After scientists revealed UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disk with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Mexican cuisine at El Restaurante Azteca in Hondo.
Since 1932, El Restaurante Azteca has cemented its culinary status as a Tex-Mex mainstay over three generations of family ownership. The original downtown chili con carne ($3.50), made following a recipe from the 1930s, whisks taste buds back to a simpler time before chili could be easily downloaded to home computers.
Remove sharp edges from aggressive appetites with the cheese and chili con carne-draped Tex-Mex nachos ($5.99). The carne guisada plate, a mexican stew with rice, beans, salad, and two tortillas dances a gustatory jig across taste buds ($8.99), and the beef Tex-Mex chimichanga warmly wraps tongues in a comforting blanket of flavor ($7.99). Taste the maize and meat of homegrown pride with the hometown special—a platter that unites an enchilada, taco, and chalupa ($5.99).
1708 Ave. K
Hondo, Texas 78861Get Directions