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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
7.1
8.5
$70
Decent food and a much better wine list, for geeks and goombas alike

Ibiza’s Midtown parking lot, on a warm weekend evening, is an unlikely mixer of H3s and Toyotas; of goombas and wine geeks drawn by the generous range of barely marked-up wines. The candlelit indoors, if slightly pretentious, can be noisy and distracting on busy nights. It’s tempting to write off Ibiza as a trendy singles scene, but the kitchen is surprisingly competent. To be clear, it’s spotty, but not as bad as the high-gloss scene would suggest. We’ve had brilliant… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
7.0
$10
An ultra-traditional Mexican restaurant with a motherly touch

At lunch, large crowds descend on Gorditas Aguascalientes’ budget-priced menu, and on weekends, entire families pack the dining room. Some days the entire restaurant will be consumed by a soccer match, while on others, you may come across an accordion-wielding mariachi and an albino singer who also plays washboard, a rare and entertaining sight. Once in a while you’ll see the family that runs the restaurant assemble in the dining room as they take care of business, sometimes peeling a… [More]