Arturo Boada Cuisine

4.9
199 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Romantic
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 199 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Houston, and we have been to them all. This restaurant consistently has great food, service and wine. Camillo and Diego are great.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Authentic Italian cuisine with neighborhood charm.
A bit pricey for the experience but overall a good evening.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Dinner was outstanding. We were lucky to get a taste of Chef Boada’s handmade Cannelloni - superb. Enough for a main, but we split it. I had the tuna - great. My sister had the mussels. Wine list was extensive and last but not least their take on creme brûlée was unique. I won’t spoil the presentation. Will return again.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Auturo's is cozy but tends to be loud. Food choices and variety are very good. Wine selection is slightly on the expensive side.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Ceviche was fantastic as was ravioli

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Wonderful place with superior bistro feel. Staff is friendly and service great. Classic Italian that is outstanding. Great wine selection. Just a fun place to meet friends or for the family.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The food is amazing, the service is really great. Highly recommend trying it. It is a loud place in the middle of the restaurant so get a table by the window if you can.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Loved this neighborhood family owned Italian restaurant. Red snapper and dorado special were delicious. Only think that needed to be upgraded was the bread. Will go back again!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Wonderful. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Wonderful!! Food, service, ambiance. Try the homemade ravioli. Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Very good ravioli and rose wine was perfect and cold!!!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

A lovely meal and friendly professional servers. We always feel special here and the staff seems to remember us even though it may have been several months since our last visit. Enjoyed a wonderful house salad with hearts of palm, ravioli and chicken provencal. Delightful!

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Hands-on chef makes all the difference. Paella was well executed. Pasta tasted great.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Octopus, mussels, chicken Provençal and snapper al fresco were excellent. Tried the Boada label white wine, was great. Wonderful ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had been eyeballing this place for awhile due to the great reviews on Open Table. The reviews are accurate. The service was very friendly and efficient and spot on. We had the Camarones en Hamaca for one appetizer and also the Mussels with tomatillo broth both very good then the Spinach salad but I was surprised it had olives in it which was not listed in its description. I don’t like olives so the GF eat those for me. Had the Pallela special just thought the pork and chicken were over cooked. One draw back the place only sells wine and beer. Really nice place we will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Had never been before - based upon my initial experience, I cannot wait to return. All of the food we had was delicious and expertly prepared. Clam appetizer, salmon and snapper were all fantastic. Arturo - the Owner / Chef came around the dining room checking on people's meals - very nice touch. Service was very attentive and menu options are varied. Neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Arturo Boada is our “go to” restaurant We love the ambiance, the food, the service. We are never disappointed

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We love this restaurant. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is warm. The service amazing. One of my favorite restaurants in Houston. The owner makes us feel extra special.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

In certain respects this may well be the perfect restaurant. It's excellent and authentic, but has a welcoming, homey, unpretentious feel to it. I hadn't been in ages, but it still felt like putting on my favorite old pair of jeans - nice and comfortable.

Loved my halibut special and the tuna tartare. My date said the mussels were a smidge gritty but still tasty (she's a tad high-maintenance). Good desserts, even though we got them to-go and ate them at home.

Our server Diego exuded joy, warmth and friendliness. The owner himself makes a point of making the rounds and sat down at one table for a long time, as though he were catching up with an old friend. We're very fortunate to have this gem in our neighborhood.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

While we enjoyed the food, our waiter left much to be desired. He was totally uninterested in our ordering, don't know why he came in to work that day. It was a birthday celebration and we booked it as such, mentioned it to the waiter several times and at the end even had to ask if they offered any dessert to the birthday person. He finally brought 5 spoons of creme brulee !! It was almost offensive to us spending $225 +, definitely a finishing touch of cheapness on their part. Will think seriously about going again.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

First time to this restaurant. Food was good and service was very good. Small family run restaurant. Inside decor is ok. I would choose this restaurant again only for a more casual meal as if I wanted to spend more money I think there are better places to go.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Arturo Boada's is our favorite local restaurant. Excellent food, wine and service!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

All my dining experiences at Arturo Boada's have been wonderful. I love the cozy size of the space, the service is perfect and the food delicious.

I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

This always is an amazing dining experience. Nothing else even comes close! The best food, best wine list, and the best service you could ask for!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We came back after a great veal chop a while back. Three of us had fantastic veal chops & one had very good branzino. Sides were good. Chocolate cake wonderful - - apple tart not so much.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

This is a quaint neighborhood restaurant, quite a distance from my home. I will happily make this trip in rush hour weekday traffic because the food is so darn good. Everything I have had here is fantastic. This past week, they had gazpacho soup as a special. It was absolutely the best I’ve ever tasted. I also had the mussels, and they were great. My friend has the clams over pasta, and she loved them. The waiter was wonderful. And I wish I knew his name. He was so accommodating to everything we requested. Every other resturant in Houston could learn a lesson in how to treat customers from this resturant. No request is too big or annoying to them! My only concern is the resturant is small, and both times I have been there have been large groups, so the noise level is pretty loud.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food is always excellent- every item on the menu!! Chef Boada always says hi to guests and asks how the meal is.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing as always.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great ambiance and friendly staff--ALWAYS consistently good! One of our favorites in Houston!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Cozy, great food & wine...try the creme brûlée!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Our first time at this restaurant. We joined friends from Australia who are there weekly when they lived in Houston. The food was absolutely amazing, the chef/owner came by for a visit, and the service was wonderful. Prices were very reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. Highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

First time here. Dined in the wine room with my wife on her birthday. A little small but good for two. Food was delicious. Servers very attentive and friendly. Price was very reasonable. Without Open Table I never would have found this restaurant. Will certainly be back many times.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful evening! Food was superb and ambiance was excellent. Definitely a place we will come visit again.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Arturo Boada's always offers a great meal. The rather short menu was augmented by a few healthy specials. One was a seafood paella that was delicious and actually would be enough for two. The other was a flounder fillet with a nice crabmeat dressing with a light sauce. Wine choices cover a good range and are reasonably priced. It was a full house, but the service was still very attentive and competent and included a personable visit by the owner!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Chef Arturo has not lost his touch. He makes my favorite pesto chicken pasta from his old restaurant. Appreciate so much. The staff are so attentive and pay attention to detail. Great dining experience .

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic as always. The food, service, ambience.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

as always we loved our dining experience at Arturo Boada! Always have a great time!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Lovely professional and friendly service. Great, cozy restaurant that is great for a casual meal or a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing evening. Wonderful food.

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