Top 10 Restaurants Near The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is a great place to hear a concert. But if you'd like to move to a higher level of experience as far as food is concerned, you might want to fuel up elsewhere. Fortunately there are plenty of good restaurants nearby, several within walking distance from an approved parking lot for the pavilion.

Here's our top 10:

10. Tommy Bahama

If you're in the mood for seafood, steak, sandwiches or a salad, this Caribbean-themed restaurant has you covered, but you'll probably need a reservation. Try the house roasted pork sandwich - the pork is cooked in a blackberry brandy barbecue sauce and topped with crispy fried onions, an Asian slaw, and fries on the side. The macadamia nut encrusted snapper with wasabi soy butter, almond rice and asparagus is another standout. Park your car in an approved parking lot close to the restaurant and walk directly to the pavilion.

9. Mi Cocina

Tex-Mex, margaritas, chips, salsa, what's not to love? Fill up on a platter of fajitas or tacos "de brisket" with shredded brisket, queso blanco and an avocado salad. You can also keep it simple with a couple of appetizers like quesadillas, guacamole, chips, or a cocina platter to sample a few appetizers. Ask for a seat "outside" in the air-conditioned, covered patio for a more comfortable outdoor dining experience. You can easily walk from Mi Cocina to the pavilion, too.

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