The saying goes that one can travel the world without ever leaving Houston just by dining out. The sheer diversity of the city, which is home to some of the largest immigrant populations in the country, means its culinary scene is a true smorgasbord of cuisines and flavors and ensuring that you experience it all can be a daunting task.
That’s where Eater 38 comes in. This guide is intended to answer the eternal question of where you should dine when in Clutch City and highlights the vital restaurants that represent the cuisines that make up the beating culinary heart of the most diverse city in America. But with a dining scene that’s ever-evolving, that also means this list can’t just stay the same.
Every quarter, Eater Houston updates the 38 to stay true to what matters in this dynamic city. So, without further ado, go forth and explore Houston’s tastiest tacos, juiciest brisket, and most classic Viet-Cajun cuisine.
While Xin Chao, Post Market, Pizaro’s, Saigon Hustle, Pondicheri, burger-chan, Turkey Leg Hut, and the Pit Room are all standout dining choices, they have been swapped out to make way for noteworthy additions like Da Gama, Blind Goat, Hamsa, Underbelly Burger, Ostia, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Etoile, and Musaafer.
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