The name is terrible, the noodles are great.
Traditional Thai from a family-run kitchen.
Warm hospitality and authentic Mexican in Deep Ellum.
A plethora of proteins, killer toppings, and a lively bar make this neighborhood spot very popular.
A hole-in-the-wall serving authentic New York–style pizza.
Wonderful bistro fare on the square.
Barbecue and cocktails in a Hill Country setting.
And so it is.
Noodles galore from a black-and-red boxcar.
The menu is vast, and the flavors are tantalizing.
Located near UTEP, this is a good bet for a pre-game or pre-concert dinner.
Charming, family-run spot for pizza and pasta and everything in between.
So serious about beef they have their own cattle brand.
Locals love Ziziki's for the Sinatra tunes, friendly staff, and some of the best Greek food in Dallas.
This neighborhood favorite has a fine patio, house-made pastas, and steaks big enough to share.
Leo and his gracious staff serve up Asian fusion to a loyal following.
Enjoy a Texas ranch–inspired menu on a tree-shaded patio in East Austin.
Porchetta, chicken, and real-deal Southern sides.
Scalisi’s brings Chicago-style Italian to Pharr.
Roving peacocks and delicious barbecue in a lovely setting.
Mockingbird's John Sheely has resurfaced at this easygoing eatery.
Sure to be a favorite for satisfying Italian at Plano's Legacy West.
This Canadian chain has an all-American menu.
You know what to expect here—and live jazz too!
Expect superb pizzas and sandwiches.
Tex-Mex on the Strand.
This Austinite gets an enthusiastic Aggie welcome.
Noisy punk-rock style meets an edgy, flavor-packed menu.
The noise level’s high, the Mexican food tops at Avila’s.
An under-the-radar gem near White Rock Lake.
Children and adults alike love the party-barn atmosphere, not to mention burgers that are much better than average.
Fill up on upscale comfort food.
An Alamo Heights stalwart for light meals and cocktails.
Expect tasty Italian food from a Calabria-born chef at this longtime El Paso favorite.
Healthy food served fast-food style.
Thin-crust pizzas and other wood-fired goodies are on offer at this historic building in downtown Plano.
Lunch at Neiman Marcus is a time-honored tradition.
There's a lot more here than just great coffee.
Dallas's (Hare Krishna) temple to gourmet vegetarian cuisine.
Szechuan flavors are bold at Los Angeles import Chengdu Taste.
“Not fancy, just good” is the motto at the Vermillion.
What really draws people seems to be the pastries: huge cinnamon rolls and other goodies that look as though they would need giant hands to make. Fluffy house-made biscuits play host to white sausage gravy while thick, wonderful slices of buttered multigrain bread sidle up to egg dishes. Laid-back customers…
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…
Fall weather is perfect for barbecue at Micklethwait’s outdoor venue.
With a plethora of sushi restaurants in this college town, it’s hard to stand out. But 40 Tempura has managed to do just that. Located in a shopping center that was once a restaurant graveyard, this “outskirts area” eatery is now anything but. Soft music and subdued lighting make for…
The bright murals on the walls depict a fiesta, but don’t think El Callejón—this is the second location—is your typical border Tex-Mex joint. The owners are from the Mexican coastal state of Veracruz, and they know that region’s lusty cuisine. We shared the Molcajete Milagroso, a sizzling hot molcajete (stone…
Thumbs up for the incredibly moist charcoal-grilled local fowl (ours was seasoned in achiote and citrus). Double thumbs up for the fabulous homemade corn tortillas and the spicy salsas (tomato-serrano and jalapeño-garlic). We also love the whole jalapeño roasted in soy sauce (shades of South Texas). And be sure to…
Rare is the visit to this cheery hangout that we can get past the bowls of creamy queso, fresh guacamole, and salty, paper-thin chips. But we’re learning to offset that indulgence with new and welcome salad options. Owner-chef Sarah Castillo now turns each specialty taco on the menu into a…
Just east of I-35, this two-sided space can take you from coffee to cocktails and back again. The hipster quotient is high, but that’s to be expected, as this funky eatery is attached to a stylish youth hostel. Elaborate woodwork and brick and rock walls set a rustic stage for the…
Bright and airy, this place delights diners with large painted murals, a spacious interior, and a traditional brick oven topped with a copper chimney. Counter service allows you to build your pie while perusing the fresh ingredients on display. A friendly staff delivers orders quickly on plates, glasses, and silverware…