- 18 Ratings
Guided Food Tour of Montrose in Houston
Check out Montrose's thriving dining scene with a professional guide leading the way. Explore the area's vibrant streets as you weave in and out of local venues, sampling tasty eats.
What You Will Do
- Follow along with a knowledgeable local, uncovering Montrose on a guided food tour
- Uncover the area's diversity, checking out hip tattoo parlors and historic antique shops as you head to three restaurants
- Feast on a wide variety of cuisines from all over the globe, including Mexican, Italian, and contemporary American
- Learn about the stylish architecture you see as you get a feel for the city
- Guided food tour
- 18 Ratings
The first and third restaurant were pretty good, El Real was not that impressive. Mostly, we were underwhelmed by our tour guide (Heidi). We all received instructions to meet outside the first restaurant, and while we waited in the rain for ten minutes prior to start time and five minutes after (as instructed), eventually after 15 minutes she wandered out from inside the restaurant supposedly confused where we were supposed to meet? Outside of pointing out a few murals along the route from the restaurants, not that much of a tour...we were hoping for more of a detailed tour of the neighborhood since most of us were from Houston. There was little to no ineteraction at the restaurants with Heidi, and at the end of the night (after nearly four hours) she actually had no idea that two separate couples were celebrating birthdays and one couple an anniversary. Probably would not recommend her as a guide in the future, but we liked the concept. Maybe a different guide would bring a more lively experience.
Our Guide Heidi was very good and explained the foods and restaurants as we went along - The story and history of each restaurant was most interesting. The food that was ordered was spectacular. Our instructions stated ( we read them before and after the tour) to meet outside the restaurant where we parked. When it was time to start, Heidi called me as asked where we were and advised us that her directions said to meet inside the restaurant. The tour was a gift to us, but not convenience the value was there. The walk to each restaurant was very nice especially the walk from Hugo's on the back streets.
I think having 2 Mexican restaurants is 1 too many, even though they're different. Walking along Westheimer isn't the best. It was nice to see the streets behind the main road. It is always interesting to hear the history of the area. More stories would be good.