Where is the Best Mexican Food in The Woodlands?

Our quest to find the best Mexican food in The Woodlands led us to these top Woodlands area restaurants. The list is put together by rankings made by local citizens on Yelp and consolidated for your enjoyment!


Casa Medina– 4.27/5 Stars (84 Reviews) $$
Casa Medina Website Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

Casa Medina Mexican Restaurant was established in March of 2012 and is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant located in Shenandoah, Texas on Interstate 45 North near The Woodlands. The Lunch Menu and Dinner Menu at Casa Medina Restaurant each feature classic TexMex dishes such as: fajitas, tacos, tamales, enchiladas, flautas and burritos. Customer Favorites include: Tampiquena, Crab Enchiladas, Enchiladas Suizas, Barbocoa, Fajitas for Two, Camaron Ranchero and Stuffed Avocado. Menudo is also served daily!

“Took my family here in an effort to try something new. Great atmosphere and great service. We are from Dallas and love Tex-Mex. Though it’s not the best I’ve ever had, it was still very good. The live music was great too. My husband loved it. We will be back. Nothing fancy but still clean and no wait on a Saturday night.” Stephanie J. – Yelp Review


Hello Taco– 4.25/5 Stars (71 Reviews) $
Hello Taco’s Website | Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

Hello Taco is an original concept which features homemade flour tortillas that are cooked in front of you, fresh guacamole made three times a day, fresh marinated meats and seafood, and fresh salsas. Their food is made from scratch ~ no lard ~ nothing fried ~ no microwaves ~ just fresh high quality food made with the utmost care.

“I’ve got to say, I’m a sucker for local family owned places. Walking in Hello Taco, I was impressed. Freshly made tortillas, only put into the maker once I order them? Yes! If you only get 1 item, CARNE ASADA. That’s all you really have to know. Everything is fresh, made to order, and the staff is super friendly. Love this place!” – Thomas S. – Yelp Review


El Bosque Mexican Restaurant– 4.17/5 Stars (34 Reviews) $$
El Bosque’s Website | Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

El Bosque Mexican Grill is one of The Woodland’s most famous restaurants. There you will discover a varied menu and exceptional service, and you will be pleased to find that our prices adapt to fit your budget. Our Shenandoah location offers catering services for all of your events including weddings, graduations, baby showers, retirement parties and more. We also have rooms available for your private events.

“BEST FAJITAS & MARGARITAS! Authentic Mexican food & exceptional service. My go-to spot when I’m in The Woodlands.” Dominique S. – Yelp Review


Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant – 3.80/5 Stars (125 Reviews) $$
Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant Website | Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

Tex what? While we refer to our food as “Tex-Mex”, our menu is made up of a combination of flavors, with recipes and ingredients from across New Mexico, Mexican border towns, the Rio Grande Valley, deep South Texas, Austin and beyond. Our Green Chile sauce recipe was “borrowed” from a little hole-in-the-wall in Española, New Mexico, and our fajita marinade is an old South Texas family recipe (used at some “infamous” South Padre Island beach parties.) Mike and John wanted to bring FRESH to Tex-Mex, and that commitment to food is still the core of everything Chuy’s does today.

“I dream about this place – Jalepeno ranch dressing is truly what good dreams are made of.  Whenever I am in Texas I make it a priority to visit Chuy’s for some tacos and jalepeno ranch dressing.  This place is a no frills Tex-Mex chain that can be found in Houston and Austin, and I am just truly in love with it.” Linsey M. – Yelp Review


Lupe Tortilla– 3.80/5 Stars (64 Reviews) $$
Lupe Tortilla’s Website | Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

Lupe Tortilla Best Mexican Restaurant in Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Fajitas, Fresh Lime Margaritas and the best Tex Mex in the world!

“Free chips and salsa. Queso with taco meat is the best!  Fajitas are always great.  And the margaritas are amazing.  Have always loved Lupes. They never disappoint.” Jimmie. B – Yelp Review


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