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Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
Originally published by The Houston Chronicle
Any longtime fan of this comforting Tex-Mex classic knows Sylvia's is not just about the 19 kinds of enchiladas. Oh, they can be swell, most notably the snappy green chicken version and the "Lubbock" style with picadillo and extra-meaty chile con carne. But it's easy to fixate on other items in the chef Sylvia Casares' highly personal repertoire: the peerless Tampiquena fajita steak; the mesquite-grilled cabrito; the sparkling picamole relish that's a clever hybrid of guacamole and pico de gallo. All this and voluptuous chocolate Tres Leches, too.
What to Order: Mexico City enchiladas with chicken, salsa verde and sour cream; Lubbock enchiladas with chile cn carne; Morelia enchiladas with queso fresco and red chile; Tampiquena plate with fajita steak, enchilada and rajas.