Menu offers bi-weekly specials
Menu offers bi-weekly specials in addition to the regular menu. Always inventive and tasty. Exceptional gem for our suburban neighborhood! Chef is always will to add or reduce Peruvian spices to accommodate all palettes. Wine list continues bringing exceptional vintages at reasonable prices.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food & Great Place
As always a great place for dinner with friends. Food is excellent, service is good and you are able to hold a conversation without screaming. We eat here about once a month. When you go you have to get the Loma Saltado. Best meal ever!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We are moving to the area
We are moving to the area and discovered Piqueo through OpenTable, what a great place! The LOMO SALTADO was VERY flavorful and absolutely delicious! Will be coming back for that one for sure!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went on the recommendation
We went on the recommendation of good friends, who are return visitors, so that says something. The food was excellent; the server took time to answer all our questions, was very knowledgeable about the menu, and he made good suggestions. Something that you don't see often is the option for a smaller serving of a menu item for a reduced price, so you don't have to mess with a "doggie bag".
The only wrinkle in the evening was that one guest ordered a "small", received the smaller size meal, but was charged for the normal size. When asked, the server seemed to think the larger size HAD been served. We don't think so, but didn't push it, because it was gone and delicious, whatever the size.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Truly a neighborhood gem
We eat here at least once a month. We always try new dishes, but you cannot beat the Lomo Saltado. The small plate for $15.00 is all you need. Service may seem to be a little slow, but the culture in South America is different that here in the US. Relax and enjoy the evening. You will not be disappointed.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Very Pleasant Experience
We were a little hesitant because of the reviews about bad service. On Saturday evening, our waiter, John, was excellent. He was attentive, but did not hover. He knew the menu well and made good suggestions. There were four of us. In addition to a few tapas, we had the Corvina, Tallarin, Paella, and a steak. The sauces were a bit salty, though, which was disappointing. For dessert, we shared the cookies that have a cinnamon caramel in the middle. The cookies themselves were so light and the filling was delicious.The guitarist played the entire three hours we were there. It was a very pleasant experience.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit and
This was our first visit and we were impressed. Great food, unique flavors, friendly and informative waiter. Highly recommended !!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service and variety.
Piqueo is an wonderful find. Though out of the way for many, it's worth a drive. The servers and owner were more than just friendly and professional, they were downright thoughtful as they took appropriate pride over their menu.
The menu includes standards familiar to anyone with some exposure to South American cuisine or Spanish Tapas.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place, the food, the ambiance. A table visit from the owner is a plus. Can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Paella on the Patio... perfect!
Enjoyed Paella prepared in the giant pan near our table outdoors on a great evening. Spanish guitar music set the mood for an evening that felt almost like a gathering of friends. Unfortunately service was slow and nearly inattentive - we later learned they were 3 servers short. Must stretch your definition of "patio" to a section of parking lot marked by orange cones & be prepared for a very leisurely night. They started the Paella at 6:30 so our 7pm reservation seemed right for a glass of wine before dinner. Surprised not to be served until after 8:30. Family at the next table gave up & left.. we're glad we ordered appetizers! Worth the wait for great food & warm hospitality extended by the gracious owners of this restaurant.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Piqueo was a great find, food is unique and well prepared and service was perfect
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not your run of the mill restaurant
Went for an early Mother's Day dinner. We were not disappointed.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was really good, although
Food was really good, although it was Mother's day so full access to the menu was not possible. Have to come back to try it all.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent service and food!
I went here for my bithday dinner expecting above average Peruvian food. Immediately upon walking in i was greeted by the friendly owners. The restaurant is very well set up, and it appears very upscale. I was very impressed by the choices on the menu and the presentation of the food. The chefs in the kitchen have excellent culinary skills and taste. My faovorite dish was Aji de Gallina(on the special menu). My experiance at Piqueo was an unforgettable culinary experiance
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a fantastic time. Loved
Had a fantastic time. Loved the tapas and the wine. My wife does not stray far from what she already knows but commented that she very much enjoyed the different spice mixtures and combinations of food. Will be back most definately
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique but Wonderful
We just love this place, the quality is always dependable. We have been many times and taken guest from down the street to people from other countries, it has never failed us everyone loves it. The owners have always stopped by to say hello and make sure we are happy. It's just a unique place with unique great food with wine to match.
Looking forward to our next visit.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
You have to give this place a try
My wife and I tried this place for the first time on June 2. We split a salad and two tapas plates to start, and could not decide which plate was our favorite. The main courses were cooked to perfection and had spices and combinations we'd never had before. The desserts were amazing. Mango mousse must be had to be believed. We're looking forward to going back for a special occasion.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent gem of a restaurant
This always feels like we are having a nice dinner at a good friend's home. Adriana and Gerry are always very welcoming.
We started with the crabcakes, which were a special - very tasty and there were making it an appetizer easy to share. Then we both had the Lomo Saltado, which was also very tasty. Nice chunks of tenderloin with onion, tomatoes and peppers with a nice sauce to complement - will order again. Paired well with the house Malbec.
Nicholas was our server - very knowledgeable and helpful
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Latin Food
A very pleasant experience so we will be back soon
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Food and service was outstanding. Enjoyed talking to the owners. They made us feel so welcome.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Piqueo several times and keep coming back for more. The food, wine and service are exemplary. Our waiter took such good care of us, answered all questions and gave insight on the various dishes we tried. Piqueo is a real treat.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat here or at Messanotte
We eat here or at Messanotte every month. Two great restaurants. As always we got the Loma Saltado, Fried Rice and a few other Tapas. Wednesday night is Tapas night and Thursday is Steak Night. If it was up to me, I would eat in one of these two restaurants every week.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Peruvian husband has put
My Peruvian husband has put up with my American food for nearly thirty years now. He whole heartedly approves of Piqueo for the authenticity of their dishes!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this place after joining the rewards club for the owner's other restaurant. At first, I didn't want to try it because I didn't know anything about Peruvian food and wasnt feeling adventureous. Mywife got a coupon via the rewards club for a free bottle of bubbly on our aniversary at either of the owner 's restaurants. Our anniversary happened to fall on tapas night (every Tuesday). I agreed to go and try a few Tapas, and wound ordering dish after dish. Make sure you try the Peruvian empanadas....different from what I expected but absolutely amazing!
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Taste of Peru
This was our second visit to Piqueo, and it was even better than our first. The small plate/ appetizer choice tonight was the Pappas Rellenas accompanied by classic Pisco Sours. Entree choices were Peruvian Shrimp Chowder and Macho Fish. The chowder was delicious with just the right degree of spice and filled with plump sweet shrimp. The fish was lightly breaded and pan sautéed, topped with mussels, clams, and tiny squid. We ended the meal with caramel-filled shortbread cookies and coffee. A delightful evening out
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
August Birthday Bash
The food was good, the music was good and loud, the service was good the wine was great, in all a good celabration.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Piqueo but it won't be the last. Our waiter Jose was friendly and informative about the menu of new foods for us. We both dined from the Tapas menu which was more than enough to eat. I tried the SHRIMPS AL AJILLO which was wonderful (if you like garlic) and the fish tacos. My husband tried the LOMO SALTADO with steak, vegetables and potatoes - nicely seasoned. Jose's wine recommendation helpful (and it wasn't automatically the most expensive wine!) We especially liked the timing of the meal - never rushing from one course to the next. The tres leche dessert delicious!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We split four different Tapas and all were extremely tasty and of sufficient quantity.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit and it was a very good choice. It was my wife's birthday and we enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and service was great. Will definitely be returning soon!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening at Piqueo
My husband and I chose Piqueo to celebrate our 52nd wedding anniversary and was so happy with our choice. So friendly both Adriana and the server. Food was exceptional. We will definitely be returning.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu options that you
Great menu options that you will not find anywhere else close to this location in Cypress....paella, South America dishes, great steaks/meat options, as well as seafood. Great atmosphere for a strip mall restaurant....I've been multiple times and always impressed, will be back again!
It is expensive compared to other neighborhood restaurants, so prepare to spend close to $100 for a couple's night out, but certainly worth it for special occasions.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
second trip as good as the first
Really enjoyed the short ribs, lovely rich flavor. The charred carrots were also lovely.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here 3-4 times and it is always so good. The staff is very attentive and knows the menu very well to help with your selection. The Peruvian food is different and very delicious. Never been disappointed. Also love the cocktails!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want to experience
If you want to experience real authentic Peruvian food I will highly recommend this restaurant. They also offer “Cusquena beer” as an option.
Perfect for couples and special occasions.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
unique with special menu items
server was knowledgeable and very helpful. menu had items that are rarely seen, even at tapas restaurants. little bit pricey, but worth it for special occasions
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Piqueo is one of our favorites! If we lived closer we would probably eat here every week. Their menu is so different! I have loved every dish I have ordered!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow! This is the type of place I would expect to find in a trendy part of town instead of out in the suburbs. The food is amazing and the wait staff is very knowledgeable about what they are serving. If you have never tried Peruvian food, I would describe it as a fusion of South American and Asian cuisines. Make sure you try the empanadas. This place is every bit as good as....or better than.....any 5 star restaurant I have ever been to.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service at Piqueo is wonderful. We have never had any thing but a first class meal and service. Highly recommend
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal in every aspect. Tapas and entrees were delicious. Special cocktails were appreciated. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Provided great slice of carrot cake at no charge for wife's birthday. We will definitely go back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ended up at Piqueo night before Thanksgiving - didn't want to cook because that's what we would be doing on Thursday. And, didn't want a large meal - tapas are perfect! What a great selection, including soup, tacos, and other tasty delights! Great wine specials to go along with it.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Tapas Nearby
My wife and I pass this establishment everyday and during the times it was open, it always looked busy so we decided to try this spot on our anniversary following a movie. Neither of us had any expectation and we were not famished due to sharing a popcorn during the movie.
The menu provided a great Tapas option for us to share many dishes all with their own distinct character and flavor. I will say the shrimps al ajillo is very very good for such a simple dish as were the fish tacos. We had a few other dishes that were good but hese two will serve as a reason to return and try the other plates. The restaurant was actually not as busy as expected so the service was great. I would recommend this place to anyone in Cypress.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great place to dine
Back again for our favorite, Loma Saltado. We shared the large plate with a chicken appetizer. Great taste. Service was attentive, but not over powering. This is a great place to eat, along with Messanotte, a sister restaurant. Try them both, you will not be disappointed.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM