El Tour de Sabor!
Latin Restaurant Weeks is here, Houston! From June 17-30, 2022 locals and visitors can take a culinary tour through Latin American countries like Argentina, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Mexico and more! Participating restaurants include food trucks and culinary businesses for a great selection of food items. Are you ready to dig into Latin American cuisine? Here’s our list of must-try restaurants. Be sure to ask for their LRW menu when ordering!
Tatemó (from the technique “tatemar”; meaning roast, toast or grill) is a 13-seat tortilleria in Houston that is truly one of a kind! Chef Emmanuel Chavez’s seven course tasting menu features a sope, quesadilla, carne asada and more. This menu will transport you to Mexico! From their service to their rustic Mexican decor, diners will be sure to learn more about the culture of maíz and nixtamalized corn which gives the nutritional value and flavor to the many items on their menu. They also offer Masa Pancakes with Nixtamalized Apple, Whipped Cream, Puff Amaranth for brunch. You’re in for a great culinary experience!
Located in Houston Heights, Chivos has become the go-to spot for happy hour, lunch or a fun dinner date! Their tacos with handmade tortillas, Stone Fruit & Burrata, Bone Marrow Tacos (roasted then grilled on pecan and mesquite fire grill) are some of the many highlights of the menu. Did we mention they have an outdoor patio? Pair your meal with a frozen Nuuk Mezcal & Hibiscus cocktail and dine al fresco!
Looking to dance the night away and continue celebrating Latin Restaurant Weeks after a delicious dinner? Head to Fabian’s Latin Flavors in downtown Houston. Here, you’ll taste food from El Salvador to the Dominican Republic! Some of our favorites include empanadas, ceviche and arepas. Enjoy a beer from various Latin American countries too! Live music, DJ tunes and salsa nights will make for a great night out.
Get a taste of Mexico right in downtown Houston. La Fisheria offers tasty Mexican coastal cuisine, with a variety of large seafood dishes and soups like Tacos de Pescado, Vuelve a la Vida (“hangover soup”), Mojarra Frita, grilled octopus and ceviches. Pair your meal with a frozen margarita or two! This colorful and spacious restaurant in downtown Houston is a definite must-try.
Brothers Roberto and Humberto DelToro’s BBQ713 Food Truck is a must visit for great bbq and a mix of latin inspired meals like Brisket Empanadas, Brisket Burritos and Flan! Diners will gladly line up to taste their great selection of Beef Brisket, Beef Ribs, Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, Turkey Legs, Shrimp Pasta and more. In addition to dining during Latin Restaurant Weeks, book your next catering event with BBQ713!
Another exciting food truck on the Latin Restaurant Weeks list is Gaspachos Fruits and Cravings! Adults and kids alike will enjoy their menu featuring Fresh or Frozen Mangonada, Shaved Ice Tornado Cocktail, Krazy Cucumber cup, Gazpacho Mixed Fruit cup and more! Be sure to visit for dessert after one of our other must-visit restaurants.
MADE IN MEDELLIN
Some of the best Colombian food in Houston can be found at none other than Made in Medellín. This local restaurant chain serves up the popular Bandeja Paisa, Sancocho de Res, Empanadas and even breakfast favorites! Bring the family along and enjoy the bold and tasty flavors of Colombia.
Can’t get enough of Salvadorian food? We recommend La Pupusa Loka near Westchase. They serve extra large pupusas stuffed with cheese, pork, loroco, beans, chicken and beef! Top your pupusa with the traditional pickled cabbage and homemade tomato salsa. You won’t regret it!