Sleep Inn & Suites
2475 North Freeway
Houston, TX 77009
Phone: (713) 862-6300
Fax: (713) 862-5008
Spanish Flowers Mexican Restaurant could easily pass for a hacienda truck stop along a lonely Veracruz motorway. But despite the antiquated look, it serves up some of the best Mexican grub in the city. Plus, as an added bonus, it is open 24 hours, which makes it a popular late night stop, especially after the clubs close. Mariachi bands kick start the evenings and weekends adding a bit of traditional flavor. The tamales are a favorite as is anything with mole. As an oddity to the usual rice and beans side dish, complimentary soup and a fresh fruit dessert are included with every meal.
Stop in at Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe for a variety of fresh, well-prepared dishes that showcase the culinary delights of Mexico. The bright serape tablecloths, indoor fountain and Mayan mural create a festive dining atmosphere that is popular with a variety of diners. Specialties include roasted pork loin chunks and the outstanding fresh snapper in a creamy wine, mustard and garlic-spiked sauce. You can also try one of the Mexican beers.
If you're looking for an inexpensive authentic Mexican meal, Taqueria Arandas has got you covered. This bright and clean neighborhood restaurant offers a menu of typical Mexican foods including tacos, tortas, tostadas and burritos with a plethora of fillings to individualize your order. Breakfast items include huevos rancheros and the ubiquitous breakfast tacos: tortillas wrapped around scrambled eggs and other fillings. The staff is friendly and service tends to be relatively quick. Children are welcome as are groups and walk-ins. Tacueria Arandas #1 is the original but there are many Taqueria Arandas in the Houston area.
This little diner certainly is not much to look at, but it will satisfy your craving for Tex-Mex 24 hours a day. Night owls enjoy stopping in for a bite to eat and a friendly chat before calling it quits for the evening, while early birds cannot seem to resist the Mexican breakfast offerings. Breakfast items like the Mexican chorizo and zesty omelettes enjoy the greatest popularity among diners. Very low pricing is an added bonus, but be sure to hit the bank before stopping in—credit cards are not accepted.
Dining at Zelko is like being at a fabulous dinner party. Fresh, local food with a chef's flare is perfectly paired with well-priced wines. The restaurant is filled with homey charm and lively conversation. The menu is something special though, with hearty, flavorful options that change with the seasons. The parmesan truffle fries are not to be missed. The Mediterranean-style bruscetta is a surprise, with hummus, feta, olives, and more, layered on fluffy pita bread. Succulent St. Arnold's braised short ribs are dying to be dipped into the accompanying cheddar polenta. For a special treat try the piping hot funnel cake, or a cheese plate with homemade preserves.
If you cannot decide between Chinese, American or Mexican for dinner then choose Golden Seafood House, where East meets West, leading to delicious results. Dark-blue Mexican tiles and lots of greenery predominate in this recently-rebuilt restaurant, which features both indoor and patio dining. Whether you're in a large group or dining alone, there's plenty of seating to accommodate you.
Located in the parking lot behind Camino Produce Co., Taqueria Tacambaro is making a name for itself among Houston taco trucks. Though you'll find regular asada (beef) and pollo (chicken) tacos, this truck is best known for its mollejas (sweet bread) tacos. Before asking why anyone would turn a pastry into a taco, take a moment to remember that sweet breads are actually glands. The tripe tacos are also a specialty, as is the pastor (barbecue pork).
Wear comfortable shoes and light clothing when you visit this casual Heights nightclub, because it will not be long before you hit the dance floor. Everything from blues to psychedelic rock is featured at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, and on Thursday nights customers are treated to a jam session with some of Houston's favorite musicians. The interior's funky but fun, and there is a back patio area where you can cool off. Dan Electro's serves only beer and wine, but if you bring your own bottle, they will provide the set-ups.
Fitzgerald's is a very popular two-story nightclub and bar which has been entertaining crowds for a long time. Lots of live music shows are hosted in this club covering all the genres of music from hip-hop and rap to the blues. It has a wine bar and an outdoor seating facility. It has been home to a majority of the famous artists and celebrities like Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, Stained, Etta James, Dennis Miller, Cheryl Crow and Jay Leno. Whether you are on the first or the second floor, the loud and ecstatic music will make your feet tap to the rhythm.
BB's has your New Orleans fix. Go to the happening White Oak Drive for a tremendous value in dinner. Just like their downtown and Montrose locations, this Louisiana eatery (with a healthy dash of Texas) overflows with coolness as they serve up delicious bayou treats, like Gumbo, Grillades & Grits, and Red Beans and Rice. In the mood for a sandwich for lunch? BBs' overstuffed New Orleans style Po'Boys will leave you slightly confused as to how you attack. Try the Bedtime In The Bayou, the ever-popular fried gulf shrimp sandwich fully dressed. You can blissfully tell where the crunch from the batter stops and the crunch from the shrimp begins, it's fantastic. -Adam Rosen
The Heights has been graced with the presence of greatness. D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe is one of the truly reliable but often overlooked restaurants in this culinary metropolis. Very similar to the original location in the Rice Village, the Heights locale is quite a bit bigger with the same authentically rustic menu. Choose from their array of Veal Scallopini dishes: either Parmigiana, Piccata, or Marsala, all served with insanely delicious pasta and a salad. Their Caesar is off the charts. Consider starting with the Caprese salad as well; there's something about that balsamic glaze on the fresh gooey Mozzarella. -Adam Rosen
As the Heights generally resembles a little Austin, Tacos A Go Go is a well-fitting entity. Overflowing with strong, rich colors and character, this finger food joint is turning heads. Whether you want breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack, their menu won't fail you. Get a delicious Chorizo taco for less than two bucks en route to work, or grab half a dozen for your co-workers. Stop in on the way home from work for an Al Pastor; The tangy and spicy marinated pork will easily tie you over until dinner. If it's dinner you want, order one of their taco plates. Don't forget the fresh Salsa Verde! -Adam Rosen