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Rico's Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8000 Research Forest Dr Ste 200, Alden Bridge Village Center, The Woodlands, TX 77382-1506
+1 281-465-4820
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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The Woodlands, Texas
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153 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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:

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 More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 not in SE Texas.

Thank BigDaveFromTexas
Management response:

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 More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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:

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 More 

North Carolina
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 the waitress to take our order... and the requests continued from there. The food was... More 

Thank 4SeasonWanderer
Management response:

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 the atmosphere. We'd love to have you back sometime for another shot! Till then, Ron,... More 

Spring, Texas
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175 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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:

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 More 

Montgomery, Texas
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
The Woodlands, Texas
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 enchilada is delicious. For the most part, the wait staff is consistently dependable. There is... More 

Thank stardust1229
houston, tx
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

There's never a wait for a table, service is speedy and mostly efficient - I sometimes feel I wait too long for beverage refills - but the chips and salsa never get empty! We like their fajitas and seafood dishes, and for a really special dinner we'll order the queso flameado with shrimp or beef....delish!

Thank klfricke
Greenville, South Carolina
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676 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Loud but the food and service are always good. Very family friendly with good Mexican food. The margaritas are decent sized and they have specials on them at different times.

Thank krandy21784
Spring, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

We went there to celebrate a staff birthday. Service was great, food was great and the surprise of singing Happy Birthday as well as the hat made the lunch worth it all.

Thank Mariann R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?