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Texas is known for its Tex Mex cooking. Tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas: it is impossible to take a trip to the Lone Star State without partaking in the cuisine that is practically a religion for all who live here. While tacos have been a staple for Texans for years, what is new are spots that put a modern flair on the old, beloved snack. Check out some of the best spots in the state and take a tour of Texas through its food. It might be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
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1901 Avenue H, Rosenberg, TX 77471, USA
Sometimes the best hidden gems are those that sprouted up a bit unexpectedly. Bob’s Taco Station in Rosenberg started out with just a few tables for patrons inside a gas station—the kind of spot only locals could possibly know about. Word spread...
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609 8th St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301, USA
Around the Panhandle Plains of Texas, the phrase “red taco” means one thing, and one thing only: Casa Manana, in Wichita Falls. Opened by brothers Alex and Nick Karr, and their father, Pete, back in 1947, the Casa's menu is made up of recipes...
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1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
main street in downtown dallas has it going on. let's start with the joule hotel, which is the heartbeat of the area, and specifically cbd provisions, the restaurant on the ground floor that is so much more than a hotel restaurant. everything here...
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108 Poplar St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
With locations in San Marcos, College Station, and Woodway, one of the best aspects of Fuego Tortilla Grill is that you can enjoy their tacos at several stops on a tour of the Lone Star State. Trust us: once you try their inventive and fun flavor...
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801 S Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
When you drive up to Fuel City, you'll see a car wash—Fuel City Wash, to be exact—backed by a windmill and some palm trees, and boasting a red neon sign that brightly reads, "TACOS." You may be a bit confused, but you’re hungry, so you wander in...
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2300 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
For the past 35 years, this family-run business on the east side of Austin has been serving up some of the most authentic Tex Mex in the state. Juan and Myrna Meza’s entire family is involved, from “guelita” (short for abuelita), the grandma, to...
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2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003, USA
The slogan is bold: “The best Mexican food in Texas since Texas was in Mexico.” And there’s reason for the sense of pride at the original Ninfas on Navigation: this is the spot where Mama Ninfa Laurenzo started the nationwide fajita craze, when...
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3243, 108 S Main St, Bryan, TX 77803, USA
If you know anything about College Station, you know that it is proudly the home of Texas A&M University and those fightin’ Texas Aggies. And you also may know that a common saying in Aggieland starts with the very words, “I got a little story for...
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310 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA
Fort Worth is known as Cowtown, and Reata prides itself on that tradition with its cowboy cooking, which is a blending of Mexican, Creole, and Southwestern styles. There’s also a rustic elegant feel when you enter the place; you feel like this is...
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1500 Spyglass Dr, Austin, TX 78746, USA
When you pull up to Tacodeli in Austin, you feel like you’re arriving to the taco spot that was made for this town: The exterior is brightly colored, with a touch of fun Austin whimsy; the property is surrounded by trees; and the employees are...
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5321 E Mockingbird Ln #105, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Enter Urban Taco and you're stepping in to a world of modern and elegant Mexican cuisine—a world of exposed wooden ceiling beams and classy decor. But what draws you in as you take a closer look are the vivid colors and freshness of the food and...
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822 SW 19th St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
“What is a puffy taco?” you may ask when you hear about this dish that’s popular in San Antonio. Well, Ray’s Drive Inn is the place to get them, and Arturo Lopez is the man who’s responsible for this unique taco’s popularity. He trademarked the...