Cyclone Anaya's - Woodway

4.5
55 reviews
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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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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LT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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

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DM
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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NW
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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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l
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AD
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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KR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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k
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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C
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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KP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

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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k
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. Thanks for an awesome birthday !

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great drinks! Great service!

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CB
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mothers day

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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

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SS
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE Dinner was wonderful here!!

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OT
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We called ahead to confirm our Christmas day reservation for our family. We got there and found the restaurant was closed. They had my phone number but never bothered to let me know they decided not to open.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I arrived at this restaurant with out of town guests and found it CLOSED. Not happy!

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PS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome service and Fantastic food. We will be back!!!! Love great Tex-Mex.

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WI
Houston
90 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had to get our own tableware off and adjacent empty table, other than that it rates a C.

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CL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A/C not working well. The bathroom was the only place it seemed to work properly.

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D
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Mexican at a reasonable price. wonderful ambiance and service.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food and drinks were great, however everything else left much room for improvement. Service was absolutely terrible. Took 15 minutes for a waiter even come by to get drink orders or someone to bring chips and salsa. The waiter couldn't understand English very well I'm assuming because my sons Sweet tea order came out as coke, and my other sons sprite came out as water. We sat with empty water, tea, and soft drink glasses for long periods of time even after asking for refills, however he did just continue to bring mimosa refills every time that glass was empty even without asking if we needed or wanted another. Food did come out timely, hot, and was everything we expected it to be, along with desert. Then the check came. It's was a total cluster, there was stuff we didn't order on it, stuff we did order not on it, and I didn't even think to check before handing him my card which was my mistake. When it came back for me to sign, my wife realized it as she was looking at the bill. We told a waiter that walked by about the issue who said he would take care of it since we hadn't seen our waiter in quite some time. Then our waiter comes back 10 minutes later with it to talk to us about what is wrong with it and tries to tell us that the other stuff was on it to equal the price of the stuff he didn't have on it, again in very broken English which made me explaining and him understanding nearly impossible to the point that my wife broke in to speak Spanish to the man. I finally got to the point that I just said forget it, I don't even want to argue anymore, reflected it on his tip and walked out. Nedless to say this is my first and last trip to this location. I love their food and have had good service at their other locations and will just stick to those from now on. I wish I could remember our servers name to put on here.

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M
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We went their for Mother's Day Brunch. It was not very crowded, yet somehow, it was the WORST service ever!!! They took 25 minutes to take a drink order. Mimosas were brought in a water glass had to change them. Food order was taken one hour after we arrived and we had to beg people for a waiter the entire time we were there. We saw people walking around getting their own menus and searching for waiters. Thankfully, the food was awesome!

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f
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!

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JH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Staff was complete overwhelmed and confused. No silverware, not enough menus, empty tables while on a wait, obviously missing some waitstaff as the kitchen and busboys tried to help out. Poor planning by management.

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W
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good, but over priced for the quality. What killed the experience was the level of service. It appeared like the kitchen staff was waiting tables??? Sitting with empty drinks and no food...

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OT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was poor; we asked for lemons for our water 3 times and never got them. It took several minutes after we were seated for anyone to come to the table. Food was mediocre. We chose this particular Mexican restaurant because of its great reviews on OT and were very disappointed in the quality of food and experience.

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m
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lively atmosphere. Great appetizers, we had the ceviche and it was delicious! Friendly staff and they were tentative to my food allergies. Creative and delicious menu all around.

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m
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly, courteous, and understanding of our large group. Drinks and apps were outstanding. Most enjoyed their entrée and others were too full to even dig in.

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C
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant many times. On this occasion, the food was not very good. The soup was overloaded with overly spicy croutons, and the soup itself was not seasoned. The salad was fresh and fine.

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JG
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only problem with this place is the parking is TERRIBLE!!! Never any spots unless you go at odd times. I think Cyclones should validate valet as you have no choice but to valet. Its technically "complimentary" but you have to tip realistically so its not really complimentary. I often pass up going to Cyclone's because I know the parking is terrible.

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OT
Houston
180 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice service and great food. Recommend it.

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