The fifth outpost of Alicia’s Mexican Grille is set to open at 20420 Southwest Freeway in Richmond, though the restaurant is describing the outpost as located in Sugar Land. As at the other Alicia’s locations, the restaurant will serve fajitas, margaritas, and more Tex-Mex classics, and plans for tequila dinners and chef’s tasting menus are set to follow once the restaurant is open. No official opening date has been set, but expect for Alicia’s to arrive in February.
Alicia’s Mexican Grille, 20420 Southwest Freeway, is slated to open in February. This foray into the Sugar Land/ Richmond area will make the fifth location for the family-owned and operated restaurant which was founded in Cypress, Texas in 2006 by David and Alicia Herrera. David Herrera came to the United States with his parents from El Salvador at the age of 18 and cut his culinary teeth working with Tony Vallone at his eponymous restaurant, Tony’s. Herrera and his wife saved for 27 years to open their first restaurant.
The family prides itself on making everything from scratch, including the salsa and tamales. The beef fajitas are made with certified Black Angus beef. The full bar offers beer and wine, but savvy patrons know to order a blood orange margarita or the Casamigos skinny rita.
The new restaurant will feature the same earth tones and high ceilings of the other locations, with the design coming from architect Mike Treadway and interior decorator Deborah Goolsby, who also collaborated on other restaurants in the Herrera portfolio, including Dario’s, Marvino’s and Galiana’s.
David and his wife Alicia, along with their three sons Marvin, Ubaldo and Dario, saved for twenty-seven years to realize David’s dream of opening his own restaurant. That dream finally came true in 2006, when the Herrera family opened the doors of Alicia’s Mexican Grille. Named after David’s beloved wife Alicia, it quickly developed a fan following. Within a few years, they gained tremendous popularity and support which required they move into a larger Cypress location. Over the next few years, they also opened three additional Alicia’s locations in Katy, Spring, and Houston.
Herrera brings to Sugar Land and Richmond a robust menu that maintains a variety of Mexican classics like their famous sizzling Alicia’s Fajitas made with Certified Black Angus beef, plus USDA steaks, Gulf seafood like the Alicia’s Molcajete, delectable chicken plates like the Pollo Con Rajas, chicken served with sauteed field mushrooms, julienned poblano peppers, onions and Monterey jack cheese, and several healthy conscious options like Alicia’s Citrus Salad and Caldo De Marisco, a Mexican soup with fresh seafood and vegetables. The Herrera family prides themselves on their made-from-scratch menu including their salsa to their famous tamales, as well as handmade tortillas made in-house daily.
Sugar Land residents will not have to drive far for another Mexican restaurant option. Tex-Mex restaurant Alicia’s Mexican Grille will open in February at 20420 Southwest Freeway, Richmond. The restaurant will offer a menu of Mexican classics, such as Alicia’s Fajitas; Gulf seafood in Alicia’s Molcajete; Pollo Con Rajas; and several healthy options, such as Alicia’s Citrus Salad and Caldo De Marisco.
The fifth location of Alicia’s Mexican Grille will open in February in Sugar Land. The Tex-Mex restaurant, which is known for its Black Angus fajitas and pollo con rajas, will set up shop at 20420 Southeast Freeway in Richmond. The location will have a full bar and will keep up the tradition of quarterly tequila dinners. Other Alicia’s locations are in Cypress, Katy, Spring, and Westchase.
Alicia’s Mexican Grille, Multiple locations: Join the extended Alicia’s family at their original Cypress restaurant or at locations in Katy, Spring or Houston from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for beloved Tex-Mex classics on New Year’s Eve. Menu highlights at the semi-upscale Mexican kitchen include certified Angus beef fajitas and the house specialty molcajete for two: a giant bowl filled with an assortment of grilled chicken, steak, shrimp with avocado, cheese, poblano peppers and bacon. The bar is serving a trio of limited edition seasonal cocktails including the Pumpkin Rita with 1800 Silver and pumpkin juice, Hollie Day Kiss with Fireball whiskey, coconut cream, pineapple and orange juice, and Mistletoe Warmer with Gentleman Jack and butterscotch schnapps.
Texans do reach for the tamales on Christmas — it just feels right. The suburban Tex-Mex fave will serve its full menu on Christmas, including signature items like grilled panela cheese, Alicia’s molcajete (a massive entree of grilled chicken, shrimp, and beef fajitas designed to feed two), enchiladas suizas, and more. It probably won’t be cold enough for a cocktail like the Misteltoe Warmer, but that’s what frozen margaritas are for. Alicia’s is open 11 am to 9:30 pm.
Alicia’s Mexican Grille: Upscale, shareable, traditional Mexican favorites abound at this family-owned restaurant. All locations are open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Day and diners can select from items such as Alicia’s Molcajete for Two, featuring grilled panela cheese, shrimp, chicken and beef fajitas, and avocados served inside a hot molcajete with roasted tomatillo sauce, artichoke hearts, field mushrooms, poblano peppers and scallions. Or, try the Camarones Alicia’s, six extra jumbo shrimp stuffed with Monterey jack cheese and poblano peppers, wrapped with bacon, sautéed to perfection, and served over a bed of spinach with a poblano jalapeño white wine lemon butter sauce