Back in ’77, our family opened a little barbeque place off Kirby Drive, with the mission to share and preserve the rich cooking traditions of Texas. It all went so nicely we decided to keep a Goode thing going. From barbeque to seafood to tex-mex and more, the restaurants we’ve opened in the decades since our first are a celebration of the Goode family’s heritage—each one a distinct product of our cultural and culinary experiences across this great and varied region.
Our Kitchen & Cantina showcases the foods and customs we grew up with on both sides of the border.
Smoky flavors of a South Texas ranch, inspired by the vaqueros of cattle drives years ago. Shrimp, crab and redfish pulled fresh from the Gulf, a practice mastered during family summers along the coast. The homespun plates of our grandmother—an immigrant from Tampico, Mexico, whose colorful concoctions still brighten these tables. And, of course, the heaping platters of fajitas that made our Goode Co. grills famous. The Goodes were the first in Houston to grill fajitas over mesquite wood, and the city still can’t get enough.
We invite neighbors to enjoy this flavorful fusion of Tex and Mex in a lively atmosphere that layers texture and color, spice and soul, past and present. A place where folks can lounge late- night on our twinkling patio or gather for bustling Sunday brunches. Happy hours where couples can sink back with a handmade margarita, where kids can dig into a crunchy snack, where a quick bite turns into several rounds of drinks with friends. A place where time slows, tequila flows, and troubles melt away. Bienvenidos, y’all.