What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants? | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
Y.A. Tittle
Winthrop Fan
Member since Sep 2003
49564 posts

What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?



I'm looking inner loop, I suppose.

Whatchu got?







Back to top
Share:
TigerWise
USA Fan
Riverboat Hallelujah
Member since Sep 2010
21592 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


Depends but El Tiempo would be my pick. I personally like the dive joints, especially the ones that sell breakfast.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
webstew
LSU Fan
B-city
Member since May 2009
591 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


I had some great food at Hugo's. It's more regional Mexican rather than Tex-Mex.

Hugo's Dinner Menu






Back to top
Y.A. Tittle
Winthrop Fan
Member since Sep 2003
49564 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


quote:

I had some great food at Hugo's. It's more regional Mexican rather than Tex-Mex.

Hugo's Dinner Menu


Damn, that looks good, though.






Back to top
TheChosenOne
VCU Fan
Member since Dec 2005
11315 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


El tiempo for tex-mex

Hugo's for traditional Mexican

Chilosos for breakfast tacos

Tacos Tierra Caliente for tacos






Back to top
webstew
LSU Fan
B-city
Member since May 2009
591 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


Check out the Chapulines.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Haydo
USA Fan
Htown
Member since Jul 2011
1230 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


If you want to get away from the typical "El Tiempo, Ninfas on Navigation" talk, not saying that those two aren't delicious, but here are a couple that are "off the beaten path", so to speak.

La Guadalupana (great for breakfast, love their enchiladas mole)

Teotihuacan

Tampico - they're specialty is cooking a whole redfish to perfection. you get to pick out the fish you want in the case and they weigh it, and then prepare it.






Back to top
kennypowers816
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2010
1876 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


quote:

El tiempo for tex-mex

Hugo's for traditional Mexican

Tacos Tierra Caliente for tacos



Agreed.

I haven't had Chilosos, but maybe I'll try it some time. Its just hard to imagine myself venturing over there early enough to get breakfast tacos.






Back to top
Sherman Klump
UConn Fan
Wellman College
Member since Jul 2011
2295 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


quote:

Tacos Tierra Caliente


This place was awesome. Don't frick with the red sauce though. I remember it being hot as shite.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
TigerWise
USA Fan
Riverboat Hallelujah
Member since Sep 2010
21592 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


quote:

Tampico


Love this place but it's a pacific coast Mexican joint. Probably not what the OP is looking for, but they have the best shrimp cocktail I've had.






Back to top
Y.A. Tittle
Winthrop Fan
Member since Sep 2003
49564 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


quote:

Tampico


Love this place but it's a pacific coast Mexican joint. Probably not what the OP is looking for, but they have the best shrimp cocktail I've had.


Nah, I was pretty much looking for the whole gamut of places. This one definitely looks interesting.

Thanks for all the responses.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Kingwood Tiger
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Jul 2005
12515 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


quote:

Teotihuacan


Damn good....only been once, but it was worth it.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
doublecutter
LSU Fan
Hear & Their
Member since Oct 2003
2649 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


Can't believe no one mentioned Taco Cabana





Back to top
TigerWise
USA Fan
Riverboat Hallelujah
Member since Sep 2010
21592 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


quote:

Can't believe no one mentioned Taco Cabana


El Rey FTW Ropa Vejia tacos






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Chicken
USA Fan
Jackassistan
Member since Aug 2003
7073 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


I am a fan of el tiempo on Richmond. Good vibe.





Back to top
TheChosenOne
VCU Fan
Member since Dec 2005
11315 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


By "vibe" you mean you like going to the strip club next door after a few margaritas, right?





Back to top
timbo
LSU Fan
Red Stick, La.
Member since Dec 2011
2237 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


We went to El Real on Westheimer over Memorial Day weekend. It was mighty tasty. The grilled quail was excellent.
LINK /

You can also have a few beers at the Hay Merchant before/after heading over.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
cassopher
LSU Fan
lake charles
Member since Jan 2010
143 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


El Tiempo and Molina's are two of my favorites.





Back to top
JL
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2006
2323 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


I work out of the country and every time I fly back to the US my first dinner when I get home is El Tiempo filet fajitas. Make sure to drench them with the butter sauce that comes with them.





Back to top
JL
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2006
2323 posts

re: What are the best Houston Mexican (tex mex, or otherwise) Restaurants?


Also for you hole in the wall guys there if you are going north on heights blvd and take a right on 20th, there is a dump on the right about a block down called La Carretta. This place has the best chorizo breakfast tacos and ground beef tacos I've had. Wouldn't stray too far from that on the menu. Tuesday is ground beef taco lunch day. Like $6 for a taco plate. Bfast tacos are like $2 each.





Back to top
  Replies (0)


Back to top