It's all about the flavor, we do everything by hand.

the beginning...

Red Ox is a creation of Owners and Restauranteurs Terry Flores and Lily Hernandez who were both born during the year of the Ox on the Chinese Calendar.  "Red" is Terry's favorite color and so was Lily's mom, hence the name, Red Ox.  Personality traits of an Ox are patient, hard-working and persistent, which truly describes this dynamic duo.


Their 15-year run as Owners of the favorite Montrose Mexican restaurant, Bocados, lives on through the Red Ox menu, which offers the most popular Bocados entrees, like the succulent fajitas, chicken empanadas and chicken flautas.  Newer menu items include tasty chorizo burgers, fresh salads and more tempting fare like grilled fish tacos served with your choice of homemade tortillas (wheat, corn and flour) and the fish/shrimp basket. They also offer vegetarian items such as portobello mushroom fajitas, spinach enchiladas and seafood enchiladas.    


The location is North of downtown and was a natural choice for Terry since she grew up in this neighborhood.  She wanted to give the area a cool, hip place to enjoy delicious food with their friends and family.

The inviting, eclectic restaurant's interior includes a colorful mural depicting Houston landmarks painted by local artist, Wiley, reclaimed wood walls and corrugated wrapped bar (both materials recycled from Terry's garage), custom table tops recycled from bowling alley flooring (locate the spots where the bowling pins were previously aligned) and a modern glass garage door that opens to the patio on cool days.  At the Red Ox, everything old is made new again.   

Come enjoy our savory food, local beers and Texas wines.  We look forward to meeting you and your friends!.




Wednesday,Thursday & Friday  11am-2pm


Wed 5pm-10pm

Thurs 5pm-9pm

Fri  5pm-10pm

Sat 5pm-10pm


Sun, Mon & Tues


Call us AT:

713-22-RED-OX (73369)

811 Collingsworth St

Houston, Texas 77009