Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

What's your favorite BBQ place and Mexican restaurant in Houston?

What's your favorite BBQ place and Mexican restaurant in Houston?

Old Jun 15th, 2007, 02:08 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 24,318
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What's your favorite BBQ place and Mexican restaurant in Houston?

What's your favorite BBQ place and Mexican restaurant in Houston? And if you could, tell me what dish you recommend eating there. Any favorites? Thanks for the help!
volcanogirl is offline  
Old Jun 15th, 2007, 02:11 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 780
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The chain "Gringo's Kitchen" is excellent.
egret is offline  
Old Jun 15th, 2007, 02:40 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 27,867
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I really liked Pappas for BBQ; there are several locations.
DebitNM is offline  
Old Jun 15th, 2007, 03:15 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Las Alamedas for shrimp fajitas.

We like Goode Company's Mexican restaurant and I hear their BBQ restaurant isn't bad either.
memejw is offline  
Old Jun 15th, 2007, 03:38 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 183
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Esclante is a great tex mex place. It's in Meyerland. 610/Beechnut. Chips and enchilidas are great! So is the rice.
gluvscats is offline  
Old Jun 15th, 2007, 04:20 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 780
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Pappas BBQ is quite good.
egret is offline  
Old Jun 16th, 2007, 05:16 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,221
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
BBQ - Otto's (especially ribs)

Mexican - Pico's (More true Mexican than Tex-Mex) Their Huesteca Chilpolte is excellent.
dfr4848 is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2007, 05:23 AM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 24,318
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks, everyone - this is exactly what I was looking for. Cheers!
volcanogirl is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2007, 08:28 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 85
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Best Tex Mex is at a place called Tony's on Ella Blvd. They have expanded many times in the past several years and there is still a 2 hour wait on Friday's. Obviously better to not go on Friday! Some will argue in favor of more Mex Mex, but if you want the real Houston Mexican experience, Tony's is really excellent.

The Barbeque Inn on Crosstimbers is family owned for about 50 years and has great BBQ. They are also known for their fried shrimp. Many Houston politicians eat there.
scorrell is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2007, 08:32 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,226
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Mama Ninfa's
starrsville is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2007, 08:39 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 85
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
starsville - i like the original Nifa's on Navigation, but the others are, imho, nothing special.

another chain TexMex place is Chuy's and I think it is better than Nifa's (other than the one on Navigation).
scorrell is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2007, 10:53 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,226
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The original one is the only one I've eaten at - well, in Houston anyway. I eat at the one in downtown Atlanta a lot and have always enjoyed it.
starrsville is offline  
Old Jul 2nd, 2007, 08:21 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 77
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Here are my votes:

Best BBQ - Goode Company BBQ on Kirby near Hwy 59. We usually get the 2 meat combo dinners (love the brisket and sausage, chicken is good, too) with rice (Jambalaya Texana), potato salad, and/or jalapeno pinto beans depending on our mood. Comes w/a slice of jalapeno cheese bread. The pecan pie is a favorite, too.

For Mexican: Papasito's or Goode Co Taqueria (across Kirby from the BBQ) are our Tex-Mex favorites. Pico's is also good. Hugo's on Westhiemer is our favorite for interior Mexican food (i.e., not Tex-Mex).
vmonk is offline  
Old Jul 18th, 2007, 02:13 PM
  #14  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 24,318
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks, all - we went to Pappas BBQ, and the brisket was to die for - looking forward to trying the other places too.
volcanogirl is offline  
Old Jul 18th, 2007, 02:25 PM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 667
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The very best Mexican is at Teotihuacan, and also it's inexpensive--1511 Airline, and two other locations. Two of us ate there Saturday and the bill was less than $30, and that included margaritas. Everything they have is good--snapper gringo, enchiladas verdes, great fajitas, fried stuffed avocado. Pico's is really good, too, especially the margaritas and spinach enchiladas and huachinango al la veracruzana, but Teotihuacan is the best deal.
maryanntex is offline  
Old Aug 6th, 2007, 06:33 AM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 150
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Teotihuacan - the best, but we go to the one on West Bellfort. Not the best area of town, but great food and inexpensive too!

For breakfast tacos, Sunrise Taquitos, on SW side also. Great food, cute decor.
msdotliz is offline  
Old Sep 15th, 2007, 04:02 PM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I second Tony's on Ella. Amazing Carne Guisada and their Margs are dangerous.

BBQ - Goode's BBQ
bisquit is offline  
Old Sep 17th, 2007, 01:51 PM
  #18  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 334
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Living in the heights, I'd have to second Tonys on Ella Blvd. And we love Juanitas on W. TC Jester...great food. For BBQ, Luling City BBQ gets my vote.
jewela is offline  
Old Sep 17th, 2007, 04:27 PM
  #19  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 278
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
For Mexican food, Molina's and Chuy's get my vote. Both are very good and Molina's is unbelievably quick.

Haven't really eaten at any BBQ places. Can't get past the mexican food.
be_6489 is offline  
Old Nov 8th, 2007, 08:40 PM
  #20  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,009
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This place is not a sit down restaurant but has some of the best take away BBQ I've ever had and their prices can't be beat. I use to work in the area about 30 yrs ago and it's still as good today as it was then.

Guy's Market on OST between Almeda and Yellowstone, not far from Reliant Center.
bettyk is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:34 AM.