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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
7.7
9.5
$70
Cordúa-patented good times that aren’t always just for show

Américas is a lot of fun, especially the Galleria flagship: picture a Gaudí art-nouveau mansion transplanted into a South American rainforest, then repurposed as an Amsterdam coffeeshop. There’s hardly a bad table amid these rock tunnels and archways of cascading colors, psychedelic glass lamps, and, of course, the tree standing in the middle of the restaurant; service, however can be charmlessly chainy.

The platings are as bold as the décor. Irrepressibly smoky, but otherwise unremarkable, are “marineros” (crab claws), surrounding a… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
6.5
$10
Among the cheapest and best vegetarian meals in the city—even on Tuesdays

In the shopping center with our favorite Indo-Pak restaurant, Himalaya, and the sporty good time of London Sizzler, Shiv Sagar presents a worthy stop for cheap and easy chaat lunches; most specifically, wonderful dosai and dahi puri. On Hindu-holy Tuesdays, many other Indian restaurants are closed, but this one’s open, and often crowded. Take someone who can scope out a table while you stand in line to order (and tell your cashier which table number you’re at—be prepared or you’ll… [More]