The Mexican, a fancy new restaurant in Dallas, aims for authenticity but isn’t using proper masa.
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.
After breaking off from Mariachi's Dine-In, taquero Angel Fuentes puts a more personal spin on his tacos and pozoles.
While enchiladas are the specialty at Tortilleria La Potosina, the tacos also benefit from the fresh, handmade nixtamalized tortillas.
Run by a third-generation tortilla-maker, Tortilleria Terrell also offers tacos, tamales, gorditas, and enchiladas.
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.
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.
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.
The Dallas Viet-Mex joint serves up one-of-a-kind delights, from boba horchata to a burrito stuffed with pho fixings.
Don’t miss the Hummus a la Mexicana.
The tacos at Naco’s Mexican Eatery are some of the best I've tried this year—and they’re refreshingly simple.
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.
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.
Some of Torres Mochas’ best dishes aren’t listed on the menu.
This smoky, comforting taco recalls the chef’s youth as a migrant farmworker in South Texas.
This taco is so beloved that it was part of a thorny trademark dispute.
Classics such as papas con huevos and migas are litmus tests for breakfast taco spots, and this San Antonio shop nails the exam.
This weekends-only Arlington barbecue trailer is a taco joint in disguise.
At this San Antonio taco trailer, everything is better with cheese.
This new Mexican restaurant in Midland is bringing a classic taco to burrito-happy West Texas.
Among the Brownsville taqueria's impressive array of tacos is one using tender beef from a trompo.
The lucha-libre-themed Dallas taqueria offers Guadalajaran-style dishes and specialties.
A Mexican ice cream parlor in Houston is making one of the freshest dessert tacos in Texas.
A different sort of Texas Trinity makes for an exceptional taco at this Tomball joint.
Don’t expect waffles, bacon, or even eggs at this Dallas taqueria’s take on a Sunday favorite.
The gas station taqueria in Fort Worth offers impressive vegan options, including this standout taco built around a fried banana blossom.
The family-owned Weslaco restaurant pays homage to the owners' Mexican hometown with this delicious meat-filled sandwich.
This Austin taco shop proves that a great taco takes time.
This Houston-area pop-up is adding a Tejano twist to a Mexican preparation trending on the West Coast.
The migas taco might be all the rage, but this open-face tortilla delight is the secret star of the North Austin location.
The expert beef preparation was a nice surprise at this Breckenridge breakfast-and-lunch spot.
A Waxahachie institution serves a great version of the South Texas specialty.
An Austin bar and record shop is cranking out wonderful additions to the city’s tortilla scene.
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.
The fried treat scarcely found outside San Antonio isn’t officially on the menu, but it’s worth inquiring about.
Zavala’s Barbecue’s weekday morning alter ego makes a signature taco even better than the joint’s original.