Uli’s Kitchen held a soft opening May 19 at 8021 Research Forest Drive, Ste. A, The Woodlands. The authentic-style Mexican restaurant will hold a grand opening May 25 with $5 house margaritas all day.

Uli’s kitchen specializes in chamorro de cordero, a lamb shank with homemade adobo sauce wrapped in banana leaves and slow-roasted, served over garbanzo beans and drizzled with consomme at the table. The menu also includes various steak dishes, cocktails and "grandmother's recipes."

Uli’s Kitchen is closed on Mondays. 281-323-4853. www.uliskitchen.com