Saltillo Mexican Kitchen
Situated in a shopping strip on Bissonnet, west of Bellaire, Saltillo serves up very satisfying Mexican fare in a simple, cozy setting. On a recent slow lunch day, we enjoyed extra attention from the knowledgeable and friendly staff. No ordinary gratis starters here; instead there were four types of salsa, arranged from a tame verde to a fiery onion-and-pickle to a yet-hotter pepper version, all excellent scooped up with thick-cut chips. We cheerfully devoured the recommended Enchiladas Saltillos, chicken-filled corn tortillas topped with a salsa containing five chiles, Mexican cream, and Chihuahua cheese. The tampiqueña proved a bit less satisfying, a not so tender shoulder cut of Angus with a mole enchilada and a quesadilla. But we consoled ourselves with a sweet Mexican flan.