Teotihuacan Mexican Restaurant Houston margaritas grilled fish rice beans tortillas
The meal's always fresh - and authentic - at Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe. Teotihuacan Mexican Restaurant/Facebook

On late Sunday mornings Teotihuacan feels like a fiesta, with Mexican families laughing and forking into steaming plates of grilled fajitas. The grilled items are standouts, along with the smoky red tomato salsa and spicy green tomatillo sauce. Soft, handmade corn tortillas fresh from the griddle highlight every meal. These soft, pillowy tortillas are fragrant testaments of co-owner Silvia Galvan’s skills, honed from years spent making tortillas for Ninfa's. Her corn tortillas are wonderful eaten alone, simply dipped in salsa or wrapped around fresh chunky guacamole. They’re perfect companions for the grilled meats, most notably the juicy quail and meaty short ribs. The shrimp, fragrant with garlic, is our among our favorites.But the best thing about Teotihuacan? The prices are right. Two can still eat well for less than $25.

Finish on a high note with the flawlessly golden-fried sopapillas, airy triangle puff pastries that you sweeten according to taste by pouring on honey. Go thick or light—either way, they're delightful with coffee.


1511 Airline Dr.
Houston, TX 77009


Sun: 8 am-10 pm
Mon: 8 am-10 pm
Tue: 8 am-10 pm
Wed: 8 am-10 pm
Thu: 8 am-10 pm
Fri: 8 am-midnight
Sat: 8 am-midnight

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