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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
7.6
7.5
$55
Pricey twists on traditional tapas, but at least you can stay still for the night

Tintos refers to its food as “Spanish influenced.” Meaning that, while the menu is pretty faithful to Spain’s various dialects of tapas, there are some fruity Caribbean accessories and modern American twists. Indeed, the gridded black exterior looks decidedly (1980s) American, and the inside’s polished, catalog-ish décor is hardly reminiscent of Madrid’s intimate tapas bars. On sweltering evenings, it’s nice to sit outside and listen to live flamenco with a terrific trio of gazpachos that are quite refreshing. Beyond that,… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
9.2
7.0
$15
The family who runs this Cantonese gem is practically restaurant royalty

It’s hard not to perk up when you hear that Chinese families have followed the career of a certain restaurant family for about 25 years. Such is the case with our longtime favorite Shanghai, whose owners have won and kept fans as they traversed Bellaire Chinatown in a series of small and larger operations. Having finally settled into the Welcome Supermarket center as Shanghai, they consistently serve the best, most down-to-earth Cantonese cuisine in the city. (Amusingly, it’s not the… [More]