Restaurants in Texas

For honest, spicy enchiladas and authentic Mexican fare.

Just down the street from Minute Maid Park, this restaurant is a lunchtime favorite for downtown business folks. Knickknacks like plastic dolls and little teacups are fastened to the walls of the kitschy dining room, where customers can settle in for authentic, homemade Mexican eats.

Corny to say, but eating at Mark's can be a religious experience, and although it occupies an early 1920's brick church complete with sanctuary, side chapel, choir, and pulpit, it has little to do with the architecture or former tenant.

Located in the Arts District, Stephan Pyles derives its name from its chef, Esquire Magazine's 2006 Chef of the Year and the "father of Southwestern cuisine." The walls of the dining room feature terra-cotta bricks from the original 1963 building, as well as artwork from local Dallas artists, but

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The postmodern barbecue joint, housed among mid-construction condo buildings in an airy, historic brick warehouse, delivers outstanding barbecued chicken, moist and with a clove-y smoke character. Chase your bbq with a hoppy Lost Gold IPA from Blanco, Texas.

Located off the beaten path in the West Campus neighborhood, this second-story restaurant is known for its Mediterranean small plates and inventive cocktails. The covered patio caters to a 30-something happy hour crowd, while the candlelit dining room is popular with couples.

A North Dallas landmark for more than 20 years, the original Del Frisco’s is known for its date-worthy atmosphere and exquisite cuisine. Dark mahogany, brass chandeliers, fireplaces, and subdued lighting provide masculine touches to the main dining room, divided into upper and lower levels.

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A North Dallas tradition since 1938, this family-owned café is located in a renovated red-brick house that maintains residential elements such as original bathtubs.

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Located in Houston’s Rice Village, Benjy’s offers modern American dining experience. Inside the dining room, exposed light bulbs dangle from the high ceiling, and white leather chairs curve around glass-topped tables.