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Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown, Houston, TX

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown

4.6
4.6
108 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. Along 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

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 520-6969

  • 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 will 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!

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / Montrose

  • Cross street

    Bagby St

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking is available.

  • Additional

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

What 108 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. RT

    RobynT

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Waiter spilled two of our six meals on the floor right next to our table, so we had to wait for 2 to be remade. They swept up the mess but didn't actually clean the floor so it was slippery and messy. Also, no compensation for the hassle. They were out of the egg rolls, which likely means they are just frozen, disappointing. Also, the menu has changed and the prices have gone up significantly. One person ordered the crab nachos and without asking, he brought the full order so they could charge the higher price, she took them home. The waiter kept touching his hair (GROSS!) and telling ridiculous stories we didn't need to know. Then they "forgot" to add pre-set gratuity to our party of 6 so the waiter made sure I knew that and then stood over me while I filled out the receipts. Really poor experience, especially since I brought several people who just had a very unsettling first time experience.
  2. MR

    MrsRob

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to come here. Fast service during the lunch hour
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was extremely slow.
  4. t

    themichaelf

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It appeared to be understaffed so we were served by the manager on duty. He was very nice and helpful. The food took a little longer than usual but the expectations were set up front by the manager so we knew what to expect. Everyone enjoyed the meals they ordered. Everything tasted great and the service, though stretched thin, were friendly and helpful.
  5. SK

    ShawnK

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fajitas were good. The service was excellent. We loved our waiter. he was attentive and nice.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a busy night for the Astros game and they were great!
  7. TL

    TLee

    Houston

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Restaurant was hot. A/C is broken. The manager said “it’s an old building and things are breaking down”. That didn’t make us more comfortable. The ice in our drinks was melting so fast because it was so warm in the building. The service was so slow I had to go put more money in the parking meter. I originally put enough for two hours.
  8. TG

    TrishaG

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and huge portions. The cocktails were tasty and our server was too, too cute.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Service was great even thought there were issues with the wrong food, they corrected it promptly with a smile.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday was great.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was really slow and food was cold
  12. HF

    HouFoodie

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had to leave. We waited for about 10 minutes at the table with no one acknowledging us. No chips and salsa no water no drinks nothing. We waited for 20 minutes at the front without anyone acknowledging us being there along with 5 other parties. This was 20 minutes of waiting after the reservation time. We looked around and nobody had any food. The entire time we were there. Another table that was sat before us also had no food drinks or water. It was terrible. We decided to leave at that point.
  13. JM

    JayMotto

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    We arrived with reservations. We were seated and told our server would be right over. 15 min later, no server. As we waited 4 other tables were seated. All were given chips, salsa and water. Servers continued to pass our table. Then they started taking the other tables orders and my patience ran out. I flagged down the host and let them know we had still not been served. After about 10 more minutes our server came and asked what we wanted to drink. She never introduced herself and seemed frustrated. We ordered drinks and she left. After another 10-15 min a server passed by and must have saw we were very bothered. He asked had we been helped. We let him know we had ordered drinks but our server never came to take it food order. He was able to take our food order and provided us with water as well. Our original server finally brought our drinks which were supposed to be frozen margaritas. They were almost completely melted which tells me they had been sitting for a while. The food order was messed up as the person with me let the server know he was allergic to onions yet his food was covered with onions. I must say I was extremely disappointed with my experience because I had really hyped up this place to my friend. The service was the worst I’ve had in many years. There were no apologies for the long wait times and the entire experience made me rethink whether this is someplace I would return. I really hope this was not common.
  14. LB

    LaurenB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Sitting outside for lunch was awful. We were harassed by several homeless people and there was broken glass on the sidewalk that pedestrians kept tripping over. Would not recommend outdoor seating.
  15. B

    Bonnie

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Happy hour foods were tiny; we’d have been better off ordering meals. Best thing was the ceviche. Drinks were good too.
  16. MD

    MarcD

    Houston

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great energetic waiter. Food was delicious and we had an overall good experience.
  17. J

    Jackie

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Will for sure return to this location.
  18. TD

    TameekaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite location for a number of reasons. Excellent host who is very informative and helpful. Thanks Jose!! Excellent happy hour deals. I am happy we were able to catch it. The drinks were strong and well mixed and the food was hot and fast. We hosted a IG/Facebook live session on the patio and the staff was so amazing with making sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for showing excellent service during such hard times.
  19. PP

    PrestonP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Right off the bat, our drinks come out wrong (frozen instead of rocks, wrong tequila in another). Also found a long hair in my drink. Then, my enchiladas come out and literally all that’s in them is meat, with a splash of read sauce on the top. I ask our waitress if there’s supposed to be cheese on it, and she visibly lies and says oh it’s inside then walks off. No cheese obviously it comes on top. Then i had to argue with the manager to just get 1 of my drinks comp’d for all of this. Keep in mind we waited an extra 25 min for my new meal. Don’t go here!
  20. BR

    BarbaraR

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    My Carne Asada was horrible over salted. I told the waiter, he said that is how they season it. He did not offer an alternative meal, or how to make it right. So dissatisfied and disappointment.
  21. KJ

    KrysJ

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Happy Hour with friends. The mango margarita was perfection and the queso is exquisite. Great spot for an evening with the girls!
  22. BR

    BRIZZICKW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waiter was awesome with his service. Courtesy, professional and quick with our order.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They were out of brisket and we weren’t made aware of that until about 10-15 mins after placing our order. 3/6 adults ordered entrees with brisket, so it was a bit unfortunate. Seems like that big of a menu item would’ve been covered in pre-shift. There was no crowd, so it wasn’t a matter of running out (that day.) Otherwise, it was fine.
  24. JE

    JECJ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good tex-mex food, amazing margaritas, and really good chips and salsa as well. Staff was friendly and willing to change the TV channel to watch our preferred sporting event
  25. b

    bfpop

    Houston

    25 reviews

    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Before I elaborate, let me send a shout out to the manager and our waitress, both of whom did their best to overcome the shortcomings. Visiting here for a birthday celebration, my wife requested her favorite dish from Cyclone Anaya: Enchilda Suizas. For a couple decades, this has been her absolute favorite version anywhere. However, sad to say, they have discontinued the dish. But the kitchen staff told our waitress they could make it anyway. WRONG. It was No Where close. What used to be a wonderful sauce of poblano peppers and sour cream, was now reduced to a tasteless chardonnay sauce over a plain chicken enchilada. To make matters worse, she found a nearly two inch long BONE in it. I, on the other hand, ordered the salmon Jalisco. OMG. What I got was a well done piece of salmon covered in what generously could be described as an open can of Campbell's Golden Mushroom soup poured over it. Who is cooking back there? A third grader????? And now lets talk about our first disappointments. Three of us ordered top shelf margaritas of different varieties. We were all trying not to say anything, but we all were thinking it: These were so tart they were barely drinkable. We finally brought it to the waitress's attention. She talked to the "bartender", who said that might be because she was out of simple syrup, so thought we wouldn't notice. Closing my eyes, taking a deep breath. Okaaayy. Can you MAKE some? The manager himself actually remade the drinks and delivered them. Ten times better. So, after being a fan of Cyclone Anaya's for literally decades, we will never set foot in there again. So sad.
  26. AA

    AshleyA

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great service for my bachelorette party dinner! My girls and I enjoyed our food and loved the upbeat environment! Our server was phenomenal and enthusiastically engaged with us all.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Tables were a little too close to each other. My chair kept getting bumped by the waitresses trying to get through. They allow you to choose to wear a mask or not at this time but I do wish the tables were spread out a little better. Overall, food was great and the service was good.
  28. MB

    MarquiciaB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for brunch for my friend’s birthday and it was very nice, the food was great!
  29. L

    Lexi

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Waiter and staff was very nice, but a little slow for certain things. Food wasn’t bad but was pretty basic and I don’t think it’s really worth the price. I’ve tried a few things here and it’s always just average not bad but not exceptional. Charro beans tasted exactly like a can of bushes ranch style beans. Probably won’t go back unless invited by friends .
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect today, food, drinks, price, everything

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on April 5, 2021So happy to hear you had a perfect day! We hope to see you again soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our reservation was canceled 20 minutes before our arrival time due to the restaurant closing early.
  32. JM

    JordanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both exceptional! I had the crab omelette and it was perfect! Stormi was our server - she was fun yet professional! This was my first visit and I left satisfied!

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on February 3, 2021Jordan, we are so happy to hear the positive feedback! Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. Hope you have an amazing day and we'll pass along your note to Stormi.

  33. JC

    JudeC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The margatitas were good and so was the food. Excellent customer service.

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on February 1, 2021Thanks Jude, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  34. LC

    LaCarlyiaM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice hangout spot. I love coming here. Food & drinks are always bomb!

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on January 25, 2021Thanks for the 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon.

  35. r

    rodneyf

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great evening with good friends. The service was very attentive.

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on January 25, 2021Thanks for the 5 star review and the feedback, Rodney. We hope to see you again soon.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall good experiencce

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on January 22, 2021Wonderful to hear, we hope to see you again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed outdoor seating

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on January 22, 2021Wonderful to hear, we hope to see you again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Wait staff were lost. Even at 50% capacity the restaurant was obnoxiously loud.

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on January 11, 2021Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are always looking for opportunities to improve and your experience with us did not sound like it met our expectations. If possible, we would love to discuss it further with you. Can you provide us with an email address or phone number we can use to contact you directly? If so, please send your contact info to cdesselle@cycloneanaya

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I sat there for 30 mins and no one came to greet me. I left

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on January 11, 2021Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are always looking for opportunities to improve and your dining experience does not sound like it met our expectations. If possible, we would love to discuss it further with you. Can you provide us with an email address or phone number we can use to contact you directly? If so, please send your contact info to cdesselle@cycloneanaya

  40. A

    Amaleesto

    East Texas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We made a last minute reservation on new years eve and expected it to be super busy and to capacity. We arrived and were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too crazy! The service started out great and was very efficient but after the entrees were brought, our waitress did not return for almost 30 minutes. We had to alert the hostess to find someone to refill our drinks. A couple was sat at a table beside us in that time and were never even greeted in that 30 minute time block. They ended up leaving. We were going to order dessert but didn't want to stay for it. The food was really good so we were sad that the service was not. I'm not sure if they were just understaffed for the holiday hours or what was going on, but it wasn't a great, or even good, experience. Maybe one of their other locations has better management that can better control the service aspect. We probably won't try this one again.

    Cyclone Anaya's - MidtownResponded on January 11, 2021Thanks so much for dining with us and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. While we appreciate the positive review, we are always looking for opportunities to improve and your dining experience does not sound like it met our expectations. If possible, we would love to discuss it further with you. Can you provide us with an email address or phone number we can use to contact you directly? If so, please send your contact info to cdesselle@cycloneanaya

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 - Midtown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 520-6969.

Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 108 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 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Cyclone Anaya's - Midtown

309 Gray St., Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bagby St

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / Montrose

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex, Mexican, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking is available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (713) 520-6969

  • Catering

    Host your event at one of our beautiful restaurants or, at a venue of your choosing and we will 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!

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