Aside from its many cultural attractions, Aguascalientes is known for dishes like birria de borrego, bolillo con crema, and lechon tacos.
Last week, the thirty-six Big Tex Choice Award semi-finalists were announced, and we take a closer look at some of the mostly fried and sometimes alarming selections.
Olmos Bbq, in Fort Worth, offers traditional brisket, sausage, and ribs, but pitmaster-taquero John Paul Govea knows it’s “the tacos that hit.”
Hurtado Barbecue, an Arlington favorite, is now open at Globe Life Field, serving giant beef ribs and birria tacos just in time for opening day.
Tacos y Chelas may be surrounded by pricey restaurants, but the humble space has tacos al pastor and birria tacos that won’t break the bank.
This classic comfort food is made heartier and more exciting when stuffed with rich barbacoa and spicy birria, as it is at many restaurants across Texas.
Taqueria Mi Rancho serves posito, tacos al pastor, and birria, and is located on the co-owner's ranch, bringing a sense of comida casera to the restaurant.
The Instagram-famous tacos are major moneymakers for the restaurants that sell them. But being popular doesn’t always mean being good.
And that’s just the beginning of the fun menu items at this Mission joint. Next up: choriqueso smoked burgers and made-to-order Micheladas.
After opening a year ago, the restaurant, which serves birria tacos and more, is already looking to expand to serve its growing customer base.
JQ's Tex-Mex Barbecue helped put the smoked brisket birria taco on the map, but it's worth the drive to Houston for any item on the menu.
This Rio Grande City smoke shack has barbecue in its name, but its Mexican dishes really shine.
A historic road outside El Paso teems with under-the-radar taco stops.
Owner-pitmaster Arnulfo “Trey” Sánchez III uses the weeknight to experiment and express Mexican and Tejano history.
As the birria boom sweeps the state, these three versions—all served with the customary consommé for dipping—stand out from the rest.
Plus: heart-shaped taco boxes for Valentine’s Day, breakfast tacos with grits, and a new Topo Chico flavor.
You might have to wait an hour to try this hearty, comforting broth, but it's worth it.
Plus: mapping Houston's best tamales and resurrecting old favorites from Taco Bell.
Plus, we raise our eyebrows at Ina Garten's enchilada recipe.
Plus: a cheesy dish that's half pizza, half quesadilla.
Don't miss the brisket birria taco at this trailer, which sets up on Saturdays at a brewery in Grapevine.
This taco is so beloved that it was part of a thorny trademark dispute.
A Grand Prairie beer barn makes sweet and gamey lamb tacos to go.
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.
This Houston-area pop-up is adding a Tejano twist to a Mexican preparation trending on the West Coast.