It’s no secret that Houstonians love their Mexican restaurants. And, what’s not to love? The lively destinations serve as worthy backdrops for cheese-filled feasts made up of stewed meats and grilled vegetables, fiery salsas, and tequila-fueled libations.
While there are a number of excellent choices to consider in any given pocket of the city — from taquerias and food trucks to Tex-Mex restaurants — there are a select bunch whose focus remains on true Mexican cuisine. These restaurants, not only present their versions of authentic Mexican dishes, but they incorporate cooking techniques long-utilized in Mexico, such as the nixtamalization — or proper preparation of corn — and on-site baking for the freshest fresh torta bread.
From trustworthy standbys to upscale, new hotspots, there is plenty to discover about this beloved cuisine. Raise a cricket-salt rimmed marg, and cheers to Houston’s bountiful Mexican food scene.
This map has been updated to rotate out La Chingada Tacos & Tequila and Cielito Cafe, and add Tatemo, Ojo de Agua, and Cochinita & co.Read More