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Permanently Closed - La Fisheria

4.0
157 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

In its chic and inviting space, La Fisheria crafts contemporary Mexican cuisine with an inventive flair. Tasty appetizer options include the crispy crab meat croquetas de cangrejo and the ceviche verde de pescado, orange juice marinated fresh fish in a tomatillo salsa. La Fisheria house specialties include the red fish filet pescado and cheesy enchiladas rojas, the creamy red beet risotto with a grilled lobster tail and rib eye de la casa served with truffle mashed potatoes and ratatouille. Homemade dessert, like the churros de feria, the classic Mexican street treat of fried dough sticks coated in cinnamon-sugar, is simply sensational.

It would be a shame to not try one of La Fisheria's specialty margaritas, served on the rocks in a mason jar. The cucumber and tamarind varieties are both refreshing and completely unique.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Mon - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(713) 802-1712
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aquiles Chavez
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Private party facilities
We have a space with the Capacity to handle 75 seated guests.
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Cross street
Shepard
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Parking details
We have two different private parking locations with complementary valet.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKatedid (Houston)
3.0  Dined on September 4, 2015

I have eaten here several times and have always been impressed by both the food ( delicioso) and the service ( excellente) this time it did have a different feel not sure what but liked it better the previous visits. Would still recommend highly

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vipChoochoogirl (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Our evening was very memorable thanks to the fantastic food and service at La Fisheria. We had ceviche, fresh grilled fish, a tuna appetizer and two wonderful drinks! Everything was very tasty and I look forward to returning soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

The food was terrific and the Mexican beach decor and Latin pop music were a lot of fun. Great place!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on May 22, 2015

Perhaps it's because they are planning a move to a new location downtown but this place has taken a turn for the worse. This was my 4th or 5th visit to the restaurant. I looked forward to their previous pretty extensive list of Central and South American wines but was disappointed to see they now only have about 8 average California wines available. Maybe they're keeping a low inventory before the move?? But there's no excuse for the subpar service we got. The server wasn't very knowledgeable at all. The food seemed average at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on May 2, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat seafood. Normally my experience is 5 star but this last visit though the food was still good, the favors were slightly off from what they usually are. The michelada and the crab wings had something different about them that made them lacking from their usual great taste to make them only good. Lastly the service was good in and of its but the waiter over charged two drinks by $2 and he said he was going refund me, but instead he brought me a drink on the house which I did not request and never refunded me the $4.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2015

The food here is terrific. The prepare octopus here in several different ways and they're all terrific.

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Joris (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on April 2, 2015

My wife and I love this place. Always fantastic food and good drinks

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

We went here for Valentines Day and the food was amazing. We sat outside on the patio and so the noise levels were very low. There were beautiful overhead lights that set the mood. The food was amazing. I also had a habanero margarita that had the perfect blend of bite and sweet.

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vipCarlos (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

A great neighborhood gem

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Duke (Houston)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2015

Unfortunately for someone raised in Mexico and very knowledgeable of Mexican seafood dishes, La Fisheria did not meet the challenge of a restaurant I would visit again.
We all had fish dishes, the red snapper. Mine and that of my wife was overcooked, and was not the freshest. We also had the 3 ceviches which were OK, but nothing special. I had heard some good things about the restaurant from some gringo friends, but was disappointed.
Would I return - yes, to try the ceviche again and only if someone else picked up the tab.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2015

Very nice decor. Very good drink selection. Nice ambience, appetizers were very good. Ceviche was very tasteful, entrees had excellent presentation, creative and flavorful.

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lisa (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2015

Not your typical Mexican or fish dishes. Tortilla soup had shrimp and they poured the broth over the ingredients at the table. A nice touch so your soup was hot.

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Joly (Houston)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2015

My husband and I have been to La Fisheria several times and looked forward to a nice meal for my birthday dinner. We started out with the ceviche verde which was very good. Main course was the Snapper Pibil and I ordered the enchiladas with fish entree which I have had before. The fish did not taste fresh (very fishy tasting), over cooked and over salted. It was cooked to the point of a rubbery consistency. My husband also emailed them directly with our feedback and has not received an acknowledgement. Yet another disappointment.

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vipjemejo (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2015

The food tasted great - well-presented and flavorful - and the service was good. We'd go back.

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Joris (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

As always the food and drinks were fantastic. We'll be back

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Gabby (Mexico City)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2015

I've followed chef Aquiles for a long time. I even studied culinary arts at the same university as he did.
I wanted to celebrate with my family that I've finally finished university at his restaurant.

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vipKMCooper3 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2015

I ate at La Fisheria 4-6 months after they first opened. My thought was after 4-6 months all the "kinks" should be worked out. How wrong was that theory - I was extremely unimpressed with everything - bar, service, food and quality. I have avoided La Fisheria every since. A colleague ate there last month (Dec 2014) and raved about everything - and he is a VERY picky and particular eater. After he showed me the pics of the dishes he ate, I decided to give it a 2nd chance.
I made a booking for last Friday evening (01.02.15). Although the hostess spoke little English she smiled and pleasant. The waiter greeted us and made suggestions for drinks and starters. I recommend both the Hibiscus margarita and the HUACHINANGO ADOBADO ENCHILADAS
Grilled red snapper over enchiladas mineras filled with Mexican cheese in special sauce.

In short the service has greatly improved. The food was very tasty with good presentation. The service was attentive without being overbearing. However, this is definitely a "special occasion" or "let's try something new" eatery - the price point on drinks and food is quite high! Be prepared to spend at least $100 - cocktails, starter, entree and wine with no dessert.

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vipJSmith (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2014

The mussels and grilled red fish were really very good but the service was incredibly slow. After dinner we waited forever for the desert menu then decided to pass and just asked for the check. We really would have ordered desert, but by the time he came back for our order we were exhausted from waiting. Please keep in mind the restaurant was not busy at all the evening we were there.

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great (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2014

We were excited to go to La Fisheria because it's in my neighborhood and I'd read only good reviews about it. I really liked the restaurant's attempt at a kind of Caribe vibe but it didn't really work. It's as if the designer implemented three-fourths of the plan and then gave up. Still, the colorful pastels and cottage feel are charming. When we arrived, we were seated immediately. We had reservations but the dining area and bar were sparsely populated. Before our drinks arrived, however, a large party arrived --- maybe a dozen people or more --- and several tables were dragged screeching across the floor to accommodate them.
I ordered the Mexican martini cocktail which was fair --- then switched to Pinot Grigio for dinner. It took a very long time for us to get our drinks (we had to ask where they were), and a very long time to get our appetizers (we had to ask twice where they were): raw oysters and tortilla soup. Our entrees were a whole fish (which turned out to be tilapia -- ugh -- thankfully not mine) and red snapper that was excellent. I mean really, really good. It was served with a spicy red sauce, habanero sauce on the side, and mashed sweet potatoes to defuse some of the heat of the sauces. We moved to the front of the restaurant for dessert -- a flourless chocolate torte that was also exceptionally good -- and some attempt at conversation which had been nearly impossible during dinner. So if I average out the food, I give it a 'good;' the server was sweet but very, very slow; the ambience was pleasant but there was an 'unfinished' feel to the dining area that was less 'minimalist' and more 'we ran out of time/money before the interior was completed.' I doubt I'd go back as there are just too many other great places to go for fish. Oh, and the bill for two people -- with tip it was about $170.00 (that included 1 cocktail, 3 glasses of wine, 2 apps, 2 entrees and 1 dessert).

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vipLPshome (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2014

This is probably one of the most freshest, tastiest seafood restaurants that I have dined in Houston. Its small and simple, but Celebrity Chef Grade cooking. Had the Yellow Fin Tostada appetizer....AWESOME. The menu has a long list of fresh, unique dishes, that makes it hard to choose. The service is top-notch - knowledgable staff, courteous and attentive. My guests were delighted!! I highly recommend it.

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