On our Downtown Houston visit, we wanted to get a bite. Finding restaurants were a bit challenging; we must have been either in the wrong area or did not know where we were going.
Most places were closed at 2 pm because of the Houston Astros parade, which we were not interested in seeing. We came to Downtown Houston, where we initially planned to stay; however, at the last moment, we changed to Uptown, Houston. Based on what we saw, this was a great decision.
While walking through the streets of Downtown Houston, we ended at Guadalajara. This restaurant is Tex-Mex, and we figure we can not go wrong because we will be able to get beans and a salad at the least.
They had a vegetarian section on the menu, which was very helpful. We were given a bowl of tortilla chips with salsa as a starter. I ordered the vegetable fajita, which consisted of grilled sweet potatoes, zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms, and onions. I skipped the green peppers (not my favorite). In addition, I got three 4-inch corn tortillas, guacamole, and a side of black beans. Rice was served, although we mentioned we were vegans. When asked how the rice was prepared, we were told it was made with chicken stock, so NO THANK YOU! Suggestion: It is always a great idea to ask how the food is prepared! Other foods were black bean tacos and an order of the mixed grill superior, which consisted of a skewer of bacon-wrapped shrimp, beef and chicken fajitas, filled vegetables, and grilled pineapple served with tortillas.
We all enjoyed our food. I loved the flavors. It had just the right amout of seasonings. The chips were fresh and warm when we got them which was a plus. The salsa was not sweet, which was also good incomparable to another one tasted. The tomatoes were just right in this salsa. My vegetables had a crunch which I liked. There was all good feedback based on taste and service, with a tiny remark was that the second batch of salsa was not as spicy as the first. Although, we did not feel that was the case.