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Villa Montez

3324 Old Henderson Hwy, Tyler, TX 75711
(903) 592-9696
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Ranked #4 of 268 restaurants in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Latin, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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English first
Tyler, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Villa Montez is a special place to eat. Their food is very fresh and unique. It is very different than the greasy Tex-Mex food you find at most places in this area. The mango margarita is my favorite drink and I have never eaten a dish here that I didn't love. I also love the verde rice as a side.... More

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Tyler, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful restaurant with lots of atmosphere. Be sure to go in the Spring and enjoy the patio. Their appetizers are exceptional. Great steaks too.

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Tyler, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The owners took this restaurant several years ago that was floundering and totally turned it around! It is perched on a hill and they have added a large deck area which is fantastic for spring, early summer and fall dining. The food is delicious with a true south of the border emphasis. We have never been disappointed in anything we... More

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Fort Worth
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Yum! We visited Villa Montez last time we were in Tyler (October of 2013) and really enjoyed it, so we were excited to give it another try. My husband and I both ordered the pork osso buco, which was one of the specials. It was just as good as last time, although it was prepared a little differently. We love... More

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Tyler, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I lived in Tyler for over 3 years -- ate at Villa Montez many times. Always had good food, always had polite and knowledgeable wait staff, always had good service. They do an EXCELLENT sea bass -- as good as any I've had in any other restaurant, and the prices are very good for what you get. Would recommend to... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I took my mom to Villa Montez while visiting her in Tyler. She has lived in Tyler for years, but never ventured "up the hill." I was a little worried about the parking and logistics since my mom has limited mobility - the pavement is slightly uneven and there are fairly steep stairs. However, we were both very glad we... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were in town for a family party and ate lunch here. It was fantastic!!! I can only speak definitively about my dish but everyone was raving about theirs as well. I had the Seafood Enchiladas and would highly encourage you to try them. Excellent!!!!

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Gilmer, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Margaritas were great, waiter was a doll and service was good. Lobster tacos had 3 small pieces of meat each and for $19.95 I expected a little better. My friend ordered a burrito that was so big it would have fed the three of us. Setting is okay but could use a refreshing. I think it will be a while... More

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Natchez, Mississippi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My first visit here was for a private anniversary party in the wine cellar, and it was great! The service was excellent, especially Eric. The food was delicious. I had carne asada, and it was perfectly cooked. The building has a lot of steps and levels, and may not be accommodating to some. I hope I can go back on... More

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Tyler, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have been here 3 times, not of my own choosing! Each time i come in hoping it will be better that the last time, yet each time it is worse. Not sure how they get the rave reviews they get. This time i ordered their nachos. You would think being in Tyler Texas, tex mex capital of the world... More

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