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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
8.0
$10
A Mexican trek where the rewards surpass the slight distance

This hidden festive, old-school Mexican restaurant way out by Hobby Airport reminds us of an abuela’s kitchen, if abuela were just trying to make a few bucks while she was at it. The simple meal you have here—on floral oilcloths and cheap plastic plates—will easily blow away those at more centrally located, yup-tacular Mexican joints. The lunch rush starts near breakfast time (which should tell you how early the breakfast rush starts). And these wonderful huevos rancheros could make us… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.0
$10
Whether in a divey branch or a nice one, this is one gorgeous, sassy bird

Most of the time, Frenchy’s serves up some of the best fried chicken we’ve ever had. The franchise has multiple locations around Houston, but the original one by the University of Houston on Scott Street is the best of them all (there’s also one in the HEB down the street). Don’t be scared away by this shack of a restaurant that looks like it could crumble at any minute; just place your order at the window, and hope the ladies… [More]