Comments: On-Campus Diary, Sept. 10: Houston IS worth it.

Closest Taco Cabanas to campus are at S. Main @ O.S.T. and Montrose @ Westheimer.

Posted by UHLawGrad at September 11, 2004 12:17 AM

Taco Cabana is not the place to be in Houston. The better choice is a Tapatia Taqueria which is a local chain. The hippest one is on Richmond in Montrose (between Montrose and Shepherd), and they are open all night. Also 100% Taquitos on SW Freeway is excellent (started by a UH grad). For the best sit down regular meal value you'll also have to go to Montrose to Barnaby's (3 locations in Montrose, original on Fairview by all the "homasexyull sinners" bars). Excellent food, great value.

Posted by David Arpin at September 11, 2004 01:17 PM

That's not quite correct.

There is a Taco Cabana right there on Kirby, just north of 59S (before Richmond), IIRC. It's true that the main appeal of the place is their 24-hourness. Much better texmex chow is found at La Jaliscience, on Montrose around Fairview. Niko Nikos is also right there if you like gyros.

And be sure to drop in The Davenport lounge for a cool drink, Greenbriar @ Richmond. That place is the bomb.

Cheers,
-melior (Rice '87)
Austin

Posted by melior at September 11, 2004 01:33 PM

Welcome to Houston Jim! Be sure to check out the bike trails around Memorial Park as well for some real grades and turns!

Posted by grnwayrob at September 12, 2004 01:45 PM

The Taco C at Main and OST is my regular one (open 24, 99 cent soft tacos) and La Tapatia is good too. You might also try Ruchi's at Alabama and Sheperd; it has the added benefit of being close to Cactus Music and the Bookstop. There's another at one Richmond and Kirby.

Posted by pdittie at September 13, 2004 12:30 PM
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