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Tony's Mexican Restaurant

$$$
Great Uptown
Mexican
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2222 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2706
713-862-6516
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Very Nice Evening

The restaurant is very large, but it not crowded or noisy. The host, waiters and staff are quite friendly and helpful. Attentive, without being overbearing. The menu is extensive, including Tex-Mex but other options as well. The brochettes de camarones were very good. I recommend them. Drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Mark S
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The restaurant is very large, but it not crowded or noisy. The host, waiters and staff are quite friendly and helpful. Attentive, without being overbearing. The menu is extensive, including Tex-Mex but other options as well. The brochettes de camarones were very good. I recommend them. Drinks were quite nice, too.

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Thank Mark S
Montgomery, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I have a friend that lives near the Tony's on Ella so every time I visit, which is often, I insist on having lunch at Tony's. I live on Lake Conroe so it's quite a trip but well worth it. The food is consistently great and the service is always prompt and efficient.

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Thank Joyce B
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The service is great and by now, the wait staff knows our family and what yo bring us. We love how family friendly it is, but they also know how to make the best margaritas around!

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Thank amccormick50
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We were actually headed to another restaurant, but it was CLOSED! So.... we drove N on Ella and saw a bunch of cars in front of Tony's Mexican Restaurant. Plan B! We went in, and it was delicious😀. I loved their thin corn tortilla fried chicken flautas. We had the Batanus Appetizer Platter which was really too much for two,... More 

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Thank TexasMorgans
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I visit both Tony's on Ella and Tony's on the Katy Freeway near Barker Cypress, and never had a bad experience. They food is really good Tex Mex without frills or a trendy menu. You can't go wrong with one of their combinations, typical enchiladas, tacos, tamales with rice and beans. You can choose between charro or re-fried beans, go... More 

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Thank Bill A
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I haven't been here in over 5 years and I think it was okay, however for 2 house margaritas and 2 entrees should not have cost $45 + tip. A family of 4 would be paying close to $75.00! Not going back for dinner, however when they start seven breakfast I will give it a try!

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Thank Deborah M
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Please remind the waiter to ask the cook to mix the tortilla soup before serving it.. Otherwise it is too watery..! Chips are fresh as well as all the dishes they serve.... and, yes.. don't miss on their flan.

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Thank rabuabara
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Always friendly service and good, fast hot food. Love the fact that they are closed on Sundays to take time out for family, church, ect. Love the cheese enchiladas. We frequent the Ella Blvd location.

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Thank Miffsa
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good Mexican food. Can get busy after 6pm so get there early. Shrimp cocktail is excellent. Fajita's and Margarita's are tasty. Not open on Sundays.

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Thank Nucking F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Our party of eight, traveling from New Orleans to Austin, accidentally stumbled upon this place searching for an emergency bathroom and was very skeptical of a Mexican restaurant named Tony's! However, it proved to be some of the best Mexican food we have eaten in a restaurant. The atmosphere was very pleasant. The dining and restroom areas were very clean.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2222 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Great Uptown
  • Neighborhood: Great Uptown
  • Phone Number: 713-862-6516

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?