Must Eat Restaurants-Downtown Houston
I and three buddies are making a trip in April for a Houston Astros game. We are in our early 30’s and are all foodies. We will be staying at the Residence Inn, in Downtown Houston. We’re looking for 1 to 2 must eat places as we will be flying in on a Thursday and attending the game on a Friday. We are most likely looking for BBQ, Steakhouses and Mexican food, but we will take all recommendations seriously. In regards to price it can be expensive, but preferably not more than $75/person with a drink. If you have any ideas on things we should do/see that would also be thoughtful and appreciated.
No Question if you're gonna be in Houston, especially downtown, you got to check Moon Tower Inn. It's just east of downtown, 3004 Canal St. Their slogan: Cold Ass Beer Damn Good Food, and they meant it! They specialize in wild game dawgs on pretzel buns, but they're sandwiches are killer. Open late with 66 beers on tap. This is a must check out spot.
For Mexican you could consider the original location of Ninfa's on Navigation. Though no longer operated by the founder or her family, the is the spot that launched the fajita craze in 1973. Ninfa didn't invent them but popularized a dish that had been known in South Texas and northern Mexico for years. You will find many discussions about Ninfa's on this board.
There are lots of steak options.Morton's, Don Shula's and Vic & Anthony's are all downtown. There is a Pappas BBQ downtown that will have the best available BBQ in the area. Still not great BBQ though. You may have to leave downtown for good Tex-Mex. Look at this site...you can narrow your search geographically or by food type or both: