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Because Tacos Always Sound Good

For too long now, Austin has been the designated food city of Texas. Its food truck trend put Austin on the proverbial food map. I’ve always felt Houston’s food scene is underrated and unfairly eclipsed by Austin. In a city this size, you are going to be met with a wealth of diverse and unique restaurants. In fact, true foodies prefer Houston for its international cuisine.

But even the most refined Houstonian occasionally wants a meal they can count on. One that’s familiar and comforting. Every once in a while, you just want a taco.

Houston is trailing Austin pretty closely with its growing selection of premier taco spots. Here are my top three:

Chiloso’s Taco House

The name says it all. This quaint, cozy restaurant in the Heights serves more than just tacos. But their breakfast tacos are something to write home about. We take breakfast tacos pretty seriously in this city and a worthy breakfast taco is so much more than sausage, egg and cheese wrapped in a tortilla. Heights dwellers are lucky to be close to this place.

Torchy’s Tacos

Torchy’s Tacos has several locations in Austin and they are all functioning at capacity at any given time of day. Needless to say, the opening of the Shepherd location in Houston was highly anticipated. Torchy’s brought their beloved menu of Tex-Mex-with-a-twist tacos to Houston and this block in Montrose will never be the same. Even carnivores will love the Fried Avocado taco and wash it down with a gallon of their queso. If you can walk there, do it. You’ll save yourself some calories and dodge the den of chaos that is Torchy’s parking lot.

Tacos a Gogo

Midtowners know the face of Tacos a Gogo like she’s their own mother. That exclusive club just expanded as the beloved street-style taco joint just opened a new location in the Heights. If the Heights gets any cooler, Austin’s going to get jealous.

At the end of the day, it’s not about comparisons. Houston is Houston. Austin is Austin. But when it comes to tacos, it’s all about comparisons. What is your go-to taco spot?


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