Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village

4.5
196 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 196 people are saying
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vipPXNB
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great. The food was mediocre and somewhat overpriced. Drinks were decent. The $4 mimosa was an especially good deal.

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. It sounds like your reservation experience may not have lived up to your expectations. I'd love to learn a little bit more if you are willing to share. Would you be willing to contact me directly at cdesselle@cycloneanaya...m so we can speak further about your experience?

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Yvonne
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the food and drinks! A good place for a great margarita!

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! We hope to see you again soon.

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Bigstick
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Always a great time and perfect for a quiet date or family outing.

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I specifically booked this restaurant through Open Table in order to reserve a table for 8 outdoors. I did not want to sit indoors (for covid precautions). I got to the restaurant, and they said that they don’t have tables for 8 on the patio, and that the only option would be to sit indoors. A very disappointing experience with Open Table, as I would have definitely chosen a different restaurant had I known I would be seated indoors at this one.

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We are always seeking to improve and it sounds like your reservation experience may not have lived up to your expectations. I'd love to learn a little bit more if you are willing to share. Would you be willing to contact me directly at cdesselle@cycloneanaya...m so we can speak further about your experience?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service a little warm inside but overall good

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. Hope you have an amazing day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. Come back and see us again soon!

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GeorgetteL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Friendly staff. I go there often.

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village
Responded on January 11, 2021

Georgette, Thanks for the wonderful review! We hope you will join us again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Disappointed in the service. We were just about the only group dining in the restaurant and we were definitely neglected. Took 15 minutes to get a beer, our order was cold and wrong. I expected a lot more for the price we paid.

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KeyT
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I love the look and location. It was somewhat energetic, but fairly quiet for a Saturday. The service was pretty good and the waiter was polite. The overall taste of the food was just a disappointment. Great drinks!

Cyclone Anaya's - Rice Village
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you, ma'am! And thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Someone will be in touch with you soon.

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ChanelT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My close friend and I decided to go get a bite to eat and they had a good happy hour selection

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vipMegE
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience sitting outside on the patio. Food was great!

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Rosannad
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with great service

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EvelynO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since quarantine & everything was great - service, got a table quick, food was amazing, margarita was good ... overall everything was great !

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AnneRan
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic weather was perfect for outdoor dining and our waiter was great with recommendation and letting us enjoy our time. First time there but it was a great recommendation by our hotel

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Sparty
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great brunch location. next to shopping and great area of town

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JasW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was very crowded on a weekday evening. Tables on the patio should be spaced out more or at least seat people a table apart.

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vipAnthony
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for me and my boyfriend during his birthday. Delicious food and great customer service. Also free desert. The flan is also good

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vipchularanch
Houston
192 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Margaritas were a little weak though.

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Frizzles
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

They worked to accommodate my food allergies (no corn or tomatoes) which I really appreciated. The food was good but I would like to try other dishes on another visit. The lobster tacos had lots of lobster but were dry since I had to request no salsa. Beans and rice were good as was the margarita. And service was excellent.

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Dora
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good social distancing. Sat in patio area. Great ambiance! Good service and food. Would highly recommend.

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BillM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for the Houston food festival and we’re not disappointed with the prefix menus. Lovely food

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amandak
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was decent but completely over priced for what we got.

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vipchularanch
Houston
192 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Cyclone Anaya's for lunch during Houston Restaurant Weeks. Was very pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was and how fast and efficient the service was. I will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent and food was great as always. Awesome dinner.

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vipDorcasS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always order the refried black beans because they are so tasty. I love the smoky adobo salsa too. Mom enjoyed her Mexican chopped salad enough to ask for a second to take home. Dad had the salmon - which was topped with shrimp. He gobbled it down. The staff are always nice and helpful - especially with my mother who walks with assistance.

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vipLeslieK
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the restaurant weeks menu. The crab cake and campenchana were great. The Chicken Jalisco was delicious, chicken was moist and the sauce was a nice addition. The portions were very generous.

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have never been to this Cyclone Anaya's and was pleasantly suprised. The building is brand new and a growing area of Houston. Safe to walk after dining.
We came for Houston Restaurant week menu and weren't disappointed.
The crab cakes were excellent and the sauce with them was nicely spiced.
The Chicken fajatas came out sizzling hot as they should with the perfect amount of grilled onions and peppers. All the usual sides of pico, sour cream, rice and beans.
The alternate Chicken dish was also excellent with a yummy sauce, and veggies.
Dessert of Flan or Tres Leche Cake were amazing and huge!
The biggest disappointment was the house margaritas. Just so so.
You could eat inside distanced or outside on the patio. Given the temps, we chose inside.
Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Slow, inattentive service, wrong order delivered to my wife on our date night.

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GeorgeH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took advantage of the Houston Restaurant Weeks promotion. We ate inside where most people were wearing masks. There were more people outside, and most of them were not wearing masks.

Pretty good TexMex. We'll go there again.

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vipFashiongirl
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice. The food was okay. I've had better. I made reservations and then received a phone call that they didn't have any more tables and OpenTable shouldn't have allowed me to make reservations which wasn't my problem. I don't know if she expected me to turn around when I was already there with my party. It was not professional.

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AnyaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The location has been out of air conditioning for over a week according to staff. However, management has failed to inform patrons or make any alternative cooling solutions. No apology from management. Will not recommend this location until the a/c is repaired.

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vipFayeJ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food. I really appreciated that the tables outside were well-spaced apart for safety. Fo that reason, we will be back!

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ishaf
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

It was very hot where we were sitting. I don’t like that they don’t serve Hennessy. The crab cakes was the best thing they had.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and atmosphere

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ConnorS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food and incredible margaritas. service was excellent as well

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itsmeteresa
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night out.

DB
DagmarB
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cyclone has a great outdoor space away from the street. They do need some misting machines and fans there to adapt it to more guests wanting to sit outside due to Covid.

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vipMaureenH
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, superb service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was nice. We were seated as soon as we walked through the door. Food was delicious.

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 196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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