I have to travel to College Station often for work and love supporting local, family-owned restaurants. Tonight I was in the mood for some authentic non-Tex-Mex Mexican food. I took Skyvi's recommendation and went to Los Molcajetes.
This restaurant is in a strip mall (H.E.B. shopping center), which did not surprise me that much since the last restaurant that Skyvi took me to (Cenare) was also in a strip mall. Maybe there is a theme here--- family-owned restaurants, authentic cuisine, caring staff, outstanding food. Works for me!
Los Molcajetes is known for their molcajete dishes (hence the clever name). So, I had Tilapia Molcajete. For those not familiar with a "molcajete", it is the Mexican version of a mortar and pestle tool, made from volcanic rock. Claudia, my server,offered to blend the mild sauce with the really spicy sauce to make Goldilocks here happy with juuuuusst the right amount of spice.
The entire dining experience was truly outstanding. The portions of food was perfect; the prices are awesome; the staff were all fantastic, friendly and attentive, particularly Claudia. This link that provides a bit on the history of this family-owned restaurant is worth the read.
I can't wait to return to try some of their other dishes.
If you are in the College Station area, looking for the best, authentic Mexican food, give Los Malcajetes a try. I promise you won't be disappointed.