Our Story – From Humble Beginnings to…

It all started with the dream of two people who did not have enough money to pay the bills. But they had a dream. Chez Lucas and Laity opened Houston’s Heart of Texas Olive Oil in 2012. Our home is in Houston, and that is where our heart is, hence “Heart of Texas”. We started with a little more than a dream and a prayer. Between us, we had over twenty years of experience working as employees of other restaurants. During these years we realized what worked and what did not. We decided to go ahead and open our restaurant and to achieve our dream.

Our first start was in a small room that only had the capacity for 37 people. We worked hard to make a menu of authentic family recipes, using only high-quality ingredients. We came to the realization that our food and our personalities created a charm for our little restaurant. Then our brothers Paul, Jaime and Chuy were part of our dream to complete the family business. Us five work together to establish a good reputation and in 2015had to grow to the place where we are now. We currently have a capacity of spaces for 75 people and also continue to prepare measured takeaways and for special occasions and events.


Dining Beauty

The two elaborate weekly menu using seasonal products looking to make healthy, fresh and original recipes. We cook together and prepare everything for our guests with all our love. To view the menu this week: Check our fan page!

The restaurant opens its doors on Friday and Saturday each week in a traditional, beautiful house near Los Troncos.

Final Set Table

We are a family restaurant take care of all aspects and every one of the details of the restaurant, from cooking to cleaning. Our sponsors are our family. We are proud of our ability to serve authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. We appreciate the love and support of our community that has become part of our family.

Couple with Brother

We invite you to come and enjoy our meal at Houston’s Heart of Texas Olive Oil and our oasis also become your oasis!

I share my passion for the kitchen with my boyfriend, and we decided to realize our dream by opening our restaurant closed doors in Mar del Plata: Chez Lucas & Laity!

Chez Lucas and Laity