Houston's Luna Y Sol Offers a Mexican Dining Experience With a BYOB Policy

This eatery in midtown features a menu of dishes all made from scratch
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Megha Tejpal

The tacos al pastor offer a tinge of sweetness with chunks of pineapple, marinated pork, onions, and cilantro.

It’s no secret that taco shops are a dime a dozen in Texas. However, scoring the juiciest of tacos along with the necessary accompaniments — queso with just the right kick, perfectly blended guacamole, and spicy salsa that truly makes the heart burn — can be daunting in a city as large as Houston. Perhaps midtown’s best kept secret, Luna Y Sol takes pride in offering classic Mexican dishes made from scratch daily, along with a menu of mouthwatering street tacos fit for your typical Taco Tuesday shenanigans.



The family-owned hideaway, nestled in a bustling shopping strip mall among other exotic favorites, is a hit among locals for being one of the few places in the popular neighborhood which is BYOB (bring your own booze). The restaurant’s executive chef, a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu who was born in Monterrey, Mexico, opts to place an emphasis on the actual food as opposed to the margarita menu. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients in family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, her dishes are authentic and satisfying.

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Topping the list of street tacos are the traditional tacos al pastor with sweet chunks of pineapple and savory pieces of marinated pork. The build your own quesadillas with spinach and avocado add-ons are a popular choice among children and adults alike, while the enchilada plates, served three to an order with rice and beans, are a steal for under $10.

And while you may not be able to pick your poison in the way of a pina colada or a patron shot at Luna Y Sol, you can expect a full variety of soft drinks from across the border. Bottled Mexican Coke made with cane sugar or the apple flavored Manzanita are the ultimate pairings for your foodie fiesta at Luna Y Sol.

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