Let’s Taco ‘Bout the Best Mexican Food in West Houston

One of the best things about living in Houston is our close proximity to Mexico. And with that close proximity, it’s easy to find delicious, authentic Mexican food in the city. Here are the top Mexican restaurants in West Houston.

Fonda Santa Rosa Mexican Cuisine
Serving up traditional Mexico City-style cuisine, Fonda Santa Rosa Mexican Cuisine is a mouthful to say, and a mouth full of delicious food. Dive into the classics, like enchiladas or chile relleno, or try something new like the molcajete mixto. On the weekends, you can enjoy a traditional Mexican buffet, or if you are hosting an event, enjoy catering by Fonda Santa Rosa.

For those who didn’t take Spanish in high school, Caracol means “snail” en Español. This seafood restaurant takes its inspiration from the nearly 6,000 miles of coastline Mexico enjoys. Mexico borders the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, providing a variety of marine life to choose from for the robust Caracol menu. Chef Hugo Ortega creates a dining experience that brings home the various customary tastes of many of Mexico’s coastal states. This is complemented by a lush dessert menu by Executive Pastry Chef Ruben Ortega and a carefully curated wine list by Sommelier Sean Beck.

Laurenzo’s El Tiempo Cantina
El Tiempo Cantina has a long history with Houston and is a classic American success story. The Laurenzo family saga began with Ninfa and her Italian husband Thomas’ unique Mexican-Italian food blend. They owned a food manufacturing company until Thomas’ death in 1969. Then Mama Ninfa’s Tex Mex restaurants were born. These went strong until their bankruptcy in the 90s. Undeterred, Mama Ninfa’s son Roland Laurenzo built El Tiempo Cantina from the ashes of his mother’s restaurant empire. Now, there are eight Houston locations serving up delectable comida and absolutely scrumptious margaritas. Everything is made in-house, from the salad dressings to the tortillas. This Houston family-owned chain is a great place to enjoy quality Mexican food in a fun atmosphere!

Tacos Tex-Apache
Sometimes you want to get a street taco on the street. That’s where Tacos Tex-Apache comes in. Located on the corner of Richmond and Dunvale, this taco truck has won the hearts of thousands. It is exactly what you would expect from a taco truck: street tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas. But one bite and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about.

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