One of the questions we’re asked most often is “Where should I eat”.
Here is our list of our favorite Tex-Mex restaurants in the Woodlands area. This list is of full service Tex-Mex restaurants that offer a complete menu; taquerias have their own list.
Alicia’s – This local chain excels at its grilled entrees. Our favorite is the Cowboy Steak – a slab of skirt steak, three shrimp, and two very good cheese enchiladas. The energetic bar serves up potent cocktails to thirsty patrons. Alicia’s Mexican Grille – 20920 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring TX 77379 – 281-350-8383
Casa Medina – This deceptively low-profile jewel on I-45 impresses discerning foodies with well prepared Tex-Mex classics, solid chips and salsa, and gotta-try-it avocado margaritas, which taste much better than they sound. If Old School Tex-Mex is what you crave, look no further. Casa Medina – 28777 I-45, The Woodlands TX 77381 – 281-298-9866
Guadalajara – The upscale, family-friendly dining room is a great place to enjoy out-of-the-ordinary dishes. Excellent ceviches and outstanding roast chicken enchiladas highlight the diverse menu. Guadalajara Hacienda – 27885 I-45 N, The Woodlands TX 77386 – 281-362-0774
Chuy’s – Locals flock to this Austin Icon for reliable Tex-Mex and strong margaritas. Skip the fajitas and go directly to the more unique options, like the Chuychanga and huge combination plates. Insiders know to ask for the complimentary creamy jalepeño dip with the chips and salsa… it’s addictive. Chuy’s – 18035 W I-45, Shenandoah TX 77385 – 936-321-4440
Lupe Tortilla – Fajitas are the entree of choice at this local chain. The lime marinade’s signature flavor keeps regulars coming back, but creeping prices are causing some rumbles on social media. Bring your gold card. Lupe Tortilla – 19437 W I-45, Shenandoah TX 77385 – 281-298-5274