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Maize, Houston, TX

Maize

4.2
4.2
131 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Maize is an ode to Mexico nestled in the heart of West Houston. Chef Fabian Saldana has created a menu that is equal parts adventure and nostalgia, as his interpretations of traditional Mexican cuisines capture the country’s immense diversity and soul.

At Maize, corn serves as both an inspiration and an anchor: in every section of our menu, corn––maize––enriches at least one––but typically several––dishes or drinks. Gourmet coastal plates, elevated interior fare, and mouthwatering interpretations of street food: it is all here.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
    Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (346) 409-2733

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Chef Fabian Saldana

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. We have 4 private dining rooms and one semi-private room. Our patio is also available for private events.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Barbazita: (844) 933-4759

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Cross street

    Located on Memorial Dr. between N. Eldridge and Dairy Ashford

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Prepared daily in our kitchen - tortillas, cheese, chips & salsa

Queso Fundido

Served with fresh corn tortillas

  • Red Homemade Chorizo$16.00

    • Rajas$16.00

      • Sauteed Mushrooms$16.00

        Main

        • Maize Delicious Chips & Guacamole$9.50

          • Chicken Enchiladas$17.00

            • Mexican Burger*$17.00

              Prime beef, jalapeno, cheese, avocado, roasted pepper, and bacon

              Tacos

              • Spicy Shrimp$18.00

                • Fish, Rice & Beans$18.00

                  • Beef Barbacoa$18.00

                    • Rice, Beans & Mushroom$16.00

                      Soups

                      • Sopa de Tortilla$10.00

                        Shredded chicken, fresh tomato soup, fresh avocado, tortilla strips

                        • Roasted Corn Chowder$10.00

                          Apple smoked bacon, potatoes, dairy, fresh thyme

                          Main Course

                          • Shrimp and Avocado Salad$18.00

                            Corn, pomegranate, mahon cheese, honey & mango vinaigrette, petite tomato/cucumber

                            • Pollo Rostizado$19.00

                              1/2 chicken, potatoes, cauliflower, avocado sauce

                              • Tuna Asada*$19.00

                                Grilled yellow fin tuna, mushrooms, corn, relish

                                • Little Gem Salad$11.00

                                  Roasted beets, greens, citrus

                                  • With Chicken$17.00
                                  • With Shrimp$23.00
                                • Grilled Salmon Salad*$26.00

                                  Greens, peppers, onion, corn, vinaigrette

                                  Desserts

                                  • Churros y Chocolate Caliente$12.00

                                    (3) Fresh Churros with Dulce de Leche, Cup of Chocolate

                                    • Chocolate and Maiz$11.00

                                      Rich Chocolate Cake, Corn-Peanut Crumble, Chocolate Alegria, Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

                                      • Corn Tres Leches$10.00

                                        Soaked Corn Sponge Cake, Corn Infused Three Milk

                                        • Queso Fresco Pie$12.00

                                          Creamy Mexican Queso Fresco Pie, Guanabana Cream, Guanabana Lime Ice Cream

                                          Featured Drink

                                          • Espresso$3.75

                                            • Coffee$3.75

                                              • Tea$3.75

                                                Happy Hour

                                                Monday - Friday 4pm - 6pm

                                                • Special Prices on Select Beers, Wines & Classic Cocktails

                                                  Last updated: March 5, 2022

                                                  What 131 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                  4.2
                                                  4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.4Food
                                                  • 4.2Service
                                                  • 4.1Ambience
                                                  • 3.9Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Houston

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I had been once before and enjoyed my experience. Last night far exceeded my expectations. The oysters were some of the best I’ve ever tasted, the habanero salsa was delicious, the tostada inspired. We had the lamb special and the barbacoa and both were just exquisite. Dessert topped off a wonderful evening. The only thing better than the food was the service. 10/10 would recommend. We’ll be back soon!

                                                  2. DS

                                                    DavidS

                                                    Houston

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience2

                                                    Food was good, service wasn’t terrible but could have been better. Waiter kept forgetting things and took a long time bringing us drinks and food

                                                  3. BG

                                                    BrendaG

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Best traditional Mexican Food and amazing service.

                                                  4. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall3food4service1ambience5

                                                    Service has been awful 3 times in a row but the food is so good. The only amazing waitress and the reason I keep coming back is Rabia. She is so nice and overcompensates the bad attention from other waiters.

                                                  5. MC

                                                    MiguelC

                                                    Houston

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Mother’s Day

                                                  6. MB

                                                    MBig

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                    We went for a Mother's Day brunch, and well, that is a tough day for any restaurant, so I am not going to come to any conclusions just yet. The food was pretty good but the service was spotty, as the staff was clearly struggling to keep up with all of the customers. I want to go back on a normal weekend or weeknight and see how the handle it.

                                                  7. D

                                                    Daniel

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                    Mothers Day brunch was a huge bust. Food was overpriced and not good (with the exception of the flautas)

                                                  8. DG

                                                    DannyG

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and staff. I’ll definitely be going back.

                                                  9. g

                                                    grainfreefoodie

                                                    Houston

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                    Waiter Matthew was fabulous and other servers were very attentive. The descriptions of menu items being gluten free and/or dairy free was so thoughtfully done. The food was so great. Clearly a fine chef is at the helm. Loved the snapper with mole’ and ceviche. Will be back soon. Only drawback was the dining area devoid of windows. Feels like you are in a basement. But outside dining and bar dining is available.

                                                  10. A

                                                    Andrea

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Incredible food and open on Mondays which, as someone who works in the industry, I always appreciate. I can't wait to go back and try more things! I also loved that the menu was marked with dairy-free items

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Houston

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Innovative food. We went on an slow Monday night and we’re delighted by authentic selections like perfectly grilled pulpo (octopus) and barbaracoa (cow cheek) beautifully presented in a banana leaf package and delightful cocktails.

                                                  12. RA

                                                    RAVIM

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    An interesting take on classic Mexican dishes. Delicious food and cocktails coupled with outstanding service

                                                  13. m

                                                    michellej

                                                    East Texas

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and drinks! The barbacoa was very good and their cocktails were unique.

                                                  14. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Houston

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                    Good was overall good, ordered a shrimp salad which was very salty.

                                                  15. LE

                                                    Love2Eat

                                                    Houston

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                    overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                    Service, ambiance and drinks was good however the taste of the food was bland.

                                                  16. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Very authentic spread of Mexican food with simple pleasant touches from the fresh flowers on the tables to fruit infused water.

                                                  17. KC

                                                    KathleenC

                                                    Houston

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                    Not a big menu; choices or selections were limited. One member of our party got the Seared scallops, the presentation was great but only four scallops for $36.00 usually restaurants will serve six scallops. It was our first-time dining at the restaurant, probably won't be our priority of restaurants to go out for dinner.

                                                  18. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Houston

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Easter brunch was delicious! I hope they continue with the brunch menu. Everyone is attentive to each table. The manager, Alex is great!

                                                  19. h

                                                    hugon

                                                    Houston

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                    The food quality was not good for the price. The service was terrible. When we asked to the waitress about the menu, he started to read it...to provide recommendations or even to give advice.....the guy didn't have any idea and looked like it was hist first day working as a waitress. We ordered some appetizers, the "easter brunch" for the adults and the single entrees for the kids. The meal for the kids arrive with the appetizers, and the entrees for the adult arrived 30 minutes after finish their food. One adult's entry was missed and instead a desert arrived at the same time that the other entrees. We complained, and the lady who brought the dessert said: it's not my fault, it the waitress who sent bad instructions to the kitchen, and that lady just left, leaving the desert over the table. That was the breaking point and then I formally complained to the waitress, not accepting the entrees and asking for the check. The general manager came, ha was very polite and educated. He told us that was first time for the restaurant making the "Easter Brunch". Anyway, the check included everything we consumed, no exception....no concession, just $20 in gift cards for a future visit....We never would be visiting that place again.

                                                  20. JG

                                                    JacquelynG

                                                    Houston

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic service, warm atmosphere, delicious cuisine and drinks. We will be back!

                                                  21. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Houston

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    great meal last night

                                                  22. T

                                                    anitaT

                                                    Houston

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Enjoyed dinner at Maize! The food is wonderfully different!

                                                  23. AK

                                                    AshleyK

                                                    Houston

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                    overall2food4service1ambience5

                                                    This was my second time dining at this establishment. Truthfully I was not planning on going back due to the terrible service I experienced the first time. The food is good but not worth the slow, inattentive service.

                                                  24. K

                                                    Kenm

                                                    Houston

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Another successful meal

                                                  25. RP

                                                    RaquelP

                                                    Houston

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                    Truely a hidden gem! Seemed pretty authentic to me and if u enjoy Barbacoa Tacos u will definitely love what Maize Mexican Restaurant has to offer. Reasonable prices for great food, good service and pretty awesome drinks too. The inside decor isn’t so bad. The outdoor area patio and building itself could use a little brightening up with perhaps some traditional Mexican colors. My overall experience was good. Will definitely go there again.

                                                  26. F

                                                    Foodie

                                                    Houston

                                                    36 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    36 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We celebrated a birthday at Maize and had an absolutely phenomenal dining experience! The Barbacoa and Filet w/ Mole was some of the best fare we've ever eaten. The service was also exemplary with very need met. This is a MUST-GO-TO in West Houston.

                                                  27. AB

                                                    AuroraB

                                                    Houston

                                                    41 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    41 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Nice place, good food, excellent service. Overpriced though

                                                  28. S

                                                    Sunshine

                                                    Houston

                                                    29 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    29 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Food, Margaritas, and service were excellent. Interesting decor.

                                                  29. R

                                                    Ricardo

                                                    Houston

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Good at all levels with good service and tasting food.

                                                  30. S

                                                    Shelbieg

                                                    Houston

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing authentic Mexican food!! I could literally eat there everyday and be very happy. We’ve been several times since it opened and plan to make it a weekly thing. Outstanding service and delicious food!

                                                  31. TD

                                                    TDRover

                                                    Houston

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    18 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Tried this for the first time 3/36/22. Nice place - intersting menu. The raw oysters as well ads the chargrilled oysters are very good. the Grilled Ocopus appetizer was excellent. Some of the house specialty drinks were a bit on the heavy smoke side - our waiter replaced the ladies's drinks with the Traditional - it was an excellent drink. Wives both had fish and raved about it - one had salmon the other the Redfish special of the evening. My friend and I had the barbacoa. Very good but a bit pricey for what it was. Overall this is a nice mix-up and is NOT your run of the mill mexican restaurant. They have done a nice job on remodelling the old Carmelo's building and they have convenient and adequate parking.

                                                  32. DB

                                                    DanielleB

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Delicious food and drinks! Surprised this place isn’t as busy bc the food and service are great!

                                                  33. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Las Vegas

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food great service. Will be going back. Very authentic Mexican food.

                                                  34. RS

                                                    RobS

                                                    Houston

                                                    81 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    81 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Excellent dining experience at Maize. Updated menu options. Drinks excellent. Appetizers were amazing! Food was even better than expected and this was our 4th time having dinner there. Scallops with pipian and tenderloin with mole was amazing. We will be back!

                                                  35. E

                                                    Elaine

                                                    New Mexico

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    A gem in West Houston! Food was excellent as promised. Service, hospitable and attentive but not bothersome. Our waiter was Gilberto who has had 25 years with this management company. Partners are Carmelo (formerly Carmelos's) Hugo Ortega (can you say more?) and can't remember the name of the other partner. We ate early and as the restaurant filled, they were mostly well-heeled Hispanics, looking for a menu that reflected their heritage...absent tamales and enchiladas. High recommend!

                                                  36. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Austin

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing food and staff!

                                                  37. NC

                                                    NealC

                                                    Houston

                                                    32 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    32 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing! Food and service was incredible. Can’t wait to return.

                                                  38. S

                                                    Shelbieg

                                                    Houston

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    If you are looking for fresh, authentic Mexican food, this is the place! The food was amazing! Be sure to order the empanadas and pretty much everything else on the appetizer list! All were delicious. The catch of the day was divine, today it was grouper.

                                                  39. JG

                                                    JuanG

                                                    Houston

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                    Excellent food and service, ambient ok. On the pricey side

                                                  40. HD

                                                    HappyDiner

                                                    Houston

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                    Our first dinner there and won’t be last. Truly authentic. Don’t go looking for fajitas and enchiladas. Sea bass was sooo good. Our server, Lisa I think, was so attentive and nice. Ceviche was wonderful!

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                                                  You can order delivery directly from Maize using the Order Online button. Maize also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (346) 409-2733.

                                                  Maize is rated 4.2 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                  Booked 15 times today
                                                  Google Map for Maize

                                                  14795 Memorial Dr Houston, TX 77079-5239

                                                  Dining areas

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    Located on Memorial Dr. between N. Eldridge and Dairy Ashford

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Westside

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
                                                    Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm
                                                    Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                    Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Mexican, Seafood, Steak

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Dining

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Business Casual

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    Private Lot

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Owned/operated by

                                                    Latinx or Hispanic

                                                  • Executive chef

                                                    Chef Fabian Saldana

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (346) 409-2733

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. We have 4 private dining rooms and one semi-private room. Our patio is also available for private events.

                                                  • Private party contact

                                                    Daniel Barbazita: (844) 933-4759

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