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Tony's Mexican Restaurant

2222 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2706 (Greater Heights)
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Ranked #1,440 of 7,228 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Greater Heights
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Neighborhood: Greater Heights
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English first
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I went here after reading that it was among the top ten in Houston Mexican food restaurants. The enchiladas were said to be their specialty so I had one of each type (beef, cheese and chicken). I found the food good but not exceptional. I do give kudos for the service however. My tea glass was never empty nor the... More

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Houston, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Tony's is a very successful local Tex Mex rest. Good food, great service and family friendly. Enjoy!

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Columbus, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I see lots of very positive reviews but that was certainly not our experience. We had a large (13 folks) party on a Friday evening. We explicitly told them multiple times to seat us tables of 4 whenever available even if not at same time since we had no expectation of having one table. After everyone else in the waiting... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I love to get the big appetizer and share... Make sure you do not order lunch or dinner because it is a lot of food. At times we just order two big appetizers and no more than two ritas! Hay caramba!

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Victoria, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Pretty good Mexican food but nothing you can't find at most good tex mex joints in Houston. The salsa is pretty good as well, but I suspect the long lines and wait you will find most evenings at Tony's is for their sneaky strong margaritas. The margaritas are good but if you move past two or three the food will... More

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Severn, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I must have hit this place on a bad day, based on the other reviews I've read. I went to this restaurant with a friend for lunch during the week. We arrived about 1:30 or so and were seated immediately, so not bad there. We put in drink orders, soda and water and received them fairly quickly, not bad there.... More

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San Antonio, TX
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I live in San Antonio, the home of Tex-Mex so it take a lot to impress me. I have eaten at a few Mexican restaurants around Houston and some were good, some were horrible. Tony's is one of the best I have had in Houston though it does not beat my favorite place in San Antonio. Went on a Friday... More

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Houston, Texas
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32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always reliable for a good evening, Tony's is not where you go for something new or unusual. Reliable food and drinks are always on the menu.

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Portland, Maine
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369 reviews 369 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This location is the original! On a weekday outing for an hour’s business lunch it was so popular we had to park in an overflow lot. Once inside, we were greeted right away. Our party of three was led to a clean and ready table. The décor tastefully blended contemporary elements with more traditional Mexican motifs. Bilingual service staff dressed... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I was very pleased with the outstanding food, service and atmosphere. The manager and owner stop by my table to make sure I was happy and the server kept my tea

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