Perfectly Paired

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We are die-hards for Tex-Mex. We’re talking fanatics. Maybe it’s our Texas showing but we’re ALWAYS in the mood for it. Anddd we’ve got pretty high standards. It has to be greasy but not too greasy, cheesy but not too cheesy (except for the queso or queso fundido), and spicy but enjoyable. We know know the whole meal itself is most likely going to feel like a marathon and we’re going to leave feeling like we ate a heavy meal, but we just hope not so heavy that we feel like death. It really is a fine line when it comes to Tex-Mex and we’ve found a newish place in town that fits the bill. Superica. It has our hearts and we think you should most definitely try it. It’s one of Ford Fry’s amazing creations and is located in the Heights right on Shepherd Dr.

Upon arrival, you can already feel the fun atmosphere. It feels like a celebration with lots of friends hanging out together. There was going to be a bit of a wait last time we were there (a Saturday night for dinner) and so we grabbed a marg and went back outside. There we sat down and drank our margarita and had such a blast we didn’t even think about the wait. The margs we chose were the El Frio and the O.G. We will try the fun ones next time for sure, but the classics were amazing! Between the two, we preferred on the rocks. Unfortunately, they do not have a happy hour, but you can’t win them all.

At the table they have great chips (which is a huge concern of ours) and a good selection of homemade hot sauce and salsa. If you’re looking for an app, we recommend the Queso Fundido con Chorizo. It was incredible! I wouldn’t say getting an appetizer with the chips and salsa as well as the portions of the meals is necessary, but LIVE YOUR LIFE! Get the queso!

When it came to the meal, we had to try the fajitas and we also got an order of the Tacos al Carbon. We just like to compare 🙂 Also ordered were the Cheese and the Chicken Susias enchiladas. We could not pick a favorite. Everything was great! Truly, we want to keep going back and trying other menu items because we had such a good time. Let us know when you’re headed there and we would love to tag along!

This place is a must try for all of the reasons listed above. Great food, great atmosphere, and great drinks. The other Houston restaurants in Ford Fry’s line-up are La Lucha and State of Grace. They also deserve a visit. La Lucha is on our list and we’ve heard it’s amazing. Fingers crossed we get to try soon! State of Grace is decorated impeccably and the food is just as amazing.

We can’t wait to see you all at Superica soon!

Peace & Pinot,

The Perfectly Paired Pals

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