After two years, the festival makes its glorious return to the Capital City, and the dining scene is a little different but no less enticing.
Where to find the region's specialties, from mammoth breakfast tacos to old-school barbacoa.
The vibes these restaurants cultivate, from the “South Texas diner” to the “Tex-Mex palace,” say as much about them as the food does.
With 38 nominations, our restaurants and chefs are coming in hot after last year's awards were canceled. The group is the most diverse it's ever been.
After a death threat on a U.S. official halted the importation of Mexican avocados this week, restaurants and grocers remain optimistic.
After breaking off from Mariachi's Dine-In, taquero Angel Fuentes puts a more personal spin on his tacos and pozoles.
With inflation and supply issues plaguing the state’s taquerias and Mexican restaurants, they’re counting on loyal customers to see them through.
While enchiladas are the specialty at Tortilleria La Potosina, the tacos also benefit from the fresh, handmade nixtamalized tortillas.
These taquerias, trucks, and restaurants show why this region is one of the best in the state for tacos.
From a word-of-mouth backyard pop-up to a nationally lauded brick-and-mortar, the Oak Cliff location of Trompo was a spot like no other. Now it’s gone.
This Tex-Mex wonderland of a city has some of the best taquerias in the state.
Run by a third-generation tortilla-maker, Tortilleria Terrell also offers tacos, tamales, gorditas, and enchiladas.
A creation by Dallas's Alfonso Hernandez is the pièce de résistance of any party.
Specialized taquerias and modernist Mexican restaurants offer more choices than ever before.
A prickly pear cookie, a revelatory bowl of birria ramen, and twelve other extraordinary things our taco editor tasted this year.
Don’t miss the horchata cold brew.
At Trill Foods, Nick Belloni is making some of the city’s most creative dishes.
Stunts aside, Taqueria Los Angeles makes some of the best burritos in North Texas.
Don’t worry: there’s not actually taco meat brewed in.
Texas chefs are putting a fresh spin on the dish, which often comes loaded with toppings—or even lit on fire.
Selections from Brownsville, San Antonio, Bellaire, and more showcase the wide variety of vibrant foods in the Lone Star State.
This might be the biggest taco trend since birria de res.
Just don’t say it’s “elevating” Mexican food.
The founders of Los Danzantes ATX bring the same vitality to their food and their dancing.
The El Paso taqueria offers fresh tortillas, creative fillings, and fiery salsas that nod to Dragon Ball fandom.
While figuring out how to eat one might seem daunting, it's well worth the effort.
The chef's special tacos—think lobster tail draped with mole verde and maitake mushrooms topped with burrata and pickled peppers—make José on Lovers a must-visit.
In Laredo, Chopchop offers a tasty Tejano take on the Thai dessert.
The thirty-year-old South Texas joint serves lessons in flavor and living.
This Rio Grande City smoke shack has barbecue in its name, but its Mexican dishes really shine.
A historic road outside El Paso teems with under-the-radar taco stops.
The iconic dish takes myriad forms, including a sixteen-foot giant (available across Texas) and a tamale sandwich.
At this old-school spot, you could get your dusty pickup washed while munching on a taco or an omelet.
This cooling, rejuvenating summer drink is made up of four ingredients that you already have at home: water, lime juice, ice, and sugar.
The Dallas Viet-Mex joint serves up one-of-a-kind delights, from boba horchata to a burrito stuffed with pho fixings.
A Texas Monthly investigation.
From dousing a fire to fund-raising for a chef's medical bills and hosting pop-ups, this group is changing the city's competitive dining culture.
Find happiness on a stick at these five Texas paleterías.
Don’t miss the Hummus a la Mexicana.
The Lone Star State and Kansas share a long, rich taco tradition. We ate our way through KC and picked five of our favorites.
The tacos at Naco’s Mexican Eatery are some of the best I've tried this year—and they’re refreshingly simple.
Venture beyond the yellow cheese.
Plus: Tacodeli is opening a “cousin restaurant” in West Austin, and Filipino tacos are trending.
Surprising dishes—bulgogi trompo tacos, anyone?—fill the menu at La Fonda de Jaime 2.0.
The next time you hear a California transplant claim that there’s no good Mexican food in Texas, send them to Valerie’s Taco Stand.
Plus, Rusty Taco expands to San Antonio and Mother's Day specials abound.
This niche of the food industry is still male dominated, but women have always done the real work behind the scenes.
Plus: a Houston traveler tries to smuggle drugs in a taco, iguana tacos come to El Paso, and French tacos are trés chic.
This Dallas food trailer is still finding its footing, but it’s mastered the huarache—a sandal-shaped masa dough piled high with a range of delicious toppings.
El Perrito celebrates the flavors of Texas’s oft-forgotten westernmost city.