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 disc with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fare and drinks at Molina's Cantina, which has locations on Washington Avenue and on Westheimer Road. Sizzling under the border sun as one of Houston's oldest Tex-Mex joints, Molina's Cantina fires up plate after blistering plate with spicy entrees and then refreshes palates with cool beverages. Browse the extensive menu and argue the validity of soap operas' video game adaptations over a heaping basin of Jose's Dip, a creamy chili con queso awash with savory morsels of zesty taco meat ($3.95–$7.50). Meanwhile, the chicken mole enchilada swathes pieces of chicken in a fresh tortilla blanket and silences chatty teeth with melted chihuahua cheese and creamy mole ($9.95).
Houston Press named Molina's Cantina Houston's Best Tex-Mex Restaurant in 2009 and Texas Monthly put it in its Yellow Cheese Hall of Fame, and Men's Health named the chili con carne with cheese enchiladas one of America's greatest guy foods. Yelpers give the Westheimer Road location a 3.5-star average, and the Washington Avenue location an average of three stars. While some reviewers have mixed opinions of the food at the Westheimer Road location, most love the chili con queso.
Woodlake/ Briar Meadow
7901 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77063Get Directions