Saltillo Mexican Kitchen

4.9
241 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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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 241 People Are Saying
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OT
Houston
152 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
Austin
94 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
5 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
6 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
Austin
94 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
2 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
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks and Mexican food in town

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JD
London
149 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
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service !

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JM
Houston
1 review
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
16 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
42 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
142 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
7 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
1 review
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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PJ
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been hearing about Saltillo from friends and finally visited, hoping that the food would live up to all the hype. It did indeed. The meal was delicious and I highly recommend the steaks. I'm not much of a beef eater but that is the restaurant's specialty and with good reason. Charcoal grilled to perfection with lots of flavor. I will be back to try other menu items that tempted me.

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c
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This is a Mexican steakhouse with fairly high prices located in a small Unassuming strip center in Bellaire. Their specialty is beef and the steak my husband ordered was very good. We started with the three tacos which were three corn tortillas one with chicken one with pork and one with beef. They had no vegetables or cheese or other ingredients on them but you could make use of the four salsas that they give you with your chips at the beginning of your meal. The beef was the tastiest of the three.

Since I was already starting to feel full from the tacos I ordered the shrimp quesadillas as my main course. They were very greasy and basically a lot of cheese and a little bit of shrimp. Again no accompanying guacamole, sour cream or pico de gallo comes with this. It is on the appetizer menu.

My husband ordered a combination that had two mole enchiladas and a small strip steak. He enjoyed his meal.
The steak was small but cooked properly and very tender and seasoned well. The Mole sauce was really good.

This is not the kind of Mexican restaurant where you can expect to find an extensive choice of margaritas. They do not have a frozen margarita but they do serve on the rocks. My preference is always for frozen when I eat Mexican food so this was a bit of a disappointment.

They have a nice wine list and for the most part the wines are reasonably priced. Since I live in the Heights and this restaurant is not super close I doubt we will return but I did not think it was a bad meal.

the ambience is very nice and although the service seemed a little slow at first they picked up the pace eventually and we had good service for the rest of our meal.

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OT
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first trip to Saltillo and we were very impressed. The service was excellent, and the owner came over to introduce himself and confirm we were happy. The chips and salsa are always the first test, and these were exceptional. We got 4 salsas, from mild to hot, to try and they were all very good. I ordered 2 of the appetizers, and it was enough food for 3 meals. Food was wonderful. This place is a gem!

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A
Houston
322 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The beef is always excellent. Great neighborhood restaurant for a weekday and nice enough for a date night.

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, Great tasting steak, and wonderful service staff!! No wait time

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m
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and exceptional service. The steaks were perfect. The chips and salsa are always a favorite. Food and drinks were super. Always appreciate the warm greeting and the attentive service.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best (Northern) Mexican food I have had in a long time. Shrimp could not have been better and steak was exceptional. A small but excellent selection of Mexican wines.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful authentic Mexican food!

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cortadillos are delicious. The beef is perfect. And the staff is incredible.

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MD
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent. Third visit for a total of 10 main dishes and every one was delicious. Good wine selection an a knowledgeable bartender. Service was excellent

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HP
London
40 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steak restaurants in Houston.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our waiter was spot on, he was efficient and very knowledgeable! The mole was the best I have ever tasted. My companions enjoyed their eye of the round and the vegetables that accompanied the steak. I will definitely return for another visit.

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