Cyclone Anaya's - Durham

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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex
Cyclone Anaya’s has been a family Houston institution since 1966 serving great quality TEX-MEX food.

Our award winning Margaritas, top shelf Tequilas & incredible wine list add to the amazing experience you will have at Cyclone Anaya's..

From our fresh of the grill Fajitas, our tasty enchiladas and fresh salads to our in-house made desserts, we are sure you will be amazed with your experience at Cyclone Anaya's.
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HJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cyclone's is a great hangout place with excellent food. The staff was very friendly and, I plan to return soon... and the Houston Astros won their game as I was sitting there enjoying my food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food

DD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My experience was average all the way around, from the food to the service to the ambiance. I had the fish tacos and they just seemed rather bland even with the salsa. I will say the charro beans were the best part of the meal.

q
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

WOW. I went to the old Cyclone's in the 80's, and the new restaurant is not the same. That aside, there were some things I couldn't overlook. Just an overall disastrous evening. I feel we should have asked for the manager, but we just wanted out of there, asap.

**There were lots of empty tables. They weren't busy so there is no excuse for what I have written below.

First, it took about 10-15 minutes to get chips & salsa, and we had to ask our waitress for them.

Second, I asked for no salt on my drink rim, I received salt. Not the end of the world but dang, if this was the only thing I would overlook leaving this review.

Third, after sitting for 20 minutes, I found we have no silverware. Rather than ask for yet another thing that is expected, I just got up and grabbed some off of another empty table.

Fourth, the waitress didn't know the menu, and didn't have my husband's order right. But after she asked a question that wasn't necessary if she had it right, it was straightened out. She did admit that she had been there for about a week, so I can let that slide a bit.

Fifth, the crab enchiladas were so incredibly salty, and general unappetizing, they were just not was I expecting.

Sixth, my husband's fish tacos were disgusting. He said he'd had better tacos from a seedy strip center Tex mex joint.

SEVENTH, the waitress asked us if we wanted separate checks, while we were both wearing wedding bands that were EXACTLY the same on our ring fingers. She needs to be more observant of her guests. I've never been asked this question unless I was with a group of women, or several couples.

Won't be back, even if we get a free gift card. So disappointed that I won't even eat my leftovers. They've gone into the trash. Complete waste of time and money.

Going to Hugo's, Xochi, or El Tiempo next time. We've never been disappointed there!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

f
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This pains me to write as we've been going here for years, but the last few times the food and the drinks were terrible. The meat was a lower quality and over salted, the drinks were watered down and unfortunately the service can't make up for this given the competition is tough in a city dominated by great restaurants. I know we won't be back, but hopefully Management will take notice and make corrections before they lose other customers and great waitstaff.

k
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I had the "Camarones a la Parilla" includes 6 grilled shrimp with melted cheese and jalapenos wrapped in bacon over a bed of cilantro rice, a side of grilled vegetables and a couple slices of tomato and avocado over 1 sheet of lettuce. The Shrimp was okay, but the bacon wrapped around was raw toward the middle. Also the cilantro rice had absolutely no flavor. Overall i'd say this plate is over priced for what it is.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time in celebrating our 1st anniversary! Service was very well. Food was great and loved the drinks as always. First time visiting this location but will return

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! Our food was cooked perfectly! Much more than we expected!

KS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My service was outstanding and my wife was very, very, very, pleased !

CC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have my birthday there pretty much every year as it is close to my friends and family and we have a great time with the superb service provided by our favorite server.

DT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our time here. The food is always good and service is great.

AP
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

End of project business dinner, food and service was excellent.

MK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent. Enjoyed the Cyclone Anaya soft tacos. Good value in a relaxing environment

V
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We have previously experiences the Town and Country restaurant and went to Durham, closer to our house. The food was good, BUT the restaurant was so noisy that the waiter coud not hear us. In addition the waiter didn't know the prices of the beers. Beers are not listed on the drink menu. He brought us appetizers and entrees at the same time and didn't remove used basket/dish when putting other things on the table.
He brought more water to my husband, forgetting me.
Not to mention the toilets where one door is not closing.
We will never go for a dinner again at this place, even if the food is quite good.
It was no way a good experience.

AB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Very good service. Very good atmosphere.

r
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Really average food. Restaurant wasn’t busy when we were seated and it took close to 10 minutes for someone to come to our table and take drink order. Won’t be going back with so many other great Tex-Mex/ Mexican food options in Houston.

M
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been going to Cyclone’s since the early ‘80s. Yes, Cyclone’s has had its ups and downs over the years, but this location has consistently outstanding food. My out-of-town friends loved it.

MN
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant did not have our reservation. Thankfully it was early enough and they were able to sit our party of 7.

EM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Son’s 25 birthday, pre Astros game meal! Very nice.

BL
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good. The base for the margaritas is very acid. Almost ruins the dining experience.

H
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good and the service was very friendly and helpful but, very slow. We ordered very simple dishes and it took over an hour to get our food.

V
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Our waitress did an outstanding job. She was professional but present when we needed to get something. She made great recommendations. Very impressed with the level of service

BL
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, service and all around dining experience. The house margaritas have a little more acid than I like, but that won't keep us from returning!

DA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Start with the parking. HAVE to valet, and I don't like people driving my car. The table we got was good, but dear lord is that a noisy restaurant. It's like people go there who have never been to a restaurant before. The server was very good, and the drinks were tasty. The salsa is something I'd never serve, as it was mostly like ketchup. The food however was much, much less quality than I expected. It was plated nicely, and not a crazy huge portion, but a simple enchilada plate for $18, I expect more effort. My wife was sick that night after eating there, but maybe it was a coincidence. Either way, for a dinner for 4 for $180, I expect delicious food. This isn't the place for that in my opinion.

I'd recommend getting some acoustic tiles for the ceiling, and either re-check your recipes or lower your prices. This isn't Mexican food, its an American representation of what Mexican food looks like (maybe in Michigan).

EI
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the food and service. Wish it were a little quieter but always a good experiance.

SW
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cyclones on Duhram is an excellent and cozy venue for any event. The bartenders are super experienced and muy caliente!!

M
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An oldie but a goodie for me. This Houston gem was a first for my ❤️ since moving here from Green Bay WI. We had fabulous margaritas plus happy hour appetizers. Cerviche was my fav but the quest with taco meet didn’t disappoint. Pork tacos and brisket quesadilla were superb! We will be back soon!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers day

BR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always was fantastic! Food/service was great and the margarita's were easy! Great for a date night or quick bite!

s
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No parking spot. This place suck. Bbbvfdxvbh. Niuyfccf. Jhg dBm hu km

DH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. This was a lunch for my graduate and we had a large group. The service was phenomenal and really helped to make this occasion very special. Will definitely be back.

SC
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Mother’s Day. Not a big crowd. Great service, great food. Margaritas were excellent

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, our waiter was fantastic. We weren’t rushed, which was great.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you dinner

NH
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We met there for happy hour. The food was average. The service was good.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and manager was always checking on us if we needed anything. Great environment we will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a terrific restaurant.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

KD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Server was terrible. I asked for some hollandaise to go with my Migas, and she never brought it out until the third time I asked. And once she brought it, it was actually ranch not hollandaise. I poured ranch all over my meal, of course I couldn’t eat it anymore, and she didn’t even take it off the bill. I understand accidents happen but the service from Stacy was terrible. Will never go back to this location.

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