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Cuchara Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant$$
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214 Fairview St Houston, TX 77006
214 Fairview StreetUSTexasHouston77006
(713) 942-0000cuchararestaurant.com
$$Mexican RestaurantToday 11AM–11PM
Saturday 11AM–11PMSunday 11AM–10PMMonday ClosedTuesday 11AM–10PMWednesday 11AM–10PMThursday 11AM–10PMFriday 11AM–11PM
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THE Mexico City bistro. The one kitchen in town run by women only, delivers delicious authentic dishes never seen in Houston before.
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Bistro serving creative Mexican food & cocktails in a setting brightened with whimsical paintings.- Google
"Do all of us a favor and have a glass of wine with their spicy chocolate cake."
"Charming, Mexican place perfect for a Sunday brunch on their terrace."
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Simeon Vogiatzis
a month ago
The first thing you notice is how open and vibrant this place is - the environment is such an enjoyable place to eat. The food is very tasty and have authentic Mexican flavors but the portions are a bit small for the price. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, Cuchara is good, simply not great. Note: this is not Tex-Mex.
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Jamie Falk
3 weeks ago
Cuchara is a great spot for a date night, brunch or happy hour- especially if you enjoy authentic Mexico City style fare. Happy hour lasts until 8pm every night (except Monday when the restaurant is closed all day). I would recommend starting with the staples - chips, guacamole, salsa and a house margarita made with real brown sugar. The bartenders, Amado and Bert are always friendly and fun. For a lighter meal I always go with the Petalos de Rosa salad with peaches, pears, pistachios, and guajillo dressing. On a rainy Houston day, the hearty tortilla soup hits the spot. Grilled cactus and mole dishes add some regional flare to the menu. My husband always goes with the Pollo Adriana (and a hearty helping of habanero salsa to fire it up....no, thank you!). The restaurant has a dining and bar area decorated with unique, vibrant and colorful modern art courtesy of the owner's talented daughter. The atmosphere is pretty fun and hip without being too sceney. The owner is from Mexico City herself and can often be found warmly welcoming guests.
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Christian Gutierrez
a month ago
It's funny how many miserable people are complaining about this place and assume it's not Mexican food, this isn't Taqueria Arandas or Chipotle so of course the food is very different, it's real Mexican food. I enjoyed everything about this place and recommend for people wanting authentic Mexican food and drinks.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thanks Christian! Your words are music to our ears and a visual delight. We will see you soon! 🇲🇽
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Mallory Christian
a month ago
Great service, food, and atmosphere! They have a nice patio to enjoy lunch and cocktails. (Love their palomas) The carnitas are my favorite but you can't go wrong with any of it. Their ceviche is great too but they only serve it on the dinner menu.
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shirazyc
2 weeks ago
Overpriced street food. Ceviche is no bueno. Hugo's on westheimer is the place for Mexican in Montrose.
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Ron Castelein
a week ago
nice surprise in the Montrose, ceviche was very good ! ample quantities (european standards) and good service
Response from the owner - a week ago
Thanks Ron!
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Jorge Strategos
a month ago
Food was OK, no TexMex but waaaaay far from High Mexican Cousine..! They serve simple Mexican dishes at exhorbitant prices..! The service is bad organized, plates are late and if you cancel after 25 minutes you ordered it, they still charge it..! The owner is everything but polite, as the Tipical Chilango..! So the staff, only looking for getting you drunk so they can charge you more and more, even for food they forgot to bring and obligated you to have it anyways. Not kids friendly and really, do NOT take your kids to this "pickup place" if you know what that means, and with the owners approval..! Wou...! Obviously the environment very accelerated, as they are in a rush for you to drink, eat and go away cause I don't care if you don't come back. Well guess what? we will never go again..!
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Brandon D
2 months ago
DO NOT waste your time or money by coming to this sorry excuse for "high end " restaurant. HORRIBLE Service. Trust me you can get the same quality food at any hole in the wall taqueria off of Airline, or better yet a taco truck. Just because they share a space with Max's Wine Dive doesn't give them the right to charge similar prices for sub par food and yet even worse, their service! When you go somewhere to spend about $50 a person you expect good service...or atleast a real waiter or waitress that knows the menu and will check on you within a 30min window each time. Just so you know what you are dealing with, chips and salsa are $12 lol. after i ordered the pork pozole 30 minutes went by before they told me they were out of it and also forget the appetizer we ordered. so i took what they recommended which were 3 tiny pork tacos for $19. And to top it all off my wife wanted a side order of rice and beans that were $10!! WTF?! Rice costs like .20 to make, thats just rediculous! Oh, and red pozole they were out of, they brought me the green one without me asking for it and when i tried to send it back they refused! At that point i just wanted to get out of there. Every 5 minutes a waiter would come with a plate that wasnt ours...very disorganized, horrible service. They had a special menu that day that the server couldnt not even explain which is acceptable at Taco Cabana but not a place that Cuchara makes the attempt to represent. For the same price go to Caracol, El Tiempo, Hugos, Anejo...hell even go to Los Tios and you will so much happier. I see the owner hardly responds to reviews. Seems very unprofessional just like their staff. They didn't deserve the 5% tip i left them, I even disputed the whole charge, they can fight with my bank if they really want that $100 lol
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