I did a search on this board before finally deciding to post this question. It’s kind of specific requiring knowledge of Houston old-fashioned Tex-Mex and a familiarity w/ Herrera's in Dallas.
I’m originally from Dallas. I’ll be moving to Houston soon. I currently travel between the two cities – I’m already in love w/ Houston’s diverse dining scene. Anyway, I am deeply attached to Herrera's Tex-Mex in Dallas. I could use some help in finding a Houston replacement. Could anyone in Houston recommend a Tex-Mex stand-in that would be similar to Herrera's, including menu, clientele and atmosphere? I know it’s a lot to ask & it doesn’t have to be exactly identical – just reminiscent.
I’ll be moving into an inner-loop area of Houston close to med center. I am willing to drive to find my Houston replacement for Herrera’s. A 30 or 40-minute drive would not be out of the question, but I hope there is some place a little closer.
BTW – These are some places I have tried in Houston:
A few small taqueria places in the east end of Houston - very tasty!
Popular places too: “Felix” on Montrose, “Ninfa's” on Navigation, “Chuy’s” at Westheimer & Kirby, and “Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen”. Chuy’s was way too gimmicky for me. I liked Ninfa’s food the best. I also enjoyed Hugo’s, Otilia's and Pico’s Mex-Mex, but I realize those are so different from Herrera’s in Dallas. There are so many great restaurants in Houston I tend to lose focus when trying to find a replacement for my Herrera’s fix.
Thank you & looking forward to your recommendations.