Review: Eduardo’s Mexican Resteraunt

Eduardo’s Mexican Resteraunt is a family owned business located in the heart of Stafford, TX at the southwest corner of FM 1092 (Murphy Road) and S Main (Hwy 90).

Eduardo’s prides itsself on authentic tex-mex eats, with a flair of family and home-spun cookery. The food contains the typical tex-mex fare with entre prices in the low to low-moderate price range ($5.95 – $12.95).

My family and I have eaten at Eduardo’s so often over the past several months that we will often find our drinks and a guacamole salad (our typical apetizer) waiting on our usual table, before we can actually make it to the table. The majority of the waitstaff can be told “the usual,” and remember what it is each of us tends to order.

Eduardo’s starts you off with the traditional basket of chips, and bowl of red sauce/salsa, as well as a bowl containing jalepno, onion, and carrot slices. Unlike a lot of resteraunts, I have to commend Eduardo’s on cooking their complimentary carrots until they are done – soft enough to eat on top of a chip. My mother, particularly, loves the carrots and routinely orders at least one bowl of “just carrots” (which has become our family’s nickname for the establishment). The red sauce is neither too hot, nor too bland. As is typical with most resteraunts, the heat of the sauce changes marginally from day to day, but is always edible, even for those with sensitive mouths.

As I don’t often care for spicy sauce with my chips, I (almost) always order a side of Guacomole Salad ($2.50). Served as a guacamole (with just enough spices in the guacamole mix to make it taste great) and tomatoes over a bed of shredded lettuce, it makes a great compliment to the chips. Occasionally, I order a small bowl of Queso ($4.50) (which is really quite a bit) for my pre-dinner chip-fest.

Our entree selections range across the board, and below are our typical entree orders, as well as the descriptions from the menu, and personal comments on each:

Chile Relleno Plate (with added queso on top), $8.50: A poblano Pepper cooked Mexican Style – with beef (though my mother usually orders is with cheese instead of beef), covered in a Spanish sauce, served with rice, beans, guacamole, and your choice of flour or corn tortillas. Add $1.00 for covering with Chile Con Queso. —My mother enjoys this dish and orders it with queso inside, instead of beef.

Chicken Enchiladas (Two, $6.50. Three, $7.50): Our famous enchiladas made with corn tortillas and covered with our fresh chili gravy, and served with rice and beans. (Add $1.00 to price for fajita-style meat, instead of ground meat, and another $1.00 to cover enchiladas with eggs.) —My father enjoys the enchiladas.

El Gerente (The Manager’s Plate), $9.50: Two cheese enchiladas, Tostado con Queso, Beef fajita taco, Guacamole, Rice and Beans. —I love the El Gerente. The cheese enchiladas are wonderful, and the fajita taco is both big and really good. Often I add a Chicken Flauta ($3.25) on the side, as well as a second beef fajita taco ($2.95).

On top of the above regular orders, we have occasionally tried other things. I, personally, have also tried The Lexington (Chicken enchilada, crispy chicken taco, rice and beans. $5.95), and Rafael’s Burrito (A big tortilla stuffed with beef or chicken fajita, tomatoes, grilled onions, rice, beans, and chedder cheese (all inside), then covered with Chile con Queso (Cheese dip). $8.95). While the Lexington is good, Rafael’s Burrito is absolutely wonderful. It’s literally a full meal, being almost as big as the large plate it’s served on. It’s actually bigger than the La Tapitia burritos I mentioned in my last review. Not something you can pick up and eat.

Eduardo’s has themed their plates. They have the Bank Positions (including El Presidente, El Ejecutivo, El Gerente, El Teller, etc…), Southwest Combos (including the Missouri City Plate, Stafford Plate, First Colony Plate, Sugarland, The Lexington, Quail Valley, etc…), and Family Specialties (so named for the members of the family owners). Of course Eduardo’s includes the full range of fajita dishes, as well as Carnes de la Casa (specialty meat dishes from our kitch) such as Carne Guisada, Carnitas, Sirloin Ranchero, Tacos El Carbon, etc… Eduardo’s also has Caldos de la Casa (house soups) including chicken soup (Caldo de Pollo), Beef vegetable soup (Caldo de Res), Tortilla soup, and Menudo.

You can order pretty much anything a la carta (on the side), and there are more than enough selections for everyone to find something they will enjoy. Eduardo’s also runs lunch specials Monday through Saturday (a rarity, for sure) from 10am until 5pm. Unlike some resteraunts, Eduardo’s has a full liquor license and will provide you with actual call and top-shelf liquors (if they have it), as opposed to the lesser-alcohol substitutes. The staff seems willing to accomodate on most special orders and substitutions (of course, sometimes there’s an additional charge for substitutions).

The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and – if you become a regular – will usually remember you. The older gentleman that is often in a blue apron and either near the bar or the front is either Eduardo’s brother, or brother-in-law (I do not remember which). The woman who is almost always near the front is – I’m willing to wager – his wife.

If you find yourself near the southwest side of town, and wanting wonderful tex-mex, Eduardo’s is the place to go.

Name: Eduardo’s Mexican Resteraunt
Location: 208 FM 1092, Stafford (Located on southwest corner of Murphy Road and Hwy 90, in the Kroger’s shopping center, near the north end of the center).
Entree range: $5.95 – $12.95 (for single-person entrees. Some two-person entrees are more).
Payments accepted: cash, visa, mastercard, discover, american express, and personal checks (with valid state-issues photo i.d.).

3 Comments so far

  1. sputnik (unregistered) on June 10th, 2005 @ 12:05 pm

    It’s been several years since my first and only visit to Eduardo’s. I remember having an unpleasant experience, but it could have been an aberration of their normal service.

  2. Fyre (unregistered) on June 10th, 2005 @ 2:37 pm

    What happened, Sputnik?
    I’ve never had anything but a pleasent experience with them, excepting one time when a piece of hard plastic ended up in my ground beef taco (it looked like a piece of the bin from which the meat, or lettuce, or something was stored. It probably just broke off. Those things happen from time to time, and I caught it). It’s possible you just got a bad waiter/waitress? *shrug* Who knows.

  3. sputnik (unregistered) on June 14th, 2005 @ 3:25 pm

    I don’t remember exactly what happened, as it’s been several years. Seems like I had a piece of plastic in my food, too, or it was delivered ice cold, or something along those lines.

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