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Diners' Choice: Mexican restaurants in Houston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Mexican cuisine in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen - Vintage restaurant
4.8
4.8 (43)
$30 and under
Mexican
North Side
About the restaurant
Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen is an exciting concept kitchen that strives to bring elevated Mexican cuisine to a modern audience. The menu reflects the rich variety of Mexican cuisine, with a plethora of options to suit any craving. Each dish is made to order using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. The restaurant strives to provide a traditional and modern interpretation of all family recipes. Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen offers special happy hour pricing Monday through Friday with appetizers and drinks. Start with an appetizer. Order the street corn, spicy chicharron, ceviche costeno or the pork belly in salsa verde. For entrees, get the risotto Mexicano, pescado a la veracruzana or the lamb shank. Not feeling that hungry? Guests can order tacos, quesadillas or fajitas a la carte. Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen is good for families, small and large groups or just a night out on the town.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Ambriza staff was very friendly and accommodating each person in our party.
A photo of Flora restaurant
4.7
4.7 (582)
$30 and under
Mexican
Montrose
About the restaurant
While breathtaking park views and 40+ chandeliers are enough to make anyone fall in love with this glass treehouse, this dining destination also offers a top-notch culinary experience that explores the flavors and energy of the small towns of Mexico with a Texas touch. FLORA’s contemporary approach reimagines what Mexican food can be – offering familiar flavors and iconic dishes, newly interpreted. FLORA strips away the formality of dining with a focus on clean, organic, high-quality food made with love, made by hand. The stunning brass and marble bar, teeming with tequila and mezcal, sets the tone for a lively social scene and the unparalleled outdoor terrace is the quintessential Houston outdoor dining experience. For parties of 7+ guests, please submit a private dining request. Out of respect for our chandeliers, we do not allow balloons. We ask that you celebrate your special occasions with our desserts as we do not allow outside cakes. We ask that you leave your pets at home.
Top review
KathrynDvip
Dined 5 days ago
Valet was helpful during dumping rain, greeted by hostess and promptly sat. Greeted by several waiters. Food and drinks were so good. Great attention to our waters. & excellent service Enjoyed visiting with the Gm. Very friendly and a wonderful experience
A photo of Xalisko Cocina Mexicana restaurant
4.7
4.7 (367)
$31 to $50
Mexican
The Woodlands
About the restaurant
Chef Beatriz Martines
When ideas, hard work and talent meet, there's only one thing to look forward to...
~XALISKO~
A new Mexican gastronomy experience has been created with thought of heritage and the ingredients of your life experience.
Tradition pasted down for generations accompanied by years of cultivating a personal touch to this amazing cuisine. You will see signs of utilizing the most important crops of the Xalisko area: rice, corn, avocados, etc... traditional dessert from the area of Jalisco, Michoacan and Nayarit, and smart seleccion of Mexican, Mexican Spirits and artisanal beer.
Top review
MikeC
Dined 1 day ago
Third time going to Xalisko. The food is amazing and the service is on point. Definitely will make this place a regular spot for dining.
A photo of Soto's Cantina - Grant Rd restaurant
4.7
4.7 (18)
$30 and under
Mexican
Vintage Park
About the restaurant
Family-Owned
Mexican Restaurant
Serving Houston, TX
Soto’s Cantina is an award-winning Mexican restaurant proudly serving the Houston, Cypress, Jersey Village, and Spring, TX communities. Here at our restaurant, we feature authentic Mexican food prepared from generations of family recipes and delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, including local favorites like fajitas, Chile Rellenos, Quinoa, Shrimp Tacos, and Especialidades.



Our delicious burritos, tacos, flautas, and fajitas continually receive a surplus of rave reviews, including being called the best fajitas in all of Texas! In addition to our great food, delicious margaritas, and delightful atmosphere, Juan Soto has also thoughtfully incorporated healthy options into our menu so everyone can find something they love.



Place an order online or visit us soon; we look forward to serving you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 5, 2024
The management is amazing. Mariachi was a bit loud inside but always good drinks.
A photo of Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Houston restaurant
4.6
4.6 (506)
$30 and under
Mexican
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
Blanco is more than your typical Mexican restaurant, it‘s an escape from the ordinary, a happy hour hang out, a place to sit back, recharge and party. It’s a vacation in your neighborhood that helps you relax with your favorite people. For food, margaritas, and good times, Blanco is the perfect place to find your bliss.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Jada was our server. She took great care of us. The food is phenomenal. You must try the chicken tinga! Enchilada style or burrito style—it is tasty. Nellie the GM is also wonderful. She is attentive and genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her employees and her customers.
A photo of The Original Ninfa's on Navigation restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3154)
$30 and under
Mexican
East Side
About the restaurant
The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

Located on Navigation Boulevard just minutes from the heart of downtown Houston, the Original Ninfa's was all started with Mama Ninfa Laurenzo's creative TexMex recipes. These led to the introduction of fajitas & Mexican cuisine to North America which gained immediate success.

If you're looking for a Houston Mexican restaurant, Ninfa's on Navigation is not only a local icon, having serviced politicians, celebrities & even visiting royalty, their Mexican food is unbeatable. Chef Alex Padilla uses only top quality ingredients, like Mama Ninfa herself did, & fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood like red snapper, jumbo shrimp & more.

Voted Best Margaritas, you can enjoy Ninfaritas on the outdoor deck, dine on the best Mexican dishes & fajitas around and truly enjoy the great restaurant experience.
Top review
JohnHoustonTXvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great experience. Everyone should bring friends to visit this location when they visit the great city of Houston. Excellent food. Excellent service.
A photo of The Original Ninfa's Uptown restaurant
4.6
4.6 (715)
$30 and under
Mexican
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
If you're looking for a Houston Mexican restaurant, Ninfa's is not only a local icon, having serviced politicians, celebrities & even visiting royalty, their Mexican food is unbeatable. Chef Alex Padilla uses only top quality ingredients, like Mama Ninfa herself did, & fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood like red snapper, jumbo shrimp & more.


Voted Best Margaritas, you can enjoy Ninfaritas on our spacious patios, dine on the best Mexican dishes & fajitas around and truly enjoy a great restaurant experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Waitress was late in serving drinks, refills, and lack of checking in after meal served.
A photo of La Fisheria restaurant
4.4
4.4 (583)
$30 and under
Mexican
Downtown
About the restaurant
La Fisheria is known for fresh seafood and Mexican soul cuisine with fresh and traditional Mexican flavors. At our bar you will find a variety of exceptional signature cocktails. We also offer a spacious private dining room where we can host events up to 60 people.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
It took a while before we received our food and when we did, it wasn’t hot, but lukewarm. Getting our bill also took long to process.
A photo of Ojo de Agua restaurant
4.3
4.3 (16)
$30 and under
Mexican
River Oaks
About the restaurant
Directly from Mexico City, Ojo de Agua was born with the commitment to serve authentic Mexican food with a trendy twist. Using high quality and fresh ingredients, our ample menu ranges from traditional Mexican dishes to innovative uses of classic ingredients, with great flavors being our main goal. Our concept of an all day restaurant will have you enjoying from classic chilaquiles, delicious in-house bakery, freshly made juices to amazing cocktails, one of a kind tacos or a variety of delicious dinner dishes. Saturdays and Sundays from Open till 5:00 pm we are WALK INS ONLY (Except for large parties 10+).
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
I hosted a client happy hour here and the service and staff were excellent. We had about 10 people and it was perfect! They accommodated us with a server for the large group instead of counter Service and I can definitely say that I will be returning.
A photo of Guadalajara Del Centro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (98)
$30 and under
Mexican
Downtown
About the restaurant
Noted as Houston's go-to destination for Mexican fine food, Guadalajara Del Centro provides visitors with contemporary favorites that include everything from enchiladas or fajitas to campeche. The restaurant offers brunch, lunch and dinner menus and features only finest ingredients for optimal results. A visit to Guadalajara Del Centro is a popular choice with families and groups, and they even have happy hour to make it the perfect after work destination. Portions on popular menu items are adjustable, and the fajitas as a trademark dish. With medium or large portions and such unique add-ons as stuffed quail or portabella mushrooms, the Guadalajara Del Centro is sure to have something for everyone.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
We went for happy hour, food was hot and fresh, salsa was delicious. The margaritas were tasty. We will be coming back again soon.
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