More change is coming to Arnaldo Richard's Pico's Mex Mex. After relocating to the corner of Kirby and Richmond from its former Bellaire Boulevard space, Richard's has a new sign for his 30-year-old restaurant. Monica Richards, one of Arnaldo's three daughters, revealed the sign today on Twitter:
Noticeably absent from the sign is the toucan that's synonymous with the restaurant (pico means "beak" in Spanish). Also gone are the words Mex-Mex. The new sign favors a brick red background instead of the former white one. In place of the iconic bird, an agave plant, along with the wording, seven regions of Mexican cuisine. Overall, the new signage is a better fit with the restaurant's new upscale digs.
A call to the restaurant confirmed Arnaldo has dropped the Mex-Mex from its name and will be known as Picos. The new name and signage is part of Picos' updated image. The longtime restaurant may have new location, new sign and a new name but staff insists the authentic dishes from Mexico are the same.
An unveiling will be held this evening at a private event to celebrate the 30th anniversary, new sign and other updates to the Mexican restaurant.