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Cuchara Restaurant

Cuchara Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Neartown - Montrose, Houston
  • The experts at Eater and Houston Press recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Houston Press
  • David O.
    "Try the mole verde, potatoe tacos were excellent and spicy."(3 Tips)
    "Rose petal salad is unique and delish!"(2 Tips)
    Ted P.
    "Authentic Mexican - excellent tequila selection & great atmosphere."(5 Tips)
    Elizabeth P.
    "Paloma margarita was awesome!"(5 Tips)
55 Tips and reviews
  • Mexican food
  • mole verde
  • authentic
  • rose petal salad
  • good for dates
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  • Eric H.
    Oh, this place is great! This is Not tex-Mex! The flavors are incredible!
  • Eric H.
    Eat here! you won't regret it! this is a wonderful, flavorful restaurant!
  • Fabio T.
    Fabio TelesSeptember 23, 2016
    Authentic mexican options, great drinks and awesome staff!!
  • Victoria E.
    Victoria ElizondoMay 23, 2016
    They also offer catering for all kinds of events, including small meetings!
  • Mark C.
    Mark CooperMay 19, 2016
    WOW!!!! What a fantastic little place to enjoy lunch with some co-workers. Very fresh and excellent service. The Mole Verde is absolutely to die for.
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasApril 17, 2016
    No high chairs for little kids?! Is this a college town bar at 1am?
  • Damaris R.
    Damaris RFebruary 27, 2016
    White chilaquiles with a side order of carnitas is everything!!
  • Anita A.
    Anita Alvz de CortesFebruary 13, 2016
    Food is overpriced for what it is...
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 11, 2015
    The rose petal salad (ensalada con pétalos de rosa) is delicious!! Just the right amount of sweet!
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 11, 2015
    The huitlacoche quesadillas (which are closer to empanadas in appearance) are great!! The sauce that comes with it is spicy!!
  • Alberto G.
    Alberto GarzaOctober 31, 2015
    Nothing extraordinary, food need flavor, horrible service, prices to high for what it is!!!!
  • Catherine A.
    Catherine AJune 20, 2015
    The empanadas are very flaky and yummy.
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PardeeJune 13, 2015
    Paloma margarita was awesome! Great food and outstanding service.
  • Ted P.
    Ted PardeeJune 13, 2015
    Authentic Mexican - excellent tequila selection & great atmosphere. My new go to place!
  • Victoria E.
    Victoria ElizondoJanuary 22, 2015
    The corn cream on this dish is really tasty!
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesJanuary 3, 2015
    Weekend brunch outstanding. Avoid valet, street parking is available during the day. Had the barbacoa: yummy! Drinks also great! Pretty space.
  • Victoria E.
    Victoria ElizondoDecember 3, 2014
    Their tortilla soup is very tasty. The hibiscus taquitos are cute and yummy!
  • Rodrigo H.
    Rodrigo HernándezOctober 16, 2014
    Awsome mexican restaurant. The place is very nice with some awsome murals. Authentic mexican food of great quality. Drinks are awsome too.
  • Rubén L.
    Rubén Lozano AguileraOctober 3, 2014
    Chiles en Nogada were on special and they were delicious. Tried chilaquiles another day in the morning and they were amazing. Micheladas were great!
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus D.September 6, 2014
    Awesome Cinco Leches cake!
  • Houston Chronicle
    Houston ChronicleAugust 3, 2014
    The electrifying house salsas; chilatole soup with serrano; quesadillas de huitlacoche; Tasajo y huarache (filet strip and corn cake); chilaquiles rojos or tacos de canasta from Sunday brunch menu. Read more
  • Houston Chronicle
    Houston ChronicleAugust 3, 2014
    Inside track: Spare some time to savor the visual details, from the vivid enamel serveware, to the inventive napkin outlay, to the antic urban murals by Mexico City artist Cecilia Beaven. Read more
  • まみ ち.
    まみ ちゃんJuly 25, 2014
    Try the quesadillas de huitlacoche, they are not like the popular quesadillas they sell , these are deep fried and real Mexican food!
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SJune 4, 2014
    Cucumber margarita and ceviche. Delicious!!
  • Local Houston Magazine
    This authentic Mexico City bistro is filled with fresh and delicious foods. The chilaquiles and the casero molletes are for sure a must try here! Read more
  • David O.
    David O CApril 17, 2014
    Try the mole verde, potatoe tacos were excellent and spicy. Great!
  • Eater
    EaterApril 9, 2014
    Its contemporary aspect is seen not just in the decor and strong cocktail program, but in the fun interpretations of classic, real Mexican dishes. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • 😜Yana F.
    😜Yana F😁March 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm stoked about their happy hour menu and vegetarian additions to the menu :D
  • Sofia v.
    Sofia van der DysFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a fun place to just hang out. The staff is friendly and the food is fantastic.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GoodsonOctober 29, 2013
    The fried minnows are delish!
  • Jeremey B.
    Jeremey BarrettJuly 29, 2013
    Delicious, interesting menu; great cocktails (Charlie's Devil!).
  • Counterpart F.
    Ask Corey for the #turo at the bar. It's a #margarita topped with #champaign ask for #mundial #tequila
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJuly 2, 2013
    $5 drinks and appetizers during Happy Hour! Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-8pm
  • Ralph R.
    Ralph RamirezJune 30, 2013
    The Chilaquiles blancos con huevos fritos is totally amazing
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GobinJune 15, 2013
    You gotta try the picaditas!!
  • Christine P.
    Christine PGJune 14, 2013
    Maragritas are amazing by Corey
  • Serena
    SerenaMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Corn soup.
  • Zachary S.
    Zachary SwansonMay 12, 2013
    Great margaritas!
  • 😜Yana F.
    😜Yana F😁May 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love, love, love Cuchara! There isn't another restaurant in Houston that captures the authentic DF flavors as Cuchara does!!!
  • Serena
    SerenaApril 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken tostadas are amazing pretty spicy thou. Paloma cuchara margarita is so refreshing. Rose petal salad is unique and delish! Love this place.
  • ernesto g.
    ernesto galloMarch 17, 2013
    The best drink is the Bandido, try it!!!
  • Local Houston Magazine
    Don’t expect to see your typical Tex-Mex quesadilla. Here it’s corn dough, filled with a cheese and huitlachoche (a black mushroom) mixture, and then it’s fried. It’s a crispy, cheesy, savory pocket. Read more
  • Pepe A.
    Pepe AcevedoMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mole verde . WOW..
  • Bill A.
    Bill ArningFebruary 26, 2013
    really unusual menu, dishes I have only eaten in Mexico and it is lovely to boot
  • Alyson M.
    Alyson MartinezFebruary 18, 2013
    It's Mexican food gone avant-garde. The Green Mole is absolutely delicious.
  • Cuchara Restaurant
    Cuchara RestaurantFebruary 13, 2013
    Hi everyone! We have live music tonight!
  • Monty E.
    Monty EnamoradoDecember 22, 2012
    Worse place ever. Suckkkkkk
  • Julius S.
    Julius SalamoneOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mole Verde- Awesome!
  • Katherine N.
    Katherine NguyenOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome drinks try the Charlie's devil!! Food is amazing!! Bar staff is friendly
  • Black S.
    Black SheepSeptember 27, 2012
    Loved the food, loved the drinks, and loved hosting #SheepShinDig there. Everyone should check this place out. We'll be back!
  • Mari W.
    Mari WelchSeptember 12, 2012
    Delicious cocktails, innovative appetizers, and surprising, complex food that is plenty "shocking" without being overwhelming. Presentation is just adorable...sad we couldn't keep the straw donkey!
  • John T.
    John TrujilloAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food. All fresh ingredients and very light and savory.
  • Heather F.
    Heather FeatherAugust 30, 2012
    Amazing! Sit at the bar and enjoy one of their specialty drinks and yummy apps :)
  • Ana B.
    Ana BeavenJune 6, 2012
    Soon to open!
  • Denisse I.
    Denisse Ibañez SànchezNovember 3, 2013
    Delicioso: como en México ;)!!!
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