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cafe pita

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(27 Reviews)

10890 westheimer rd, Houston, TX 77042

(713) 953-7237

Today: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lakeside Shopping Village, Westside, Briarforest
Coffee Shops, Take Out Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Continental Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Family Style, Take Out, Cafeterias, European, Continental

Price Range : Below Average

Good for Kids: Yes


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Gyro and goulash was wonderful...

Gyro and goulash was wonderful! The bread was fresh and fantastic! Out of Baklava, will have to go back! We loved it!



Provided by Citysearch - 
good food; sevice stinks

The title says it all: the food was good. We asked for a meal that they said was out, then some people sat down behind us and ordered the EXACT same thing. Of course he got it, but we didn't... and no they did not just come in with a lot of fresh ingredients. worste treated I ever have been in a restraunt. food is okay. they add the tip on the reciept already, there is no choice....



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Nek i Amerikanci jedu nasu hranu

Samo rokajte, ?evap ili ?evap jebat ga, vazno je da je sa lukom.
Pozdrav iz Bosne



Provided by Citysearch - 

Food: AMAZING but not all the items on the menu are available. I suggest you call to find out if they even have bread.
Service: level is seasonal. You will see what I mean. You would go from ""Amazing"" to ""Oh God, not that server again""



As always..a pleasure!

i always enjoy my visits to Cafe Pita. Absolutely love the food and the warm feeling you dont get at chain restaurants. The people are warm , the food is always hot and fresh, and dont even get me started on the starter bread with the butter...YUMMY!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Really good food

I can tell you the food is authentic and very good according to how it SHOULD taste. I love the food, however their service isn't the best. Yes it's a hole in the wall place, but it's very reasonably priced so I can't complain.
There's this one waitress... aghhh... when I see her I cross my fingers and hope that she doesn't approach our table first. Sucks at her job, poor thing.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Cevap Me!

This is the only Bosnian restaurant in the city of Houston and it's definitely very good. Besides the fact that Guy has visited this place, it's hands down as authentic as you can find around. Don't expect an extravagant dining ambiance. It's a hole in the wall, but if you know what to order, it can quickly become a place you go to repeatedly.

To start with, the restaurant has a BYOB policy. So if you want wine or beer with your food, be sure to bring it! They can accommodate wine glasses if you need them. I usually order the Beef Bourek, one of my favorite traditional dishes. The bourek is served hot with a side of cold Kajmak, a traditional spreadable cheese. My husband usually orders the cevap sandwich, which reminds him of home. It's served with kajmak, and a helping of Ajvar, which is a pickled tomato side dish, which with the Kajmak, marry perfectly together in taste.

On Saturdays, the restaurant actually roasts a whole lamb and serves it up in true Bosnian style. However, when the meat runs out, the dish is not served for the rest of the night. The place is usually packed during lunch and dinner, so make sure you either go earlier or later to be sure that you can find a table.

Monica 5


Provided by Citysearch - 
Who knew Bosnian food was good :)

We went in to Cafe Pita because it was my turn to pick a place and I saw it on the Food Netowrk and my husband wanted to just hit Subway :)

But when we were there, we were warmly greeted, and seated. It took a little bit of time to get our order in, but I ordered a spinach pocket (forgot the correct name), and my husband had the chicken shish ke bob.

My husband LOVED his dish and told me he was so happy I convinced him to go! I kinda liked my was not what I thought it would be but it was ok. The hummus was good and the fresh bread. I had dessert, the crepe and it was also ok.

We will be going back, especially since my husband loves the chicken!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Really Good

I got the hummus and stuffed Pljeskavice and my friend got pirjan. Both were really good. Mine was best described as a Bosnian hamburger that I'd love to have again, and his lamb shank was very tender and tasty.

I got a Mediterranean pizza. I saw the fresh dough being stretched out in front of me. It was pretty good, the crust had a bit too much flour though.



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Never knew I'd like Bosnian food!

lamb shank was delicious. And it was only $9 bucks.



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odlicna hrana

cafe pita is the best......svaka vam cast bobo i omer......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Wonderful HIDDEN Treasure!

I loved this little cafe! It is definitely a ""Hidden"" treasure across the street from Target. I had the Gyro which was REALLY good. A lot of places make the lamb too spicy and with too much pepper...theirs was perfect. My friends purchased the cevapi sandwiches and that was just delicious! The hummus with the cevapi bread? Heaven! I only wish I could have tried the chocolate/hazelnut crepe...Lent... There is still a lot of work to be done with this little cafe. The food is great, and the service was extremely welcoming and friendly, but they do lack experience, so just as one person said about being waited on last? I can see it being an honest mistake. It's a very relaxed atmosphere, but it's a place that will take up a good 1.5-2 hrs. Enjoy it! Plus, if two cute girls walked in, what man wouldn't want to wait on them first? If you're in a hurry, call your order in, pick it up, pay for it, and eat it outside on the patio! Anyways, I didn't feel like I was being discriminated against due to my ethnicity. Just remember...we all ble ed green to them anyways... : ) GREAT FOOD!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great authentic food!

I love this place. It was such a gem to find it when I moved to Houston. I like smaller restaurants since I am from the northeast and this place offers such an intimate atmosphere. The food is great, having been to Sarajevo, the cevapi are as good as any place over there. They have off-menu items, you kind of have to know about it and ask them for it, but it is worth it. The roast lamb is outstanding (and yes, it is lamb and not a dog, I know because my family has roasted whole lambs before, so unlike the paranoid dude down there, I know what they look like). I was not too impressed by the stuffed peppers, but the rest of the menu is great.
I always thought the service was great and I have been there over 10 times in the last year. I found that the best time to go is between 4 pm and 6 pm. I love the fact that it is BYOB, it seriously cuts down on the cost of eating out.



Provided by Citysearch - 

I was visiting Houston for the first time on a business trip. when I go to a new town I like to go to restaurants off the beaten path. Well lucky me to stumble upon Cafe Pita. It's on a corner of an old strip mall. Having eaten Chinese and Japanese food for the past 3 days I was in the mood for something way different! When I first walked in I almost walked right out.....This place was so tiny and I felt as if I was interrupting someones family dinner. So out of awkwardness I immediately looked down and started to read the menu and was intrigued, so I decided to stick around. As I was waiting for my food I started to look around and saw the many framed reviews this tiny little establishment has racked up.
I ended up ordering the Gyro Sandwich and a delicious salad. The gyro meat was alright it was sliced paper thin and tasty, but the pita bread it rested on was how do you say????....""Off the chain!!"" It was soft and warm and fresh....It could have used a little more tzatiki sauce, but nonetheless it was mmmm, but the star for me was that delicious salad. The vinaigrette was pure perfection. The 1/2 salad I ordered had shavings of some sort of prosciutto on top. The olives were huge and juicy and the feta was some of the creamiest feta cheese I have ever put in my mouth. I loved the salad so much I went back the next day for it got crowded quick!! There was only one waitress there and every table in there was filled!!
Now that's a good sign of great food!!



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It's not a dog- you filty animal!!!

OMG!! First of all I cannot believe that someone in their right mind would think that any restaurant in Houston would ""rottiserie"" a DOG!! you really have to be dumb to think that!

OK- now for my experience- I really liked Cafe Pita. The food is great, always fresh and staff is friendly. I would highly recomend it to everyone!



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Worst service in Houston

This place stinks if you are not a regular or from eastern Europe. No A/C, and two foreign-speaking tables were waited on before my friend and were (we were there seated and ready to order before those two tables came in). Horrible food and service.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Amazing restaurant

The proverbial hole in the wall in all it's glory. Tucked away in a forgotten strip center but truly worth the drive. The restaurant has a decent decor and is very clean. Service can be spotty, especially at peak times but most of the staff is very nice and helpful.

But on to the food. First off I am American as they come but I have been to Bosnia and tried their food on many occasions. I've got to say Cafe Pita is equal or better than some of the more famous Bosnian spots. Their cevapi is just as good as any overseas as is the burek and the lepinja. The hummus is quite good as are their desserts. If you have any doubts about whether you will like it-have no worries, it's pretty simple food with great seasoning.

The cevapi is supremely seasoned meat (like gyros) with a sourdough type bread and they also have a hamburger type version that can be stuffed with cheese and mushrooms. Burek is a cylinder shaped dough stuffed with meat. Other similar dishes are stuffed with cheese or spinach.

The food can be a bit inconsistent at times and their popular specialty dishes like lamb can sell out on busy times like Saturday night. But the trip is truly worth it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good but needs some work.

My family went, there were five of us on that night. We all ordered, it took a while and it was very busy. The hummus and stuff was great and all of our meals were good but they gave us substitutions for the regular sides. This would not have been as much of a problem if they had just asked us if we wanted the substitutions. My father-in-law is a fat a phobe and when they gave him fries instead of rice he freaked.

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