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Xuco Xicana

2416 Brazos St.
Houston, TX 77006
Best Of


  • Sun,Tue,Wed,Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Old and new blend together at Xuco Xicana (pronounced "Chuco Chicana") in Midtown, which features Tex-Mex classics from its old roots as El Patio – try the queso and the famous blue margaritas – and modern interpretations of interior Mexican dishes, like ceviches made with Gulf bycatch and spicy Jalisco chicken wings.

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