Explore cuisine from across Mexico in Houston🍽️These restaurants’ family recipes will have you coming back

Shepherd visits two of his favorite Mexican restaurants in this episode of ‘Eat Like a Local’

There’s always a lot of experimenting on the Houston food scene, but when you know your recipes are just right, then tradition tastes pretty good.

In this episode of “Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd”, Shepherd heads to two of his favorite restaurants that serve up authentic Mexican dishes and sits down with the families behind them.

From the meats to the sauces to the fresh and perfectly made tortillas, you’ll want to put Dichos Taqueria and El Hildalguense on your list of places to dine.

“Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd” is your guide to the best food in Houston. Watch new episodes Saturdays at 10 a.m. on KPRC 2.

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Dichos Taqueria

614 S Wayside Dr. | Houston

Dichos Taqueria focuses on cuisine from Guadalajara and Jalisco.

The torta ahogada at Dichos is one of the best sandwiches in Houston, according to Shepherd.

“I feel like this is a hidden gem in this city,” said Shepherd about the family-owned business.

Chris Shepherd shares his picks for what to order at Dichos Taqueria (KPRC/Click2Houston.com)

El Hidalguense

6917 Long Point Rd. | Houston

El Hidalguense specializes in cuisine from one of Mexico’s smaller states, Hidalgo. The owner and his family started in the restaurant business in 1994 in Houston, focused on chicken. One day a customer, who learned they were from Hidalgo, asked if they made lamb barbacoa and consommé. That’s now one of the main things on the menu at El Hidalguense.

“Fresh homemade tortillas, big strips of lamb barbacoa, a dried chile sauce, a little onion, cilantro, squeeze of lime, perfection,” said Shepherd. “It’s so good, It’s one of my favorites.”

Chris Shepherd shares his picks for what to order at El Hidalguense (KPRC/Click2Houston.com)

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