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Tia Maria's Mexican Restaurant

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4618 Dacoma St, Houston, TX 77092-8121
713-680-0825
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 17
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

One of my favorites. Always reliable tex mex. Very fast and friendly service. Great food at great prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
John S
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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I started going to Tia Maria's with my work friends in 1987 when I worked at 610/290. We eventually all moved to other work locations or moved out of state and lost touch. Last night, 8 of us had a reunion and everyone wanted to meet at Tia's (which has also remained one of my favorite restaurants). It was such... More 

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Forney, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have eaten there twice with a co-worker who has eaten there for years. The first time I had enchiladas, the second time I had beef fajitas. I was disappointed both times and will not be back. The good things - fresh chips and homemade flour tortillas. The bad things - salsa that tastes like a can of pureed tomatoes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As long as I can remember this local place has been a haven for me and my family. I have fond memories of my grandmother who always wanted to come here. The chips are thin and crispy and warm. The salsa is had just enough kick. Food is great and always fresh. They will make things to your order. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I had beef fajitas. The meat was good though the onions were a tad undercooked for my taste. Salsa is cooked and okay but not spicy enough for me. Very generous portion of guacamole relative to other restaraunts. I'd go back but wouldn't say it's the best I've had. Waiter was very good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had a retirement luncheon here.. although it seemed chaotic at times, the orders were taken promptly and the food was brought out swiftly... all but mine... I had to mention to the waiter I was the only one without my food... the salsa was warm and taste like tomato paste.... I ordered the lunch taco al carbon... the meat... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We found this gem several years ago and quickly became fans. It is basic tex mex, at great prices, with a few good seafood dishes as well. The difference is that the food is always good - always. The staff is super friendly and helpful--without being too intrusive. We're now twice monthly regulars -- or more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

One of my favorites. Always reliable tex mex. Very fast and friendly service. Great food at great prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Even at noon, during the rush of lunch time, service was excellent and food was amazing! Highly recommend you make your way here!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A friend and I randomly stopped into Tia Maria's Restaurant & Cantina and we will visit regularly. The service, drinks, food and low prices were outstanding. I ordered cheese enchiladas & house margaritas - these are my standard comparison items for first visits to TexMex restaurants, all of which were great. My friend ordered flautas and ate every bite. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is the kind of place that you must visit when you go to Houston. Not fancy but good authentic Mexican food at great prices. Mixed fajitas for two for $20! You will crave the food afterwards. A note for vegetarians: ask for the corn tortillas only (fried in vegetable oil) as the flour tortillas contain lard.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4618 Dacoma St, Houston, TX 77092-8121
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-680-0825

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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