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Dining Guide

Villa Montez

We hate to repeat ourselves, but we keep coming back to the old Pool family mansion, perched atop a Henderson Highway hill. In a town with a virtual revolving door of both original and franchise eateries, Mundo and Carlos Villapudua’s elegant restaurant remains a mainstay of delicious Latin-inspired dishes. On a bustling Saturday night (for which we were grateful we had made reservations), we relied on our favorite appetizers, like the peppery balsamic-glazed ahi tuna, but we ventured into the unknown with a buttery, perfectly grilled salmon filet with a piquant pepper sauce aside garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. If time and weather allow, take a walk along the restaurant’s grounds; Carlos and Mundo grow their own herbs and veggies and have decorated with creative landscaping and welded sculpture. Keep an eye out for the large Texas-shape (well, sort of) rock.

City: Tyler


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 3324 Old Henderson Hwy., Tyler, TX, 75707

Hours: L & D Mon–Sat.

Phone: 903-592-9696

Website: www.villamontez.com/

Last updated: February 20, 2018