Get a taste of Mexico just outside of Houston at Frida Cocina Capreste, a Mexican-owned ranch in Magnolia that offers a one-of-a-kind rustic dining experience in a countryside setting.
Update: Frida Cocina Campestre is temporarily closed while staff works on its expansion.
If the name rings a bell, it’s probably because the ranch recently went viral over social media. One of those videos was by the user, Antojoshouston. Her video entitled Houston’s New Rancho Hidden Gem has as of this moment garnered nearly a million views on TikTok.
@antojoshouston Birria de pozo y mas ✨ Houston hoy con mucho gusto les presento a Frida Cocina Campreste, la vida del rancho pero en la cuidad. Aqui encontraras pajaretes, queso fresco, pan dulce, cafe de olla, tortillas echas a mano, y la estrella del show, la birria de pozo. Todo me recordo a mi pueblo del alma y senti una paz al visitar este hermoso lugar. Houston, no se lo pueden perder y se los mega recomiendo que visiten. Por ahorita solo habren los Domingo y por el parking no se preucupen porque hasta valet tienen! 📍 Friday Cocina Capreste 209 Magnolia St Channelview TX #HoustonHiddenGems #SecretSpots #ExploreHouston #LocalDiscovery #OffTheBeatenPath #HiddenTreasures #HoustonAdventures #HiddenHouston #HiddenJewels #HiddenInPlainSight #UrbanExploration #UncoverHouston #DiscoverLocal #HiddenGemsOfHouston #HiddenWonders #houstonfoodie ♬ original sound – Antojoshouston
Chicken, cows, and other farm animals roam the charming setting. Its rustic restaurant filled with darling jars, bowls, and utensils, fire ovens, and lush greenery.
The ranch restaurant, open only on Sundays from 7 am to 5 pm, serves a range of drinks, appetizers, green tacos, quesadillas, broths, soups, and sweets such as pan dulce and pajaretes.
In addition to Mexican Coke, Jarritos, and coffees, Friday Cocina serves an array of vibrant libations such as Micheladas (as well as Caguamochela or Micheladas by the jar),
Here, visitors can order by the pound with options including lamb (its specialty), beef, goat, and carnitas served with green tortillas, onions, cilantro, cactus, and soup.
@fruitideas #fridacocinacampestre te espero todos los Domingos de 7am a 5pm 209 magnolia st Channelview tx 77530 #fyp #parati ♬ sonido original – Anakarolina
As stated, the restaurant is temporarily closed. Its owners do have two other restaurants: Birreria & Micheladas at 12625 Market St. and Birrieria & Micheladas #3 at 3903 Aldine Mail Rte Rd.
Once back up and running, the ranch is only open on Sundays. With the recent, ramped-up media attention, Frida Cocina is in the process of adjusting to the demand. As of such, visitors ought to expect that personnel is still catching up to the recent flux of consumers. Visitors are also advised to show up early.
Friday Cocina Capreste is located at 209 Magnolia St., Channelview, TX and is open from 7 am to 5 pm on Sundays.