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In Texas, we’re no strangers no delicious Mexican cuisine and Houston is obviously no exception. Whether you only enjoy truly authentic meals or prefer the fusion of Tex-Mex flavors, you don’t want to skip these best-of-the-best restaurants in Houston.

Original Ninfa’s

Tex-Mex restaurants refer to restaurants that incorporate both Mexican and American food and flavor. One of Houston’s best? The Original Ninfa’s is one you can’t miss. There are two locations on Navigation and in Uptown Houston. You get a unique setting in both, as well as your choice of delicious Tex-Mex or traditional fare. The fajita options are aplenty with beef skirt steak, woodfire-grilled quail, and bacon-wrapped diablo shrimp as a few of the choices.


Looking to step outside the box? Hugo’s offers a unique take on traditional options including squash soup and duck carnitas. The truly adventurous can opt to try their crispy fried grasshoppers. Make it a point at least once to visit for the Sunday brunch. With creative cocktails, all your Mexican dish favorites, and an all-you-can-eat option, it’s a great way to finish off the weekend.

Tacos Tierra Caliente

You can’t dismiss the food trucks either. There are more options than we can name. You definitely don’t want to skip Tacos Tierra Caliente. They, of course, serve rave-worthy tacos you’ll want to eat again and again. There are also nachos, enchiladas, fajitas, and quesadillas, as well as vegetarian options too. Planning a visit? Don’t forget to bring your cash; no debit or credit cards are accepted.


Want a more upscale option? Then you should visit Picos. Their state-of-the-art menu combines traditional Mexican cooking techniques with contemporary culinary concepts for a truly unique experience. Be sure to check out some of the more popular dishes including the Calamares a la Mexicana, Chiles en Nogada Tradicionales, and the Huachinango Tikin Xik (a red snapper filet charbroiled on banana leaves). Complement your meal with one of their many delicious cocktails, including Picos’ exclusive barrel collection margaritas.

These are just a few of the best Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants. Houston is home to see of the most authentic – and delicious – flavors you can find. However, be sure to check out these options. After all, it’s hard to argue with a truly good meal.