Strong cocktails and oysters on the half shell in Deep Ellum.
The patio is as alluring as the crepes.
A kick-back vibe and casual comfort food.
Largely on-point Cajun food from a Colorado chain.
A family-run spot offering classic Filipino dishes.
Traditional Nigerian food in a warm, contemporary setting.
A gem of a pizza joint in Richardson.
Tacos, sandwiches, rotisserie chickens and more in a colorful alfresco setting.
Tailored for the Warehouse District, the tacos and libations at splashy Chispas are over the top.
This old favorite serves up authentic, made-from-scratch Italian.
One need not cross the Louisiana line to enjoy authentic Cajun food.
Eclectic and upscale go hand in hand in a laid-back corner bar.
Fresh, delicious, and unquestionably authentic.
A mostly Mexican menu is dedicated to the endless virtues of breakfast and brunch.
Friendly staff, fresh ingredients, and careful preparation mark this Houston favorite.
Comfortable pizza parlor in a venerable El Paso neighborhood.
There's a lot of good barbecue in College Station, but 1775 is one of the best.
Neighborly Beacon Hill spot with fresh, mostly Italian fare.
Creative sushi rolls with West Texas flair.
Southern Indian bites, breads, and tiffins.
Excellent barbecue and Mexican staples from a mom-and-pop operation.
This Cultural District brewery serves pub food with panache.
This Deep Ellum hand roll bar has folks lining up.
Cocktails, a coffee bar, and a wide-ranging menu draw crowds to this Fox Restaurant concept near downtown.
A new location for a Dallas diner famous for its crispy fried chicken.
The cow skulls nod to old Texas, but the menu leans all-American at this lower Greenville spot.
A tiki bar vibe and a playfully eclectic menu.
A standout in the Lubbock cue scene, offering smoked favorites on the move.
Country cooking and fresh seafood on the Seawall.
A cheerful Mexican spot deep in the heart of Montrose.
Come for the food (and endless mimosa), stay for the people watching.
Once you stop in for a ribeye or fried catfish, you’ll never again sail past this small town.
Fresh, fragrant Vietnamese cuisine in Olmos Park.
Wine and cheese, coffee and baguettes, cakes and conversation in downtown Alpine.
An atmosphere with bygone-era charm that complements the thoughtful American fare.
The secret ingredient is love at this thriving Italian spot.
A tight menu of pho and banh mi at a stylishly wabi-sabi spot on St. Mary’s Strip.
From banana-leaf tamales to cochinita pibil, the dishes here will take you all over Mexico.
From the team behind Benjy’s comes this boisterous, modern all-day diner near Memorial Park.
Open late most nights, this lively newcomer is a fine place to hang out.
Smoked meat and house-made cobblers two blocks from the beach.
Fresh seafood and spectacular views.
Ample supplies of old-school south-of-the-border flavors satisfy in a no-frills setting.
Small plates and noodles are hits at this tiny East Dallas spot.
Chicken and waffles cooked just right.
Clean eating feels frivolous at this cafe for eaters of all persuasions.
With a Jalisco-influenced menu, José feels like a splashy Mexican resort airlifted to North Dallas.
Where the chilaquiles stand tall . . . and crisp.
A stylish all-day kitchen from Liz and Lou Lambert.
An unassuming spot for great Peruvian food.