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Cuchara Restaurant

Cuchara Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Houston
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    David O.
    "Try the mole verde, potatoe tacos were excellent and spicy."(3 Tips)
    Serena
    "Rose petal salad is unique and delish!"(2 Tips)
    Ted P.
    "Authentic Mexican - excellent tequila selection & great atmosphere."(7 Tips)
    Mike
    "The house margarita is awesome."(6 Tips)
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  • Houston Chronicle
    Houston ChronicleAugust 3, 2014
    The electrifying house salsas; chilatole soup with serrano; quesadillas de huitlacoche; Tasajo y huarache (filet strip and corn cake); chilaquiles rojos or tacos de canasta from Sunday brunch menu. Read more
  • Local Houston Magazine
    This authentic Mexico City bistro is filled with fresh and delicious foods. The chilaquiles and the casero molletes are for sure a must try here! Read more
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    MikeApril 17, 2019
    The best authentic food you have ever had, if your Grandmother grew up in Mexico City, this is what you would have had growing up. The house margarita is awesome. People here are fantastic.
    Upvoted Jul 22
  • Eater
    EaterApril 9, 2014
    Its contemporary aspect is seen not just in the decor and strong cocktail program, but in the fun interpretations of classic, real Mexican dishes. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 11, 2015
    The huitlacoche quesadillas (which are closer to empanadas in appearance) are great!! The sauce that comes with it is spicy!!
  • Mark C.
    Mark CooperMay 19, 2016
    WOW!!!! What a fantastic little place to enjoy lunch with some co-workers. Very fresh and excellent service. The Mole Verde is absolutely to die for.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 11, 2015
    The rose petal salad (ensalada con pétalos de rosa) is delicious!! Just the right amount of sweet!
  • Rubén L.heart icon on user image
    Rubén Lozano AguileraOctober 3, 2014
    Chiles en Nogada were on special and they were delicious. Tried chilaquiles another day in the morning and they were amazing. Micheladas were great!
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesJanuary 3, 2015
    Weekend brunch outstanding. Avoid valet, street parking is available during the day. Had the barbacoa: yummy! Drinks also great! Pretty space.
  • Mari W.heart icon on user image
    Mari WelchSeptember 12, 2012
    Delicious cocktails, innovative appetizers, and surprising, complex food that is plenty "shocking" without being overwhelming. Presentation is just adorable...sad we couldn't keep the straw donkey!
  • Rodrigo H.
    Rodrigo HernándezOctober 16, 2014
    Awsome mexican restaurant. The place is very nice with some awsome murals. Authentic mexican food of great quality. Drinks are awsome too.
  • Houston Chronicle
    Houston ChronicleAugust 3, 2014
    Inside track: Spare some time to savor the visual details, from the vivid enamel serveware, to the inventive napkin outlay, to the antic urban murals by Mexico City artist Cecilia Beaven. Read more
  • まみ ち.
    まみ ちゃんJuly 25, 2014
    Try the quesadillas de huitlacoche, they are not like the popular quesadillas they sell , these are deep fried and real Mexican food!
  • Serenaheart icon on user image
    SerenaApril 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken tostadas are amazing pretty spicy thou. Paloma cuchara margarita is so refreshing. Rose petal salad is unique and delish! Love this place.
  • 😜Yana F.heart icon on user image
    😜Yana F😁March 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm stoked about their happy hour menu and vegetarian additions to the menu :D
  • Ted P.
    Ted PardeeJune 13, 2015
    Authentic Mexican - excellent tequila selection & great atmosphere. My new go to place!
  • Fabio T.heart icon on user image
    Fabio T.September 23, 2016
    Authentic mexican options, great drinks and awesome staff!!
  • 😜Yana F.heart icon on user image
    😜Yana F😁May 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love, love, love Cuchara! There isn't another restaurant in Houston that captures the authentic DF flavors as Cuchara does!!!
  • Black S.
    Black SheepSeptember 27, 2012
    Loved the food, loved the drinks, and loved hosting #SheepShinDig there. Everyone should check this place out. We'll be back!
  • Local Houston Magazine
    Don’t expect to see your typical Tex-Mex quesadilla. Here it’s corn dough, filled with a cheese and huitlachoche (a black mushroom) mixture, and then it’s fried. It’s a crispy, cheesy, savory pocket. Read more
  • Ms. Damaris E.
    Ms. Damaris EFebruary 27, 2016
    White chilaquiles with a side order of carnitas is everything!!
  • Ralph R.
    Ralph RamirezJune 30, 2013
    The Chilaquiles blancos con huevos fritos is totally amazing
  • Sofia v.heart icon on user image
    Sofia van der DysFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a fun place to just hang out. The staff is friendly and the food is fantastic.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJuly 2, 2013
    $5 drinks and appetizers during Happy Hour! Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-8pm
  • David O.
    David O CApril 17, 2014
    Try the mole verde, potatoe tacos were excellent and spicy. Great!
  • Counterpart F.
    Ask Corey for the #turo at the bar. It's a #margarita topped with #champaign ask for #mundial #tequila
  • Katherine N.
    Katherine NguyenOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome drinks try the Charlie's devil!! Food is amazing!! Bar staff is friendly
  • Bill A.heart icon on user image
    Bill ArningFebruary 26, 2013
    really unusual menu, dishes I have only eaten in Mexico and it is lovely to boot
  • Jeremey B.
    Jeremey BarrettJuly 29, 2013
    Delicious, interesting menu; great cocktails (Charlie's Devil!).
  • Heather F.
    Heather FeatherAugust 30, 2012
    Amazing! Sit at the bar and enjoy one of their specialty drinks and yummy apps :)
  • Catherine A.heart icon on user image
    Catherine AJune 20, 2015
    The empanadas are very flaky and yummy.
  • John T.heart icon on user image
    John TrujilloAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food. All fresh ingredients and very light and savory.
  • Michael O.
    Michael OnoratoDecember 8, 2019
    Live music during weekend brunch!
  • Camilo B.
    Camilo BoadaMay 16, 2019
    i was told by the management “ rules are made by the owner, and if you dont like it, dont come back” they dont serve any tortillas with their $24 snapper.“rules are made by owner and dont come back
  • Alyson M.
    Alyson MartinezFebruary 18, 2013
    It's Mexican food gone avant-garde. The Green Mole is absolutely delicious.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AdamsJanuary 1, 2019
    45 minute wait for a couple of small and underwhelming plates. No apology and at the end they included the tip on a bill for a party of only five. The place is a joke.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GoodsonOctober 29, 2013
    The fried minnows are delish!
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PardeeJune 13, 2015
    Paloma margarita was awesome! Great food and outstanding service.
  • ernesto g.
    ernesto galloMarch 17, 2013
    The best drink is the Bandido, try it!!!
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SJune 4, 2014
    Cucumber margarita and ceviche. Delicious!!
  • Zachary S.
    Zachary SwansonMay 12, 2013
    Great margaritas!
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GobinJune 15, 2013
    You gotta try the picaditas!!
  • Marcus D.heart icon on user image
    Marcus D.September 6, 2014
    Awesome Cinco Leches cake!
  • Christine P.
    Christine PGJune 14, 2013
    Maragritas are amazing by Corey
  • Camilo B.
    Camilo BoadaMay 16, 2019
    Be aware of management in this place.... horrible, very disappointed. They are not about the customer service at all.. they don’t care About future business.
  • Pepe A.heart icon on user image
    Pepe AcevedoMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mole verde . WOW..
  • Julius S.heart icon on user image
    Julius SalamoneOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mole Verde- Awesome!
  • Cuchara Restaurant
    Cuchara RestaurantFebruary 13, 2013
    Hi everyone! We have live music tonight!
  • Serenaheart icon on user image
    SerenaMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Corn soup.
  • Ana B.
    Ana BeavenJune 6, 2012
    Soon to open!
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