Latina Café - Closed

1972 Fairview
Houston, TX 77019
Latina Café +

Dawn McGee


  • $$
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
This Cuban cafe started humbly as a grocery store that also served food, and the place hasn't lost its humility. A favorite entrée is the pescado asado, a beautifully fresh tilapia fillet seasoned with cumin and grilled until crispy. Texans who appreciate chicken-fried steak will love the bistec empanisado, but the vaca frita is more exotic. Beef brisket is cooked and shredded, then fried. It looks a little plain on the plate, but the dish isn't about looks; it's about flavors and textures.

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