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Edgar’s Hermano

1700 Smith
Houston, TX 77002
Edgar’s Hermano +

Photo by Chuck Cook


  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; bar from 10 a.m. to midnight. Mondays through Fridays; 3 p.m. to midnight Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Full bar
  • On-street, Valet
  • Reservations Accepted
Pass the chilies, hold the queso at Edgar’s Hermano. The modern, turquoise-accented Edgar’s Hermano, tucked inside the Whitehall hotel, is a cute, welcoming spot to stop by for happy hour and nosh on any number of Southern Tex-Mex fusion dishes. The restaurant is split between a roomful of booths and rustic wooden tables and a long bar situated next to a row of smaller tables where sports aficionados can catch the latest game. The fare is mostly elevated beyond the typical hotel restaurant menu, though several dishes, like the salmon salad and the tres leches parfait, suffer from a lack of polish and execution. However, the fried chicken is tender and generously stuffed with creamy mac and cheese at dinnertime, and the doughy housemade tortillas — found in everything from the quesadilla appetizer to house-fried chips — are worth a second glance. Skip dessert, but be sure to try the savory fried chile relleno.

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