Cyclone Anaya's - Mosaic

3.7
274 reviews
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Tex-Mex
Cyclone Anaya’s has been a family Houston institution since 1966 serving great quality TEX-MEX food.

We want to share with Virginia 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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CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Really love Happy Hour. The food is delish!

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VG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad service, bad food. Overall, we will not going to this restaurant anymore.

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was tasty, but a little over priced. There was very little alcohol in my margarita. Very noisy and was seated in a dark corner. Server was efficient and accurate with orders. Everyone’s dishes were brought out at the same time. The bathrooms were disgusting. Overflowing trash, no toilet paper. I could make the dishes I was served at home and for a fraction of the price. Was not satisfied and likely would not return or recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place, good food!

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming to this restaurant. Everyone that works there is very friendly and very accommodating. The menu has a great variety so there’s always something tasty and different to eat. Super convenient location and ample parking in the garage

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A Friday night dinner with six friends. Food was excellent. I had Chile rellenos with chicken and refried black beans. The Poblano had a nice texture—was not cooked to mush. Plenty of cheese, but not drowning in it. Nicely seasoned—I did not need hot sauce. Top notch Margarita with Cointreau. Service was attentive—no complaints. All in all,it was just what I was looking for tonight.

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RN
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

First time at this restaurant for both diners. Service VERY slow. Maybe it was Monday, and not much business, but the staff did not seem anxious to please. Server did not understand order, did not write down order, therefore half the order was MISSING. Unsure if the bartender was green, or the server didn't understand, but had to return to the table 3 times to ask more info about the drink order!!! Food was OK, but not worth returning to suffer the poor service a second time. Not a great experience.

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AK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and service at this place but everything else needs lots of work. I was trying to get in with the stroller, was literally banging on the door and the greeting person was too busy standing witg her back to the door to notice me. I had to use revolving door and thank god I wasn’t stuck. The table we were sitting at had something we found out latet on our bottoms - my friend had chewing gum on her skirt and I had something too (mine came off, hers not) and she wasn’t offered dry cleaning. Toilets - only one was working. I will come again but I will not invite my friends there again, this is very embarrassing situation. It was my 3rd time at this place. It is never busy, probably because of what I stated above and it’s a shame

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P
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a great time. Luckily we reserved a table and didn't have to wait for long. The food was good. Our waiter was a bit bored and let us feel he wanted more orders etc. Not enough money from us. We ignored his behavior. Anyways, it was a pleasant evening. Sometimes the music was super loud and hard to chat with each other. Great spot to meat friends and catch up.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food came out very slow and the food was extremely salty.

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V
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very loud. Service was very slow. Portions were small for the price. Food gave me indigestion.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The drinks were better than the food. It was an average first experience.

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place just gets worse and worse. The salad tasted and looked like it came from a bag, the chicken was dry, the fajitas were over cooked, the salsa is watery, the got two of our four orders completely wrong, the rice was rubbery, the beans were like pasta and the tortillas were stale. The service was so bad... the guy delivering chips actually did a “no look” drop and spilled them. This place is horrible and we will not be back!

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attractive restaurant with good food. Service was great.

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B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cyclone’s is a regular part of my family’s choices in restaurants, but on this occasion we had my husband’s sister, brother & his partner, all from out of town, going out for dinner with us. They all loved the food, etc., & of course, my husband & I were not disappointed. From the friendliness of the host staff to the patience of our server, a great experience all around.

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DJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Saturday, January 12, 2019, reservation for 5, night of a snow storm, the restaurant was not busy. A member of the group asked what was on draft. The machine was broken, no draft beer. Another member asked for a frozen adult beverage, that machine was broken as well. The food and drinks we did get, were good, the waitress, Ch........, not so much. She went missing for awhile, had to ask if they could send her over to our table. We paid with three credit cards, she stated one of the cards was declined. A second card was presented, it was also declined. After, some thinking by the group, we figured out that the two cards were swiped and not pushed into the credit card machine. When asked, the waitress stated their credit card machines did not have the insert card option. Cash was paid for a portion of the meal. In one visit, the draft beer tap was out of service, the frozen drink maker was not working, and they have not upgraded to the more secure credit card chip reader. I would give this restaurant a second chance in another six months, hoping that they can provide the services they advertise in their menu. I am not a fan of the lack in credit card security, I will plan to bring cash next time and maybe sit in a different section with a better server.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We went for my daughter’s 19th bday with family and friends. The service was terrible! The drinks took way too long to arrive. Our food came out at different times and only 5 out of 10 dishes were correct. We won’t be back.

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m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had good meals, although the kids quesadilla was not great. The fish tacos, soft tacos and enchilada were nicely prepared and tasted great. Service started off a bit slow but improved. All in all, a good meal and would go back.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A friend from Houston recommended Cyclone Anaya's as one of her favorite restaurants. (The only other location is in Houston.) Our family dined here on New Year's Eve and the food and beverages lived up to her glowing review. We look forward to returning soon.

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dined here on New Year’s Eve since it had open reservations last minute, but we can’t wait to go again because it was delicious and the service was great! My blueberry coconut Mojito was especially wonderful!

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LP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch with my girlfriends. Menu options were varied and everyone was happy with their choices. My Poinsettia cocktail was good bu not sparkling cranberry as it could have been. Service was EXCELLENT and we felt very much appreciated. Definitely try Cyclone Anaya!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Expect little. Bizarre rear seating area in front of server prep station. Uggo. Who does that? $10 guacamole tasted like a mashed avocado- with no flavor at all. Margaritas on the rocks tasted watery. Entree was meh. Hard pass

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Honestly the only thing that gives this place 4 rather than 5 stars is the fact that twice in two/three weeks I haven't been able to get a frozen margarita. The main reason I'm craving this pace is the good but also the margaritas. I don't prefer them if they're not frozen. But worst of all is this time not only was the margarita not frozen, but it was on the rocks and warm not cold. 😐

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AB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Very poor service, to the point I had to arrange to pay the ticket myself as wait staff were non-existent.

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AK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love food at this place! The portions are sized just the way I like it, and great appetizers

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P
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Been here years ago when they first opened. When I came back lately, services & food was degraded. Bathroom is dirty and needs an upkeep. Bathroom reflects the cleanliness of kitchen, a dirty bathroom means a dirty kitchen!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was “meh” at best. Chicken in the tacos was suuuuper dry and bland. The salsa was the only notable food item there.

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great magaritas and drinks, food was good but a little expensive.

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SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and the food was good for Mexican. A little loud and server got distracted but probably b/c so busy.

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DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was OK, but just OK. One of the benches in the booth we sat in had a tear in the vinyl covered seat cushion. Appetizer took quite a while to arrive. Server was courteous and prompt in taking care of us.

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t
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Good was terrible. The were no working restrooms.
Never again...............................

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MG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is always great but our service was horrible. To be fair I’ve never really had an issue before with service but this time we brought friends with us and I was embarrassed. Our waitress was inattentive and lackadaisical. She got our order wrong and then told us that we had ordered wrong? We didn’t get silverware until 5 minutes after our food had arrived only after I got up to ask a hostess - who then proceeds to just hand us all dripping wet silverware with no cloth napkins...or even paper napkins. I was definitely disappointed.

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KK
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My BF & I had a quick dinner on Saturday night right before a movie. We lucked out that evening as we were able to sit outside and enjoyed the nice September weather. Service started prompt, but towards the end our server disappeared. We had to get the bartender to locate a manager in order to pay the tab so we wouldn't be late for out movie. We had told our server at the beginning that we had a movie to catch.

Food was very delicious. I got the Summer sampler(?) and my BF got the Ahi Tuna tacos.

Was disappointed that the Cucumber Margarita, the monthly Margarita special was not available the night we order it, due them running out of cucumbers at around 6:45PM on a Saturday night. We had both order it, but ended up ordering something else instead.

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DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We brought customers here for dinner. The service was extremely slow and the food was not hot when it came to the table. Not a great experience overall.

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f
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and waiter were so kind and considerate. We celebrated a friend birthday and they came out with a slice of cake for him. Overall a great dinner with friends!

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was very good, I reserved for 12:15p.m. and when we arrived staff were ready for us. Food was good.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good atmosphere, with decent spicy guacamole.

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ED
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Pretty much the worst Mexican food experience. Service was slow even though the restaurant was empty. The appetizers were ridiculously small. We got the guacamole and it was maybe one avocado in a tiny bowl and we had 6 people! The only reason we went was for frozen margaritas and the machine was broken we were told. No apology, just it’s broken. The food was subpar too. I wondered why it was so empty on Friday night at Mosaic and now I know. We’ll be going to a better place next time, like Uncle Julio’s or Chuys.

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n
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This is the 2nd visit here. The first time was just after opening so I thought I would give them another chance. The food was ok. The service the same. The restaurant was dirty. Not a fan. Won't go back again

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MT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Food was amazing but I will not return because the music was OBNOXIOUSLY loud! My friend and I could not hear each other across the table. They were the only restaurant in Mosaic that was not packed for dinner, and now I know why. If they kept the music at a normal level, their business would definitely increase.

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