Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina - Memorial

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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex

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Inspired by long days on the Gulf, late nights on the ranch, and the colorful creations of our abuela, our family’s Kitchen & Cantina brings together the rich foods and traditions we grew up with on both sides of the border.

Sunup through sundown, help yourself to menus teeming with authentic Mexican plates and smoky South Texas staples, garden-crisp salads and wood-fired seafood dishes that deftly fuse the bold flavors of Texas, Mexico and Gulf Coast cooking. A few margaritas on the patio and you’ve found your new casa.
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4.7
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Had to wait 20 minutes for a RESERVATION. The reason for a reservation is to reserve a spot. Not wait for one. Multiple parties who came in after me were seated prior to my party.

Parking is a huge problem and will limit your restaurant. We were forced to park over a block away. We will not be back anytime soon for lunch.

LR
Houston
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of all ages and everyone ate exactly what they wanted and liked it a lot. The service was friendly and efficient and the quality of the food was excellent. Only negative was we had reservations and they tried to seat us next to the service bay when there were plenty of other, better tables. Had to ask for another table which was quickly accommodated. Will come back again.

JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service overall we had a really good time celebrating my daughter's birthday.

EJ
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was the best - made allowances for dietary issues - very attentive

DG
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and goode service! Always a great place for a business lunch

AL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food; All 5 adults thought it was sufficiently outstanding that we had 3 meals there during the week. Service of the two lady waiters that served us was top notch. Guests requested two return visits even though we had other restaurants to suggest as we didn't expect such a positive response. there would have been a fourth meal there however no space was available on Friday evening.

AC
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was not as good as usual-wait time too long.
Food was great as always.

S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent. Unfortunately, it’s become so busy that you feel rushed to order and rushed out the door to make room for the next reservation.

RR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always the food was excellent. Had the tacos al carbon, thought they would have more meat in them, seemed a little light. Waitress was not real attentive. Had to flag her down for more salsa, to take our order and the get the check. She was sweet and nice, just didn't see her as often as we needed to.

TL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tex Mex in Houston. Food quality is exceptional and seasoned correctly. Our favorite place.

BL
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was very nice, but the music was loud and did not add to our evening! The music was hard rock (or the period of time we were there it was). Very distracting!!

l
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best queso, Margs, and salsa in town!

H
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. Beautiful day out on the patio...didn't even know there was one here. Can't wait to come back here...Jeff

TG
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CARNITAS!!!!!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of five (three young daughters) eats here just about once a week. We obviously love it!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is awesome. Service is first class. Perfectly clean.

c
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

JE
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ellie was the best server we have ever had! The service has always been very slow and poor until 2 days ago.

j
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the restaurant was excellent. Parking however was very crowded even though the restaurant was not. I am not one that wants to have valet park my truck. The problem was the valet had many spots coned off, but use other available spots to park cars. My wife and I enjoyed our dinner to celebrate her birthday. I found the parking annoying.

PH
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always excellent here, one of my favorites in Houston!

AS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simon was a great server!! We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Fun place

TG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal - perfect service. Be back soon

j
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations at a table, but ended up sitting at the bar to eat and watch the Astros game. Food was delicious!

JJ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food. Carnitas are tremendous.

i
Houston
86 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s Goode Co so of course it’s Excellent. All dishes exceed expectations which no longer surprises. Service is very professional. Dining room has a nice old Texas vibe.

n
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

D
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The server came and checked on us perhaps a little too much but it worked out ok.
That was my first time there. I will go back and maybe ty the bar.
Nice ambience!

WH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming here-especially with folks from out of town.

FF
Houston
124 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch at the bar! It's always great, fresh food, delicious, and fast! Love the 1836 Salad! And love the Tortilla Soup!

RR
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual our server was great!!!
We both ordered salads and they were very good . Produce was extremely fresh, chicken and shrimp were perfectly cooked and well seasoned. My daughter had the grilled romaine. It was so tasty, she did not even use the dressing.
This might sound trivial, but our chips were very warm and very fresh. This is not always the case at other Tex-Mex restaurants and we appreciate this important detail.

T
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the food, beverages and seeing all our neighborhood friends here.

CC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Way too noisy! It was ridiculous. All of us and our waiter had to shout back and forth for our order, and the noise just got louder. From what I could tell, the music was too loud causing everyone in the restaurant to shout.

j
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with wonderful service! Food was great, except my husbands “ filet” will never offer that again, it was very mealy and without taste or substance.

KL
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Slow service. There were several empty tables, so maybe short staffed?

TG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TRY THE ENTRE "FILETE" - best filet mignon in town - seriously. unbelievable. Served with chimichurri sauce that compliments it perfectly. Cant wait to try again!

OU
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Have been there multiple times, not sure what happened this time. Found a hair in the chips, service was slow and they ran out of a mix for the alcohol beverage.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portion on the fajitas was disappointing in comparison to other Mexican food establishments. Otherwise all was good.

c
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by hostess who accommodated our party of 8 after a mix up in our reservation. Error was my fault but the Goode Co website deserves some of the blame. When Googled, the Kitchen and Cantina does not appear. When phoned directly you are directed to visit the website. Fortunately, management was very helpful in getting a direct phone number. A beautiful table was waiting for us, and an acknowledgement that the website is confusing and needs to be addressed. Apparently I was not the first to make a reservation at the wrong location based on Google info. Even the map was incorrect.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always... I'm in love with their sangria!

LH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
Only problem was noise level
Couldn’t carry on a conversation