Saltillo Mexican Kitchen

4.8
254 reviews
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$30 and under
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Traditional Mexican
Saltillo Mexican Kitchen is a new and exciting Mexican restaurant located in the Bellaire triangle. Dishes are carefully designed with succulent, authentic flavors from Northern Mexico. We specialize in a variety of traditional dishes and salsas that integrate a Mexican grilling experience. We feature only the finest cuts of steak, brisket, chicken and seafood (flown in daily from the Sea of Cortez) prepared with regional rubs.

We offer great service, a comfortable environment, a well stocked bar with a curated selection of wine and Mexican beers, backed by over a decade of experience. Saltillo is a Mexican restaurant with Mexican roots, which is a great addition to the neighborhood as well to our city.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Traditional Mexican, Steak, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm;
Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm;
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Phone number
(832) 623-6467
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chimney Rock Dr
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Parking details
Valet available Fri/Sat
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Public transit
Metro bus stop at corner of Bissonnet and Chimney Rock.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 254 People Are Saying
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TM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

went there for a small office celbration ( 4) the food was delivcous and the servvice impecable. Loved the wine!

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j
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent, but there was a company party going on a Wednesday night and it was very very noisy and distracting with gift giving etc., ruined the evening for us.

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CM
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner at Satillos- shrimp

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and presentation was amazing! Mole is out of this world!!!!

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S
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have not been to Saltillo in a while but we definitely add to our regular restaurant rotation. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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R
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Previous visits were outstanding. This time the temperature of the meals was not as expected (too cold for us).

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G
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful neighborhood find. Great atmosphere and wonderful food.

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OT
Houston
157 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great awesome Food and Service !!!!
Francisco the Manager is really a great person.
The Staff is so nice.
I highly recommend Saltillo.
I have been there many times and it never disappoints.

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R
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A "white tablecloth" Mexican restaurant with excellent authentic and creative food and drink. Make a reservation and take your date ASAP!

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SP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent as was the service. Owner and chef came out to ask how we were and talked to us.

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JH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything we ordered! We started with the wagyu meatballs, which were excellent. I ordered the pollo verde and my husband ordered the brisket. The pollo verde was amazing and my husband really enjoyed his brisket. We topped off the night with the flourless pecan cake, which is a family recipe passed down for 3 generations, and it was the perfect way to end the night. The service was outstanding. We will definitely be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was superb!

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PM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly authentic Mexican food and great service. Staff was happy to accommodate our request for a quiet location. The mole sauce is very well-balanced and the fresh house-made salsa always delight.

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OT
Houston
157 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service great !!
Food Excellent!!

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CK
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meat that comes either 4 to 6 lbs, is excellent to share with 3 to 5 people

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C
Houston
95 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique Interior-Saltillo inspired meats and classic dishes. Someof the best, most complex sauces and salsas around. Saltillo and mole sauces over enchiladas or chicken is gresg

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NV
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saltillo NEVER disappoints! You must try it! Start with the queso fundito or the beef carpaccio. You can’t go wrong with any of the entrees. Don’t forget to get a margarita!

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R
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, professional and excellent service. Carlos the owner gives the confident touch to the visit

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ID
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place could easily be in a more luxurious area such as Post Oak, Galleria, Upper Kirby, etc... However, they have found a low-key location and their food and service are excellent. Not TexMex (although the chips and salsa selections are wonderful). You can go here for an excellent steak or brisket. Other more traditional Mexican items also available Meat quality is superb! Full bar and intimate setting (even though it is in a small shopping center). Highly recommended.

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C
Houston
95 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Saltillo is located in a non-descript shopping center in the Bellaire section of Houston. Nothing notable from the outside. it does, however, have excellent, authentic Mexican food--specializing in regional cuisines from Saltillo, Oaxaca and others.

Their salsas and chips are really good. Their appetizers are great shareables. We have only been there a couple times--but will go back. Last time we shared Cordileras (sp?)--terrific. We also shared a gorgeous sliced tomato salad chopped with wonderul Oaxacan cheese shreds. Then we shared a seasoned steak dish --sorry, can't remember name. With great corn tortillas, we loved it.

Definitely worth a visit!

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l
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is super super super great amazing good !

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J
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located in an unassuming location but once inside, the treat is in the food. Authentic Mexican flavors. Beyond the ordinary tex mex popular fare.

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SE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Alejandro was wonderful and the food and wine were very very good. A little less sugar in the mole and shrimp cocktail appetizer and the food would have been great. Will definitely return.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as was the service and cocktails. Would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious, service was excellent, and ambiance was delightful. I highly recommend this restaurant (but it’s a rather small venue so you will need a reservation).

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RM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks and Mexican food in town

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JD
London
152 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Been going here since they were on Westheimer. The tapa de lomo is an experience. A bit expensive but you won't be hungry.

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l
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service !

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JM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very interesting menu. A Mexican Steak house with some very pricey food along with some very inexpensive food. The four sauces that were served with the appetizer Cubos De Queso Fritos were super yummy! Portions were generous and I heard other people at the next table raving about the hamburger. I will return.

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H
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food & service. Best meal I’ve had in months. The owner came by and checked on us & comped a great Mexican port wine to provide a perfect finish to an amazing meal.

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MD
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with attentive service

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit. We went back for the Wagu beef meatball appetizers! They did not disappoint! Also ordered the trio of tamales, chicken enchiladas, and the chicken breast meal. All were delicious!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak and enchiladas for the win. Saltillo has become a favorite date night destination for us. Great service and food. Amazing prices.

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KH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks. Close to our home and we will plan on returning in the near future! The staff and personnel were very accommodating and focused on the diners. This is the second time we have eaten at this restaurant and we tried different dishes. Everything has been superb.

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MF
Houston
144 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

extremely tasty rib cap steak, tender and as good as it gets. Beats filet mignon hands down. Expensive but fair considering that its a terrific steak that feeds four people and provides very tasty sides. Good wine (Nexus),as well for $55. This restaurant deserves its popularity.

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B
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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G
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a quiet jewel in the city with excellent food, exceptional sauces, and very attentive service. Saltillo is surprisingly good. We will definitely go back...often. (Especially for the delicious peppery margarita)

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X
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, excellent food.

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H
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great little find in Bellaire with good, authentic presentation. I had the steak, while others in the group had enchiladas. It was Cinco de Mayo, and to Saltillo’s credit they didn’t go overboard on it.

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DM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambience, reasonable price for the interior Mexican entrees. Houston Chronicle food critic Allison Cook is correct to have this as one of her top 20 restaurants. The meatball and queso fundido appetizers are wonderful. And the various salsas served with chips are awesome. Two small reasons I gave it four rather than five stars overall: my meal was lukewarm (the rest of my party said the same). Second, had to ask for refills of water. (Servers kept the chip bowls filled, I will say.) Definitely will return.

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