Not only does Harris County have more Mexican restaurants than any other county in Texas, but it also has the second most in the entire country after Los Angeles. There are currently 2,362 Mexican restaurants to choose from in Harris County, which accounts for a whopping 17% of the total Mexican restaurants in our state.

Photo by Hybrid Storytellers on Unsplash
Photo by Hybrid Storytellers on Unsplash

According to a study by the Pew Research Center, roughly 99% of Americans live near at least one Mexican restaurant. I've lived all over the United States and I tried to think of a single place I've been that didn't have a Mexican restaurant and came up with nada. However, I've lived near some really poor excuses for Mexican food, especially when I was up in Minnesota. They do not know what the heck they are doing up there. Being given tater tots on the side of my burrito had me pretty confused. The salsa up there was whack AF too....

Do you have a favorite Mexican restaurant in Texas that you have to go to every time you travel? I'd love to hear from you and feature your favorites in an article about great places to chow down on tacos during a road trip across Texas. Maybe I could narrow it down to the top 10 that Texans simply CANNOT live without...

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