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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED El Don

5901 Westheimer Rd., Ste. A (Del Monte Dr.) Send to Phone
713-334-1700
Upscale and distinctive Mexican food in the Galleria area, offering both standards and imaginative contemporary fare.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED El Don Restaurant Review

: El Don could be a charming white-tablecloth restaurant in Mexico City. Elegant d├ęcor, an outdoor patio and a smart young crowd make this a nice option in Houston's Mexican scene. The food and service can be hit-and-miss, yet menu highlights are sufficiently distinctive to keep us coming back. Luscious quesadillas stuffed with farmer's cheese wear a coat of sticky rose-petal jam; tiny fried taquitos with various fillings are offered gratis; and huitlacoche, the rare corn fungus, makes several appearances on the menu. We recommend the arroz al huitlacoche con calamares---a dramatic dish, both in flavor and appearance---in which the fungus imparts an earthy flavor to the rice while turning it jet-black, and white calamari sits on top with creamy lime-green avocado sauce swathing the plate. Less daring eaters might enjoy the ceviche, chilaquiles or various tacos and tortas.

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