Do you love Mexican food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Mexican cuisine in Houston. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Houston restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Pico's, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Berryhill Baja Grill. We also point out good neighborhoods for Mexican restaurants in Houston - Montrose, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!

Berryhill Baja Grill

Named for Walter Berryhill, who made and hawked tamales locally during the early part of the century, this Houston-based chain capitalizes on his delicious recipes. The quaint restaurant is usually busy on weekends, but don't be put off by its...  Read More


Set in a lovely historic building, Hugo's serves regional Mexican cuisine that's a far cry from typical chips-and-salsa fare. Instead, you'll discover complex flavors and textures that'll definitely shake up your expectations of...  Read More

Constructed to mimic an age-old hacienda, gracious Las Alamedas has incorporated architectural elements from old churches and estates into its interior. It also features enormous windows that highlight views of Buffalo Bayou. The Mexican fare it...  Read More


A Houston institution, Ninfa's is considered to be the birthplace of the fajita. In fact, Tex-Mex cuisine is the restaurant's claim to fame, and fajitas are the biggest-selling item. You can also delight in carnitas, enchiladas, carne asada,...  Read More

Gorditas Aguascalientes

Bored with the same old breakfast options? Shake up your routine at this fantastic eatery, whose selection of central Mexican dishes is sure to provide culinary relief. The quaint place serves delicious breakfast tacos, fashioned of homemade...  Read More


Within its unassuming environs, Pico's delights patrons with authentic regional Mexican cuisine, which it dubs "Mex-Mex" (in contrast to the less inventive "Tex-Mex"). You can, of course, order customary enchiladas and tacos, but why would you...  Read More

Last Concert Cafe

For folks craving low-key acoustic jam sessions and hearty Mexican food, Last Concert Cafe is the place to go. Appetizers like crab-stuffed jalapenos let patrons nibble as they listen, and enchiladas and tostadas prove satisfying for hungrier...  Read More