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As you enter downtown’s Bravery Chef Hall, a neon sign will draw you to the exceptional restaurant Ixím (“corn” in Mayan), helmed by former Caracol chef Tim Reading. On a humid night, the aguachile de camarón— Gulf shrimp marinated in cucumber-serrano water and served with thinly sliced peaches— was absolutely perfect. A crispy pollo pipián, with Mexican greens, beets, and pepitas in a savory pan juice, easily fed two. The shining star was the stunning fideo de marisco: the pasta is toasted in butter, finished in a seafood broth, and loaded with shrimp, fish, octopus, and lobster.

City: Houston


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 409 Travis, Houston, TX, 77002

Hours: L Mon–Fri. D 7 days.

Phone: 281-653-6767

Website: iximhtx.com

Last updated: October 19, 2021