Last night I had a meal that ranks in my top three lifetime meals at Mexican restaurants. I and four co-workers took a cab ride from our Galleria-area hotel to El Tiempo Cantina at 5602 Washington Ave. We were in the mood for Mexican food, and I found this place ranked as #16 out of 2,800 Houston restaurants on TripAdvisor. This place lived up to its billing and more. All five of us raved about our food, and are still raving this morning. I had the Pechaga Monte Mar, a sauteed chicken breast with shrimp, mushrooms, and salsa. Absolutely fresh and delicious. The guy next to me had the carnitas, or slow-roasted pork chunks with avacados, sour cream, and tomatillo (can't remember what that last item was). The pork was served atop a flame-lit warming pan. I was told the meat was fantastic. The menu at this place is very broad, and has a number of unique / distinctive items. Servers were attentive and provided good recommendations. It would be very difficult to find better Mexican food than this.
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