Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen Celebrates National Enchilada Month

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 4/7/2014, 7:19 p.m.
Houston, Texas. April 7, 2014. Sylvia Casares, owner and executive chef of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, and 12637 Westheimer, ...
The North (Tex-Mex)

Houston, Texas. April 7, 2014. Sylvia Casares, owner and executive chef of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, and 12637 Westheimer, will be celebrating National Enchilada Month, throughout May, 2014, by offering a Culinary Tour of the Texas and Mexico border via a Parilla of Enchiladas, The North (Tex-Mex) or The South (Mex-Mex). A Parilla of Enchiladas consists of four petite signature enchiladas that are served with rice, beans and a picomole salad, for $16.75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or reservations, please call 281-679-8300.

“People often ask me, what is Tex-Mex?” stated Casares. “I believe Tex-Mex is the first regional fusion cuisine in America. When the Europeans came to Texas, they brought with them cattle and yellow cheese. Combine those items with Mexican cuisine, and you get Tex-Mex.”

"My enchiladas reflect the different cooking traditions found on the Texas-Mexico border, in Texas and in Mexico. From McAllen to Lubbock, Crystal City to Sarita, Mexico City to Puebla, these are authentic Tex-Mex (Border cuisine), Tex-Tex-Mex (north of the border) and Mexican (south of the border) style enchiladas.”

The North (Tex-Mex)

includes four petite enchiladas

Refugio

(Cheese Enchiladas – blend of Cheddar Cheese with Sylvia’s Signature Chili Gravy)

Sarita

(Enchiladas de Calabacita - Traditional Mexican vegetables, calabacita and corn, sautéed and combined with Queso and topped with a Light Cream Sauce)

Lubbock

(Beef Enchiladas – topped with our meatier Signature Gravy prepared West Texas Style)

Laguna Madre

(Two fresh Crab Enchiladas topped with our creamy seafood sauce).

The South (Mex-Mex)

includes four petite enchiladas:

Mexico City

Chicken Enchiladas – Made the Classic Mexican Way and topped with

“Salsa Verde and sour cream

Morelia

(Enchiladas Rojas – Filled with Queso Fresco and onions with a spicy Red Chili Sauce),

Hidalgo

(Enchiladas de Carnitas – Grilled Pork Enchiladas served with either Verde Sauce or a Red Sauce topped with avocado slices. Red Sauce is HOT!)

Puebla

(Enchiladas Mole – Tender cooked chicken topped with our traditional Mole Poblano)

Westheimer: Mon-Thurs: 11 am-9:30pm; Fri: 11am-10pm; Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun: 11am-8:30pm

Woodway: Sunday - Wednesday: 11 am – 9:30pm; Thursday - Saturday: 11am – 10:30pm

Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen is famous for its Carne Asada, Chili Rellenos, Fish Tacos, Carne Guisada, and hand-made corn and flour tortillas. On most Saturdays, Casares teaches hands-on cooking classes to individuals and groups at her restaurant. For more information about Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway and 12637 Westheimer, please call 713-334-7295, or visit our website at SylviasEnchiladaKitchen.com.