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May 13, 2010 11:46 AM

Best menu items at Pico's Mex Mex

I'm making a trip back to Pico's tomorrow (Friday); and am wondering if anyone has particular menu items they recommend. I love the Chilorio appetizer and I've already had the Cochinita Pibil (which was wonderful); but I'm wondering what else is great there. Any Pico's regulars out there that can hook me up with some suggestions? I'm not looking for any particular type of dish -- just the dishes that they do well..


Pico's Restaurant
5941 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77081

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  1. I like the Chilis en Nogada. An unusual dish only available in two other places in town. It is an interesting combo of shredded seasoned pork roasted in a poblano pepper with a walnut cream sauce and topped with pomegranite seeds. I believe the story is that colors represent the Mexican flag.

    1. It's so easy to name the best item on the menu, but first you have to have a shaker Margareta. I suggest the Classic. Make sure you finish it before ordering, it helps with the pronunciation.

      Close your eyes, spin the menu a couple of times and then with your eyes closed point. What ever your finger lands on will be the best item on the menu.

      I've worked my way thru the menu several times and discover some new flavor each time.

      Pico's Restaurant
      5941 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77081

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      1. re: Porscheboy

        Not bad advice, actually. I haven't worked my way through the menu but haven't come across anything to say to avoid. If lovemesomegoodfood is undecided and doesn't have some dish he/she wants to judge against other versions, just go with one of the 'most popular' listings.

      2. Maybe a bit late, we just blew in from Galveston, but I love the chilorio and the camarones al ajillo.

        1. I had a disappointing visit with a group at the new Kirby location of Pico's, the service was lacking and all the food was served cold. A bit of an embarrassment after talking it up to the guests. Maybe it just needs a bit more time to settle down. It was completely packed with a long wait on a Friday night.