I've only been here for their weekly specials on crawfish and steaks and it's great! I see that other people have had a hard time getting in at certain times, especially on nights with specials. However, I've been going around 7-8pm on those nights and have no problems getting a table or finding parking. The service is nice, but a little slow at times. People are usually hanging out there and having a good time so it has a fun atmosphere. Crawfish nights are Sundays and Tuesdays at $3.75/lb, and steak nights are Wednesdays at $14 for a 1lb ribeye and fully loaded baked potato. The crawfish is a little overseasoned for my taste, because they cook it in the Cajun seasoning and then douse it with more seasoning after taking it out. I love eating hot foods and usually have no problems, but after eating two pounds of them, I looked like I had a cheap collagen injection and some kid smeared red crayola all over my lips. They do sell small, boiled red potatoes at 4/.75. They're completely bland, but taste like heaven when your lips are on fire. The ribeye is a GREAT deal for $14! They season it and grill it right out front so you can smell you're dinner being cooked (They actually do that with the crawfish as well.). When they bring the steak and potato out to you, they also bring out a huge tupperware container full of all the potato fixings you could ever want (chives, butter, sour cream, bacon bits, shredded cheese). The potato tasted kind of like it was a little old and the steak isn't the best grade, but they tenderized it enough that it was still very tender. Overall, everything was pretty tasty for the money. We're thinking about making Wednesday nights "bonding nights." :)
11-11-09 was our first experience at La Cantina on I-10. The building looks appealing. The inside (including ladies room) was very clean!!!! The atmosphere was pleasant. The employees were kind and timely. Our food came out in a timely manner and was HOT. : ) I got the La Tapatia with a side of guacamole and my husband got the Cowboy. The chips were warm and crisp. The salsa was not too hot (with pepper) - I was sooooo pleased that I could eat it. The flavor of both salsas was AWESOME! I make my own salsa and their red sauce was very close to mine. Two thumbs up on the salsas!!!! The meals were DELICIOUS! Everything was seasoned to perfection. Even the lettuce and tomato tasted like lettuce and tomato and not unripe tasteless veggies. AND the guacamole was not overtaken by the taste of lime. I hate when all you taste is lime and no avocado. It is reasonably priced and we both were busting at the seams. We even brought some home. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE!!! If they have gift cards I hope to get one in my Christmas stocking from Santa!
Catherine’s latest venture, Café Brussels is a great new addition to the Heights. Try the Tartare de Saumon dressed with a zesty Belgian country vinaigrette accompanied by a Belgian draft beer or glass (bottle!) of wine. You can’t go wrong requesting Catherine’s favorite mussel dish for a main course, Belgian classic, Moules Marinières, accompanied by a large serving of golden Belgian Fries. The large and succulent mussels are steamed to perfection and portion sizes are very generous! My dining companion enjoyed le Petit Pavé de Bruxelles, a perfectly cooked steak and le Cordon Bleu. Be sure to leave room for one of Café Brussels fabulous desserts! Catherine's crepes are among my favorites. Catherine Duwaz is both a good friend and a genuinely nice person. It brings me great pleasure to see a friend continue to succeed in a town that can be unforgiving to restaurateurs. Cafe Brussels is our new "go-to" place in Houston for great Belgian food. And to top it all off, the prices are very reasonable for the quality and the portions sizes are generous.