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Escalante's Mexican Grille

Mexican, Southwestern
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590 Meyerland Plz Mall, Houston, TX 77096
(713) 663-7080
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Austin, Texas
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Escalante's bills itself as upscale Tex-Mex. I felt the prices were upscale, but the food was nothing special. The food and service were very good, but prices were high for Tex-Mex and I did not find the food that special. I eat Tex-Mex all over the state and know when I have found a "special spot". Does not compare to... More 

Thank Jackson66_12
Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

A very nice "Tex-Mex" Restaurant in Meyerland, convenient to Bellaire, and the SW area. A warm welcome, quick service, a large restaurant, perhaps 200+ seating. Perhaps we are a bit picky, but this was the mildest salsa, mildest Tex-Mex Food and very mild Margaritas that we have every tasted. Not bad, just mild. As in 'sissy mild Margaritas' - and... More 

Thank Hunter T
Houston, Texas
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382 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Ate here recently with a friend for lunch. Always love the salsa with chips. I ordered the Diez in which you choose two items from a list. I loved the tortilla soup which had plenty of veggies and chicken and the beef quesadillas which had plenty of beef fajita meat in them plus a side of guacamole. It all was... More 

Thank houstonnative47
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49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

After usually dining at Pappasito's for Tex Mex when I visit Houston (and still love), I was hesitant when my friend insisted we go to this restaurant. This restaurant blew me away. First of all, they have an extensive menu with some great and unique offerings. I would love to have had the opportunity to return after my first visit... More 

Thank AndersenTraveler
Lake Jackson, Texas
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

This is not your everyday run of the mill Mexican restaurant. They have fantastic, considerate service & the food is delicious.

Thank JanieCat
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food was very well prepared and served. Really like the charro Beans. Had 2 tacos - one chicken and one beef. They were excellent. Arrived with a party of 10 and no reservation. They seated us during a busy time in about 15 minutes...excellent host staff. They even put us in a separate area that was great and actually... More 

Thank CABTexas
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our party of six adults dined there recently and the food was okay, not great. Service was exceptional, however. A very family friendly place with reasonable prices. The margaritas were pretty good; fish tacos pretty pedestrian; nachos pretty good; special platters okay--plenty of food there. Ambience is typical metropolitan Mexican.

Thank Gail B
Blyth, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This Mexican restaurant is a bustling vibrant lunch time venue, the food was really good the restaurant was clean and the service was quick and friendly, ideal for a lunch time.

Thank Chris M
Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is our place to go for Tex-Mex anytime we visit Houston since it is fairly close to the Medical Center. Entrees run close to $20 and the food is very good. The atmosphere and noise level is typical for a large busy restaurant. The service is good but not exceptional. I would recommend one of the seafood specialties like... More 

Thank Rodger K
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

The service was exceptional and the margarita was killer. The tableside guac was OK but I do better guacamole myself, I must say. The steak burrito was very good but then rice was not hot. The steak was very flavourful and tender. Ask for the habanero salsa to put into regular. It is very good

Thank henry l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Meyerland Plz Mall, Houston, TX 77096
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (713) 663-7080

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