Mexican Restaurants in Texas

Two Dozen, Three Dozen, or Four Dozen Tamales at Las Chiladas (Up to 50% Off)

Las Chiladas

San Antonio

The bistro folds chicken, pork, or beans into tamales, served in two-, three-, or four-dozen quantities

$17 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mercado Juarez Cafe

Mercado Juarez Cafe

Multiple Locations

Fajitas, enchiladas, and authentic Mexican specialties served with freshly made flour tortillas and homemade salsas

$20 $12

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Mexican Cuisine for Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner at El Mercado Restaurants (Up to 50% Off). Six Options Available.

El Mercado Restaurants

Multiple Locations

Three restaurants serve up huevos carne, beef enchiladas, and traditional Mexican dishes

$10 $5

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Venezuelan and Mexican Food at Sol De Luna (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sol De Luna

Fort Worth

Mexican favorites served all day, from huevos rancheros and breakfast tacos in the morning, to empanadas and fajitas for lunch or dinner

$20 $10

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Mexican Food for Two or Four or More at Tacos Chinampa (45% Off)

Tacos Chinampa

Multiple Locations

Tacos stuffed with seasoned meats and your choice of toppings, from grilled onions to creamy avocado

$20 $11

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Mexican Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out La Isla (50% Off)

La Isla Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites include beef enchiladas, carne asada, and fried chicken

$12 $6

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$8 for $14 Worth of Central Mexican Cuisine for Breakfast at Molé

Mole'

Bay Area

Eatery showcases flavors of Central Mexico with dishes such as divorced eggs, enchiladas with eggs, and mexican benedicts

$14 $8

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Mexican Food at Plano Tortilla Factory (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Plano Tortilla Factory

Plano

Hand-made tortillas with no preservatives, tamales, menudo, and guisados at tortilla factory with catering options

$18 $11

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Tex-Mex & American Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Copper Caboose Ave. Q (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Copper Caboose 56th & Ave. Q.

Lubbock

Housemade guacamole and fajitas at restaurant with big-screen TVs and free games of pool; catering eats include enchilada bar and nacho bar

$20 $12

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Mexican Food for Two During Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at Danals Mexican Restaurant (40% Off)

Danals Mexican Restaurant

Irving

Chefs create Mexican staples, such as shrimp stuffed with white cheese and jalapeños, or beef sirloin steak seasoned with cilantro

$15 $9

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Mexican Dinner Cuisine at Pancho Villa Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Pancho Villa Restaurant

Amarillo

Diners can chow down on hearty helpings of Mexican cuisine during the dinner hours

$20 $11

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$12 for Mexican Cuisine at Beto's Mexican Restaurant ($20 Value)

Beto's Mexican Restaurant

Grand Prairie

Table-side guacamole, hand-rolled chili relleno, and sizzling fajitas with jumbo butterfly shrimp

$20 $12

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$17.25 for $30 Worth of International Cuisine at Gazpacho's by Las Tablitas

Gazpacho's by Las Tablitas

Brownsville

Menu includes ceviche tapas, poblana crepes with chicken, poblano peppers, corn, and cheese au gratin, cubana subs, and fish tacos

$30 $17.25

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$12 for $22 Toward Dinner for Two at Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Diners enjoy Mexican dishes made from generations-old family recipes and served by a staff known for its friendly, unobtrusive service

$22 $12

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Lunch or Dinner at Los Toreros (Up to 50% Off)

Los Toreros

Denton

This Mexican-fusion restaurant serves classics like tacos and shredded beef burritos, plus creative takes on other international cuisines

$16 $8

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at La Palapa ($30 Value)

La Palapa

Midland

Classic Mexican street food such as flautas, brisket tacos, and award-winning chicken soup

$10 $5

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$12 for $20 Worth of Tex-Mex Food at Angelina's

Angelina's

Lewisville Location

Tex-Mex restaurant started as 10-seat establishment 28 years ago and has continually grown; it now includes two locations

$20 $12

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Tex-Mex Food for Two or for Take-Out at Rico's Mexican Grill (40% Off)

Rico's Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

Enchiladas, seafood, and fajitas prepared with meat marinated for 24 hours and served with housemade tortillas

$20 $12

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Tex-Mex Food for Two or for Take-Out at Rico's Mexican Grill (40% Off)

Rico's Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

Enchiladas, seafood, and fajitas prepared with meat marinated for 24 hours and served with housemade tortillas

$20 $12

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Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Baja-Style Mexican Food at Fuzzy's Taco Shop ($28 Total Value)

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Cedar Park

Menu at Fuzzy's Taco Shop includes fresh fish tacos and succulent pork-covered nachos paired with burritos and freshly prepared salsas

$14 $9

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$35 for $50 Worth of Modern Mexican Cuisine at Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo

Grapevine

Refined takes on Mexican cuisine, including fajitas in chipotle-wine sauce and enchiladas stuffed with avocado and artichoke

$50 $35

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican and American Cuisine at Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

San Marcos

Eatery dishes out Mexican and American food such as nachos, wings, chicken fried steak, quesadillas, burritos, and jalapeño avocado burgers

$20 $12

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Tex-Mex Food at Lupe’s Tex-Mex Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Lupe's Tex Mex Grill

Keller Location

Mexican-born owner with 20+ years of restaurant experience operates family-friendly eatery specializing in Tex-Mex flavors

$20 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Dine-In Mexican Cuisine at Miguelito's Mexican Restaurant

Miguelito's Mexican Restaurant

Hurst

Cooks prepare sizzling fajitas, top gigante burritos with chili con carne & top chicken and shrimp with house-made chipotle sauce.

$20 $11

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Mexican Dinner at Encanto Mexican Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Encanto Mexican Cuisine

Schertz

Traditional Mexican cuisine prepared with modern cooking techniques; dishes range from mahi-mahi fish tacos to certified Angus beef fajitas

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at La Casa Velez

La Casa Velez

Little Elm

Mexican standbys such as chile relleno, chicken enchiladas, and tacos stuffed with pork

$20 $12

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Mexican Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Anna's Mexican Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Anna's Mexican Grill

Colleyville

Tex-Mex meals kick off with an order of guacamole prepared table-side, followed by shrimp enchiladas, brisket flautas, or lettuce-wrap tacos

$30 $15

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food for Two or More at Trios Mexican Grill

Trios Mexican Grill

Mason Park

Guests enjoy Mexican dishes such as tamales and chimichangas in several distinct dining areas, from an elegant wine room to an outdoor patio

$20 $11

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$15 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food at El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant

El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Entrees such as beef tenderloin with mild bell peppers, onions, and tomato sauce served alongside guacamole salad and an enchilada

$25 $15

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Mexican Cuisine at Las Ventanas (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Las Ventanas

Energy Corridor

Traditional dishes from areas throughout Mexico, including meatballs, enchiladas, tacos, and Tex-Mex specialties; live music on Thursday

$40 $25

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Mexican Food at Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available

Los Cocos Fruteria Y Taqueria

Donaldson Terrace

Highlights of the Mexican-inspired menu include crispy tacos, mini taquitos, tortas, and aguas frescas such as mango and horchata

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at Maracas Cocina Mexicana

Maracas Cocina Mexicana

Deep Ellum

Mexican lasagna, slow-cooked brisket tacos, spinach quesadillas with sweet ancho sauce, and other Tex-Mex dishes

$30 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Juan in a Million

Juan in a Million

Holly

Owner Juan greets customers with a smile as they order huge breakfast tacos, sizzling fajitas & migas before eating on covered outdoor patio

$20 $12

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Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine — Mexico Real Mexican Restaurant; Valid Monday, Saturday 11 AM - 9 PM

Mexico Real Mexican Restaurant

Wedge Hills

In restaurant helmed by native Mexican couple Joaquin and Martha since 1995, guests enjoy plates of tilapia in chipotle sauce and fish tacos

$16 $8

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican and American Cuisine at Linda Michoacana ($20 Total Value)

Linda Michoacana

Pico Norte

Mexican and American cuisine includes churros rellenos, hot dogs, hamburgers, flautas, and banana splits

$10 $5.50

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Mexican Dining for Two or Four or for Carry-Out at Arroyo's Authentic Mexican Food (Up to 53% Off)

Arroyo's Authentic Mexican Food

Plano

Fresh seafood, housemade tortillas, and guacamole made tableside are a few of the best attractions at this friendly restaurant

$20 $12

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Up to 50% Off Tex-Mex — Don Juan's; Valid Monday, Tuesday 11 AM - 8 PM

Don Juan's

Downtown Grand Prairie

Chefs cobble together fresh meat & beans to build enchiladas with chili & chips, taco burger, or bean & meat chalupa

$10 $5

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Cali-Mex Food at Super Burrito ($20 Total Value)

Super Burrito

Downtown Association

Fresh, natural ingredients inform unique Cali-Mex dishes such as flauta-filled burritos, carne asada pitas, and carne asada-smothered fries

$10 $6

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Mexican Food at Tacos Y Mas (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Tacos Y Mas

Keller

Tacos with five kinds of meat, specialty fillings such as chipotle chicken, or breakfast fixings such as chorizo and eggs

$10 $5

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Mexican Food for Takeout or Delivery from Fajita Depot (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fajita Depot

Katy

Eatery that specializes in fajita delivery also dishes out street tacos, quesadillas, and bacon-wrapped cream-cheese-stuffed jalapeños

$20 $12

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Southwest Dinner at Canyon Cafe (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Canyon Cafe

Great Uptown

Southwest and Mexican cuisine including enchiladas, bison burgers, and ribeye steak, along with from-scratch margaritas at a Galleria staple

$25 $14

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Seafood at Mariscos Del Puerto ($30 Total Value)

Mariscos Del Puerto

Northwest San Antonio

Central American–style seafood dishes include poached tilapia, ceviche, and pasta de camarones

$15 $9

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$30 or $40 Worth of Mexican Food at Cesar Taqueria (50% Off)

Cesar Taqueria

Dallas

Diners enjoy staple Mexican dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, and tortas at a restaurant with a sports bar and karaoke stage

$15 $7.50

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$6 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food or Enchiladas for 2 at Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar

Sweetbriar

Orange-tinged walls and live music evoke a pastoral cantina as diners feast on dishes such as beef enchiladas, chicken mole, and carne asada

$12 $6

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at El Toro Bronco. Two Locations Available.

El Toro Bronco

Multiple Locations

Traditional Mexican cuisine pairs tacos with hot, seasoned meats skillets with chiles, grilled onions, and melted cheese

$20 $11

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Latin Cuisine for Two or Four or Carry-Out at Hugo Caliente (Up to 47% Off)

Hugo Caliente

Memorial

Quick-serve eatery dishes out shredded pork enchiladas, breakfast tacos, and grilled skirt steak

$35.90 $19

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$14 for a Mexican Meal for Two with Fountain Drinks at El San Luis Mexican Restaurant (Up to $23.56 Value)

El San Luis Mexican Restaurant

Northeast San Antonio

Steak and shrimp plates, stuffed tacos, and enchiladas for lunch, with breakfast entrees such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros

$23.56 $14

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$25 for $40 Worth of Locally Sourced Mexican Food at Peak & Elm Cocina Y Bar

Peak & Elm Cocina Y Bar

Dallas

The owners of La Popular Tamale House helm this BYOB eatery, which serves authentic Mexican food made fresh from local ingredients

$40 $25

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$12 for $24 Worth of Mexican Cuisine from Hot Box Diner

The Hot Box Diner

Austin

The permanently-stationed food truck's team serves up tacos with a side of fried plantains, custom rice bowls, and other Mexican classics

$8 $4

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$9 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food — Tia's Mexican and Seafood Restaurant

Tía's Mexican & Seafood Restaurant

Falcon Hills

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $9

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Mexican Food at Tink-A-Tako (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Tink-A-Tako

Oakland Estates

Traditional Mexican cuisine with a selection of different enchilada sauces and chilaquiles lauded on Great Day SA

$20 $11

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Dinner for Two or Four at Lolita's (50% Off)

Lolita's

Oak Lawn

Dig in to high-end Mexican dishes like carne asada or chicken street tacos, along with appetizers such as fresh guacamole, made table-side

$24 $12

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Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at El Sol y La Luna Restaurant (45% Off)

El Sol y La Luna Restaurant

Downtown

Iconic Mexican restaurant serves traditional and modern takes on the classics; occasional live entertainment

$20 $11

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El Paso–Style Mexican Cuisine at Casita Linda Mexican Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Casita Linda Mexican Restaurant

Tobin Park

Baked enchiladas in rich red-chili sauce, tampiqueña steak, flavorful tortilla soup with avocado, and more

$16 $8

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Mexican Dinner for 2 or 4, Valid Any Day or Sunday–Thursday at Matamoros Restaurante Y Cantina (Up to 44% Off)

Matamoros Restaurante Y Cantina

Northwest Side

Dinners for two or four include appetizers, such as stuffed jalapeños with steak tampiqueño and chimichangas, amid TVs and live music

$44.97 $27

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Mexican Food at Fuzzy's Taco Shop ($28 Value)

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Austin

Menu of Baja-style Mexican food includes grilled fish and veggie tacos and enchiladas; art from local artists and TVs adorn the walls

$14 $9

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Mexican-American Cuisine at La Huerta (Up to 50% Off)

La Huerta

Union Plaza

Executive chef emphasizes southwest flavors inside hotel restaurant formerly known as Azulejos

$20 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food, Including Vegetarian Options, at Mision De San Antonio

Mision De San Antonio

San Antonio

Caldo de res soup jam-packed with beef and veggies; mini asada or barbacoa tacos; vegetarian dishes sub out meat for zucchini and soy

$20 $12

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Mexican Food at Dos Batos for Two or Four (44% Off)

Dos Batos

Allandale

Nosh on Northern Mexican dishes featuring mesquite grilled Angus beef, chicken, or veggies, along with homemade tortillas and salsa

$18 $10

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Fajita Express (45% Off)

Fajita Express

Far West Side

Fast, yet authentic Mexican dishes including tacos, tortas, fajitas, and tostadas, plus meats such as barbacoa and carnitas by-the-pound

$20 $11

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Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner at Los Reyes Mexican Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Los Reyes Mexican Gril - Anderson Mill

Northwest Austin

Traditional mexican cuisine melds with American and Tex-Mex specialties in such dishes as ranchero pork chops and jalapeño cheeseburgers

$15 $8

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$8 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at El Nogal Mexican Restaurant

El Nogal Mexican Restaurant

Downtown

Restaurant serves up classic Mexican favorites, as well as specials such as San Antonio beef short ribs and brisket ranchero

$15 $8

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Mexican Seafood for Two or Four or Three Vouchers for Two at Master Chef Seafood & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Master Chef Seafood & Grill

San Antonio

The kitchen presents avocado-heaped fish tacos, shrimp bobbing in inky tomato sauce, and skillets sizzling with cheese-cloaked steak

$20 $12

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Mexican Cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at Blanco's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Blanco's Mexican Restaurant

Hills of Park North

Chorizo scrambles and huevos rancheros headline the breakfast menu; homemade tortillas support tacos, quesadillas, and enchiladas

$12 $6

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Mexican Meals for Two or Take-Out at Taco Haven (Up to 44% Off)

Taco Haven

Lavaca

NY Times- and Food Network-praised Mexican eatery has been satisfying hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner appetites for 40+ years

$18 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine for Two at Vida Mia

Vida Mia

Stone Oak

Al pastor tacos, chicken fajitas, and brawny burgers made with family recipes pave the way for Monterrey chocolate cake for dessert

$20 $11

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Tex-Mex Food for Parties of Two or Four at Norma's Place Mexican Restaurant #2 (Up to 45% Off)

Norma's Place Mexican Restaurant #2

Balcones Heights

Heaping plates of Tex-Mex favorites such as tacos and enchiladas served up in a casual atmosphere

$20 $12

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You could say fate is the reason Merida Mexican Restaurant is able to purvey its authentic Mayan and Mexican dishes today. Founders Olga and Rafael Acosta started their culinary journey in the 1950s after U.S. citizen Olga personally wrote President Eisenhower to request a visa and passport for her new husband. The young couple then moved to Houston, where, after much toil in the refrigerator repair business, Rafael converted his shop into the family’s new restaurant, crossing numerous hurdles as new business owners to set up their original 12-table eatery. Soon the restaurant began to grow around the unique recipes from Rafael’s home, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, drawing in customers with specials and flavors lovingly prepared by Olga. Today the restaurant continues to thrive thanks to its fresh, home-cooked dishes and the continuing spirit of the Acosta family, who stills run it.

Merida’s recipes have spanned three generations, with Rafael’s grandson Junior now behind the restaurant and its culinary specialties, such as cochinita pibil. To prepare it, chefs marinate seasoned pork in an adobo paste, top it with pickled onions, and serve it with Yucatan style black beans. These flavors join the menu’s other subtle flavors and nuanced Mayan dishes that mingle with the crispy tacos and burritos of their traditional Tex-Mex dishes. On weekends, live entertainment injects Merida with the lively sounds of contemporary Latin soul and other energetic acts, creating a destination for fans of the menu’s unique recipes and authentic spirit.

2509 Navigation Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

Ever since it first opened in 1975, El Jarro de Arturo has steadily pushed the boundaries of traditional Tex-Mex cuisine by introducing new flavors and ingredients. These continental inclinations heavily influence dishes such as the bowtie pasta with grilled shrimp and cilantro-pesto sauce, and the grilled salmon with chipotle-spiked mushrooms and mashed potatoes. At the same time, the chefs stay true to their Tex-Mex roots by creating hand-patted corn tortillas and whisking each and every order of guacamole. A selection of enchiladas stuffed with everything from chicken to portobello mushrooms appears alongside other familiar classics, such as beef fajitas in a sputtering iron skillet and chicken glazed with a decadently rich mole sauce.

Although El Jarro de Arturo's menu experiments with Tex-Mex cuisine, the decor stays completely faithful to the source of its inspiration. Earthenware tiles line the floor, Mexican artwork and crafts adorn the walls, and leafy potted plants add a splash of green to the room's warm tones. For a view of even more foliage, the restaurant also seats guests on an outdoor patio section that remains open all year long. The spirited energy of the indoor space grows on Friday and Saturday evenings as a live band performs in front of a dance floor.

13421 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio,
TX
US

College is a place that often kindles lasting friendships, as well as lasting eating habits based on haphazard diets of chips and day-old pizza. Chris Sanchez and Patrick Ortiz, proprietors of Simply Fit Meals, have managed to buck the latter part of this trend. The friendship they forged at the University of Houston continued after graduation, even as Patrick pursued a career in hotel management and Chris entered the world of marketing, eventually serving as store marketing director for Whole Foods. Their shared passion for healthy eating brought their disparate career paths together to form Simply Fit Meals, an amalgamation of Patrick's chef skills and Chris's marketing prowess.

The challenge behind each one of Simply Fit Meals' recipes involves finding an equal balance between nutrition and flavor so that clients can stick to a regimen that's easy to maintain, unlike fad diets that involve raw foods consumed only in prime-numbered portions. The science of it, says Chris, is making it taste as if it's been freshly made, even after reheating, and to this end, Chris and Patrick are both avid consumers of their own meals. Chris claims he could eat—and has eaten—their mac 'n' cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The culinary team uses locally raised, free-range meats such as chicken and bison in virtually all of their creations, and concocts fresh-made ingredients whenever possible. The in-house dietitian guides clients toward their own fitness goals, as opposed to those dictated by fashion magazines or sentient elevators, who often lack tact.

8611 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas,
TX
US

When Ben Googins met Rio de Janeiro native Elias Martins while teaching English in Brazil in 1998, he couldn't have guessed that the two would wind up making p?o de queijo?cheese bread?on an episode of the Cooking Channel's FoodCrafters with celebrity chef Aida Mollenkamp. Their journey began as Googins learned more and more about the Portuguese language and the generous, hospitable Brazilian culture via Martins's family and their flavorful cooking. The duo eventually moved to Austin in 2006, bent on realizing their dream of opening their own restaurant. After their handmade foods gained popularity at the downtown farmers' market, their all-natural malagueta sauces appeared in Austin's flagship Whole Foods store. They finally opened Rio's Brazilian Caf? in 2010, where the staff makes caipirinhas and creates contemporary and traditional Brazilian recipes from scratch. The last Saturday of every month, diners can enjoy feijoada, a classic Brazilian stew made with pork, beef, sausage, black beans, and the juice of one soccer ball.

The restaurant still, of course, makes its renowned cheese bread. The basil variety was the favorite of Fearless Critic, which noted that the restaurant is "one of the few places where carnivores, vegetarians, and gluten-intolerant diners can all happily coexist." The restaurant was also a Critics' Pick for Most Charming Brazilian Outpost in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 2011, and has appeared in numerous publications and on TV shows such as Good Day Austin and Fox 7 News. According to Eater Austin, celebrities Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara have noshed at the cozy eatery, whose bright yellow and green exterior and outdoor patio give way to a similarly vibrant and eclectic dining area.

408 N Pleasant Valley Rd.
Austin,
TX
US

The tradition of Sonny Bryan?s award-winning barbecue started more than a century ago on February 13, a date that would become circled on the calendar again and again throughout Bryan?s Barbecue history. February 13, 1910, marked the opening of Elias Bryan?s Oak Cliff restaurant, Bryan's Barbecue. Exactly 20 years later to the day, his eldest son, William ?Red? Jennings Bryan, launched his own restaurant. When February 13 rolled around again 28 years later, Elias? grandson, William "Sonny" Jennings Bryan Jr., and his wife, Joanne, opened another restaurant, the first Sonny Bryan?s Smokehouse.

Although a different Dallas family now manages multiple locations of the restaurant chain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the legendary barbecue lives on. Sonny Bryan's original barbecue sauce spices up its savory pulled meats and ribs, which have been devoured by famous entertainers, sports legends, and A-list celebrities alike. Sonny's seasoned chefs also cater heaps of smoked brisket and jalape?o sausage to parties and events.

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse has been on the culinary radar since 1989, snapping up awards and publicity from Food Network, the Travel Channel?s Man V. Food Nation and 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, and Emeril Lagasse?s The Originals with Emeril. The modest joints have also earned some highbrow epicurean chops through a 2006 Zagat rating and a 2000 James Beard Foundation award for Culinary Excellence and Achievement.

2421 Westport Pkwy.
Fort Worth,
TX
US

When describing The Magic Pan Restaurant's cuisine to Ventanas Magazine, owner Annette Lawrence, an El Paso native, described it as "gourmet with a Southwestern flair." Homemade sauces and dressings in flavors such as honey Tabasco and creamy cilantro lime add kick to fresh salads served with sides such as pecan cornbread, while parmesan cream laced with peppery chipotle spices up a classic bowl of fettuccini alfredo. Smoked and roasted meats fill the majority of the restaurant's sandwiches, which are held together by focaccia, brioche, ciabatta, or the telekinetic powers of the kitchen's chef, and meaty entrees such as prime angus ribeye with smoked sea salt, cognac, and fresh herb compound butter reveal the kitchen's talent for updating culinary classics.

According to Ventanas Magazine, The Magic Pan's interior also combines flavors from around the globe in a design scheme orchestrated by Lawrence and her daughter Vanessa. At The Pan Restaurant on Cincinnati Street, work from local furniture makers is showcased alongside pieces imported from Bali, while guests to the original restaurant on Doniphan Drive enjoy their vibrant fare while surrounded by colorful, original artwork or patio planters filled with exotic flowers.:m]]

5034 Doniphan Dr
El Paso,
TX
US