Really good Mexican food with an emphasis on food from the interior, not Tex-Mex (which I also love). The guacamole is made to order, fresh and delicious. Shredded beef enchiladas were excellent. An off the menu special - chile en nogada - was remarkable. Highly recommend the creamed spinach. The tres leches and coconut flan are worth saving a little room for (or loosening your belt and pigging out). During Sunday lunch, there was enjoyable, up-tempo music which added a lot to the atmosphere. Service was top notch.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful Night to Eat Outside
Tila's has a wonderful patio to sit out time and have a relaxing Mexican Dinner. Our food was good, our server was excellent and it was nice to sit outside on a beautiful evening.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I decided to have a night out alone - we decided on Tila's (which is where we had our son's high school graduation party). The food and service were excellent, the ambiance could have been a little better. Considering we were only 1 of 4 groups in the restaurant (others outside eating) - they could have moved us to a quieter location.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite an "authentic" menu with food made from scratch. Very fresh, very good
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real Gem
I really liked Tila's the service was friendly and excellent but more notable is the food. I lived in Mexico for 2 years and became a fan of real Mexican food more than tex mex. Tila's has a real Mexican food menu. I had the Huachinango (red snapper) on garlic sauce and a great queso fundido with shrimp which reminded me of Veracruz. I would definitely recommend Tila's to anybody with a taste for Mexican food or want to explore that gastronomy.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been wanting to try Tila's for several years, and finally made the trek down from The Woodlands to do so. The experience exceeded our expectations. Our 6:30pm reservation on a Saturday evening did not seem necessary, but the restaurant filled up quickly. As making a reservation is so easy on their website I recommend doing so anytime. Our waitress was wonderful, and upon hearing it was our first time proceeded to make us very comfortable and at home. Her recommendations were thorough, and tailored to our likes and dislikes. The complimentary chips, fried banana chips and salsas were the best we've had, and our dinners were flavorful, well presented and generous.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food better than you are paying for
Choose the Restaurant Week menu and found each selection delightful. The food was very very good - more fitting for a more expensive venue. Try the unfamiliar - you won't be disappointed.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
High Quality Mex
We took my parents here for my Dad's 77th bday during Houston Restaurants Week. For Restaurants Week, restaurants provide a three or four course prix fixe menu, and Tila's was three course. Most of us had the shrimp and snapper ceviche as our appetizer course, which was excellent. For the entre, I had the mole enchiladas, which were very good, with creamed spinach and black beans as sides, both also very good. The mole is how I like it, chocolatey and a tad sweet. Others had the crab tostadas which they liked a lot. For dessert I had a nice small piece of tres leches. The base cake used is a strawberry shortcake, which was a unique twist and very good. Our waiter was very attentive and the noise level was perfect for the occasion.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going here for 10 years and the food is still amazing today as it was then. Tila is always there making sure of that personally too! Love this place. It's not tex mex, it's real Mexican. And it's wonderful!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Late Night Serivce
I can't say enough about how warm and generous the staf was.
My friend's flight was delayed , soI searched opentable for a place open late on Tuesday.
Found Tila's and clicked for an 11pm reservation.
A short while later, the manager called to say they were going to close the kitchen at 10:30, and they wanted me to know. I drove over and placed my order at 10:25pm, explaining that my friend would come from the airport asap.
In the end my friend didn't get to the restaurant till just past 11pm. Not only was the entire staff completely understanding, they kept our food warm, and chips and salsa coming for me as I waited. I told them I could just take it to go, but they insisted we stay and have a nice dinner after a long trip. So kind!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch items were outstanding. Eggs benedict with steak and poached eggs with carne asada were cooked to perfection. The side potatoes were a great match and the bloody marys perfected the meal. Service was excellent and Ken is a great bartender. The great musicians on the patio forced us remain a little longer with another Mary!! Very nice!!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to Tila's several times and enjoyed it every time. The patio has a nice ambiance, we were never rushed and the food was excellent. The tequila & food menus have something for everyone!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our meal at Tila's. It was a weekday evening, so was quite quiet. We had a very helpful waitress who explained all the specials to us and recommended which margarita we should try! The menu is extensive and is far from being a 'run of the mill' Mexican experience; the margaritas were delicious too. We'll be back.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
always fantastic food
We've been going to Tila's restaurant ever since she was located at her original spot on Westheimer at Montrose. Every meal we've ever had at Tila's is one of the most flavorful experiences we've ever had. This is not your typical Mexican restaurant, but a place that offers some very special, delectable items, as well as the regular fare. The guacamole is the best in town -- when we were poor students, we used to go to Tila's just to split one. Be sure to squirt the provided key limes on it. The refried black beans are excellent, as are the carnitas, creamed spinach, beautiful fish entrees....we've never had a meal here that was not fantastic and memorable. Excellent bar as well, claims to serve authentic Mexico City drinks.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM