Connie's Seafood Market & Restaurant
Houston, TX 77009
Mexican seafood is the main attraction at a small eatery in the Heights. Connie’s Seafood Market plates seafood platters with a twist on the corner of Airline Drive and Aurora Street.
You’ll find an assortment of gumball, toy and peel-off tattoo machines at the entryway—an unexpected yet fun welcome for guests. Connie’s eclectic décor of glass block counters displaying fresh seafood, neon lights lining the ceiling, kitschy wall ornaments and bright walls combine to create a quirky yet entertaining dining experience.
Menu items that regulars title “must-try”: shrimp fried rice and Connie’s Seafood Platter, which allows you to mix three popular items between shrimp, fish filets, stuffed crab and fried oysters. Before diving into the entrees, start with the mouthwatering ceviche and pair it with a killer Michelada—an iced Mexican drink that fuses beer, lime and tomato juice. Guests claim it’s one of the best.
If you’re not familiar with ordering seafood in Spanish, the restaurant banners a translation sign above the counter, so you can give Spanish terms like “frito” or “parrilla” a go when ordering fish “fried” or “grilled.”