The best Mexican food this side of the border is in Texas! Perhaps I’m a bit biased since it’s my home state, but reality is, folks from all over the world come here to experience the exciting flavors of Mexican food…albeit for the most part Tex-Mex.
Growing up in Houston my favorite Mexican food spot was Los Tios. I fell for their puffy chile con queso tacos early on. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I asked the Los Tios folks if they would share one of their delicious recipes, and they doubled-down! Check out their tasty shrimp enchiladas and their Pechuga Rellena…a chicken breast stuffed with spinach and creamy cheese.
Of course, these days there are lots of options in H-town for wonderful Mexican food. Hugo’s is fabulous, and its dishes stay true to their Mexican counterparts south of the border!
Chef Hugo Ortega came to Houston from Mexico as a dish washer. True to the American dream, Hugo is now one of the most successful and recognized chefs in Houston.
Hugo shared his recipe for one of his amazing Chile Rellenos. Hugo does a variety of stuffed chilies, and they’re all wonderful! You’ll notice that the batter for the chile on this one is a mixture of flour and cotija cheese…yum!
If you don’t want to try the recipe at home, check out Hugo’s Cinco De Mayo brunch celebration on Sunday, May 5. You can call get more info at 713-524-7744.
Another of my favorite go-to spots for Mexican food is Sylvia’s Enchiladas. I’ve probably tried at least a dozen of her 18 enchilada varieties—all are really good!
For die-hard Tex-Mex fans, El Real in Montrose delivers. Their puffy tacos are delicious and remind me of a spot in San Antonio said to have originated the puffy taco—Henry’s Puffy Tacos. If you’re ever there, try them out!
If you’re celebrating the Cinco de Mayo weekend at home, I’ve got tons of great Mexican food recipes on Goodtaste.tv like Boudro’s Famous Tableside Guacamole, a delicious Enchiladas Verdes and the iconic Mi Tierra’s vegetable enchiladas.
For more great recipes and wine pairing ideas, head to my website Goodtaste.tv.