Now 80 years strong, Joe T’s remains a larger-than-life Texas legend. Grown from a tiny dining room in the Garcia family home to a sprawling series of lively rooms and gardens that can seat up to 1,000 at a time, this institution has customers lined up and down the block several times a week, waiting for a table. Known primarily for combination dinners of enchiladas, tacos, guacamole, and rice and beans, as well as sizzling fajitas platters, Joe T’s is a favorite spot for sitting on the beautiful patio and sipping strong margaritas. Still run by the founding family, the restaurant does a good Sunday brunch, too.

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