A few weeks ago I ran into this beautiful, white house on Conway Avenue in Mission. It was decorated so beautifully, I felt like it was calling my name. (If it could pronounce my name) Luckily this house was recently turned into a restaurant, so I thought I’d give it a try. Mis Antojos has such a great vibe inside and out, that honestly it’s great to visit for a romantic date or just a simple lunch with friends or family. The décor is beautiful, the music is relaxed and classy, and the quotes on the wall are very chic. The menus price range is very wide, including items at as low as two dollars and working its way up. I’m sure that the family is sick of seeing me at this point; I visit quite often. The kind of food this restaurant serves is really interesting. The owners are from Mexico, but it’s not just tacos (although they have those too.) I feel like this is real Mexican home cooking, if you visit you will understand.
Before the meal, they bring chips, homemade salsa, and pickled carrots and onions for you to munch on. On this occasion, we started with a cup of cream. They vary as the week passes, but at this point I’ll try them all. Maybe I already have? The Broccoli Cream is my personal favorite. It’s a mix of fresh and warm. I don’t know how that works, but I’m very glad it does. It’s light but feels a little thick with a million tiny pieces of broccoli swimming in what I’m assuming is Mexican “crema”, and a pinch or two of magic. It’s so good; I want to drink it with a straw.
Coming in a close second, is the Carrot Cream, which I made Raul order and didn’t even let him finish, because honestly I’m a greedy eater, at least I admit it. The cream is just as flavorful, just as perfectly salted, and as I think about it right now, I want to put everything down and go get it (obsessed much). They also have Poblano cream and Cream of Corn. Although also great, they are not my style, but I hope you give them all a try because “yay” for options.
I have had Mis Antojos’ burger before, and although I’m not much of a red meat eater, this burger is one I crave. The burger comes with cheese, ham, a side salad, consisting of romaine, pickles, tomatoes, and raw onion, and if you ask, they’ll grill some delicious onions for you. The fries that accompany this burger don’t need much salt, they are fresh and soft. Although a very basic dish, it’s a lovely one. The best part is the price. At just 5.99 for the combo that incudes refillable drink and fries, I say this is a flavorful steal.
Raul ordered the baked potato with meat. To make a long story short, the potato was very good. We added salt, and poured lots of the “crema” they give you in a bottle on the side. I can’t remember if the meat was fajita or steak, but I can tell you it was tender, juicy, and mouthwatering.
We ran into a very funny dilemma as we tried the jalapeno stuffed with shrimp and cheese. We are not people that eat extremely spicy dishes very often, so for us, the jalapenos were too spicy. I’m sure if that’s your thing, you’ll love these spicy babies. I literally gulped my super delicious Strawberry Tea, made in house, by the way, to calm the heat. Since we didn’t love the jalapenos, they exchanged them for us happily. We hated to be those people, but all was handled pleasantly, and I promise I’ll get my tolerance up to par.
The cheese and mushrooms that replaced the previous dish was just perfect. It was heated in a skillet and melted just right. The flavor the mushrooms give the mozzarella cheese was amazing. We nibbled on this with pieces of tortilla, brought to us on the side. I imagine most eat this as an appetizer, but it was quite filling as an entrée for those of us who could go without so much meat.
Overall every time I visit Mis Antojos, I am overjoyed with my experience. The service is so friendly, the place is just the cutest, and décor is just so inviting. This place is elegant enough for a beautiful dinner, but casual enough to take the family out for a quick lunch. I honestly hope you visit. I feel like they are living the American dream, and I want to support them in any way I can.
Mis Antojos is located at 1505 N. Conway. Mission, Texas. (Across from Mission Jr. High School.)