OtherBrotherDarrell and I met Jaymes and DimSumGirl and DimSumDude at Mariscos Mar Azul on Wednesday last, (the day before Thanksgiving).
This was Jaymes' suggestion as she had a relative who used to live fairly close by and had always liked it. It's been a while though and some things had changed...like the name and the location. (HAHA!)
It used to be a block west in a strip center and called Ostioneria Mar Azul.
We all used the internet for the address and all three groups had to find it on our own, but fortunately it wasn't far. The waitress told us they had moved several years ago, (I think).
As Jaymes had noted, a working knowledge of Spanish is strongly recommended, but we got along anyhow...
I don't remember what everyone else had so hopefully they'll be along eventually to fill us in.
I had a baked oyster app with crab and cheese. It was very fresh and well prepared. Very auspicious.
For lunch, I had a mahi mahi filet with rice and a simple green salad. Exactly what was called for the day before Thanksgiving! Again, fresh and well prepared. And "stupid cheap".
I think the oysters were about $7 and my fish was maybe $8. Excellent prices for the quality.
I don't remember what my brother had for an app, but for his entree he got a whole fish "a la plancha". It looked good and he ate it all.
It's about a block from Lopez and Taqueria Tepatitlan, (but in different directions), two places we have frequented regularly.
It has a full bar and we've been warned that it's much less family friendly in the evenings, but it was perfectly comfortable for a bunch of old gringos at lunch. Good spot that I would never have tried without Jaymes' recommendation.
Afterwards, we drove a couple of miles north to ECK, (Egg Custard King) for what DSG swears are the best "dan tat" anywhere. She swears that they're better than the place in San Francisco she usually goes which is world famous for them. I can't compare them to anything else, but if you are into things that may be the very "best in the whole world", you should definitely try them. ECK is on the west side of Wilcrest, just south of Bellaire, but faces south so you really have to hunt it the first time you go.
Tell 'em DimSumGirl sent you. <wink>