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Lunch near Stafford Center (Houston)

Lily Dale Sep 18, 2009 05:53 AM

I'll be attending the Hot Sauce Festival tomorrow at the Stafford Center. Any good lunch spots near by to shore us up for the big event?

  1. air Sep 18, 2009 06:02 AM

    I'd go to Huarache Azteca. Basically a taco stand/joint, and arguably the best in all of Houston. Tacos and huaraches are both outstanding. You're going on a weekend so get the lamb, it's unbelievably tender and has incredible flavor.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/634773
    http://www.houstonpress.com/2008-07-0...

    Tornado Burger is also nearby and they have burgers similar to In-N-Out burger.

    1. d
      dexmat Sep 18, 2009 09:23 AM

      Absolutely agree with Huarache Azteca Express; it's very close and will probably be very busy. I'd pass on Tornado unless you're just really jonesing for a burger for some reason.

      For something different, in the evening only, drive up Murphy/1092 toward Houston, cross 59 and then through one more light and look for Bansuri Indian Food Corner on your left, a truck dispensing the street foods of Mumbai. Open only a few hours in the early evening and closed Sunday; be prepared for a long line.

      1. j
        jscarbor Sep 18, 2009 11:27 AM

        huarache Azteca is awesome.
        Lopez for solid Tex/Mex is at Murphy Rd/Wilcrest near Hwy 59.
        Heritage for good Indian food on Hwy 90.

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        1. re: jscarbor
          Lily Dale Sep 19, 2009 07:16 AM

          Thanks for the recs!

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