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Pico’s Mex-Mex

3601 Kirby Dr. (Richmond Ave.) Send to Phone
832-831-9940
Mexican dishes in a cool setting.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Pico’s Mex-Mex Restaurant Review

: After 30 years at its Bellaire location, chef Arnaldo Richards and his wife Janice moved Pico’s Mex-Mex inside the loop to a remodeled building that reminds one of a Spanish-style hacienda, complete with a gurgling fountain, comfortable leather chairs and wrought iron coat stands. There is a tequila room lined with bottle lockers for rent, and most nights you’ll be serenaded by strolling mariachis while sipping premium margaritas, which come in small, medium and large. Go with the medium, trust us. While the menu is heavy on Mexican dishes, there are the usual Tex-Mex offerings, too: a spicy chile con queso and nachos, which make good starters. And there are also typical enchilada platters, but we prefer the split chicken smothered in a rich mole sauce served with refried beans and rice. Still, what really sets Pico’s apart from other Tex-Mex, Mex-Mex spots is the seafood: calamari sautéed with fresh tomatoes, onions, serrano peppers and cilantro; red snapper charbroiled on banana leaves; and sautéed Gulf shrimp and lump crab meat enchiladas topped with a rich poblano cream sauce. Professional service and a dessert tray paraded by your table complete the experience.

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