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#105 of 615 Mexican in Houston
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Reviewed December 28, 2021 via mobile

My wife and decided to eat here as they took reservations it wasn’t crowded. Nice interior. Waiter was OK, not great. The food was good. My wife enjoyed the chicken enchiladas with verde sauce - very good and a large plate. I had the chicken...fajitas- good and a lot of food.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 21, 2020

I am sure Armandos is following guidelines, but if you are at all worried about the community spread i would not suggets a visit to Armandos right now. Last Saturday night my family of four had reservations. I have never seen the restaurant more crowded....There are no "every other table" protocols being used. We left. I love Amrandos for the energy and great food but I will wait a bit before attempting another trip.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 21, 2020

White tablecloth Mexican cuisine. The food is excellent. The waiters' dress and the decor throw you back to the restaurant's origins, decades ago. Would return.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2019

We decided to try something different in another part of town and so we loaded up and headed to Westheimer from Northwest Houston. Armandos apparently only takes reservations so we learned if you wait too long, you eat at 8:30 pm. When we arrived, the...place was packed but we were seated at 8:30 which tells me they respect you and the clock. Here is the breakdown...I go the Mini Surf & Turf which has a filet mignon, crab cake, and grilled shrimp. The steak was phenomenal and cooked correctly, the crab cake was flavorful and while the shrimp was cooked just long enough, it was somewhat over-salted. The others all went standard Mexican fare and the flavors were over the top. Wine selection was unique with $40 to $120 bottles and all were good choices. We had the Duckhorn. My favorite part of the evening was our waiter, Jorge Pena and he took care of our table and interacted with us to perfection. Kudos to the management for their selection of staff and the quality of food (but please back off the salt on the shrimp)More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

We had a delicious fajita dinner in a separate, lovely dining space. Excellent service and wonderful food on a special occasion. Valet parking.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

This high end, and expensive, Mexican Food restaurant is a welcome respite from the traditional TexMex that is so prevalent in Houston. The atmosphere is somewhat formal and the dress code is business casual. We had the Chili Reyeno and crab enchiladas and they were...excellent. The chips, salsa, and rice were average but the beans were unusual and very good. Although service is obviously supposed to be upscale, it was a little lacking. Drinks weren’t refreshed and it was difficult to get the check.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Yes this place is horrable.... All there food has no flavor to it even if it's the 7 regions... Whoever is cooking dose not know who. To cook real food... A Taqueria has better food anywhere else. In Houston

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

Armandos is a very upscale Mexican Restaurant that serves excellent Mexican food. Thursday night is dance night. Good music, people watching, and overall fun. Try it !!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

I could tell that this is a very popular place among the locals. The service was excellent. I always judge a Mexican restaurant by the chips and salsa. The green sauce was delicious. I loved that the red sauce was served warm. It was good...but needed salt and a bit more kick. I had Flaco’s. I loved the crispy taco. The little salsa that came with the dish was super hot! Loved that. My daughter inhaled her cheese enchiladas and my husband loved his carnitas tacos. We shared the brownie which was three large triangles with dice Ream and two sauces. If in this area again I would come back.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

This was a long overdue visit and first to the not-so-new location. I was a big fan in the 90’s, and this was better than I recall. Delicious food, a bit pricey, served by a helpful waitstaff in a stylish setting. Enjoy those refried black...beans!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We have been going to Armandos for years. It’s in the neighborhood and has great food, great service and a lively atmosphere. Perfect except for one thing... The margaritas are the weakest in town. Seriously, we ordered several “Top Shelf” margaritas tonight and felt NOTHING....This has happened many times before, and I keep hoping it’ll be different the next time. Well I have finally reached the point of frustration that has led me to write this review. If you want to spend $14 a glass for sugary lime juice, this is your place. Drink all night, no problem, you won’t have any issues driving home. If you want a margarita with alcohol, I suggest Pico’s, El Tiempo, even Escalante in this neighborhood. Drive a little further to El Meson. If you like the food and atmosphere at Armando’s, great, save your money and order Iced Tea.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Great service but the food was poor and the cost is too high. I wasn't a fan of the salsa which closely resembles Rotel out of the can. The chips were okay but served in a awkward cone. I will not be back.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The food is excellent, the drinks are good, the only complaint I have is if you order a meal that comes with tortillas, when you ask for more, they charge you, $3 for 4 additional tortillas. This will not stop me from returning, but it...seems very petty, in the overall scheme of things, as the food is expensive, but worth it. You get refills of chips and salsa, but get charged for additional tortillas.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is attractive, table cloths and dark wood, and the service is very good but the food , at least what we had this time around, is average. The portions are generous but then the prices are almost a third more than other nearby...Mexican restaurants. One of the reasons I return to Armandos is I don't go overboard on the chips they provide as while they are okay they are also not hard to resist. Wish the food was half as good as the service but on this occasion it was not.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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CINDA P, Owner at Armandos, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your comments and do hope you will try us out again and perhaps try out different menu items. We look forward to your patronage again.

Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

I’ve heard about this River Oaks mainstay for years and was looking forward to trying it. The decor surprised me —windowless with dark paneling, white tablecloths, very old school but with some quirky touches that just didn’t quite come together. The waitstaff were all very...attentive. I expected more from the food and kept adding salt for more flavor. Even the queso needed some help. In a town with great Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants, you can find better flavor elsewhere.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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CINDA P, Owner at Armandos, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for your review. We do appreciate your business and hope you will try us again.

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Armandos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4