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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
10:00 PM
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Armandos

4.7
634 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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 634 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always amazing never fails. Im very big on service since my very first Armandos experience service has been phenomenal. Thanks again

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great venue.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food. Great drinks. It was really loud in there so I wouldn't advise this place on a Friday for a romantic dinner. Everything else was great.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We've been to Armando's on many occasions, and it's always a great time. The food is excellent, the service is great, and the ambiance is probably the nicest of any Mexican restaurant in which I've ever eaten. Very highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I love Armando's! It's great for any occasion--business, pleasure, parties--and the food and service are always good and the decor is inviting and attractive. Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was prompt
Food was good
Food and drinks a little pricey

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Armando’s is always a favorite of mine. This time we were in to celebrate a birthday and were disappointed. The margaritas were very watered down. We were sat next to a table where the parents of a table of children didn’t feel the need to watch their children. Even after a manager took one of the young boys back to his parents, the kids continued to run around(not Armando’s fault). This was very disruptive to our dinner.
When our dinner was served, the chili rellanos came out cold and under cooked. The manager came and apologized and brought me another dish. The steak fajitas and tilapia were delicious.
Not sure when we will be back. Bad drinks, cold food and a disruptive meal doesn’t make me want to hurry back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My go to in Houston from here on out.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was excellent, as always. Great place for get together of out of town family. Atmosphere is exciting but not too loud.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Amazing experience and food

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Houston. Love the food, the atmosphere and the best margaritas in town.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Armando's has been a favorite of mine since 1987! Great restaurant, food and service. We really enjoyed the back dining area as it is much easier to hear each others conversation. Wonderful time with family!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

very Good food, great service but very noisy. luckily we got the booth

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The nachos were a little greasy and had too much cheese but overall it was a very nice dining experience.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Simply the best there is.

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food and service on Valentines Day with friends.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food, service, and drinks were great as always.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Always a pleasure to come to Armandos. Food quality, service and atmosphere are excellent. I'm sort of a regular and I've never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We wanted a new place to try ahead of a movie at River Oaks Theatre and were not disappointed with Armondos. The service was very pleasant and attentive. The table setting was very crisp. Great food and all in all a wonderful place to have a quiet dinner or private party. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Sat near the bar which was crowded and loud. Great service and food

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

I am not a fan of refried beans, but theirs....YUM!!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall very good experience. Very good food and service by wait staff. One of the hostesses was less than friendly. Same hostess, same experience as last time.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We were there early on Saturday. So quiet, very relaxing. Beautiful dining room. The food was excellent. Service was friendly but not terribly prompt. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Armando's is a long-time favorite and the food is always excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Never disappointed. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone looking for a little more than just a Mexican restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is always great. Service was only adequate, and certainly nothing notable.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great Mexican at Armando’s!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Armando’s consistently delivers an overall great experience. Can’t wait for Armando’s new restaurants in Round Top!

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1.0Dined on December 28, 2017

our waiter was incredibly rude and the service was horrible. we waited to get menus for 30 minutes and had to ask the manager for them eventually. the drinks and food was way overpriced and not worth it.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

As always the food was great. We always go to Armando’s on Christmas Eve.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was really good and service was very good. The restaurant was very noisy but it was a Saturday night before Christmas. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic upscale tex/mex. Atmosphere, service, and food all top notch. A River Oaks must dine place.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere! Had a terrific meal and will come back again.

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