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SAVEUR magazine rounds up 10 Tex-Mex favorites, including fajitas, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, nachos, and margaritas.


Puffy Tacos

The signature creation of San Antonio’s Tex-Mex cuisine is the puffy taco.
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Though Tex-Mex-style fajitas are unknown in Mexico, grilled skirt steak is eaten with tortillas in Nuevo Leon, under the name arrachera al carbon.
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Beef Burritos

The secret to these delicious burritos is in using the right cut of beef.
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Tex-Mex Chile con Queso

This Tex-Mex favorite is warm, gooey, and totally satisfying.
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The enchurrito is one of the monumental achievements of Tex-Mex cuisine.
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Sour Cream Nachos

Here is a simple but tasty snack of melted cheese, beans, and tortilla chips. See the recipe for Sour Cream Nachos »

Shredded-Beef Salad with Chipotle Dressing

A true border-food classic, this spicy Mexican salad expertly combines crisp vegetables, warm chiles, and shredded beef. See this Recipe

Stacked Cheese Enchiladas

In northern Mexico, enchiladas often are made by layering tortillas with cheese and onions.
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For a tangier, spicier way to enjoy your tequila, try this tasty sangrita. See the recipe for Sangrita »


Where the margarita was invented and by whom is a matter of much debate. Among the many who have claimed the honor: a Texas hostess named Margarita Sames, the Kentucky Club in Ciudad Juárez, and the Tail o’ the Cock in Los Angeles. What is certain is that fresh lime juice and good tequila are essential to a real margarita and that no sweet-and-sour mix should be used. See the recipe for Margarita »