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Arnaldo Richards' Picos

4.6
585 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Regional Mexican
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  • Authentic
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  • Good for Groups
Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine in a warm, lively atmosphere that will transport you to the finest restaurants in Mexico. Since its inception in 1984, Arnaldo Richards' Picos has been recognized as one of Houston's premier award-winning Mexican restaurants. Executive Chef/Owner Arnaldo Richards skillfully blends his contemporary culinary concepts with traditional Mexican cooking techniques, while remaining faithful to the deeply rooted and authentic flavors of the seven regions of Mexican cuisine. Picos is the perfect place for friends, family, business associates and private parties to enjoy a remarkable dining experience and extraordinary drinks. Takeout & Catering are also available.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Regional Mexican, Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Continuous Service
LUNCH
Daily 11:00am - 5:00pm
DINNER
Monday to Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
SUNDAY BRUNCH
10:30am to 3:00pm
BREAKFAST
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(832) 831-9940
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Arnaldo Richards
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Catering
With over 30 years of catering experience, Pico’s Catering can help you plan the perfect party. We cater Mexican buffet fiestas, seated dinners, corporate luncheons, graduation parties, holiday parties, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and all your special events.

Regardless of the number of guests, we have a menu that fits your needs. In addition to our regional Mexican cuisine, we also offer several different styles of cuisine. Contact our party consultant to assist you in designing the perfect menu for your event. Call us today at (713) 662-8383.
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Cross street
Richmond Avenue
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet service as well as self parking areas for our guests.
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Public transit
Metro offers two bus stops exactly on our corner of Kirby Drive and Richmond Avenue - Stop Numbers 5549 and 5565.
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Entertainment
Come join us for live music seven nights a week and during our Sunday Brunch Buffet! Our traditional Mexican musicians have been entertaining our guests for more than 30 years.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, our private dining spaces are are intimate and inviting. Our spaces can accommodate up to 150 people. Our private Tequila Room accommodates up to 32 people. We also offer semi-private dining in our Fiesta Room for up to 60 peo

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What 585 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

First visit in a very long time. Food was good. Service seemed awkward, kind of slow. Not sure if it is because we did not order buffet or what? Buffet looked good, but we didn't want a big meal. Ordering off the menu, good brunch selection.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A very consistent and reliable restaurant. Lunch specials are very attractive for business
lunching.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Moms birthday! She loved it!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great place for out of town guests. Great time had by all. Attentive service

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Family in town. Kids and adults all loved it! Great food, high quality margaritas, great service!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This restaurant is typically stellar, however the Easter brunch was less than average. Very small selection of food and priced significantly higher than price shown when reservation was made...disappointing experience.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Pico's is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Houston. I love the mole sauces and they do a good job with seafood as well. Their margarita's are also fantastic (order them straight up -you won't be sorry). If soft shell crabs are on the menu they are also great (if you like soft shell crabs and garlic). Many dishes are spicy and some are very rich but all are flavorful.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We love weekend brunch at Pico’s (especially because they offer a price reduction for seniors), and it was the perfect treat for Easter Sunday. Carved prime rib and lamb, paella, moles, tamales, enchiladas, pozole, fruits and grilled veggies and so much more — plus an exceptional dessert buffet of small bites of tres leches, flan, chocolate truffles, cookies, buñuelos, etc. The service, as always, was impeccable despite a large crowd, and we asked the talented duo to sing a couple of our favorite Mexican ballads. Thank you for a lovely day!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We experienced Easter Brunch at Pico's and had a delightful meal. This was as sumptuous a brunch as I have ever experienced. There was prime rib, peel and eat shrimp, paella, various meats in various mole sauces, three kinds of tamales, posole soup both green and red, salads, fruits, and a desert bar that was out of this world. Great server as well. Outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We came with a multi-generational group, and every single person had a fabulous experience! Great food (many choices), yummy appetizers, and MARGARITAS!! The fish special (blackened snapper with crawfish, shrimp and crab) was fantastic! Beef fajita meal and chicken enchiladas were the best. One favorite was the guacamole with corn tortillas and salsa verde. YUM! Desserts were over the top delicious: traditional tres leeches & peanut butter chocolate cake. Lupe was FANTASTIC!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Delicious food! Took a while to come out, even though the restaurant was pretty empty. Drinks were great and I’d definitely still go back.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have gone there a few times, he place is awesome food is great, and this time it was my wife 40th Bday I had made a reservation and on the reservation i had instructed that it was her Bday. So as we get there the hostess sits us very friendly, but out waiter left a lot to desire i had to ask to bring the singers for a couple of songs eventually they got to us, also our waters where empty no chips another waiter came by us and said that we looked that we looked like we needed stuff i told him yes water he also brought us chips. we also asked for recommendations on food really none where given, i took my mother there last year for her bday we had a blast service was outstanding, unlike this time maybe that guy need more training or having a bad day who knows but my wife and I got the worst of it. I hope it helps

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I live in Texas so am very accustomed to good Tex-Mex food which Pico's is NOT! We happened upon Pico's because it was near our hotel and after reading about it, wanted to try it. It is authentic Mexican food, not Tex-Mex and is fantastic. The servers were delightful too.

The flavors and spices used are my idea of real Mexican food. Both our meals were 100% delicious and even though I'm not a dessert person, I tried the flan. It was the best I've ever eaten. And, I had two of their signature margaritas and they too were simply unforgettable. The flavors rang through, not the typical frozen and colored "margaritas" that come out of a machine.

So, if you like Mexican food, do yourself a favor and go to Pico's.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food and service always consistent!!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love Picos the food its so good and the service its amazing I would recommend to everybody

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Was happy to find this place because few places offer brunch on Saturday and even fewer offer bottomless mimosas. This had both. The food was really good and the bottomless mimosas were only $12. The orange juice was fresh squeezed and they also offered cranberry and pineapple flavors. The service was a little slow considering the place wasn't crowded but other than that the experience was good. I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great lunch for 8. Great margaritas. Good lunch setting.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Estoy muy agradecida , porque hicieron de ese día muy especial, gracias 😊

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I requested a low-sodium option of the fajitas, and the waiter was extra-careful to check with me and see if how they were preparing it was to my satisfaction. I appreciated the effort! And the dessert menu was amazing. I don't usually leave food on my plate, but I couldn't finish the caramel cheesecake because it was too big. Great place to eat!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Bringing my mom from out of town!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The rabbit pibil was very tasty but slightly overcooked.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. Some of the dishes were excellent, e.g., the chicken mole, others not so much, e.g., the tamales. Overall, the buffet was good, but not great.

Service was pretty erratic. Server was a really nice young man, but he would disappear for really long stretches. We ended up going to the bar ourselves for water and drink refills, and we're pretty patient folks.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is the secnond time we had a Family Sunday Brunch at this Reastaurant. We really enjoyed the food and waitstaff was excellent. We highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great margaritas and food !

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We love Picos! Being over an hour from our home, it’s not a regular stop, but worth the effort every time we can dine here. Hector is a fabulous waiter and everyone is friendly and service minded. Thank you for another great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Hands down my favorite! We’ve been eating here for 30 years, and hope to eat here for 30 more!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We always enjoy meeting family and friends at Pico’s for dinner. The food and service was great!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Never ceases to please

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We went for a Birthday brunch and this is the 4th time we’ve gone for brunch because its excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Terrific brunch!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I have to say that this time last evening was the best ever !!
What I would recommend is ordering several items and tasing them. For 4 or more perfect.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

One of the loudest restaurants I’ve ever been in(I’ve been in one with a DJ). Don’t expect to be able to have a conversation with anyone other than the person next to you. The experience was a bit lacking. The guacamole was not made table side as the menu indicated nor did the margaritas come in a shaker. The food was okay but at this price point I’d go elsewhere. I really just can’t get over how loud it was. I’m in my early 30’s(not hard of hearing) and literally had to lean in to speak to the person seated next to me.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent service provided by our waiter "Lupe". Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Awesome place for upscale Mexican food. Great taste, great service, plenty of cocktails and margaritas. I was pretty much forced to leave a big tip after my overall experience there with my wife.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Took a visiting co-worker. Great experience for all of us.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Authentic Mexican as well as Tex-Mex favorites. Plenty of Margarita choices.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I had informed at the time of reservation that one of us is 100% vegetarian. On checking in and later it was never ever was mentioned. I had to ask the waiter if he knew about my request, he looked like a deer in headlights .

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Margaritas were great. Food was marginal. The atmosphere was fun/loud

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The best Mexican food & margaritas in the whole USA

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Authentic and fun venue, excellent atmosphere, great..potent margaritas. Friendly helpful staff.

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