There's a taste of everything in this city, from upscale Mexican cuisine to trucks specializing in globally inspired delights.
The McAllen restaurant features tacos stuffed with bulgogi, kimchi, choriqueso, and more, and it’s dedicated to giving back to its community.
And its young owner, Ana Liz Pulido, is not to be underestimated. After losing her supplier of nixtamalized-corn tortillas, she learned to make her own.
After opening a year ago, the restaurant, which serves birria tacos and more, is already looking to expand to serve its growing customer base.
With its exceptional tacos tapatios, tacos norteños, and boxes loaded with 15 tacos, there's not another place like it in town.
Located behind a coffee shop, this RGV trailer serves massive tacos overflowing with brisket and other hearty meats and toppings.
Where to find the region's specialties, from mammoth breakfast tacos to old-school barbacoa.
The vibes these restaurants cultivate, from the “South Texas diner” to the “Tex-Mex palace,” say as much about them as the food does.
After a death threat on a U.S. official halted the importation of Mexican avocados this week, restaurants and grocers remain optimistic.
After breaking off from Mariachi's Dine-In, taquero Angel Fuentes puts a more personal spin on his tacos and pozoles.
With inflation and supply issues plaguing the state’s taquerias and Mexican restaurants, they’re counting on loyal customers to see them through.
While enchiladas are the specialty at Tortilleria La Potosina, the tacos also benefit from the fresh, handmade nixtamalized tortillas.
These taquerias, trucks, and restaurants show why this region is one of the best in the state for tacos.
From a word-of-mouth backyard pop-up to a nationally lauded brick-and-mortar, the Oak Cliff location of Trompo was a spot like no other. Now it’s gone.
Run by a third-generation tortilla-maker, Tortilleria Terrell also offers tacos, tamales, gorditas, and enchiladas.
A prickly pear cookie, a revelatory bowl of birria ramen, and twelve other extraordinary things our taco editor tasted this year.
Don’t miss the horchata cold brew.
At Trill Foods, Nick Belloni is making some of the city’s most creative dishes.
Stunts aside, Taqueria Los Angeles makes some of the best burritos in North Texas.
Don’t worry: there’s not actually taco meat brewed in.
Texas chefs are putting a fresh spin on the dish, which often comes loaded with toppings—or even lit on fire.
This might be the biggest taco trend since birria de res.
Just don’t say it’s “elevating” Mexican food.
The founders of Los Danzantes ATX bring the same vitality to their food and their dancing.
The El Paso taqueria offers fresh tortillas, creative fillings, and fiery salsas that nod to Dragon Ball fandom.
While figuring out how to eat one might seem daunting, it's well worth the effort.
The chef's special tacos—think lobster tail draped with mole verde and maitake mushrooms topped with burrata and pickled peppers—make José on Lovers a must-visit.
In Laredo, Chopchop offers a tasty Tejano take on the Thai dessert.
The thirty-year-old South Texas joint serves lessons in flavor and living.
This Rio Grande City smoke shack has barbecue in its name, but its Mexican dishes really shine.
A historic road outside El Paso teems with under-the-radar taco stops.
The iconic dish takes myriad forms, including a sixteen-foot giant (available across Texas) and a tamale sandwich.
At this old-school spot, you could get your dusty pickup washed while munching on a taco or an omelet.
The Dallas Viet-Mex joint serves up one-of-a-kind delights, from boba horchata to a burrito stuffed with pho fixings.
A Texas Monthly investigation.
From dousing a fire to fund-raising for a chef's medical bills and hosting pop-ups, this group is changing the city's competitive dining culture.
Don’t miss the Hummus a la Mexicana.
The Lone Star State and Kansas share a long, rich taco tradition. We ate our way through KC and picked five of our favorites.
The tacos at Naco’s Mexican Eatery are some of the best I've tried this year—and they’re refreshingly simple.
Venture beyond the yellow cheese.
Plus: Tacodeli is opening a “cousin restaurant” in West Austin, and Filipino tacos are trending.
Surprising dishes—bulgogi trompo tacos, anyone?—fill the menu at La Fonda de Jaime 2.0.
The next time you hear a California transplant claim that there’s no good Mexican food in Texas, send them to Valerie’s Taco Stand.
Plus, Rusty Taco expands to San Antonio and Mother's Day specials abound.
This niche of the food industry is still male dominated, but women have always done the real work behind the scenes.
Plus: a Houston traveler tries to smuggle drugs in a taco, iguana tacos come to El Paso, and French tacos are trés chic.
This Dallas food trailer is still finding its footing, but it’s mastered the huarache—a sandal-shaped masa dough piled high with a range of delicious toppings.
El Perrito celebrates the flavors of Texas’s oft-forgotten westernmost city.
These breakfast cousins are often mistaken for each other. But they have some fundamental (and delectable) differences.
Plus: Pickle margaritas, concha burgers, and a few lines of taco poetry.