Food Fight

The Great Houstonia BBQ vs. Tex-Mex Bracket: Final Four

Pappasito's or Ninfa's? The Brisket House or Killen's?

02/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fight

The Great Houstonia BBQ vs. Tex-Mex Bracket: Elite Eight

Pappasito's or El Real? The Brisket House or Brooks' Place? The decision is yours.

02/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fight

The Great Houstonia BBQ vs. Tex-Mex Bracket: Sweet Sixteen

Ninfa's or El Tiempo? Killen's or CorkScrew? Help us narrow down the city's top two cuisines into one, must-have meal.

02/17/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fast Food Fever

Tex Mex Tuesday: In Praise of Pollo

Why we aren't embarrassed to love El Pollo Loco.

02/16/2016 By Alice Levitt

Taco Truth

Tex-Mex Tuesday: Is Buzzfeed Right About Torchy's?

We contemplate if there is a "place on this good earth that serves better tacos than Torchy’s."

02/09/2016 By Alice Levitt

Cuban King

Tex-Mex Tuesday: El Rey Taqueria

Is it still Tex-Mex if the taco fillings are Cuban?

02/02/2016 By Alice Levitt

Click Bait

Texas Food Truths BuzzFeed Has Failed to Understand

Put down the sour cream and back away from the breakfast tacos.

01/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hola From Hidalgo

Tex-Mex Tuesday: El Hidalguense

The barbacoa and cabrito at this Spring Branch staple have seen greener pastures.

01/26/2016 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

12 Westchase Restaurants to Try Right Now

From Persian to ramen to Tex-Mex, this incredibly international part of town has you covered.

01/12/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Let's Taco 'Bout It

Meatless Monday: Tacos A Go-Go

Substitute Mexican tater tots for beef at this Tex-Mex taco spot.

01/11/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Tex-Mex Tuesday

The Master Takes Charge at Tortas El Angel

Three different types of pork (and beef) in one sandwich in the Heights.

01/05/2016 By Alice Levitt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Sizzling Short Ribs at Taqueria El Tapatio

An extensive menu and killer jukebox await at this beefy Mexican spot.

12/22/2015 By Alice Levitt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

The World in a Tortilla at Velvet Taco

Overlook the aesthetic and enjoy the flavor at this taco chain instead.

12/15/2015 By Alice Levitt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Carnitas at Azteca Taqueria

A Heights taco truck has a way with tender pork.

12/08/2015 By Alice Levitt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Fajitas at the Original Ninfa's on Navigation

Does the sizzling dish's progenitor still make the best fajitas in Houston?

12/01/2015 By Alice Levitt

Beef Beliefs

Is It Okay to Put Beans in Chili?

When it comes to chili, maybe it’'s time to chill.

11/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Mole and More at Puebla's Mexican Kitchen & Bakery

Meet the Mexican café of your dreams, in plain sight in the Heights.

11/24/2015 By Alice Levitt

Dilemmas

When Is Tex-Mex No Longer Tex-Mex?

Could the answer lie in a puddle of chili gravy?

10/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

There's a New Place in Town for Puffy Tacos

Tacos a Go-Go ditches the tortas and tamales in favor of a brand-new, taco-centric menu.

09/22/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Alicia's Mexican Grille Shares Its Family Secrets

This Houston chain owes its success to a surprising menu and a family's hard work.

09/22/2015 By Sara Samora