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Mar 2, 2009 01:21 PM

Lunch in Houston

I'm from the northeast originally but recently moved to Austin. I love Mexican food but am told repeatedly that I am not getting Mexican food in Austin on par with the offerings in Houston. Well, it just so happens that I will be driving through Houston on a few weeks and want to stop for lunch to sample some of this fine Mexican food I have heard so much about. Can someone recommend a good Mexican lunch spot? Thanks!

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  1. If you're looking for authentic Mexican food, try La Mexicana on Montrose and Fairview. I have been going there for about 15 years and it is never disappointing.

    1. El Tiempo, Teotujuacan(no idea if this is correct spelling), Lopez, etc. Otilla's, Picos, Gorditas Aquascaliente for more mex. Hugos for better than fonda San Miguel higer end mexican.
      That being said, Austin has some really good Mex.

      1. What part of town will you be in? Red Onion (Central American more than Mexican) on 290 is great. Teotihuacan is on Airline not far from I-10 and very authentic. They have a great deal on lunch. Pico's is my favorite, but might be a little out of your way coming from Austin. Hugo's is good, but much more upscale than the others.

        1. 100% Taquito on the SW freeway is the best.

          1. Where have you been in Austin that they have told you is not Mexican food? It depends on what you are looking for, Tex-Mex or real Mexican food. Do you have any preference? What are your favorite dishes to order at a mexican restaurant? These questions will help narrow the search down, because there are so many!