Hidden Gems

Houston's Homegrown Mexican Candies Mix Spicy and Sweet

Pica Queen, Tijuas Candies, and Chingona Picosita Candies infuse their snack mixes and sauces with tongue-tantalizing flavors of their Mexican heritage.

07/15/2022 By Geneva Diaz

¡OLÉ!

15 Places to Get Authentic Mexican Food in Houston

Although Texas is famously the birthplace of Tex-Mex, and Houston lays claim to the fajita, there's so much more south-of-the-border cuisine to discover.

06/07/2022 By Shelby Stewart and Alexia Partouche

LATIN UNITY

The 9th Annual Houston Latin Fest Returns to Midtown Park

Enjoy a rich Latin experience with live music, local vendors, tasty bites and more.

04/18/2022 By Geneva Diaz

Culture

How Día de Aztlan Gets Celebrated in Houston's Moody Park

A yearly event at Moody Park in the Northside features Aztec dancing and music.

02/11/2022 Photography by Patrick Alcala

Photo Essay

Meet Bo Bundy, the Houston Rapper Behind the Viral Hit 'Mi Barrio'

He's popularizing a new form of slowed-down rap music, often sung in Spanish.

01/27/2022 Photography by Marco Torres By Marco Torres

Feliz Navidad

Where To Order Last-Minute Holiday Tamales In Houston

From classic spots like Ninfa's restaurant to Pico's annual stand, here are some places to get tamales for the holidays.

12/20/2021 By Craig Hayes

Hot Tamales

The Best Vegan Mexican Spots in Houston

Tamales are always a staple during the season, and vegan versions are available at some local restaurants and supermarkets.

12/17/2021 By Sofia Gonzalez and Camilo Hannibal Smith

Stand-Up Comics

Houston Comedy Venue Creates Show With a Latinx Vibe

Show dedicated to Latinx comics happens twice a month.

11/30/2021 By Kevin Cruz

Food Essay

How Eating Pozole Helps Me Hold Onto My Roots

It's a personal dish best enjoyed during the holidays.

11/22/2021 By Reyes Ramirez

Comedy

Review: Chingo Bling 's 'Freedom of Speech' Comedy Tour at Houston Improv

Although the former rapper has been known to support conservative views on social media, his best comedy doesn't rely on politics.

11/09/2021 By Chris Vognar

CULTURE

All the Places Houstonians Can Go To Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

Activities for those in the city to honor their loved ones who have passed.

10/26/2021 By Sofia Gonzalez

Day of the dead

Discovery Green Celebrates Día de los Muertos with Massive Art Installation

The mural, is complete with 10 7 feet-tall skulls in honor of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

10/04/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Some like it hot

The 25 Spiciest Dishes in H-Town

We dare you to try them all.

07/16/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Get to Know Cochi's

Breakout Chef Bringing Mexican Street Food to the Heights

Here's the next chapter for the talented Victoria Elizondo.

11/03/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Hop in The Car

Spring's Belly of the Beast Is Destination-Worthy Dining

Inventive starters and insanely flavorful tacos? Add this to your list.

10/06/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Eat at Home

What We're Ordering Out: Afghan, Mexican, Turkish, Japanese, and a Sandwich

It isn't hard to indulge in a world of flavors when you live in Houston.

09/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Hola

Mi Golondrina Debuts Its Houston Hacienda

The beloved Dallas-based, hand-embroidered, Mexican womenswear comes to Houston for a six-month pop-up in Rice Village.

09/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

¡Musica!

The Sounds of Hispanic Houston

A new Houston Public Library exhibition explores the past and present of the city's under-appreciated musical icons.

08/29/2019 By Brittanie Shey

North of the (Houston) Border

First Bite: Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina

The Goode family's latest endeavor hits The Woodlands.

09/14/2017 By Alice Levitt

Creative Cocina

Peska Cocina Latina Is the Upscale Mexican Spot You've Been Missing

With a new name and a new chef, the revitalized Peska is interesting again.

08/18/2017 By Alice Levitt