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Habanera and the Guero - Restaurant Impossible Update. In his initial sweep through the Habanera dining room, Irvine decried the “battered booths” (“devastating,” he clucked over some severely cracked leatherette) and tsked over the “orange tables” and a rear service station he found “awful” and ridden with “junk.”. When word filtered down last summer that Downing had fired her, I quit going. One episode of Robert's other show Restaurant Express involved him challenging his contestants to turn a failing restaurant around in Restaurant Impossible fashion. On things went in this back-and-forth vein until a sudden happy ending in which Downing announced he’s giving Lomeli half interest in the restaurant. “She intends to box me out of 100% of the decisions,” objected Downing vehemently. I loved the cobalt-blue bar with its back-lit tiles when I came in February to have a look. Habanera & The Guero at 9902 Gulf Freeway, which is owned by Vanessa Lomeli and Ben Downing, received a $10,000 makeover from Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible“, as well as from craftspeople and fans recruited to help. 3. Habanera & the Guero, Houston: See 98 unbiased reviews of Habanera & the Guero, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #241 of 8,662 restaurants in Houston. 4,138 people like this. Photo by Phaedra Cook. ", "Way over priced for two chicken tacos with rice and beans. I remember noting the banged-up booths, the fraying barstools and the cobbled-together air in the former La Tapatia location. She was, in my estimation, a singular talent, even though she had no experience running a kitchen. Alison Cook: Habanera & the Guero’s messy issues on display in ‘Restaurant Impossible’, © Mark Mulligan, Staff / Houston Chronicle. Bakeaway Camp Winner Crowned Tonight. So disappointed. Chef Robert Irvine and the crew of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible traveled to Houston, Texas to rescue Habanera and the Guero, a restaurant that was on … The tortilla chips and green salsa are wonderful. “Holy cow,” a friend who’s a professional observer of the local dining scene messaged me after last night’s episode of the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” aired, featuring Houston’s Habanera & the Guero. About See All. Hatch chile poppers? Cloud DVR with no storage limits. We broke for a redesign segment (“I want a fiesta not a siesta” quoth Irvine, highly pleased with this witticism). I’ve loved Lomeli’s El-Paso-tinged food since the first time I walked in the door, back in 2015, when it was called Habanera & the Gringo — a name that had to be altered after a lawsuit by the Gringo’s chain, just one of the many difficulties the chronically under-capitalized restaurant has survived. B and V, hope you guys are doing okay during this pandemic. I mentioned the spotty service in my review. Community See All. Maybe we’ll all live happily ever after. Would have been better off at taco truck. Without Lomeli in the kitchen, I just wasn’t interested in forgiving the restaurant’s obvious flaws. On Facebook, the restaurant has a 4.2 rating based on the opinion of 356 people. So might that out-of-the-blue ending, which wrapped all the messy issues up in a neat, 60-minute bow. Westwood. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, COVID-positive pair arrested after flight lands in Hawaii, 'This is shameful! On tonight’s episode of Restaurant Inpossible, Robert Irvine and his makeover team are in Houston, Texas to save Mexican restaurant Habanera and the Guero from total collapse. Buried in debt, Habanera and the Guero in Houston, Texas, is on the verge of closing. Watch Restaurant: Impossible: Fixing A Family In Houston from Season 17 at TVGuide.com. Holy cow indeed. 2. Pilsbury was the first owner featured on the show that season. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Buried in debt, Habanera and the Guero in Houston, Texas, is on the verge of closing. When Irvine suggested that the kitchen wasn’t his lane, that financials and operations were, Downing, fairly shouting, made it clear he wasn’t willing to defer to “this godlike expertise in the kitchen that she doesn’t have.” At that point, readers, I bent down and banged my forehead against the coffee table. The pair started weekend brunch service, and the margarita list blossomed. A visit to Edgar's Restaurant … “You’re ordering all wrong!” I wanted to scream at him. The equipale chairs, the wooden ceiling beams, the crisp new paint job, the airy, plant-lined window shelving … it really was a minor miracle. I’m back in the fold, for curbside, anyway. The infighting is destroying the business and a 3-year-old daughter is stuck in the middle. 4.6. Stream live TV from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN & popular cable networks. Pleasantly surprised. I wanted to bury my head beneath the sofa cushions. Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, chef Robert Irvine and a slimmed-down crew are back to McLanks Family Restaurant to help them reopen after the COVID-19 shutdown. Location can make a scary first impression, but worth it if you are there for their fajitas or their hotdog (not kidding). Watch Restaurant: Impossible season 17 episode 2 Online Fixing a Family in Houston : Buried in debt, Habanera and the Guero in Houston, Texas, is on the verge of closing. Create New Account. Of course just wasn ’ t interested in forgiving the Restaurant in 2015, Frozen margarita. Convivial evening does n't look like much on the verge of closing later. Reviews both before and after the Makeover are very positive faring during the global COVID-19.. The great reveal, TX, is on the verge of closing box out! 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