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Ruthie's Mexicana

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1315 S Grand Pkwy 101, Katy, TX 77494
(281) 395-1505
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Everything you want a local Mexican place to be

Ruthie's is our go-to place for Friday night margaritas and Mexican food. We tried about ten other places in the Katy area and keep coming back here. Why? Because the owners and the staff are determined to make your entire experience a happy one. If you have a favorite server but their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Rob H
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Katy, Texas
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Katy, Texas
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was bland. The taco shell tasted stale with low grade bland ground meat. I will never eat here again

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Howell, Michigan
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196 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We had 17 people and were promptly seated. Our server took our 17 drink orders without making any notes. ALL PERFECT He then took 17 dinner orders without making any notes and again ALL PERFECT. Food was hot and vefry tasty

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Thank hurricane48
Katy, Texas
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Ruthie's is our go-to place for Friday night margaritas and Mexican food. We tried about ten other places in the Katy area and keep coming back here. Why? Because the owners and the staff are determined to make your entire experience a happy one. If you have a favorite server but their section is full or you want to sit... More 

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Thank Rob H
Louisville, Mississippi
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Very quick service! The food was out so fast! Good food. Nothing fancy and I wouldn't consider it as great, but it definitely wasn't bad.! I got the chicken Chalupas! I'd definitely eat here again if I needed a good quick lunch! Great price! Clean. And the staff was very polite and friendly. I will probably go back to Ruthie's... More 

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Thank Allison R
Richmond, Texas
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120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ruthie's has two locations near my home, so I visit both locations 1-2 times a month. Ruthie is an established neighborhood restaurant. They provide great service and excellent Mexican food.

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Thank Kirby F
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The queso flameado appetizer with house made chorizo was excellent. Very good green sauce with the chips too.

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Thank Marvin O
Howell, Michigan
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196 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Service is always super fast. They once had a habanero sauce that was HOT and very tasty. For some reason they stopped serving it and only have two bland salsas now. Food was properly prepared, steaming hot and worth the money. I just wish they had a spicier salsa as an option for us heat freaks.

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Thank hurricane48
Oklahoma
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260 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We used to go here after church in 2001-2003. Just revisited while in Katy. Same great service but the food is better. Seafood enchiladas were excellent, rest was really good and we ate like savages. Really good spot for real MexTex.

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Thank Ross M
Houston
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557 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Whenever we go to Katy we go to Ruthie. Always great Tex Med and wonderful staff. We wish we could go every week.

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Thank SBF2
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Even better if their salsa was good and used a little better quality beef. Beef often has grissle. Pachuga dishes are their best. Shrimp and chicken dishes seem to be better quality though I notice of late the shrimp size is smaller than in the past.

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Thank Robert M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1315 S Grand Pkwy 101, Katy, TX 77494
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Katy
  • Phone Number: (281) 395-1505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 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?