Best Mexican restaurant: Ventura's Tamales

March 29, 2014 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated March 28, 2014 at 10:29 p.m.

Best Mexican Restaurant:

Ventura's Tamales

Ventura's Tamales co-owner Susan Martinez cooks her food with love.

"It sounds cheesy, but I'm the cook and my son is the cook, and we serve food here that we would make in our own kitchens," Martinez said.

This year's win as the best Mexican food restaurant in the Crossroads is a new experience for Ventura's owners, Martinez and co-owner Martha Vasquez. Despite the restaurant's longevity in the Crossroads - and weekly lunch and dinner specials - they always seemed to be overlooked for best Mexican restaurant.

But Martinez said the restaurant, and its menu is kept afloat from a loyal customer base who knows they can always expect quality food with smiling wait staff.

"It's always about the food. We never want to serve something that is not quality just to help our bottom line," she said.

Ventura's Tamales

3907 N. Navarro St.


Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, Closed Sunday and Monday

First Runner-Up

La Tejanita

1309 Sam Houston Drive


Second Runner-Up

La Hacienda

7702 N. Navarro St.


Second location on Houston HIghway



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