Built on the legacy of celebrated Mexican restaurant Las Alameda, this Energy Corridor restaurant offers a crowd-pleasing menu of classic Mexican cuisine and Tex-Mex favorites in an elegant setting. Las Ventanas means "windows" in Spanish, and the beautiful, sunlit dining room justifies the name. The restaurant's expansive patio with a designated play area for children is a particular draw.
And you don't need to have kids to enjoy lingering over margaritas under the shade provided by the tree-filled space.
The large, reasonably-priced menu takes its inspiration primarily from Mexico City but also includes nods to Veracruz and Houston's Tex-Mex heritage. Start with the signature ceviche or chorizo-filled queso fundido. From there, consider a seafood option such as sauteed red snapper filet or classic mole-topped chicken enchiladas. Feeling indulgent? The Parillada Las Ventanas serves two with a generous portion of beef tenderloin, chicken, shrimp, chorizo and all the trimmings. The Sunday champagne brunch offers something for everyone: Bagels and waffles alongside tamales and fajitas.