Saltillo Mexican Kitchen

4.8
368 Reviews
$30 and under
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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GabrielaD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place. Francisco is the manager and he is always has amazing service!!!! Would recommend this place 100%

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vipDalo
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We have eaten here 6-8 tine in the last year and it is always excellent. We have the steak smothered on onions and love it.

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vipmarcia
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The service, quality of tequila and choices were incredible. The steaks are cooked over wood and one of the best rare steaks I have had in Houston.

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JenniferC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltillo is a restaurant where staff and management go above and beyond to ensure you have an enjoyable dining experience. The food is authentic and the ambience is warm and inviting. Saltillo never disappoints.

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vipLauraL
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely evening out! Everyone with whom we interacted were like old friends, though we had never been there. They genuinely were thrilled we were there and thanked us for supporting this small business. Now, for the food - delicious! Very fresh salsas (4 different kinds) and homemade chips, salad, soup, fish of the day - just really delicious. Can't say anything other than glowing remarks!

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JulieR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! We haven’t been since before the pandemic so we really wanted to show up and support our local restaurant. It’s a favorite of ours and the service is great!!!

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vipSevillachica
Houston
84 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have wonderful dinners at Saltillo. The food was delicious and we will be back to support one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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Barry
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltillo is a fine steak restaurant, very different from the stuffy, formulaic steak restaurant. The $35 steak and enchiladas plate is a great deal.

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NoelV
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m never disappointed when it comes to dining at Saltillo! From the service to the food it is top notch. The wine selection is great and the cocktails are as well. If your looking for authentic Mexican food Saltillo fits the bill. I tend to go for the Tampiquena...you get a bit of everything...steak, enchiladas, quesadilla, rice and guacamole. Just enough for dinner and lunch the next day.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! We have been coming here for a few years and eat here every time we come to Houston! Amazing service, ambiance, music, incredible margaritas, awesome enchiladas verdes and love the cookies at the end!

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vipDalo
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here 5 or 6 times since January and the food is always excellent and service is excellent,We especially like the eye of the round smothered in onions, don't remember the name of it, but they will.

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viplonestarfoodie
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and well socially distanced tables made our dinner at Saltillo a very enjoyable experience.

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CharlieB
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here because of write-up in Houston Chronicle and it did not disappoint. Pandemic safety measures well attended to. Great cocktails. Complimentary tortilla chips served with 4 sauces of varying heat intensity from mild to habañero. Make sure you include steak with your dinner although there are other alternatives. Can't wait to go back!

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vipTexasTornado5
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice hostess, staff were professional and courteous . We received fast service and great food. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best salsas, juiciest steak, great margaritas, splendid customer service especially from the manager, tasty homemade chips an absolute all around experience. I’ve never handed out a (5) star review for a restaurant but this one, is a perfect ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Will be back at the very least once a month.

Social distancing was enforced and very comforting safe atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing real Mexican cuisine. The chips are to die for.

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vipLeon
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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vipRandy
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Fantastic wines.

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vipTama
Houston
90 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
22 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
42 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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vipJayW
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used their takeout service. Food was just as delicious. My home lacked the ambiance of the restaurant, but also the risks of restaurant eating.

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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
19 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
5 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.

FAQs

Saltillo Mexican Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Saltillo Mexican Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 623-6467.

Saltillo Mexican Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.