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Houston's Enchilada Queen

Sylvia Casares is renowned for her full-flavored menu comprising 19 different enchiladas and delicious Mexican desserts. You’ll taste the passion and dedication she has put into her recipes when you visit one of her 2 restaurants or book her catering service.

She’s the whole enchilada!

Sylvia Casares is a renowned chef and restaurateur, not only within Texas, but across the USA. From her beginnings as a food scientist for Uncle Ben’s Rice, she learned that never compromising on flavor means always choosing the best ingredients and refusing to take shortcuts. Sylvia took this wisdom and resolved to share her passion for the delicious flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine. She has since built an empire on enchiladas, fajitas and the distinctive tastes of Tex-Mex for all to enjoy!

Accolades for Sylvia’s

Sylvia’s named to the list “Ten Great Mexican Restaurants in the US” ~ USA TODAY Top 50 Tex-Mex Restaurants ~ Texas Monthly  “14 Essential Mexican and Tex-Mex Restaurants in Houston” ~ Eater Houston Top 100 Restaurants in Houston by Alison Cook for Houston Chronicle Houston’s 15 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants – Houstonia Magazine Best Tex-Mex Restaurant by Houston Chronicle (Reader’s Choice) Sylvia Casares selected to compete on “Beat Bobby Flay” TV show The Enchilada Queen Cookbook released with a coveted “Star” review by Publisher’s Weekly Best Cookbook Award for The Enchilada Queen Cookbook from International Latino Book Awards “When I visited NASA Johnson Space Center, I discovered that food in Houston can be out of this world!  If you’re in town, check out this local institution.  The owner offers cooking classes, like Tamales 101.” ~ Rachael Ray talking about Sylvia’s in Rachael Ray Everyday Sylvia Casares named one of the top 10 best chefs in the USA ~ Siempre Mujer magazine Best Enchiladas in Houston ~ Houston Chronicle and Houston Press Houston’s Tex-Mex Soul, Top Tex-Mex restaurants in Houston – Houston Press Sylvia anointed “The Queen of Tex-Mex Cuisine” by H Texas magazine “Beyond Tex-Mex: Rediscovering Texas' 10000-Year-Old Cuisine” ~ Texas Observer Sylvia’s Tres Leches “Best in Houston” ~ Texas Monthly  Top 5 Enchilada Platters to Try in Houston ~ Houston Press Included in “The Secret Life of Tex Mex” ~ (one of four restaurants in the nation) on Food Network