”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The hostess said 20 min. We waited 50 for a table, when we asked what happen to out table she had an attitude!then they brought out the food and told my wide they were out of a soup she ordered . We waited another 15 for something else that was not even good. The waitress was very slow! Definitely do not recommend eating here

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Puyallup, Washington
1 review
“catering”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

We recently had a wedding for my daughter at Mi Pueblito Restraurant. I can't explain the experience that was given in detail but it has been the most wonderful wedding I have ever experienced. Due to Mr. Rogelio Sandoval he made sure that every detail was beyound delightful. I was also very impressed with the activitity staff, Alfredo and Adrian. I highly recommend Mi Pieblito Restaurant to all my friends and family. Thank You for making this an unforgetable wedding.
Muncha Gracias, Elizabeth Fragoso

  • Visited April 2012
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