Monday, June 21, 2010
Otilia's Mexican Restaurant
7710 Long Point
The Run Down: Thanks to Kristyn for recommending this place to me. I've passed Otilia's a million times and never realized it. I guess you could say that about a lot of restaurants in Houston. Love the tips I get from readers...please keep them coming! Otilia's serves authentic Mexican food. If you are expecting the typical Tex-Mex...you better move on to the next joint. Otilia's is a converted old Whataburger....nothing too exciting inside, but there is a nice porch out front.
The Food: Our food was really good. They took their time making it and the presentation was well above average . Don't expect a quick in and out experience. Good food takes a little extra time to prepare. It's well worth the wait. Sara had the enchiladas verde. She thought they were good, but just a bit too sweet for her liking. I honestly can't remember the name of my dish. But wow, was it good. One of the best I've ever had. It was a fried pocket of stewed chicken, sweet onions, capers, raisins, and other seasonings. It was very complex and I savored every bite. I wanted to try something different and this dish was a home run. The rice, beans, and sliced avocados were great. Oh yeah, had a small bowl of Cream of Poblano...it was a little thick for a soup but would have made an excellent sauce.
The Price: No complaints with the prices. Maybe just a little higher than a standard Mexican food restaurant in these parts, but for good reason. The preparation time and quality of ingredients factored into overall pricing.
The Overall Opinion: I thought Otilia's was a hit. I just love a restaurant that does things a little different. Wish I would have known about this place sooner. There's no question I'll be a regular.
Helpful Hints: They don't have the best parking, but my guess is you'll end up finding a spot. The service is good, but again, be prepared to spend a little extra time.