Cafe Adobe has been voted year after year as having Houston's best margaritas. On Mondays they host "Margarita Mondays" with reduced pricing on all margaritas. Photoed here is their signature frozen strawberry margarita. The slushy texture is made from a special margarita machine that keeps the temperature below freezing but has a mechanism that swirls the base margarita liquid, thereby preventing it from becoming a giant block of ice within the machine. The result is an extremely smooth slushy-like texture that hovers right around freezing when delivered to your table. The home-made strawberry puree is then added.
Cafe Adobe's #1 appetizer is their Chile con Queso. It is decadently rich yet smooth as silk in texture. It is also extremely addictive! There is just a slight hint of jalapeno pepper which has a soft heat but nothing that mom can't handle and a pepper aficionado would barely even notice it - it adds that just so perfect added measure.
This is an older classic item that is no longer found on their menu but is still available if you ask for it - seafood quesadilla! This is the lunch plate (but may also be ordered as an appetizer without the beans and rice) and a must-have with a frozen margarita! Stuffed with Monterrey Jack cheese, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and large paprika dusted shrimps, this quesadilla truly represents the classic flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine.
The seafood enchiladas are stuffed full of fresh crawfish (a seasonal delicacy in Texas) large - flipping fresh from the boats - gulf shrimp, and fresh Tilapia in a delectable white cream sauce.
While living overseas, one Bon Vivant would dream of these Seafood Enchiladas and even searched the world for anything similar only to be disappointed to the point of not wanting to dine at Mexican restaurants anymore. They found a simple solution - simply move back to Houston! One of the Bon Vivants actually moved back to Houston just to be able to dine at Cafe Adobe again!...and again...and again....
The original Cafe Adobe sat at 2111 Westheimer and had a tragic ending. One of the partners unexpectedly passed away suddenly and the remaining partners decided to sell the original site to set up the widowed spouse and children for life. One Bon Vivant actually wept on three separate occasions at the news of the closure and we suspect others did so too more conspicuously.