Restaurants in Houston

Texas Barbecue as served in restaurants in TexasThe selection of restaurants in Houston is testament to its cosmopolitan population. With thousands of restaurants representing cuisine from more than 35 countries, the Bayou City has gained much-deserved national recognition for its culinary culture.

Expats from almost anywhere are likely to find a taste of home in the Houston food scene, but new arrivals should sample local specialties like Tex-Mex and barbecue.
Tex-Mex is a uniquely Texan interpretation of Mexican food that includes burritos, chilli con carne, nachos and tacos. Barbecuing involves a slow-cooking style over indirect heat that yields some of the USA's tastiest, most tender meat. 

If eating out frequently doesn't suit their budget, expats could save up for Houston's Restaurant Weeks (usually in August) which showcases the city's restaurant industry. Over the course of four weeks, selected eateries present fixed menus at discounted prices, so patrons can sample the finest cuisine without paying too much.

Restaurants in Houston

Tony's signature dishes strike a fine balance between classic Italian and innovative New American cuisine. Patrons can enjoy the delicious food and delightful wine in the company of an impressive collection of fine art.

Authentic Mexican cuisine served within a lovingly restored Latin-style building. The atmosphere is lively, the tequila is tempting and the food is legendary.

Goode Co. Barbecue
Goode's has become somewhat of a tradition in Houston, and claims the best mesquite-smoked barbeque in the Lone Star State.

Laurenzo's El Tiempo Cantina    
Arguably the holy grail of Tex-Mex, this temple to tacos, burritos and chili con carne always has a lively atmosphere and good service.

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse    
This world-class steakhouse serves up prime cuts of meat to a clientele of carnivores with a taste for fine wine and a friendly, comfortable climate.

Indika is arguably Houston’s best Indian institution. Imagine the traditional textures and spices of the sub-continent modernized with the best Texan ingredients to form innovative and delicious combinations.

Chez Nous    
From the elegant presentation to the airy, tasteful décor, Chez Nous is delectable. The authentic French country cuisine served in this former Pentecostal Church will whisk diners away to Europe in the middle of Texas.

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