El Tiempo coming back to Katy

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Harry Stone said:

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drumboy said:

If El Tiempo is mediocre I want to know what's above average. Yes, they're pricey but the Wednesday special is a good deal.


Not familiar enough with them to know what the Wednesday special is but I'll answer your question...

Cost not withstanding, Pappasitos is the bar, Teotihuacan is spectacular, and Tony's come to mind as better food and honestly weighing value/cost into the equation I'd just as soon go to Pretty much any hole in the wall taqueria before I pay their prices again.

The fajitas I had at our local location were pathetic and I know that's not the usual state of things. Maybe the Kingwood location just isn't up to par yet but the Gessner location was poor as well.

I've not had good experiences near any time I've been AND ordered fajitas. Their enchiladas and other texmex are adequate but still over priced.

Also, and I'll just say it... crappy tortillas.


teotihuacan is an par with los cucos. if you think that's spectacular you probably think outback steakhouse is on par with pappas brothers.


I would disagree, I'm not fond of cucos. And Teotihuacan is no where near ET pricing. At all. Fajitas for two is $35 any day, not just the Wednesday, last bits of last weeks meat delivery we gotta sell before it goes bad special.
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Teotihuacan on W. Bellfort is great. I couldn't imagine comparing them to Los Cucos.
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Harry Lime said:

Teotihuacan on W. Bellfort is great. I couldn't imagine comparing them to Los Cucos.


I've only been to the one on Airline but I agree. It is not fancy by any means but finished product is really really good.
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How much time has Phidousche spent googling the email for El Tiempo's president today?
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Teo's is good "cheap" Tex-Mex but I can't imagine picking them over El Tiempo if price is removed from the equation.
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vansprinkle said:

drumboy said:

phideaux_2003 said:

drumboy said:

If El Tiempo is mediocre I want to know what's above average. Yes, they're pricey but the Wednesday special is a good deal.


Not familiar enough with them to know what the Wednesday special is but I'll answer your question...

Cost not withstanding, Pappasitos is the bar, Teotihuacan is spectacular, and Tony's come to mind as better food and honestly weighing value/cost into the equation I'd just as soon go to Pretty much any hole in the wall taqueria before I pay their prices again.

The fajitas I had at our local location were pathetic and I know that's not the usual state of things. Maybe the Kingwood location just isn't up to par yet but the Gessner location was poor as well.

I've not had good experiences near any time I've been AND ordered fajitas. Their enchiladas and other texmex are adequate but still over priced.

Also, and I'll just say it... crappy tortillas.


$32 for fajitas for 2 and queso is the Wednesday special

At this point I'll agree Pappasitos is as good as ET for fajitas but I like ETs margaritas much more and I think Pappasitos raised the house to over $10.

Teos was my go to spot until they raised the prices to almost ET level a few years back. Gonna try again on HH day soon.

We've been going to Tony's almost weekly but they killed their HH and free kids meals on Monday so it's a $100 meal for us. That's why Teos is getting another shot.

Chavez on Gessner is good.

Chavez on Gessner is absolutely awesome. Great price and great food. Just enough fear of being mugged to make it authentic.

Too bad the one time I took my wife service was horrible so she won't go back. Oh well we're not in spring branch anymore
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phideaux_2003 said:

Harry Stone said:

phideaux_2003 said:

drumboy said:

If El Tiempo is mediocre I want to know what's above average. Yes, they're pricey but the Wednesday special is a good deal.


Not familiar enough with them to know what the Wednesday special is but I'll answer your question...

Cost not withstanding, Pappasitos is the bar, Teotihuacan is spectacular, and Tony's come to mind as better food and honestly weighing value/cost into the equation I'd just as soon go to Pretty much any hole in the wall taqueria before I pay their prices again.

The fajitas I had at our local location were pathetic and I know that's not the usual state of things. Maybe the Kingwood location just isn't up to par yet but the Gessner location was poor as well.

I've not had good experiences near any time I've been AND ordered fajitas. Their enchiladas and other texmex are adequate but still over priced.

Also, and I'll just say it... crappy tortillas.


teotihuacan is an par with los cucos. if you think that's spectacular you probably think outback steakhouse is on par with pappas brothers.


I would disagree, I'm not fond of cucos. And Teotihuacan is no where near ET pricing. At all. Fajitas for two is $35 any day, not just the Wednesday, last bits of last weeks meat delivery we gotta sell before it goes bad special.

ET lists their by weight and 1/2 lb is $39 normally. I think that's comparable to "for two".
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Ghost of Andrew Eaton said:

Can't we just agree that TexMex in general is pretty mediocre at best?


No. It's vastly superior to authentic Mexican food. As usual, I couldn't disagree with you more.
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Onceaggie2.0 said:

RK said:

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Teotehuahan (sp?) is spectacular

Teo is garbage nothing but white people in there thats how you know.


Lol that's ridiculous.
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Hey phideaux, this is totally off subject, but something came up in a conversation with my family the other day and was trying to remember the name of a guy from SH. Mind if I message you on facebook?
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phideaux_2003 said:

FtBendTxAg said:

Nothing screams $150 dollar fajita dinner demographic like a shopping center with Conns as the anchor.


Yay! Very expensive mediocre fajitas!!


Lol Katy/suburb people
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SB 43rd STREET OG said:

Ghost of Andrew Eaton said:

Can't we just agree that TexMex in general is pretty mediocre at best?


No. It's vastly superior to authentic Mexican food. As usual, I couldn't disagree with you more.
Maybe so but I wasn't comparing it to authentic Mexican food.
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drumboy said:

phideaux_2003 said:

Harry Stone said:

phideaux_2003 said:

drumboy said:

If El Tiempo is mediocre I want to know what's above average. Yes, they're pricey but the Wednesday special is a good deal.


Not familiar enough with them to know what the Wednesday special is but I'll answer your question...

Cost not withstanding, Pappasitos is the bar, Teotihuacan is spectacular, and Tony's come to mind as better food and honestly weighing value/cost into the equation I'd just as soon go to Pretty much any hole in the wall taqueria before I pay their prices again.

The fajitas I had at our local location were pathetic and I know that's not the usual state of things. Maybe the Kingwood location just isn't up to par yet but the Gessner location was poor as well.

I've not had good experiences near any time I've been AND ordered fajitas. Their enchiladas and other texmex are adequate but still over priced.

Also, and I'll just say it... crappy tortillas.


teotihuacan is an par with los cucos. if you think that's spectacular you probably think outback steakhouse is on par with pappas brothers.


I would disagree, I'm not fond of cucos. And Teotihuacan is no where near ET pricing. At all. Fajitas for two is $35 any day, not just the Wednesday, last bits of last weeks meat delivery we gotta sell before it goes bad special.

ET lists their by weight and 1/2 lb is $39 normally. I think that's comparable to "for two".


I've had a gastric surgery and can eat more than 1/4lb of meat. 1/2lb is not for two.
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Ghost of Andrew Eaton said:

SB 43rd STREET OG said:

Ghost of Andrew Eaton said:

Can't we just agree that TexMex in general is pretty mediocre at best?


No. It's vastly superior to authentic Mexican food. As usual, I couldn't disagree with you more.
Maybe so but I wasn't comparing it to authentic Mexican food.


So what are you comparing it to? This is about to turn into the quarterly Houston texmex BS thread.
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Harry Lime said:

Hey phideaux, this is totally off subject, but something came up in a conversation with my family the other day and was trying to remember the name of a guy from SH. Mind if I message you on facebook?


My email is in my profile. Feel free.
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phideaux_2003 said:

drumboy said:

phideaux_2003 said:

Harry Stone said:

phideaux_2003 said:

drumboy said:

If El Tiempo is mediocre I want to know what's above average. Yes, they're pricey but the Wednesday special is a good deal.


Not familiar enough with them to know what the Wednesday special is but I'll answer your question...

Cost not withstanding, Pappasitos is the bar, Teotihuacan is spectacular, and Tony's come to mind as better food and honestly weighing value/cost into the equation I'd just as soon go to Pretty much any hole in the wall taqueria before I pay their prices again.

The fajitas I had at our local location were pathetic and I know that's not the usual state of things. Maybe the Kingwood location just isn't up to par yet but the Gessner location was poor as well.

I've not had good experiences near any time I've been AND ordered fajitas. Their enchiladas and other texmex are adequate but still over priced.

Also, and I'll just say it... crappy tortillas.


teotihuacan is an par with los cucos. if you think that's spectacular you probably think outback steakhouse is on par with pappas brothers.


I would disagree, I'm not fond of cucos. And Teotihuacan is no where near ET pricing. At all. Fajitas for two is $35 any day, not just the Wednesday, last bits of last weeks meat delivery we gotta sell before it goes bad special.

ET lists their by weight and 1/2 lb is $39 normally. I think that's comparable to "for two".


I've had a gastric surgery and can eat more than 1/4lb of meat. 1/2lb is not for two.

Well add in a bag of chips, salsa, queso, three margaritas, tortillas, rice, beans and 1/4lb of meat.
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drumboy said:

phideaux_2003 said:

drumboy said:

phideaux_2003 said:

Harry Stone said:

phideaux_2003 said:

drumboy said:

If El Tiempo is mediocre I want to know what's above average. Yes, they're pricey but the Wednesday special is a good deal.


Not familiar enough with them to know what the Wednesday special is but I'll answer your question...

Cost not withstanding, Pappasitos is the bar, Teotihuacan is spectacular, and Tony's come to mind as better food and honestly weighing value/cost into the equation I'd just as soon go to Pretty much any hole in the wall taqueria before I pay their prices again.

The fajitas I had at our local location were pathetic and I know that's not the usual state of things. Maybe the Kingwood location just isn't up to par yet but the Gessner location was poor as well.

I've not had good experiences near any time I've been AND ordered fajitas. Their enchiladas and other texmex are adequate but still over priced.

Also, and I'll just say it... crappy tortillas.


teotihuacan is an par with los cucos. if you think that's spectacular you probably think outback steakhouse is on par with pappas brothers.


I would disagree, I'm not fond of cucos. And Teotihuacan is no where near ET pricing. At all. Fajitas for two is $35 any day, not just the Wednesday, last bits of last weeks meat delivery we gotta sell before it goes bad special.

ET lists their by weight and 1/2 lb is $39 normally. I think that's comparable to "for two".


I've had a gastric surgery and can eat more than 1/4lb of meat. 1/2lb is not for two.

Well add in a bag of chips, salsa, queso, three margaritas, tortillas, rice, beans and 1/4lb of meat.


Sounds like what I used to eat pre surgery
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Expensive and good they are. Laurenzo's may be my favorite restaurant in the city. I'm there at least once a week. The redfish Durango is the tits.
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Ragoo said:

Mmm Italian Tex-mex
Other than the green rice, what Italian influences are in the food?

It Pappasitos Greek TexMex?

Who cares, they're both solid.
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drumboy said:

Ragoo said:

Mmm Italian Tex-mex
Other than the green rice, what Italian influences are in the food?

It Pappasitos Greek TexMex?

Who cares, they're both solid.


The rotel... clearly very Italian.
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phideaux_2003 said:

drumboy said:

Ragoo said:

Mmm Italian Tex-mex
Other than the green rice, what Italian influences are in the food?

It Pappasitos Greek TexMex?

Who cares, they're both solid.


The rotel... clearly very Italian.
What is Rotel in at El Tiempo?

I'd say Rotel is Texas food, not Italian. You saying queso is Italian?
phideaux_2003
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No that's just me screwing with Fido because he finds it preposterous one might add rotel to any kind of Italian food.
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Tecate is better than Tony's
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SB 43rd STREET OG said:

Onceaggie2.0 said:

RK said:

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Teotehuahan (sp?) is spectacular

Teo is garbage nothing but white people in there thats how you know.


Lol that's ridiculous.
Yeah... on Friday nights its overflowing with every kind of person, not just white people.

This is a very bad take.
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Good news everyone! The Greater Heights will be getting a brand new Tex-Mex joint for yall to bash as overpriced, overrated, and inauthentic:


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Tres Amigos Caf y Cantina will replace Shepherd Park Draught House at 3402 N. Shepherd Drive April 22.

Ken Bridge, CEO of Delicious Concepts Restaurant Group, which owns both concepts, is turning the draught house into a ZZ Top-themed Tex-Mex restaurant, showcasing Bridge's extensive collection of ZZ Top memorabilia. Stewart Skloss, founder of Pura Vida Tequila, as well as ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, both helped come up with the idea for the restaurant, but they have no ownership in it.
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2021/04/13/houston-restuarant-co-zz-top-tex-mex.html
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Didn't realize Shepherd Park DH has closed. Although can't remember the last time I went there either.
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Harry Lime said:

Good news everyone! The Greater Heights will be getting a brand new Tex-Mex joint for yall to bash as overpriced, overrated, and inauthentic:


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Tres Amigos Caf y Cantina will replace Shepherd Park Draught House at 3402 N. Shepherd Drive April 22.

Ken Bridge, CEO of Delicious Concepts Restaurant Group, which owns both concepts, is turning the draught house into a ZZ Top-themed Tex-Mex restaurant, showcasing Bridge's extensive collection of ZZ Top memorabilia. Stewart Skloss, founder of Pura Vida Tequila, as well as ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, both helped come up with the idea for the restaurant, but they have no ownership in it.
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2021/04/13/houston-restuarant-co-zz-top-tex-mex.html


OTL... Not the Heights
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Irish 2.0 said:

Harry Lime said:

Good news everyone! The Greater Heights will be getting a brand new Tex-Mex joint for yall to bash as overpriced, overrated, and inauthentic:


Quote:

Tres Amigos Caf y Cantina will replace Shepherd Park Draught House at 3402 N. Shepherd Drive April 22.

Ken Bridge, CEO of Delicious Concepts Restaurant Group, which owns both concepts, is turning the draught house into a ZZ Top-themed Tex-Mex restaurant, showcasing Bridge's extensive collection of ZZ Top memorabilia. Stewart Skloss, founder of Pura Vida Tequila, as well as ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, both helped come up with the idea for the restaurant, but they have no ownership in it.
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2021/04/13/houston-restuarant-co-zz-top-tex-mex.html


OTL... Not the Heights
North of I-10 until you reach Spring is the Heights!
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TXAG 05 said:

Didn't realize Shepherd Park DH has closed. Although can't remember the last time I went there either.
Same. I'm not sure when it closed, but it looks like it's the same owner based on this old article:
https://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/openings-and-closings-shepherd-on-draft-6419633
Makes sense, given the music fan collections.

Exciting news for the Greater Heights!
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Harry Lime said:

TXAG 05 said:

Didn't realize Shepherd Park DH has closed. Although can't remember the last time I went there either.
Same. I'm not sure when it closed, but it looks like it's the same owner based on this old article:
https://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/openings-and-closings-shepherd-on-draft-6419633
Makes sense, given the music fan collections.

Exciting news for the Greater Heights!

"Anyone who may have mourned the passing of Octane -- the coffee shop-cum-cafe in Garden Oaks --"



What the hell are yall up to in the loop? Imma stay down south.
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Texan_Aggie said:

Irish 2.0 said:

Harry Lime said:

Good news everyone! The Greater Heights will be getting a brand new Tex-Mex joint for yall to bash as overpriced, overrated, and inauthentic:


Quote:

Tres Amigos Caf y Cantina will replace Shepherd Park Draught House at 3402 N. Shepherd Drive April 22.

Ken Bridge, CEO of Delicious Concepts Restaurant Group, which owns both concepts, is turning the draught house into a ZZ Top-themed Tex-Mex restaurant, showcasing Bridge's extensive collection of ZZ Top memorabilia. Stewart Skloss, founder of Pura Vida Tequila, as well as ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, both helped come up with the idea for the restaurant, but they have no ownership in it.
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2021/04/13/houston-restuarant-co-zz-top-tex-mex.html


OTL... Not the Heights
North of I-10 until you reach Spring is the Heights!
You're right. It is the same 20mins drive for everyone...
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