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4601 Washington Avenue Suite 130
Houston, TX 77007
Heights / Washington
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Mexican / Southwestern
$30 and under
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TQLA Houston Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Mexican / Southwestern
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout
TQLA offers full service catering for many different events and sizes.
Private Party Facilities:
TQLA has a semi-private dining room that can accommodate up to 40 guests. We can design a menu perfect for any occasion. Ask about our Tequila Seminars and Tequila Dinners.
Private Party Contact:
David Piper (281) 501-3237
Special Events & Promotions:
TQLA is a great place for your next special event. We have a semi-private room that will seat up to 40 guests or a cocktail area perfect for an after work happy hour. For groups of 12 guests or more please call the restaurant.
3 story garage attached to the back of the restaurant.
A word from TQLA Houston
TQLA celebrates the heritage and flavors of Southwestern and Coastal Mexican cooking by combining the freshest ingredients with a fun and energetic atmosphere. When you first walk into the restaurant you will notice the local artisan pieces incorporated into the decor such as the Tequila bottle
tiki torches, the inviting glow of the "worm" bar, the turbulent flow of the dining room ceiling mesh sculpture and the backlit sunset casting a welcoming light on the semi-private dining space.
TQLA’s name pays homage to one of the fastest growing spirits in the world. Tequilas and Mezcals can be enjoyed much like any fine wine or single malt Scotch. With complex flavors and undertones present, there is much more than meets the eye. Our master mixologists use their knowledge of our vast selections to make some of the finest infusions, cocktails and martinis in Houston.
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Vibrant Bar Scene
Baja Fish Tacos Are so Good!!...
And Crab Cakes are the best!!..."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Bbq duck tamale is the best!
Drinks came fast and the staff were super nice. I put in a to go order the week after visiting and that was great to grab good food to go home with!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Good for groups but very noisy.
Sadly due host miscommunication my group was split in to tables."
Dined on 2/18/2014
We had the crab cakes, crawfish
hushpuppies, tortilla soup and fajitas. To start off the chips an salsa we good, the red salsa was spicy with a hint of sweetness, i don't remember the salsa verde being much more than just spicy. The crab cakes were tasty. They had a good amount of crab and it tasted fresh. They were a little overcooked for my liking, but they were still good. Also, quite spicy. The hush puppies were surprisingly good. Spicy and sweet with a touch of honey; very well balanced. While everything was flavorful, it was also unnecessarily and abrasively spicy. The fajitas were quite delicious. The soup was pretty awful. It seemed as though they threw everything in the soup but the kitchen sink; very incohesive."
Dined on 2/16/2014
Food and service were ok- nothing
special. Drinks and the salsa w/chips were the best part of the meal."
Dined on 2/15/2014
The service was exceptional and
the menu will require many more visits to taste it all."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Good food, great service, great
Margarita's, easy parking on a Sunday evening"
Dined on 2/9/2014
I love this place!! The food is
FABU!!!! And their drinks our amazing too!! I love Tequila and look forward to returning soon!! Please share your salsa recipe!! Oh my my!! WOW!!"
Dined on 2/9/2014
The drinks were great, the food
was very good and the service was great as well. Nice place!"
Dined on 2/7/2014
The draw is definitely the
bar/drinks/tequila. The food was erratic- guacamole was outstanding while one dish we were finding large chunks of inedible bay leaves. The service was very good with the waiter offering suggestions, but seemed that he had too many tables as he left us for long stretches. OVerall, still a great place and we would go back!"
Dined on 1/31/2014
I enjoy a happy hour but TQLA took
this after work event to the next level. Half price appetizers..amazing margaritas! Street tacos are awesome, fried oysters cooked to prefection, crab cakes deliciously fresh, crawfish hushpuppies so very tasty! This is the place to go"
Dined on 1/17/2014
Different twist on traditional
mexican fare. Great black beans! Waiter was knowledgeable and good service. Lots of space between tables. If you like tequila this is the place to go. Parking a bit of a hassle."
Dined on 1/11/2014
frequent client, the level of
noise is growing to levels that makes impossible talk to each other in the same table... Same menu, over and over... I am running out of options.. time to refresh?"
Dined on 1/10/2014
A very nice treasure hidden along
Dined on 1/4/2014
Restaurant was not busy and waiter
disappeared several times. Waiter delivered chicken fajitas rather than the beef fajitas that we ordered. Manager was nice. Not impressed."
Dined on 12/31/2013
I enjoyed my first experience at
TQLA. The food was wonderful and I look forward to coming there again."
Dined on 12/20/2013
I usually don't like anyone
messing with my Mexican food. But TQLA does it right. Try the duck tamale and the Paloma margarita."
Dined on 12/6/2013
I planned to meet a few friends
for my birthday toast and it turned into a party of 11! Kudos to the staff and our waiter for accomodating us on such short notice! I would recommed this spot to anyone! Love it!!!"
Dined on 11/6/2013
We enjoyed this restaurant. The
food was excellent and with a little different twist for Mexican, e.g., crawfish and spinach enchiladas. I had the fish tacos and another in our group had the Carne Asada. They were both excellent and nicely prepared. There is quite a choice of Margaritas and they were also very good. We were satisfied with our meal and service."
Dined on 11/2/2013
The food, drinks and service make
me a regular here. The inventive menu shakes up enough to keep it lively. Service is always impeccable."
Dined on 10/11/2013
This restaurant was delicious and
even had some appetizer and drink specials on a Saturday night. The service was really great too and our waiter was very friendly."
Dined on 10/6/2013
If you are over 35 think twice
before going here. Too loud for older folks like us. We had beef fahitas that were good."
Dined on 9/28/2013
Great drinks, good food, fantastic
happy hour! I didn't love the food but I loved the margaritas made with flavored tequila. The prices on the happy hour list were great too. It was a little too noisy for my taste but that won't keep me from recommending and returning. I would def recommend it to friends and will most definitely go back."
Dined on 8/9/2013
The host and waitress were great!
very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was cooked well, but the flavor was lacking, everything seemed muted. The BBQ duck tamale tasted like poultry w/ mole. The carnitas fajitas was just a chunk of roasted pork shoulder, no flavor. You can't really screw up black beans and rice. The tortillas were fresh and good, salsa was great. I would go back, I just would not order what w had on that visit. It was a Sunday night, so maybe the regular chef had taken off for the day."
Dined on 8/26/2013
Service was a bit inattentive and
not timed well. Brought out wrong item on at least one occasion. Inside is load and over-air-conditioned. Recommend sitting outside, where they still blare bad music, but not as loud."
Dined on 8/23/2013
Table was located right underneath
an A/C vent, we asked to move and the server punished us for the rest of the dinner. Everything was an extreme wait, it literally got to the point where we were prepared to go order at the bar, when the server finally took our orders. Scared to not see the server again, we ordered appetizer and dinner at the same time, and enjoyed our meal. The food was good, ambience was nice, had heard great things about the place and certainly could see how others could've had a positive experience, but we certainly didn't. We really wanted to have dessert but after waiting on EVERYTHING all night, we went to another restaurant to finish our meal. That's the thing about Houston, where one place falters, another doesn't."
Dined on 8/15/2013
We went for Restaurant Weeks, the
food was wonderful, especially the Ceviche. The gentleman who took care of us was super attentive making the service great. We came for Restaurant Weeks, but we'll be back throughout the year."
Dined on 8/11/2013
We ordered off the Houston
Restaurant Weeks menu and our two favorite dishes were the Goat Cheese and Mushroom tamale as well as the Quattro Leches cake. Both were outstanding. Also our waiter Rodrigo was the best. Both of those selections were his recommendations, and he was very attentive."
Dined on 8/6/2013
Loved the red sauce and chips,
great house margarita and interesting tasty menu choices."
Dined on 8/4/2013
Fabulous food at this new Heights
restaurant. Fantastic service, drinks, food...nice space...the place is fresh and new. Only downside is the music is just a bit too clubby for a meal here...makes you feel like you're in a nightclub, which would be fine if it were late at night and that's what we came for, but during dinner, they need to rethink the music and play some jazz or some brazilian music, or something just lighter...the heavy rock was just not a good fit. Food though was fantastic...everyone declared their dish a winner. Lots of fresh ingredients...vegetable enchiladas were amazingly good!"
Dined on 7/14/2013
The restaurant is located off of
the usual busy Washington Ave. The great thing is they have a free multi-level parking lot in the back (up to 2 hrs.). The place itself has a great interior and seating is a little close but not a big deal for my table. The food and drink selection is superb. My wife and I ordered margaritas and fajitas, the usual Mexican dinner, and both were above average. The tequila selection is impressive and the service is outstanding."
Dined on 6/29/2013
Great Selection of choices, food
was great as well as the service. The White Sangria is awesome."
Dined on 2/26/2013
Arrived for our 7:30 dinner
reservation & was promptly seated. Dining area about 1/2 full. Table of 20 occupied the center. The hostess seemed confused about which table of 2 to give us, but settled on a table between other diners. The lady serving chips&salsa served us. Then nothing. We asked the chips&salsa server for water. She obliged but looked confused. The large table was served so we thought we will be next.. Still no service. I noticed another table of 2 seated after us receive their drinks. That's when we decided to leave. We were asked by the 4 managers/waiters near hostess stand if we enjoyed our meal. I answered that we arrived over 20 mins ago & never had a chance. Still surprised they did not try to correct oversight."
Dined on 6/16/2013
Service was slow but the place was
crowded. In general is a good place to have dinner"
Dined on 6/8/2013
This was a great time we
celebrated my wifes birthday there the service was excellent. they treated us very wll great job!!!"
Dined on 6/8/2013
We loved having Andrew as or
server and three food was great. Had no idea that happy hour was all day Sunday until we showed up. Huge tequila selection."
Dined on 5/20/2013
The mushroom tamales are
great. Too bad that the architecture is totally not Mexico."
Dined on 3/31/2013
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