The Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Houston, TX


There are great Mexican food restaurants in Houston, Texas. Whether you are craving fish tacos or fresh Tex-Mex dishes, there are plenty of options in the Houston area. Some of these restaurants are on Intuit's Business Directory's and Citysearch's lists of best Mexican cuisine in Houston.

Pico's Tex-Mex

  • Pico's Mex-Mex (not Tex-Mex) Restaurant serves authentic Mexican food with a modern twist. It is located in the southwest Houston neighborhood of Bellaire and just blocks from Houston Baptist College. Item menus include spinach enchiladas, bacon-wrapped shrimp and pollo pibli. This restaurant features a wide selection of margaritas and live music. It is open every day from 9 a.m. until late evening.

Pappasito's Cantina

  • Pappasito's Cantina is a centrally-located Mexican restaurant situated right off the Southwest Freeway and halfway between Memorial Park and downtown Houston. This Tex-Mex Restaurant serves signature chips and salsa, shrimp diablo, tortilla soup, fajitas and a wide range of margaritas. Pappasito's Cantina is open every day except Sundays.

Lupe Tortilla's Restaurant

  • Lupe Tortilla's Restaurant is a Tex-Mex restaurant located just minutes from downtown Houston on the Southwest Freeway. Some menu items include chalupas, grilled chicken soft tacos, sizzling beef fajitas and chicken-stuffed poblano. This restaurant also offers low-calorie foods for calorie counters. There is a children's menu and playground with a sandbox.

Ninfa's on Navigation

  • Ninfa's on Navigation Restaurant is located on Navigation Boulevard, just east of downtown Houston. The menu includes a wide array of margaritas and authentic Gulf of Mexico seafood, such as seafood fajitas, red snapper and jumbo shrimp. Ninfa's features a decorated interior and an outdoor patio. Hours are from 5 pm to 1 am daily.

Lopez Mexican Restaurant

  • Lopez Mexican Restaurant is a local Tex-Mex venue located 16 miles southeast of downtown Houston. It is situated right off Sam Houston Tollway in Westwood and a mile from Keagan's Meadow Mall. This restaurant serves fajitas, cheese enchiladas, combination Mexican plates, taco salads and margaritas.

Berryhill Baja Grill

  • Berryhill Baja Grill is a chain restaurant with several locations around Houston. The closest location to downtown Houston is in Montrose. Menu items include fish tacos, quesadillas, fresh squeezed juices and margaritas. This restaurant is open daily from mid-morning until late evening; Happy Hour is from 2 to 7 each weekday.

Cafe Adobe

  • Cafe Adobe is a Tex-Mex restaurant in Montrose just minutes from downtown Houston. This restaurant offers seating near a central fireplace and on a patio that looks over Westheimer Road. Cafe Adobe's menu features include enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, nachos, tortilla soup and margaritas. Happy hour is every weekday from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cafe Red Onion

  • Located a few minutes south from Memorial Park is Cafe Red Onion in Montrose. Cafe Red Onion not only serves authentic Mexican food but also Carribean cuisine. Menu items include flautas, fish tacos, goat cheese enchiladas, salmon, tilapia, imported wines and margaritas. There are four Cafe Red Onion locations in greater Houston.

Chuy's Restaurant

  • Chuy's Restaurant, located on Westheimer Road near downtown Houston, offers Tex-Mex food, such as chile con queso, tortilla soup, burritos, tacos, fajitas and margaritas. Customers can try the house specialty Chuychanga, a fried tortilla filled with fresh ingredients. There are six locations in the Houston area.

Chacho's Restaurant

  • Chacho's Restaurant, located uptown Houston and just southwest of Memorial Park, specializes in Tex-Mex cuisine. Some menu items are flautas, enchiladas, fajitas, salads and jumbo margaritas.

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