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Thrillist Names Ninfa's, El Tiempo and Others Houston's Best Tex-Mex Destinations

Where to find the city's top-notch Tex-Mex restaurants.

Teotihuacán's parrillada among other dishes is why this local chain is one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in Houston.
Teotihuacán's parrillada among other dishes is why this local chain is one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in Houston.
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Tex-Mex may be looked upon as bastardized Mexican food outside of Texas, but in these parts, the cuisine that gave birth to fajitas is king. Look no further than the Tex-Mex restaurants in every nook and cranny of the city as proof. But not all are created equal. Thrillist Houston assembled a list of places in town to serve the best Tex-Mex. A few may be debatable, but there's no denying Ninfa’s on Navigation and El Tiempo are unparalleled.

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