Tex-Mex restaurant offers flavorful variety

By by camille m. doty/cdoty@vicad.com
April 18, 2012 at 2:05 p.m.
Updated April 17, 2012 at 11:18 p.m.

Steak Fajitas with rice

Steak Fajitas with rice   Camille Doty for The Victoria Advocate

I start licking my chops at the smell of fresh tortillas and steaks. It's a long-time weakness.

So, I wanted to satisfy my curiosity and try Los Reyes Mexican Grill and Seafood Restaurant on Navarro.

Colleagues and friends have told me how much they enjoy their food selection. It's in my journalism genes to verify their claims.

I will be the first to admit that I'm not the most adventurous with menus. If I find an item I like, I stick with it because it's a safe bet. I would hate to have eater's remorse.

But when it comes to a new dig, I become a bit anxious because I'm entering the world of the unknown.

Any reservations I had quickly melted away when I was greeted with a warm smile.

My server, Luis, came to the table with warm chips and salsa. He offered some queso, which is well worth the additional charge.

Since I was a novice to this establishment, I was a little overwhelmed with the nine-page lunch/dinner menu.

However, Luis answered my infinite amount of questions with patience and confidence.

I went with the steak and chicken fajitas. Two words: muy delicioso.

The meat was well seasoned and piping hot, just like I like it. Rice and refried beans accompanied the meal quite nicely.

Lettuce, pico de gallo, and cheese came as a side dish. It would have been nice to have a more substantial portion.

They have a wide selection of nachos, fajitas, carne dishes, chicken and seafood dishes. To add to the Tex-Mex experience, there's Mexican Coke, Tamarindo and Jarritos.

The bacon-wrapped shrimp is also an enjoyable indulgence.

Los Reyes has daily lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the week. If you can't wait until lunch, this restaurant has a full breakfast menu.

There's a mix of families, friends and regulars, so no one feels out of place.

For those who choose to fly solo, there are televisions to keep you occupied.

I highly recommend this place.



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