Though it’s pretty awesome that we could have made this entire list about tacos, we’re not going to do that, because 1) you live here, so you already have your favorite taqueria, and 2) we don’t feel like getting yelled at for not including it. So without further ado, here are the best sub-$5 foods this city has to offer (don't worry, there are SOME tacos):
Pretty much anywhere
Hit literally any Mexican eatery or market along places like Airline or Navigation for tamales better than your abuela makes. And you should always be on the lookout for the Texas Tamale Company at pop-ups and festivals, where five bucks will get you a half-dozen of them.