Great hot spot on Thursdays!
This place is jumping on Thursday nights! Food is wonderful! Great location .
2/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was decent, but nothing
Food was decent, but nothing out of the ordinary. I recall the days when Armando's was the most innovative Tex-Mex in town, but those days are long gone. Now it's more of a place to be see and be seen. Margaritas were above average in quality/strength compared to many other Tex-Mex venues in town.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We come back here time and
We come back here time and time again and it never fails to meet our expectations. We love that we can make a reservation for Mexican food. Thank you Armando's!!!!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's a great place to celebrate
It's a great place to celebrate or just have a dinner out. The food is fabulous and Armando takes a special interest in all of his guests.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I LOVE ARMANDO'S! I go out
I LOVE ARMANDO'S! I go out for dinner/ drinks at Armando's probably 4 times a month. Armando's has great drinks and the fajitas are out of this world! I also highly recommend the queso flameado.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
River Oaks TexMex Gem
Armando's continues to serve some great Margaritas, the service is always spot-on, and the food is consistent, upscale Texmex. One of my favorites.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place for an alternative to the chains. The crab enchiladas were very good. I like it that the portions were not huge. Chips and salsa were fantastic. A bit noisy but could still enjoy the conversation.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding the the waiter was one of the best my only complaint was the seating was too tight for the space --- very hard to walk between the chairs to get into and out --- needs to give more space for walking.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good but not phenominal
Bottom line, seated at a table that was near the bar. Lots of noise and traffic around the table as a distraction. Food was excellent and the service was very good. Seated at another table, perhaps on a side or in a corner and the review would be closer to 5 stars across the board.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites!
Love Armandos! Have been following Armando from location to location and love this one the most! FABULOUS food - Armondos cut filet can't be beat! A little noisy though and at times it is so crowded that your chair gets bumped alot by staff! Guess that really isn't a bad thing though - a sign of a great, busy restaurant!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Quality and Ambience
We loved the ambience--intimate, romantic and a nice crowd. The food was good, but not as good as we'd expected
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eaten there many times. Everything delicious and great service .
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food is excellent, very nice fine Mexican food.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still the place to go!
Whether you want great food, wonderful drinks, or outstanding service, Armando's is the go to place for all of it! My only problem with Armando's is I can't pace myself to still have room for their fabulous desserts like Choco-Banana! So alternate and have dessert first every other time!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated a friend's birthday and we all had fun...good food and great service!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for special occassion
This was not my first time at this restaurant and it won't be my last. As always, the margs were delicious and the food was just as good. Its not your ordinary mexican food. Its a really a treat.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
You will not regret
Armando's is quickly becoming one of my favorite Mexican food places. The ambiance is great. The walls and ceiling are spectacularly beautiful. Food is delicious. You will not regret ordering the tacos de carnitas!!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for my birthday. The skinny margaritas was great. Food was very good and a great price
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mini Surf N Turf
My Surf N Turf was served with a Ribeye steak, not the Filet that was on the menu. The only tables for 2 are in the bar area. This does not make for a nice romantic dinner.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Filet Mignon Fajitas--Exceptional!
Let me start by saying that I love Armando's! I was however, disappointed in the fact that we booked a reservation for two and were seated in the "very loud" and congested bar area, adjacent to the steps. My seat was constantly bumped and the service was average due to the restaurant being so busy with large parties. Next time, I'll make it a point to NOT allow them to seat us in the bar area. Lesson learned! Otherwise, the filet mignon fajitas entree' was exceptional. I would recommend this restaurant highly for its vibrant bar scene, ability to service large parties and/or special occassions. Enjoy!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Client Night Out
Took clients out for dinner and wanted to try Armando's for awhile. The interior was really nice. The food was even better. I had the fresh snapper, and it was perfect. I will go there again.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Armando's keeps pleasing
Armando's has stood the test of time. The food and service continue to be top notch. Our experience yesterday was very good, just as our previous visits through the decades!
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place!
Have so many great memories from Armando's back in the little house on Shepherd. Atmosphere is totally different, but the food is still outstanding!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite spots
One of our favorite spots in Houston. Always good.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We think of Armando's as "special occasion Mexican food." The prices aren't any higher than others but the decor is fancier, although you can come dressed very casually. The spinach enchiladas are some of the best around, made with very fresh spinach. Their chips are also thicker and more substantial than others, with a delightful warn tomato and onion sauce, or a respectable green sauce. They were one of the first to serve white cheese queso tacos, and theirs still are some of the best appetizers around.
My one disappointment: I noted on the reservation that one of our party had a birthday, but no recognition was offered. The service otherwise was appropriately attentive but never overbearing.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a good time
We had an excellent server. He wasn't pushy. He made good recommendations. So of course the food was great!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great choice!
I love Arrrrrrmando's!! I go there for the great food and wonderful top shelf margarita's. If you are looking for a place where you can have the best of both worlds this is the place to go....great food and drinks! It is well worth the money every time! As always the grilled salmon, fajitas, caesar salad are to die for. In fact, it's the best caesar salad I've had at any restaurant!! And not just the salad everything is excellent especially the margaritas!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Armandos was as great as ever on this visit. Service is attentive, margaritas--just right and the food, of course was delicious.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican At Its Finest
I do not enjoy going to most Mexican restaurants but Armandos is totally different. The dining room is old style elegant but not over the top. The service is outstanding. They make their own chips, wraps and sauces and the food is great! Authentic Mexican. Never been disappointed. A must try as far as I'm concerned. Very glad that I found it!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite spots!
As always I can never complain about Armando's. I go there time and time again for the wonderful margaritas, caesar salad and grilled salmon and they never fail me. I love my little booth in the back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Engagement Memory at Armando's
We went to Armando's to try a new place. My wife and I were shocked to find out that this restaurant was located in an old location of a famous River Oaks restaurant where we were engaged. What a time.... Our eyes were wide open. There is no Mexican restaurant that can compare. I always see these reviews that folks can get a better meal in a hole in a wall and surroundings don;t matter. Well let me say this. Do we all want to drive around in a Chevy or a nice Porsche. For me diner is about all the senses, and Armando's hit the bell.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fun
Not your typical Mexican restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant is very energetic with a variety of age groups. The food was phenomenal, service was pretty good, but the best part has got to be the DJ/dance floor that starts later in the evening! Went with co-workers and had a blast!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated my mom's birthday
We celebrated my mom's birthday at the restaurant. It was very good and great place for 3 generations of family with older teens. Everyone loved their meal.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Armando's - Consistently Good
We have been going to Armando's for decades and love it. The food and service are really great. The Queso Flameado is an excellent start to a great meal and the beans are the best in town. We all got different entrees and were all pleased. We ended the meal by sharing the delicious Churos and Tres Leches!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM