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About Saltillo Mexican Kitchen

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.

5427 Bissonnet Street
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77081
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Traditional Mexican, Steak, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm;
Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm;

Cross Street:
Chimney Rock Dr

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(832) 623-6467

Website:
http://www.saltillomexicankitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Valet available Fri/Sat

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

Saltillo Mexican Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

THE BEST RESTAURANT IN HOUSTON. Had the tenderloin for the first time. Amazing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Good was just lousy

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always the food was fabulous! How can you go wrong with steak and enchiladas. The service was a little slow at our table this evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service was great. The steaks are perfect, some of the best in Houston.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The best steak And mole enchiladas
Amazing food and cocktails

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Best Burger In Houston Hands Down.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always, service and food were terrific. Enchiladas Saltillo are something to dream about. Shrimp cocktail spicy and perfect.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Personally we our entire table thought all the food was excellent. The queso was the bomb. Steak cooked very well ( could have used just a little more char for me. I have no doubt they would accommodate if requested). The smoke on the grilled veggies was perfect. The pollo en salsa borracha was juicy and flavorful. This will be our go to Mexican restaurant from now on!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

excellent as always. The food is from a real mexican kitchen.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My first time at Saltillo. I was pleasantly surprised at the menu and the selection of steaks. I had the ribeye with chipotle sauce and cheese. It was fabulous! Beef was very high quality and very tender.

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Growing up with parents that were raised in Spain as military brats, but grandparents from Mexico it is very tough to eat out 'Mexican Food' AND I LOVED this place. I would bring my parents and god rest their soul(s) my grand parents here too. Our waiter was the acting manager and we also met the owner. Carlos I believe was his name. Kind of a small place and not the gem you would expect just driving by SO DEFINITELY make a reservation to get a seat. We will be back for sure!

Thank you for a great date night - Heather and Darryl

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great place for meat lovers. Queso fundido was outstanding -- and unusual -- as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We love going to this authentic Mexican spot in the heart of Bellaire. It's a neighborhood gem, and I can't get enough of their Trio of Tamales. I order it every time. The margaritas on the rocks are also wonderful. Best of all is the chips and salsas they serve before the meal -- you get to sample about 4 different salsas that range from mild to spicy. It's a lot of fun and easy to get a table here. We usually make reservations with Open Table or by calling.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The steak was excellent!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Only our second time there and we were hoping it would be better than a few years back.
Service is terrific but it took almost an hour to get our food. We did not order anything that
should have taken that long. The food was delicious once it arrived. Maybe we should order
a half hour before we get there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Took my 25 yr old son for his first time there. He loved it so much he wants to bring all his friends
Saltillo has not only has the greatest food and service, but their people the employees the MGR Francisco and Jose the bartender are really great persons and do their best.
Bellaire has a real gem just outside the boundary very nearby.
Highly recommend it.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Awesome meal and service. Some of the best beef of any kind I've had

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Perfection!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

All I can say is Tatiana was an outstanding server and host. Food was incredible. We have family from Saltillo and felt like home!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Organic, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This was our first visit and we were impressed with both the meat and meatless options. Houston Restaurant Weeks menu was a perfect way to sample a number of dishes and contribute to a good cause. It's on our list to return for well-prepared authentic Mexican fare.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The best Mexican restaurant in town, not your typical Taco place. This is a true Mexican homemade recipes for a very unique experience, we will definitely coming back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Best Damn burger in all of Houston. Biggest Fattest hidden gem of a restaurant in Houston. Can't recommend this place more. Great service even better salsa.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 3, 2017

What a pleasant surprise...don't judge a book by it's strip center cover! Food was excellent . Would have liked to see a less expensive house option for wines by the glass but other than that only good things to say and we will return and recommend!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Saltillo Kitchen is a true dining gem. Their food is expertly prepared. I don't think any of the other restaurants in Houston have better steaks. The service is excellent, as the wait staff and the maître d' are very attentive and friendly. Their salsas are delicious, and they have a queso fundido that is spectacularly savory. We have become great fans of their Cabernet-Sangiovese mix from Montefiori vineyards of Baja California. For the price you would be hard pressed to find a better wine. I think all Houstonians should give this place a try; you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The best food and the best service

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 7, 2017

great food, great service, romantic, good for couples

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Under the radar; the BEST Steak House in Houston ! Reasonably priced steaks match any of the bigger name Houston steakhouses.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Once again....Saltillo doesn't disappoint. All I can say is you can't go wrong dining at Saltillo! Impeccable service. Fantastic food! Great drinks!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great as always!

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Consistently excellent food outside the loop. We love this neighborhood gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great experience as usual.
Love the place, real authentic.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great service!!
Awesome food !!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Husband and I both got the brisket which was advertised as smoked for at least 12 hours...that was such a joke. It had been boiled to make it tender (as evidenced by the mostly water "au jus". Not good by any measure. It came with beans and potatoes. The Yukon Gold potatoes were so sweet that they were inedible and the beans were full of fat bacon pieces. The best thing about this restaurant (besides the service, which is outstanding) is the 4 different salsas and the chips which are served before the meal. They should have stopped bringing out food after we were through with those...

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Great service !
Awesome drinks and food !!

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant. Great service and great food as always!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Saltillo Mexican Kitchen feels like authentic Mexican dining. Our server, Jorge, was attentive, friendly and professional. The complimentary four homemade salsas are each delicious and the cocktails are expertly mixed. I loved the spicy 'Devil-rita' and my husband's classic Margarita on the rocks was not sweetened with sweet & sour or other mix. In fact, Saltillo does not even make the very American-style 'frozen margarita.'
We shared the 'Cubitos' appetizer of fried blocks of mild, white cheese, with verde sauce for dipping. I enjoyed my chicken with mole and loved the generous serving of grilled vegetables that came with it. The mexican rice and the charro beans that came with my husband's ribeye were delicious. His steak was a good, high-quality cut and cooked to the right temperature, but the mesquite smoke flavor was a little overbearing (almost like an added flavor), which led us to wonder about the perfect criss-cross of grill marks - were those added on, too? I will withhold my assessment of the steak until I know more about the grilling process at Satillo.
The tres leches was dense and not too sweet, just like the cakes that my Colombian grandmother used to make.
We will be back to Saltillo again, perhaps for their value lunch specials.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Great place. Will definitely return.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 14, 2017

I was in the area and saw this restaurant on OpenTable so I thought I'd give it a try. I was so pleasantly surprised that this has become one of my favorite authentic Mexican restaurants in Houston. Everything from the chips and salsa (which there are 4 variations of) to the tamales and chicken tortilla soup were amazing. The restaurant also lightly smells of mesquite (not enough to get into your clothes or hair), which was extremely appetizing. The service was also fantastic, as the entire staff managed to pay attention to every detail and provided me with information regarding all menu items I had questions on. The restaurant has some expensive menu items, but they also have inexpensive ones too - so really, the value here is great and just depends on what you make it. I will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Spicy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Was in Houston for a couple of days and had tried the places the hotel had recommended. Wanted something more local and this had good ratings so tried it. As we drove there we went through a neighborhood and then into the side road with shops. Neighborhood was nice, but not sure about the surroundings. When we went in there was great atmosphere and the staff was welcoming. Then finally the food and drinks. The food was excellent and authentic Northern Mexico. Excellent Excellent

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The enchiladas with mole were amazing-the brightest, most nuanced mole I've had in years. Service is always attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic
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