Hey Darvin. Sylvia's is a Tex-Mex restaurant, not authentic Mexican. I'm a native Houstonian and I've eaten at Sylvia's several times. The food there is excellent. Great Tex-Mex.
Best Enchiladas Houston 2010 - Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
Busting out of a strip mall on Woodway, Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen is a true Texican kitchen. Sylvia herself roams the place, checking on tables as her enormous turquoise earrings sway delicately along with her nonstop motion. She is the center of this colorful universe, where she mimics the flavors of her youth in the Rio Grande Valley. The enchiladas, of course, are the star of the show. The cheese enchiladas get our vote for best in town. The homemade tortillas rolled and filled with a blend of cheddar cheeses and topped with Sylvia's signature enchilada chili are smooth and lack the seemingly requisite pools of grease. Meat enchiladas, too, are a win. They're packed with fresh, well-seasoned meat, and kicked up a notch by the thin, homemade sauce. Another plus? Portions are reasonable and not slathered with superfluous amounts of cheese.
Years of travel along our border with Mexico has taken me into all types of restaurants specializing in Mexican food. On my 1st trip to a Mexican establishment, cheese enchiladas and a house margarita must be ordered as these are the foundation of the best of the best Mexican restaurant.
After reading a lot about Sylvia's, I had to venture down to Woodway and try it out. Simply put, it is a pretty building with a friendly staff but that is not what Mexican is about. The margarita is smokey bitter and the cheese is tasteless. Avoid this restaurant if good food is what you are looking for. If you find yourself in the area with a craving for Mexican, Cyclone Anaya's is a few blocks away.