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Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest, Houston, TX

Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest

4.3
4.3
128 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
A bright modern Tex-Mex spot serving made from scratch recipes, Penny Mimosas & giant margaritas

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 686-7642

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Lupe Garcia

  • Neighbourhood

    Northwest

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 128 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Tex-Mex

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Very loud. I was ok (just ok) with it but my husband is not a big fan of a crowded atmosphere and the noise made it a bit worse for his anxiety. Price was good, mimosas were delicious, service took a while to attend us but it was a good place to visit for a special occasion.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I enjoyed my first time at this establishment . The atmosphere is beautiful. The service was good and there were many options for food. I would highly recommend trying this place out
  3. S

    Scarabsan

    Houston

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Gamil was excellent at was the food. Well worth a visit
  4. MH

    MonHay

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our wait person and every one was very energetic and took well care of us.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food were amazing.
  6. TB

    TBird

    Houston

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time visitor to Valencia's Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest. Drawn in by Houston Restaurant Weeks participation. Atmosphere was clean and fresh. Very appealing. Great, hot food. Mole Chicken was super. Service was mostly good. Main server provided good recommendations. Service lapsed a bit midway. Had to ask for an iced tea refill and more red sauce. Other workers stepped in to clear dishes from table. Overall, super experience. Will definitely be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I really had high hopes for this spot. The service was very poor. Had to flag down server each time. Drinks ordered that were never brought. Two bowls of pozole each with silverware found in bottom of bowl. Server never came back after food was brought. Had to correct checks for drinks not brought. Very dissatisfied.
  8. J

    Johnson

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Overall great experience. I have been there 2 weeks in a row.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We arrived at 2pm and were told that we had to wait because they were overbooked. After 40mins we were finally seated but service was extremely slow. Great ambiance and drink value; but food is mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the 40min wait with a reservation.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere !
  11. AG

    AaronG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The decor and atmosphere of the restaurant are great. It’s very eye catching and photo worthy. Unfortunately, that’s where it ends. The service was extremely slow and inattentive. The food was subpar. In a city filled with TexMex, you can get better almost anywhere.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was horrible, the food was subpar and even after we had complained about our waiters lack of customer service, the waiter took it upon himself to give himself a 25% tip after we had specifically stated he was not going to receive one. I will NEVER go here again!!
  13. l

    latricial

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    I will start from the beginning I got there at 3:12 my friend was there at 2:45 and we told we had a 30 minute wait and we were denied outside seating by the host, they had one 4 top available inside and outside seating at the time of our arrival needless to say we waited for over 45 minutes with 5 open tables and plenty of seating outside. Next we ordered our drinks all the cups were dirty we also ordered the Queso with ground meat which came out timely however we had no chips or silverware at this point we asked for a manager who came over very friendly she apologized replacing everything and took our food order. Overall the experience was horrible but the food was good. We won’t go back though!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Service was below par to say the least.
  15. ES

    ErinS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! It was amazing food with a great atmosphere!
  16. JD

    JDBfun

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Can’t wait to go back to try something else.
  17. KR

    KaliRaRo

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time here visiting with friends we hadn't seen in a while. Service was attentive and friendly, lots of families with young children like ours so we felt welcome, and really good food and drinks! We will definitely be back.
  18. ES

    EricaS

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Love the food and the $.99 mamosa’s! This has now been added to my “regular spots” list.
  19. f

    fair

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great waitress. We stayed & talked after paying the tab but she continued to fill our water glasses long after normal dining time…thanks
  20. ES

    EricaS

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious! Had breakfast burrito (potato) and hotcakes.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day Brunch. Jefferson our waiter, was great!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch was great! Everyone walked away fat and happy!
  23. J

    Jack

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We’ve been about 5 times. Food is pretty good. My wife loves the ceviche and my son loves the quesadillas. You can always get a table. Inside and outside are also both quite nice. Dog friendly patio.
  24. ML

    MissLyss

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valencia’s is hands down one of the best Tex Mex places in Houston. The tortilla soup, tacos and veggie bowl with chicken added are a few favorites. Service is attentive and the patio is always nice if you want to be outside but still covered and cool!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Some of the food was amazing, but other food was just not good. Service overall was good.
  26. LD

    LauraD

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always, always wonderful!
  27. t

    themichaelf

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table of 8 on the patio and it was a really nice vibe with just the right amount of noise. The food was really tasty and there was something for everyone. We really enjoyed our time there.
  28. JB

    JohnB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is great. Try the enchiladas deluxe.
  29. NL

    NancyL

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wasn’t crowded, only 8 tables filled at 12:45. Only big problem is the parking, spaces very small, they have to share lot with another restaurant so most of the spots must have been filled by other restaurant. Valencia’s’ food good, service good prices a little high. For adding $2.25 for beef over chicken for a taco seems a bit much.
  30. WO

    WiseOwlDiner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just another good TexMex restaurant. Nothing outstanding.
  31. SH

    ShonH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Valencia’s. Not crowed on Valentine’s Day. Food and service were great!
  32. E

    Erica

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a great family experience, we will be regulars
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went on a Friday night around 6:30pm.The food was pretty good. I had the guisada which was just ok. The chips and salsa were good. The chips are thick and crispy. The red salsa has a bit of a chipotle flavor. My husband and son had the beef hard tacos and thoroughly enjoyed them. The waiter was attentive in the beginning but I guess it got busier and he disappeared for a bit. He messed up a few drinks, but it was busy in the restaurant. All in all we would go back just when there are less people.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Have been many times and will continue to come back. Food is outstanding. Have never had anything I didn’t like. Wasn’t busy and service was great!
  35. J

    Jason

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was quite good; service was excellent. Place has a sports bar vibe - very bright and fun. Prices were high - basic combo plates were around $16 and the house margarita was $12.
  36. TH

    TammyH

    Houston

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Valencia is a great new Tex-Mex restaurant in Garden Oaks. The menu provides a fresh twist on traditional Tex-Mex; the ingredients are fresh, and the combinations are palate pleasing. The vast majority of the staff were wearing masks, but a few, including waiter was not. In these days of Omicron, that was off-putting. We will order to-go in the near future.
  37. M

    Molly

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience. I prefer thin chips served warm with salsa . Really enjoyed the brisket quesadilla.
  38. LT

    LTK1

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and really enjoyed our experience. Freddie was very attentive and the food was very good! Will definitely be going back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sppedy service and lots of tv available at the bar to enjoy sports.
  40. AB

    AnnBR

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere & attentive service. Food was 👌

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest using the Order Online button. Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 686-7642.

Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest is rated 4.3 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest

2001 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018-6108

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Northwest

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Lupe Garcia

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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