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Cafe Piquet

#315 of 7,153 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5757 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77401-4723
+1 713-664-1031
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect place to go when craving some Caribbean food or feeling homesick. From the bread placed on tables to the guava dessert, this place honors Caribbean tradition. It also has everything for every taste: good portion appetizers, rice and beans, even fufu (very similar to mofongo). Oh, and a very delicious cafe cubano. Will definitely come back... More 

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Thank SLR879
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1,279 reviews
749 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sampler plate was delicious. Yes empanada and tamale were the best. The hot sauce was very hot but super flavorful. Nice Cuban sandwich. Desert selection was adequate and all were delicious.

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Thank TAMAN1951
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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!

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Thank annc3bros
West Palm Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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

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Thank Jennifer P
Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

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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
Reviewed 26 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 

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Thank Paul L
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 

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Thank sofias468
USA
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1,452 reviews
903 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 774 helpful votes
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 

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Thank bryanmantezoni
Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

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Thank Joleen B
2 reviews
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.

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Thank Brian N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?