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“Unique Menu, Fun Atmosphere”

Tila's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #992 of 8,243 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mc.Duffy
Description: Since the mid '80s, Tila's has challenged the boundaries of traditional Mexican cuisine with inspired, age-old family recipes. From brie cheese and pear quesadillas to tequila-marinated salmon with fresh kiwi and mango slices, the cuisine is anything but predictable. Only the vivid imagination and tequila-inspired tastes of Tila's could conjure up such extraordinary fare. Customer favorites include Salmon Borracho, Filet Mignon, Chiles en Nogada, and our signature marinated Chilean Sea Bass. The patio provides the perfect retreat for the neighborhood crowd to unwind after a long day's work, weekend shopping or as a precursor to the night ahead. With homemade, all natural margaritas and an impressive selection of over 60 premium tequilas, patrons will be inspired to do absolutely nothing at all. And love every minute of it. Tila's is warm, friendly and comfortable without any pretensions. Our guests feel at home with our unique family environment that makes dining here so special.
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Unique Menu, Fun Atmosphere”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

The authentic Mexican food was a treat, and sitting outside for brunch on a beautiful day, listening to live music, enhanced the experience. The patio is, "dog friendly," and very comfortable. We enjoyed the Brie & pear quesadillas, fresh Ceviche, and grilled scallions, along with our mimosas. Amazing...especially the quesadillas. Our waiter was friendly, and the prices were very reasonable. This is definitely a place we would recommend to others.

  • Visited September 2013
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curve1111, Owner at Tila's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for your time in writing this most complimentary review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and we very much look forward to your next visit.

I would love to meet you personally.

Please ask for me the next time you come visit.

Warmest Regards.

Tila Hidalgo
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English first
Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Yummy mexican food”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Their brunch is really delicious!! I've also been for dinner, and was surprised at how romantic it felt. Very intimate little restaurant with really top notch food.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A one two punch: poor food & expensive”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

While the service was pleasant (I would not call it good, but it was friendly), the food was not good. He real insult came with the check, where the specials we ordered were $25 and $20. Ridiculous for what we got, and considering the place is run down and worn out.

Really just not good food. Over salted and generic and boring.

Stay away

Visited July 2013
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Thank Maria H
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curve1111, Owner at Tila's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
I am so sorry you were not happy with your experience at Tila's. We do our best to offer authentic Mexican / Continental cuisine which is made from scratch.

I will be happy to give you a gift certificate to come back and give us another try.

I am sorry you think the restaurant is old and run-down. Our ambiance is rustic, eclectic and cozy. Maybe it is just not your taste.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

You may email me at tilas@earthlink.net

Most Sincerely,

Tila Hidalgo
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Houston, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Authentic Mexican Food!!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I've been to Tila's on many occasions. The drinks are wonderful and the food is incredible. This is hands down the best Mexican restaurant in Houston. Try the Filet Mignon with the raspberry sauce.....impeccable!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Wichita Falls, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
299 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Not Tex-Mex, authentic Mexican”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

First time visitor, great location, easy to get to from downtown. I visited on a weeknight with a friend that comes to Tilas often. We didn't sit outside, but the patio looked great. The inside is very nice, decorated well, comfortable with lots of seating. The menu is vast, but don't look for burritos or fajitas, this is authentic, central Mexico cuisine. We didn't have a drink, but the Tequila offering is vast. The food was excellent, the staff equally as good, and the overall experience was great. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited October 2012
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