If you love Spanish food or have been dying to discover the differences between Spanish and Mexican cuisine, Spanish Village Restaurant is one of the best places in Houston for Spanish and Tex-Mex food. Spanish Village has been serving Houstonians for over 50 years, and is a long-standing family tradition in the city. For more information about what to expect when dining here, read on:

Mexican and Spanish Fusion

This restaurant has many of the traditional Spanish foods on its menu, such as ceviche, paella, and Spanish omlettes. However, you’ll also find some Mexican favorites like enchiladas, chiles rellenos, and even a dish named the “Mexican Plate,” which consists of one cheese and one onion enchilada, one tamale, and Spanish rice and refried beans.

Favorite Menu Items

To start with at Spanish Village, we highly recommend placing and order of the super nachos, with beans and guacamole, for your table to share. They’re filling and delicious, and really shouldn’t be missed. Our favorite entrees include the fajitas, the paella Valencia, and the guacamole tacos. If you’re feeling hungry, the Deluxe Dinner is pretty tasty, and includes a beef taco, chile con queso, one cheese enchilada, one onion enchilada, one tamale, and Spanish rice and refried beans. Whoa.

Family-Friendly Dining

If you’ve been looking for a place that your whole family can enjoy, Spanish Village is a great restaurant for everyone. With a kid-friendly atmosphere and a kids’ menu to boot, your little ones will love coming here and digging into their cheese enchilada, beef taco, or even kid-sized hamburger with French fries.

Make a Reservation

While you most likely won’t need a reservation if you’re a party of three or less, if you have four or more a reservation is highly recommended, because this place gets packed. Making the reservation a day in advance is totally fine, and if you don’t’ make one you’ll still be seated, it just may take awhile to find you a table.

A Full Bar

Like all good Spanish and Mexican cuisine, an adult beverage best accompanies the meal. Here, you’ll find margaritas, beer, wine, and anything else you could possible want. The margaritas are raved about, and the frozen beverages are made in a blender and are fresh (and strong) as can be.

It’s Not Fancy

If you’ve been looking for an upscale dining experience, this isn’t it. The enchiladas are cheese and gooey, the fajitas are filling, and the atmosphere is casual and laid back. Everything’s very Tex-Mex, and it’s much more Americanized than some other restaurants in Houston. That being said, the refried beans are delicious, the portions are heaping and satisfying, and there’s no way you’ll leave Spanish Village feeling hungry. If you need a fun and relaxing place to chow down with friends or family, Spanish Village is it.