Mamacita's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Wins Top Awards
Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is one of the most award winning restaurants in the Houston area. Within the last few months Mamacita’s has won the honor of Best Mexican Food in the Best of the Bay Awards contest. This award is an annual event sponsored by Bay Area Houston Magazine and the winners are determined from votes cast by area citizens and business owners. In the recent “Taste of the Town” Epicurean Evening sponsored by the Clear Lake Chamber, Mamacita’s won Best Food and Best Presentation. This is an especially great honor because the competition is composed of the best restaurants in the area. In an Epicurean competition held in the Woodlands on the same night as the Clear Lake event, Mamacita’s won the People’s Choice Award!
If you have not been to Mamacita’s, their winning all these awards is certainly a reason to go. Along with great food and drinks, one of the secrets to Mamacita’s success is the dedication and hard work of owner’s Joe and Alma Gonzalez. Alma knew at a very young age what she wanted to do in life. Growing up in Mexico, she was taught by her mother and mentor that hard work and determination leads to success. Taking her mother’s advice to heart, the result is that Alma and her family now have five restaurant locations all over the Houston area. The first and original Mamacita’s is the 7849 Harrisburg location in El Jardin. That location was recognized by the New York Times in 2006. The newest location is at 290 & Highway 6. The other restaurants are located at 15335 I-45 North, 515 East NASA Parkway and 7325 Spencer Highway in Pasadena which is the site of Mamacita’s Ballroom. The ballroom is a full service, reception, party and meeting facility that can accommodate up to 500 guests.