In 2012, Carlos Abedrop’s dream of opening a restauraunt in Houston came true. What is now “El Tiempo” in Montrose once housed “La Casa del Caballo” (Backstory: Carlos was nicknamed ” el Caballo” by his friends) hence the huge horse statue on corner of Westheimer and Taft. Fast forward to September 2015, Abedrop moves to the Bellaire Triangle for a smaller, more intimate settting, now called “Saltillo Mexican Kitchen.” (Backstory: Abedrop grew up in Saltillo, Mexico.)
Dinner started off with a choice of cocktail: Vampiro or Paloma ( made of grapefruit and tequila). I chose the latter.
Oaxaca Cheese & Tomato Salad // Shredded oaxaca cheese on top of a thick slice of tomato, with cilantro vinagrette
Coctel de Camarón //Colossal #8 “Pacific Blue Wild Caught” Shrimp from the Sea of Cortez, mixed with spicy sauce and pico de gallo.
Enchilada Sampler // included Mole : Chicken filled with sweet and spicy homemade mole sauce). This was my first time trying mole ever! I really enjoyed this dish.
Verdes and Saltillo Enchiladas // Cheese Filled with Green Sauce & Cheese Filled, with Red Salsa containing 5 types of pepper)
Meats Sampler// includes Borracha (Chicken Breast with special house sauce made with beer, tomatoes, mushrooms, and peppers)
Brisket // Thick Cut & Slow Smoked ( P.S, if you squint* it looks like it’s in the shape of Tejas!) . Served with spicy pepper jelly (Surprisingly good combination with the brisket and fried potatoes!)
Flourless Pecan Cake // *family recipe that is over 3 generations old
Vanilla Ice Cream Cake // layered vanilla ice cream with campechanas, fresh pecans and camera.
And lastly, not pictured was our last drink: Carajillo // Espresso and Liquor 43)
If this was a glimpse of an authentic dinner in Mexico, I definitely look forward to visiting! I thoroughly enjoyed the slow-paced relaxed vibes accompanied with yummy food & drinks!