Saltillo Mexican Kitchen

4.8
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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.
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vipRandy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Fantastic wines.

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vipTama
Houston
82 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, service and excellent cuisine at Saltillo's. The flourless cake was delicious too!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal at Saltillo. The QUESO FUNDIDO is the best I’ve had at any restaurant and the Snapper is a nice option for a departure from the wonderful Mexican and meat dishes they serve. They are always helpful in finding a wonderful wine at a reasonable price.

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vipPatriceL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Carlos came over and was amazing telling us about how he opened up the restaurant and how they prepared everything fresh. The food was amazing

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Htownboxer
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Saltillo Kitchen, and we still love it! The staff is so nice, and the food is great. It’s def more authentic Mexican, which we like. Re: our dinner, the queso fundido with chorizo was spot on, not drowning in chorizo like other places. For entree’s we both had steak and enchiladas, and the steak is so tender, more so than many steakhouses in town. Both the mole and verde enchiladas were very good. We enjoyed and recommend.

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vipbobb
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, traditional Saltillo style Mexican cuisine. Fresh, quality ingredients expertly prepared and served in a hospitable manner. This is not a Tex Mex restaurant. It represents the best of Mexican cuisine.

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viptexastraveller
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food here is not typical Mexican fare. There homemade chips and salsas are really good.
However, their quesadillas were quite tasteless. We also had chicken and onions which was delicious, but heavy on the onions and light on the chicken.

The jalapeño margarita was amazing, and the service was excellent.

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JohnS
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and ambitious menu. The only downside was a large birthday party was seated near the center of the restaurant and contributed to a very high noise level.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service for an exceptional value. Will come again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The steak salad was served with the worst thinly sliced, overcooked tough steak. I said nothing, but it was bad. Quite out of character for its reputation. Disappointing on 1 of three dinners ordered.

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NancyS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my sons birthday there. We shared a couple of appetizers and the Saltillo steak. The service was perfect, cocktails were tasty, and I actually think it was a very good value considering we shared the steak.We ordered it medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. I think my son would like this to be an annual event!

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NeilH
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 10min late for a 9pm reservation. The restaurant thought weren’t going to show and started to shut down for the evening. We were welcomed in and taken care of. Always a good time at this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Saltillo Mexican Kitchen has become a Christmas season tradition with our son, his wife and her parents. This is our 5th year to celebrate there with them and we have never been disappointed. Highly recommend!

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JESSICAM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Love this place! I do recommend to others!

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vipMike
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner with an old friend. Food was very good.

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vipCath
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like Saltillo. Highly recommend the beef alambres, and the tamales. Delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the management

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vipRock
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the best Mexican steakhouse in Houston with the delicious rid-eye cap you can find in town !

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vipBevfoodie
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone great!

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GeraldM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally had an enjoyable evening, and will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From food to service we love this place! Food tastes homemade!

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CaryF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This really a great little restaurant. There were four of us and we had a good variety of food. Steaks, seafood and enchiladas. All really excellent. Plus pleasantly different from other Mexican cuisines. Really good Margaritas and pleasant service make for a nice evening.

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vipSevillachica
Houston
79 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service as always plus the food was outstanding.

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Hungry
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual! Steak is amazing, tres leches so good!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice place. Very authentic mole

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MorganF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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vippeters
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The last 2 times we’ve eaten here has been a real disappointment. The food used to be cooked with a wonderful mesquite flavoring to the steaks and veggies. Now tastes like it was just cooked on a flattop grill with no mesquite flavor at all. The queso was more grease than cheese. This used to be one of our favorite spots, can’t see coming back here after last two visits.

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Laurie
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Saltillo is a small but quaint little neighborhood restaurant with lovely ambiance; however, I am not a fan of restaurant sporting televisions in various corners with games on. That's fine for a sports bar but Saltillo is not a sports bar. I was one of a party of 4; I ordered the brisket, which was quite salty, but I had read that on another review, so I was prewarned. Another person ordered the steak milanesa, which was dry and tasteless. Another person ordered the enchiladas, and he said they were a bit bland. The 4th person ordered the lamb, which he said was very good. We all thought it a bit odd that the restaurant serves beans along with potatoes rather than with rice. The sides were also a bit bland. We ordered to desserts: the rum cake and the flourless pecan cake, both of which were very good.

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NoelV
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I leave a review after almost every time we have eaten at Saltillo because each time it’s better than the last. Saltillo is not close to our house but it’s so worth the drive! They have great cocktails and an extensive wine list and from the appetizer to the desert the food is incredible. This time we started with the beef carpaccio and it was excellent. For our main course we all chose something different...the tacos in mole sauce (amazing mole!), asada steak and the brisket were fantastic and one of us had the Kobe beef burger that he says was the best burger he’s ever had. The service is always on point and Francisco the manager is so friendly and welcoming. Please try Saltillo it is a hidden gem in Houston. Be sure to make a reservation as it is small and always busy.

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Travellady
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service.

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RobertD
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a very good experience and we enjoyed the food in this family-style restaurant. It was a a little too greasy and the brisket was too salty for our taste, but we will come back and try other dishes.

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vipRomanR
Houston
219 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service !!!!
Great Food !!!

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vipMOLF
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food very good. This was our 2nd time there. I like this place for the intimate setting and very attentive service. The only thing on this visit was the fact that we had a table for two in between 2 larger tables but it was ok in the end. The margaritas were delicious as was the rum cake which we shared for dessert. Would highly recommend this hidden gem. Mexican food, not Tex mex.

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rphlady
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltillo Mexican Kitchen is a local gem in the Bellaire area. We had their Enchiladas Saltillo, Enchiladas De Pollo en Mole, and the Flourless Pecan Cake. They were all delicious! We will be back whenever we in the neighborhood!

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vipMarkC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 5 had the Tapa de Lomo Ribeye Cap, which we all agreed was one of the most flavorful and tender steaks that we have ever had. The accompaniments were tasty and well prepared. Service was excellent and not overly attentive. We will definitely be back.

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vipJuwe
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter gave us a good recommendation - good quality of food - kindly and quick services

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RamonC
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltillo's is one of our go to restaurants. We always enjoy food like alambres and ribeye. Very friendly staff especially the manager. Also enjoy enchiladas and appetizers. portions are very generous. Nice wine by the glass selection.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last dinner before college student goes back to LSU for senior year!

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JaimeT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and flavor full lunch. Thanks so much. The service was outstanding.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food. If you get the large steak that is intended to be shared and share it between 4 people, you get a great steak and sides at an amazing price.

FAQs

Saltillo Mexican Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 623-6467.

Saltillo Mexican Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.

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