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“My Destination for over 35 years”

Spanish Village Restaurant
Ranked #2,253 of 8,311 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: The Museum District
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This restaurant has been Family ran and putting out excellent authentic Tex-Mex food and Great Margaritas since the '60's. My first trip there was in 1978 and I have been coming here ever since. Even when I lived out of town, when I came home to Houston, the first palce I went to eat was Spanish Village! The Medina Family presents very consisitent and fresh plates everytime. The Beef enchiladas are the Best in Houston w/ the rich carne gravy , onions, and gooey cheese. Watch out, very hot plate! No microwave here. Beef tacos always tasty w/ Mexican spices, yet not greasy. Guacamole salad the best, also. No need to dummy up the dish when you use the very freshest ingredients. Throw in a couple of Margaritas on the rocks w/ salt, and you have the perfect visit. I always leave Happy!

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Thank Bob C
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Off the beaten path, but worth finding. This is real Tex-Mex, run by a fine family and warm staff. It is consistently good, and does not profess to do trendy or new things - they do what they do and they do it well. We go back again and again and are never disappointed.

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1  Thank losvegas14
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Chilli rellenos! The whole menu is good really. been there twice in 2 days. Got the number 81 and it has a ton of food with a lot of side, etc. good stuff! will definitely go again.

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Thank Vivek K
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Remember thirty years ago when Mexican food amounted to a menu full of options that basically were beef and cheese coated with chopped iceberg and tiny cuts of tomato? And no matter how many options there are on the menu, each one is just some mix of that combination with different amounts of tortilla and cooking method? If you loved it then, you will love it here.

The menu is vast (80 items), but only contains a few chicken options, very few seafood selections , and none of the vegetable-influenced options like stuffed poblanos or spinach enchiladas. If only they would cut the number of choices but make them more distinct you would feel like you really had dining options.

The location is great, right in an area that is resurgent with a lot of downtown/medical people moving in - and the dining options are starting to expand - Reggae Hut nearby is very good, Alfreda's draws a crowd, Lucille's is overpriced but tasty, Bodega has very good and cheap Mexican food. There is a place for Spanish Village in the mix, but they badly need to update to be part of it.

The service is OK, the interior is very dated Mexican motif, and the food is OK. Not bad, just uninspired.

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Thank Andy J
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Don't let the outside of the building deceive you. Staff was friendly. The #41 and #72 were great and the food was very authentic.

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Thank solson971
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