Top Restaurants For Cinco De Mayo In Houston

April 16, 2014 8:00 AM

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As Cinco De Mayo approaches, you may be thinking about the best places to go in Houston for an authentic dinner, hand-crafted margaritas, exceptional service or maybe even restaurants that can cater your special lunch or evening. Select from among these top restaurants when you want to celebrate Cinco De Mayo the right way.
Teotihucan Mexican Restaurant
1511 Airline Drive 
HoustonTX 77009
(713) 426-4420

With three locations, Teotihucan Mexican Restaurant makes it easy to find authentic, reasonably priced traditional Mexican menu items. Featured in such publications as The Houston Press and the Houston Chronicle, this restaurant is well known in Houston for its service and family-owned atmosphere. Unique menu items such as the “caliente shrimp” or Teotihuacan parrillada are among the favorites.

1600 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744

Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Hugo’s is well known for its authentic and unusual Mexican menu items. Recent vegetarian additions to the menu offer an alternative from the grilled and chilled meat options of chicken, duck, pig, octopus and shrimp. Just ask for the vegan/vegetarian menu. Chef Hugo Ortega offers world class cuisine from his native country in an historic Houston location. Happy hours, live music and more complete the dining experience on Cinco de Mayo and everyday. But don’t wait until the last minute to plan your Cinco De Mayo dining. Even on a regular night, reservations are recommended.

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation 
2704 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 228-1175

Some say that The Original Ninfa’s is where the Tex-Mex craze all began. Whether it’s fajitas or Mexican fried chicken, Executive Chef Alex Padilla brings a new look and flavor to traditional favorites. After apprenticing with one of the most famous chefs in American, Padilla traveled to Mexico and Europe to develop his kitchen techniques. Whether it’s every day or a holiday like Cinco De Mayo, look for the chef specials which may include fresh oysters, oxtail tacos, pumpkin soup and specialty drinks.

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590 Meyerland Plaza Mall
Houston, TX 77096
(713) 663-7080

Authentic Tex-Mex, great tequila and best in Houston are among a few of the words that can describe a visit to Escalante’s. Family recipes make these dishes not only among the best in Houston, but has earned the restaurant a reputation for being flavorful and fun. Hand-crafted margaritas and exceptional service is on the agenda for Cinco de Mayo to carry your celebration along. Want to celebrate at home or work? Try the catering and delivery service. With three locations, it’s easy to find an Escalante’s within a short drive, however reservations for Cinco De Mayo are recommended.

El Tiempo
1308 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 807-8996

For 55 years, El Tiempo has been among the best places in Houston to get the best Tex-Mex food whether it is to celebrate Cinco De Mayo or to simply enjoy a great meal with family or friends. There are three locations, but all three serve up fabulous, authentic food that each person in your party is sure to enjoy. Want to celebrate Cinco De Mayo at home? Use El Tiempo’s catering service, or for a larger party, try the banquet menu and service.

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Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at

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