After the most amazing weekend in Austin, Bekah and I headed back to Houston just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Perfect timing I think!
Because it was a holiday, we decided we absolutely HAD to get Tex-Mex. All day. So we started by having lunch (and margaritas!) at El Tiempo Cantina.
The green dipping sauce for the chips is so good! I believe the flavor was tomatillos cilantro and jalapeños, but our lunch involved tequila so I’m not exactly sure!
But before lunch, first things first. We needed to start Cinco de Mayo off right!
As a cheers: “pa’ arriba, pa’ abajo, para centro, para dentro.”
This roughly translates to “up, down, time for margaritas.”
Bekah ordered the Dos Lunch Plate (that means two lunch plate) which has guacamole, a crispy beef taco, and a cheddar enchilada with red chili con carne.
She loved it!
I ordered the Regular Lunch Chalupas with ground beef. The only chalupas I had had up until that point were from Taco Bell. This was not like Taco Bell at all, in the best way possible!
We laughed at the artwork in the restaurant. Thankfully, we were neither.
(Feel free to google borrachos. The pictures are hilarious!)
After lunch, Bekah and I decided to discover Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston.
The park has some really fun artwork!
That you’re not supposed to climb on.
Guess I’ll just jump instead!
I thought these colored walls were so much fun!
After the park, we headed off to NASA (cue the Star Wars theme).
Here’s a fun fact: NASA’s Rocket Park is absolutely free to visitors! All you have to do is drive through the employee entrance (don’t be intimidated!) and tell the guards that you’re going to Rocket Park.
Have you ever had a real live rocket scientist show you around Rocket Park? I have!
It pays to have smart friends. Thanks Bekah!
After NASA, it was time for more Tex-Mex. And, of course, more margaritas!
We headed off to Chuy’s, an Austin favorite of mine that now has locations in Houston. It was just like coming home again!
Hasta la próxima vez, Texas!
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