Aquiles en Houston is the new reality show featuring chef Aquiles Chavez. Viewers living in Latin America will have a better understanding of the turmoil one endures when deciding to move to the United States.
Most people have family or relatives that have moved to the United States for a better life, but some people choose to never leave. They don’t know the sacrifice and hard work it takes entering into a different culture, with language being the most challenging part this family has endured. Working for the American dream is tough stuff.
La Fisheria is one tasting not easily forgotten. As chef Aquiles began opening a bottle of super important Mexican wine, I became locked in an uncontrollable curly mustache trance. Move over Captain Hook, this chef is not messing around. Do not expect a dish description before this chef completes a mandatory curl check.
To correctly complete a mandatory curl check, his thumb & index finger must make contact with the mustache tip, squeezing it tightly while performing a repeated swift-twist. Duty calls when a stache tip heads south of the mouth. Expect chef Aquiles to board a one way flight back to Mexico the day he can no longer maintain the curly status of his mustache.
It’s hard to believe this dish of mussels, cooked in a red wine and beet coulis, even exists. Chef Aquiles wasted no time declaring, “I hate beets.” One of his signature dishes is made with beets, so what’s the deal? He decided beet torture is the only answer, hoping the more he creates with the beets, the more likely he will like… the beets.
A ZILLION OTHER DISHES FROM LUNCH & DINNER…
This chef’s churro recipe came directly from a random guy selling them on the streets of Mexico. He approached the guy with a plan… “Can you give me your churro recipe for a beer?” All it took was a six pack to crack the case. Chef Aquiles said the recipe is actually quite simple and has become a favorite at La Fisheria.
This butterfly, on the edge of an empty Corona bottle, best represents the carefree relaxingly happy feeling La Fisheria provides. Hang out at La Fisheria and your need meter will instantly plummet. It’s a pleasure to eat at La Fisheria, but more of a joy to actually sit down with Aquiles Chavez. Whether it’s a story about the business or his family, expect to hang onto every word. His heart’s in the right place. Stick a unique personality with that and it’s golden.
FIVE: High 5!
FOUR: Please & Thank You
TWO: Double Wow
ONE: Wow + Ouch = Wouch
La Fisheria is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch and from 5:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. for dinner. A brand new Sunday brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.