Whether it's lunch or dinner, you're likely to find a crowd at Tia Maria's. Tex-Mex plates and frozen margaritas are the draw. It's not in the most picturesque building nor the most scenic part of town, but the food is cheap, the margaritas strong, the fajitas sizzling and the mariachis loud. If you're looking to down a few cervezas and watch the Astros lose, they've got a few televisions where you can catch some deportes.
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We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. (See the complete list at the end of the post.) This week, we're moving just west of the Heights proper to the adjoining neighborhoods of...