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preface: there's a lot of new residents checking out this sub forum, they are looking for good places to eat. Let's use this to share locations, and recommendations. 

 

you can format your recommendations however you want, but to make it easy, try:

 

restaurant name

food type

location

favorite dish

BYOB?

 

Kanomwan

Thai

https://goo.gl/maps/dLxueyTtQd8Ug3oL7

Pad Ka Pow

yes! BYOB!

 

Huyhn

Vietnamese

https://g.page/HuynhRestaurant?share

#70

yes! BOYB!

 

Texas Taco and BBQ

tacos and BBQ

https://goo.gl/maps/vsvWqvWXhbFUJhGb9

hot mess (loaded BBQ baked potato, only it's french fries instead of a baked potato, and some queso)

no :(

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I get weird looks when I say it, but Merida's is the best Mexican food on Navigation. Spanks Ninfa's and El Tiempo.

 

Only thing is, Merida's is Mexican, not TexMex, so some of their TexMex is moo (sorry queso).

 

Best dishes: pollo pibil and the salsa with serranos and chili pequines that they don't give to everyone unless they know you (just ask for the "other salsa" or "the hotter salsa").

 

Not BYOB, probably, but I don't know if they'll stop you. 

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2 hours ago, JBTX said:

I get weird looks when I say it, but Merida's is the best Mexican food on Navigation. Spanks Ninfa's and El Tiempo.

 

Only thing is, Merida's is Mexican, not TexMex, so some of their TexMex is moo (sorry queso).

 

Best dishes: pollo pibil and the salsa with serranos and chili pequines that they don't give to everyone unless they know you (just ask for the "other salsa" or "the hotter salsa").

 

Not BYOB, probably, but I don't know if they'll stop you. 

Whole heatedly agree. It's better priced than the other places down the road. They're not BYOB though. 

Most importantly, they have the best margaritas in Houston, IMO. Specifically order the Fresh Lime Margaritas.  They blow the house margs out of the water.  They're cheaper and better than others in the area. Trust me, I know from experience 😄.  I've been a fan of this gem and walk over for dinner often, but I've been picking up food and margaritas especially nowadays where you can take them to-go!

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Also to add to the list:

*I'm not aware of the BYOB policy on any of these places.  I'm not even sure if I've ever brought my own booze into an establishment before. 

*Skipping adding the location because you're probably going to Google the place before you go anyway.

 

Nancy's hustle

New American/Bistro

Everything on the menu.  Especially Nancy Cakes.   

 

Villas Arcos

Breakfast tacos

Chorizo taco with beans and cheese

 

Treats of Mexico

Mexican desserts and snacks

Chamoyadas.  Or Unique ice cream flavors served in a concha bun.

 

Rodeo Goat

Burgers

'Boadacious' burger

 

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Removed Cajun Town. It closed down in May.
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La Esquina

Taco Truck with patio seating and bathroom (!)

Hunt @ Harrisburg

Breakfast tacos, barbacoa, horchata

Usually a cooler of free beer on weekends

 

Cajun Stop

Jefferson @ Hutchins

Shrimp Po' boy with cocktail sauce

Not BYOB

 

La Reynera

Bakery/Tacos

McKinney, near Cullen

Killer tortas, bolillos, conchas, etc

Not sure about BYOB; more of a takeout spot

 

Cafe TH

Vietnamese

Pease at St. Emanuel

Hu Tieu Do Bien (seafood noodle soup), but really anything is good

BYOB!

 

 

 

 

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Cajun town is RIP as of today. For lease sign went up today. Sorry all.

 

2 hours ago, EaDolivin said:

I've been a fan of this gem and walk over for dinner often, but I've been picking up food and margaritas especially nowadays where you can take them to-go!

 

Same.

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15 minutes ago, JBTX said:

Cajun town is RIP as of today. For lease sign went up today. Sorry all.

 

Well, that certainly sucks. I used to eat at their Greens Road location semi-regularly, but after they moved to the East End I only got to go to the new location once. 

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On 5/29/2020 at 1:38 PM, linearmovement said:

La Reynera

Bakery/Tacos

McKinney, near Cullen

Killer tortas, bolillos, conchas, etc

Not sure about BYOB; more of a takeout spot

 

La Reynera

Their breakfast tacos/burritos and salsa... my mouth is watering.

 

Crystal Sword

Coffee Shop

Telephone & Fourcade

Latte, Cappuccino, Americano

They sell beer & wine, but more importantly, specialty board games.

 

 

Taqueria Monchys

Texas Mex/Mexican

719 Telephone Rd

Any of their breakfast burritos

N/A

 

District 7

Bar Food

Bell & Hutchins

Hot Buffalo Chicken Pizza (Do not go for brunch)

Beer on tap

 

Indianola

Gulf Coast/Texas

St Emanuel & Dallas

Brunch

Full cocktail list

 

 

Tout Suite

Bakery/Comfort

Commerce & Chartres

Grilled Cheese with Tomato Basil Soup (plus the Macaroons are great)

Wine/Beer/Cocktail List

 

Original Ninfa's on Navigation

TexMex

Navigation & Delano

Fajitas, Flautas, Tacos, anything really. Best to share with someone the portions are huge.

Wine/Beer/Cocktail List (spicy margarita is amazing. Can't remember if it's cucumber and jalapeno or something like that).

 

Places I want to try:

 

How to Survive on Land & Sea

Sigma Brewing Company

Taqueria Los Mexicanos

Antojitos Salvadorenos

East End Hardware

Restaurante Monte Cristo

Chapman And Kirby

Lil' Danny Speedo's Go Fly a Kite Lounge

 

Places I would not recommend:

 

Mandola's Deli (food was mediocre and their hours at 10am-6pm. They serve beer and wine.

Kim Son (Continues to go down hill)

Rodeo Goat (tried it twice - fool me once, you can't fool me again)

Truck Yard (Beer and atmosphere, yes, Cheesesteaks and other food, no)

Moon Tower Inn (Beer and atmosphere, yes, food no)

Voodoo Queen (Daiquiris and atmosphere, yes, bar food no)

El Charro Mexican Bar & Grill (everything is a grease sponge)

SeaSide Poke (🤢)

8th Wonder Brewery (Beer and food. Not every beer needs to be 80% hops)

 

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31 minutes ago, Montrose1100 said:

Places I would not recommend:

 

Moon Tower Inn (Beer and atmosphere, yes, food no)

 

 

 

What did you order? Everything I've ever had was great (but I admittedly just eat all the various dogs they have).

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I've had Moon Tower a ton of times and the food is awesome.  The burgers are legit as are the dogs.  I usually go for chef's choice for the toppings on my hot dog and that is where you run a high risk/reward chance.  I've had amazing dogs that way and have had some failures too.

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2 hours ago, Montrose1100 said:

Places I want to try:

 

Sigma Brewing Company

Taqueria Los Mexicanos

Lil' Danny Speedo's Go Fly a Kite Lounge

 

 

 

Taqueria Los Mexicanos is fantastic and highly recommended!

 

Sigma and LDSGFaKL don't serve their own food, but Speedo's frequently has pretty good food trucks and pop-ups (Street to Kitchen Thai, Pan de Taco, etc).

 

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2 hours ago, JBTX said:

 

What did you order? Everything I've ever had was great (but I admittedly just eat all the various dogs they have).

Everything I've had has been sloppy & gross - sandwiches, burgers, and dogs. Not on the level of drunk to enjoy it.

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sigma brewing is good beer.

 

moon tower is good beer, but I can see how the food may not be enjoyed. I like my hotdogs where the flavor of the meat is the primary flavor. they add so many toppings on their dogs that you can barely taste the meat for all the relish, and whatnot. it really depends on how you enjoy your dogs. you can always order without the stuff on it you don't want, the meat really is great though, as are the buns. 

 

how to survive on land and sea, I went with my wife while they were doing their soft opening (before lockdown) I was happy to find that they had a few beers in addition to the wine.

 

I dislike 8th wonder for the same reason listed above, way too much hops.

 

edit: guess I pinned Montrose's concerns of Moon Tower on the nose :)

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SeaSide and Moon Tower are both great, they deserve no slander. Sadly the parking situation on Emancipation is a mess and I refuse to pay $10 for parking to go in and grab a poke bowl, so I go to SeaSide a lot less now. 

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33 minutes ago, I'm Not a Robot said:

SeaSide and Moon Tower are both great, they deserve no slander. Sadly the parking situation on Emancipation is a mess and I refuse to pay $10 for parking to go in and grab a poke bowl, so I go to SeaSide a lot less now. 

 

I thought that the parking lot across the street from SeaSide could be used by their customers? Pretty sure I saw a sign that said that. 

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15 hours ago, wilcal said:

 

I thought that the parking lot across the street from SeaSide could be used by their customers? Pretty sure I saw a sign that said that. 

 

While I haven't been in a few months due to COVID-19, the last time I was there the lot was purely a paid lot with two lunch-time 15 minute spots. This changed after the rules for minimum parking changed, which is theory is great for allowing more businesses to open but in practice kind of stinks in a city that is still so reliant on driving. 

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Not a restaurant but St. Bernard on Canal has comedy on Fridays and it's both great and horribly cringeworthy all at the same time. They carry classic domestic beers + crafts (salty lady - hello!)

 

Also, Vinny's Pizza is in Eado and owned by agricole hosptiality and both delicious and incredibly fast.

+ Broccoli Salad
+ Pizza with ricotta (too lazy to look up teh name)

+ Also sell some tak & bake coltivare pastas

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6 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Lucky’s Pub is closing 😕


Honestly it’s not a big loss. I always found it to be dingy, dark, and kind of gross, and the food wasn’t great. Pitch 25 opening was the beginning of the end for Lucky’s.
 

Plus, my credit card got compromised there several years ago. Manager didn’t seem too interested in investigating. So maybe I’m a bit biased against it. Oh well.

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18 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Lucky’s Pub is closing 😕

 

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/06/13/bar-customers-a-little-too-close-for-comfort-for-county-city-leaders-in-houston/

 

https://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/06-12-20-luckys-pub-lodge-eado-sports-bar-closed-shuttered/

 

Already packing up - a bunch of movers emptying out the club

 

50002206452_78550b9342_k.jpgUntitled by Houston Midtown, on Flickr

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21 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

Lucky’s Pub is closing 😕

 

Between this, and the other location at White Oak and Houston Ave. that has flooded multiple times, I'm thinking that in hindsight maybe they should've picked another name.  

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On 6/13/2020 at 5:35 AM, HoustonMidtown said:

 

Houston looks like a totally different city from that angle. 

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