With a strangely uncolorful décor straight out of the '70s, this place could do with an update, although the food is remarkably solid. Large portions of Tex-Mex at cheap prices are the order of the day here, served up to an almost exclusively older, Anglo crowd. The El Matador dip (queso with fajita meat) is sure to please. Some authentic Mexican dishes, like mole and alambres (kebabs), can also be found on the extensive menu, as can many seafood dishes, like the wonderful filet norteño (red snapper topped with shrimp, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes).
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Houston, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.
They say the mark of a good Mexican place is the enchiladas (the others, of course, are the salsa and the margs). By that measure, El Matador Mexican Bar & Grill (12797 Westheimer, 281-759-9100) is a good place indeed. El Matador's ...
All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.