We stayed at the galleria and were definitely looking for good eats nearby. We went to UH for our undergrad so we had to hit a few college hangouts. Live in Austin now so good texmex is hard to find relative to Houston. Here's what we had:
El Tiempo: crab/bacon quesadilla was exceptional. none of the other dishes or margaritas were noteworthy.
Barnaby's: had burgers here, cooked as requested but not as juicy as I would like for a med-rare burger. Better then the lankford's we had last time but disappointed that it didn't live up to my expectations of years past.
House of Pies: definitely a college hangout @ 1 AM all the time! had CFS with eggs over easy, hash browns, biscuit and gravy (breakfast of champions!). Definitely brought back some memories but we're too old to eat this after midnight anymore.
Chachos: holy double sloppy burritos! I definitely understand why I came here after midnight so often to indulge in college. Nothing special, but damn cheap. I asked for a "skinny" margarita and they gave a large glass of tequilla on the rocks!
Phillipe:the duck confit was fantastic, though underseasoned. the crab/avocado appetizer was not what I expected but was fantastic. She had the "flame" which was very good and underpriced.
Ninfas on Navigation: the old lady grew up blocks away from here and this will always be her favorite. This place has the best tortillas I've ever had. She loved her mole enchiladas and while my fajitas were good, they weren't world class.
Chocolate bar: what an interesting place with lots of cool deserts. not a fan of the loud live music but some really tasty deserts (if not overpriced... >$60 for a cake?!)
RDG Bar Annie:wow, what a fantastic lunch. I ordered the crab/avocado app here and it was traditional and very good but I preferred the Phillipe version. I had the scallops, she had the chicken breast mole, and her sister had the salmon. everything was wonderful. Definitely have to hit this place up for dinner next time we're in town.
House of Pies: had to come again and had a strawberry malt and french silk. brought back some tasty memories :)
we had planned to hit up some viet joints for banh mi but were too full to stop so back home to Austin...
Any recommendations for our next trip to Houston?
6006 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
3601 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098