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Discover Houston's Multicultural Culinary Scene

If you're looking for a diverse dining experience, Houston is the perfect destination. This city boasts an array of cuisines that can satisfy any palate. Here are some of the top types of restaurant cuisines to try in Houston, along with the best areas and a few must-visit restaurants.


The Galleria area is home to some iconic American restaurants such as Taste of Texas which is famous for its steak and the breakfast klub that serves delicious brunch.


Twin Peaks RestaurantsWhen it comes to chicken, you can't go wrong with Krisp Bird & Batter in downtown or Twin Peaks Restaurants in the Energy Corridor.


Houston has an abundance of Mexican cuisine options. For a classic Tex-Mex experience, head to the Original Ninfa's on Navigation or visit Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant for their famous margaritas.


For the ultimate burger experience, check out Hopdoddy Burger Bar, located in Rice Village or try Chimac, which combines Korean fried chicken and burgers in Midtown.


Houston is located near the Gulf of Mexico, so it's no surprise that seafood is a staple here. Lotus Seafood is a local favorite for their crab legs and crawfish while Krab Queenz Houston serves unique seafood boils.

Food Trucks

Cousins Maine LobsterHouston has a thriving food truck scene with options ranging from BBQ to tacos to desserts. Check out Cousins Maine Lobster or It's a Wrap for some delicious food truck eats.

Dessert and Ice Cream Parlors

Cupcake Kitchen HoustonSatisfy your sweet tooth at Cupcake Kitchen Houston or indulge in the creamy goodness of homemade ice cream at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.


For authentic Italian cuisine, head to Niko Niko's in Montrose or try the wood-fired pizzas at Cane Rosso in the Heights.

Experience Houston's Diverse Cuisine

From Tex-Mex to seafood boils, Houston offers a variety of cuisines to satisfy any palate. Visit to discover more restaurants and plan your next culinary adventure.

Top 10 cuisines

The most popular cuisines are:

American Mexican Seafood Tex-mex Barbecue Italian Burger Cajun & Creole Sushi Chinese

Full list of cuisines

Abruzzo Acehnese Afghani African American Arabian Argentinian Asian Fusion Asian Austrian Bar & Grill Barbecue Basilicata Basque Bavarian Beer Bar Beer garden Beijing Belgian Belizean Bengali/Bangladeshi Brazilian Breakfast & brunch British Buffet Bunsik Burger Cafe Cafeteria Cajun & Creole Cantonese Caribbean Caterer Chicken Joint Chilean Chinese Coffee shop Colombian Comfort Food Continental Crêperie Cuban Cupcake Shop Deli Dessert Shop Dim sum Diner Dominican Donut Shop Dosa Drive In Eastern European Ecuadorian Egyptian Ethiopian European Family style Fast food Filipino Fish & Chips Fondue Food Delivery Service Food stall Food Truck French Frozen Yogurt Shop Gastropub Gelato Shop Georgian German Gluten-Free Goan Greek Guatemalan Gujarati Haitian Halal Hawaiian Health Food Himalayan Honduran Hong Kong Hot Dog Joint Hot Pot Hunan Hyderabadi Ice Cream Shop Indian Chinese Indian Indo Chinese Indonesian Irish Pub Irish Israeli Italian Jamaican Japanese Kebab Shop Kerala Korean Kosher Latin American Lebanese Live & raw food Malaysian Mediterranean Mexican Middle Eastern Modern European Molecular Gastronomy Mongolian Moroccan Neapolitan Nepalese New American Nicaraguan Nigerian Noodle House North Indian Pakistani Panamanian Persian/Iranian Peruvian Pho Pizza Place Poke Polish Polynesian Portuguese Pub Puerto Rican Punjabi Ramen Restaurant Russian Salad Bar Salvadoran Sandwich shop Seafood Shabu Shabu Shanghainese Singaporean Smoothie & Juice Bar Soul Food Soup South African South Indian Southern Southwestern Spanish Sri Lankan Steakhouse Sushi Syrian Szechuan/Sichuan Taco Taiwanese Tapas Bar & Restaurant Tea room Teppanyaki Tex-mex Thai Trinidadian Turkish Udon Uruguayan Vegetarian/Vegan Venezuelan Vietnamese Yakitori Yunnan