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4701 N Main St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700929.797020 -95.381604
Wed-Mon 24 hours
Neighborhoods: Greater Heights, Central
THOROUGHLY DISAPPOINTED – I really wanted some mole I heard people saying how "authentic" their food is, well its not, it tasted like paste out of a jar from the store, with nothing added .It was too strong, not sweet at all, the chicken was dry and bland, very , very disappointed, will never go again.
Awesome lunch specials – WOW, funny thing is I REALLLLY used to love this place. For some reason i've seen a steady decline in the taste of food and the quality. Also the price has substantially risen??... it cant be for the food. i do still have hope, B/C I love this place and its location!!! the salsa is great and the margaritas!
And for the person who was down on the area, if your scared of the area, go back to the suburbs.
HORRIBLE!! – This place is ONLY good after 2am......meaning it's th eonly place in Houston to eat. I would never take someone there for "good" Tex-Mex. EVER.
Awful – You people are out of your little bird brains if you think this can even pass as average Mexican food. The only bright spot in the entire dining experience I had was the salsa that is slung out on the table before your food arrives and the tortillas. The food lacked seasoning at all, the rice was dry, beans, refried and a la charra were flavorless-well almost flavorless, the refried beans tasted burnt. Fajitas were nothing special and the short ribs were tender, but again, lacked flavor.
Service was abysmal; slow, our waiter seemed to be a native Spanish speaker and I speak fluently and am of Hispanic decent I thought we would be well taken care of. Wrong, the kid was hesitant, mumbled, stumbling over his words, forgot drinks after being asked 3 times-in English and Spanish mind you to make sure he got the message. To top it all off, the location of the restaurant ain't exactly what you would call nice; heck I would have felt better eating at Nifa's on Navigation near the 5th Ward rather than this dump.
I suppose this place has won the accolades it has because of the 24 hour service it offers; I know I would have to be drunk at around 2:30 in the morning to even consider coming back to N. Main much less attempting to enjoy the slop they try to pass off as "Mexican" food.
Best Mexican food in town – This is some of the best Mexican food in town. Service was a little slow in taking our order, but we received chips and drinks while we waited, which were refilled quickly. We ordered chicken fajitas and they came quickly and were more than enough for the two of us. The chicken was seasoned perfectly and the tortillas were delicious! I'll definitely be going back!
Still looking for the family part ... – I will agree with others the food is the best, But after eating there every Friday night for the last three years one figures that the staff should know you. We still feel like the nobody cares about the personal service, its just seat, eat, and run out , we need your table for the next "guest".
Mucho Bueno – This resturant is one of my favorites in Houston. Sure the area around it is kind of an eyesore but if you want to go to a resturant for people watching, well your just insane. Save yourself some money and stand outside a mall and just people watch. Now if you want some good food and do not want to pay much for it, well Spanish Flowers is great. Best Nachos by far in Houston and the fresh made flour tortillas is the deal sealer.
The Spanish Flowers Restaurant offers the best of Tex-Mex. The menu has a little bit of everything to sooth the soul when you have that need to satisfy your taste buds for something with a kick. The Family run restaurant gives the vibe that you are indeed family. The food is like my Mexican Mama' makes. Hand made tortillas, chips and salsa are the spicy ingredient to a great series of menu choices! The service is outstanding. If one server is busy - the others will jump in to help. If you go more than a couple of times - they remember you - can't say that about some of the other "popular" restaurants in town. Food is hot, well presented and tasty - GIVE IT A TRY!
Spanish Flower - Very Nice !! – Good quality food/service combined with fresh ingredients in a nice, clean and traditional atmosphere.
1. All fresh ingredients and seemed to be prepared home-style.
2. The extras (soup and post meal fruit) were a nice touch, which are not generally offered in competing restaurants.
3. Surprisingly large dining room with plenty of room for parties!
4. Spanish Flower Dinner very tasty with a good sampling of specialties.
5. Salsa was tasty, but not the city's best.
6. Mole Poblano was nice, but not the city's best.
7. Nice restroom, hand-painted sinks with diaper changing table for convenience
1. Somewhat pricey for Tex Mex in the area, but understandable given the very nice remodeled building. Not really a lowlight.
2. No lunch specials or lunch menu.
Pretty Lame – My boyfriend made a trip to this place a big event for us every time I visited Houston. He thinks it is a pretty special dining experience- enough that we'd waste 30 minutes in the car just getting there. I think he's clinging to "old times sake" because except for the tortillas, the food has never been impressive to me. I'm not really into the Tex-Mex style of smothering everything with salsa anyway, but this stuff was bland on top of it all. The quality of some of the ingredients has concerned me too although I can't put my finger on exactly why. The atmosphere is nothing great and the seating is cramped and uncomfortable. The last time I allowed myself to be taken there, the only table open was outside. Having to eat that lame dinner covered by a swarm of mosquitoes was the end of the road for me and Spanish Flowers.
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