Just days after finishing our last blog about all the fantastic restaurant choices we have in The Woodlands, we were told about a great little Mexican food restaurant that sits humbly in a small strip center just at the intersection of Sawdust and Glen Loch Road. It is called La Cocina de Roberto and we had the pleasure of eating dinner there earlier this week.
La Cocina de Roberto opened its doors just over a year ago and has been growing in popularity ever since. The décor is quaint and casual and the menu offers a welcome change from the standard Mexican fare that you find in the larger chain restaurants. Started by owner Roberto Rubio, the menu is a reflection of the dishes that he loved throughout his childhood and we are sure that you won’t find better Mexican food for the money anywhere in Houston.
Here you will of course find some of the traditional favorites like quesadillas, tacos al carbon and burritos. But if you are looking for something a bit different, try one of the dishes with the flair of street food, like the street tacos with your choice of meat or the Baja fish tacos. Or if you really want to treat yourself, try one of Roberto’s specialities, like Carne Asada Don Chuy – a dish that features a perfectly seasoned grilled fajita steak fillet accompanied by plump bacon-wrapped shrimp. Even if your hankering for great Mexican food starts early, it’s not a problem – Roberto serves breakfast every day of the week, and it is worth waking up for.
La Cocina de Roberto is open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 9pm, and Sunday 7am to 2pm. There is plenty of room inside to eat in, and even a private room you can rent for special events but if you are in a hurry, just order from the walk-up counter and you will be on your way in no time. Alcohol is not served, but you are welcome to bring your own – Roberto even prepares a homemade margarita mix on a daily basis that you can mix with whatever tequila you supply.