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Cinco de Houston

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.

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

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!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

But before lunch, first things first. We needed to start Cinco de Mayo off right!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

As a cheers: “pa’ arriba, pa’ abajo, para centro, para dentro.”

This roughly translates to “up, down, time for margaritas.”

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

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.

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

She loved it!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

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!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We laughed at the artwork in the restaurant. Thankfully, we were neither.

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

(Feel free to google borrachos. The pictures are hilarious!)

After lunch, Bekah and I decided to discover Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston.

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The park has some really fun artwork!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

That you’re not supposed to climb on.

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Right, Bekah?

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Guess I’ll just jump instead!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I thought these colored walls were so much fun!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

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.

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Have you ever had a real live rocket scientist show you around Rocket Park? I have!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It pays to have smart friends. Thanks Bekah!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

After NASA, it was time for more Tex-Mex. And, of course, more margaritas!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We headed off to Chuy’s, an Austin favorite of mine that now has locations in Houston. It was just like coming home again!

Salud!

Houston Texas - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Hasta la próxima vez, Texas!

~A

For all of my Texas travel posts, click here.

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3 replies »

  1. Love it! I can’t decide if my favorite part of El Tiempo was the cheese enchilada with red chile sauce or the margarita….both were amazing!

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