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Teala’s, 3210 W. Dallas, Houston

By August 1994Comments

As the orange is to America, so the mango is to Mexico. Thus it is fitting, if not inevitable, that mango margaritas have become a summertime staple at Teala’s in Houston (3210 W. Dallas), a Mexican restaurant with a Thai twist. Bangkok-born owner Teal Anomaiprasert got the idea while on a culinary reconnaissance trip to the Yucatán, where she discovered that Mexican and Thai cooking have more than a little in common: “Both countries use lots of fresh lime, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and hot, hot peppers.” And, of course, mangoes. Teala’s tomatoey salsa and pico de gallo-spiked black bean dip are lively complements to the cooling cocktails.

Recipes from Teala’s, Houston
Black Bean Dip
Mango Margaritas

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