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Tony's Mexican Restaurant

#609 of 6,987 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Greater Heights
Mexican, Southwestern
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2222 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2706
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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139 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I like Tony's as a go-to for some good Tex-Mex that has fresh options that aren't as common on all restaurant menus. The frozen margaritas are something to watch out for though. I am told they have Everclear in them, but I didn't ask. They are definitely strong and stronger than the 'on the rocks' version.

Thank NCTexan2011
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very good. Check prices before ordering!!! Margaritas are $12 for normal size ones! "Specials" have a lot of food, but prices are high

Thank Bob M
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I thought I knew all about Houston's great margaritas but I definitely have to add Tony's to this list! Tony's delivers on great food, greater margaritas and the greatest atmosphere!

Thank Patrice S
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Excellent margarita's. Food is good, service generally good. Over the years, portions have reduced as well as quality, but only a tad. Place gets crazy busy, especially on Friday nights but is always full.

Thank mistybHouston_Texas
Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

did not expect this place to be like this when I found it. the interior reminded me of a topical Californian Mexican restaurant. good was good also. great staff who's very attentive.

Thank Villalva
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Service was good. Got the vegetarian special which came with cheese enchiladas, rice and beans and a bean & cheese taco. The taco was really just a tortilla chip with beans and cheese. The enchiladas were okay nothing outstanding. The beans and rice weren't that great. Neither was the chips and salsa. There were a lot of white people there.... More 

Thank Nicholas M
Houston, Texas
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Good food. Only been once but will go back next time I'm in the mood for Mexican. I especially like the shrimp wrapped in bacon.

Thank LondonRebel
Waco, Texas
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We have eaten at the Ella location since it first opened. Since then it has expanded several times and the biggest problem is finding enough parking. Since moving from Houston, we return on occasion for business in the Katy area and have begun going to the I-10 location when possible. The food and service continue to be great at both... More 

Thank Charles B
Houston, Texas
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263 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

3/5/2016 I have not been to Tony's in years and this was a first time visit for my mom and daughter. We made a weekend celebration for my mom's birthday and ended the day here at Tony's. Soft drink...........$2.60 1/2 crispy taco...$6.50 cheese enchiladas...$10.75 enchilada Marisco......$13.75...............Total $36.37 We all enjoyed the meal and my daughter and I had left overs... More 

Thank bacrowe
Houston, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I have dined at Tony's 30+ times. It used to be a neighborhood favorite of ours, until tonight. We called ahead to put our name on the list and were told it was a 30 minute wait. When we arrived 20 minutes later we were told it would be another hour. When we finally got a table it was in... More 

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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
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2222 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2706
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighborhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: 713-862-6516

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