Añejo restaurant offers an original dining experience that pays homage to the authenticity and soul of Tex-Mex cuisine while presenting it in an elevated, sophisticated and refined manner. As Texans, we know Tex-Mex is more than just another type of cuisine – it represents the cultural, historical and culinary melting pot of both Texas and Mexico. Añejo is pushing the boundaries of “traditional” Tex-Mex by elevating this beloved culinary union. Guests will experience a truly unique and contemporary form of Tex-Mex as we showcase the beauty and versatility of the cuisine.
The foundation of our food begins with traditional recipes, incorporating only the finest ingredients, sourced from the nation’s best purveyors. We practice advanced cooking techniques of traditional Tex-Mex ingredients, while paying homage to Tex-Mex roots. Añejo’s dishes are skillfully prepared and elegantly presented, exemplifying the classic foundation of Tex-Mex but refining them with a creative, bold and modern touch. Añejo guests will taste the difference in quality as well as see the difference in service.
Añejo translates to “aged” in Spanish, and is often used to describe the finest tequilas. At Añejo, we house over 100 hand-picked tequila and mezcals, including 75 tequilas (all 100% Blue Agave), 25 hard-to-find mezcals and 150+ distinguished wines ranging from smaller production, rare wine finds to classic brands from well-known wineries. Our top-shelf margaritas are hand-crafted with fresh squeezed lime, local raw honey and 100% Agave Tequila. We use the best ingredients to accompany our cocktails, including authentic Mexican sodas and freshly prepared juices.
Our service at Añejo is a direct reflection of Texas’ signature tradition of Southern hospitality. We aim to delight each guest with an attentive yet comfortable experience, and to that end we recognize that a memorable meal is all about the fine details. Dining out is about more than just the food. It’s about an overall experience from the look and feel, to the taste and presentation, to the level of service. Añejo aims to not only touch on all of these points, but also to master them, ensuring our guests are receiving a one-of-a-kind, elevated customer experience. The elevated experience you receive at Añejo won’t be one you’ll soon forget.
Añejo is vibrant, yet sexy. You will enjoy a bold, innovative and elevated dining experience that stays true to Tex-Mex roots. Our statement furniture is a beautiful, romantic throwback to old-world elegance. We’ve achieved a state of comfortable sophistication for our clients with a bold and romantic design, a lively disposition and a sense of exclusivity. A substantial bar area adjoins the dining room, and an expansive covered outdoor patio beckons year-round. A semi-private dining space and a smaller, private dining room also are available for special social or corporate events.
Anejo Executive Chef Alberto Gutierrez grew up in the border town of Laredo, TX. With his family’s backyard being a hub for cookouts and family events, chef’s love for cooking began at an early age. Chef Alberto’s cooking career spans more than 18 years and includes stints at well know culinary destinations like The Driskill and Four Seasons Hotels in Austin as well as the renowned La Posada Hotel in Laredo. His passion for bringing people together through food, drives his desire to constantly innovate and deliver awe inspiring flavors.
With culinary greats like Thomas Keller, Anthony Bourdain, and Mario Batali as his inspiration, chef is primed to make an impressive mark on the Houston food scene. Now leading popular Uptown Park Hot spot Anejo, Chef Alberto brings an unmatched passion for cooking, creative flair and drive to win to the team. Chef Alberto specializes in traditional Mexican fair but enjoys Italian, BBQ and Vietnamese cuisines. When he’s not in the kitchen, chef spends time with his wife Michele enjoying family gatherings and taking in a great bowl of Pho or nice slice of pizza.