La Fisheria
La Fisheria

La Fisheria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lafisheria.mx/
  • Phone: 7138021712
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Aquiles Chavez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a space with the Capacity to handle 75 seated guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shepard
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have two different private parking locations with complementary valet.
A word from La Fisheria
Fantastic, coastal Mexican Seafood. Traditional Mexican Flavor, from a Mexican Chef who is focused on the most modern and creative interpretation of his country classic dishes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
La Fisheria reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)neighborhood gem (33)hot spot (17)great for lunch (15)special occasion (14)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great food good atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The dining experience was pleasant except for the noise level. I had to shout to be heard over the din. Beyond the noise, the food was excellent with a very nice blend of coastal Mexican cuisine that reminded me of my time in Vera Cruz. The service was exceptional as well and helped to make the experience very enjoyable. I will recommend this place to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    TriptexVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My first visit to La Fisheria made quite a positive impression on me. The food was extraordinarily delicious. However, what truly impressed me was the creative nature of the cuisine; dishes I've experienced nowhere else. As an added bonus, the chef's creations all seemed fairly healthy to me. I wish I could eat here every night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, decent service
    FranklinVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a nice meal at La Fisheria on Saturday night. The food was tasty, as always. The service was fine for the first half of the meal, but the server lost track of us halfway through and never returned to ask if we'd like any dessert or coffee. It was a little strange. Not consistent with our previous experiences here, so we'll still return for another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite restaurant in Houston
    JungsiesVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    La Fisheria was to-die-for! There were so many delicious-sounding appetizers...we knew we wanted to try the ceviche trio (awesome...my favorite was the original ceviche), but when we asked the waiter what else we should try he suggested the octopus, since it was rated one of the top 15 Mexican dishes in Houston. Now I've hated octopus since I had it four years ago in NYC, but I thought that was pretty impressive, so we tried it. So glad we did...AMAZING. I love octopus now :) I also have never ordered a whole fish before, but we got that as well! Best piece of fish I have ever had...and I've had some pretty good sea bass in my days. Lastly, you can't miss out on the Dos Leches dessert. So rich, so scrumptious. A meal I will never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Different in all the right ways
    Bluesky
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had an excellent dinner at La Fisheria this weekend. In a city that has so much to offer, this was refreshingly different. The seafood menu was superb and the quality was excellent. Decor is original and all in all we left feeling good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had the red snapper Pibil style and it was terrific. The flavors blended perfectly. My husband had the grouper which I think was the catch of the day but neither of us cared for the flavors in that dish. The presentation of both dishes was exquisite. We had the sorpresa for dessert and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and different menu
    Rogers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A change of pace to the usual fare of restaurants. My friend and I tried the trio ceveche and waited to order the entree. Glad we did because the trio was filling and delicious. Service was very good . Only negative, it a very noisy place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, staff overwhelmed
    Livetoeat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, fantastic drinks but staff was not as attentive as expected. I know it was HRW but our waiter was distracted at best. The hostesses sat us at one table then came back 5 min later and moved us without explanation. After we ordered from the HRW menu, our waiter basically just dropped each serving without comments .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    wblacks
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been wanting to try La Fisheria for some time now, and decided to take advantage of Houston Restaurant Weeks and give it a shot. It was definitely a great dinner and we look forward to going back and trying some different items on the menu. Our group ordered every option on the HRW menu and it was all fantastic. The only downfall, if you can call it that, is a rather short wine list. We tried the only Pinot Grigio on the list and it was good, but would have liked to see a few more options. All in all, it was a great experience and we will most assuredly return!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great food and service! Excellent fish, ceviches! And the cucumber and jalapeno margarita was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente
    GracieLou
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Fuimos para el cumpleaños de mi esposo ya que el es fan del Chef Aquiles y todo resulto como lo esperabamos! Nuestro mesero Ulises super amable, nos recomendo cosas del menu, atento y agradable, la comida exquisita! Definitivamente regresaremos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Came here for HRW because reviews were good and the menu sounded interesting. As much as I'd like to give this place another chance, the food just failed miserably. There are too many restaurants in Houston for me to go to place like this again. Food: three course meal from HRW (I took all the waiter's recommendations)...The appetizer sopa was lacking seasoning/acidity/anything. Main course taco trio -- pastor taco was incredibly fishy (ate about half), lobster taco was 95% sour cream/pickled red onion (left this on the plate), fried shrimp was smothered in some sort of creamy sauce and was the best of the bunch (which isn't saying much). Dos leches was oversoaked in condensed milk and no red sorbet to be found (as advertised). No thanks.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, valet parking?
    WorldFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food as always at La Fisheria. My only comment is that I do not understand the mandatory valet parking in the small parking lot next to the restaurant. Why do we need it there? I agree that valet parking makes sense once the lot is full, and is much appreciated, but it is uncomfortable when the lot is empty. La Fisheria should re-think about this....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    bambola76
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent. This is my second time here and I love it!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was good although a bit expensive. We tries the Houston restaurant week special. The fish was very good and left me satisfied. They don't do chips and salsa which may be why I wasn't over stuffed! The MX martini was made with mescal which I liked. It wasn't as good as the Oaxacan Rita at Hugo's but very close. The cappuccino was terrible, but they removed the charge. They use nesspresso pods instead of a real machine. If they upped their game worth real coffee I would add a star. Over all it was a great date even if we had to go elsewhere for a coffee. We'll probably be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ¡Fantástico!
    F00DL0V3R
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Invited a friend of mine, who loves both Mexican food and seafood, for Houston Restaurant Week lunch. Along with my "agua fresca de jamaica" (hibiscus flower drink), I chose the trio of tacos and wished that I hadn't saved the lobster taco for last! So good, but I was full. Had to take my Dos Leches dessert back to the office. Tasted like one of the two "milks" was almond milk - genious! Two is enough! Wish the price point was a little better to be able to come here for lunch more often! ¡Enhorabuena, Aquiles y equipo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was excellent! Noise was unbearable, need to change flooring to keep the sound down.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish cooked to perfection
    HairyTexan
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I finally took the opportunity to try this restaurant during Houston Restaurant Weeks. I've had my eye on this place for a while. It did not disappoint. I went with a group of five people on a Tuesday. We had a reservation and were promptly seated and our drink orders taken. The service throughout was excellent. We ordered three of the restaurant week menu which got us everything and we also added a couple appetizers and a soup. The grilled octopus was tender and delicious and all the fish was cooked to perfection. Everything was very enjoyable and the combination of food and service was excellent in a nice, relaxed atmosphere. I definitely will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New and interesting
    wordsmith
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was a refreshing break from the same old... Really interesting riffs on the food of interior Mexico. Absolutely delicious, beautifully presented. Restaurant week was a good time to try it as their regular prices would have stopped our discovery! The fishing shack style gives an unsophisticated vibe, laid back and cool. But the food is spot on, with an excellent hand at the helm. Waiter Antonio was a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their food. ..but ....
    mrdz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The wait staff needs to become familiar with the menu. Most of the items are in spanish and our waitress did not speak spanish we had to be pointing at the menu. It's ok she does not speak spanish but learning the menu is a must.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun!
    HoustonGoodeats
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our group of 6 tried our La Fisheria for HRW. We were thrilled to find this place. We enjoyed the food. It is aggressively seasoned with salt and pepper -Thank you for that. The service was excellent. I loved having the table a reasonable space apart. We were able to have conversation at our table without hearing the other tables around us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so
    csteppin
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    the hype was just that, hype food was over priced okay to go once so you can see what I mean but I wouldn't get all cited about it
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant Week Choice
    Foodie99
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was fresh and vibrant, attractively plated, and had lots of flavor. Churros for dessert was a great street food touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carand
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was both eclectic and delicious. Ambiance was right for the cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    First time there and I enjoyed it. Only thing weird was that I could not find any reservations between 6:45 and 9:15. I went at 6:45 and left around 7:45 and there was plenty of empty tables. Did the Houston restaurant week and got real good food for a good price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eating at bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dinner was great it was packed when we got there the mitos were great highly recommend not to sweet.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic Atmosphere
    Engineeringirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I enjoyed my visit and would most likely return. I felt the food was inventive, the service was attentive, and the drinks were very delicious and fresh. The restaurant is LOUD so be ready for that. It's a very small space, so probably not good for groups for families.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Online reservations dont work.
    persianprinciss
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Upon arrival the hostess informed us that they were not accepting open table reservations. She did not offer any apologies for this and we had to ask her if it be ok if we could sit at the bar (she didn't even offer). Our meal took 2 hours from order to finish. Service was very slow and we had to ask if our meals were ready before anyone checked for us. Overall, the food was good but the service was the worst service we have ever experienced in Houston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent fish
    nevradleyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love the fish here - fresh and perfectly cooked with plenty of flavor. The margaritas (particularly the cucumber and jalapeno, and the hibiscus) are also delicious. Start with a ceviche and finish off with the Dos Leches (yes - only two milks instead of three, but this is a case where fewer is actually better!) and you have an excellent meal for a reasonable price, particularly now that the Houston Restaurantweeks menu is available. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Definitely worth a visit. Good for a special date night, or just a normal night out to dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent seafood.
    JayBee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food. Consider La Fisheria as a really good Seafood place more than a Mexican restaurant. Great for those who don't like the usual Tex-Mex but want an upmarket Mexican experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went for restaurant week at lunch. Seafood soup was horrible. Tacos ok. All 3 dessert bland.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feels like you're in Mexico!
    downtownlady
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The fish is fresh, the joint is jumping, the decor is bright, the drinks are good, the service is friendly- all around a positive, happy experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Restaurant
    MichelleinHouston
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Houston Restaurant Weeks is a great way to try out new restaurants. You get a 3 course sampling of a variety of dishes. I ordered the cerviche and it was wonderful. The drinks were good and strong. Like most good restaurants in Houston be prepared for noise. It's really noisy. Otherwise it was a great dinner.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, Fresh Fish
    JenHeartsHoustonVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    La Fisheria knows fish and seafood well. The ceviche that I had was perfect, fresh and a kick of spice. The catch of the day, a red snapper, was great as well. The service however was a little slow and not really much to brag about. But don't let that deter you, the food is worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoeBob
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very bright decor, nice menu adn servce was excellent will return with friends for a great happy hour
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great....
    fantastic
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service is amazing, the food is simply fantastic. The house drinks are outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected better
    BrianTXVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    While the service and ambiance were both very good, the food was a bit hit-and-miss. It was a shame since it has great potential. I had the trio of tacos, which the waitress HIGHLY recommended, and was underwhelmed by two of the three (1 of 3 works well in baseball, but not in restaurants). However, the lobster and beet risotto was excellent (unfortunately not what I ordered). Appetizers were good, but not great. If they can improve their dishes, this is a good recommendation. But until then, I'll keep looking.
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  • Overall Goodness!
    fantastic
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great service and outstanding food. This is my second time there. First time for lunch and second time for dinner. The food is unique and every bite is full flavor. Each dish made to order with care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum & healthy!
    KrblVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    They are very nice folks; the menu is vibrant & fun …..I've never had anything bad - in fact I've always had fab interesting & healthy food with the side of great service (but not intrusive at all)….wonderful combo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.