Articles by José R. Ralat
Apr 9, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
There’s plenty of Mexican-flavored Texas food content to stream online while you’re sheltering at home.
Apr 7, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
The popular pop-up is now serving steamed tacos at one of its brewery stops.
Mar 26, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re kicking off our inaugural biweekly roundup of taco and Mexican food news a tad bit differently than we would otherwise. Instead, we’re taking a cue from our long-running BBQ News Roundup. So first, some good news. El Bueno Our How to…
Mar 24, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
This new Mexican restaurant in Midland is bringing a classic taco to burrito-happy West Texas.
Mar 19, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
Show your local joints some taco love during this crisis. They need it.
Mar 17, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
Among the Brownsville taqueria's impressive array of tacos is one using tender beef from a trompo.
Mar 10, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
The lucha-libre-themed Dallas taqueria offers Guadalajaran-style dishes and specialties.
Mar 5, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
In Austin, a scaled-down SXSW could hit eateries hard; in Houston, Asian restaurants have seen a huge decline.
Mar 3, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
A Mexican ice cream parlor in Houston is making one of the freshest dessert tacos in Texas.
Feb 25, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
A different sort of Texas Trinity makes for an exceptional taco at this Tomball joint.
Feb 18, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
Don’t expect waffles, bacon, or even eggs at this Dallas taqueria’s take on a Sunday favorite.
Feb 18, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
The gas station taqueria in Fort Worth offers impressive vegan options, including this standout taco built around a fried banana blossom.
Feb 12, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
The family-owned Weslaco restaurant pays homage to the owners' Mexican hometown with this delicious meat-filled sandwich.
Feb 11, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
This Austin taco shop proves that a great taco takes time.
Feb 4, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
This Houston-area pop-up is adding a Tejano twist to a Mexican preparation trending on the West Coast.
Jan 29, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
Nopales, cocoa powder, squid ink, and beets are just some of the ingredients that can bring a new dimension to tortillas.
Jan 28, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
This eatery, in the Texas Panhandle town of Childress, does fried tacos right.
Jan 21, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
At this Rio Grande Valley taqueria, starting with dessert might be the best way to kick off a meal of creative tacos.
Jan 16, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
The San Antonio outpost of a beloved Michoacán restaurant serves pork exactly like what you’ll find at the original in Mexico.
Jan 14, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
At this mainstay, a flaky flour tortilla is the foundation of a smoked brisket breakfast taco—or, rather, a mariachi—that's one of the best in the state.
Jan 8, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
After a national spotlight was cast on Emilia Flores’s coat donation program, an expletive-drenched letter arrives at her taqueria.
Jan 3, 2020 — By José R. Ralat
Jorge Rojo, chef-owner of Ro-Ho Pork & Bread in San Antonio, left the practice of law behind for the crusty exterior and cushion-soft interior of the birote sourdough bread typical of his hometown, Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The 46-year-old’s early study in baking was of the practical,…
Dec 27, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
The migas taco might be all the rage, but this open-face tortilla delight is the secret star of the North Austin location.
Dec 24, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
The expert beef preparation was a nice surprise at this Breckenridge breakfast-and-lunch spot.
Dec 17, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
A Waxahachie institution serves a great version of the South Texas specialty.
Dec 10, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
An Austin bar and record shop is cranking out wonderful additions to the city’s tortilla scene.
Dec 9, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
The recently opened Tex-Mex restaurant from chef Omar Flores has a few surprises among the classic offerings. One in particular is a must-try.
Dec 4, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
A tradition of the indigenous Otomí people of Mexico is growing in popularity north of the border.
Dec 3, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
The fried treat scarcely found outside San Antonio isn’t officially on the menu, but it’s worth inquiring about.
Dec 2, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
The El Paso native and celebrity chef is coming home in support of his new memoir, ‘Where I Come From.’
Nov 26, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
Zavala’s Barbecue’s weekday morning alter ego makes a signature taco even better than the joint’s original.
Nov 19, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
The tortillas de harina at this Brownsville restaurant are amazing, but just one is more than enough.
Nov 12, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
At his weekly pop-up in Houston, Eddie Ortiz serves tender brisket wrapped in a shell of griddled cheese.
Nov 6, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
As Roberto Espinosa and Eric Wilkerson mark the Austin institution's milestone anniversary this week, they look back on how it all began.
Nov 5, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
If ever an island paradise were represented in a single dish, this taqueria special might be it.
Oct 18, 2019 — By José R. Ralat
Purists, be prepared to have your minds changed by the Fort Worth pizzeria.
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