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Tecate Mexican Restaurant

Greater Heights
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2615 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2713
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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295 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

the chips were rancid, not a good start, the hot sauce very watery and not much taste. the nachos were very soggy. the tostados were just ok mostly lettuce and not much on them. In the old days this would be packed with Hispanic diners, we noticed none, a bad sign for aficionados. So disappointed as I used to love... More 

Thank gay e
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

What kind of place chargers for beans, cheese, onions and cilantro for a burrito? I should of ordered just a tortilla!! Don't come here!

Thank MaricelaaRamirez
Houston, Texas
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for about 16 years now. Over the last few years I thought the food has gone a bit downhill, but with a lot of family in town, we chose Tecate over one of our new jaunts on Dunlavy. I'm not sure if they recently changed cooks, but the food was great, just like when we first... More 

Thank washmjd
Houston, Texas
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536 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I visited twice in two weeks, once for a quick stop after a long day driving and the second for my dad's 80th birthday surprise get-together. Both times the staff were attentive and friendly ... whether it was just me or over 20 people! The food is excellent and the serving sizes are generous to a fault, I can never... More 

Thank KLsWanderlust
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

It was our first visit. Waiters we're friendly but on occasions they forgot to give me some items i.e. drinks. Nothing of importance. We went for breakfast. Plates brings home made cooking tastes. They are simple but taste good. No complaints about the food. Quiet and calm atmosphere. Will definitely come back and recommend.

Thank Luis S
Houston, TX :(
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My family and I frequented this restaurant, as the food and service was very good. Now the food is so-so and the service is ok.

Houston, TX
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

One of the waitresses will seat you at this casual neighborhood eatery. Good value Tex-Mex: fajitas, many kinds of enchiladas, milanesa are among our lunch and dinner favorites. Good guacamole and sopapillas too. Full bar. Good cheap breakfasts. Quite a few of the waitresses have been here for decades, are very friendly and good with kids and accommodating to special... More 

Thank SummerTXTraveler
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

A nice family restraint. It's easy to get to and very family friendly. Not my favorite tex mex, but if I'm craving Mexican and my go to one is packed this is a second good choice.

Thank amccormick50
Tyler, Texas
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140 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This place is not horrible, but a very far cry from good. There are so many TexMex places to choose from, there is no reason for me to return here. It is clean, but the food is probably some of the poorer TexMex I have had. Honestly, the queso dip is cheese-whiz. Orange, no flavor. The chili enchilada sauce is... More 

Thank gsanbrook
Kansas City
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207 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Authentic Mexican cuisine and fantastic service where the locals eat. Breakfast tacos and fried potatoes are a fav on the weekend. Very kid friendly. My visits to Houston always include a visit to Tecate.

Thank Barbandjerronthego

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2615 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2713
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighborhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: 713-868-5232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?