La Fisheria: Upscale Mexican Coastal Seafood in Downtown Houston

Updated: Jun 3, 2019

La Fisheria re-opened last year after being devastated by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, just months after their initial opening. The journey that they overcame to get where they are today is incredible, and it's amazing to see how far they have come after our visit last week.



First let's talk about how beautiful the restaurant is. The floral wall, reflective light fixtures, and blue accents scream coastal vibes, and we're all about it.






Not surprisingly, they have put just as much thought into their food as their vibrant decor. They serve Mexican-styled seafood with creative twists of flair that make for a unique dining experience.  One of the more intriguing options was the Pompano Al Limon, an entire Pompano (type of fish) is fried in lemon butter and served on a platter. It can be a bit of a shock initially, but it is absolutely worth it. There are very few bones, and the combination of crisp skin and tender meat dipped in the sauce make for a bite to remember. Additional favorites were the Vuelve a la Vida, a.k.a. the "hangover cure", a spicy seafood soup and the Tamal de Elote con Camarones, a creamy twist on traditional tamales.


ENTREES



VUELVE A LA VIDA || Seafood soup with clams, mussels, mahi mahi, and jumbo shrimp in a delicious broth



CARPACCIO DE PULPO || Thinly sliced stewed octopus in zesty vinaigrette, habanero oil, fresh arugula and cilantro



TAMAL DE ELOTE CON CAMARONES || Sweet corn tamale with sautéed shrimp & bacon in a creamy garlic sauce



PAMPANO AL LIMON || Whole pan seared and roasted pompano on a buttery lime sauce, served with vegetables


DRINKS



MARGARITA DE LA CASA || Anejo Tequila, triple sec, lime, simple syrup



MANGO HABANERO MARGARITA || Jimador mango, habanero, cucumber, cherries, tamarind, and mango



MICHELADAS || Beer, chirimico, lime juice


Please do yourself a favor and order the flan here, guys! It was incredibly delicious and quite frankly one of the best I have ever had. 


DESSERTS



FLAN DE LA CASA || Mexican-style creme caramel, served with Kahlua caramel sauce (gluten-free)



213 Milam St.

Houston, TX 77002

www.lafisheriadowntown.com

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