Houston, TX 77006
- Central American
- Mon-Sat 11am-5:30pm
- cash, check
- Family Style, Order Online, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Recommended, Accepted
- Lot Available
Houston Press' Description
This tiny four-table cafe may well be Houston's only authentic outpost of Puerto Rican cooking. Yes, the signboard menu still offers up the basic burger fix, but smart customers know to look for the chalkboard with the Puerto Rican specialties of the day. Odd hours (opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.) do little to prevent a steady stream of Houston's Caribbean Hispanics from making their way in. Portions are generous, prices low, and the posters of travel to Puerto Rico a bonus.
Tips from foursquare
The best mofongo in town!!!!
Best (only?) puerto rican restaurant in Htown.
Good place, good food, good people. You have to visit this place.
Note: Closed on Sundays!!!
Houston Press 2011 - Top Mom & Pop restaurants - #5
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