When real Mexican food mixed with the big and beefy tastes of the Lone Star state, the most glorious of all the cuisines was born: the almighty Tex-Mex. And with it came delicious things like queso dip, steak fajitas, and quadruple-sized margaritas with cerveza floaters -- all of which you can find nearly anywhere in this beautiful, slightly overweight city of ours. To help narrow down your choices, here are the ones most worthy of that 5mi run you’re going to need tomorrow:
El Tiempo Cantina Multiple locations
Over 15 years of stuffing our guts with all things hot and cheesy makes this chain a Houston institution. Start with a 3x-the-strength strawberry frozen marg (nobody’s judging), then go totally nuts on brisket nachos and chorizo queso before getting a second margarita and a second wind. Now order a tower of sizzling steak fajitas (with an upgrade to the filet, duh), down another margarita, and soar into meat and tequila bliss.