Houston Trip: Day 1 + 2 | Tex Mex | Farmer’s Market | Shots

Houston Trip: Day 1 + 2 | Tex Mex | Farmer’s Market | Shots

For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram..which you should! (@racheljanelloyd)
I just popped over to Houston for the weekend. This trip started like all good trips start…On a whim.

I was g-chatting (not while at work of course..) with Karla and we were saying we needed to get down to Houston to see our friend JUDYYYY who is in her residency at a hospital there. SOOO of course without thinking we booked tickets right then. TEJAS here we come. 

So due to the lovely airlines that is Frontier, I arrived in Houston 2 hours late, which put a damper on any Friday night activities. We headed back to Judy’s apartment and ran over the usually topics:  pets, love life, jobs, friends, family…etc. and went to sleep. 

We woke up Saturday and we knew what needed to happen. TEX MEX. Judy had asked around and got the name of the “best place in Houston.” So we hopped into the car and headed to Ninfa’s

 Although, not in the BEST of neighborhoods- usually these places are gems. Ninfas fit the bill.

 They bring you chips and four sauces. Two salsas and two guac type dips. ALL fantastic.

Judy has found a list somewhere that was, “100 reasons to live in Texas.” #1 was Queso. SO we ordered queso….good call. It was incredible. 

This was my drink– their house margarita. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. I ordered another one.

Ninfas House Margarita- Houston’s most famous margarita, our 30- year old proprietary recipe with 100% Agave Tequila Blanco


Next more food.

I ordered the homemade tamales with chicken. I will warn you, they don’t photograph well, but they are amazing. Then we ordered mole ice cream AND sopapillas. Hey, it’s Texas!

Filled to the brim with delicious tex mex- we needed a place to walk around. Judy took us to Rice Village, which is a cute area with shops and bars. We strolled and shopped. Then stumbled upon a farmers market. 

Once back at Judy’s we started to get ready for our night out. Judy took us to Midtown area bars. Her co-worker Jacqueline also joined us. Needless to say we had too much fun.

Judy didn’t want her face shown on the internet…so this is the only photo I am allowed to use on the blog. haha take up your frustrations with her!

This is why we all had headaches the next day….

Texas selfies! 

The night drew to a close, and we hopped into a cab and headed back to the apartment. I don’t often have crazy nights out, but when I do…it’s with these girls. SO happy to have a weekend with them. We’ve been through ups and down’s but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. 

Go Big or Go Home Texas! 

Love, Rachel 



  1. March 19, 2014 / 3:41 am

    Hooray for girls weekends!!

    • March 19, 2014 / 3:51 pm

      I know! seriously!

  2. March 19, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    All of the best trips are booked on a whim!

    • March 19, 2014 / 3:51 pm

      especially only 7 days beforehand haha oops!

  3. March 19, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    This looks so fun! I had coffee with Jane yesterday; had no idea you went to school in my home state!

  4. March 19, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    yesss! now i want texmex. also, frontier is the worst!!!! i had the worst experience with them flying back from indiana on thanksgiving weekend

  5. March 19, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    Looks like so much fun! Can't wait to hear more about it! …. And now I really want chips and a margarita!!

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