What’s as popular in Texas as pickup trucks and football? Mexican food! It’s everywhere, with half the convenience stores from Dalhart to Harlingen seemingly boasting in-house taquerias these days. But with so many choices, how to find the best spots? Ask gastronomy experts, of course.
These 6 top chefs and 1 culinary director in the state’s largest cities shared where they go for the tastiest Mexican food in their towns. You can be sure their faves—from tiny dives to nicer digs—are worth the trip, no matter where you live.