I am a Rice University Professor. Recently I held a meeting on the Rice campus consisting of about 25 people from all over the country and a good representation from Southern California. We went to Pico's in a small bus for dinner.You served us Parilla Mixta family style. The food, was excellent and fairly priced. The service was excellent and there was a a good atmosphere. I found it interesting that the California visitors who are so proud of their California Mexican food, stated that they were truly surprised that they had to come to Houston for the best Mexican food they had ever had. Thank you for adding to the success of my conference. Last month Pico's catered a gathering of family and friends at my house where we were celebrating my wife's and my Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. We had about 120 people present from all over the country and some from other countries. You food was the hit of the day. It was excellent.Your delivered the food and took care of every detail. We just served. It was a pleasure working with such competent and professional people. We will do this again. Thank you Pico's.
In an area full of bland seafood restaurants (Joe's Crab Shack and Red Lobster), its nice to find this refreshing spot. Their ownly downside is the service. When we first started going we had this delightful waitress. She was our main reason for coming all the time. We've watched the staff change constantly and lately the young teenagers they hire just aren't up to standard. They are always standing around the front door or out back chatting. Also, don't go on a themed party night. There aren't enough tables and you end up waiting hours for a table. The food is really good. Love their stuffed shrimp, gumbo and fish tacos. Don't miss out on their selection of desserts either!! Especially the bread pudding. Monday night all their on the board specials are under $9.00 making them very affordable. My daughter and I like going on Wednesday for the 1/2 price bottle of wine night which is great for long conversation over dinner and catching up. If you haven't been, at least give them a try!
I lucked out with Crawfish and Noodles...I met a friend of the family and was told to go there. I thought, "Why not...She's a friend; I support local restuarants..." And to my surprise, I fell in love, seriously! I absolutely LOVE spicy food! Even more so, SPICY CRAWFISH!! These crawfish are so spicy there and they're covered with garlic. But the best part is that each crawfish head is full of juice and the meat of the tail has tons of flavor!!! It's not like the other crawfish restuarants in Houston where they sprinkle spicy seasoning on the preboiled crawfish...Crawfish and Noodles must boil they're crawish in the sauce/juice, which they do to perfection!! I mean when I say that this restuarant has made it into my top 5 favorites in Houston...You will not be disappointed!!!!