Gringos has been serving delicious Tex-Mex to Texans since 1993. The Mexican kitchen has savory items on the menu like top-grade skirt steak and grilled chicken breast fajitas, pulled pork enchiladas and juicy, tender grilled chicken breast smothered with sautéed onions and melted cheeses. Each Gringos restaurant is equipped with its very own tasty margarita and spirits cantina and get this, you can get FREE ICE CREAM!
Lopez Mexican restaurant
Lopez was a popular choice. Since opening in 1978, Rodrigo Lopez, his wife Bertha, sons Jonathan, Jose and daughter Ana vowed the restaurant will focus on service, value and cleanliness to ensure guest are completely satisfied. Lopez serves many Mexican food classics like flautas and chalupas, but word on the street is they’re serving some of the best fajitas this city has to offer. Still have room for dessert after stuffing your face with tortillas and cheese? Grab a sopapilla or velvety flan to complete your meal.
Did you know Chuy’s first location was in an old, abandoned Texas Barbeque joint in Austin in 1982. There was only eating for about 60 people and the men’s restroom was outside. The restaurant expanded to fifteen restaurants in Texas by the late 2000s and in 2009 Chuy’s opened its doors in Nashville, Tennessee. Chuy’s has one goal in common and that’s to serve appetizing Tex-Mex with flavors from New Mexico, the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas, Austin. If I had to suggest, the Chicha-Chicka Boom-Boom enchiladas are to die for!
Just go on their website and give their menu page a quick scroll and you’ll see why Lupe Tortilla was nominated as one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in Houston. Have you ever heard of The Original “Big Sucker” Burrito?” Neither have we, but Lupe Tortilla says this flour tortilla stuffed with carne molida, frijoles, topped with chili gravy and queso is to die for. Not feeling beef or chicken? Lupe has very diverse seafood plates that’ll sure make your taste buds crave more.
If you’ve never heard of The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation then why are you even in Houston. The Original Ninfa was created by “Mama” Ninfa Laurenzo in 1973 after the death of her husband, John. She started by grilling skirt steak and serving it in tortillas from her family’s tortilla factory. The resulting dish, known as fajitas, was the basis for Mama Ninfa’s legend in Houston and in the history of Tex-Mex cuisine. Mama Ninfa passed away in 2001 but the business is still more popular than ever. Head on over to Ninfa’s and try the chile con queso, oven roasted chicken enchiladas and pork tamales. You won’t be disappointed.
Since 1993, Escalante’s has developed a great reputation for traditional and flavorful Tex-Mex food. KHOU 11 fans raved about the restaurants tableside guacamole and enchiladas. Escalante’s not only serves tasteful Tex-Mex entrees but the eatery serves Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. I mean come on, who can resist two eggs scrambled with chorizo, cheese, Spanish sauce and tortilla stripes. YUM!