Tortilla Joe's, a new locally owned Tex-Mex restaurant, opened March 9 at 2320 Crocker St., Houston. It takes the place of El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant, which closed Jan. 31 after being in business for over 40 years. The menu includes Tex-Mex staples including nachos, tacos, tamales and fajitas, as well as a few unique options, such as Montrose Tex-Mex sliders, as well as a full bar. The restaurant is open 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday. 713-485-0028.