Some of the best, most authentic places are hidden in plain sight of America’s strip malls. And tonight I definitely found one of them in the Spring Branch section of Houston.
WHAT I ATE:
Empanada de Pollo (Chicken Empanada) $2.50
Empanada de Jamon y Queso (Ham and Cheese Empanadas) $2.50 – The empanadas were baked and had a nice golden outside. The dough was great and the fillings were tasty.
Costillitas de Cerdo a la Riojana $12.50 – 2 pork chops, red pepper, bacon and peas with a fried egg. The fact that flavor in these double grilled chops were so awesome I was easily able to overlook the slight toughness of the meat. If you have anyone in your life that doesn’t like peas, take them here for a taste of the red pepper, bacon and green peas side, it was delicious.
These desserts looked great but the meal had me stuffed so I had to settle for a picture.