Here in Houston, it's not Christmas without tamales. And nothing goes better with tamales on a cold night than a warming shot of tequila. So head out to Xuco Xicana on Thursday, December 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. to share both with us as Eating Our Words presents Tequila & Tamales! Local restaurants su ... More >>
Portrait of a Taco Enthusiast as A Young ManThat's me up there with my dad, eating a plate full of tacos, the happiest 4-year-old ever. It was there in that one-bedroom duplex in the East End where my love of tacos and all things Mexican originated. Menudo for breakfast? Yes, please. Tamales for ... More >>
With expectations sky-high, El Real Tex-Mex Cafe struggles for glory.
Photos by Troy FieldsThe marquee is best appreciated at night, neon lights in full bloom.Earlier this week, it was reported that Trader Joe's will likely be moving into the old Alabama Theater on West Alabama at Shepherd, thereby saving the old theater from obscurity and possible demolition. ... More >>
LexnGerIf you live in Texas, the tortilla is a staple in your pantry right next to the loaf of Texas toast. It's such a regular part of our diet, we often don't think twice about its history or endless possibilities. Stop a minute, and give the tortilla the attention it deserves. Here's so ... More >>
It's almost beside the point that the food at this new restaurant is all-vegan.
Photos by Troy FieldsFried green tomatoes and fried okra tacos are on the menu right now at Radical Eats.The Mexican food at Radical Eats is so good, you might not even realize it's vegan. Or gluten-free. And that's the way owner Staci Davis likes it. She doesn't have anything against carniv ... More >>
Don't gotta tell me twice. Oh, Taco C, how I love thee. Maybe it's because I lived off Taco Cabana tortillas and queso in college; every great night at the square or float down the river in San Marcos ended with a trip to TC. Drunk, sober or hungover, it hits the spot. So when I saw an ad f ... More >>
Taqueria El PalomoWith food trucks being all the rage these days, one can easily forget that they -- specifically, taco trucks -- have been around for a long time. Back in 2007, Robb Walsh even named his Top 10 Taco Trucks in Houston. These taquerias on wheels don't have fancy fusion food, an ... More >>
Photo by John SuhIt's bigger, but is it better?In a previous post, a reader scoffed at my pick for Cajun food and suggested I check out BB's Cafe for a taste of the authentic cuisine in Houston. Soon after that post, BB's opened a location near me in the Heights. It was meant to be, so I ve ... More >>
Anamaris Cousins PriceMexican breakfast at Hacienda GuanajuatoThere are events that mark every generation. "What were you doing when the towers came down?" is a question that will always linger for those of us who witnesed it. On that day, I remember just wanting to be on familiar ground with ... More >>
Marco TorresChingo Bling, sans tamales in L.A.Hey, guess what? A Houston musician finally got some love from The New York Times - not the semi-weekly Texas Tribune spread printed special for the paper's Lone Star press run, but the actual Gray Lady herself. Guess what else? It's in the food ... More >>
Joanna O'LearyChicken Supremo Burrito.Berryhill Baja Grill is not my go-to burrito joint. When I got takeout there earlier last week, I was more interested in their fish tacos, which had gotten rave reviews from some of my friends as well as one random person I overheard in the cereal aisle a ... More >>
Sylvia Casares keeps the crowds happy with her Tex-Mex classics.
Kevin ShalinHave you really ever eaten bad huevos rancheros? I haven't. It typically comes down either a "very good" or "damn fine" ranking. La Plaza Mexican Restaurant's take on this Tex-Mex classic falls into the latter category. For around $5, you get the picture above--two eggs over ... More >>
I've driven by Lupe Tortilla many times while traveling under 59, but I've always been too worried about getting side-swiped by some jackass in an SUV to give the restaurant more than a passing glance. Thus far, I have relied on The Original Ninfa's for great Tex-Mex, Little Pappasito's for v ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttPatio weather demands a bloody mary and a Goode Co. breakfast.The recent news that Goode Co. Taqueria will start serving its breakfast menu seven days a week starting on May 1 got me very excited. Perhaps too excited, as I dragged my boyfriend over there first thin ... More >>
Enchiladas rojas.Making enchiladas is more a test of stamina and endurance than culinary prowess. The ingredients are simple and few, and there's not much fancy footwork required. That said, anyone who regularly makes a South of the Border variety of the dish deserves your utmost respect and ... More >>
Zelko.Fish tacos are another hot-button food topic in our great city. And when you speak, I listen. The Food Fight entry has been criticized in the past for not including enough participants. How does four sound? Four is better than two. Three places are from reader suggestions, and the ... More >>
MerCheri's is at its best serving up no-nonsense Louisiana soul food.
Two years ago I went to Taco Milagro, and I wasn't a fan. I thought it was overpriced and underwhelming. Also, it took forever to get the food, which I guess is a moot point since I didn't like it much anyway. From that point forward, I relied on Chuy's and Ruchi's as my neighborhood takeout ... More >>
Monterrey expats flock to Tacos del Julio.
Forget about chili -- I can't think of a more hotly debated dish (in this part of the world, at least) than gumbo. Restaurant gumbo is totally different from homemade gumbo, and homemade gumbo is totally different all along the Gulf Coast stretch of I-10. Some like okra in their gumbo (who ar ... More >>
All this for less than $5. I love you, Tacos del Julio.Tacos del Julio -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- is near and dear to my heart, and not just because I spent many a happy lunch there back in my old days of working for a Mexican-owned cement company. It's also the spot of many ... More >>
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