Houston continues to climb the culinary ladder, topping national lists left and right and proving what we (and lets be real... our waistlines) have known for years. When it comes to food, Houston chefs are at the top of the game.

The most recent list by Urbanspoon highlights seven Houston restaurants as part of America's Top New Restaurants of 2013 - the most in any Texas city.

Restaurants that made the cut had to be new, opening their doors in 2013, and were picked based on most liked, viewed and reviewed. A noted trend toward casual and affordable shined through, with average meals ranging between $10-$15.

So which new spots had Houstonites talking? Here are the 2013 restaurants that made the list:


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