Our abortive Christmas trip to the Red Lion, Houston (Sideshow Bob "rake" death rattle) was chronicled earlier but 180 degrees to the good was Guanajuato Mexican in Rosenberg Tx.
What a delightful place and what absolutely wonderful (obviously scratch-made, down to the tortillas, by those who know a thing or three about it) food. We enjoyed sitting on the patio even though the traffic noise was deafening and some particularly annoying co-diners (a woman who could not stop talking at 115 dB and her hapless companion and a bunch of redneck businessmen on the frozen M's). But the weather was 70F and dry air. Lovely.
American-style chips and salsa appeared to start but warm and interesting salsa this. Subtle flavor.
I can't remember the exact dishes we ordered but they were the names of someone (chefs?) Legia's Platter (maybe?) and another. The large prawns/shrimp butterflyed were standouts on both main courses anyhow. Likewise the beans which were in an ambrosial broth.
Everything on the plate down to the rice and tortillas was made in a way that would not disgrace Mercado Hidalgo in "old" Guanajuato Mx (which I happened to visit not so long ago and is well worth a trip: IAH-Leon Mx is non-stop 2 hours).
Very friendly service but most of all really top-notch (unpretentious, down-home, generous portioned) Mexican cooking here.
Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant
3907 Avenue H Rosenberg TX 77471 281.633.9042