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The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Late-Night Eats

Stir-fried macaroni -- hold the cheese -- at our No. 1 spot.
Stir-fried macaroni -- hold the cheese -- at our No. 1 spot.

For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants.

The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Late-Night Eats
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5. Majorca Bistro & Tapas

If you like the idea of having a little breakfast in your alcohol-sodden stomach past midnight, try the meaty albondigas with a fried egg on top at Majorca. It's within walking distance of a great many bars, making its 2 a.m. closing time very attractive to those who need some buffering between drinking and hitting the road. It's planning to stay open to 4 a.m. soon, meaning that you'll be able to get your tapas fix nearly around the clock.

Hell. Yes.
Hell. Yes.

4. El Real Tex-Mex Cafe

Montrose should ideally have a surfeit of great late-night dives, but they're few and far between these days. Theo's (formerly One's a Meal) and Chapultepec are still reliable options, but sometimes you need something with a bit more oomph in it: That's where the No. 7 enchiladas at El Real come in. Drenched with creamy queso and and rich with cumin, these onion-topped enchiladas will cure what ails you, even at 3 a.m.



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