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Cuchara Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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214 Fairview St Houston, TX 77006
214 Fairview StreetUSTexasHouston77006
(713) 942-0000cuchararestaurant.com
$$Mexican RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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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
"Some of the best dinner items: Mole verde, Quesadillas de huitlacoche, flan."
"Charming, Mexican place perfect for a Sunday brunch on their terrace."
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Catherine Charette
in the last week
It's Wonderful to have REAL Mexican food in Houston! Ever since we moved into the neighborhood, we've spent many delicious weekend brunches and dinners here. We even celebrated my birthday dinner there this year with about 15 guests, and they were completely able to accommodate us all perfectly on a Friday evening.
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Jay Francis
a week ago
Big thumbs up. I am once more reminded how important it is to give any restaurant a 6 month stretch to find itself. Cuchara has reached its stride and the kitchen is turning out very fine food these days. I had a most excellent lunch today at Cuchara. It was their $15 comida corrida, consisting of, in my case, a bean and pasta soup, two kinds of tinga with a side of beans, tortillas, a crunchy dessert cookie like a bunuelo and agua de pina as a beverage. I was very impressed and am already looking forward to dining here again soon. Update June 2015 (based on a review by another reviewer and my comments to that reviewer). I moderate and/or participate in several local social media food groups. In addition, I have had the pleasure over my longer life to be able to spend a lot of time in Mexico due to our family having family friends in Mexico City. In my college years I would drive down from Austin in the summers. I have explored most of the country, most recently concentrating on vacations in Puebla, D.F. and Oaxaca. Every so often a question comes up on the social media of: "Where can I find authentic Mexican food in Houston. Not that Tex-Mex stuff." And this always makes me chuckle. Not just because what has become known as Tex-Mex is a valid sub category of Mexican food, but because Mexico is comprised of so many regions, each with its distinct contributions to the cuisine of the country. I sometimes wonder if what most people mean by "authentic" or "interior" is actually what I would call "Mexican resort hotel food". At any rate I confirm to you that what is being presented and served at Cuchara is about as authentic as one can get. Another critic mentioned that "the pozole was bland and unlike any other pozole that I have ever had". Well, that has no meaning for me. Some of the most spectacular pozoles that I have had were in D.F., not in Guadalajara, and, yes, by some standards they could be considered bland. I had the opportunity some time back to attend a special event at Cuchara in which they presented tastings of each of the 7 moles of Oaxaca. And the moles were spot on authentic.. Now, some people remark about the smaller portions and the pricing of the dishes. Personally, I am always full. Other countries don't anticipate a doggie bag carry food home as much as we do here in the states. Like, in D.F. you would never doggie bag from a restaurant. I'm happily willing to support the price point because I find the food delicious. Freshly made. The ladies in the kitchen bring decades of traditional cooking style and knowledge to each dish. Cuchara, along with Hugo's and Pico's, are must dine destinations here in Houston for me on a regular basis.
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Angelica Franco-Vera
2 months ago
The food was good, but not 100% Mexico city... I am from Mexico city and I have been wanting to try this place for a while. When I finally decide to go with my entire family (12 ppl), I was just so disappointed by the way we were treated. Me and my entire family felt that the waiter was been very rude. And another lady there as had a bad attitude. They made us feel unwelcome. I was shocked by the way o was treated. I loved the food but honestly I will never go there again.
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Justin Ashar
2 months ago
Every single item on the menu we ordered was absolutely fantastic. Seriously, every bite I took, I couldn't comprehend how food could taste this good. It may be a bit costly for a typical night, but you definitely need to try this place. I loved the artwork and the atmosphere. What to order: -Ceviche -Huachinango Veracruzana (Veracruz-style red snapper mounted on a plantain and amaranth cake) -Pollo Adriana (Chicken breast stuffed w/ calabacita squash in poblano sauce) -Buñuelos de chocolate picante con helado de vainilla (Spicy chocolate stuffed fritters w/ vanilla ice cream) Pros: -Atmosphere, beautiful artwork Cons: -None
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Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thank you so much for your review. We feel honored!
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Lydena Wyatt
a week ago
Iguanas on the menu? I am sitting here holding my beloved pet iguana on my shoulder as I write this and I could just cry. Iguanas are pets, not food. You should be ashamed of yourselves. They are just as domesticated as dogs and cats. They are highly intelligent, capable of forming a bond with their owner, able to house break, they live and thrive as house pets. I'm sorry, but I could never eat a house pet.
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Cintia Perez
in the last week
My family originally from Mexico City was there this afternoon during their brunch menu. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with the menu, the prices, and service. First off, our waiter took so long to come get our drink orders, and we ended up getting a "bottle" of agua de piña ($10 the bottle vs. $4 the 4 oz glass!). When he finally showed up again to take our food orders we were told they were out of the carnitas... so we ended up ordering 4 pozoles rojos, 1 order of tacos de canasta, and 1 order of molletes. A while later, a guy who I suppose is the manager came to tell us they only had enough for 3 pozoles and very politely suggested the green chicken pozole (his attitude was good, so I volunteered to take the green pozole). All of our food came to the table except for the molletes.. so we waited, and waited, and waited until we were able to flag down our waiter (it wasn't that busy that he couldn't have come, he just chose not to) and asked about the molletes, a bread with black beans and melted cheese, seriously how long can that take?. It was still a while until he came back with them and we were all finally able to eat. My green pozole was ok, not impressive and from what I heard from the rest of my family their red pozole was pretty good. The tacos de canasta were also good and flavorful. We decided to try their 5 leches cakes and it was literally bread sitting in a deep bowl of a mixture of milk? It was very sweet, and my son liked it but was not worth $10. Overall, the food was ok, but overpriced and very disappointing that they do not have items listed on their menu, the service was poor and we won't be going back again.
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David Wright
a month ago
Rip off on drink pricing... $20 for a shot of tequila....amazing that a restranteur gets away with with it. Food tastes good but pricing is way over priced. 100% Taquito gives a much better value for same type of food.
Won Suh
2 months ago
One of the best mexican food I've ever had. Amazing appetizers and shrimp cormida was "uber" flavorful. Decor meets hip montrose neighborhood, high ceiling with beautiful mural.

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