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Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village, Houston, TX

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village

4.5
4.5
294 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
We are Houston’s Original Tex-Mex Familia since 1966! Cyclone Anaya’s has been Houston’s favorite destination for the best margaritas in town for over 50 years. With our scratch-made enchiladas and tamales, our tender and flavorful fajitas, and many more Tex-Mex delights, we've helped to define and perfect this world-famous regional cuisine. Join us today at one of six Houston-area Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Kitchen locations in the Heights, Midtown, Rice Village, CityCentre, Woodway, and the Woodlands. No matter where you’re from, we’ll treat you like family!

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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch and Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 523-3600

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Host your event at one of our beautiful restaurants or at a venue of your choosing and we'll help you create an exceptional experience for each of your guests. We can easily adapt our services to achieve your vision for your event, while remaining within your budget. We have the ability to accommodate a wide variety of events from rehearsal dinners, and office parties, to graduation & birthday celebrations, to private chef’s dinners in your own home. Trust Cyclone Anaya's Catering Team to help you host your picture perfect event!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Cyclone Anaya's can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (866) 945-4815

  • Neighbourhood

    Rice Village

  • Cross Street

    Bolsover

  • Parking Details

    We offer Valet service as well as complimentary parking in the public garage steps away from our restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 294 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Tex-Mex

  • Houston

    Hot Spot

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  1. RG

    RamonG

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Went to this restaurant after finding one or two items that we craved. When we got there the menu was completely different from what was on the open door website. Of course, what we went there for was not on the menu, so we were very disappointed
  2. G

    Grayson

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Went for early brunch and the food was very bland. Surprised given this is a Mexican restaurant. Wait staff was good and attentive but we were also one of on a couple tables there. Mimosa was weak but also not expensive
  3. MR

    MarlaR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Our cocktails that we ordered first arrived halfway through our meal. The Queso we ordered as an appetizer still had unmelted lumps and we asked for fresh chips and didn’t get them.
  4. AC

    AlanC

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and good service. We’ll be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service on a Saturday night - fast and easy and good food!
  6. J

    Johnny

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Our servers were attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend.
  7. C

    Charlieandy

    Naples

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent Best table side guacamole!
  8. DD

    DruD

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The food was excellent but the service not so much. The waiter seemed distracted and had trouble bringing the right order. It was not crowded so he couldn’t have been overwhelmed! My husband margarita tasted watered down margarita mix and had virtually no tequila in it! We’d have to think twice about returning to the Rice Village location!
  9. BL

    BossLady

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The food was delicious & the service was excellent. The atmosphere was calm & quiet & everyone was pleasant, accommodating & friendly
  10. KH

    KristiH

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chips, salsa and dinner was delicious!! We ordered our same meal to-go the next day! Excellent!!
  11. MH

    MaureenH

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food!
  12. TR

    TRS80Guru

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Bryan was a great waiter and took great care of us during Lunch. My wife enjoyed the fish tacos and though the fish was appropriately moist. I enjoyed the brisket enchiladas.
  13. KK

    KathK

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very accommodating as we called twice to update the number in our party. Jalissa was our server and she was phenomenal.
  14. t

    terri02

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was recommended to us by the shuttle driver from Rotary House at MD Anderson. He said it was the best Tex-Mex food around. He was right! I had the ahi tacos and they were fabulous. Also, the table side guacamole was perfect too… add a roasted jalapeño margarita and you’re all set! We can’t wait for our next visit to Cyclone’s next month when we return to Houston for treatment.
  15. c

    carolynj

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Unfortunately I believe it is the season we are in. No fault to the restaurant or our waiter but the service/ getting our food was really slow.
  16. HO

    HOU123

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We made a reservation. Upon arriving, told that seating had been haulted and would resume when some tables left so they could provide better service. Was given 15 minute estimate. We checked in again after about 20 or so and were told it would be another 40 mins. Kind of defeats the point of making a reservation. We ended up getting two spots at the bar but had those seats not have opened, we would have left. Bar area smelled strongly of cleaning products.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Air conditioning was broken. Hot and muggy
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb meal with exceptional flavors and choices, especially if you avoid gluten!
  19. GK

    GayaK

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came on vacation. Awesome brunch very nice staff
  20. NM

    NicoleM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always enjoy Rice Village Cyclones Anaya on the patio
  21. DR

    DouglasR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best enchiladas del Mar ever! Margaritas were all they claimed to be. Which is awesome!
  22. KW

    KWorl3yMax

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was ok, waiter was friendly but service and food quality not the same as previous visits and other locations.
  23. TC

    TCCC

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Crab nachos did not taste the same but service and patio was amazing.
  24. JC

    JesusC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Food was delicious. This was our second time. Will come back many more times!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor dining and kind service.
  26. JT

    JohnT

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Quick seating, chips and salsa almost immediately, very good attentive waitstaff. Food was very good and cooked to perfection. Drinks were very good. Would recommend for moderately priced Tex-Mex restaurant. Food ordered: Fajitas and Chili rejehno with steak. 👍
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!! Never disappoints
  28. E

    Esme

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food was good but it came almost an hour after ordering. Granted, we were a group of six, so maybe this isn’t the best spot for more than two or four. The team was somewhat attentive and let us know that our food was running late after a long delay.
  29. KE

    KellieE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and even better service! Can’t wait to go back!
  30. R

    Raoul9466

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is a nice restaurant. The food was tasty and clean. The guacamole, prepared table side, was the best I ever tasted. It is a little pricey. But I will definitely go back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Made a reservation for 7pm was told when I arrived my reservation did not matter it would take an additional 45min to a hour to be seated even though the restaurant had multiple open seats. I was then told We can be out on the general waitlist behind 10 other people. Why offer reservations if you can't honor them. Unprofessional!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Victor the manager was absolutely amazing! He ensured we had great time with amazing service. I enjoyed my time, my food my entire experience. Great job Victor!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines Day
  34. z

    zedslaw

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never been here before. Food and Service were very good. Unusual situation as it was the during the Superbowl so my guess is normally it is a little quieter. Give a nice package when you are taking your leftovers. Was a little cool to sit outside but outside are looks nice.
  35. R

    Randy

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    We made advance reservations for a party of 8, but actually had 6 adults and 4 children. They seated us in a room with no heat, but 1 portable electric heater. One more heater might have made the difference, but they only had a single-use extention cord. It's February. Winter. 40 degrees outside. I might suggest acquiring an inexpensive APC and another heater. There's nothing like having a great meal in an icebox. Invigorating!
  36. SE

    SamanthaE

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and a really good meal. Our server was super friendly and attentive even though our kids were all over the place. Great experience!
  37. B

    Bora

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a friend visiting from Atlanta who wants to go for a Mexican dinner. The margarita in this place is always superb. we had a great time!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It was a lovely meal and experience. Family friendly.
  39. C

    Cindy

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Unfortunately Cyclone Anaya’s was a miss for us on this visit. Service was pleasant but slow and inattentive and we had a lengthy wait for our food. The queso was not hot and way too “gooey”. My husband and I both had the Enchiladas Anaya and thought they were poor. All the meat was hard little burnt ends, and there was very scant cheese. The meat was hot but the red sauce on top was not, and the enchiladas were really more like Tacos Al Carbon than enchiladas. The fajitas were “fine” and another person in our group liked her cheese enchiladas. I’m not sure what happened the night we were there. We’ve always had good meals at Cyclone Anayas, so hopefully it was just a one-off because of Covid related staffing issues. Still, it was disappointing and a little embarrassing to take out of town guests out for dinner and have that result.
  40. R

    Randy

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drink. Excellent service! Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 523-3600.

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village is rated 4.5 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village

5214 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bolsover

  • Neighbourhood

    Rice Village

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch and Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    We offer Valet service as well as complimentary parking in the public garage steps away from our restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 523-3600

  • Catering

    Host your event at one of our beautiful restaurants or at a venue of your choosing and we'll help you create an exceptional experience for each of your guests. We can easily adapt our services to achieve your vision for your event, while remaining within your budget. We have the ability to accommodate a wide variety of events from rehearsal dinners, and office parties, to graduation & birthday celebrations, to private chef’s dinners in your own home. Trust Cyclone Anaya's Catering Team to help you host your picture perfect event!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Cyclone Anaya's can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (866) 945-4815

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