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Armandos

4.7
620 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Armando Palacios and his eponymous restaurant of Mexican fare with "The Margarita"! Located centrally in the River Oaks section of Houston, Armandos engulfs you in an environment reminiscent of early 20th century Mexico City fine dining. Come and experience what it was like in Spanish & French colonial Mexico and dine on Armando’s family recipes. With its goldenrod and wood-paneled walls, intimate lighting, and a serendipitous selection of grand mirrors, Armandos provides a wonderful backdrop for sharing a wonderful evening with one or many. Great. Mexican. Bistro.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Sunday and Monday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bar opens at 4:00pm every day and Thursday bar stays open late until 1:00am.
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Phone number
(713) 520-1738
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Miguel Llanes
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Catering
ARMANDOS offers its premier Taco Trucks as a one of a kind event option, serving our entire menu right to your door. We also offer traditional catering, corporate catering, luncheons, boxed lunches, corporate events, and more. Our full catering menu and options are available on www.armandoscaters.com
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Cross street
Kirby
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Parking details
Valet Parking available in front of restaurant
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Public transit
Metro, UBER
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Entertainment
Thursday night dancing starts at 10:00pm
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Special events & promotions
Thursday Late Night- Dancing and DJ Every Thursday 10pm-1am
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 620 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChingy (Orlando)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The twice refried beans were magical. I don’t like refried beans normally and I couldn’t stop eating them.

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vipk226 (Houston)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We've been going to Armando's since it opened decades ago on Shepherd, and generally like it. But this particular visit, it was crazy busy - loud, and not easy to talk to our friends. At least we were in a booth, which helped. I suspect because of the crowd, the service wasn't very attentive.
The Queso Flameado, one of the old standbys, did not disappoint our friends, who had not been there before. I got the chicken enchiladas. They were OK, but nothing special (especially for the price). I should have gotten the spinach enchiladas, as my husband did. The spinach is freshly sautéed. The sauce on top is an unnatural green, but it plus the almonds sprinkled on make for a really good dish. The beans are probably made with lard, they're so good - but worth every bite!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Simply the best there is.

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Tookie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a lovely dinner with their special Valentine’s Day menu. Our waiter made our meal even more enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Just mediocre. Worst margaritas we’ve had in Houston and we’ve lived here for 15 years. Had really high expectations and was really disappointed. The service was very attentive but good and drinks- terrible.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food and service on Valentines Day with friends.

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review (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The service was great!! The food was delicious as well! We look forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We are regulars at Armando's. This time, the restaurant was filled with large tables of big groups
and was so loud. Two of us ordered fish tacos with red snapper and sauce on the side. The came with a lot of sauce on them, and the fish was fishy. Once we flagged down our waiter he quickly
replaced our fish tacos with something else and was very apologetic about the problem. Everyone else enjoyed their food- shrimp and beef fajitas and a chicken dish. We will go back because of location, and it can be a fun evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food, service, and drinks were great as always.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great atmosphere ... beautiful people... come to party

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