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Tampico Seafood and Cocina Mexicana

2115 Airline
Houston, TX 77009
Best Of
Tampico Seafood and Cocina Mexicana +

Jeff Balke


  • Sun-Thu 10:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-12am
  • $$
  • Delivery, Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Decorated in a nautical theme, Tampico favors function over form and serves fresh, Mexican-style seafood at the edge of the Heights along with Tex-Mex staples such as quesadillas, queso and fajitas. You get to pick the seafood you'd like as well as the way it's prepared, although most seem to choose fried. The signature dish is Snapper a la plancha, and for good reason.

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