Houston's Top 10 Tex-Mex Restaurants

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Looking for good Tex-Mex? Look no further! We asked ABC13 viewers for their favorite places around town and put together the top 10 list!


There are 10 Gringo's locations in the Houston-area, so from Spring to Texas City, there's a spot for everyone. The original is in Pearland and it opened in 1993. In addition to serving up delicious Tex-Mex, Gringo's plays a huge role in the community by hosting fundraiser nights and making generous donations to our schools and organizations.

Lopez Mexican Restaurant
The Lopez family opened the restaurant in 1978, and the family has been serving up Tex-Mex favorites ever since.

Jimmy Changa's
Jimmy Changa's has four locations - Pasadena, League City, Katy and Pearland. All active military, veterans and first responders receive a 50 percent discount with ID every day! For everyone else, the Wild Tribe to receive discounts and special offers!

Chuy's is an Austin, Texas original that has since gone national. The owners had a vision of a fun and funky Tex-Mex restaurant that served authentic and fresh food in an atmosphere that appealed to everyone. Even though it's a large chain, everything is always fresh and never frozen.

There are three Teotihuacan locations in the Houston area - one on Irvington, Airline, or West Bellfort. The restaurant on Irvington is the original location where the owners split their time amongst all the jobs that make a restaurant operate. Now the Teo family is over 100 people! Make sure to join the Teo Club to receive special discounts and offers!

Original Ninfa's on Navigation
The Original Ninfa's on Navigation is where it all started. Mama Ninfa first stuffed chargrilled sliced beef into a handmade flour tortilla and launched the national fajita craze. Their flour tortillas cannot be beat!

The Don'key
The Don'Key doors opened in 1984 in Pasadena, and they're famous for their Don'KeyRitas and fajitas. Sign up for their Don'Key emails and they'll reward you on your birthday and anniversary.

Lupe Tortilla
Several viewers told us that Lupe Tortilla has the best beef fajitas around. If you haven't tried them, there are more than a dozen local spots, so what are you waiting for?

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Monterey's Little Mexico
There are Monterey's Little Mexico locations all over town! They celebrate Cinco every month at Monterey's. Use your Loyalty Card to get free food! You get one reward point for every dollar spent at Monterey's. Earn $8 as a reward for every $100 spent.

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