La Mexicana Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Established in Montrose for 35 years, La Mexicana Restaurant serves traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. Family owned and operated, we take pride in quality and consistency. Handmade flour tortillas, soups and caldos, fajitas, enchiladas and many authentic dishes such as Mole Poblano and Chile Rellenos. Open at 7:00am every day and serving breakfast all day every day. Full bar with Margaritas, Micheladas, frozen drinks and more. A casual and friendly environment!
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4.2based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food at very reasonable prices considering how large the portions are! I ordered the mole enchiladas and it was the best mole I’ve had in a long time. Not too sweet, with very tender chicken inside. The beef picadillo in the queso dip was also so flavorful and well-seasoned.

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vipTexas
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Never the best but always consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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vipBBRancher
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Mediocre at best. Stay with simple dishes. My salmon with poblano sauce failed because of poor quality fish

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AWill
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The decor was festive but the noise level made it difficult for easy conversation. I had a salad with chicken, and the taste was fine, but a piece of tendon or fat was left on the sides of the chicken pieces which made it difficult to cut and unapetizing to eat (chewy and stringy). I liked the cucumbers, avocado and carrots on the salad. My friend ordered cheese enchiladas, and the cheese inside looked similar to the cheese inside a fried mozzarella stick. The cheese was hot, but not melty, though; it was stiff. She was not a fan of the taste. The guacamole that came with it was pureed completely and did not have good texture or flavor. The refried black beans were delicious. We both ordered a side of them, and my large portion came in a separate bowl, whereas her smaller portion came on the plate with her enchiladas. Not sure why the discrepancy.
The server came initially, and I asked him to "give me one minute" to decide about my order. Fifteen minutes later, he still had not returned. I had to ask the hostess if she could please send our waiter to the table; the restaurant did not appear to be really busy, either.
Because of the slow service and mediocre food, I do not plan on returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

By far the worst Mexican food I’ve ever had. I asked for my food to be taken back and ordered something different and was still disappointed. I will never eat here again

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vipAuroraG
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious soups and mole enchiladas. Freshly squeezed limeade.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service good food

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Janie65
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I. Love. This. Place
I. Know. The. Trevino. Family
Been. Coming. Here. For. Years!!

KD
vipKimDiamond
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The fajitas for 2 is always a go to and Friday nights they have margarita specials which are fantastic and 2 can eat and have drinks for around $65 and it’s really good

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AliciaS
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our go to restaurant for over 20 years. The best for all things taco!

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vipMagnificent85
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

GREAT FOOD & GREAT DRINKS!!! I'M USUALLY A SMALL EATER & THE A LA CARTA FOOD ITEMS WERE PERFECT PORTIONS FOR ME! I WILL DEFINITELY DINE IN AGAIN! -MT

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been eating there for 20 + years. Always great food, very consistent. Service is always good. Most of the wait staff, & the cooks, bartender & hostess have been there since we first started going. It is still family owned and operated so you often see family members there working right alongside the rest of the staff.

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Mo3W
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Angus steak fajitas tasted very good and portion sizes for all meals was more than enough. Salsa for chips tasty with good spice. Not sure I liked the seat yourself. I made a reservation but only table available was in the outdoor patio so it was very cold and had to wear our jackets. There wasn't a drink menu so unsure of what cocktail options were available. Overall prices slightly high.

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vipDelicious
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

La Mexicana is such a great place with good food at a great value.

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TN11
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I would love to give you all 4 stars but not impressed. The food was okay but the service was horrible. The waiter took a bit longer and did not know how to make change. While the food was okay and colorful it was still missing something. I live 4 min. Away and was trying something new. Lesson learned sometimes not the best.

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vipLyndon
San Antonio
169 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My personal view is that the atmosphere has to be as good as the food. Food was good but the restaurant tired and old. Too other good restaurants in the neighborhood that would be a better find.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible place terrible service!!!! Never will be back.

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Texdem20
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was Slow and moderately friendly. Overpriced.

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vipRomanR
Houston
220 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were great !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Waiters were nice and service was great. Food, in particular the meat was horrible. Chicken and pork had a smell to it. Beef was ok.

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vipbrianl
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Slow inattentive service. Fajitas tough, tasteless. Would not return

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Grove
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service is EXTREMELY slow... As a guest, you don't seem like the priority and you can see waiters hanging around taking drink breaks. One waiter took our drink order and when we tried to signal him, he acted like we were strangers and someone else came to take the order. The new waiter didn't understand what I was asking for so I changed my order. Food is good but the service keeps me from coming back.

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Giuseppe
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dishes, too much to eat. Service was terrific and fast!

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vipBuckshot111
Naples
48 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I can't believe I have lived in Houston 50 years and missed this Mexican restaurant. Authentic, loud and great food, everything a Mexican restaurant should be.

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vipbencal
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a very good Mexican restaurant located in the Montrose area of Houston or the Gayberhood. The food is very good and very tasty. I recommend trying their beef fajita plates and of course chicken fajita plates. The tortillas are little thin for my taste but other than that the seasoning is just right. The service is very good they have a traditional set up where the males are the servers and the females do all the cooking. This is a must see in Houston. The margaritas are phenomenal. Don't forget to pick up some Mexican candy before you leave The restaurant.

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Texas
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food! Friendly environment!

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vipBigP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Please see the headline above. We won't be headed back any time soon.

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Qtaylor
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I met friends for dinner, was expecting a "nicer" venue, we were over-dressed but the atmosphere was nice and comfortable. The food was good but our waiter was outstanding. Very friendly staff, I would dine here again with the kids.

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vipFmc374
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for big parties!!!

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Getsimonia
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always eaten here but planned a birthday party with a large group that got bigger and the were able to accommodate all of us. Great food, great atmosphere!

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vipEatsalot
New Orleans
103 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Avg cheap tex mex eats, except without the cheap part. Lunch for 2 $55 with only 1 glass of house wine.

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vipSmitty
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2015
Overall2food3service5ambience2

The food was ok at best if it wasn't for their pleasant attitude I would have been very disappointed. We order a pitcher of margaritas and not only was it very expensive at 34 it was water down you couldn't taste the tequila

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vipGB11
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Tried this place for the first time. Very attentive wait staff. The food was very bland for Tex-Mex. Portions were good size. But, just lacked much flavor.

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vipteddy
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love La Mexicana for a casual dinner. The wait staff is efficient. Their friendliness is infectious; everyone seems to be in a good mood. The menu is extensive, so we never get tired of dining here.

FAQs

La Mexicana Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 521-0963.

La Mexicana Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.