Cheap and Good Eats: The Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Montrose


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You can enjoy enchiladas verdes and all day breakfast at our #1 spot.
1. La Guadalupana Bakery and Café

Tucked away in a mini strip mall, this bakery and café is a true Montrose gem, offering hearty Mexican classics at unbeatable prices. Fill up on authentic barbacoa gorditas and sopes ($3.99, $2.50); rich, flavorful pozole ($8.50); green chicken enchiladas ($9.99); or Veracruz-style steamed bass ($9.99). And we haven't even gotten to the good news: The café serves all day breakfast, has fantastic baked goods (try the tres leches and croissants), and is BYOB. Montrose, we think we have ourselves a winner.


Location Info

Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine

912 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Eatsie Boys

4100 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

Lankford Grocery and Market

88 Dennis St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

BB's Cafe

2710 Montrose, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

La Guadalupana Bakery and Café

2109 Dunlavy St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mark's American Cuisine

1658 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Uchi

904 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Underbelly

1100 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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pigass
pigass

thanks to this article a couple of us went to guadalupana and everything was pretty bad, besides the horchata.

Monica Litle
Monica Litle

David Salazar we must eat at all of these

Linda Green
Linda Green

We always liked to go to Ones A Meal.

Linda Green
Linda Green

Linda Rogers Weiss have you ever eaten at one of these? They're in the general area of our old neighborhood.

FRL713
FRL713

Eatsie Boys is far from budget friendly and definitely avoid the fried shrimp "banh-mi" if you're looking for a good value.  I found the prices way out of line given the quality of the (limited available) offerings during a recent lunch visit.

neilquan
neilquan

This article hits the nail on the head. I've eaten at all of these places in the last six months and they are all fantastics places to eat without breaking the bank. Aladdin's fresh pitas are probably my favorite pitas I've ever had and you can get a few extra with your meal at no extra charge. They are more than willing to accommodate. Lankford grocery is one of my favorite burgers here in Houston, but they also serve a really great Chicken Fried Steak every Thursday that brings me back home. LOVE IT! 

Usernamenotavailable
Usernamenotavailable

Where did you get those prices- from a five years old review? All those items have gone up by about 25%. Guadalupana's food is great- perhaps you'll go there sometime to eat.

johnnybench
johnnybench topcommenter

All great spots, but I think at least an honorable mention should go to Melange Creperie.  A delicious and filling crepe for five or six bucks?  Can't beat that deal.

wagglesdorf
wagglesdorf

@mrogersrealtor  

Big big laugh! Have you been to Niko Niko's for gyros? It costs nearly $20 for a lunch tab, prices continue to increase every year, the same crappy plastic and styrofoam service. It's ok, but it's not close to budget dining.

eatsieboys
eatsieboys

@FRL713 sorry to hear you had a bad experiences with us.  Please contact us and I would love to make things right.

eatsieboys
eatsieboys

@FRL713 sorry to hear you had a bad experiences with us.  Please contact us and I would love to make things right.  info@eatsieboys.com

brookeviggiano
brookeviggiano

@Usernamenotavailable thanks for the note. Didn't write down exact prices so I found what was apparently an outdated menu. Still with the slight increase, this place is a delicious steal!

Usernamenotavailable
Usernamenotavailable

I agree. I guess I could have brought it to your attention without adding snark.

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