Restaurants in Texas

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You might not be familiar with the Mexican martini, a generous margarita-style cocktail served around Austin. According to legend, this bar introduced... Read More

Opened in 2012, Cenote is another stylish spot with options to suit your every beverage mood. The coffee, beer and wine are paired with a food menu that... Read More

The café at the mega-gourmet grocery has outdoor seating with plenty of running-around room for the youngsters, as well as a kids' menu. Besides the... Read More

Thanks to a tagline that promises Churrascos is "further south than you have ever been before," patrons expect to find the best Latin American American... Read More

The Westchase location of Michael Cordúa's upscale Latin American franchise offers a cozier setting than its more contemporary River Oaks sibling... Read More

For honest, spicy enchiladas and authentic Mexican fare. Read More

The Hula Hut serves large portions of Tex-Mex cuisine with Polynesian touches (typically involving pineapple slices), often accompanied by pitchers... Read More

An open kitchen greets patrons at this petite and popular Clarksville spot. Cozy up in a booth inside or on the pecan-shaded deck, and enjoy a... Read More

Resembling an Old West outpost, this barbecue restaurant is housed in a rustic, one-story wooden building in Tioga, about an hour north of Dallas. The... Read More

Much of Main Street was on the verge of collapse when this first-class chocolate boutique and restaurant opened several years ago. Chocolatier Ken... Read More

Serving pizza made with ingredients from the on-site garden in a wood burning oven, the no-reservations eatery's cult following isn't deterred by large... Read More

Perched on one of the busiest corners in Montrose, this coffee shop and bakery bustles from early morning 'til evening, and is an uber-hip setting for... Read More

Even the most laid-back of towns needs a certifiably fancy restaurant or two. Since 2010, Congress has been making its mark in Austin thanks to... Read More

Contigo—the mostly-outdoor East Austin restaurant—is modeled after Contigo, the ranch in South Texas. Contigo describes its fare as “fresh, quality bar... Read More

Order the signature two-inch-thick pork chop and brisket directly from the pit. Read More

The people-watching is as good as the Italian at this Rice Village hot spot, where fans congregate over authentic, thin crust pizzas topped with black... Read More

Stop by for grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, cult-favorite Coca-Cola from Mexico, and a stellar burger topped with crumbly cheddar. Read More

I love the savory and satisfying biscuit bowl Counter Culture serves at brunch—and as a former Georgian, I take my biscuits and gravy very seriously. It... Read More

Repeat travelers to Rockport know to head to this popular eatery—known for its fresh, Cajun-style seafood—for their first supper in town. If... Read More

The frozen-avocado margarita is the most famous option at this consistently good Interior-Mexican spot in South Austin, but I’m more a fan of the light... Read More

Often lauded as the best Italian restaurant in Houston, Da Marco is set in an unassuming Montrose cottage that belies an elegant interior of hardwood... Read More

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