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Rico's Grill

€€ - €€€Mexican,
8000 Research Forest Dr Ste 200, Alden Bridge Village Center, The Woodlands, TX 77382-1506
+1 281-465-4820
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
27 Sep 2017
“Still Good but not Great”
31 Aug 2017
“Great Mexican Food ”
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Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
8000 Research Forest Dr Ste 200, Alden Bridge Village Center, The Woodlands, TX 77382-1506
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

I have always enjoyed Rico's over the years. But, it seems that there are times when the food is terrific and times when the food is just not good. I still go at least once a month hoping that it'll be a good night. One...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the salsa at Rico's it wasn't too hot. The service was great. I had the chicken Mexican bowl. Loved the food

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The tamales reminded me of the story from the Bible where the Egyptians forced the Israelites to make bricks without straw. They must have done that to save the straw for these tamales. I have never had anything like this and have eaten a lot...More

Thank C_More_1946
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with the family, food was OK, nothing special. It is fine to if you want that tastes Tex Mex and fast. By far not the best in The Woodlands area.

Thank DutchTX
Management response:Responded 27 September 2016

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal here! Although we're not your favorite, I hope you make it back sometime for more. See you next time, Ron, Owner

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Rico's has been serving mediocre (at best) Tex Mex in The Woodlands for too long. The best thing about it is a good location and a friendly waitstaff. The food is simply not good. Maybe in North Dakota this would be passable Mexican food, but...More

Thank BigDaveFromTexas
Management response:Responded 12 September 2016

It's a shame that the menu isn't your thing, Dave. I appreciate you giving us a try, though, and I'm glad our team has always been friendly. Hopefully next time we can find you a dish that's more to your liking. Thanks, Ron, Owner

Reviewed 23 July 2016

An easily accessible neighborhood restaurant. The food is good, but not exceptional. Good environment. Great for an evening meal with the family.

Thank Jayre
Management response:Responded 14 September 2016

I'm glad you've enjoyed it here, Jayre! Although we're not your favorite, I appreciate you coming back to us. I hope we see you again soon! All the best, Ron, Owner

Reviewed 1 July 2016

The ambiance was good, the live music was good, but the food was average and overpriced and the service actually was pretty bad. After being seating we had to request a waitress, and then request a menu, then request to get a drink, then request...More

Thank 4SeasonWanderer
Management response:Responded 16 September 2016

We strictly abide by all health codes -- that's something we take very seriously here. There's no excuse for poor service, though, and I apologize. It's a shame your food wasn't on point, either. I appreciate the feedback, and I'm at least glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 30 June 2016

always a good experience here. The servers are attentive and friendly and the menu offers a wide variety at different price levels

Thank Chuck H
Management response:Responded 19 September 2016

So glad you had a great time, Chuck! I'm happy you always have a lot to choose from on the menu, and I hope you make it back soon. Take care, Ron, Owner

Reviewed 16 February 2016

Had a very good meal the service was great, I have used other Rico's restaurants and allways found the service and food to be good.

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Rico's is a multi-location, local Mexican restaurant. They are usually large and often busy. We have been here many times. First off, I love to go to Rico's for a cheese enchilada. They use a firm tasty cheese, not that gooey Velveta stuff. Typically, the...More

Thank stardust1229
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 8000 Research Forest Dr Ste 200, Alden Bridge Village Center, The Woodlands, TX 77382-1506
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  The Woodlands
  • Phone Number: +1 281-465-4820
Rico's Grill is a local favorite for those seeking only the best in Tex-Mex! Go ahead, treat yourself to the tastiest dishes and margaritas in town.
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