Even though we had seen discouraging reviews, we had also read that this was one of Houston's best 100 things to do. IT IS NOT! The restaurant smelled so bad I thought about leaving, but we were there for great food, right? The best thing I can say is that the food was hot. Other than that it was tasteless. We had shrimp, lamb, and chicken. I even added salt to my shrimp, hoping to coax out some flavor other than the garlic (meaning one Should be able to taste the shrimp). The rice was definitely NOT authentic Spain. We lived there for 8 years and traveled much of the country. So our hopes were high and we were very disappointed. The service rushed us (no time to linger - not that we wanted to) The woman in charge was loud and ruined the ""romantic"" note alluded to in another review. When the waiter asked if the food was good and I responded NO, he rephrased the question and I again answered in the negative. So he asked for particulars. At first I didn't want to elaborate, but he was insistant, and so I explained about the tastelessness and the sauces that were thick and fake (I didn't use that word, but there was no taste of sherry in my dish which he had recommended). He stopped me and began to argue and say how good it all was.....TAKE OUR ADVICE, LOOK ELSEWHERE. THIS IS NOT ONLY NOT GOOD SPANISH FOOD, IT IS NOT GOOD FOOD.
Pros: FOOD WAS HOT, LOOK WAS CHARMING
Cons: SMELLY RESTAURANT, TASTELESS FOOD, RUDE/INDIFFERENT WAITER, LOUD PERSONEL