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Spanish Village Restaurant

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The Museum District
American, Mexican, Spanish
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4720 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004-5050
713-523-2861
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Mexican food from you're childhood

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
trymahjong
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Surf Side, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Surf Side, Texas
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Round Top, Texas, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I was SO disappointed when I went to this place 9/14/13 because it was so near my daughter's apartment. Let me count the ways: 1. Service - awful, five people at two tables other than mine. I could not get the attention of the waitress to fill my small water glass. 2. Margarita - tiny, in a martini glass -... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This restaurant has been Family ran and putting out excellent authentic Tex-Mex food and Great Margaritas since the '60's. My first trip there was in 1978 and I have been coming here ever since. Even when I lived out of town, when I came home to Houston, the first palce I went to eat was Spanish Village! The Medina Family... More 

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New York City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Off the beaten path, but worth finding. This is real Tex-Mex, run by a fine family and warm staff. It is consistently good, and does not profess to do trendy or new things - they do what they do and they do it well. We go back again and again and are never disappointed.

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?