Try heading for the border when thinking of cozy fall meals that will warm you up. Here are three to try in our neighborhood.

What’s better than cheesy, crispy fried tacos filled with braised beef? All of that dipped in consommé. Birria tacos became one of the hottest food trends in the United States last year. Public Taco might be the only place in Preston Hollow to find this comforting specialty from Jalisco that dates back to Spanish colonization.

Pozole and tamales are back at Mesero.

This hominy stew is made with guajillo pork. Pozole and tamales, filled with guajillo pork and topped with red or green sauce, are available through the holidays.

A Mambo Taxi may be frozen, but it will warm your cheeks, and so will this bowl of Tex-Mex queso with barbacoa. The combination adds up to a perfect excuse to catch up with friends before the holiday rush. What is warmer than that?

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