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Maize, Houston, TX

Maize

4.4
4.4
193 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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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 10:00 am–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

    Alex Loaiza: (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

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What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FD

    FoodDude13

    Houston

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was ambitious but did not meet expectations. Shrimp empanadas were to much dough, not enough filling. Ordered duck enchiladas but they were not available so ordered pig cheeks. They needed another hour or two to cook as they were a little tougher than they should have been and dish lacked depth of flavor. Same with the beef fajitas...meat lacked seasoning. Tortilla soup had nice flavor but was brought to the table luke warm. Glad I tried this place but would not go back.
  2. RS

    RaulS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I would definitely return . Good quality very good flavor and great service.
  3. RS

    RobS

    Houston

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent night for a business meal. Quiet. Food was good, different and my out of town guests were intrigued. Menu was limited on favorites, which made it hard to choose! Some guests were vegetarian, and the choices were excellent. Drinks have too much ice in them. Recommend you provide/offer table side guacamole and dress it up a little! Still a favorite restaurant!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    The service and quality of the food was great! However, quantity of food for the price: not good at all, disappointing!! Also, bartenders need more training and they are not listening to what you ask them for example: I asked for a stirred, gin martini with a lemon twist and he shook it then I reminded him I wanted it stirred so he threw it away and made the next one the way I wanted it, but if he had been paying attention it wouldn’t have happened and he wouldn’t have thrown a drink away .. again disappointed!! Not professional..
  5. F

    Foody45

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great from scratch Mexican food. Servers were attentive and lots of options to choose from. Will visit again.
  6. VC

    VanessaC

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Traditional Mexican Food! Outstanding service! Fun night.
  7. VG

    VincentG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious Mexican food with a twist ! All of that for an affordable price. Absolutely recommended.
  8. J

    Javier

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Ceviche appetisers we’re
  9. KJ

    KJohnson

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Drinks were great and service was super friendly and informative. The duck enchiladas, lomo and chicken tacos were awesome. And we followed up with the awesome churros.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we cannot decide on where to go for date night, we always find ourselves going back to Maize! Great food, tasty drinks, and wonderful service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff was beyond! They have their own level of service and authentic Mexican food. I’m definitely going back to try the other dishes.
  12. JR

    JesusR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for real authentic and exquisite Mexican food, this is for sure the place!
  13. D

    Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great Authentic Mexican food. True to traditional Mexican cuisine.
  14. o

    olderguyjohn

    Houston

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to Maize four or five times at all different times and several party sizes. Bottom line they have consistently answered the call for excellent food, wine and service. We love Chef Fabian's unique approach to Mexican cuisine where his deft touch with seafood and spices is on display constantly. He also has an ability to maneuver food combinations that work well visually as well as tastefully. On our most recent visit (a late lunch date) Alex performed sommelier duties in great fashion and Alvaro was our primary server. Both were excellent. Their tortilla soup is just much better than you will anticipate (same for the corn chowder). The ceviche is really well done and every entre we have had has been very satisfactory. West Houston: wake up there is an excellent restaurant residing in the old Carmello's building!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The only reason I’m giving this restaurant a 4 star review is due to the lack of attention we received from our waiter. After taking our order, he never returned til it was time for the ticket. This was quite odd so not sure if this is a normal practice but we’re use to whoever is handling our table to at least come by and ask if we need anything else. Thankfully the rest of the staff, from the management to the additional staff filling waters and taking/ bringing plates were exceptionally on top of their game. All the plates come out in a timely manner and you’re not overwhelmed trying to finish your appetizers while the next dish is being placed in front of you. They wait til you’re done with each dish to bring out the next one. I think just that attention to detail was very appreciated by my husband and I. The presentation of every meal and drink was perfect and very picture worthy (if you’re into that). My husband had two of their popular cocktails and loved them both. To note we were here at 8:30 on a Saturday. It was a bit noisy at first but by 9:30 it cleared out a bit and was much quieter. Overall, we’d come back for another date night. Also to add, management was very very apologetic when we expressed our issue with the absence of our waiter. Later, the waiter eventually came back to us after dessert and apologized which I told him, had he come back during our meal, I would’ve expressed what I needed instead of having to ask other workers that were attending to other tables. But again, this was probably not a common occurrence and I believe this restaurant is definitely worth making a trip to if you want authentic food and a nice date night.
  16. CL

    ChipL

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing! Food was excellent. Will definitely be back.
  17. R

    Reviews4you

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food overall was good, however it took a very long time to get our food for each meal.
  18. PC

    PattiC

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was very friendly and attentive. Only problem, was the food was very slow to get out. This happened to us before. So, if you’re not in a hurry, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  19. HF

    HtownFoodieForLife

    Houston

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    My friends and I dined for brunch on a Sunday. We all decided to order from the HRW menu and found that although food quality was fair, portion size were small and plating was sloppy. Our waiter was nice but not attentive. During the whole dining experience, he was nowhere to be seen. It looked like they might have been understaffed that day. I will not return.
  20. S

    Surprising

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was exceptional, but the margaritas didn't seem to have any tequila in them and the service was very inconsistent. Most of the staff was friendly and professional. Unfortunately, our waiter was not friendly or professional, and he simply disappeared after taking our order and bringing our drinks. Although there was another person who brought the food from the kitchen, and someone who consistently refilled our water, no one ever asked if we needed anything else. One of our party had ordered the drink pairing with the HRW meal, and he did not get his 2nd and 3rd drink pairings. I finally spoke to the person who was waiting on the table next to us (Alex), and he was a breath of fresh air. He took over completely for our waiter and took excellent care of us until we left. The only other complaint is about the valet. He barely spoke to us and couldn't seem to look us in the eye. Maybe he was just shy, but it came across as unprofessional. Also, he did not give me a ticket to collect my car, which I thought was very odd... Other than the valet and our waiter, it was a good experience and I would go back.
  21. M

    Msml

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our lunch was nice, but we found the price super high for the quantity and quality.
  22. D

    Dude

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality was excellent. Cocktails were excellent. Service was excellent. Cocktail pricing was nice on the high end.
  23. MK

    MariK

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Reservation was for 5 pm- in the beginning it was like they weren’t ready for customers- still cleaning, moving chairs & tables. Took 1.5 hours to eat a meal that should have taken 1/2 that. It was like they kept forgetting us. Manager even stopped by to apologize & we waited after that. I ordered HRW which is a 3 course meal. I explained that we were going to share my appetizer & dessert. However, they delivered my husband’s entree w my appetizer. He was finished 10 minutes before my entree came. We waited forever again for the dessert to be delivered. The food was very good but the experience very disappointing bc of the BAD service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal or service at Maize!!
  25. TN

    TNegri

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I am so very happy that a modern Mexican food (not Tex-Mex) restaurant is in our area. Both my wife and I were blown away with the qualify of the food. Because we are both gluten intolerant we have to be careful of what we order. Maize had a great selection of menu options that fit our needs. And for the record, best pork chop I have ever had in a restaurant.
  26. J

    Jose

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great houston restaurant week menu.
  27. M

    Morai

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable Service from the moment we arrived. Very knowledgeable waiter about wine list. Each course more delicious and flavorful. A treat for the palate! Highly recommend
  28. B

    Bibi

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Slow service Food was good but too salty for our taste
  29. DS

    DarleneS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! The service was incredible. Definitely recommend!
  30. EM

    EdwardM

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service top notch. Fairly priced wine list and truly great bar. Food is fantastic especially seafood and ceviche.
  31. SH

    ShelleyH

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Will definitely be back. Every bite was delicious!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is such a gem. Lucky to have them and Chef Fabian on the west side.
  33. AR

    AngelaR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had out in a while. Everything flowed. Food was amazing. Great wine selections. Great drinks all around. Will be back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and so was the service. We have a toddler who does like to get up every once and a while to cruise around. The staff was so kind to her. We can’t thank them enough for the great experience.
  35. CE

    CelynaE

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    We have been to Maize on several occasions but this time the food was not up to standards. Not sure what has changed but we were truly disappointed.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food is good but the value is not there. It is high end traditional Mexican cuisine which seems overpriced when compared to the many authentic Texmex options in Houston. Decent food but for the money there are a lot better options.
  37. WH

    WilliamH

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent unique food. Authentic and delicious would definitely recommend.
  38. RS

    RobS

    Houston

    94 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We have been to Maize many times now. Menu is somewhat limited, but we have our favorite items. Overall food and drinks were good. Drinks have too much ice. Steak was over cooked, but great flavor. Service was disappointing. Table attendant struggled with English, which made the experience tough. Table attendant interrupted us every 5 minutes to ask questions and for commentary. Very annoying. It really made the experience unpleasant.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After church
  40. L

    Lovesfood

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a chef-driven neighborhood gem. Fabian, the chef, came out and greeted us at the bar, and brought us mole’ samples. Delicious! The service was outstanding in both the bar and the restaurant. Very much like a visit to a lovely restaurant in Mexico! Definitely not Tex-Mex.

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 193 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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 10:00 am–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

    Alex Loaiza: (844) 933-4759

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