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We’ve been creating delicious tex-mex for over 30 years


In 1993 Pat Torres and Kopi Vogiatzis opened the first Escalante's location in Houston, honoring the recipes of Pat's grandmother Barbara Escalante. For thirty years, Escalante's has helped define the Tex-Mex dining tradition in Houston.

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The Tradition

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Fresh Produce
Vegetables delivered daily from farms in Texas, California, and Mexico.
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Skilled Chefs
Long tenured kitchen managers at every location focus on quality.
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Warm Hospitality
We hire and train servers who find joy in giving joy.
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Scratch Cooking
We purchase the highest quality ingredients and cook 100% from scratch.

Timeless & Traditional

We believe in doing the classics right. We make both flour and corn tortillas by hand fresh to order. We ripen avocados in our kitchen until they are perfect for guacamole. Our Queso Blanco recipe is famous across Houston. And our beef fajitas use only center-cut outer skirt steak, marinated overnight and cooked medium-rare on a piping hot skillet.

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Quality & Community

Since we opened in 1993, we’ve prioritized doing our part to contribute to the neighborhoods that support us.

For information about donations and community events, please email Cynthia, at

The Escalante's Way

Over thirty years, we've built a culture of treating our team like family. We take pride in the incredible longevity of so many members of our team and owe our success to our strong culture. Our backbone is a team that loves to serve others - providing professional service to families across Houston and making special memories for them that bring them back to our restaurants to reconnect, to celebrate, to relax, and enjoy.

Family. La familia.

Our company treats its team like family so that they can serve our guests. With so many long-tenured team members, we believe its our responsibility to take care of our team and see them as our family.

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We’d love to have you join our team! Please use the form below to apply. Feel free to send in your resume even if you don't see the position you're looking for listed.

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