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“Great food and wonderful service”
Review of La Casa del Caballo - CLOSED

La Casa del Caballo
Cuisines: Mexican, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Great food and wonderful service”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a great Mexican steak restaurant. The food is fabulous and the steaks are outstanding. They are made to order so take 30 to 40 min to serve. They are served with 5 sauces from mild to very hot. The wine list is good and reasonably price and the service is excellent. We have been here a few times and have had great food and service everytime. My wife loves the pork tenderloin and a friend ordered the fish and thought it was very good. Highly recommend this place.

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Shaky service, fair food”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

This restaurant, in last year's top 10 in the Houston area, was a big disappointment. Six of us had dinner there on a Wednesday night. The atmosphere is nice - dark and warm with a dramatic chandelier and tiled wall with a winding staircase. We sat directly under the chandelier. My chair was really wobbly but apparently there was nothing to be done since it was due to an uneven floor. No solution was offered.
Our waiter was very pleasant and tried to be accomodating but the service was slow and poor. He did not catch that we wanted 3 separate checks so when he brought one bill, he had to go back and separate it which took much longer than was reasonable and was not correct the first time. When asked if the special included sides, he said "no" so we ordered extra sides. When the meal came, vegetables were included. We protested and the waiter removed that charge. The problem is a menu that does not give much detail so that you end up ordering more than you need to.
The wine was pretty good but we had to ask for tortillas since there were no chips or bread offered. Those who ordered the Ensalada Pequena were not impressed. The beef carpaccio appetizer is very spicy so beware. The Huachinango was quite good and those who ordered steaks thought they were also very good. The Camarones Gigantes entree was a nice choice. The grilled veggies and fried potato sides were not anything special.
The biggest disappointment was the desserts. We ordered tres leches, the flourless pecan cake, the mousse and the arroz con leche. Every one of them was disappointing. One person tried to order just the cafe de olla without the cookies and that was not allowed. She thought the cafe was wonderful. I hate wasting good calories on mediocre dessert!
We drove all the way across Houston to dine here and I thought it was not worth it. And it is pretty pricy. I don't mind paying more if the food and service are consistent and extraordinary which was, unfortunately, not the case this night. While it was not a bad place to eat, I would not return even if was in my neighborhood.

  • Visited June 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Not just another Mexican restaurant”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Enter, and leave the outside world behind. Inside, you look up and see wines from everywhere, and are treated with respect by the staff. It feels expensive. It is a steak house, and you better be a meat lover, or you won't be treated to some of the best steaks this side of the Rio Grande. Sauces to try are served with every platter, mild, medium and hot. They're made from fine ingredients including the jalapeno's cousin from hell, the Habanera. I ordered a whole one, although it wasn't on the menu, as I am a lover of all things picante, and it was brought to our table in a flash. That is the sign I wanted to see, that the staff of a restaurant will seek to please. I wasn't disappointed. Top rating from me.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cork, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
429 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were here for a family occasion. The atmosphere was great, the staff helpful and obliging and the Texas style food really delicious.

Visited April 2014
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Stafford, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Birthday Fun!!”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We has a wonderful time at this restaurant. Vicente was a great waiter. Everyone was great. The food was amazing and looking forward to come back.

  • Visited April 2014
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