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Tampico Seafood & Cocina Mexicana

$$ - $$$
Greater Heights
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2115 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77009-2419
+1 713-862-8425
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10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their seafood soup is the best I've ever had, bar none! They have absolutely the best fried shrimp and grilled whole snapper. Always friendly wait staff. Their salsa is like none other, served hot/warm and with really good chips.....you'll want to drink the salsa.

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Thank Colleen C
Amman, Jordan
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was very good. The restaurant offers fresh seafood and delicious Mexican appetizers. I highly recommend trying it :)

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Thank Wathiq H
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had the VUELVE A LA VIDA, a fish ceviche with shrimp, oysters and octopus, then we split a whole red snapper with shrimp, Veracruzana. Delicious. Service was excellent, everything was fresh. The large chains are good but this was better

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Thank CinBtown
Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The food was pretty good, not your average Mexican, but interesting combinations. I had the stuffed shrimp with jalapenos, cheese and wrapped in bacon. Very good! The scallops were also very good. Very reasonable prices and good portions. The only down side was the atmosphere. A little bright downstairs. On the way upstairs there was a bad smell that was... More 

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Thank BynaWV52
Houston, Texas
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183 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My brother was in from Austin so we decided to stay close to home for lunch with a quick trip over to Tampico for the whole red snapper, shrimp and scallops! It's always fun to have that huge dish placed in front of you then start tearing at it to for delicious bites! We also love the Micheladas with dark... More 

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Thank 2fridad
Florissant, Missouri
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Food and service are great. Will definitely come back. Atmosphere is appropriate for this type of cuisine.

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Thank Dennisinmo
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I always get the same thing with a group of friends - we get the whole grilled red snapper for the table to share. Their happy hour drink pricing is very reasonable. While the restaurant itself is kind of a hole in the wall, the upstairs is open on Friday and the weekend for larger groups.

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Thank Jeno001
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Tampico has been a neighborhood favorite for 20 years. Known for serving whole fried fish with shrimp on a plank - serves 3 or 4. Good fried shrimp. Good shrimp quesadillos. Seafood served a number of different ways - fried, sauteed with tomatoes, onions, and bellpeppers, broiled. Full bar. Good chips and salsa. Reasonable prices, good service.

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Thank katrr2014
Barrancabermeja, Colombia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The food was really good, I ordered the parrillada tampico and consisted of 3 shrimps, chicken, beef, and guacamole. Also served with french fries (maybe too much) and bean soup. The best was the attention, loads of very good treatment, smiles and excellent service. The hand made tortillas is a must!

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Thank CarlosAhumada
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Reminiscent of being in Zihuatanejo or Tampico, this is the real deal... You HAVE to order the Aguachile-shrimps, the best ones ever...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77009-2419
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 713-862-8425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?