Best Restaurants in Houston

From eccentric and innovative menus to traditional dishes peppered with haute-cuisine flavors, Houston culinary experiences are always unexpected and delightful. The restaurants in the following lists are acclaimed by locals and visitors alike for their unique selection of meals and drinks.

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Located in Houston’s Lindale Park neighborhood, this restaurant has been making some noise since it opened in 2019. An intimate space with 13 seating spaces, Indigo offers a unique experience to each of its customers. The inventive cuisine, crafted meticulously by Chef and owner Jonathan “Jonny” Rhodes has been labeled as “Neo-Soul Food”, which takes humble ingredients and elevates them to fine dining. Indigo was recently named an experienced 100 restaurants in the world; only seven restaurants in the U.S. made the cut.

517 Berry Rd.
Houston, TX 77022
(832) 582-6388


Nested in the dynamic neighborhood of Houston Heights, Squable offers an array of modern European dishes sprinkled with American influences. The cozy ambiance itself is very inviting, with a bar with overhead lights and booth seating available. The varied drinks menu is no doubt an added bonus. Acclaimed chef Justin Yu and cocktail master Bobby Heugel come together to make Squable a must-try culinary experience if you are in the area.

632 W 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
(832) 834-7362

La Lucha

This hidden gem is a favorite by locals. Inspired by the historic San Jacinto Inn and the Battle of San Jacinto itself, La Lucha brings to the table an eclectic selection of rustic-turned-fancy meals. Its trademark fried chicken paired with assorted and savory dipping sauces, alongside the friendly staff, will have you coming for more.

1801 N Shepherd Dr #A
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 955-4765

Coltivare Pizza & Garden

Coltivare Pizza & Garden is a treasure island for the lovers of Italian cuisine. One of the most popular restaurants in the heights, Coltivare is known for its fresh ingredients and dishes packed with mouth-watering flavors. From classic crusty pizzas, to tasty salads and creamy pastas, this place will accommodate every taste. If you need more convincing, the experience is topped with an open-kitchen ambiance equipped with a wood pizza oven that will make you feel in the kitchen of a quaint Italian villa.

3320 White Oak Dr.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 637-4095

BB’s Tex Orleans

Spicy Crawfish, Fajitas, Shrimp tacos, Gumbo, Jalapeño hush puppies, Empanadas… if you want to get a real experience of the Texas meets Louisiana cuisine, this is the place to go. Established in 2007, this restaurant has grown up to be known for its notable Texan twist and has now 10 different locations. The ambiance of the Cajun-style diner is laid-back, and the cherry on top comes in the form of live music. It truly is not a surprise that the Houston Chronicle named BB’s Tex Orleans infamous “Midnight Masterpiece”, a roast beef debris mix, as the best sandwich in the Houston area.

2701 White Oak Dr.
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 868-8000

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