Leija’s Mexican Cafe – Cut-n-Shoot, Texas

Leija’s is a neat little place tucked away in the wilds of 105 on the east side of Conroe. Given that it is generally crowded with work trucks at lunch time, it promised to be tasty.

Leija’s is family owned and operated, giving it an atmosphere of caring – about the food, the service, and the customers – and not just another franchised operation where the wait staff gets stiffed all the time. It hasn’t been open long, just a few months, and already has my devotion.

Visitors are always set up with the obligatory chips and salsa selections. Be careful if you are capcasin sensitive. Both the red (tomato) and the green (tomatillo) salsas have some heat to them.

Chips and Salsa

Chips and Salsa

Last time we visited we ordered the nachos. My son has tried them and found them very pleasing, both to his tastebuds and his nose. This time it was our turn!

My partner and I order the beef and chicken nachos, respectively. As we have come to expect at Leija’s, the portions were definitely dinner sized. These nacho plates are meant to be shared.

Nachos Beef

Fajita Beef Nachos

Nachos Chicken

Fajita Chicken Nachos

Rather than having the additional salad goodies heaped on top and potentially making some of your chips soggy, they are served on a salad plate, You may partake or not, as you prefer.

Nachos Salad Plate

Salad Plate

They do not yet have a website to link to, but information other than what we tell you is available all over the web about this place. Here’s a sample with lots of info.

On the 1-5 scale, Leija’s gets:
Cleanliness – 4
Service – 4
Quality of food – 5
Flavor – 5
Pricing – Low to Moderate
Overall experience – 4.5

-Ann Cathey
Photos by Christopher O.