Though the imperial Doric columns inside Cafe Piquet aren't indicative of the cuisine's origins, the pictures and artifacts on the walls—which range from movie-star portraits to framed bills of currency—all pay homage to Cuba. The authentic decor echoes the traditional recipes in the family-owned kitchen. There, chefs layer swiss cheese, ham, pork, mustard, and pickles onto medianoche sandwiches that helped the restaurant win the 2009 Houston Press award for Best Cuban Restaurant. The paper deemed the sandwiches "easily the best in the city," and commented on the menu’s knack for drawing crowds of native Cubans with its recipes.
Those recipes include plates of grilled red snapper, pork chops, and sirloin steak that arrive with sides of plantains and yucca, imbued with flavor from garlic and creole sauces. After devouring the dishes, full visitors who have become sleepy can conclude meals with cups of cuban coffee.
Try Tropical Island Cafe's Cuban tamale or some black bean soup for authentic Latin-American fare in Houston's Houston district. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Tropical Island Cafe's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Bring the whole family to Tropical Island Cafe, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Al fresco eating options are also available at Tropical Island Cafe, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
The dress code at Tropical Island Cafe is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Tropical Island Cafe also offers catering. You can also grab your food to go.
A typical meal at Tropical Island Cafe will set you back less than $30. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Tropical Island Cafe serves up all three meals.
El Rey Taqueria is perfect for grabbing a quick (and tasty) taco or two. The menu at El Rey Taqueria does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Gather the whole family for a trip to El Rey Taqueria — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. Find ample room to enjoy yourself at El Rey Taqueria — this spot caters to large groups.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit El Rey Taqueria — it's strictly casual. Or, take your food to-go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of El Rey Taqueria to your next party or event.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Chow down at El Rey Taqueria without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15. El Rey Taqueria serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
The flavors of old Havana are alive and well at Rincon Criollo Cuban Cuisine. Rincon Criollo Cuban Cuisine is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Families will feel right at home at Rincon Criollo Cuban Cuisine with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
For easy dining, Rincon Criollo Cuban Cuisine provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Rincon Criollo Cuban Cuisine. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Rincon Criollo Cuban Cuisine since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Munch on traditional Cuban dishes like empanadas at Flor De Cuba. None of the fare at Flor De Cuba is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Flor De Cuba's menu. Flor De Cuba is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Flor De Cuba.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig. If time is of the essence, Flor De Cuba's take-out option may be a better fit.
Expect your bill at Flor De Cuba to come in at around $30 per person.
Kick back and enjoy flavorful tacos, burritos and chips and salsa at El Rey Taqueria. Plan to indulge a bit at El Rey Taqueria, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. El Rey Taqueria is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Dine out in the open during El Rey Taqueria's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
The super-affordable fare at El Rey Taqueria will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15.