The Velvet Taco

4819 Washington at Shepherd Houston 77007 832.834.5908


Popular with two locations in Houston, The Velvet Taco offers mouthwatering tasty, creative concoctions wrapped in that wonderful invention, the tortilla. Small menu, but every item packs a flavor wallop. With just a few trips, you can score them all. Chicken: Buffalo chicken, Danish bleu cheese, ranch crema, carrots ,micro celery, house buffalo sauce; Rotisserie chicken, queso blanco, roasted corn pico, charred tomato poblano salsa, cilantro, corn tortilla; Spick tikka chicken, tikka sauce, buttered cilantro basmati rice, raita crema, Thai basil; Picnic; avocado crema, warm honey Dijon potato salad, crispy chicken skin, cilantro. Veg: Nashville hot tofu, napa slaw, ranch crema, brined pickles; Fried paneer, tomato chutney, tikka sauce, raita crema, Thai basil; Falafel, tahini crema, arugula, tomato, pickled fresnos, avocado ,pickled red onion, peal tendrils, lettuce wrap. Pork: Cuban pig, gruyere cheese, pulled pork, honey ham, peppered bacon, grain mustard, brined pickles; Annato shredded pork, avocado crema, napa slaw, grilled pineapple, pickled onion, queso fresco, cilantro, hibiscus corn; Korea pork, angry crema, kimchee slaw, pickled fresnos, cilantro, Beef: Kobe bacon burger, peppered bacon, smoked cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, velvet sauce; Grilled flank steak, portobello, queso blanco, grilled red onion, Mexican oregano; Slow roasted Angus brisket, barbacoa style, red chile mayo, avocado relish, queso blanco, micro cilantro, comte cheese. Fish: Shrimp & grits, creole remoulade, blackened shrimp, crispy pepper jack cheese, grits, charred tomato salsa, micro cilantro; Fish & chips, curry mayo, malted fries, napa slaw, beer battered cod, pea tendrils; Ahi poke, sesame soy vinaigrette, arugula, pickled red onions, pickled fresnos, seaweed salad, wasabi crema, pickled ginger, black sesame seeds, lettuce wrap. Brunch: Chicken & waffle w peppered bacon, green apple slaw, maple syrup, red chile aioli, chives; Bacon & eggs w chile butter, smoked cheddar, charred tomato poblano salsa, micro greens. Cake: Red velvet. Drinks: Kick-ass margaritas; Local craft beer. Enjoy!