Stellar Tex-Mex and the friendliest staff around.
We walked in with a preconceived notion of what the interiors of most Tex-Mex restaurants look like. What a pleasant surprise was this large room, with its sophisticated art and subdued colors. For an appetizer, we landed on the Mini Changas, four small shredded-beef chimichangas with queso; we were a…
The staff is indeed welcoming at this staple of the Fort’s restaurants, but on our last visit we had a weird experience with the aptly named Austin Plate. We began drooling when we spied a chile relleno, large, golden, and inviting, and a chalupa—a tad small, though brimming with seasoned…
Hopping new site draws crowds for hefty Tex-Mex fare.
There are many Mexican choices in the area, but this is the place we keep coming back to. It certainly isn’t the plain decor or springy-bottom booths. It’s the queso and guacamole that taste like they were just made, and the tried-and-true Tex-Mex staples like tacos and enchiladas. Every now…
Start your day in Big Bend with a tasty Tex-Mex breakfast.
Your favorite Tex-Mex and a few interior Mexican dishes too.
Tex-Mex migrates east along Highway 90 and shines with amazing salsa.
With their newest location, the Laurenzo family comes full circle, returning to the East End, next door to the original Ninfa’s. The solid Tex-Mex menu and cantina interiors are the same, as are the potent margaritas and addictive green sauce—we’ve made many a meal out of just that—but the nostalgia…
What to do when everything looks so good? Our solution is to order an appetizer platter, which gave smaller tastes of everything we happen to like: cheese quesadillas studded with colorful peppers, beef and chicken nachos with yellow cheese on crisp chips, a mini brisket chimichanga, and two small crunchy…
Herradurras stands out in an area lousy with Tex-Mex restaurants.
A stylish all-day kitchen from Liz and Lou Lambert.
The self-proclaimed "cutest restaurant in Balmorhea" serves delightful Tex-Mex.
Since La Playa calls their McAllen outpost a “Fajita Grill,” that’s just what we turned to on a menu packed with Tex-Mex favorites. Our ears perked up when we heard our lunch come sizzling toward us, and our eyes got their fill of seared beef over grilled peppers and onions…
Breakfast and lunch, with killer tortillas, in the Davis Mountains.
With lots of big tables for families and various other crews, this is a great, down-to-earth place, often crowded with folks who seem to know the menu by heart. We ordered the special, a grilled-chicken sandwich with Monterey Jack cheese and roasted green chiles; the slight sweetness of the bun…
The Port Isabel legend is now teeing up tacos and more at the SPI Golf Club.
Come for the margaritas, stay for the comida.
Your family will love the Tex-Mex this family dishes out.
Iconic hole-in-the-wall serving classic Mexican dishes made from old family recipes.
The town whose main claim to fame is its vigilant Border Patrol checkpoint also has this surprisingly good cafe on a street paralleling Interstate 10. The somewhat tattered menu is as casually bilingual as the clientele. The painting of a bowl of caldo de res on the front of the…
Elevated Tex-Mex from Omar Flores in Preston Center.
Tex-Mex doesn’t get any better in this mountain village.
It’s like dining in a vaulted cave here, one where the list of tequilas is most impressive and the food is consistently good. We have a thing for the enchiladas, so an order of the Enchiladas Banderas—chicken with sour cream, beef with ranchera, and cheese with tomatillo—is a must. Beware…
Upscale Tex-Mex in a chic and bustling space in the Heights.
Like a taco stand that's been teleported across the Rio Grande.
Tex-Mex on the Strand.
The Original Ninfa’s now has an outpost in glossy Uptown.
“Not fancy, just good” is the motto at the Vermillion.
Neighborhood Tex-Mex in the heart of King William.
Hunt this place down and join the cops and road warriors for skillet breakfasts and tacos.