La Fisheria Offers Upscale Mexican Food in Downtown HoustonOne of the most pleasant dining experiences you may ever have in Downtown Houston can be found at La Fisheria Seafood and Mexican Cocina at the corner of Milam and Congress. The wait staff is attentive and polite. The chef and manager circulate the dining room to check on everyone’s experience. But the real star is what comes out on your plate. So far at La Fisheria, we have sampled about a quarter of the menu, including every single dessert. Not all in one sitting, of course!

More Than Seafood at this Downtown Houston Restaurant

On our first visit, we had lunch. The trio of ceviche is very fresh. If you have never had this type of dish before, this is THE place to try it. One of the specialties of La Fisheria is their attentiveness to seafood. On their menu, they have more than half a dozen varieties of ceviche alone, which is very impressive. For the calamari lovers out there, we can honestly say theirs is some of the best we have ever tasted. As calamari is very easy to overcook and is a dish so many restaurants get wrong, we are pleased to report La Fisheria’s calamari appetizer is cooked to perfection. If you are not a seafood lover, not to worry. La Fisheria also has a variety of other types of dishes to satisfy carnivores and vegetarians alike.

This gorgeous Caesar salad is as mouth watering looking as any of the other dishes and on La Fisheria's curated menu.

This gorgeous Caesar salad is as mouth watering looking as any of the other dishes and on La Fisheria’s curated menu.

Don’t Leave Without Dessert

On our second visit to La Fisheria, we arrived for dinner on Friday evening and were pleasantly surprised by the live music. The atmosphere was lively with many tables having their own party. We also caught a glimpse of their private event room, as the doors to the space were open just enough to give us a peek of their festive chalk mural. The coup de gras on this night was their flourless cake dessert named Pastel de Chocolate Amargo. Words cannot express how amazing this dessert is. At only $8.00, this single dish may be the best thing on the planet. With every bite, the chocolate flavor lingered and intensified. We tried putting our finger on it, tried to describe it, tried to figure out the textures and the flavors that were mingling with the sorbets…but…oh my gosh! It is just so darn good.

This flourless cake dessert named Pastel de Chocolate Amargo is the best thing in Houston.

This flourless cake dessert named Pastel de Chocolate Amargo is the best thing in Houston.