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Arturo Boada Cuisine

4.9
151 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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This neighborhood eatery serves up an eclectic blend of Italian, Spanish and Latin cuisine not to be missed. Try unique tapas like the camarones henesy en hamaca, mussels tomatillo, ceviche and many more. The wood burning-oven puts out authentic thin crust pizzas, with favorites such as the carnitas pizza. We offer a flavorful selection of fresh seafood and steaks. Our home made desserts are a must, from wood oven baked apple pastry to Arturo’s famous crème brulee. The hand picked wine list offers a variety of boutique and exclusive wineries. We are very happy to accommodate any of your special requests.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(713) 782-3011
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Arturo Boada
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Voss Rd.
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Parking details
Self parking also available
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Entertainment
Ambiance and a magnificent dining experience
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
What 151 People Are Saying
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4.9  based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCajunVols (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great service, very good food. Great place for all occasions. Ask for Camilo to be your server. The “wine room” would be a real treat for a special occasion.

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JohnG 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Delicious seafood; healthy portions; good ambiance for a date; great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Cozy and intimate.. attentive service while at the same time leaving you alone and letting you enjoy your experience.. a pop-in from the executive chef/owner.. and amazing food. Couldn’t be more pleased. I will definitely be coming back!

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FoodLover (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food!! Also, excellent service. Noise level is fairly low, so it is intimate and romantic.

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DavidC (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We are from New York and made reservations for 4 through Open Table based upon reviews and the menu. We were seated in the wine room, which just accommodates a cozy table for 4. This was likely just our luck, but it was perfect. We noticed the main room was much louder and more lively, but our "room" was perfect. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Arturo came by our table twice to say hello and check on us. Dessert was fabulous.

All in all a wonderful night out with friends.

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vipLCDG (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Small family-run environment with excellent quality and good wine selection.

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RyanE (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Hands down the best Italian food I have ever had. Definitely worth another visit. Note that it is an Italian family reataurant, so noise levels are high.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I have lived in Houston for over 30 years, and Arturo Boada is my top of the list favorite restaurant. I have eaten there many times - on dates with my husband, celebrating a girlfriend's birthday lunch, and for dinner with other couples. It has consistently been fantastic, in terms of both the service as well as the food. Nice selection of wine and our waiter always makes sure I am happy with my choice and offers a taste to be sure in advance. I am a hard person to please in terms of eating out because I have food intolerances (no grain, no diary) and they accommodate me every time. The fish is always fresh, and the portion sizes never skimpy. I love this cozy gem of a restaurant tucked away on Delmonte. Always a pleasure to eat there...

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KimberlyG (Amarillo)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

As always we enjoyed the food and service so much! The only thing I would change is the noise level. It’s a small place and when it fills up, it’s loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for several years but my husband (meat and potato eater) wasn't keen on it. Well, I pulled the wife's birthday trump card and we visited with some friends. The food is A-MA-zing!!! And I'm please to say my husband is just as enthusiastic and wants to return soon. We started with the Camarones Henesy En Hamaca (phenomenal - the sauce is to die for), the cerviche (literally, best I've ever had), the Beef Blue (outstanding - my husband tried my friends tapa and decided to order it for his main meal), and Carnita tacos (decent.) For dinner, we had the Suhrid Spicy beef tips (good), the fresh mussels with jalapeno and cilantro sauce (excellent), the Beef Blue (an obvious repeat), and the Veal Chop (very good.) Additionally, the service was excellent - professional, fun, and informative. For the four of us, dinner + 1 bottle of wine + tip was under $400.00 - not bad at all for fine dining. We will absolutely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Arturos continues his dynasty in the out of the way Gem. Incredible food and amazing staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Birthday celebration

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vipLuv2dine (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Our food was exceptional and the waitstaff was very attentive. We had a lovely dinner with friends. We will return.

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Mary (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

The service was really good and the food was exceptional. As a Tapas/ Bar seating is perfect. I recommend this restaurant 100%.

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CBee (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food and service as always! The fish was excellent tonight.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

What a find! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our "date night". Excellent service too.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

AB has always maintained a high level of excellence in its cuisine. Does not disappoint.

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vipReviewer2015 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic food, and superior service! The snapper and the Mama Sonia Ravioli were great choices!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

About the food: Great Italian-themed offerings! Burrata appetizer and farfalle pasta main course were super. Tiramisu has unusual and pleasant flavor, perhaps citrus flavoring in the sponge cake? Good wine selection available.

On the personal side: Diego is an attentive and enthusiastic waiter and an exceptional guide to the wonderful culinary creations of chef Arturo Boada. Chef Boada visits individual tables to make sure that everyone is happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

My family is a long time Arturo customer and friend. The food and service are always outstanding and wine list is adequate and reasonably priced. I especially like the mussels in white wine sauce, all the fish dishes, pizza, pasta and spinach salad. The apple tart and the crème brulee (burnt crème) are delicious.

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vipMichael (Houston)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The food and service was wonderful; however, a baby screamed at the table next to us throughout the entire meal. We ordered a fabulous bottle of wine and spent over $400 to sit 3 feet away from a screaming baby. We could not hear the waiter nor could we hear each other at the table. The owner was sitting nearby and did not do anything to stop the baby. When you make an 8:30pm reservation at a fine dining restaurant, you expect to have a lovely and quiet meal, not a screaming baby strapped into an infant carrier for 2 hours.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome service and outstanding food. Surprised with value for price. I’ve paid twice as much for a steak that wasn’t even close to the quality of their 8oz filet.
Best marinara sauce my girlfriend and I have had in the US.
Also the calamari was extremely fresh and well prepared.
Tiramisu will melt your face.
Highly recommend

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Kevin (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

My family & I enjoyed Italian foods at this restaurant over Christmas Eve.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We enjoyed another great dinner at Arturo’s. We had the Caprice salad with capers and fresh basil followed by the Snapper special with crabmeat and shrimp and a wonderful saffron sauce. The sauce was a perfect compliment to the seafood that was expertly cooked. We finished with a key lime pie and some creme brûlée spoons.
A very nice dinner again.

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HankB (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Been to Arturo Boada's many times before and it never fails to please me. Food is always excellent. House salad is absolutely fabulous. Mussels are great - always hard to choose between marinara and jalapeno/cilantro. Recommended for anyone who likes food.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Get together with great friends.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Have always had an amazing time at Arturo Boada. Some of the best cuisine and service in Houston. Couldn't recommend more highly!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

We shared a Caprice salad and the Asparagus appetizer which were fabulous. I had the chicken Provençal and my wife the snapper limon. Finished it off with an awesome key lime pie! Great dinner!

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vipnharvey (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Always outstanding! Serve is great and the food is delicious.

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DWGastronomy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Creative and flavorful dishes paired with excellent, old-world service. Reminds me of a classic Upper East Side type restaurant in NYC.

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