The Cadillac Margarita gets me in the door and the Mariachi combination plate keeps me there. Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen has been on I-45 in Spring for years, and now we have one in the back of The Woodlands on FM2978 at Woodlands Parkway. It is fast becoming one of my favorites for Tex Mex food. It offers an updated taste on classic Tex Mex. The margaritas achieve that perfect combination of tart lime, the right amount of tequila, and sweetness. Hands down, it is my favorite in the area. My favorite Mariachi plate has chicken enchiladas with an addictive poblano creme sauce. It is served with empanadas with cilantro sauce, southwest eggrolls, rice and beans. It is perfection. If you are having one of those days where you need to console yourself with an enormous amount of chile con queso, the burrito con queso is the thing to order. A big burrito literally smothered in gooey queso. The Tampico is another favorite. It has sautéed vegetables on top of a chicken breast. Perfect with some flour tortillas. The Pollo Marisco has shrimp and crawfish in a white wine sauce atop a chicken breast and is my go-to chicken dish when I also need a little seafood comfort food fix. So far, I’ve liked everything I’ve ordered and I eat there often. If you go at peak times, expect a wait. The bar is a great place to wait and if you like dining al fresco, the patio is very nice. This is a great place for creative Tex-Mex.
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There is a great new crepes, waffles, and coffee shop in the Indian Springs shopping Center. It is called Coco Crepes and has one of the best outdoor seating areas in the vicinity. It is open all day — from breakfast through dinner and dessert. It has a great eclectic menu and amazing savory and sweet crepes. My favorites of the savory crepes are the La Galette, the chicken and spinach, and the mediterranean. They are rich and wonderful and full of veggies. The La Galette is a whole wheat crepe filled with roasted vegetables, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, cheddar and roasted red pepper pesto. It is wonderful. If you don’t find what you want on the menu, you can create your own savory crepe from a host of fresh ingredients. I also love the eggplant panini. Of the sweet crepes, the Coco’s Crepe with strawberries, whipped cream, caramel and chocolate sauce is my favorite. It is full of fresh ripe strawberries and big enough to share. The nutella with strawberries or bananas is also a favorite. Fact: Nutella is wonderful in anything. The bananas foster and the cheesecake crepes are also popular crepes. They can be served with their homemade gelato as well. They have about sixteen sweet crepes on the menu or you can make your own from about a dozen different ingredients and sauces. If crepes aren’t your thing, they also have waffles. And if you just need a coffee fix, they have coffee and espresso as well as all the flavored iced and hot espresso drinks. Coco is a fun and welcome addition to The Woodlands.
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The latest in the trio of Fieldings restaurants to open in The Woodlands might be my favorite. It is Fieldings Rooster, and as you can tell by the name, it is all about chicken. They have some excellent non chicken items on the menu, but the chicken excels. I will likely never eat another grocery store rotisserie chicken again. They have fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, and wood grilled chicken. The piri piri wood grill and the chimichurri wood grill are outstanding. The piri piri has just the right amount of heat to give the flavor some depth. The chimichurri is an amazing blend of garlic and basil and perfectly complements the chicken. The Tennessee red fried chicken is the best fried chicken I have ever tasted. It has a some heat and spice; making you want to eat more and more. The chicken is served a la carte so order some of the amazing sides. The brussels sprouts are my number one favorite. They are served pad thai style and stand alone in flavor. I could eat them as a meal. The mac n cheese is amazing too. It is gooey and creamy and will fill your tummy and your soul. The duck fat potatoes are as comforting and filling as anything Grandma every cooked. The drinks menu is as amazing as any fancy bar I have ever been to. They have a very talented mixologist who has created some very interesting and creative drinks. I cant wait to try them all if they are as good as the few I’ve been able to sample so far. It is a good goal to have! Try Fieldings Rooster and enjoy some of their amazing chicken.
When people started raving about how great Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse was, I was surprised that a restaurant inside a Holiday Inn was getting such great foodie reviews. Well, it far exceeded my expectations. This gem sitting inside the Shenandoah hotel has some amazing steaks and Italian classics. I think the steaks here are the best in the area, and yet they cost much less than the more expensive steak houses. I love the filet trio with different toppings. The horseradish topping is amazing. The filet was flavorful and tender. The dish is three portions of filet, each topped with a different topping. The steaks are served with a salad, bread, and a side dish. The garlic potatoes are fantastic. The Italian classics are great too. The lasagna is cheesy and spiced perfectly. The chicken parmigiana is tender, juicy, and comforting. The crab stuffed shrimp is a great seafood dish rounding out the diverse menu. The limoncello raspberry cake is the perfect way to end a fantastic dining experience here. The service was friendly and fast. Johnny’s also has a great bar that makes a great martini at happy hour. The bar service is friendly and the bartenders are knowledgeable. Johnnys is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. This will definitely be a part of my regular mix of restaurants I frequent.
Fabulous location in Creekside Park! Located on a court, walk or bike to neighborhood park, Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, fitness center, Creekside shopping and dining. Private front door entrance, hardwood floors from foyer leading into family room and kitchen. Center staircase with iron is so attractive. Open floor plan is perfect for family time and entertaining. You will love the stylish features this home offers. Huge backyard is ready for play or pool addition! Enjoy outdoor living on the large covered patio.