I've eaten at enough Tex Mex restaurants to consider myself quite the connoisseur. From mouth-watering fajitas to hearty breakfast tacos, Lubbock has an abundance of options when it comes to this beloved cuisine.

I took on the task of trying out eight of the most popular spots in town and am excited to share my findings. So, if you're looking for a delicious meal and some good company, let's dive into the best tex mex in Lubbock!

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant
🗺️ 1301 50th St #6, Lubbock, TX 79412
☎️ 806-701-1614
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–8 PM
Monday: 8 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM–8 PM
Friday: 8 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–8 PM
Homemade hot sauce and tortillas
Best carne asada in Lubbock
Authentic Mexican cuisine options
Knowledgeable about Caldo de Res
Several fine salsas available upon request

Firstly, let me tell you that the homemade hot sauce and tortillas are to die for. The salsa has a perfect blend of spice and flavor, and the tortillas were fresh and warm. I highly recommend trying these as soon as they hit your table.

Secondly, if you're a meat lover like myself, then their carne asada is the real deal. It was perfectly cooked, juicy, and had a great smoky flavor that left my taste buds wanting more. Definitely one of the best in Lubbock!

For those who crave authentic Mexican cuisine, La Parrilla has got you covered. They have diverse options on their menu, from traditional tacos al pastor to chile rellenos stuffed with queso fresco. Everything tasted fresh and flavorful.

I was impressed by how knowledgeable our waiter was about Caldo de Res - a Mexican beef soup - which isn't commonly found in many Tex-Mex restaurants. He gave us some great pointers on how it should be prepared and we enjoyed every spoonful of it.

Lastly, I must mention that La Parrilla offers several fine salsas upon request. I personally enjoyed the green salsa which had a tangy kick to it.

All in all, La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant is an excellent choice for anyone looking for authentic Mexican food in Lubbock. The service was top-notch, the atmosphere was lively and inviting, and most importantly - the food was delicious!

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🗺️ 4805 S Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79424
☎️ 806-698-6264
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–10 PM
Great food options
Delicious fajitas and queso
Flame-grilled steak burrito
Homemade tortillas
Efficient and friendly service

First off, the menu at Chuy's is fantastic. There are so many options to choose from that I had trouble deciding what to order. But after some deliberation, I settled on the flame-grilled steak burrito which was an excellent choice. The steak was cooked perfectly and the flavors were spot on.

But let's not forget about the queso! It was simply delicious. I could have eaten an entire bowl of it by myself but then I wouldn't have had room for anything else.

The fajitas were also a standout dish. They were sizzling hot and came with all the fixings – onions, peppers, guacamole, and sour cream. And can we talk about those homemade tortillas? They were soft and fresh, adding just the right amount of texture to the meal.

I must say that the service at Chuy's was efficient and friendly. The staff made sure that my dining experience was top-notch from start to finish.

Overall, if you're looking for great tex mex in Lubbock, Chuy's is definitely worth a visit. With their extensive menu options, delicious food offerings such as their flame-grilled steak burrito and queso dip, plus homemade tortillas all served up by an efficient and friendly staff - you won't be disappointed!

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Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant
🗺️ 4401 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424
☎️ 806-794-1762
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–10 PM
Monday: 11 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–10 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM
Beautiful design
Flavorful food
Great margaritas
Live music
Friendly service

The first thing that caught my attention was the beautiful design of the restaurant. The warm lighting and vibrant colors made me feel like I was in a Mexican cantina. And let's be honest, who doesn't love eating delicious food in a beautiful setting?

Speaking of food, Abuelo's did not disappoint. The menu had a variety of options to choose from, but I went with their famous fajitas. The meat was juicy and tender, and the veggies were crisp and flavorful - making it the perfect combination for an authentic tex mex dish.

Of course, no visit to a tex mex restaurant is complete without trying their margaritas. And let me tell you, Abuelo's has some great margaritas! I particularly enjoyed their classic margarita on the rocks with salt - it was perfectly balanced between sweet and sour.

Another highlight of Abuelo's is that they have live music on certain nights which added to the overall joyful ambiance of the place.

Lastly, I have to mention the friendly service I received from the staff. They were attentive and provided great recommendations for what to order.

Overall, if you're looking for an upscale yet casual dining experience with flavorful food, great drinks, live music, and friendly service - then Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant in Lubbock is definitely worth checking out!

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🗺️ 2417 Broadway St, Lubbock, TX 79401
☎️ 806-763-7369
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11 AM–12 AM
Tuesday: 11 AM–12 AM
Wednesday: 11 AM–12 AM
Thursday: 11 AM–12 AM
Friday: 11 AM–12 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–12 AM
Top shelf Margaritas
Delightful crispy chips
Hot & tasty enchiladas
Superb lunch specials
Friendly staff

First of all, let's talk about the top shelf Margaritas. Oh boy, they were so good that I had to order a second glass! The perfect balance of tequila and lime juice made me feel like I was on a beach in Mexico.

Now, let's move on to the delightful crispy chips. They were clearly freshly made and served warm with salsa that had just the right amount of kick. I could have eaten them all day!

For my main course, I ordered the hot & tasty enchiladas which were divine. The sauce was rich and flavorful, and the cheese was melted to perfection. It was like a party in my mouth.

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Last but not least, the staff at Chimy's were so friendly and welcoming that I felt right at home. Their customer service is truly outstanding.

Overall, Chimy's is definitely one of the best tex mexes in Lubbock. From their top shelf Margaritas to their hot & tasty enchiladas, everything was absolutely delicious. So what are you waiting for? Go give it a try!

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Josie's Restaurant

Josie's Restaurant
🗺️ 3312 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79411
☎️ 806-744-8075
🌐 Website
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Huge breakfast burrito
Delicious and affordable barbacoa
Top-notch service and food

First of all, let me tell you about the highlight of my visit to Josie's - the breakfast burrito. Oh boy, it was HUGE! It was so big that I had to use both hands to hold it. And the taste? Let's just say that it was worth every calorie. The fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, and melted cheese were perfectly wrapped in a soft tortilla.

But breakfast isn't the only thing that Josie's excels at. Their barbacoa is simply delicious and affordable too! The meat was juicy and tender, with just the right amount of seasoning. I'd recommend their barbacoa tacos for a quick lunch or snack.

Now, let's talk about something that can either make or break a restaurant experience - service. At Josie's, you don't have to worry about that. The waitstaff was top-notch and made sure that everything we needed was taken care of promptly.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Josie's Restaurant for its delicious food and excellent service. Don't miss out on their breakfast burritos or barbacoa if you're in Lubbock looking for some great tex mex cuisine!

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Taquería Autlán

Taquería Autlán
🗺️ 2722 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79413
☎️ 806-785-1717
🌐 Website
Sunday: 9 AM–4 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

First, the atmosphere was welcoming and cozy with traditional Mexican decorations. Secondly, their salsa was a perfect blend of spicy and tangy that left my taste buds begging for more. As I waited for my order of carnitas tacos, I couldn't help but notice how fresh the ingredients looked. Finally, when the tacos arrived, they were perfectly seasoned and juicy. It was hard not to devour them in one bite!

In conclusion, if you're looking for an authentic tex mex experience in Lubbock, Taquería Autlán is definitely worth checking out!

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Anna's Mexican Restaurant

Anna's Mexican Restaurant
🗺️ 6909 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79413
☎️ 806-771-8783
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–8:30 PM
Saturday: Closed

To put it simply, Anna's is a hidden gem in the world of Tex Mex cuisine. From their flavorful salsa to their mouthwatering enchiladas, every item on the menu is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Their homemade tortillas are a game changer and set them apart from other restaurants in town. The service was exceptional and made me feel like I was at my abuela's house for dinner. Overall, if you're looking for an authentic Tex Mex experience, Anna's is definitely worth checking out!

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Cancun Restaurant

Cancun Restaurant
🗺️ 7905 University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79423
☎️ 806-687-9048
Sunday: 11 AM–10 PM
Monday: 11 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–10 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM

First of all, the atmosphere was inviting and lively. The staff was attentive and made me feel right at home. As for the food, let me tell you it was mouth-watering! The spicy flavor of their salsa had my taste buds tingling with joy.

The quesadillas were filled with delicious melted cheese, and the fajitas were cooked to perfection. But what really stole the show for me was their guacamole! It was so fresh and creamy that I almost cried tears of joy.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Cancun Restaurant to anyone looking for an authentic tex mex experience in Lubbock. Just be warned, after trying their food once, you'll be hooked like a fish on a line!

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Jamie Moore

Jamie is our star writer here at LubbHub. The daughter of new residents to the area, she explored and divided her free time between city life and exploring the desert, mountains and plains of the West Texas area. After graduating with a degree in business, she found herself inspired to share her stories, opinions, and advice on the best places to explore near Lubbock. Whether it’s a place to stay, eat, or shop, Jamie knows it all and is dedicated to making her hometown the best it can be. She hopes to use her love of reviewing and successful career as a writer to help others learn more about the unique experiences Lubbock has to offer.