4

Decco Cafe

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

When you first see the new Decco Cafe (5120 Woodway, 281-963-8273) in the Decorative Center on Woodway, you can't help but be struck by the magnificent space it occupies. A completely circular bar is at the heart of the dramatic restaurant, whose look lives up to its location, which, after all, is the heart of interior design in Houston.

"The space in the Decorative Center is just an amazing place; it has a real 'wow' factor. Jackson Hicks, the caterer, was here before us, but we think that the leap from caterer to restaurateur is harder than the other way around," says Oscar Aguilar, one of the owners of this new place. While the restaurant focuses on the people who work and visit the center, it's open to all. "There are about 800 people who work in the Center, and we want to appeal to them as well as to ladies who live in Tanglewood, Post Oak and the Galleria."

As for the food, "We call it Mexitalian," says Aguilar, while his partner, Alex Garcia, calls it "fresh and innovative Mexican food combined with other cuisines popular in America." The lunch menu includes a burger, an egg sandwich, spaghetti and a Mexican torta with chicken breast. For breakfast, we sampled a freshly baked croissant served with agave nectar butter and homemade berry preserve. We also tried the colorful, tasty chilaquiles, made with smoky guajillo pepper, red and yellow tortilla strips, white queso and grilled chicken.

Got the latest info on restaurant openings, closings, special events and gossip? E-mail us at dish@houstonpress.com.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.