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Picos Restaurant

#126 of 7,109 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3601 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-3911
+1 832-831-9940
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not my first rip first but have to praise Arnaldo, the owner, for food at it's finest. When I was there last month I ordered the crawfish enchilades and they were fabulous. Make sure to order the extra hot sauce from the kitchen, They will only bring it if you ask for it. I could eat here every... More 

Thank Jewellsmom
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Picos Restaurant in Houston has nice setting and huge as it's a popular Mexican food. It's average on taste though

Thank Philip T
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two soft tacos, beef and chicken, very good with chicken Quesadillas and a vanilla flan, all excellent. Also noticed a plate delivered to the next table, steak fajitas, looked like a thick char grilled steak cut into strips , sizzling atop a heap of seasoned rice , Next time .

Thank tom m
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to try Picos in Houston but our dinner experience was just average. From the salsa and chips to the dishes my wife and I ordered, the food was just ok, nothing that would bring me back. We had a big group so I can understand service being a little slow but the food was disappointing.

Thank Andrew M
El Paso, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch and everyone tried something from a different region of Mexico. Red pozole from Jalisco, cochinita pibil from the Yucatan, chiles en nogada from Puebla. We also had a really fresh delicious ceviche with firm chunks of fresh snapper cured in lime juice with sweet mango and cilantro. If you want something different this is a great place!

Thank Susan H
Houston, Texas
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263 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This venerable Houston restaurant excels at authentic Mexican food, offering dishes from seven cuisine regions. Excellent Mexican seafood. My Red Snapper mojo de ajo was heavenly. The snapper was very fresh, firm, and expertly grilled. The garlic based topping was other worldly. Pork dishes also very robust. Have a Cesar salad - just like the original in Tijuana. The tortilla... More 

Thank marko18745
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 6 January 2017 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 5 January 2017

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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658 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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

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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
US$12 - US$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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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?