A few days ago I ordered Tex-Mex for curbside pick-up, and oh goodness was it worth it. The melty, indulgent enchiladas ... the soul-warming re-fried beans ... and thank goodness for queso and homemade tortilla chips. This is comfort food at its finest.
If you also need a little comfort during this trying time, we've put together a list of Tex-Mex spots offering take-out and curbside pick-up. While this is by no means a complete list, it's a great start:
The Pit Room is selling grub from sister restaurant Candente. You can get a pound of mixed beef and chicken fajitas with fixins', chips and queso, and taco dinners (beef fajita, birria de res, chicken fajita, carnitas, ground beef).
The friendly Montrose restaurant moved last week to 4707 Irvington Blvd. in Near Northside, and it's already running with the same menu (with a couple exceptions) available for daily pick-up from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Its affordable taco, enchilada, and combination plates are all here, along with chuletas rancheras and T-bone steak. Breakfast plates are also available.
The Westheimer standby is offering its full menus for curbside pick-up and delivery within a five-mile radius of the restaurant. That means all its items, with Felix's queso, are available. Also, you can get family packs, like a $52 enchilada dinner (a dozen enchiladas included with rice, beans, salsa, and chips) or a dozen tacos for $48.
When you need that fajita, El Tiempo is around. The Market and Cantina on Washington is still open, as are El Tiempo Cantinas on Navigation, Westheimer, in The Woodlands, and in Webster. In fact, you can get a fajita party pack (beef, chicken, ahi tuna, or mixed proteins), which includes fixins', salsas, chips, and a Mexican cookie, starting at $19.99 per person. Bulk fajitas start at $32.99 per pound, and bulk enchiladas start at $23.99 per half-dozen.
After being closed for two weeks, Heights favorite Superica is back. Restaurateur Ford Fry's Tex-Mex hang has rolled out a simplified yet still very deep menu of favorites, including tampiquena and the El Lopez (two cheese enchiladas, crispy beef taco, guacamole taco, rice, and two-times the beans). Family meals, like $40 enchilada plates serving up to four, are available, as well as kids' offerings and margarita kits.
(Many Tex-Mex restaurants are selling margaritas by the gallon and quart, which is illegal per the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission and could get you in trouble on the road; legal margarita kits separate all ingredients, meaning you mix at home.)
The popular neighborhood spot over on the edge of the Heights has simplified its menu for curbside pick-up and free delivery within a five-mile radius. Most enchiladas (expect seafood) are available, along with a couple combos, fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, and the burrito especial.