Category: Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex | October 13, 2023

#643: Ochoa’s (Athens, TX)

As a member of the Davida Spotter Movement, the sign for Ochoa’s caught my eye when in Athens. Their tacos were traditional Tex-Mex fare but really well-seasoned and tasty. It […]

Tex-Mex | August 14, 2022

#604: Brisket Tacos at Cotton Patch Cafe

It’s rare that a chain restaurant has especially noteworthy tacos, and this was no exception. Decent but lackluster brisket and average accompaniments.

Tex-Mex | February 25, 2022

#594: Brisket Tacos at Alma Smokehouse BBQ

Late last fall, I found myself in Alma, TX fortuitously crossing paths with my friend Niki, a long haul truck driver, their stopping point for the night being along my […]

Tex-Mex | November 12, 2021

#586: Asada al Carbón at Maria Sol

Nothing like watching the sunset with tacos and mojitos at the end of the Santa Monica Pier. Relatively simple asada tacos with lightly seasoned steak and a mild, smooth, and […]

Tex-Mex | November 11, 2021

#558: Indian Taco from Hooker’s Grill

How could I not support my local Hooker’s? My friend Jess recommended I try my first “puffy taco” at this little hole in the wall in the stockyards. It was […]

Tex-Mex | July 4, 2020

#511: Steak Street Tacos at El Fenix

I had admittedly low expectations going into El Fenix. The menu and exterior of the restaurant gave me that typical Tex-Mex, diluted, bland vibes that I got a lot from […]