Trendy restaurants come and go but this Houston icon is still the go-to cafe for comforting Tex-Mex and hefty, mesquite-grilled burgers.
The patio often fills with families on sunny weekend afternoons, so don't discouraged by the lines. Grab a long-neck, order some queso and some grilled catfish and kick back. Everyone else is.
Alison Cook says: Yeah, the Mexican food's good, and the breakfasts are better. But the burgers are the real deal here: singed and smoky from the mesquite-wood grill, clapped in a toasty bun and ready to be anointed with Señor Goode's primo pico de gallo. The Mexican chocolate shakes, so cinnamon-shot they have a deep, tart tang, are addictive; and the twice-cooked french fries taste genuine.