By: Brad Meyer
Committed to Quality Mexican Cuisine
Attention to detail in food, atmosphere and service – as well as family tradition – makes dining at Hacienda Mis Padres a culinary delight
All Mexican and Tex Mex restaurants are not created equal – some are just a whole lot better and stand head and shoulders above the rest.
For Juan Rodriguez, founder of the popular El Bosque restaurants located throughout Montgomery County, the idea was to create a signature dining experience – superior in food preparation, atmospheric ambiance and friendly service. The result was Hacienda Mis Padres, a great place to enjoy authentic Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine.
“Hacienda Mis Padres, which means ‘House of my Parents’ in Spanish, is a tribute to our family and our heritage,” said Melissa Rodriguez, daughter of the founder and restaurant manager. “From the colonial Mexican architecture to the commitment to freshly prepared food using the best quality ingredients, our goal is to be the best at preparing and serving great meals.”
With successful El Bosque restaurants in Conroe, Montgomery, Shenandoah and Lake Conroe, Juan decided to create a new dining concept to honor his heritage and family tradition ? one that was more upscale, but without being pretentious.
“There are many similarities to our El Bosque restaurants, but a few subtle differences as well,” said Melissa. “I think the atmosphere is a little nicer, the presentation a little better and our service top notch.”
Order guacamole at most restaurants and a glob of what they have shows up on a plate. Not so at Hacienda Mis Padres. Here, guacamole is prepared tableside with a bit of showmanship ? and patrons can customize the taste and texture to their personal preference.
“We love interacting with our customers,” said Melissa. “If people have special requests, we do our best to accommodate them.”
The restaurant also puts a modern spin on classic Tex Mex favorites. Fajita lovers ? and there are a lot of them out there because it’s the favorite of customers week in and week out ? have a lot of choices. Diners can choose fajitas made with beef, chicken, shrimp, sausage, veggies or mushrooms, or a combo platter with more than one choice.
Fans of traditional Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine can enjoy the same flavorful specialties they know and love. The enchiladas, chalupas and fajita platters have all the rich flavor one would expect.
But Hacienda Mis Padres’ extensive menu offers a variety of salads, steaks and other selections to appeal to even the most finicky eaters. Not in the mood for Mexican? No problem.
“A lot of people are counting calories or worried about their cholesterol,” said Juan. “We have added more selections to our menu so they have more options.”
And while most people have favorite Mexican and Tex Mex foods, Hacienda Mis Padres encourages customers to try new selections with specially priced daily specials. Add a delicious margarita from the restaurant’s full bar and the party has just begun. It’s a great night out with family or friends ? and a nice place to conduct business.
“Our Fiesta room is available for private parties and special events,” said Melissa. “We can host up to 60 people comfortably for private functions.”
For bigger parties, Hacienda Mis Padres features a stunning covered patio area complete with water fountain and a dedicated full bar setup. The facility can comfortably accommodate groups up to 150 people.
In addition to takeout service, Hacienda Mis Padres also offers catering service for groups up to 200 in size with free delivery. The great taste of classic Mexican and Tex Mex fare is a big step up from cold sandwiches or boring buffets.
To keep things fresh, Hacienda Mis Padres has a new Happy Hour from 1-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: buy one margarita and the next one is only a dollar. Coming soon, the restaurant will upgrade its outdoor seating with an expansive and visually dynamic palapa – a traditional Mexican shelter roofed with palm leaves and branches.
“My family wasn’t satisfied creating the best Mexican and Tex Mex restaurant concept in Montgomery County,” said Melissa. “We are constantly working on ways to improve the dining experience of our customers.”
That extends to the El Bosque side of the family business as well. The popular El Bosque location in Conroe will be moving soon. In 2019, the location near Home Depot will shut down and a newly renovated restaurant will open east of I-45 at the intersection of Dallas and Davis Streets.
“We’re committed to being the best in Montgomery County,” said Melissa. “We’re moving forward, but we never lose sight of our heritage.”
Hacienda Mis Padres Mexican Grill, specializing in authentic Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine, is located at 5104 Texas 105 in Conroe. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For information on group or catering options, visit www.HaciendaMisPadres.com or call 936-756-1503.