Glenn Lindgren: At Café Piquet in Houston you'll find some good Cuban food made with care by some good Cuban people. This made-from-scratch place attracts a loyal crowd of local Cubans.

Jorge Castillo: You won't find any canned beans or frozen tostones at this place!

Raúl Musibay: This is a very pretty restaurant, despite the strip mall location.

Jorge Castillo: It's not overly fancy – just a very clean modern look.

Raúl Musibay: The walls are covered with memorabilia from Cuba.

Glenn: Cafe Piquet turns out some delicious appetizers from the fryer. The papa rellenas, croquetas, and several varieties of empanadas are highlights.

Raúl Musibay: The croquetas are very good, very similar to the ones we like best in Miami.

Glenn: The yuca frita was beyond excellent – just about the best we've ever had. The Yuca was cut in large meaty chunks and fried in hot oil until the outside was so crisp and crunchy, yum!

Raúl Musibay: The yuca frita was covered with mojo, although this version was mostly crushed garlic.

Jorge Castillo: Cafe Piquet offers a menu that includes several Cuban favorites with lunch and dinner specials providing nice bargains.

Glenn Lindgren: Their menu is not overly large – here they stick to several basic dishes.

Raúl Musibay: There were many places like this in Cuba, simple places that served a basic menu.

Glenn Lindgren: One of our readers raved about the great picadillo here, and we have to admit that it stands right up there with some of the best we've ever had.

Jorge Castillo: Almost as good as our own!

Glenn Lindgren: Cafe Pique does provide a lot of value for the money with Texas-sized portions.

Café Piquet

Jorge: No one leaves here hungry. The masitas fritas and the ropa vieja are standouts.

Glenn Lindgren: The masitas were very tender and juicy.

Raúl Musibay: If you like fish, this place serves up the best pargo entero frito in town. You get a very good sized fish cooked to perfection.

Glenn Lindgren: Save room for one of the Cuban comfort food desserts. The cascos de guayaba y queso (here made with cream cheese) is a sweet treat to end your meal and a real palate cleanser!

Raúl Musibay: The arroz con leche is sweet and creamy.

No one leaves here hungry! You get a very nice serving of masitas fritas.
If you like fish, this place serves up the best pargo entero frito in town.
HOURS: Tuesday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to
10:00 p.m. | Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Closed Mondays

PRICES: Most entrees $11.00 to $15.00. Cheaper at lunch

DRESS: Casual

BAR: Beer and wine only



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Café Piquet
5757 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77081

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