Well, I expected to continue exploring gumbo in Houston but at the most favorable recent experience at Spanish Village, the waitress said that I "really needed come back and try the caldo de camarón".
And so, I did. And I thoroughly enjoyed it. The smaller size was a meal in itself. Full of succulent shrimp (they add the shrimp just before serving so that they don't cook out in the broth...a technique the better gumbo places also do). Served with a side of rice.
An attractive and VERY tasty (imho) caldo. I'm already dreaming about going back for another one.
Could this be the best in Houston? I'm starting to think so.