Cyclone Anaya's - Woodway

4.6
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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex
Cyclone Anaya’s has been a Houston family 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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AngelaD
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our business meeting in the party room and they turned off the music there for us which was fantastic so we could socialize. With the music on, we couldn't hear one another. The service was fantastic! They kept checking on us and offering wonderful selections. It was great!

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RosalynS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I’ve never felt so unwanted in my life. I have up my reservation for the next person behind me since my party was significantly smaller. We got a booth without menus and silverware. We didn’t get silverware at all. Our menus where given to us 10 mins after being seated and the table I gave up received all the attention. I know it’s a bigger tip for the person but I was very upset that we had our birthday dinner here. I wouldn’t reserve again.

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ShYo
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, we had a good time for my son's birthday

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Byrd
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Service was wonderful!

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BBHTX917
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and as always, the food was wonderful. We had a group of 10 and everyone was well taken care of in an above average timely manner for lunch time and the party size.

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vipbengal
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was not as good as in the past. Cheese enchiladas used to be the best in town, now they changed the recipe, not so much.

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carav
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reservation on Christmas Eve to a closed restaurant....I made reservation on open table and restaurant was closed...

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vipbdug
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Didn’t make my order right. Served me my drink in a glass that had lipstick on it. Server
Didn’t speak English

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Tod2Cheryl
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a weekend wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls date: Great service, great food & awesome drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & customer service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went the day it flooded in Houston, 9/19/19. They were very understaffed. Manager seated us and told us it would be a while. Well, the service was amazing and the food was even better. Management and entire team did an amazing job. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mom for the first time for her birthday. She enjoy the complimentary valet, food and drinks, also. Thank you for helping her having fun for her experience.

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Keith
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and waiter was attentive. Valet parking is great!

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have asked for a better group of waitstaff waiting on my fiance and I's family and friends. We are frequent visitors of Cyclone Anaya's, and we were so excited to celebrate our engagement with an intimate dinner there with our closest friends and our parents! Thanks for being a part of our journey. It was a fabulous dinner!

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vipBrucifer
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok food. Service was slow.

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JoeS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Table was small for a large group

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Enjoyed the evening

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My experience was excellent. I had the shrimp quesadillas and they were good. My top favorite was the key lime pie! OMG the best key lime pie at any restaurant.

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LaToyaB
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow, no mimosas although it was still brunch time and food was ok for price.

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DonaldM
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. the employees were courteous and alert. They could not have ben nicer.

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vipNanW
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

this is well executed Tex Mex with some interesting options, such as lobster tacos, brisket tacos, etc. Servie is prompt and solicitous, and the decor is a cut above many other Tex mex options.
We will be returning.

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KevinC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was lacking a bit. We had a party of 8. 2 of the eight were a little late, maybe 10 minutes. The other 6 already had cocktails. The 2 that arrived late were basically ignored for a good 10 minutes. It was as if the waiter didn’t notice they were there. Other than that the food and drink were awesome. This same party has been to this location many times. This is the first time the service was lacking. We will probably try a different location next time.

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vipluvrestaurantweeks
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Chicken enchilada was not anything to talk about- and the skinny margarita appeared to be the color of a mix, so not really skinny

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ShervinJ
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the original location. Very different but great atmosphere than City Center it Village locations. Great food and service. Everyone in our group was happy.

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AngelaD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anaya's is always good. Good food and good service.

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KalynnR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

I booked this place for a intimate dinner for my friends wedding, the service was very poor and was what we expected. Food was great but the servers were very sneaky in adding to out order with appetizers that we though was complimentary. Overall will not be coming back to this location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was quite excellent. The restaurant needs a drink menu with cocktails. Music was very loud.

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vipkaykren
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 7 that included someone who is almost 90. We went at 4PM on Sunday so it wouldn't be crowded or too loud. It was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! They seated us in a small room in the back with a round table in the middle. There were a few other tables in the room, but we had it to ourselves. We could hear each other were able to have a leisurely meal and visit. There was a TV in the room with the sound off and they even put it on the Texans game for us:) Our waitress helped make it a great experience too. She was detailed and attentive but not disruptive. Everyone reported their drinks and food were delicious. We noted a larger private room off the room we were in that would be perfect for a larger gathering. We were so pleased, we have discussed making this the permanent place for our gathering every couple of months. Thank you Cyclone Anaya's for making our visit so perfect.

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vipjohnC
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had a group of 9 for light business cocktails and dinner and it was very good

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KathyP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The appetizers and noise level were great. Several of us ordered the daily special and it was awful. I have had a lot of fried avocados, but the batter was mushy and the "crab" was a seafood dressing that was over cooked. I will try it again, because of my previous experience there, but if I get another bad meal I will write the restaurant off.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We've been to this location about a couple of dozen times in the past and it's usually pretty good. We went there on Labor Day and the service was TERRIBLE! I mean really bad: rude, rushed, forgetful, impertinent. . . the list goes on. Suffice to say we won't be going back again - sorry. There are too many choices for decent TexMex without the attitude in Houston for this place to survive.

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keynette
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Thanks for an awesome birthday !

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Met a friend at 7pm on Saturday night for dinner. We had a reservation even though the restaurant wasn't busy. We were seated immediately and ordered drinks. Waiter brought drinks, we asked for water as well, which was not brought. Ordered our food and asked for water again. Finally received water after second request. Waiter came and asked us if we wanted another drink, we asked for a refill on water. After sitting for 45 minutes, the waiter came over and asked us what we ordered. Before we could answer, he left the table, went to the kitchen, then to the computers and back to the kitchen. He returned to our table and again asked us what we ordered. At this point we asked if the order had been placed. He initially said yes, he was just checking with the kitchen, and then he admitted "no" that he lost the paper. We asked for the check for the drinks. I watched as the waiter went up to someone who I would guess to be the manager, but he never came to our table. We left and ended up having a fabulous dinner at Goode Company Kitchen and Cantina.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks! Great service!

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CathyB
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mothers day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Visiting was a great experience complimentary valet . I did reservations but change my mind ended up back where I should of gone in the first place . I give a good rating due to being able to still come in not even wait , food was amazing had the lobster enchiladas.. drinks good. Good Mother Day present. A dinner out with the family.

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vipSteve
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For Sunday brunch, we had the Huevos con Chorizo and Chilaquiles, both had good flavor and were plenty filling. If you like green chili salsa, you’ll love the Chilaquiles. Others in our party enjoyed the Crab Cakes Florentine and the HUGH Crabmeat Omelet. Excellent attentive service - our water glasses never went empty.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

They didn’t have our reservation in their records. Service was terrible.

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vipSortaSatisfied
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was our first visit to Cyclone Anaya's and it was a good experience. We were seated right away and had the requisite chips and hot cause delivered. The hot sauce was really good! The green sauce was pretty bland.

My wife loved the lobster tacos and my tamale plate was nicely done. Having a choice of black vs pinto refried beans was a pleasant surprise.

Service was adequate; the young man who waited on us seemed nervous and a bit unsure of himself. Perhaps he was new and I get it; you have to start somewhere.

So yes, Cyclone Anaya's was good and certainly on par with some of the other Mexican restaurants we frequent. It didn't distinguish itself dramatically from Molinas or Alicia's and being a good bit more expensive, we'll probably put it in the "been there, done that" category.

But I recommend it. You'll have a nice meal and a pleasant experience.

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