About Us

Cowboys & Indians

Our Story

Embark on a culinary journey steeped in heritage and bold flavors at Cowboys & Indians Indian + Tex Fusion. Born from our family's passion for food and hospitality, our restaurant blends the cultural essence of India with the vibrant spirit of Houston, Texas.
Inspired by treasured family recipes passed down through Moms, Aunties, and Uncles we have curated a menu that harmoniously fuses the best of both worlds. With the leadership of Executive Chef Vinny & "The Uncles" Rahamat, Akbar, and Babar, we have crafted a unique dining experience where Texan comfort meets Indian spices. Originally located in the heart of Montrose, our journey began with a vision to create a space where family, friends, and guests could come together to share in the joys of exceptional cuisine. The overwhelming response led us to expand our horizons and establish ourselves in the thriving Washington-Heights neighborhood.

Cowboys &Indians Original Location Taft st, Houston TX
Cowboys & Indians Indian-Tex Fusion 519 S Shepherd dr Houston TX 77007

At Cowboys and Indians, family extends beyond bloodlines. We have grown our family through our dedicated staff, talented chefs, and the warm embrace of the people of Houston. We cherish the values of respect, camaraderie, and authentic hospitality, ensuring that every visit to our restaurant feels like coming home.

Step into our welcoming casual atmosphere, savor the fusion of Tex-Indian flavors, and indulge in quality food. Join us on this incredible journey as we celebrate the union of two cultures through culinary excellence.

Experience the warmth, taste the passion, and become a part of our vibrant Tex-Indian family. Reserve your table today and discover a dining experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Chef Vinny & The Uncles

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Our Chef

Chef Vinny

Meet Chef Vinny, a culinary artist with a profound passion for cooking. Raised in the Dominican Republic, his upbringing surrounded him with the joy and unity of good food. Despite starting a civil engineering career, his heart led him back to the kitchen. Vinny’s culinary journey took him from humble beginnings as a student of Culinary Arts to prestigious fine dining and Michelin Star establishments around New York City.

After a transformative experience in Houston, he found his culinary soulmate in Cowboys & Indians Tex-Indian Kitchen. Inspired by love and heritage, Chef Vinny creates unforgettable dishes that merge Texan and Indian flavors. Indulge in his culinary artistry and experience the joy of food at its finest.

Cowboys & Indians Executive Chef Vinny Lantigua
Vinny Lantigua Signature

 Executive Chef Vinny Lantigua