3215 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.742135 -95.423566
this place is closed! – This place is closed! Not sure why but I'd like to know if there are plans to reopen? Heard it was a good place.
Not your typical Tex-Mex – A group of us went to Pan Y Agua in late October and had a very positive experience. Our waiter was excellent. We had skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, chicken mole, and a salmon dish and all were quite good. I highly recommend the Mexico City Style Margaritas. It appears that this restaurant is really catching on by "word of mouth" as many of the diners appeared to be from the surrounding area and were familiar with each other. Do not go to this restaurant if you are looking for Tex-Mex fare.
Not your typical Mexican food – My husband and I had a very pleasant experience at Pan y Agua. We went there on a Friday night, and the place was packed. We ordered the tuna crudo, and the tortilla soup for starters, and both were amazing. Seafood enchiladas were not impressive, but our other entree - the braised short ribs with adobo sauce- was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed, and service was prompt.
In a nutshell, if you compare it to your favorite run of the mill Maxican restaurant, you will be disappointed, and are better off just not going. Things are done differently at Pan y Agua, and the results are quiet creative. For us, it was a good experience, and we would go back. Have an open mind, people!
"Latin grill" is code unorginal mexican save your cash!!!!! – Stop, Wait, Don?t ?This is what I would say to anyone that is thinking of trying this ?Latin Grill? After reading the reviews on city search I reluctantly agreed to give it a go and Wow was I disappointed. When we at 7:30 on a week night, not only was the hostess rude, the entire wait staff was milling around the entrance waiting to pounce on anyone who dared to enter. It was all down hill from there, as other reviews have stated the service was awkward and overbearing, our waiter was unfamiliar with the menu and unable to provide any recommendations. We were rushed through our meal which would have been understandable, if we hadn?t been the only table in our waiters section. Now for the food, the queso was good but forgettable, and it was served with a pico that I believe came right from the shelves of Kroger. The entrees were okay but for a place that brags on their seafood enchiladas, I would have expected more. This restaurant might thrive in a place where people have no idea what ?Latin? food is supposed to taste like, to bad that?s not the case in Houston. For better food, a better experience and better ambiance I would recommend Hugos.
Go To Taco Bell Instead – After passing by this restaurant multiple times, I just had to try it. This was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had! The hostess was rude and the food was terrible. For appetizer we ordered the queso with chorizo (good but not as good as El Tiempo). Entres included: Seafood Enchiladas (which tasted very fishy) and Campechana (this was like eating tomato soup with lots of chuncky crab). We always get dessert wherever we go, except for here... we couldn't endure this restaurant one more second. For dessert we walked accross the street and had bingets which were amazing! My prediction: this faux Latin eatery will go out of business in no time!
Good not great – I was excited to try the new restaurant--i'll give you a few gleanings from my experience. My wife and I walked in at about 545 PM on a Friday before the rush hit...when we walked in, there were literally only two people eating in the restaurant, and the hostess snobbily asked us, "do you have a reservation?" Not that I mind so much her asking, but then when we said that we didn't she acted like we were second-class citizens, her entire tone changed. Not kidding.
Other than that, the experience got better from there. The service was decent (if a little awkward) and the food was really really good. I highly recommend the seafood enchiladas if you do come. The ambience was good (nice white tablecloth atmosphere).
Having said that, the price was slightly high, and I doubt that I will be returning any time soon. For that much money I would eat at Churrasco's any day (I know it's brazilian not mexican but it's similar enough).
Faux Mexicanano – Once again Houston is served up a plate of "Gringo" Mexican food in a fancy venue to justify a bigger tab. It may appeal to the "Chuyified" palate of a River Oaks resident's spice averse palate --- but not to someone who likes real Mexican food..
While the Mole was quite interesting; everything else on the plate was NOT. In an effort to be able to cater to the higher end American palate this restauranteur has used black beans and a green rice ---that is nothing short of bizarre --- jasmine or dill (a mushy green consistency) that does not scratch that Mexican itch.
Very Mexico City feel to this from Manager to portions. Service was unskilled, but pleasant. Not for this Texan.
River Oaks Latin grill classes up margaritas and enchiladas for an elegant date night. – The restaurateurs behind Palazzo's believe there's another way to experience traditional Mexican fare without resorting to the common Tex-Mex traps; you won't find any chips and salsa at this white tablecloth eatery. Relaxed business lunches and candlelit dinners rely on expertly prepared dishes from the varied menu including mesquite grilled steaks, Gulf Coast seafood and classic Mexican dishes. Favorites include ceviche, queso fundido (that's real grilled cheese and not the Velveeta mystery queso), steaks and seafood enchiladas. Fresh made margaritas, martinis and an ample wine list get the fiesta started.
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