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Sal y Pimienta Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1022 Reviews
$31 to $50
South American
The newest concept of South American Cuisine that offers a modern twist on South American recipes using the finest organic selections from land and sea all around the world. With the mouth watering aroma, flavorful spices, open kitchen with a wood burning grill, and warm, welcoming service, you will get to experience South America at its best right here in Houston.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    South American, Latin American, Uruguayan

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (832) 849-0097

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Israel Jesus Munoz

  • Catering

    We can bring South America to you with our personalized catering services.

  • Private party facilities

    Sal y Pimienta Kitchen is the perfect place to book your next private or corporate function. We have 2 rooms. One room has a conference table up to 14 people and the other room is a presentation room which seats up to 34 people.

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Cross street

    I10 & Beltway 8

  • Parking details

    We do recommend to used the two garage parking located behind our restaurant.Street parking available, garage parking available, valet available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,022 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. D

    Dave

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and evening. Enjoyed an awesome tomahawk bone-in ribeye with sea bass and scallops with family, and everything was cooked to perfection and delicious. Highly recommend.
  2. RK

    RebeccaK

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant with great people who care about providing the best service. The food is top notch all around. I would recommend a dry or wet aged steak with a Malbec wine and a Quattro Leches cake for dessert! So good!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sal y Pimienta is always excellent, both the service and the food. I’m usually an “agonize over the menu for 30 minutes before making up my mind” kind of person, but last night I went with the server’s recommendations for everything, based on what I told him I like in white and red wines, and steak. All of it was excellent, and he made great matches with my preferences. If you are new to SyP, some tips: Try an off-menu steak from the tray. The presentation alone is an experience. Be sure to tell them what you’re in the mood for. The pappardelle del tano leo is arguably my favorite pasta dish of all time (even though I didn’t have it this time). The chocolate soufflé is excellent.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I usually have a great experience here but this time it wasn’t as good. My lobster was completely over cooked and I tried not to be a bother but I wanted it to be right for the price. It seemed after my spouse spoke up it was a bother and the staff made it a big deal and the service went down hill from there. One server passed by our table several times without saying anything else and the other was bothered that we spoke up when I told him first of the error. It became uncomfortable after and we got our food togo. The rest of the food was amazing but once we tried the lobster it was really tough and service was different after. You can tell the entire staff was zoned into our table with judgement. I work in this profession so the last thing I wanted to do was give them a hard time but be careful if you aren’t the usual type of customer.
  5. NW

    NathanW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite and delicious. The raspberry mojitos were top notch as well.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrate most of ourBirthdays and Anniversaries here. You can’t get better brunch spread than Sal y Pimienta. Food and service is exquisite.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was delicious as always but the services was sub par. There was a large group there and the service was focused on them.
  8. KA

    KseniaA

    Perth

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food. Meat and fish carpaccio are mouthwatering. The 45-days aged meet is very flavoursome, it costs a bit, but it is worth it. Special Uruguayan Malbec was a nice complement.
  9. BT

    BogdanT

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    exquisite food
  10. CM

    CMDJ

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious buffet with a lot of variety.
  11. DL

    DavidL

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and fun wait staff
  13. HA

    HenryA

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely awesome! We celebrated my dad's 80th there, we couldn't have asked for better food or service. Superb
  14. JA

    JeanetteA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to this restaurant and we loved the experience. The food was delicious and our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the wine selection. We’ll definitely be back!
  15. DG

    DougG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of food in the buffet. Very well seasoned, and hospitable to a large number of Brazilians out for the presidential vote.
  16. TN

    TomN

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good variety dishes for brunch. Liked ceviche, and spinach empanadas.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Service was little slow. Food was great.
  19. RN

    RachaelN

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Music selection to drown out loud voices given it is a small location
  20. CS

    CarlosS

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service every time we dine here
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Only grip is that the groupon they promoted they did not honor it. They said that there was a “specific menu” for that. No where in the fine print said that
  22. CG

    CarlosG

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Although we made a reservation for a special occasion, feel designated table was not adequate, almost in hall way and beside was close to waiter station, service was relative slow. Restaurant have long list of missing wines. Beside our reservation was made via Open Table and explicitly indicated we were celebrating our 34th anniversary, restaurant was not even aware. I feel service is not what used to be few years ago.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, and wonderful dessert. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again
  24. SM

    SamM

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Went for restaurant weeks, the calamari appetizer and the four Leches were excellent. My partner and I both got the sea bass and it was overcooked, bland and just lukewarm. The salad nothing special. Friends said Lobster biisque very good and the pork steak very good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the meat selections really good
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a family dinner to celebrate both of our children and their promotions at work. Young adults working hard and making advances in their profession. Food was excellent, the service was on point, we had a great time.
  27. AL

    ALMAZA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dining experience. We came to Sal Y Pimienta for Houston Restaurant Weeks. The food was phenomenal. The wine list extensive and Sandro really knows the wines and can make great recommendations. The ceviche was so fresh, it reminded me of the ceviche I had in Miami. The ossobucco and veal tenderloin were cooked to perfection and the savory chimichurri sauce was to die for. For dessert, we tried the chaja and dulce de leche cheesecake - both delicious and not overly sweet. 10/10 all the way around!
  28. NT

    NitT

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Small restaurant, tables are too close to the next party. We were able to hear the conversation of the other people. Service was really good, food was ok I’ll say the best part for me was dessert. I had ordered an old fashioned I had to return it it was terrible and the bartender add a lot of ice!!
  29. m

    mtexas

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, imaginative and appealing menu of both familiar and more daring dishes. Staff was helpful and friendly, and the service was par on. All this with a very full restaurant the entire two hours we were there. Really worth a visit.
  30. AC

    AdamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional quality food. The dry-aged ribeye was superb. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They guided us through a large selection of cuts and types (tenderloin, NY strip; dry-aged, wagyu). Overall, the experience was first-rate. One of the finest meals in town.
  31. TM

    TanishaM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! Especially the steaks! Great all you can brunch option. The bottomless mimosas were also great, the servers were quick to refill and clean our table for second’s. Highly recommend!
  32. PB

    PjB64

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff, food and atmosphere were great. We were in a room which was very noisy.
  33. T

    Tami

    Houston

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    So the service on arrival was terrible--the host was rude and initial waiter the same, the waiter walked off multiple times mid-question and when asking for drinks, then we were asked to move to a different table since 2 guests no-showed. They tried to put us at a table that was literally part of another group when there was an empty table that was separate (they said it was reserved though no one was ever sat there), we had to argue that they were moving us and we wanted a separate table where our conversation would be private. Once we were at our new table our Italian waiter was more accommodating and attentive. 3 of us had restaurant week which was a good deal for the price though the appetizers were smaller than if you ordered on your own. I had the sea bass which was great, the calamari, and the flan.
  34. RE

    RENAM

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our waiter, Leonardo, was excellent. We are looking forward to future visits to this restaurant.
  35. e

    edreview

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Service made this evening most enjoyable! The food was delicious - would definitely go back.
  36. S

    Sarahm

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food we went for Houston Restaurant weeks and they gave us more food than we could finish. all full size portions. The service was impeccable
  37. TL

    TL1959

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food!
  38. T

    Thannanimal

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Houston Restraunt week went here for the first time really enjoyed it food was cooked to perfection
  39. LN

    LisaN

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food is fantastic. We went for restaurant week.
  40. DB

    DeniseB

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here. Fabulous food and service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sal y Pimienta Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sal y Pimienta Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 849-0097.

Sal y Pimienta Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1022 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Sal y Pimienta Kitchen

818 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 105, Houston, TX 77024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I10 & Beltway 8

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    South American, Latin American, Uruguayan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We do recommend to used the two garage parking located behind our restaurant.Street parking available, garage parking available, valet available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Israel Jesus Munoz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (832) 849-0097

  • Catering

    We can bring South America to you with our personalized catering services.

  • Private party facilities

    Sal y Pimienta Kitchen is the perfect place to book your next private or corporate function. We have 2 rooms. One room has a conference table up to 14 people and the other room is a presentation room which seats up to 34 people.

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