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Tony's Mexican Restaurant

2222 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2706 (Greater Heights)
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Ranked #1,216 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Greater Heights
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Neighborhood: Greater Heights
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73% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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361 reviews 361 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 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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