If two heads are better than one, then two cuisine-noggins fused into one restaurant-body are better than one. Polycephalify your palate with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Spanish-Italian-Mediterranean fare at Merche! in Cypress, an epicurean hybrid that expands palates by merging them.
Merche! bathes hungry stomachs in a fusion trifecta that marries Spanish, Italian, and Mediterranean flavors handcrafted in-house from fresh ingredients. The restaurant brandishes a menu that menaces hunger pangs with entrees such as the Colossal pork chop alla Jim, 28 ounces of pork-chop paradise massaged with seasonings, smoked, broiled, and emblazoned in a wood-fire pit, before being carved and dished up tableside with roasted potatoes and caramelized cippolini onions ($24.95).
Plates swoon at the sight the Viva Caliente! pizza, a wood-fired dough disk topped with rotisserie chicken, chipotle mayonnaise, caramelized onions, jalapeños, and lime-cilantro sauce ($10.95) or the classic gnocchi bedecked in a pink parmesan-pesto sauce ($12.95). For dessert, tuck into a signature soufflés in a variety of sumptuous flavors, including chocolate, cinnamon and Grand Marnier ($8).
Nomadic noshers can fight shy of the tyranny of ceilings on the stone patio, where a large fireplace warms hands, live music on Friday and Saturday nights regales ears, and a water-wall questions the boundaries between liquid and solid.
Carefully merging a trio of culinary traditions, Merche! showcases its fresh fusion cuisine with Spanish-, Italian-, and Mediterranean–inspired dishes. In the dining room, guests can stare deeply into the large mosaic circle baring the eatery’s name while waiting for entrees such as buttered snapper and chicken piccata to emerge. Small plates of bruschetta and beef empanadas are suited for sharing on the patio, where light from a fireplace dances across pale stone walls, or luring raccoons into a rival’s canoe.
21208 Northwest Fwy.
Cypress, Texas 77429Get Directions