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Maria Selma

1617 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77006 | Montrose | 713-528-4920

Location Description:

The culinary philosophy of this restaurant can best be summed up with a phrase that appears frequently on the menu: "just like in Mexico City." Luckily, chef and co-owner Rene Hidalgo was smart enough to offer Mexico City dishes without asking us to sacrifice our Tex-Mex conventions. There are chips and two excellent salsas on the table, frozen margaritas at the bar, and there's even a choice of chicken or beef fajitas on the menu, in case you aren't big on real Mexican cuisine. Standouts from the interior include the asado steak covered with a nopal cactus leaf and the Mexico City-style enchiladas.

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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican
  • Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu 11am-12am, Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-2am, Sun 9am-9pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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