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Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen to host April Frontera Festival

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Sylvia Casares, owner and executive chef of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, will be hosting a Frontera Festival this April.

“I love the flavor that a mesquite wood-fire grill gives [to] meat,” stated Casares. “Any meat, fish, beef, chicken or cabrito, cooked over mesquite [tastes like home to me].”

Here is a look at April’s Frontera Festival menu, grilled with South Texas Mesquite and served with your choice of corn, flour, or whole wheat tortillas.

  • Tampiquena (House Speciality): $19.75. Classic combination of beef fajita steak, one cheese or chicken enchilada, pajas poblanas con creama and your choice of tortillas.
  • Beeville (Carne Asada): $17.95. Wood-fire grilled tender beef fajita steak, served with rice, beans, guacamole and pico de gallo.
  • Tacos al Carbon: Two beef or chicken fajita tacos rolled in a fresh flour tortilla. Served with rice, beans, guacamole and pico de gallo. Beef for $15 and chicken for $14.
  • Cabrito Asado: $33. Wood-fire grilled cabrito, served with poblano grits, charro beans and tortillas. Subject to availability.
  • George West: $14.5. Wood-fire grilled boneless chicken breast, served with pico de gallo, slices of avocado and tomatoes.
  • Padre Island: $15.5. Wood-fire grilled tilapia, served with a Caesar Salad and rajas poblanas a la crème. Served without tortillas.
  • Rockport: $19.5. Large gulf shrimp, lightly seasoned and wood- fired grilled. Served with rice, beans, guacamole and pico de gallo.
  • Hebbronville: $19.75. Three quail grilled on mesquite and served with grilled corn, poblano grits and charro beans.
  • Veracruz: $28.5. Wood-fire grilled fresh Red Snapper fillet served with fabulous Salsa Veracruzana and a fresh light salad, rice and veggies. Subject to availability.

Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen is famous for it’s enchiladas. The Houston restaurant owner is affectionately referred to as the “Queen of Tex-Mex Cuisine” and the “Empress of Enchiladas” for her signature menu item.

“[Our enchiladas] reflect the different cooking traditions found on the Texas-Mexico border. [Whether it's from] McAllen to Lubbock, Crystal City to Sarita, Mexico City to Puebla, these are authentic Tex-Mex (Border cuisine), Tex-Tex-Mex (north of the border) and Mexican (south of the border) style enchiladas,” said Casares.

On most Saturdays, Casares teaches hands-on cooking classes to individuals and groups at her restaurant.

For more information about Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, please call 713-334-7295, or visit thewebsite.