In this edition of Black Girls Who Brunch take on the Houston Chronicle’s top 100 list, my co-worker and I took our Friday lunch trip to Pico’s Restaurant in Upper Kirby. Pico’s is a Mexican restaurant that attempts to recognize the different cuisines from the seven regions of Mexico.
The Setup: Pico’s is right in the mix off of Kirby and Richmond making it an easy trip for most inner loopers. Pardon my ignorance regarding Mexican architecture, but places like Pico’s always put in my the mind of the Alamo. Inside of the restaurant sticks with that theme with some attributes that remind me of a Texas ranch. Pico’s also has a tamale stand. The stand’s cute menu is one of the first things that greets you as you enter.
Service: Pico’s is pretty big so they seemed to accommodate the slower lunch crowd pretty well. . As I have said before, care to tight lunch schedules is essential for me when I venture out during the day for lunch. Pico’s did just that. The service was pleasant yet efficient. When we arrived there was no wait. We were in, out and back to work within an hour.
Food: I wanted something light since I was headed back to work, so ordered the Quesadillas Nortenas de Cangrejo with lump crab. According to the menu, the quesadillas feature cotija and chihuahua cheeses. These quesadillas were so good! Cooked to the perfect crisp, where the flavor of the tortilla comes to life. I was not familiar with the two cheeses included, but I loved them as well. The combination of the cheese plus the crab just made for a perfect quesadilla. As if the flavors were not already on point, they throw in a creamy chipotle sauce dipping sauce to top it off. Every restaurant has their version of quesadillas and when I am not feeling adventurous I order them because I mean who can really mess these things up. In that same vein, they are not always a dish that wows, but I have to say these are really good!