About once a month, or more frequently, we end up at Huey Luey’s Fine Mexican Food, in Hiram. This has been an going affair for the last three or four years. I, honestly, couldn’t believe that I hadn’t written a post about this place. There is so much that is not like a standard strip-mall Mexican restaurant, but the things that stand out the most are the freshness of the food and the quality of the service. I can’t think of a time that we’ve been in when one of the managers did not stop by our table during a meal – some times to ask how things were, or to refill a drink or to bring more chips or salsa. They really seem to care about the quality of your visit.
The chips are hot and thin, they bring you a bowl for each person and a container of salsa to pour from, and the salsa is really good, although heavy on the cilantro. My beloved generally goes with one of two dishes – a big bowl of their chicken tortilla soup (which is great for carry-out) or one of the fajita options. On this day, she had the shrimp fajitas with black beans.
The fajitas are sizzling when they come to the table, as you would expect at most places, but the beans and rice are just as hot. The meal is usually served with charro beans, although you can also get frijoles or black beans. This is a plate full of food.
and a guacamole salad (you can get ’em at the LaSalle Hotel, in old downtown). This is more food than I need to eat in any given meal, but I, as most always, clean my plate, leaving just a bit of pico de gallo and an empty bowl.
And Huey Luey’s always seems to be busy. But the service is fast, so the wait is never too long. And for days when I can’t bring myself to drive in town to Nuevo Laredo, it is, by far, the best Mexican food that you’ll find in the western suburbs.