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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
10:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank 2fridad
Florissant, Missouri
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Dennisinmo
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jeno001
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank katrr2014
Barrancabermeja, Colombia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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!

Thank CarlosAhumada
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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...

Thank Horacio G
Eldon, Missouri
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

not sure why chinese fried rice is a side here, but thank goodness it is. it is the best fried rice I've ever had I had fried shrimp and oysters. Cant go wrong with gulf shrimp. First night in Houston next door to a very nice Days Inn we stayed at. So my plate consisted of fried shrimp and oysters,... More 

Thank woodpest
Peekskill, New York
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213 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

Looks funky and interesting from the outside but beware of the food. We had the red snapper with scallops and shrimp. The snapper completely over done, the "bay scallops" tasted like those poor farm raised Chinese specimen kept in a chemical solution to stay "fresh" the shrimp shared the same fate as the snapper, way overdone. Even the Margarita was... More 

Thank Peakclimber46
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Actually, better than in Mexico! Coming from a well travelled and dined mexican ;-) You should order Camarones Aguachile

Thank Horacio G
Houston, Texas
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554 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

I love Tampico...great food, good service, great prices and never pretentious. They even have a small fish market there if ya want to take home some fresh fish to cook yourself!

Thank Montecore1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 00:00
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?