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Spanish Village Restaurant

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The Museum District
Mexican, American, Spanish
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4720 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004-5050
713-523-2861
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spanish Village European Flavor

My family, friends and I have eaten here since the 1960's at this Spanish restaurant that also sells Mexican food. The food is tasty, the atmosphere homey, the family owners kind and friendly (the check says "See you next week"), the owner brother/sister team remember repeat visitors and treat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Goff M
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family, friends and I have eaten here since the 1960's at this Spanish restaurant that also sells Mexican food. The food is tasty, the atmosphere homey, the family owners kind and friendly (the check says "See you next week"), the owner brother/sister team remember repeat visitors and treat older customers with respect and attention. Birthday celebrants might get their... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

There's something very appealing to me about a Tex-Mex joint that makes no excuses and doesn't try to be anything else. I had heard of Spanish Village for years but it's located in an area of town where I don't generally go, so I've never made a special trip to try it out until today.....in Houston you can just about... More 

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Houston
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was there last night with a friend and we were meeting for a drink. Neither of us were really hungry. We ordered our first drink, a margarita, and the waitress came back and asked us if we were ready order, so we said we needed a few more minutes. a few moments later an old lady came by and... More 

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Surf Side, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We tried cheese enchiladas and pork tamales. Served really hot and yummy. The tilapia was mist and the onions on the fajitas blackened. It's a family place, friendly and relaxed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The BEST Tex/Mex that I've ever experienced.The food is excellent and the service and staff are over the top.

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Pepe006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Spanish Village isn't sleek and pretty, but it is real, authentic Tex Mex food. If all you know about Mexican food is fajitas and spinach enchiladas, this probably isn't the place for you (and you probably didn't grow up in Texas). I am a native of South Texas and Spanish Village is what I grew up eating - crispy tacos... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been going to Spanish Village for 15 years, it is authentic old fashion TexMex. Sizzling Fajitas are tasty, cheese enchiladas with real cheese, chalupa a la Bales with their fabulous guacamole in 7 combination. No their hot sauce isn't tomato sauce based, go to New York for that, it is border town style. And yes the margaritas are... More 

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Houston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

To be fair I will not rate the meal... or the margarita. All I can rate is my random experience. My wife and I had dinner reservations later at a different restaurant but dropped into Spanish Village, mid afternoon, for a margarita and appetizers. The waitress advised us "That's a problem". She informed us that it was restaurant policy to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great Local Flavor with the best refried beans ever. Plus strong margaritas! You will enjoy the quirky decor, holiday lights and free pralines with your bill. Wonderful service and consistency of food.

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pistolpete
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We visited this Houston Icon for the first time in a year or so. It is a family owned restaurant that his been in business since the 1950's and it, and the décor/furnishings, don't look to have changed much, if at all, over the years. They have a fairly extensive menu of the standard Mexican fare but what draws us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4720 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004-5050
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > The Museum District
  • Neighborhood: The Museum District
  • Phone Number: 713-523-2861

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?