This is all within one block of Durham, a couple of blocks south of the I-10 feeder, along a several block stretch of roads that contain nearly a score of restaurants. Go another block, and easily within a couple block radius, is another Tex-Mex restaurant, the longstanding Cadillac Bar. Not as good as it once was before the Landry’s organization helped to suck most of its charm and a certain amount of quality, it still draws folks.
Though the Houston dining scene has long been far more than Tex-Mex, steaks and barbecue – and many more intriguing heart-healthy or waistline-friendly options – a great many diners still enjoy these on a nearly regular basis. If this concentration of Tex-Mex purveyors is any indication, and I think it is, Tex-Mex is food we still enjoy as much as any other, even we might boast about enjoying it as much. At the very least, a cold margarita will still provide some comfort on those hot and humid days that we see far too often, even now in February.
Kind of a crappy photo since I was too lazy to take a proper one: from Uberrito with Cyclone Anaya's to the left, and Jax Grill to the right. Lupe Tortilla's is even further to the right of Jax Grill, out of sight.