La Fishería, located in Downtown Houston, is famous for their tasty, authentic Mexican fare. Inside Houston’s must-try restaurant, there’s a fabulous bar stretching throughout the right side, blue and gold aesthetics to highlight vibrant ocean vibes and dimly lit candles bringing a relaxed, soothing atmosphere. However, the most captivating feature is their newly launched happy hour menu that’ll surely make this place your new post-work, fiesta spot. For the full menu, visit www.lafisheriadowntown.com/happy-hour.
There are 4 specialty drinks we tried.
- Margarita Frozen: Served in a quaint mason jar, it is a perfect blend of tequila that hits the spot every time. Naturally, it is delightfully dressed with salt and a fresh lime slice hanging off rim.
- Snow Top: La Fisheria’s holiday specialty drink is an off-the-menu drink that you must try before it’s gone! With a brandy kick and a sweet aftertaste, it surely embraces your holiday spirit.
- Lemon Drop Martini: A drink you can’t go wrong with! With a sweet sugary rim, the freshly squeezed lemon juice and vodka all comes together for a decadent sip. (Middle Drink in Photo)
- Paloma: Along with a mexican bites, here’s a beloved mexican cocktail. This will surely bring nostalgic tastes with the authentic Mexican kick and an Anejo Tequila base. (Left Drink in Photo)
Chef Mario Pina curated an all encompassing dinner course that captured La Fisheria’s ambiance and flavors! These dishes are not only in the happy hour menu but are also items from the dinner menu!
- With the chilly weather coming our way, we started off with the Crema De Langosta Al Mezcal. This is a smooth and creamy lobster and shrimp bisque with “chipotle adobe” flamed with mezcal. The rich, warm bisque satisfied every expectation and kicked off the meal.
- Next, we tried the Ostiones a la Parrilla. This dish consists of heavenly oozing cheese on top of grilled oysters with chimichurri. The plate cames six oyster bites and each delectable bite was bursting with flavor.
- Tostada De Atun was my ultimate favorite. It is yellow-fin tuna tostada with chipotle mayo, avocado, and deep fried leek. It had a crunch from the chip-like base and a smooth finish due to the yellow-fin tuna topping.
- Lastly, we tried both the Sope De Pulpo and the Sope Gobernador. They consist of craft sope tortilla with black beans and either pork cracklins and tender octopus in mexican green sauce or sauteed shrimp in “guajillo” confit topped with Oaxaca cheese. Although I was getting pretty full, it’s impossible to resist the scrumptious sauteed shrimp within the Sope Gobernador.
What meal is complete without dessert? Like my mom always says, there’s always room for dessert.
The Pastel de tres Leches dessert is a traditional Mexican party cake, served with red fruits and homemade sorbet. It flawlessly wrapped up all the flavors of the meal with its sweet milky taste. Without a doubt, this was the best Pastel de tres Leches I’ve ever tasted.