BEST TEX-MEX AND MEX-MEX

Fort Worth has strong Hispanic roots with a variety of Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants. Perhaps the most well known is Joe T. Garcia's, a sprawling Northside complex of beautiful gardens and cozy haciendas, where simple Tex-Mex dishes such as enchiladas and fajitas are served to thousands each week. Popular for its late-night weekend hours and hearty Mexican dishes is Benito's, one of the city's favorite hole-in-the-walls in the Near Southside where salsa, menudo and ceviche are made from scratch and served in a kitschy, Mexican-themed space.

(817) 332-8633

Fresh, authentic Mexican fare along with old-school Tex-Mex dishes are the stars at this homey neighborhood restaurant. A popular spot for late-night dining (until 2am on weekends) and great weekend breakfasts. More

(817) 626-3399

El Asadero has long been a local favorite for its home cooking and worn yet welcoming booths. See an impromptu mariachi show, starring local musicians. The camarones al mojo de ajo and the fish soup are among seafood specials. The enchiladas verde... More

(817) 626-5770

This bakery and cafe serves breakfast and home-style Mexican dishes. The chilaquiles with chorizo are just one of the many breakfast joys. The enchiladas in green salsa, fresh gordita stuffed with carnitas and the caldo res (beef stew) are... More

(817) 926-9909

Using traditional techniques and creative new ingredients, the tamale-makers at this small restaurant/shop breathe new life into a time-honored dish. All their tamales are lard-free for a light, moist masa, and vegetarian, vegan , and dessert options... More

817-626-4356

This Stockyards institution serves up potent margaritas made with silver tequila and fresh lime juice, along with old-school Mexican combo plates and fajitas in a gorgeous hacienda-style garden courtyard. More

(817) 870-2002

La Familia lives up to its name - from the hearty greeting when you enter to the solicitous service throughout your meal of home-style Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes, you’ll definitely feel like family. More

(817) 570-9555

Mariposa's Latin Kitchen offers a variety of items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Catering is also available. Irma and Crystal are the mother and daughter team at the heart of this Fort Worth restaurant. With culinary influences from Cuba, Mexico,... More

(817) 877-3413

Michaels specializes in contemporary ranch cuisine, offering casual lunch and dinner service. The main dining room has a soft romantic atmosphere and an extensive collection of contemporary art. The Ancho Bar is a cozy meeting spot for cocktails,... More