Our latest dining experience could be classified as excellent from start to finish. We had mojitos and sangria ($2.50 during happy hour) at the bar, and ordered a tostada de ceviche. The mojitos were excellent, the sangria fresh and fruity, and the ceviche was tasty and tangy, just the right starter for the evening. Our bartender was... attentive and provided great service even though there wasn't a single empty seat at the bar. An auspicious start to what turned out to be a wonderful culinary journey. We were seated promptly when our party members arrived and started our meal with one of the entrees. The pork ribs, were abundant (it looked like an entire rack of ribs), flavorful, tender, meaty, and finger licking good . We polished it off with gusto, looking forward to what lay ahead. Our entrees soon arrived looking very artful in their presentation with mounds of rice shaped like pyramids. The Jalapeno Glazed Salmon over White rice was the best dish of the night - the seasoning and the marriage of flavors are brilliant, winning combination. The spinach and sweet potato enchelada was also very good. The desserts were also a revelation - the flan (I ordered it with the sauce on the side) , light and airy and so-so good. The meal came out to about $35 per couple before tip. Considering we all had cocktails and 3 courses (shared the appetizers and desserts) this was an excellent value for the quality of the food we sampled. The food IS worth what you pay. And I could not ask for better service of waitstaff that obviously take pride in their restaurant. People know good food, and if the crowd tonight was anything to go by (the entire restaurant was packed to the hilt on a Friday night), they know they will find it at Cielo Mexican Bistro. I certainly did.
We've had our 5 and 7 year old at this day care for a year now, and my wife and I are very happy we enrolled them. We previously had them at a church day-care down the road and it seems like all they did was color all day, children had nothing to say about their day. If you're a few minutes late everyone gives you a rude look, not understanding you just spent the last 1.5 hrs in traffic driving from the galleria area. I was fine paying the fee for each minute I was late, but don’t be rude about it. The Montessori has friendly staff; they let us know about any events that happened with our children even if it’s a minor incident. The kiddos tell us about reading, writing, and number activities they did during day care which is great to hear. The owner is awesome, so friendly, willing to work with you; she even paid for me to attend a summer field trip with one of our children. Their hours are more realistic especially for parents that have full time job, so they don’t strictly follow school holidays. I feel like they took their clients schedule into consideration, not all of us are off for teacher in-service/minor holidays. The day-care provides real food for all day care, which is really nice when the kids say how delicious their lunch was and they ate all their food. Price is very reasonable, and I don’t mind paying any price knowing our kids are in good hands.
I cannot say enough good things about this daycare! My child has been at Primrose of Eldridge Parkway for the past 19 months and at the age of 35 months is well beyond her peers of the same age at other day care facilities. Everyone I run into (even at the grocery store!) is amazed at how young she is and how well she communicates with adults (she also knows her shapes, colors (in sign language, English, and Spanish), and her capital letters). All of this and fun too – she runs to her classroom each day and quickly kisses me goodbye so she can start playing with her little friends! These things might seem small to the some but everyone expected my daughter to be behind her peers physically, emotionally and mentally. She spent the first 14 months of her life in an overseas orphanage where she did not have the freedom to walk, only heard a foreign language, and was fed only pureed food. She started at Primrose at 16 months when I had to return to work and the teachers and directors worked with me to help my daughter be all that she is today. Each day I know I drop her off in an environment that she will be loved, she will play with friends, and she will learn about her little world. They have helped her down the path to being anything she will ever want to be in life!