Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Houston

4.6
155 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Afternoon Tea
THE MARIPOSA located in Neiman Marcus HOUSTON is open to socially distanced seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

There is no higher priority than the safety and well-being of our customers and our associates. Face covering required while in store. Please allow 6 feet between guests. If you need a mask, please see an associate. Face coverings are to be worn covering the nose and mouth. Stay safe. Stay positive.
Your safety is our priority. For your protection, we are screening associates daily, ensuring sick associates stay home, requiring all associates to wear face coverings, cleaning & sanitizing all surfaces frequently, making hand sanitizer & hand washing available, offering menu for take away.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 155 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Trin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food is okay. Will try something else next time, hopefully better.

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vipLindaC
Houston
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with my daughter from out of town. So quiet and good food and service. Love their chicken salad, quiche. Ok. Nothing on their menu tastes v ad. It's ALL delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Had a new waiter who was very odd and slow service when we were one of only two tables. The women waitresses were lovely as always

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vipRoseA
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful place for lunch: good food, atmosphere and service.

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SpiritSealed
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have come to Mariposa 5-6 times over the years to celebrate birthdays or Mother’s Day. The cozy atmosphere and excellent service have been very consistent.

BUT the food was good the first time we went (maybe 16 years ago?) and has always been lousy since. This is my opinion, because others really like it. But the options are few, and all taste poor. The best things are the little espresso cup of chicken broth to start and the dinner rolls! First, I don’t want quinoa this, kale that or salad. We got the truffle fries as an appetizer - they were OK, but had a bad odor to them, which persisted at our table throughout the meal - and I had to brush my teeth as soon as I got home! I noticed everyone at our table was pouring the poppyseed dressing (for the fruit salad) over their chicken salad, trying to improve the flavor. The Mandarin orange soufflé - yuck. For dessert I ordered the chocolate chip cookies, thinking “how can cookies not taste good?” Seriously, I ate one and sent the rest home for my teenage nephew (who eats any and everything). It had way too much chocolate and coffee taste to it.

Makes me sad, because I have happy family memories at this place, but the food is lousy!

JM
JefferyM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I grew up in Dallas and have eaten at NM for decades. Primarily went for their hot popovers which were on the menu for $15. When they arrived they weren’t popovers at all but cold dinner rolls they incorrectly called monkey bread. The waitress then explained they haven’t served popovers for years. Why is it on the menu. Who knows. Our shrimp and crab Louis salads were wonderful. Very loud in there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They were setting up for an event so it was not a relaxing atmosphere

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MiriamP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had not been there for a very long time. Since I am hard hearing there were any tables that were more comfortable in the dining room. The noise level was loud and made talking rather unpleasant. Food was not as tasty as I recall. The roll they give you is not as tasty.

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vipBenignoC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Watched bartender cough into his hand, then continue to work the bar without washing his hands

Food and service are always good

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CynthiaC
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Great food, great service. We enjoy Mariposa on a regular basis

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JeanieM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took my female family members (ages 15-48) to Mariposa for our annual girls’ lunch for the 5th year in a row—- We love the experience so much and always enjoy it immensely. I am following inthe tradition of my mother who took me to the Zodiac Room in Dallas when I was home from college— 55 years ago!

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PattiD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An annual Christmas tradition is to have lunch at Mariposa with my sister. It never disappoints.

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viplovegoodfood
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday lunch with my daughter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place and loved they were open for dinner! Worth a stop, with great food and a very engaging and attentive staff. ❤️

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vipMichel
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to be there.
Very relaxing and very attentive personnal

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vipJDSp
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious as always! And the service was impeccable. One of my favorite spots in the city!

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EricR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

My wife and I love Mariposa! We’ve always had great service, until this week. When we arrived to the host stand, the lady that met us there, never looked up at us, didn’t greet us, turned to walk toward the table and never once said “it’ll be this way” it wasn’t excellence like it normally is. Then that same lady ended up being our waitress. I’m sure I don’t even have to get into that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding.

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vipWhitneyB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

There were gnats everywhere and the chicken was undercooked. It was a very gross experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I had received my Perks card and it was ending July 30. I had never taken the time to use my Perks rewards card. I did not realize that it had an expiration. So, I mentioned it to my husband and we decided to go to the Mariposa when we were in Houston for a weekend event and I made reservations ...( we live 3 hours from Houston). We absolutely enjoyed the lunch! The atmosphere was very nice and we could enjoy the meal without a lot of noise! We also, noticed the lovey menu and Happy Hours for the future. After the lunch I visited the sales racks and found a Majestic T shirt. Then a trip to the beauty counter to make a purchase from Chantecaille. Then, to see my favorite beauty counter cosmetic sales representative, Suki Posevina, at the La Mer counter. She told me about the next event coming in September. We had an enjoyable time at the Neiman Marcus Houston Galleria!

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JudyG
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and especially the service. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I placed a to go order after my friend and I ate lunch and asked the waitress to ensure a monkey bread was included—they charged me for it!! I told the waitress to remove it from my bill and she ripped the bread out of the bag. So ridiculous.

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Marie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mariposa has long been a favorite part of Neiman Marcus, but may be losing its luster. Last two visits have revealed that service is friendly & cordial unless you have an objection to something. On both occasions, it was mentioned to waitstaff about 2 completely different issues & they became defensive & a bit argumentative providing excuses as to inquiry. What happened to Stanley Marcus’ golden rule that “the customer is always right”?
Not certain a third go around will be happening as much as I would like to see things improve at Mariposa.

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viptnscones
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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highexpectations
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Not enough vegetarian options.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Not the best.... We’ll over $100 for tuna sandwiches & the bread tasted old:(

Very disappointed

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CathS
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a very pleasant experience overall. The music was loud when it was first turned on and maybe not required.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Service was great as always.

Restaurant is starting to look worn.

The main store speakers blaring pop music was a little much for lunch. Not the Mariposa vibe we go for. If continues, I think you’d lose your regular crow pretty quick.

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SueS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I have been dining at NM for many years.
The was food was good not good. The server was very nice.
I hate writing reviews but ya’ll need to step it up at Mariposa Houston Galleria.
G. Sue Sutton

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vipJR12
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great lunch!! Definitely worth it!

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Dana
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Its a nice Mariposa. Service was impeccable. Crab cake was very substantial appetizer. Chicken Pallaird was a bit chewy. Ive enjoyed NM lunch at Short Hills more. Of course the best one is at Ala Moana.

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JC69
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

El lugar muy chico
Servicio muy bueno
Comida mala!
No regreso!!!

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vipJDSp
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to meet for lunch at NM. The food is delicious. They have a rotating menu of special cocktails that are always so good. One if my favorite places in Houston!

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vipTXGal
Houston
98 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our waitress seemed very uninterested in waiting on us and had a bad attitude.

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snazzylady
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love Mariposa -- dine on Sunday once a month. Highly recommend Sunday lunch at Mariposa.

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vipTanya
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mariposa is a hidden gem! I always go for lunch on my birthday as a special treat.

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SherryK
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so kind and polite! My Mom loved her Birthday cookies! Thank you

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vipMichel
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always a lot of fun to go there for lunch with our grandson

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profgretchen
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good variety of options on menu; good food ... staff didn’t however make note of birthday celebration though it was noted on reservation

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vipGrandma
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual...Elia snd Ed are the BEST!!

FAQs

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Houston does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Houston is rated 4.6 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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