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9705 Westheimer Rd.
Texas 77042
treet: Tel: +1 713-952-1988

Chef-owner Michael Cordúa from Nicaragua set the standard for Latin cuisine in Houston and the nation. His signature dish is the churrasco, a charcoal-grilled center-cut beef tenderloin steak, butterflied in a jelly-roll fashion and basted with chimichurri sauce, a traditional South American sauce made of olive oil, loads of fresh garlic, parsley and spices. To avoid eating all the addicting gratis plantain chips, start with a soulful soup like the deep black bean served in a sourdough bread boule or the Peruvian lobster-and-crab chowder. Crisp salads with hearts of palm and creamy cilantro dressing are also stellar. For rich variety, try the cerdo camaronero, marinated pork tenderloin with lump crab meat, avocado, yucca and shrimp. With every entrée, expect an innovative array of vegetables: grilled yellow squash, zucchini, potatoes, garlic spinach, sautéed mushrooms and fried yucca are the line-up. Somehow, save room for the sinfully simple tres leches cake, a dense vanilla cake laced with three creams and smothered in a rich meringue topping. We prefer the décor at this location, which is stylishly rustic with animal skin rugs, red painted accent walls and South American artifacts.

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