Aside from its many cultural attractions, Aguascalientes is known for dishes like birria de borrego, bolillo con crema, and lechon tacos.
Two-year-old El Charlatan in El Paso was a James Beard semifinalist and one of the best restaurants in the state, according to our taco editor. But that didn’t stop it from falling to the typical foibles of new restaurants.
This Tex-Mex wonderland of a city has some of the best taquerias in the state.
The beginnings of Kingwood Taco Shop in Houston were a matter of divine timing, and, years later, the taqueria’s guisado tacos still taste heavenly.
Don’t take aguachile’s lightness for weakness. The spicy dish packs a punch.
Even Wemby stopped by Tacos al Carbón Cabrón for its carne asada tacos. But the restaurant offers so much more than the typical Alamo City fare.
Or, really, any tattoos relating to the Mexican culinary experience. Now that I’ve gotten inked eleven times in nine months, I’m wondering why this form of self-expression is calling to me.
You can thank an internationally famous soda brand and psychology for the classic red-and-white design of your favorite taco spots.
Tacos Vitali, which has two locations in the Alamo City, is the talk of the town, but it didn’t live up to the hype on my multiple visits.
The border city has its share of troubles, but it also has a fascinating taco history that includes “mariachis” and the original barbecued brisket taco.
Dayatra Myers runs Fish Company Taco in Galveston, where the menu items rotate based on the availability of the fish, which leads to fresh and creative options.
When working from a recipe, home cooks should have more guidance than just flour or corn. There’s a whole world of tortillas that matter.
After Japanese laborers emigrated to Mexico in the nineteenth century, a culinary merger eventually resulted in nori stuffed with carne asada.
Order tacos árabes, cemitas, and chiles en nogada in this central Mexico city. Hurry for the last dish: You have two weeks before it goes out of season.
Whether it’s creamy horchata or cooling cucumber, the various flavors of this sweet, refreshing drink act as potable air-conditioning.
The baffling ranking published by a real estate company has dubious data-gathering methods and eyebrow-raising results, with Austin as number one.
Offering aguas frescas, picadas, full plates, and conchas, Veracruz Fonda, in Austin, is what the brand should’ve been all along.
You’ve likely seen videos of the Big Mac–taco hybrid on social media, but the dish isn’t a newfangled fad—it has roots going back to the early 1900s.
How to weave your way through this magical Mexican destination.
Order the gaonera (ribeye) taco or the cochinita pibil taco—just don’t linger too long at busy McAllen restaurant Tacos El Andaluz.
Neza York Con Todo, near south Oak Cliff, offers many Mexico City specialties, such as suadero cooked in a choricera and steamed cow head.
It’s small-town Texas’s go-to convenience store snack. Texas Monthly’s taco editor finally gives it a go.
Ruben Carrasco Jr. serves Indian- and Korean-inspired tacos at his popular Midland spot Pachuco's, which he credits to an old PBS show and his little brother's adventurous nature.
Frankfurter season is here and what better way to indulge than with Mexican regional variations on the dish, which are often wrapped in bacon and topped with carne asada.
Luis Lara of Proyecto Humo has often felt like his ideas were too big for Laredo, but they’re exactly what the city needs.
While the term is most commonly translated as ”stew,” it's not wholly accurate. Guisados are more of a feeling of warmth and family.
Sew Bonita owner Elena Flores curates her store with makers from across Texas and beyond.
Yes, there are excellent tacos in New York City, and you don’t even have to search hard to find ’em. Here are a dozen spots to try.
At El Tiger Taqueria, in El Paso, Jorge Ortiz offers his take on border food, which includes suadero flautas topped with bonito flakes and seaweed.
Jennifer Scharen and her family serve marvelous versions of the Native American dish at their Pittsburg trailer in honor of her late husband.
Olmos Bbq, in Fort Worth, offers traditional brisket, sausage, and ribs, but pitmaster-taquero John Paul Govea knows it’s “the tacos that hit.”
San Taco specializes in the comforting stews and braises, offering them on plates or by the pound alongside fresh tortillas.
Alfonso’s Breakfast Burritos in Duncanville, just outside Dallas, is already a local hit with comforting guisados wrapped in freshly made flour tortillas.
The women of Rosa's Kitchen have faced difficulty on the road to making their breakfast taco spot a success, but the challenges just make them work harder for their community.
Christopher Krinsky—a 24-year-old who grew up in the U.S. and Mexico and worked in Japanese restaurants—combines his influences in his Austin ramen counter.
Jiménez Tortilleria y Taqueria in Lubbock separates itself from the local pack by offering tacos filled with guisados and topped with fried eggs.
A new trailer reveals that the Mexican American superhero will live in a fictional city, breaking with canon. Comic book fans are not happy.
Whether using lamb, beef, or goat, the cooking method of barbacoa is rooted in pre-Hispanic traditions and set the scene for smoking meat as we know it stateside.
Berlin’s Taqueria El Oso honors Mexican cuisine with its suadero and tripas tacos, and, luckily, it’s just one of the continent’s stellar taco joints.
Sure, the restaurant chain was founded in Dallas and is currently headquartered there—but the concept also embraces the Dallas identity.
Taco Shop in El Paso has featured kangaroo, turtle, and alligator on its menu. While some are turned off by the game, many more customers line up to try them.
Houston-based Black Girl Tamales' offerings include steamed masa filled with collard greens, oxtail, dirty rice, and shrimp.
A local restauranteur created the dish to honor Carter's election, and it was just one instance of the importance of Mexican food in the former president's public life.
According to recent data, the youth love the commodity corn flour that's been around since 1949. But there are other options to explore.
La Cocinita’s Evin Garcia invokes tastes of southern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula in his McAllen eatery while also serving his community.
Where to find the region's specialties, from mammoth breakfast tacos to old-school barbacoa.
Invented by grandmas and popularized by drive-ins, the cheese-filled, tortilla-wrapped frank is a nostalgic treat that's disappearing from menus.
The AI-powered chatbot has been making headlines recently, so we hit it with our hardest taco-related questions to test its mettle.
National Book Award finalist Domingo Martinez was optimistic about Musk and SpaceX in 2016. Now, he says, “it feels like we sold our souls.”