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“Old Town Gem!!”
Review of Tejas Restaurant - CLOSED

Tejas Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

BEST enchiladas in town and great mimosa specials!! The owners have a long tradition in this area and you could easily miss this spot if you're not paying attention... Very much a "hole in the wall" restaurant but what kind of those aren't great??

You'll always have the same group of servers here and if you go enough, they easily remember you so definitely makes you feel "at home"...

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1  Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Went as a solo diner after reading some positive reviews. Interior was funky but old. There was no bar so I had to sit at a table by myself. Ordered the Snapper Poblano and was disappointed. Way too much sauce, no spice to it at all. The only highlights were the Pico and guac. Would not recommend

1  Thank mvanp
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Although it is not fancy and the floors are uneven, this little hideaway houses a unique and colorful interior, based on the adventures of the owner - who is always around. Lunch is cheap and GOOD! Service is spot-on. This has been a favorite of my whole family for 18 years, and where I take out-of-townies. And they have excellent seafood; the owner is a great fisherman, and there are pictures everywhere of his trips. Their cheese enchiladas are the best I have EVER had anywhere, and their tamales are top 3. The gravy and cheese sauces on any dish are the best.

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2  Thank MandyAlexandria
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

While visiting a friend in Houston, knowing that I like TEX/MEX, she suggested Tejas for dinner. She warned me that this is not a typical Tex/Mex restaurant but has really good food that is not typical of your average restaurant that is prevalent in Houston. She also said it was like a "hole in the wall" place when passing on the road BUT that it is now her FAV. She was right and I had the most delicious seafood (filled with crab and white fish) enchilada with white cream sauce (that tasted like French Béchamel sauce!!! If you closed your eyes, you'd think you were at a French restaurant having seafood crepes w/ Béchamel sauce!) along with really tasty Spanish rice and no beans since I don't like beans. The rice was flavorably seasoned and not sticky with too much tomato sauce like those found at other Mexican restaurants.
Known as The "Oldest Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Alief"! Located on the frontage roadside of Westpark tollroad at 12219 Alief Clodine (at Cook Rd.) between HWY 6 and Sam Houston Tollway. Go check it out and you'll agree!

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1  Thank Crystalfox1
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was a very nice restaurant the food was very good and the staff was very proficient at taking care of you.

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Thank Ray W
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