Isla Coqui Restaurant & Bar

★★★☆☆
  • 1801 Durham Dr Ste 1A

    Houston, TX 77007

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  • 713-861-1000

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I love Latin food and this place is not the exception the Puerto Rican food is riquisimo. Personally I thought it was a little pricey but to have once in a while is not bad. the alcapurrias, pastel and mofongo were great. too bad the place got close.

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★★★★☆

I love Latin food and this place is not the exception the Puerto Rican food is riquisimo. Personally I thought it was a little pricey but to have once in a while is not bad. the alcapurrias, pastel and mofongo were great. too bad the place got close.

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STAY AWAY FROM THIS NON-PUERTO RICAN RESTUARANT, POSITIVE REMARKS ON THIS SITE ARE FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS. i HAD THE DISPLEASURE OF EATING HERE ONCE, THATS ALL IT TOOK.

BETTER OFF EATING AT TEX-CHIC FOR REAL PR FOOD, TRY THE BREADED STEAK

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★☆☆☆☆

STAY AWAY FROM THIS NON-PUERTO RICAN RESTUARANT, POSITIVE REMARKS ON THIS SITE ARE FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS. i HAD THE DISPLEASURE OF EATING HERE ONCE, THATS ALL IT TOOK.

BETTER OFF EATING AT TEX-CHIC FOR REAL PR FOOD, TRY THE BREADED STEAK

Pros: EASY TO FIND

Cons: DONT WASTE YOUR TIME

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I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and have now been in Houston for 5 years. All this time I had been looking forward for a Puertorican restaurant that had normal operating hours and a bit more space (as compared to the other place near montrose). After hearing about this place, I finally made it there...what a disapointment. As soon as you drive up the first thing you see are two tacky tables outside that do not go at all with the whole restaurants decor. You walk in and you are basically in a large empty room with painted concrete floors and scattered tables along with a flat screen tv (obviously these guys have not spent a lot of time in researching restaurant staging). As soon as we sat down the waitstaff came around and were very pleasnant. The menu selections were small for the entrees, but had enough to properly represent your average restaurant back on the island. Our party of three ordered different plates and appetizers and have to say they all tasted surprisingly good. A true authentic taste, but nothing that would have me go back to it, if it were located IN Puerto Rico. The food did take a long time to come out, which was surprising as it was Saturday at 7pm, and there were only 4 other tables to serve! The true breaking point for me was the tab. The total for a meal of 3 (2 appetizers, 3 entrees, 3 sodas, and 3 desserts) was over $100!!! Not counting the tip. This meal in PR can vary significantly depending on where you go, but could be as low as $25 and much higher but NEVER as much as this. You could go to Aj!l! M*jili in San Juan and get extremely better food at a very upscale, trendy restaurant for less than this. PR cuisine is simply made, with mostly innexpensive items, so to charge these prices is ridiculous. I mean, think about it, you could go to a top steak house in town and spend less...Finally a place with good PR food, but unfortunately way too overpriced. Will NOT be going back again.

1
★★☆☆☆

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and have now been in Houston for 5 years. All this time I had been looking forward for a Puertorican restaurant that had normal operating hours and a bit more space (as compared to the other place near montrose). After hearing about this place, I finally made it there...what a disapointment. As soon as you drive up the first thing you see are two tacky tables outside that do not go at all with the whole restaurants decor. You walk in and you are basically in a large empty room with painted concrete floors and scattered tables along with a flat screen tv (obviously these guys have not spent a lot of time in researching restaurant staging). As soon as we sat down the waitstaff came around and were very pleasnant. The menu selections were small for the entrees, but had enough to properly represent your average restaurant back on the island. Our party of three ordered different plates and appetizers and have to say they all tasted surprisingly good. A true authentic taste, but nothing that would have me go back to it, if it were located IN Puerto Rico. The food did take a long time to come out, which was surprising as it was Saturday at 7pm, and there were only 4 other tables to serve! The true breaking point for me was the tab. The total for a meal of 3 (2 appetizers, 3 entrees, 3 sodas, and 3 desserts) was over $100!!! Not counting the tip. This meal in PR can vary significantly depending on where you go, but could be as low as $25 and much higher but NEVER as much as this. You could go to Aj!l! M*jili in San Juan and get extremely better food at a very upscale, trendy restaurant for less than this. PR cuisine is simply made, with mostly innexpensive items, so to charge these prices is ridiculous. I mean, think about it, you could go to a top steak house in town and spend less...Finally a place with good PR food, but unfortunately way too overpriced. Will NOT be going back again.

Pros: Decent variety of menu options with good taste.

Cons: Bland decor, too slow and WAY OVERPRICED.

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I am truly 100% Puerto Rican. Borned, raised my entire life in Puerto Rico. Been in Texas for 4 years only. I live in Austin and came to Houston for a business trip, and found Isla Coqui on the internet to have dinner with my boss and show off my culture after working all day. I do not regret it at all. The menu gives you plenty of options. Music is very good, not loud like other review stated. Service is excellent! Not sure what some reviews were talking about when they indicated that the service was slow...but our food came back fairly quick. I do agree that it was a little over priced, but I think its because of the area. Overall, I would recommend this place to anyone. Its awesome! =o)

2
★★★★☆

I am truly 100% Puerto Rican. Borned, raised my entire life in Puerto Rico. Been in Texas for 4 years only. I live in Austin and came to Houston for a business trip, and found Isla Coqui on the internet to have dinner with my boss and show off my culture after working all day. I do not regret it at all. The menu gives you plenty of options. Music is very good, not loud like other review stated. Service is excellent! Not sure what some reviews were talking about when they indicated that the service was slow...but our food came back fairly quick. I do agree that it was a little over priced, but I think its because of the area. Overall, I would recommend this place to anyone. Its awesome! =o)

Pros: Great Service, Food, Ambience

Cons: A little over priced

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We recently moved to Houston from Puerto Rico. I'm a real puertorican, born, raised and fed my entire life. As soon as I found out about this place I has to go, only to be very dissapointed. Food was ok, but the service is VERY slow and it is extremely pricey. Some of you may be accustomed to pay $15.00 for an entree which is not bad. But these same entrees and much more food and flavor in your plate you will pay at the most $7.00 back in PR, and trust me, there is nothing rare about the ingredients, specially in a city where you can find all sorts of puertorican stuff, to justify the high price. So when homesick and craving mama's food, rather stay home and cook it.

1
★★★☆☆

We recently moved to Houston from Puerto Rico. I'm a real puertorican, born, raised and fed my entire life. As soon as I found out about this place I has to go, only to be very dissapointed. Food was ok, but the service is VERY slow and it is extremely pricey. Some of you may be accustomed to pay $15.00 for an entree which is not bad. But these same entrees and much more food and flavor in your plate you will pay at the most $7.00 back in PR, and trust me, there is nothing rare about the ingredients, specially in a city where you can find all sorts of puertorican stuff, to justify the high price. So when homesick and craving mama's food, rather stay home and cook it.

Pros: Food...somewhat

Cons: Price, Service

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I can't begin to describe what a horrible experience this was. My husband and I sat at our table, he ordered a margarita - I a diet pepsi. I have never seen a slower server in my life, and I'm pretty fair because I used to be one. So to see her pass our table numerous times with the margarita melting at the bar was a bit annoying. And to top it off, she would say 'Your drinks are almost ready' when she did pass by. Bear in mind there were maybe 10 tables full - definitely not a busy night. The food was DISGUSTING. We ordered Mofongos - which was basically a hill of garlic and mush. I literally vomitted within the hour.

A very upsetting point was also how people that knew the owners/staff got superior treatment. As we got our plates I asked for a cheese empanada to go with it - considering how I could not even look at the entree. It wasn't until our plates were cleared and I asked for the check that the server had the nerve to bring it out to me. All the while, a table that upon entering emrabced our server in a hug, had her undivided attention.

So far, this would be the worst restaurant I've been to in Houston. And we've lived here for 20 years.

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't begin to describe what a horrible experience this was. My husband and I sat at our table, he ordered a margarita - I a diet pepsi. I have never seen a slower server in my life, and I'm pretty fair because I used to be one. So to see her pass our table numerous times with the margarita melting at the bar was a bit annoying. And to top it off, she would say 'Your drinks are almost ready' when she did pass by. Bear in mind there were maybe 10 tables full - definitely not a busy night. The food was DISGUSTING. We ordered Mofongos - which was basically a hill of garlic and mush. I literally vomitted within the hour.

A very upsetting point was also how people that knew the owners/staff got superior treatment. As we got our plates I asked for a cheese empanada to go with it - considering how I could not even look at the entree. It wasn't until our plates were cleared and I asked for the check that the server had the nerve to bring it out to me. All the while, a table that upon entering emrabced our server in a hug, had her undivided attention.

So far, this would be the worst restaurant I've been to in Houston. And we've lived here for 20 years.

Pros: Nada

Cons: Everything

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I have lived in the Houston area for 13 years and have always longed for Puerto Rican food. Well, last Saturday I found the perfect place. The food was superb and the service exceptional. When I mentioned to our waitress that I would be writing a review, all she asked was that I did not mention her name. I wish I could. I live quite a distance away, but the experience made the trip well worth it.

2
★★★★★

I have lived in the Houston area for 13 years and have always longed for Puerto Rican food. Well, last Saturday I found the perfect place. The food was superb and the service exceptional. When I mentioned to our waitress that I would be writing a review, all she asked was that I did not mention her name. I wish I could. I live quite a distance away, but the experience made the trip well worth it.

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Found none

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I was visiting friends from my native Brooklyn who moved to Houston last year. I really loved this restaurant! The food was soooo good, the atmosphere was very fesitve and the staff was wonderfully friendly and attentive. Also, the Coquito was excellent!

I didn't think you could get Coquito down there, and my friends do not make it (and they are Puerto Rican, I mean really!), so I had brought them down a few bottles of Mi Abuelita Coquito from my local store in Brooklyn, so between Isla Coqui and the bottles I brought down, they have more Coquito than they know what to do with. LOL!

In any case, I highly recommend Isla Coqui!

2
★★★★★

I was visiting friends from my native Brooklyn who moved to Houston last year. I really loved this restaurant! The food was soooo good, the atmosphere was very fesitve and the staff was wonderfully friendly and attentive. Also, the Coquito was excellent!

I didn't think you could get Coquito down there, and my friends do not make it (and they are Puerto Rican, I mean really!), so I had brought them down a few bottles of Mi Abuelita Coquito from my local store in Brooklyn, so between Isla Coqui and the bottles I brought down, they have more Coquito than they know what to do with. LOL!

In any case, I highly recommend Isla Coqui!

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I am a 100% Puertorican and I grew up in NJ/NYC and looking for a Puerto Rican restaurant in Houston is like looking for a needle in a hay stack!! LOL So, I loved the food it was almost as good as my Mama's food and the atmosphere was so much fun! The owners came to our table and gave us coquito on the house and we had a blast!! The service was a little slow and the portions are small, so don't expect alot of food like we're use to serving at home...LOL that's why Hispanics are so overweight, we need to learn to eat smaller portions.... ANYWHO, over all the place is nice and food is excellent and the atmosphere is alot of fun especially on Friday Nights.. So if your looking for some good Puerto Rican food, Isla Coqui is the place to be!

2
★★★★★

I am a 100% Puertorican and I grew up in NJ/NYC and looking for a Puerto Rican restaurant in Houston is like looking for a needle in a hay stack!! LOL So, I loved the food it was almost as good as my Mama's food and the atmosphere was so much fun! The owners came to our table and gave us coquito on the house and we had a blast!! The service was a little slow and the portions are small, so don't expect alot of food like we're use to serving at home...LOL that's why Hispanics are so overweight, we need to learn to eat smaller portions.... ANYWHO, over all the place is nice and food is excellent and the atmosphere is alot of fun especially on Friday Nights.. So if your looking for some good Puerto Rican food, Isla Coqui is the place to be!

Pros: Good Food

Cons: The service can be a little faster...

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Considering that there are only perhaps 3 or 4 "puerto rican" restaurants in town - no wonder this makes the list as the best. Not a fair comparison. The wait was long, the lady seemed disoriented and the food portions were small, yet high in calories and fat from the look of the fried dish. The coquito was ok...but most of all puerto rican restaurants pride themselves with a good coquito. so thats nothing new. This place is in a shopping strip off a highway (not very romantic so dont recommend for dates). Owners seemed too busy drinking than attending their guests. Service was slow. Music too loud - not appropriate when people dine, makes for a less than comfortable dining experience. I went there another time but was turned away because it was closed and they werent ready...so tried again. and unfortunately with a date.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Considering that there are only perhaps 3 or 4 "puerto rican" restaurants in town - no wonder this makes the list as the best. Not a fair comparison. The wait was long, the lady seemed disoriented and the food portions were small, yet high in calories and fat from the look of the fried dish. The coquito was ok...but most of all puerto rican restaurants pride themselves with a good coquito. so thats nothing new. This place is in a shopping strip off a highway (not very romantic so dont recommend for dates). Owners seemed too busy drinking than attending their guests. Service was slow. Music too loud - not appropriate when people dine, makes for a less than comfortable dining experience. I went there another time but was turned away because it was closed and they werent ready...so tried again. and unfortunately with a date.

Pros: Cant think of any

Cons: See review

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I just came from dining at the Isla Coqui Restaurant & Bar.
I'm a Puerto Rican from Salinas and Grew up in New York City (Brooklyn).
This is the best Puerto Rican food I've had in Houston since I left NYC.
Try the Coquito!
On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this restaurant a 10 !!!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I just came from dining at the Isla Coqui Restaurant & Bar.
I'm a Puerto Rican from Salinas and Grew up in New York City (Brooklyn).
This is the best Puerto Rican food I've had in Houston since I left NYC.
Try the Coquito!
On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this restaurant a 10 !!!!!!!!!

Pros: location

Cons: not closer to me

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My fiance was really excited when we happened upon this restaurant because he spent a summer working in the Dominican Republic while in college, which has very similar dishes. Our excitement was quickly spoiled by the terrible service. The waiter spent about 7-8 minutes before even greeting us. The menu clearly shows that it takes 15-20 minutes if you order mofongo, but it took 40. Our waiter did not even stop by once between when we ordered and when the food came. He wasn't busy either, and spent much of the time eating behind the counter while we waited, hungry for our food. When the food finally arrived, we were so angry, we couldn't enjoy it anymore. To top it all off, it's overpriced.....$20 for mofongo. We're not coming back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My fiance was really excited when we happened upon this restaurant because he spent a summer working in the Dominican Republic while in college, which has very similar dishes. Our excitement was quickly spoiled by the terrible service. The waiter spent about 7-8 minutes before even greeting us. The menu clearly shows that it takes 15-20 minutes if you order mofongo, but it took 40. Our waiter did not even stop by once between when we ordered and when the food came. He wasn't busy either, and spent much of the time eating behind the counter while we waited, hungry for our food. When the food finally arrived, we were so angry, we couldn't enjoy it anymore. To top it all off, it's overpriced.....$20 for mofongo. We're not coming back.

Pros: Nice ambience

Cons: Everything else....particularly service

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I was one of the first costumers that this place had and after the way that I was treated im surpise they stil in business, staff has no clue of what service is, the so famous Pina Colada was blend and when I ask him to fix it with some pina he just dump it and gave me another that was just as blend and charged me for both, I brought a group of 52 people and none of them will go back, every dish on the menu was over $13 and portion were small and not the best flavor, Im boricua and I rather go to a Cuban Restaurant

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was one of the first costumers that this place had and after the way that I was treated im surpise they stil in business, staff has no clue of what service is, the so famous Pina Colada was blend and when I ask him to fix it with some pina he just dump it and gave me another that was just as blend and charged me for both, I brought a group of 52 people and none of them will go back, every dish on the menu was over $13 and portion were small and not the best flavor, Im boricua and I rather go to a Cuban Restaurant

Pros: Only Puertorican restaurant I know in Houston

Cons: Just about everything

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ok i actually have lived in puerto rico and you will never get food outside puerto rico that tastes the same, that is due to the water used in puerto rico comapired to houston. same reason u cant get NY pizza anywhere else.... But i will tell you this.... Authentic Puerto Rican YES YES YES great menu u can get everything on the menu every time you go.... maybe not pastelles but i have never been disapointed. yes it it a family-owned restaurant so dont be supprized for their teen aged son taking your order. it is a little expensive but well worth the price i would pay double what they charge... thats how good it is. all they need is Medalla and DonQ Limon..... and it would be like bebos in san juan....great food good service

2
★★★★★

ok i actually have lived in puerto rico and you will never get food outside puerto rico that tastes the same, that is due to the water used in puerto rico comapired to houston. same reason u cant get NY pizza anywhere else.... But i will tell you this.... Authentic Puerto Rican YES YES YES great menu u can get everything on the menu every time you go.... maybe not pastelles but i have never been disapointed. yes it it a family-owned restaurant so dont be supprized for their teen aged son taking your order. it is a little expensive but well worth the price i would pay double what they charge... thats how good it is. all they need is Medalla and DonQ Limon..... and it would be like bebos in san juan....great food good service

Pros: GREAT FOOD, decor, super nice people plenty of parking

Cons: price a little high but worth it

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I started going to Isla Coqui this year and I have noticed that the service and the menu are getting better. I am from Panama and this food is very similar to the one from my country. I like the "churrasco", the masitas (pork), the tostones, and all the tropcical drinks they preapare there. I also enjoy the t"res leches". They really do a good. love going there when they have live music. The first Friday of each month they have a "balada" singer from Puerto Rico named Lourdes Jimenez., her voice is so wonderfu. Go and see it by yourself and enjoy the food!!

2
★★★★★

I started going to Isla Coqui this year and I have noticed that the service and the menu are getting better. I am from Panama and this food is very similar to the one from my country. I like the "churrasco", the masitas (pork), the tostones, and all the tropcical drinks they preapare there. I also enjoy the t"res leches". They really do a good. love going there when they have live music. The first Friday of each month they have a "balada" singer from Puerto Rico named Lourdes Jimenez., her voice is so wonderfu. Go and see it by yourself and enjoy the food!!

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Late at night looking for a new place to try we stumbled upon a gem. A Puerto Rican restaurant ran like Mama's kitchen. The family owned establishment is run by two mighty ladies who start early and cook all day! They chat with diners making you feel welcome and at home. When the food is out, then there's no more.

We were encouraged to start our meal with a Coquito. A special House drink that is creamy and delicious. They make this shot with whisky, white run, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon. Muy delicioso!

Then we sampled the Cheese Empanada with its flaky crust and potato like filling. Simple and delightful with slight zest. Next we adventured by ordering the Cod Fish Cake. Similar to a pancake with a slightly crisp texture from being lightly fried. The sticky, savory filling with lots of Cod flavor was a treat for the palate. Our last appetizer was the best! A Green Plantain and Beef Croquette. The sweet aroma invites you to taste and the melange of flavors is outstanding. First you bite through the outer layer which is friend like a hush puppy with a cheesy crust then into the soft light filling. Heavenly!

Now we were on to dinner. I ordered the Grilled Pork Chop w/ Pink Beans and Maduros while my husband enjoyed the traditional Pork Pastel with Rice and Pigeon Peas. Both were so great we had to switch half way through. The pork chop is one of the best Ive ever had. The pastel reminded my husband of his Great Aunt who sent them here from Puerto Rico. A perfect end to a relaxing gourmet home cooked meal... in a setting much more fun than home.

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★★★★★

Late at night looking for a new place to try we stumbled upon a gem. A Puerto Rican restaurant ran like Mama's kitchen. The family owned establishment is run by two mighty ladies who start early and cook all day! They chat with diners making you feel welcome and at home. When the food is out, then there's no more.

We were encouraged to start our meal with a Coquito. A special House drink that is creamy and delicious. They make this shot with whisky, white run, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon. Muy delicioso!

Then we sampled the Cheese Empanada with its flaky crust and potato like filling. Simple and delightful with slight zest. Next we adventured by ordering the Cod Fish Cake. Similar to a pancake with a slightly crisp texture from being lightly fried. The sticky, savory filling with lots of Cod flavor was a treat for the palate. Our last appetizer was the best! A Green Plantain and Beef Croquette. The sweet aroma invites you to taste and the melange of flavors is outstanding. First you bite through the outer layer which is friend like a hush puppy with a cheesy crust then into the soft light filling. Heavenly!

Now we were on to dinner. I ordered the Grilled Pork Chop w/ Pink Beans and Maduros while my husband enjoyed the traditional Pork Pastel with Rice and Pigeon Peas. Both were so great we had to switch half way through. The pork chop is one of the best Ive ever had. The pastel reminded my husband of his Great Aunt who sent them here from Puerto Rico. A perfect end to a relaxing gourmet home cooked meal... in a setting much more fun than home.

Pros: great food, wonderful service, nice people

Cons: menu is unorganized and hard to order from since there are several versions

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I actually was not all that impressed. Having lived in Puerto Rico I was so excited to try the food. I was kinda dissapointed. Although the ambience is great and the music is awesome and the people are friendly, they had their 14 year son doing the waiting, not at all what I expected. Although it is like that in Puerto Rico, I believe the restaurant is too big and expensive for that. The food was good, although extremely overpriced. I do understand that you have to pay for typical anything food, cause you are not eating just burger and fries. Although if you think about it, you do spend about $7-10 at McDonalds these days. The coquitos are great, and the fact that they have frituras(fried foods) is awesome cause those are hard to find here in Houston. But honestly I guess I was expecting soooooooooooo much more then what I received. The place is really cool though, the music and the people are great, but the food was not all that amazing for the price I was paying. I guess it was because my Abuelita was not in the kitchen cooking!!! And $20 for a mofongo, which I make a million times better at home for my entire family of 6 for less then $10, it was not really worth it. I wish they wold lower their prices just a little, I am sure to come back for frituras and the music, but not for anything else.

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★★★☆☆

I actually was not all that impressed. Having lived in Puerto Rico I was so excited to try the food. I was kinda dissapointed. Although the ambience is great and the music is awesome and the people are friendly, they had their 14 year son doing the waiting, not at all what I expected. Although it is like that in Puerto Rico, I believe the restaurant is too big and expensive for that. The food was good, although extremely overpriced. I do understand that you have to pay for typical anything food, cause you are not eating just burger and fries. Although if you think about it, you do spend about $7-10 at McDonalds these days. The coquitos are great, and the fact that they have frituras(fried foods) is awesome cause those are hard to find here in Houston. But honestly I guess I was expecting soooooooooooo much more then what I received. The place is really cool though, the music and the people are great, but the food was not all that amazing for the price I was paying. I guess it was because my Abuelita was not in the kitchen cooking!!! And $20 for a mofongo, which I make a million times better at home for my entire family of 6 for less then $10, it was not really worth it. I wish they wold lower their prices just a little, I am sure to come back for frituras and the music, but not for anything else.

Pros: Brought back alot of memories, food is not that bad, music is good, atmosphere is fun

Cons: waitstaff not trained properly, too expensive

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MY BOYFRIEND AND I HAD DINNER THERE THIS PAST SATURDAY AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME. HE IS A NATIVE PUERTO RICAN AND HE COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW PERFECT THE MENU WAS. I COULD TELL THAT THE FOOD AND THE WONDERFUL, GREAT ATTENTIVENESS FROM THE STAFF GAVE HIM THAT BACK HOME EXPERIENCE WHICH WAS SUPER NICE. IT WAS ALSO MY SECOND TIME THERE AND THIS TIME AROUND I TRIED THEIR WONDERFUL COQUITO AND A CUBA LIBRE . HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SPOT .... DONT FORGET THE DESSERT A++++

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★★★★★

MY BOYFRIEND AND I HAD DINNER THERE THIS PAST SATURDAY AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME. HE IS A NATIVE PUERTO RICAN AND HE COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW PERFECT THE MENU WAS. I COULD TELL THAT THE FOOD AND THE WONDERFUL, GREAT ATTENTIVENESS FROM THE STAFF GAVE HIM THAT BACK HOME EXPERIENCE WHICH WAS SUPER NICE. IT WAS ALSO MY SECOND TIME THERE AND THIS TIME AROUND I TRIED THEIR WONDERFUL COQUITO AND A CUBA LIBRE . HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SPOT .... DONT FORGET THE DESSERT A++++

Pros: THE FRIENDLINESS OF THE STAFF

Cons: FOOD TOOK A LITTLE LONG BUT IT WAS WORTH IT !

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TO BE HONEST WITH ALL MY PUERTORICAN PEOPLE LIVING IN THE HOUSTON AREA;THIS PLACES IS A MESS;REALLY I DONT THINKS THE OWNERS ARE FROM "PUERTO RICO"BECAUSE FIRST THE FOOD ARE BADDDDD;BELIVE ME AND THE PRICES ARE EXTREMALY HIGH.....SORRY BUT THAT
IS THE REALITY;;;;;;;;;;;;

UN BORICUA DE VERDAD

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★☆☆☆☆

TO BE HONEST WITH ALL MY PUERTORICAN PEOPLE LIVING IN THE HOUSTON AREA;THIS PLACES IS A MESS;REALLY I DONT THINKS THE OWNERS ARE FROM "PUERTO RICO"BECAUSE FIRST THE FOOD ARE BADDDDD;BELIVE ME AND THE PRICES ARE EXTREMALY HIGH.....SORRY BUT THAT
IS THE REALITY;;;;;;;;;;;;

UN BORICUA DE VERDAD

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A little on the overpriced side given their portion size. I asked for tostones, and they gave me amarillitos dulces (which were great btw). I recommend it wholeheartedly, if you can overlook the menu prices.
The BEST Mofongo you can get besides your own home, and a Tembleque to DIE for.

2
★★★★☆

A little on the overpriced side given their portion size. I asked for tostones, and they gave me amarillitos dulces (which were great btw). I recommend it wholeheartedly, if you can overlook the menu prices.
The BEST Mofongo you can get besides your own home, and a Tembleque to DIE for.

Pros: The decor is stupendous, great for a nice cocktail party.

Cons: Some items are overpriced

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I was very disappointed with the service and the food. I had heard some good things and decided to try it out for myself, well my advice to all is to save your money and time and try other Caribbean restaurants in town. It is a shame since there are not many Puerto Rican restaurants in Houston to go and enjoy authentic food.
First, the staff did not come around to take a drink order until we had been there 20 minutes (there was only 3 tables occupied). The empanadas de carne were very cold inside, almost frozen, and the portion of the meal for the price is ridiculous. Overpriced!!!!!
Best advice is to go with the proven Caribbean or South American restaurants in Houston and hope that the Isla Coqui will improve with the staff and food before losing many customers.

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★★☆☆☆

I was very disappointed with the service and the food. I had heard some good things and decided to try it out for myself, well my advice to all is to save your money and time and try other Caribbean restaurants in town. It is a shame since there are not many Puerto Rican restaurants in Houston to go and enjoy authentic food.
First, the staff did not come around to take a drink order until we had been there 20 minutes (there was only 3 tables occupied). The empanadas de carne were very cold inside, almost frozen, and the portion of the meal for the price is ridiculous. Overpriced!!!!!
Best advice is to go with the proven Caribbean or South American restaurants in Houston and hope that the Isla Coqui will improve with the staff and food before losing many customers.

Pros: Only "desperate" source of Puerto Rican food in town, location

Cons: Service, food temperature, overpriced

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I just got back from eating at Isla Coqui and wanted to leave a rave review for them. I tried the beef and cheese empanadas, the churrasco steak with the stewed pink beans and rice with peas as well as a strawberry daquiri. The food was excellent and the service was just as great. It was my first time visiting and I was allowed to try the coquito which is a coconut milk drink with spices similar to eggnog before ordering my drink. It would be an excellent after dinner drink! Overall, highly rated and highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

I just got back from eating at Isla Coqui and wanted to leave a rave review for them. I tried the beef and cheese empanadas, the churrasco steak with the stewed pink beans and rice with peas as well as a strawberry daquiri. The food was excellent and the service was just as great. It was my first time visiting and I was allowed to try the coquito which is a coconut milk drink with spices similar to eggnog before ordering my drink. It would be an excellent after dinner drink! Overall, highly rated and highly recommended.

Pros: Parking, service, food

Cons: None!

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¿Donde se come buena comida Puertorriqueña en Houston? Las respuestas son muy limitadas. Pero ahora tenemos una nueva opcion en el vecindario... La gente buena de ISla Coqui! Y llegaron para quedarse. El arroz con habichuelas y tostones como los de la vecina en el barrio, las alcapurrias como las de cualquier chinchorro al lado de la carrtera en camino a la playa. ¡Sabor puertorriqueño al 100! Solo detalles en el servicio harian de esta esquinita el lugar ideal para traer clientes, ademas de amigos, para el almuerzo. La cena te remonta a los buenos restaurantes de la Isla, buena gente a tu alrededor, buena comida, buena musica y una barra sin complejo alguno. Bionita decoracion, ambiente espacioso y buen estacionamiento. ¡¿Que mas puedo pedir?!

2
★★★★☆

¿Donde se come buena comida Puertorriqueña en Houston? Las respuestas son muy limitadas. Pero ahora tenemos una nueva opcion en el vecindario... La gente buena de ISla Coqui! Y llegaron para quedarse. El arroz con habichuelas y tostones como los de la vecina en el barrio, las alcapurrias como las de cualquier chinchorro al lado de la carrtera en camino a la playa. ¡Sabor puertorriqueño al 100! Solo detalles en el servicio harian de esta esquinita el lugar ideal para traer clientes, ademas de amigos, para el almuerzo. La cena te remonta a los buenos restaurantes de la Isla, buena gente a tu alrededor, buena comida, buena musica y una barra sin complejo alguno. Bionita decoracion, ambiente espacioso y buen estacionamiento. ¡¿Que mas puedo pedir?!

Pros: La mejor comida puertorriqueña en Houston

Cons: Necesitan meseros con experiencia.

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Accesible location with parking facilities. Restaurant area is clean. Typical decoration. Good seating area. Menu variety is ok. Good Prices. Friendly staff with good customer service skills. Speed of service is an opportunity as it is inconsistent, sometimes it might take longer than expected but it is worth the wait. If you want to take a large group, let the staff know ahead of time, they might be able to accomodate. Consistency in food flavor is also an opportunity, it doesnt always taste the same. The food has been good but the flavor depends on the different chefs. Las alcapurrias de jueyes son un exito, el mofongo is great, el tembleque tambien me gusto. You must try the coquito!. I will continue to go as long as I continue to receive good customer service. I understand it's a new restaurant and the consistency in speed and food taste will most likely improve over time. I'm personally very grateful to have Isla Coqui in town. I feel like I'm back in Puerto Rico when Im there, listening to people talking Spanish the Puertorican way : ), the music, the environment is good. Thanks for opening!

2
★★★★☆

Accesible location with parking facilities. Restaurant area is clean. Typical decoration. Good seating area. Menu variety is ok. Good Prices. Friendly staff with good customer service skills. Speed of service is an opportunity as it is inconsistent, sometimes it might take longer than expected but it is worth the wait. If you want to take a large group, let the staff know ahead of time, they might be able to accomodate. Consistency in food flavor is also an opportunity, it doesnt always taste the same. The food has been good but the flavor depends on the different chefs. Las alcapurrias de jueyes son un exito, el mofongo is great, el tembleque tambien me gusto. You must try the coquito!. I will continue to go as long as I continue to receive good customer service. I understand it's a new restaurant and the consistency in speed and food taste will most likely improve over time. I'm personally very grateful to have Isla Coqui in town. I feel like I'm back in Puerto Rico when Im there, listening to people talking Spanish the Puertorican way : ), the music, the environment is good. Thanks for opening!

Pros: Great to have a Puertorican restaurant in town, good selection of menu, good customer service

Cons: You might wait longer than expected, and although the food is good it might not always taste the same

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This restaurant has a lot of potential considering there are not many puertorrican restaurants in the Houston area, however it takes too long for the food to come. Staff is not friendly, and the food is highly overpriced. Servings are small. But the mofongo is very good.

1
★★☆☆☆

This restaurant has a lot of potential considering there are not many puertorrican restaurants in the Houston area, however it takes too long for the food to come. Staff is not friendly, and the food is highly overpriced. Servings are small. But the mofongo is very good.

Pros: Food seasoning is good, location is a good too

Cons: Slow service, uptight staff.

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This is a fantastic Puerto Rican restaurant, family owned, that features typical Puerto Rican food, including pork, shrimp, beef, and fish dishes as well as appetizers such as empanadas. One of the side dishes is stewed pink beans that are creamy and delicious. Authentic Puerto Rican music fills the air and people linger over their meals, Caribbean-style! If you want to discover the difference between Cuban and Puerto Rican food, this is the place for you to try.

2
★★★★★

This is a fantastic Puerto Rican restaurant, family owned, that features typical Puerto Rican food, including pork, shrimp, beef, and fish dishes as well as appetizers such as empanadas. One of the side dishes is stewed pink beans that are creamy and delicious. Authentic Puerto Rican music fills the air and people linger over their meals, Caribbean-style! If you want to discover the difference between Cuban and Puerto Rican food, this is the place for you to try.

Pros: Food, Friendly servers, lunch menu is geared for people who need to eat more quickly

 

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