Anyone remember The Monterrey House o...

Anyone remember The Monterrey House or Pizza Place?

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tdv

Gilmer, TX

#1 Aug 24, 2011
The Monterrey House was where Cotton Patch is now, I believe. I remember they always put wrapped caramel candy in the chip baskets.

There was pizza joint that was in what was the Target shopping center - now Mardel's - it was where Super Cuts is now, or one of the stores close by. I just remember that they had a jukebox and I liked to play Huey Lewis "Heart of Rock n'Roll" on it for some reason. I can't even remember the name of this place. Anyone?

I have e-mailed Longview News Journal to try and help me find the answers multiple times over the years, but they never respond.

I would love to find out the names of the owners of these restaurants, and/or find out if they have restaurants somewhere else serving a similar cuisine.

I think it would be interesting to eat it again and see if it brought back memories.

I'll throw in 2 Gilmer restaurants:

Casa Manana - I think I ate at Casa Manana quite a bit as a kid. All I can remember is kinda what it looked like inside and I think they brought out your hot sauce in those little silver pouring things - like Las Fluentes does now.

Los Dos - I don't think Los Dos was there as long, but I remember eating there, too.
Tarbaby

United States

#2 Aug 25, 2011
I surely remember the Monterrey House, but sorry don't know who the owners were. That was the best Mexican food ever!
tdv

Gilmer, TX

#3 Aug 31, 2011
Cool.
I was too young to remember much about the food specifically, just the caramel in the chips and the location.
tdv

Gilmer, TX

#4 Sep 17, 2011
BUMP

I'll bump this when I remember every month or so until I just give up.=)
connie

Gilmer, TX

#5 Sep 20, 2011
In the late 70's the Monterrey House was on 80. It was the best Mexican food ever!
Grif

United States

#6 Sep 20, 2011
Used to date a girl who worked at the Monterrey House.

Fantastic gazombas.
tdv

Gilmer, TX

#7 Jan 29, 2012
Totally missed the last two responses until now.

Didn't give too much information, but that's better than nothing! Thanks!
tdv

Gilmer, TX

#8 Apr 17, 2012
Just remembered. Giving it a bump periodically until I get satisfactory information or I forget.=)

If you saw this before, just move along and have a good day.
Klb

Longview, TX

#9 Apr 24, 2012
Yeah, Monterrey House was where Cotton Patch is located. I think the entire chain went out of business. They tended to locate in smaller towns. They did a big take-out business.

Do not remember the pizza place. Sorry.
tdv

Diana, TX

#10 Jul 14, 2012
http://montereyhousebmt.com/index.html

I think I remember the donkey/cart being their logo.

It appears there are 2 restaurants in Beaumont. Wish it was closer to check out.
ben

Dallas, TX

#11 Nov 14, 2012
Would you maybe be thinking about Godfathers? It was by Albertsons in the pine tree shopping center. I don't remember there ever being one where you're taking about.
tdv

Diana, TX

#12 Nov 19, 2012
I don't think so, but it does sound familiar.
What time period was it there?
The place I'm thinking of had to be mid 80's to early 90's at most.
For all I know, it might not have lasted long.

I do remember Mr. Gatti's being beside where Burger King is now. I think it's the same building that the chicken place is in, unless they tore it down.
Bobby Alexander
#13 Jul 23, 2015
Those plates were the hottest ever!

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