I'm in a bit of a holiday rut.
Regardless, I still have managed to sneak in a few joyous festive moments! Like recently, my dear friend Meredith and I went to look at the Christmas lights on the old homes at the Heritage Society. And, we got to meet someone really cool...
But before we did that, we had dinner at Guadalajara downtown, and it was hella good!
To start, I ordered the sangria off of the Happy Hour menu, and Meredith ordered the spiked horchata, aka Liquidy Christmas Magic Down Your Throat. My sangria was okay, but it was a little heavier than I like it. Her Liquidy
Christmas Magic Down Your Throat was velvety, smooth, soul-warming, and filled with a healthy pour of tequila and nine jolly elves.
I'm pretty sure a few of those would definitely put me in the Christmas
(They might also put me in a bathtub wondering where the last five hours of my life went).
(Do I need to give this blog post a parental advisory warning?)
The Guadalajara salsa is top-notch y'all. They serve it warm, and flavor-wise it's definitely more earthy than sweet. Awesome.
This unique departure from your regular run-of-the-mill tamale is so delightful!
In general I like to change things up when I eat out. I'm typically not an "I found one dish I love and now I will only ever order that" type of person... Except when it comes to Mexican food. I find my favorites, and I stick with them. Pre-vegetarian days, I would always get beef fajitas at every Mexican restaurant I went to (I'm telling you, I still have dreams about the fillet fajitas at El Tiempo, GOOD LORD). And now that I'm a vegetarian, you can put money on the fact that I will always order some version of this:
This particular quesadilla was filled with cheese, mushrooms, and spinach. Ugh, and it was good. You know what bums me out? A soggy quesadilla. You know what this was? A not-soggy quesadilla. You know what else bums me out? A dry quesadilla. You know what this was? A not-dry quesadilla. Guadalajara has mastered the perfect balance of a crispy toasted quesadilla with moist <~~(invitation to hate me granted), flavorful contents on the inside. There were a ton of savory, smooth, veggies packed in, and the gooey plethora of cheese did not leave me disappointed. This was a darn good quesadilla. Meredith had a 3 taco sampler, and she dubbed my dish as the winner.
Guadalajara is a Houston chain, so with a few different locations, you've got options folks. The environment is fun, the prices are decent, and the food is quality. So ho ho ho your way on over!