Article

Tila's Is a Treat During Houston Restaurant Weeks

Tila’s Restaurante combines a swine décor with authentic Mexican food.

08/18/2014 By Shy Hardiman

Reader Responses

About That Mural at El Big Bad

Don't judge a book by its cover (or a mural by its rabbits).

07/09/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican & Margaritas

4 Tex-Mex Breakfast Plates That Rise & Shine

Tacos are hardly the last word in Mexican breakfasts—especially on leisurely weekend mornings when you need to refuel after a long week (or just a long night).

07/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican & Margaritas

The 10 Essential Taco Trucks

The fancy-food-truck fad may be fading, but good, old-fashioned taco trucks are here to stay. Here are a few worth seeking out.

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mexican & Margaritas

Our Tex-Mex Survey Results

We asked, several hundred of you answered.

06/30/2014 Illustrations by Dan Derozier By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican & Margaritas

Houston's Top 10 Regional Mexican Restaurants

Take an impressive culinary tour of Mexico without ever leaving the city limits.

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mexican & Margaritas

Where to Find Houston’s Best Mexican Seafood

Houston has long boasted America’s widest variety of Mexican seafood restaurants, but thanks to these five spots, Gulf Coast Mexican is entering a whole new era.

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mexican & Margaritas

Houston’s 15 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants

Finding the best out of hundreds of Tex-Mex establishments was no easy task (especially on our arteries), but we did it.

06/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

Houston's Best Mexican Restaurants

Best queso? Best fajitas? Best tamales? Best Mexican seafood? It’s all here. Oh, and margaritas, too.

06/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican & Margaritas

5 Awesome Breakfast Tacos to Try Today

What the bagel is to NYC, the breakfast taco is to Houston—so you’d better get it right.

06/24/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Farm to Table

Squash Blossom Season Is in Full Bloom at Hugo's

The delicate yellow flowers are an annual favorite at chef Hugo Ortega's regional Mexican restaurant.

06/11/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Article

Andy's Home Cafe: Tex-Mex 24 Hours a Day

The decades-old Tex-Mex diner is the best place to feel welcome (and get a plate of enchiladas) at 2 a.m.

04/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Article

Guadalajara-Style Churros: Viva la Diferencia

Among the treasures at Sunny Flea Market are these unusual churros.

03/31/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Article

On the Tamale Trail in Mississippi

From Mexico to Mississippi, the tamale has become a Southern staple—whether you realize it or not.

03/14/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mutt City Mash-Ups

How Has a Gyro Taco Never Happened Here Before?

Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

02/20/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mutt City Mash-Ups

Guacamole Bobe at Rustika Cafe

At Rustika Cafe, owner Leo Reznick sees nothing unusual about Mexican-Jewish fusion food.

02/19/2014 By Robb Walsh

Day Drinking

Cuchara Serves Its First Saturday Brunch This Weekend

Double the brunch, double the fun.

01/31/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican Food

Caracol's Tangerine Snapper Ceviche

Pucker up: there's a tart new ceviche in town.

01/24/2014 By Robb Walsh

Nixtamalization for You and Me

Masa for Tamales

Let's get all nerdy on tamales.

12/05/2013 By Robb Walsh

Chef Chat

Diana Kennedy Must Speak Loudly Before She Expires

The famous cookbook author and Mexican food maven on why preservation is more important now than ever.

10/28/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt