Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown

4.6
56 reviews
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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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Austin
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great they made the Birthday celebration very special.

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service at a reasonable price.

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SA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything! Can’t go wrong with this spot

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OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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KS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

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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CP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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FA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service with good food; a bit pricey though.

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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g
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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JH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Service was superb on all levels from hostess greeting until the very end. Excellent food and very comfortable relaxed atmosphere.

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l
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was good. Waiter was super slow which caused a problem for my friend who needed to get back to work.

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

The staff was really friendly. Our waiter was great and even went out of his way to make sure we were all comfortable

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SA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor waitress service, food not tasty as last year, prices increased, wouldn’t let you split check, food was lukewarm, and plate ware dirty and did I say “how poor our quality service was.”

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IP
Houston
130 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the drinks here!!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Can’t go wrong with the Rita’s and the Lobster Tacos

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Business dinner for 10 folks. The table was ready to go at time of reservation - 7pm. We had the most AMAZING waiter - Joey!!! Drinks were delicious and the food was served within a reasonable time of ordering and HOT

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OT
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

If you plan to dine here, find out if there will be live music. The restaurant is way too small for a live band using an amplifier. I literally had to yell at my dinner guest sitting next to me in order to be heard. The loud music ruined our get together and I only get to see this friend once a year.

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W
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambiance but the table next to us was very loud.

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Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I have dined here many times and always been one of my favorites, but yesterday I had a horrible experience. Not only did I have to ask another waiter to send ours over to the table, but I found a hair in my shrimp tacos. I asked them to redo the order, which they did. They did comp the tacos, but at this point, I feel more should have been done

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a work event with 17 people. From the minute we walked in everything went smoothly and everyone really enjoyed themselves, and the FOOD. We will return soon!

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks for a great birthday lunch!

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LR
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service is always wonderful at Cyclone Anaya's, but their live band playing indoors in their smaller Midtown location was a bit much this last time we went. We were screaming at one another the entire meal and I legit woke up hoarse the next day from it. The band was great, but maybe outside where it isn't so overwhelming. No one seemed to be enjoying it....

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Y
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was not a good dining experience. The food lacked flavor. The server was not knowledgeable about the menu. She didn't know where fajitas could be found on the menu... The food was expensive especially considering that it simply was not good... Again, this was not a good dining experience and I do not recommend going here.

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G
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The taco al carbon was great. I have nothing else to say.

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L
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Nice server, but order was wrong, and then corrected order was cold. Quality of the food not as good as Durham location. Restaurant did seem clean. Margaritas chips and salsa above average.

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CF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible....it was a very special day. Fathers Day and my future son-in law asked for our daughter's hand in marriage! It made for a long special morning...and the waiter never lost patience with us!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here maybe once or twice and I LOVE it!! Would recommend everyone to try it! My server was excellent

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p
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The waiter we had was great, but the food was not that great. I had migas and they were not very good. Migas is a simple dish, but these were not good. The outside seating was great. I just wish the food was better to match the great patio dining.

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place to eat and drink

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C
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a group that used to work together. Our waiter was attentive and patient. It was too much fun!

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MP
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were surprised that it wasn't a packed house. It was a nice day and most people were sitting outside. We sat indoors and nearly had the place to ourselves! The drawback was that the service suffered a little. But the food was great!

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G
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have lunch.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had a bad meal here! The service and food are always fantastic!

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OT
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Went for dinner with a group. Food was ok, service was good but the music was blaring. Not sure if there is some confusion or desire to be a nightclub but if these guys truly want to be a restaurant there is no need to have the music so loud that you had to shout at the person beside you.

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A
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch, food was hot and the service was excellent.

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