JLo is a fan, too
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, USA Today asked author Jane Butel, an internationally recognized expert on American Southwest cooking, to share 10 great Mexican restaurants across the United States.
The only restaurant Butel picked in Texas is a Houston favorite: Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen. In the USA Today article, writer Larry Bleiberg wrote:
While there's incredible Tex-Mex served across the Lone Star State, Butel singles out owner Sylvia Casares for making a royal dish out of the humble enchilada. 'She believes in doing things properly. She still uses chile pods and simmers them a long, long time.' Along with familiar cheese and meat enchiladas, the menu also features calabacitas (a blend of squash and vegetables) and a special spinach enchilada with a bit of cheese."
Sylvia's has two Houston locations, 6401 Woodway and 12637 Westheimer. Both are expected to be busy this weekend.
Jennifer Lopez is apparently a fan, too. While in Houston last summer to perform at the Toyota Center, the singer's entourage placed a hefty order from Sylvia's.