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Jun 18, 2007 04:22 PM

Eats in Lubbock

Going to Lubbock on business on 6/26. Any recommendations for good eats in downtown area?

Looking for Mexican or TexMex.

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  1. I lived in Lubbock about 3 years ago, and I have to say, I was quite disappointed with the quality of Tex-Mex out there. However, I came to know and LOVE Vietnamese food by way of a little place called Saigon Cafe on 50th street near Quaker.

    If you are looking for something a bit nicer, Stellas (50th near Quaker as well) serves solid Italian food in a more upscale atmosphere.

    As far as Mex/TexMex, it was mostly chains, and disappointing chains at that. I'm sure there is something better out there, but I just wasn't in the know.

    1. Jalisco's on Q, south of 19th is good.

      There's also a place called Durango's on Main that was pretty good.

      Although not downtown, Montelongos on the Clovis Highway is about 5 minutes from downtown and also pretty good.

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      1. re: MarcusB

        Try Jazz on 19th, just east of the Hospital complex. Cajun and pretty good. Been there a LONG time, which is good for Lubbock.

        Completely off the food (Tex-Mex) topic - try Pete's Drive Inns...especially the Pastrami sandwichs. don't go looking for an east coast version, but something completely unique and very good. Pete's are on Ave Q about 10th and on East 34th, East of I-27. Both have been around a LONG time.

        Mexican food places come and go quickly.