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Cafe Piquet

#347 of 7,143 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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5757 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77401-4723
+1 713-664-1031
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I used to go this place when it was a small cafe in a strip center. Now they have a large restaurant. The atmosphere is pleasant with a large patio. The service is slow during lunch time, but the food is worth it. I haven't had a single bad item there yet!

Thank annc3bros
West Palm Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Moved here from Florida and miss the cuban food. Whenever i really gotta have some, this is the place to go. Not quite my moms cooking but close enough! They have just about every Cuban dish on the menu

Thank Jennifer P
Houston, Texas
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Must confess never been to Havana. But Cafe Piquet has that kind of ambience and that kind of feeling like it's another country. The Outdoor Patio is very transcendental. The food and service seem authentic and very good. Especially the rice and black beans. The entres and Cuban sandwiches are very tasty and even our picky children ate everything. Prices... More 

Thank Mark E
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had the Fried Whole Red Snapper with rice and beans. They call it "Pargo" at this Resturant whereas in Puerto Rico, that call it "Chillo". Be that as it may, if you are seafood expert, you will know that this mode of eating fish, the whole fish, I.e, the head and the tail, is the only true methodology. The... More 

Thank Paul L
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My whole family got together and we all went to Cafe Piquet. The food is always wonderful there, however the black beans still taste Bland and out of a can and always have for years. Being Cuban myself, and making black beans at home of course I always get the flavor that I like and have always found it difficult... More 

Thank Sofia S
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1,440 reviews
900 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 765 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Place was clean, empty since we arrived at 11:15 am and they just open, prompt service but waiter spent time talking to his buddies instead of placing our order so order delayed, food was delicious and plantains were super good, I highly recommend this place to anyone, one things to note is that I was about to order a fried... More 

Thank bryanmantezoni
Houston, Texas
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118 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband & I have been coming here for years. The first time I went there and looked at the menu I said "there's nothing here that I see that I would like" Being adventuresome, I chose broiled snapper and have been getting it ever since. The didn't have it this time but the striped bass was served the same... More 

Thank Joleen B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The ropa vieja is very good. I also like their ham croquetas and fried yucca with the garlic! Friendly wait staff.

Thank Brian N
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We have been going to Café Piquet for years and it seems to get better daily. I love their scrumptious Food and Welcoming Service. I have enjoyed the Moros, Plantains, Pork, Calamari, Salad, etc. The Flan, Tres Leches, and the Sangria are the best I have ever had.

Thank tbtb12
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I have visited many times and am never disappointed. The staff is so friendly and accomodating. The food is authentic Cuban through and through! Cafe Piquet is one of the few places we come to every single time we must travel to or through Houston.

Thank Stephanie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5757 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77401-4723
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-664-1031

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?