About Peli Peli - Vintage Park

Peli Peli, known for its South African flavors & Southern hospitality, is an award-winning South African concept that features steak, chicken and seafood cuisine by Chef Paul Friedman. A 2013 Award Winner for Top 100 Best American-fare Restaurants in the US (Opentable). Currently ranked #1 out of 7,298 Houston Restaurants on tripadvisor.com.

110 Vintage Park Blvd.
Suite P
Houston, TX 77070
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
South African, Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Louetta

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(281) 257-9500

Website:
http://www.pelipeli.com/

Entertainment:
Take the "Tour of South Africa" our unique culinary dining experience that will take you through our most popular appetizers, entrees and dessert for a one-of-a-kind South African experience!

Catering:
Peli Peli offers outside catering for weddings and social events as well as 2 private rooms that seat up to 40 and 120, respectively.

For more information please email our event coordinator, Dana Reeves, at danar@pelipeli.com or info@pelipeli.com.

Executive Chef:
Paul Friedman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Monday Special - Complimentary appetizer with purchase of an entrée
$20 - Steak Night
$20 - Steak Night
$30 - Unity Cabinet Sauvignon
$30 - Courage Sangiovese/Pinotage
$26 - Freedom Chardonnay
$50 - Dinner Special
$50 - Dinner Special
$50 - Dinner Special
$37.50 - Grace Bordeaux Blend

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Come join us for our South African Brunch! We will be serving until 4pm.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Finish off the year and celebrate the new one at one of the most popular restaurants in Houston! Rated top 10 on TripAdvisor & Yelp, come enjoy our award-winning steak, chicne and seafood dishes from Chef Paul Friedman.

Monday Special - Complimentary appetizer with purchase of an entrée
Details

Monday Special - Complimentary appetizer with purchase of an entrée (up to $16 in value)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

$20 - Steak Night
Details

$20 for Espetada Almoco and glass of private label wine.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

$20 - Steak Night
Details

$20 for Espetada Almoco and glass of private label wine.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

$30 - Unity Cabinet Sauvignon
Details

Tuesdays enjoy our Peli Peli private label wines at an exclusive price by the bottle.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

$30 - Courage Sangiovese/Pinotage
Details

Tuesdays enjoy our Peli Peli private label wines at an exclusive price by the bottle.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

$26 - Freedom Chardonnay
Details

Tuesdays enjoy our Peli Peli private label wines at an exclusive price by the bottle.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

$50 - Dinner Special
Details

Portuguese Surf & Turf with glass of private label wine.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Fri-Sat 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-11:00PM

$50 - Dinner Special
Details

Filet medallions and scallops with glass of private label wine.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Wed-Thu 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

$50 - Dinner Special
Details

Filet medallions and scallops with glass of private label wine.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Wed-Thu 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

$37.50 - Grace Bordeaux Blend
Details

Tuesdays enjoy our Peli Peli private label wines at an exclusive price by the bottle.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: June 16, 2017

Ends: December 16, 2017

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-5:45PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

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Private Dining

Peli Peli is the perfect setting for private parties, business meetings and seminars, as well as rehearsal dinners, birthdays and social events. Our intimate private room seats 40 and features a 50” HDTV. Ideal for business presentations and sales & marketing luncheons. Customized menus upon request

Peli Peli - Vintage Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (50)
Good for a Date (50)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
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Worth the Drive (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fun (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Cozy (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Casual (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Hot Spot (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
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Comfort Food (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
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People Watching (8)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Bring back the fried macaroni and cheese balls! Was very sad they weren't available anymore.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and we had a friend along from Dublin Ireland. Peli Peli is our favorite but our friend thought it was even more special than we do.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time at Peli Peli and it was a great experience. The food and service were excellent - we will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was outstanding. Had steak medallions with the Huguenot sauce . So tender and cooked just right. Yummy.
Waiter Patrick was very nice and efficient. Right orders and quick service. A birthday party for
my friend with 4 others. Had such a nice lunch. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food and atmosphere great service lots of options and romantic

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 6 days ago

Went to celebrate my 9th anniversary there with my wife. It was our first time there and we were treated very respectfully. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. Later on a manager stopped by and gave us a couple of free glasses of wine, for the occasion. Would definitely go back mostly because of how well they treated us. The food was very good too. It was something new!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was great as usual! We specifically came for brunch and everyone enjoyed what we ordered. However the service was merely average, not totally outstanding like it usually is, so it only warranted a 15% tip instead of my usual 20-25%. Nothing major, just slow drink refills and the server forgot an extra side that was ordered. Nothing that would cause me to not return, but still notable in comparison to the normal high class service. :-)The server may have been new. Peli Peli is still my favorite for a good dinner!

We will certainly be back again for a family Christmas dinner later this month.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was amazing. We loved the samosas, salads and steaks. Seasonings and sauces were excellent. The specialty cocktail we had was very good, it was very peachy tasting.
The little side room we were in was nice and quiet but it felt like an afterthought. We may as well have been at a card table with folding chairs.
We were there for our anniversary and took out photo and gave us a printed copy which was a nice touch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Took my granddaughter there for her 18th bday dinner. I wanted her to feel special and they did do that. Plus it is her favorite restaurant in the world!!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

What a great treat, the Cape Town Skillet was outstanding. The best combination of seafood ever.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always , dinner was delicious and the service was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server, Sylvia, was very kind and knowledgeable about the menu. We asked for recommendations since it was our first time there. She recommended the 8 oz filet with hugenot sauce and the Chilean Sea Bass. We took her word for it and boy we were glad we did. We loved the dishes. We also received a card from the staff wishing us a happy anniversary and a $10 Gift card for Peli Peli. We'll be using this gift card when we come back. Thanks for making this special occasion memorable!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Every meal was amazing! We had the sampler platter which gave a good tasting of the different options. The cucumber drink was great. Chicken dishes were perfect. Seafood was fresh and tasty. Dessert was soooooo good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always great place for lunch or dinner.
Outstanding cuisine and good service

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service.

Would highly recommend.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Enjoy it every time! MAC was a great server and we really enjoyed our lunch

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Waitress was horrible but food was good. May be the worst waitress I have ever had. "She said are you celebrating anything and I replied my wife's birthday She said oh ok are you ready to order?" Really

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food and service. Well worth going to this place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Peli Peli is a great choice for special occasions, e.g., anniversaries. We have eaten here numerous times and each time the service and quality of food has been outstanding. I recommend the filet mignon with the Hugenot topping. Although I initially had reservations about ordering the optional blue cheese and raspberry sauce topping on a choice filet that would be perfectly tasteful and satisfying in and of itself, I was greatly surprised by the taste 'explosion' I experienced after my first bite. I would never have thought to combine such seemingly extreme taste sensations together with a steak. On other visits I have contemplated ordering the filet with one of the other topping options but just can't bring myself to pass up this unique flavor. I can only imagine that the others are equally flavorful.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I was a regular until around a year ago when I thought it was going downhill. After the new facility opened at the Galleria, I thought the owner was neglecting this original location. Food quality and service dropped. Just the same it was a vibrant place.
Having now returned, it may well be another year + before I go back.
Prawn pieces in the bisque were HARD. Their signature Bobotie appetizer was DRY and the Chicken Curry was less than fresh. Only saving grace was the trio dessert.
From a favourite for a few years to somewhere to be avoided.
Obsevation....Thursday nights used to be a very busy night with 90% + tables occupied. There were only 11 tables occupied on this visit. A reflection of things sliding downhill?

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our fourth time to dine at Peli Peli and my wife and I took our son and his wife. The menu has different items that just aren't found at other restaurants. However, there is something for everyone. South African. It is spot on with the food. (Just wish they served ostrich). Many of the wines are from South Africa as well. Again, we had the Bobotie, and again it was superb! We always enjoy the atmosphere. This time we sat outside as it was a nice day, but inside has an interesting decor. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The staff and the food were fantastic. Highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Mo was the BEST.. thank you. First visit but now i joined the loyalty club.. I WILL BE BACK..♥️

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Even in a restaurant offering so many varieties of meat, the vegetable plate leaves one not desiring meat at all! Absolutely delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great. Waiter started out great. Then started disappearing for long times, leaving plates for long time on the table to where the manager finally caught notice and took some. Service disappointed but food was definitely good.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great date night. We love the food and service is usually good as well

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a fabulous time from start to finish. We chose to sit on the patio since the weather was so lovely. Aldo was our server and did an excellent job. We will definitely come back again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My birthday! The bobotie was cold. My wait staff was ok at best. Just kinda cold. The bill had the bobotie on it after we returned it. First time every having any type of problem with food. I love this place. Was not the best for my birthday with guess.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not a big fan of eating on the covered patio in the back of the restaurant but always a great place for celebrating birthdays!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good food and the Sticky Toffee Pudding is outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wonderful visit, great food..will go again and again!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Organic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Recommend the bobotie appetizer. Beef tongue is flavorful and tender.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall experience was amazing! Highly recommend the South African Gentleman, lamb chops, and appetizer sampler! The food has amazing flavor, service was great and server had excellent recommendations. Would definitely come back! They also surprised my wife and me with complimentary champagne for our anniversary. Can’t say enough good things about Peli Peli.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food and service is absolutely fabulous!! We were given a card and champagne toast for my husbands birthday. Service takes VERY good care of you without being irritating. We will go back very soon!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Celebrated my wifes birthday with family, absolutely a wonderful experience! The staff was friendly and attentive, many stopped by our table to wish here a Happy Birthday! Fantastic dining experience!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Fantastic meal. Fantastic service. Thank you again for a wonderful evening.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We ordered the prawn cakes for our appetizer. Very crispy on outside and not greasy. Nice size pieces of prawns. Worth a try. The filet on the lunch menu was amazing. Note: medium is medium rare. The chipotle raspberry blue cheese bacon sauce was extremely flavorful. The balsamic Brussels sprouts were perfectly cooked. The kingclip fish was also ordered and did not disappoint. Was a great meal and worth a trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome South African Fusion menu. The food was hot, tasty, and plentiful. Expect to bring some home with you, large portions. While ambience was a little on the frugal side, the food made up for it. I will DEFINITELY be going back. The staff was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vegan, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Eggs were not cooked as requested. Sausage was rare in the center!!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went to Peli Peli on a date. The food and service was very good. The price was a little high for the quality of food. It was a very comfortable setting. Will not probably go back but it was a good first time experience.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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