Comfort Suites Hwy 249 at Louetta
21222 Tomball Pkwy.
Houston, TX 77070
Phone: (281) 370-2727
Fax: (281) 370-7118
The only South African restaurant in Houston, Peli Peli is situated at Vintage Park Shopping Village's Piazza Fontana. Everything on the menu has a delicious flavor to it, courtesy spices like the one after which the restaurant is named. The decor is just as exotic as the food served, and you can dine under a 30 foot (9.144 meter) Acacia tree! Homemade South African sausages, peli-peli prawns, Madagascar peppercorn steak and Drakensberg ribs are some of the delicacies on the menu. Signature drinks like the Peli Peli Bellini and Pomecrantini, coupled with an extensive wine selection ensure that this restaurant has all the makings of a fantastic meal.
Along with eateries like the South African Peli Peli and the Italian Mia Bella, the contemporary American Strata Restaurant and Bar is to be found at Vintage Park Shopping Village. Your meal starts with appetizers like shrimp poppers and roasted pepper hummus, and no visit is complete without trying popular favorites like the pork schnitzel and Chilean sea bass. Many dishes are available gluten-free. Wines from the world over are available, as are many innovative cocktails. The Daily Happy Hour is from 3p to 7p, in the bar and out on the patio. Weekend brunch is served between 11a and 3p.
Any visit to Texas has to include a meal at a barbecue joint. Valley Ranch Grill & Barbeque promises you some really tasty items at reasonable prices. If you are not interested in a juicy plate of barbecued beef, pork, turkey or sausage, try one of the hefty burgers. All the standard trimmings are available with either. Fajitas add additional spice to the menu. Order beef, chicken or shrimp, or a combination of any of the above.
Daily Donuts is one of those routine stops en route to work or school. It's pleasantly as no frills as breakfast joints get--no hassle, the line moves quickly, and both food and drink are always hot. For merely a couple bucks and a couple minutes, start your day off with a cup of steaming gourmet joe to go, and gooey sweet donuts. Their chocolate iced are wonderful. Grab a dozen for your morning meeting or class. They also do your standard Texas Kolaches--can't go wrong with either Sausage and Cheese or Ham and Cheese. Either makes ideal eating-in-morning-traffic food. -Adam Rosen
The suburbs in general are not exactly known for their exquisite food originality. But Sierra Madre Taco Company is trying to change that one taco at a time. When you find yourself up north in Houston, stop by the back corner of this beautiful strip center at Louetta and N Eldridge Pkwy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Get an assortment of fresh hot tacos for less than a couple bucks each. Whether you prefer fajita meat, or the always lovely Al Pastor, put on your own fixins' (like chopped onions or salsa) as you wish from their taco toppings bar. Even stop in as a reward for fighting that North Houston traffic. -Adam Rosen
Sombreros, baskets and crates of Mexican beer set the tone for an authentic Mexican dining experience. Wooden tables and chairs invite you to have a seat and soak up the attention of the friendly staff. The overall atmosphere is casual, fun and distinctly Mexican. From the appetizers to the platters, the dishes are prepared from scratch with the freshest ingredients every day. Choose from a large selection of entrees, including enchiladas, tacos and spicy, hot barbecue ribs. Both Mexican and domestic beers are available to complement every meal.
Experience an Italian meal at its best, here at Mezzanotte Ristorante. Besides Italian, the restaurant also serves tapas, which means lots of variety on your table! The service here is prompt and efficient. The desserts here are quite good, so you can not leave here without taking your pick. But before that some dishes for you to try out are the Carpaccio di Manzo, Baby Lamb Chops al Pistacchio and the Lobster Ravioli.
This casual barbecue joint has been a Houston mainstay for years. Families and people of all types flock here for the delicious food and laid-back ambience. Try the delicious baby back ribs or go for the large beef ribs. Potatoes, beans and cole slaw all provide the finishing touches to a fabulous meal. Family-size ordering is also popular with groups and a special children's menu sets up the little ones. Carryout is also available for dining-at-home convenience.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
This hidden gem of a restaurant is located in the Willowbrook area of Houston. Serving authentic Dominican Republic cuisine, patrons can expect to find freshly squeezed guava juice, perfectly fried plantains, yuca, fall-off-the-bone meat dishes and more. The restaurant is on the small side and features Dominican artifacts and photography throughout. For a truly authentic taste of the D.R. Punta Cana Caribbean Restaurant is the place to try.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Pale pine accents, sake jars and bonsai trees all work to add authentic Japanese appeal to this dining experience. It is common for the sushi chef to literally shout a greeting when you enter, so do not let him catch you off guard. Be prepared to relax and enjoy a pleasant evening with excellent hospitality. Stick with the sushi or try the warm eel with a California roll if you are feeling adventurous. The menu is not kid-friendly but it is perfect for couples spending a child-free evening out.