What’s the Best Tex-Mex Restaurant in Houston? Vote Now to Decide — and Take Home $250 From the Winning Restaurant

Tex-Mex is the food of Houston in many ways. But what’s the Best Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston? You get to decide by voting for your rightful champ in PaperCity’s Tex-Mex Restaurant Challenge. The winning restaurant takes home serious bragging rights, but you get a chance to win big too.

One voter will be randomly selected to win a $250 gift card from whichever restaurant emerges as the Tex-Mex champion. That’s some serious fajita buying power. You can vote once per day — and the more times you vote, the more chances you have to win.

The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

In many ways, Ninfa’s is the place where it all began. “Mama” Ninfa Laurenzo opened this restaurant in 1973, grilling skirt steak for “tacos al carbon,” what we now know as fajitas.
Ninfa’s is largely responsible for popularizing fajitas — for good reason.

Lupe Tortilla

Lupe Tortilla

The fresh, soft tortillas at Lupe are second to none, and some would say ginormous. Browned to perfection, the flour tortillas manage to be both thin and chewy at the same time. The corn alternatives are on the fluffier side, and still a knockout.

El Tiempo

El Tiempo

El Tiempo and Ninfa’s have a fierce rivalry — for good reason. People tend to pick sides in this debate, but there is no question both are top contenders for the big prize. El Tiempo’s Vegas Combo Plate — beef fajita, crunchy beef taco and cheese enchilada — shows its versatility.

Lupita's Restaurant

Lupita's Restaurant

This authentic (and now often packed) find in Sugar Land offers fresh, hot specialties like Stuffed Pollo, two grilled pechugas stuffed with spinach and Amanda Steak with ranchero sauce and Monterrey jack cheese. It’s a popular breakfast spot, courtesy of its chicken chilaquiles and more American fare like fluffy pancakes.

La Guadalupana Bakery & Cafe

La Guadalupana Bakery & Cafe

This sweet little spot is dedicated to serving the best baked goods and breakfast. It’s colorful but as casual as it gets. You’ll definitely find signature breakfast tacos, but they treat the Most Important Meal of The Day well, with savory tortas, tostadas, gorditas and more.

Irma's Southwest Grill

Irma's Southwest Grill

Irma’s is an institution for a reason. After all these years, it still doesn’t have a menu. If it’s Tex-Mex and a reasonable request, they’ll make it for you. It’s not about being fancy at Irma’s. It’s about having fun — and enjoying a margarita or three.

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