Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown

4.3
80 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
We are Houston’s Original Tex-Mex Familia since 1966! Cyclone Anaya’s has been Houston’s favorite destination for the best margaritas in town for over 50 years. Along with our scratch-made enchiladas and tamales, our tender and flavorful fajitas, and many more Tex-Mex delights, we've helped to define and perfect this world-famous regional cuisine. Join us today at one of six Houston-area Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Kitchen locations in the Heights, Midtown, Rice Village, CityCentre, Woodway, and the Woodlands. No matter where you’re from, we’ll treat you like family!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 80 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lexi
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Waiter and staff was very nice, but a little slow for certain things. Food wasn’t bad but was pretty basic and I don’t think it’s really worth the price. I’ve tried a few things here and it’s always just average not bad but not exceptional. Charro beans tasted exactly like a can of bushes ranch style beans. Probably won’t go back unless invited by friends .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect today, food, drinks, price, everything

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on April 5, 2021

So happy to hear you had a perfect day! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was canceled 20 minutes before our arrival time due to the restaurant closing early.

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JordanM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both exceptional! I had the crab omelette and it was perfect! Stormi was our server - she was fun yet professional! This was my first visit and I left satisfied!

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on February 3, 2021

Jordan, we are so happy to hear the positive feedback! Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. Hope you have an amazing day and we'll pass along your note to Stormi.

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JudeC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margatitas were good and so was the food. Excellent customer service.

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on February 1, 2021

Thanks Jude, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LaCarlyiaM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice hangout spot. I love coming here. Food & drinks are always bomb!

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon.

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rodneyf
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great evening with good friends. The service was very attentive.

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review and the feedback, Rodney. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall good experiencce

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on January 22, 2021

Wonderful to hear, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed outdoor seating

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on January 22, 2021

Wonderful to hear, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Wait staff were lost. Even at 50% capacity the restaurant was obnoxiously loud.

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are always looking for opportunities to improve and your experience with us did not sound like it met our expectations. If possible, we would love to discuss it further with you. Can you provide us with an email address or phone number we can use to contact you directly? If so, please send your contact info to cdesselle@cycloneanaya

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I sat there for 30 mins and no one came to greet me. I left

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are always looking for opportunities to improve and your dining experience does not sound like it met our expectations. If possible, we would love to discuss it further with you. Can you provide us with an email address or phone number we can use to contact you directly? If so, please send your contact info to cdesselle@cycloneanaya

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Amaleesto
East Texas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We made a last minute reservation on new years eve and expected it to be super busy and to capacity. We arrived and were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too crazy! The service started out great and was very efficient but after the entrees were brought, our waitress did not return for almost 30 minutes. We had to alert the hostess to find someone to refill our drinks. A couple was sat at a table beside us in that time and were never even greeted in that 30 minute time block. They ended up leaving. We were going to order dessert but didn't want to stay for it. The food was really good so we were sad that the service was not. I'm not sure if they were just understaffed for the holiday hours or what was going on, but it wasn't a great, or even good, experience. Maybe one of their other locations has better management that can better control the service aspect. We probably won't try this one again.

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. While we appreciate the positive review, we are always looking for opportunities to improve and your dining experience does not sound like it met our expectations. If possible, we would love to discuss it further with you. Can you provide us with an email address or phone number we can use to contact you directly? If so, please send your contact info to cdesselle@cycloneanaya

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vipGarudabill
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were superb! The jalapeño margarita and Tres Leches were perfect!

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thanks for the feedback. We will pass it along to the team!

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MayraV
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great experience to celebrate my husband’s birthday! They made him feel special and we enjoyed the drinks and food! Thank you to our waitress Edyn!

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KyshaA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch so service was quick and fast. Our server was knowledgeable and able to serve us accordingly.

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KarlB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food came out quick and was freaking amazing! The strawberry margarita was also delicious.

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SKLS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was fantastic. He asked us what the occasion was and we explained that we were getting married in a few days and that this location was where we had our first date. He then left us alone until the end of our meal where he brought us a free slice of Tres leches cake. We couldn’t have been more surprised and thankful.

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Cotton
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food okay. Very pricey for what you get. Service was so half-hearted and absent, suspect it was because she already added tip in for part of 9. Avoid, stick with El Tiempo, Ninfas, or even Lupe’s

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vipJaniceC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went for dinner on a Wednesday night. I had the tuna salad and my companion had the shrimp salad. Both were excellent.

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AlanA
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like this place. The food is great. Better than the standard Tex-Mex menu. My only problem is they serve you so much. My wife and get to go boxes and end up with another one or two meals at ome. The drinks were tasty and actually had some booze in them. We enjoy sitting outside when the weather is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Team building lunch

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was awesome, food was exceptional. It was a busy night so really loud but every bite was delicious.

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KB12
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was cold, tables weren’t cleaned and the server kept running back as if she forgot about us

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vipXiuxiu
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and service was great!

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vipFineDining0
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to going back again.

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FranciscoR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time for my birthday. Starting with the hostess, the bar, and the server, the staff was very accommodating. We appreciate them taking the time to set up a special area for us. Food was delicious as always

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vipMollyM
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mexican food and margaritas! Enjoyed the Don margarita, Chile relleno and chicken enchiladas w verde sauce. Service was great - our waiter was funny, knowledgeable and made our night super fun.

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TerranceT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great they made the Birthday celebration very special.

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vipPatricia
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service at a reasonable price.

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vipSabrenaA
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything! Can’t go wrong with this spot

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food for the price. I had fish tacos and black bean soup. Very tasty and good food service.

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vipKelliS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

It was good as always-but SO loud--not a place if you want to carry on a conversation. Also, we had trouble with knats at our table.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time! This was in honor of a retiree we hate to see leave, so the lunch here definitely lightened the mood. The manager made sure everything was perfect for this event!

Thank you Cyclone Anaya's for your never-fail menu and service!

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vipFoodAndTravel69
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s the Tex part of Tex-Mex that makes this food so indulgent. A heavy pour of top shelf tequila? Can’t say no to that. Bottomless basket of chips and salsa with that margarita? Sure. Taco beef in the Queso? Why not. Copious amounts of cheese, cream and sour cream in the enchiladas verdes? It’s out of my hands. Rich flavors, expected comfort. This is why I have a love-hate relationship with my home state of Texas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service with good food; a bit pricey though.

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RaquelG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lunch meeting with a couple of co-workers. Great ambience and staff.....and all of our plates were wiped clean....delicioso!

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vipXiuxiu
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed the food and the great services from the waiter.

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SJarnaJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch date. The patio view was perfect as well as service.

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vipgw1s
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lousy service which spoiled the meal. Anaya's enchiladas were tasty.

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vipJuliaB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I eat at this restaurant every time I travel to Houston which is several times a year. I always get one of two favorite dishes. The food has been good on all prior occasions but this time the chicken enchiladas in verde sauce had very little chicken and way too much cheese. It looked like a plate of lasagna. I will have to think twice about eating here again.

FAQs

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 520-6969.

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown is rated 4.3 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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