Cyclone Anaya's - The Woodlands

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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex
Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen serves world class Mexican food and drinks in an engaging, modern atmosphere, yet the experience is steeped in the family traditions established by our founder and namesake.
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KF
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server “Lady” was tops! She was able to suggest some of the yummiest dishes. We loved the seasonal cocktails so much. We asked for a cozy booth overlooking waterway and they always accommodate us when we dine there.
Worlds of thanks for the delicious visit~

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food tasted old

T
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Okay, but could have been better

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The food was amazing! Service was great. Loved the HRW menu! Can’t want to come back

B
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for restaurant weeks. Shrimp crevice and tortilla soup were outstanding. Big lunch but great.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The carne Asada was very fatty but the other 2 orders were good. Service was extremely poor I am guessing due to servers paying more attention to a photo shoot in the restaurant then there tables.

L
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Good menu options. Not busy for brunch, but still with some service challenges. Server asked if I wanted the fruit then never brought it. He had difficulty dividing up the bill as we requested. Then didn’t bring enough singles for change to leave an appropriate tip

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Ate here for the first time on 7/20/19. My brother in law raved about this place and the jumbo margaritas. So we went on a double date with my sister and brother in law. We made our reservation on Open Table and were seated promptly. First thing I noted was how cramped the dining room was. The guy sitting behind me kept bumping me. Second thing I noticed was how loud and noisy it was. We could barely hear the waitress or each other. There was no utensils or napkins on the table when chips and salsa were served. Drinks came next, and still no utensils or napkins, we had to ask for them. It was extremely hot inside the restaurant. There were several fans situated throughout the restaurant which didn’t help when every time a member of staff opened the door to the patio, the heat came in and was overwhelming. The Margaritas were mediocre at best, nothing to write home about. I’ve had better Margaritas. I ordered the beef brisket tacos. Asked for one corn and one flour tortilla. Both tacos came with flour tortillas. The black bean soup was good, as well as the rice. I also ordered 2 tamales. They seemed really salty. We ended the evening with the dessert trio: tres leches, chocolate cake and sopaipillas. Also had coffee which was like warm when served. When we asked for fresh coffee the coffee was scalding and had grounds in it. The tres leches and sopaipillas were good. The chocolate cake description did not indicate that the cake had coconut on top, which my husband hates, so he didn’t touch that. In summary, food was good, but it was loud, noisy, cramped and extremely hot. Also, beware!!! Since this restaurant is as water level, the cellular service was horrible and the WIFI at the restaurant didn’t work. Learned also that the Anaya family has sold the restaurant to a corporation. I don’t know if that has anything to do with the experience but if my name were on the restaurant, I’d want my customers to enjoy themselves in a comfortable setting.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance. Great service. No rush to turn over your table. Made sure everything was to our liking.

SH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent! They also have the best bloody mary's!

DG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place. Beautiful seating by the water, clean with great staff.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great enjoyed the visit

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was responsive and very patient with us as we took a long time to order. Food was delicious and so were the drinks. Sat outside and enjoyed it. There was someone smoking near by but that happens outside and it didn’t bother our experience any.

FG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & awesome staff! I recommend Cyclones all the time. Absolutely love the margaritas & crab nachos.

BJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

It was horrible! We had a reservation, yet when we were seated, we were told they were very busy and it may be a while until someone could serve us. Ten minutes in, the busboy dropped off chips and salsa. After another 10 minutes we asked him if he could bring us some water. Finally, after sitting at the table for 30 minutes, our waiter came by and asked us what we would like to drink. When the food arrived it was nasty. It’s hard to say what was wrong with the fish but it was certainly not edible. At no point did anybody say we’re so sorry for making you wait nor did they remove the fish taco meal from the bill even though it was not eaten. It is a lovely location and it has the potential of being a great place but management really needs to staff properly and up the food quality. I am not sure why this place gets such good reviews. I will not go there again.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Came here on a Saturday night to celebrate my birthday with family. We initially reserved a table on the patio. The ambiance on the patio was peaceful and relaxing, however, it became very windy and started raining so we requested to move indoors. The staff were friendly and accommodating and found another table for us right away. Unfortunately, we were seated near a table with the most rambunctious 4-10 yr old children ( this is coming from someone with 3 sons). The children were seated at the table by themselves while their parents ate and drank at another table. The kids were allowed to stand and throw food, they trashed the table, took their shoes off and ran around the restaurant and no one said a word! Minus the kids, the food and service were great. I will definitely reserve a table on the patio again, I just hope it doesn’t rain next time!

KW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I give is a C+. Service was subpar, margarita might have been the worst I’ve ever had and my tacos were mediocre at best. I was so excited to have a Cyclones in The Woodlands and have gone a couple times and it always sucks. So I give it time and go back and it’s still the same. I always tag along with a group or it would never be a top choice.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as was the service. We were in the woodlands for a Mary Kay conference and we ended up eating here twice! Thank you!

BG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Cyclone’s is a regular on our lunch circuit. I scheduled this reservation for a big business group with specific instructions to sit on the patio. Unfortunately the restaurant did not honor this request and our group of 7 sat in a cramped corner inside on a beautiful Houston day.

KF
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved seating is always nice. Chose a booth and waitress was on top of things.
The yummy green margarita for Saint Patrick’s day was a nice touch.
Was a bit loud today with a large table sitting next to our table. Other than that, food and service was on point.

M
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Mario made our experience extra special. He was prompt in taking our order, had great details and recommendations on margarita's and was kind enough to take our photo. The food was fantastic and the location along the waters end made for a special evening. We were traveling from out of town but hope to have a place in TX within the next few years. Our family in TX was thrilled to hear we found a great mexican food spot for them.

MW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I would recommend for the food, queso was great , also the salsa. We had quesadillas too, pretty good on the meat ratio. The service was horrible, we waited to get our drinks and any kind of a visit from the server. The food took a long time to come out and then we waited forever for the check. Pack your patience.. the food was delish.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Cyclone Anaya’s is always a great restaurant. The plates are generous and the pricing is very fair. The food is delicious! The Woodlands location is a great business lunch venue. Because the restaurant was only about half full the food came out of the kitchen a little too quick as my associates were still working on their soup. But I would rather have attentive service than have everything come out late. Great place and a good location.

G
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good once we were able to order. They were very busy and our waitress forgot our table existed so we asked a busboy for waters then she remembered we were her table.

JF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was ok. We have no problem paying high prices for great food. However I am not a fan of paying high prices for adequate food.

The crab nachos were cold and by the rubbery texture of the shrimp in the enchiladas, I can only assume they were previously frozen.

We might eat there again but it won’t be anytime soon.

G
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always great and the service is fine. The only thing that bothers me is that when I pay cash they keep my coin change. That is annoying. If my bill total is 48.13 and I pay with a 50.00 they bring me back 1 dollar. What happened to my change? They never address my question so now I have learned to pay with a credit card so that only what I owe is paid. The tip is always separate and discretionary so please let me decide what I want to tip and bring me my change as I don't owe it to you and it is rightfully mine. I will continue to visit and bring my credit card.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch!

VL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Host was not very friendly. Waitress was not very friendly. It was New Year’s Eve so maybe the team wasn’t very happy about working.

BR
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The waitress was not knowledgeable of the menu or drinks. She was in a rush with our orders and the food was cold. Mexican good us always hot.

JK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the cheese enchiladas. The restaurant was very well priced. I love Papasitos but they are a bit pricey but they have the best cheese enchiladas but now I have found some that are just as good for a better value. The only thing I would suggest is that my boyfriend likes burritos and Cyclones doesn't have a burrito on their menu.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice vide was excellent

SL
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food is very good. Service was mostly good, our waitress seemed to disappear at times. The only draw back was thenoise level inside is very high.

SG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

When in Houston I always make it a point to go to Cyclone's because they closed the one in Dallas but the quality of food was not what I remembered so I was disappointed. Maybe I'll try a different location when I go back just to see.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved the ambience. The staff was helpful. Our server Marissa was the best! She knew when to step in and she did not bother us during our meeting. I appreciate her attention to detail and overall friendly demeanor. We would definitely come back in the future!

BB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very good and the menu offered so many choices it was difficult to select one. My meal was exactly what I expected based on the menu and l was well-prepared. My dining partner felt The same. The clientele the night I was there was loud and boisterous which was ok with me but not my friend who is older and struggled hearing. Finally, my margarita was good, nothing fancy, but my friend ordered a Vodka Tonic and instead was served a Vodka and Club Soda.

AS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was to celebrate our friend’s birthday. The food was great. The margaritas were very good. And our booth tucked in a corner which was great so we could hear each other! We will certainly go back again.

DE
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I chose this location to celebrate my sister's birthday. We had a party of 12 which was entirely too much for our waiter. We constantly had to ask for things. Our table was not in the location which I had previously (verbally) discussed with the restaurant. I gave instructions to our waiter regarding the birthday cake and the candles. I brought 40 candles for a reason and the waiter didn't even put half of them on the cake.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner and drinks.

JT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing and the staff was very firendly. The lighting in the building is just right the outside view is 10/10.

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