If there’s any cuisine that is synonymous with the City of Houston, it’s Tex Mex. Indeed, the food gods have blessed the Bayou City with a plethora of outstanding restaurants to explore tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and soul-quenching margaritas, included in that list is Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage.
Opened back in 2020, Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage is a vibrant restaurant that offers scratch-made recipes using Texas-farmed chicken and beef as well as wild-caught seafood, tasty margaritas, and impeccable vibes. Their menu includes all your TM favorites, not excluding tacos al carbon, flautas, tamales, enchiladas, and fajitas. Furthermore, the restaurant serves breakfast all day, meaning you can score breakfast tacos at any time.
In regards to their queso, the restaurant has three options: Tex-Mex Queso – chile con queso made with fresh vegetables; Tex-Mex Loaded Queso – queso with jalapeno, pico de gallos, and patron’s choice of ground beef, spinach, or chipotle roasted beef brisket; and Queso Fundido – their signature mix of Oaxaca cheese with chorizo or chipotle roasted beef brisket layered with onions, cilantro,, and and cotija cheese, served in a cast iron skillet with the choice of housemade flour or corn tortillas.
Valencia’s also offers build-your-own-lunch specials Monday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm, as well as daily specials. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available.
Their margaritas come in two sizes, medium and jumbo, and a kaleidoscope of flavors ranging from melon and mango to tequila sunrise, Irish, and Tajin. Happy Hour at Valencias runs from 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and 3 pm to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Valencia’s also comes equipped with a dog-friendly patio, complete with complementary water bowls.
On weekends, the restaurant serves brunch until 3 pm. Options include huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos, migas, enchiladas, and seafood ceviche. As for libations, the restaurant offers Penny Mimosas and Poinsettias for $13.99, with every additional mimosa costing a penny. Other cocktails include the TX Bloody Mary, Michelada, and Deep Eddy TX Mule.
Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage is located at 2009 West 34th Street Suite A Houston, TX 77018, and is open from 11 am to 10 pm Mondays through Thursdays; 11 am to 11 pm on Fridays; 10 am to 10:30 pm on Saturdays; and 10 am to 8:30 pm on Sundays.