Food Fight

The Five Best Underrated Tex-Mex Restaurants in Houston (According to You)

You know how we always say the Houston trifecta is composed of barbecue, burgers and Tex-Mex? Yeah, well Tex-Mex is clearly the victor, as more than 2,000 of you voted in our poll to determine the most underrated Tex-Mex restaurant in town.

And the same thing that happened with the barbecue poll happened again: The first and second place winners are separated by ONE VOTE. Madness! These two spots also got more than double the third place restaurant, indicating a clear preference.

Some of you took to the comments to argue that spots like Spanish Village are clearly not underrated and therefore shouldn't be part of the poll, and it seems like most people agreed, as even lesser-known spots received the most votes.

So who gets the dubious honor of being named most underrated among the best Tex-Mex joints in the country?

Here are your choices.

5. La Tapatia Not only did La Tapatia make it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999 for creating a humongous taco, the local chain has also grown to six locations across town over the past 25 years. It's known for strong margaritas and traditional Mexican food like pozole, menudo and cabrito, not always found at Tex-Mex establishments.

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Kaitlin Steinberg