El Pueblito Patio is in my part of town... Montrose. And since it's in Montrose, you can be sure that it has character (and, uh, is not for everyone).
But if you like to try something new, cool patios, cabanas, hole-in-the-walls, good pineapple salsa... and don't mind avoiding the wild brunch or night crowd... keep on reading for our review of El Pueblito Patio.
If this sounds painful to you... catch last week's or next week's review instead! (Seriously. This restaurant is not for everyone, so just stop reading.)
We eat here A LOT and my kids always insist on going back. My youngest likes to eat the rice (one grain at a time) and my older kids like the quesadillas. There is no printed kids menu, but kitchen will prepare cheese quesadillas with rice and beans... and the waitress will bring cups with lids.
We always sit on the patio... in the summer there are misting fans and in the winter there are heaters. We avoid Sunday brunch and the loud music in the evenings.
These times bring in the young adult crowd and a lot of alcohol is being served. At other times (especially early dinner or late lunch), we often have the restaurant mostly to ourselves... which means we get to sit in a cabana.
My favorite meal is El Cubano with plantains and chicken. (Give me anything with plantains and I'm probably going to love it.) My kids order quesadillas or enchiladas.
Also, the bathrooms are teeny tiny, so consider yourself warned. You'll have better luck changing a baby next door at the park.
So, if you want to check out a cool patio at a restaurant is nothing like Chuck E Cheese... check out El Pueblito Patio. And if you prefer well-known-especially-for-kids restaurant, find a different spot HERE!
El Pueblito Patio:
Address: 1423 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77006