When it comes to aesthetics, La Fisheria has plenty of charm. The first restaurant in the United States from Mexican celebrity chef Aquiles Chavez, the space is open and airy with lots of beaming whites and soothing aquatic blues and greens. The front porch even has a rocking chair or two, and tucked in the back of the tiny, verdant patio is an entrancing escape. As befits the casual beach house decor, the light ceviches and mostly unfancy tacos are what La Fisheria does best, although the dinner menu also delves into seafood and pasta entrees with varying degrees of success.
Chavez's experience moving to Houston and opening the restaurant was documented on the Utilísima reality show Aquiles en Houston, but the chef has since returned to Mexico to oversee new restaurants there.