Top 10 Restaurants Near The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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Grab something good to eat before any concert this summer from one of these ten restaurants.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is a great place to hear a concert. But if you'd like to move to a higher level of experience as far as food is concerned, you might want to fuel up elsewhere. Fortunately there are plenty of good restaurants nearby, several within walking distance from an approved parking lot for the pavilion.

Here's our top 10:

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10. Tommy Bahama

If you're in the mood for seafood, steak, sandwiches or a salad, this Caribbean-themed restaurant has you covered, but you'll probably need a reservation. Try the house roasted pork sandwich - the pork is cooked in a blackberry brandy barbecue sauce and topped with crispy fried onions, an Asian slaw, and fries on the side. The macadamia nut encrusted snapper with wasabi soy butter, almond rice and asparagus is another standout. Park your car in an approved parking lot close to the restaurant and walk directly to the pavilion.

9. Mi Cocina

Tex-Mex, margaritas, chips, salsa, what's not to love? Fill up on a platter of fajitas or tacos "de brisket" with shredded brisket, queso blanco and an avocado salad. You can also keep it simple with a couple of appetizers like quesadillas, guacamole, chips, or a cocina platter to sample a few appetizers. Ask for a seat "outside" in the air-conditioned, covered patio for a more comfortable outdoor dining experience. You can easily walk from Mi Cocina to the pavilion, too.

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Michael Terry
Michael Terry

Never eat "tex-mex" before going during the summer. Have you seen the restrooms during a show?


you fail to mention that almost without exception all of these restaurants are typically closed *after* a show at the pavilion. it's a mediocre-at-best listing of places to eat before a show as well.

you say these are all nearby "approved parking lots" for the pavilion, but then encourage people to park at restaurants at market street and walk across, which is actually expressly *not* permitted; in fact, on concert nights there are signs at every entrance which state no event parking and there are extra patrols on the property.

and finally, as @gossamersixteen mentioned, these are mostly sub-par chain restaurants (with the exception of course of h&h), and higher-priced (as @WoodlandsTraveler said) places. where's kim son? what about 1252 tapas? and why not yucatan taco stand? if all you wanted was nationally owned vs. locally owned, you could have just mentioned there's a food court at the mall - that would have fit right in to your list, seeing as how they're all closed after a show and you're not supposed to be parking over there, either.

Bruce_Are topcommenter

"You can't go wrong with fish tacos from Berryhill."

 Yes, you can do better  than bland, greasy fish.  Pretty much any place that offers fish tacos makes them better than Berryhill's. 

gossamersixteen topcommenter

@Bruce_Are Yay chain restaurants of mediocre quality well worth driving 30 miles for (not)...

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