Prepare for an enjoyable...no, extraordinary culinary experience.
Opened in May 1999, this little bistro was selected by the Zagat Survey (America's most prestigious restaurant guide) as One of the Top 15 Restaurants in the Houston Metropolitan Area and the Top "Eclectic-International" Category. Also voted by Galveston County residents as Best Overall Restaurant in Galveston County, Best Business Lunch, and number one in Friendliest Service (Galveston County Daily News, June 2002). Remarkably, the Mosquito cafe has been reviewed in over twenty-eight articles from Dallas and Forth Worth, San Antonio, Houston to Lake Charles, with no negative reviews.
The upscale eclectic menu has created a cult following among locals, nearby medical professionals and visitors enticed by the originality of the grilled, roasted, sauteed and steamed dishes and any others tired of hush puppies, poboys and fried shrimp combos.
The Mosquito Cafe is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner and breakfast on the weekends. There are both indoor (non-smoking) and patio choices available.
"The space is pure charm... with its huge window panes, high ceiling, mustard interior, bright hardwoods and antique glass."
~ DineOut, Shelley Barnes
"Away from the usual tourist haunts, the Mosquito is "...tucked away in Galveston's Historic East End. This urban American cafe is clean-lined and uncluttered in sharp contrast to the Victorian gingerbread that surrounds it. The menu is just an unusual for the island, showcasing salads, trendy grilled sandwiches and deep bowls of pasta."
~ Zagat Survey Food Guide
"You won't find 'fried' anywhere on the menu."
~ Texas Magazine, Houston Chronicle, "Tablehopping at Mosquito Cafe"
"Now you can eat dinner at this casual East End favorite, which has expanded its chalkboard menu. While our companion noshed on the generous spinach and penne salad, a lunchtime favorite, we tried the salmon: a moist medium-rare slab on a bed of fresh greens. We approved."
~ Texas Monthly, September 2000