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Cachete, Gerardo’s Drive-in Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 5 Price: $2 One of the more curious culinary pageants in Houston happens every Thursday morning, when giant bins
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Taco al Pastor a la Tuma, Urban Taco Type: Specialty Rating: 5 Price: $4.50 Markus Pineyro opened the first Urban Taco in the Mockingbird Station retail
Carne Guisada, Southside Barbacoa Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $2.49 On Saturdays, the carne guisada tacos, filled with cubed beef in a rich and spicy chile
Potato and Egg, H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop Type: Breakfast Rating: 5 Price: $4.99/plate Put aside the fact that H&H is a half-century-old restaurant/car wash
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Barbacoa, Garpez Authentic Mexican Food Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $2.50 At first glance, you’d think the main attraction of this Shell station is the shaved-ice
Lengua, La Posada Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.75 Price: $2.80 La Posada is hidden between a liquor store and an insurance agency—blink and you’ll miss it. But
Carne Asada, Cancún Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $8.59/plate Somehow mini-tacos make you feel as if you haven’t blown your diet. Cradled in double corn tortillas,
Chilaquiles, Anita’s Cafe Type: Breakfast Rating: 4.25 Price: $1.79 Watching the tortilla lady at work in this little place, with its cheery rooster-themed decor, you feel like a guest in someone’s home. Best of a good lot:
Brisket, Mi Cocula Mexican Grill Type: Modern American Rating: 4.5 Price: $12/plate At this hidden shopping-center gem, tender shreds of smoked beef mingle with grilled onion
Pork, Mercadito y Taqueria Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.5 Price: $2.29 The cheery, bare-bones joint won’t win awards for decor—it’s a grocery store—but it’s a favorite
Avocado Puffy Taco, Ray’s Drive Inn Type: Puffy Rating: 5 Price: $2.15 Flour or corn? Red or green salsa? Ray’s or Henry’s? It’s questions like these—especially
Al Pastor, Taqueria Guadalajara Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.25 Price: $2 At this American Graffiti–meets–Mexico joint, the baskets of cinnamon-and-achiote-spiked tacos al pastor are even better with a dash of chile de árbol salsa. (Your order is delivered carside
Al Pastor, El Tejavan Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.75 Price: $8.99/platter Here in cattle country, it’s beef—not pork—that’s cooked al pastor. The well-marinated steak is elevated by simple cilantro, onions, and freshly made corn tortillas; there’s also chunky
Papas con Huevo, Fonda Don Martin Type: Breakfast Rating: 4 Price: $2.49 Grab morning by