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El Hidalguense

Map & Directions 6917 Long Point
Houston, TX 77055
  • Mexican
  • Daily 8am-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Order Online, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • BYOB
  • Not Accepted, Accepted
  • Lot available


Houston Press' Description

You can feed an army with a whole roasted baby goat or spend a reflective lunch over some enchiladas at El Hidalguense; it's your call at the cozy, family-run restaurant on Long Point that shares strip center space with another Houston Press favorite, Vieng Thai. Either way, you win because the food here is consistently wonderful. The restaurant's twin specialties are barbacoa de borrego estilo Hidalgo, which is Hidalgo-style lamb cooked in maguey leaves, and chivito asado al pastor, whole goat roasted over an open charcoal pit right there in the restaurant. In the evenings, El Hidalguense is filled with expats from Hidalgo and a live mariachi band playing Huatecan music you can't resist dancing to.

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  • Ryan S. on 09/20/13

    No Tex Mex here. This is authentic Mexican food, not to mention some of the best lamb I've had.

  • Kike M. on 11/04/13

    Their mole rocks! The only thing I must complain about is their slow service. I guess it was so because I went on a Sunday. I should go some other day and see if the service is better.

  • Daniel T. on 07/04/13

    This place is delicious and inexpensive. Authentic Mexican food from hidalgo

  • Laura B. on 09/05/12

    Houston Press 2012 Favorite Dishes - Lamb

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