Elvias Cantina-Dine & Dance

2727 Fondren Rd.
Houston, TX 77063


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Okay, it's billed as a restaurant and cantina, but nobody ever, ever eats here. This downtown Houston hot spot is just for dancing. Flamenco shows and salsa lessons warm up the early crowd, and live cumbia and merengue bands take over after 10 p.m. Novices beware: The competition on the dance floor can be cutthroat.

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  • Dance Lessons
    Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 4 a.m. by Olivia Flores Alvarez

    "Okay, when we're at the club, call me April," says Conchita, smearing on yet more purple lipstick. "I am not going to call you no April!" I laugh. "Ay, you're so mean. I just don't want none of the guys to know my real name, in cas...

  • Chips, Salsa -- and Merengue
    Thursday, May 7, 1998 at 4 a.m. by Eric Lawlor

    I should begin, I suppose, by apologizing to the -- well, let's play safe and call them the Fabers. Sorry, guys. We stole your table. Truthfully, though, it wasn't our fault. Several of us turned up at Elvia's last Saturday and plun...

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