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Best Tex-Mex Restaurant Houston 2009 - Molina's Cantina

Molina\'s Cantina

Molina's Cantina

7901 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX 77063

713-782-0861

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The oldest Tex-Mex chain in Houston is Molina's, now in its third generation. When the restaurant was founded in 1941, the entire Molina family lived on the upper floor above its first restaurant on West Gray. Mom did the cooking, Dad was the waiter and the kids bussed tables and washed dishes. In those days, what they really did was short-order cooking with lots of chili con carne. There was chili and scrambled eggs, chili over spaghetti, chili and crackers, chili and tamales and chili with enchiladas — but chili was at the heart of everything. Go to Molina's Cantina and order "enchiladas de Tejas," three cheese enchiladas smothered with chili con carne and topped with a pool of yellow cheddar. Don't forget to put raw onions on top and get some warm corn tortillas on the side. When the enchiladas are gone, mop up the chili and cheese with the tortillas. That's what old-fashioned Tex-Mex tastes like.

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GROSS!!!!! I must say that if you want to eat this food, you better be prepared to drink several margaritas beforehand . This is by far some of the worst food that I have ever eaten. The service was an absolute disgrace. The food price is ridiculous for what you actually get. You will probably be very disappointed about this one. Sorry!!!!! So go to the local Jack in the Box and pick yourself up a better taco for way cheaper. Same quality....I promise!!!

john mcdaniel
john mcdaniel

been eating at Molinas for years. Love their food. They have a relish that is wonderful, you must ask for it. I missthe location of Hwy.6. The patio was just great.

Demborf
Demborf

Molina's is an obvious choice, because it's a chain. Thanks for celebrating chains. I'll take Spanish Village when I don't want the ding dongs. As much history, food's at least as good, more personality (the owners haven't retired to the burbs) and much better margs. More real in essence, and yes NOT a chain.

sean
sean

I do actually agree with this. I found the meats and choices to be not only superior compared to other churrascarias in town, Pradaria produced the most authentic churrasco flavors. I love their beef short ribs and their Lombo de Entrana i think they call it, and looks like hanger tender steak.

Austin Lyles
Austin Lyles

Well deserved. The Molina Family has taken pride serving generations of Houstonians good Mexican food for over 60 years. They have great food and great service.

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