Maison Pucha Bistro

4.6
1261 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Maison Pucha Bistro is the culmination of Chef Manuel's 25 year culinary journey. Securing a location in Houston's historic Heights neighborhood, Manuel, Cristian and Victor have reunited in the true sense of fraternité, to open their very own restaurant to showcase their talents and vision of true hospitality. We hope you will join us and be a part of something, truly special...

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1261 people are saying
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ttexastom
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Great food (though the octopus ceviche was a little salty for my taste) with beautiful presentation and excellent service. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. A really pleasant experience.

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FrankG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice evening, food and drink were well done, although a bit pricey.

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vipMBPHou
Houston
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding at Maison Pucha. This visit was no different. The dishes are beautifully plated and very artistically presented. I love going here, the servers are friendly and attentive.

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vipNDWTX
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The Maison salad, branzino special, coq au vin & Normandy tart were very ample & absolutely delicious. Service was superb & we very much enjoyed dining on the patio. We shall return.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with kids and my parents and everyone found something to love. Great food great service. Will be back

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vipMimi1103
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the food

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was a bit slow. Drinks were ok.

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Vero
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced for average food, $45 for 3 scallops, snails were not tasty

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Janv
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bistro fare, very well done, with ceviche thrown in.

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TeresaC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for business lunch. Staff was great, food was excellent. Went during the day so didn't get full effect of what the nighttime ambiance was like but will defiantly be back for that. The tomato burrata salad and crispy shrimp starters were excellent. I ordered the blackened salmon on top of spaghetti squash with vegies in a wonderful miso broth. The presentation was impressive as well. The trout almondine and beef bourguignon looked amazing. Will try those next time!

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Ryan
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maison Lucha has never been hit or miss. It's always a hit. So much passion goes into even the simplest of dishes.

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SteveW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed the ambiance and as always the food and presentation were superb, but service was way off at the table and honestly, charging $120 for a snapper was far out of line. Servers should annnounce the prices of the day’s specials especially if the prices are exorbitant. Not a pleasant surprise on the check after a nice meal.

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vipcookingfool14
Fort Lauderdale
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

If there is a rack of lamb special be sure to ask how much it is and is it for one person.

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JeffB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was very slow.

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vipJeff
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been there and found it to be a gem. Can’t wait to go back to try new things from the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar meal from top to bottom!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience for my wife’s birthday. The staff were very attentive yet allowed us to enjoy our meal and personal time. The escargot and duck La orange were perfect. It is on the permanent list for French cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was impeccable and atmosphere very relaxing and enjoyable. Had raw oysters, crab ponzu salad, some amazing fish, and of course foie gras. Very cool looking and tasty cocktails (with smoke and bubbles). Great food presentation. Will be back!!!

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vipCharlesH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. The duck was perfectly executed. We’ve been regulars. Will continue to dine here.

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vipTomJ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Maison was excellent. The crab meat ceviche was beautifully presented, however the longer it stayed in the marinate the flavor of the crab disappeared. There should be a way to address this.
The specialty drinks were most imaginative and over the top in presentation!

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DebbieS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. Food was great, entrées were large portion. The vegetables were cook to perfection. We will definitely return.

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vipClarise
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the quality of the food is outstanding, short menu and the staff does not rush you to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.
The mussels were amazing.
Definitely will be back.

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JaneAusten
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a lovely place for lunch with delicious food and cocktails— the east coast oysters were exceptional. Service was great.

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LindaO
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy Maison Pucha!

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Kate
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food and location were great but we had odd interactions with the waiters and valet. We struggled with the waiter a bit, he seemed to be in a rush and not that friendly. Also they kept interrupting to fill out water glasses (when it was not needed) and brought our food out while we had our appetizers. This was odd because the waiter had demanded we order our main course at the same time as the appetizer. Also, the valet outside made some very odd and uncomfortable comments to us. Not what I was expecting.

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vipToby
Houston
104 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Maison Pucha Bistro is a reliable favorite for brunch. Not too crowded but energetic enough when you feel like being in an upbeat environment. Friendly and great service! The French onion soup is outstanding and a perfect burger with a couple of glasses of wine! Great brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it was everything I hoped a special date night would be. The service was impeccable, the food and wine delicious, and our server even brought out a special treat when he found out we were there for our anniversary. We will definitely go back when we are in town.

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HilaryG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Server could bit answer questions on the menu. Appetizer was brought out and midway through plates the appetizer. Followed. Very small portions for the price and food was warm not hot. Server forgot to remove a drink we were told they had but didn’t. We had to request the charge be removed. Atmosphere is sterile, service while polite was lacking and poor cake for portion and preparation

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ShaunS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and the waiter was as professional and thoughtful . The food was superb.

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Christina
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Tonight’s Ambiance of restaurant was beautiful and had a warm welcoming greeting from the ladies at the front and at the bar.

We didn’t receive the best service tonight and felt like our waiter was giving more attention to another table or he had too many tables at one time to cater to. He brought out our wine bottle out but just left it there with two glasses at our table and didn’t open the bottle for us until 10 minutes later. The manager walked by us but didn’t ask if we were okay, that would have been a nice time to take care of our table while his staff was tied up. Disappointing since we are trying to enjoy a $100+ bottle and had to wait until he can get an opener. Also, it would have been nice if the waiter explained the specials a little better. He went through it so fast and it was hard to understand what was included in the two specials.

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vipMitchy
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was romantic and very nice. This was date night for my husband and I and we will definitely be back. The food was 5 STARS!!! The atmosphere was 5 STARS but the service could have been better. Our waiter kept forgetting things we asked for and needed and had to ask others for help. But everyone ran to fix the problem and made it right. So, overall we loved it and for sure will go back!

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AlanM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really like Maison Pucha. It is the restaurant in the Heights we visit the most. The food is delicious, great wine list, and a fantastic atmosphere. It is pricey, but generally worth it as we keep going back!

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vipreniew
Berlin
95 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have not been here in a while and the quality remains very high.

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viprafaeltx2
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Deceptively casual but if you want to dress it up you can. Service is always great and the menu is classic.

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hannahs
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Although the food was spectacular, the service was less than.

I made a reservation a week in advance via the link on their website for 8 people at 8pm to celebrate my birthday. Their website does not list a closing time and there were available reservations on the website up until 9:15 pm.

Upon arriving, we were told by the waiter that the kitchen was closing soon due to slow business. He recommended we call the remaining people of the party and get their orders over the phone so we could order before the kitchen closed.

After taking our order, he informed us that if we had wanted to split the bill we needed to let him know before ordering, as that was their policy.

Overall, I wish communication had been better regarding the kitchen closing time and the split check policy. Especially as this was planned and reserved in advance as a special celebration.

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JamesC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence as usual.

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vipNjgerry
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Maybe they are a few days from going out of business? Menu items not available. Staff somewhat distracted and scattered. Food quality below their usually standard. Feels like a place about to close.

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TimH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For autumn on a patio, it is good. Overpriced for the quality of the food.

FAQs

Maison Pucha Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 637-4976.

Maison Pucha Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1261 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.