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Spanish Village

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4720 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 77004
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(713) 523-2861
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Allison of Chro.com says this place is one of the top 100 restaurants in Houston. I can totally agree! It serves the standard Tex-Mex that they started in H-town from the 1970's t...

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My girlfriend and I stopped in, thinking it would be a great place to have a couple of Margaritas and some appetizers. After all, this place is a major dive...the kinda place you'...

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/15/2012

A definite 5! The server took great care to ensure that my lunch was prepared the way that I like it to be prepared. *bubbling enchiladas! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/12/2012

I always love this place. It's not perfect but nothing is! I can't say anything bad about it. I have been coming here for over 30 years & I will keep coming Best margaritas in town. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/12/2012

Angelica is fabulous. Margaritas are the best in town - we've been coming for 20+ years. Only improvements would be the bathrooms. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/9/2012

We always enjoy the food. Excellent margarita! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/1/2012

Arturo is the best waiter ever. He's very courteous, polite, and generous. He makes sure you are taken care of while you are dining. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/26/2012

We love it. Everything is always great! Food is always excellent. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/17/2012

I've been comeing here since I was a little girl and I always enjoy the cheese enchiladas. The candy with the strawberry is always a nice treat. Keep up the wonderful service and atmosphere. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/20/2012

Allison of Chro.com says this place is one of the top 100 restaurants in Houston. I can totally agree! It serves the standard Tex-Mex that they started in H-town from the 1970's through now....Salsa is a bit hot & the hood it's in is a bit dark. But the service & food make you forget that.............. more

Great Tex-Mex- for real. 7/13/2011

People either love or hate this place. Most of us that love it have been coming here for a while and understand and appreciate real tex-mex and real people.\r \r The place has great owners, wait staff, food and margharitas. The customers are diverse and freindly.\r \r The chicken enchilladas with ranchero sauce (you have to ask for ranchero) are fantastic.\r \r It takes years to get bored with the menu (even reading it is fun). more

Best Mexican Food & Margs 11/19/2008

I sure am glad I didn't listen to some of the previous reviews because my sister and I ate at Spanish Village today and both LOVED it! Great food, great margaritas, cozy atmosphere. The waitress and manager were super and even chased us down in the parking lot to give my sister her cell phone back that she had left on the table. Mexican food is our favorite food and we will definitely be back to Spanish Village sometime very soon! Pros: Great food, margs, close to Medical Center & Museums more

Save your money and go to Taco Cabana.... 9/1/2008

My girlfriend and I stopped in, thinking it would be a great place to have a couple of Margaritas and some appetizers. After all, this place is a major dive...the kinda place you'd expect to do this. However...\r \r \r In order to avoid the dreaded ""split plate"" charge, and the fact you're not allowed to have a margarita unless you purchase an entree, we ended up ordering 2 plates...way more food than we wanted...and more money than we wanted to spend.\r \r \r Food wasn't terrible, and not as expensive as the high-end Tex-Mex places, but the food wasn't really worth the prices they were charging. You'll get similar food at Taco Cabana...and MUCH better prices.\r \r \r Then there's the alcohol thing. Margaritas sucked, and cost $6.50 EACH!!! We both had one...thinking they MUST be awesome! Wrong. And since the Margarita's were done by the time the food came (which arrived pretty quick), we ordered a beer...$4.50 for 12 ounce cans of Bud and Lite. \r \r \r Funny menu notes:\r \r \r Pitcher of Margaritas: $65\r Appetizer: Shredded Cheese: $3.00\r \r \r lol\r \r \r Waitress wasn't bad, until we sat there like idiots waiting FORVER after she gave me the check, and I stuck my credit card in the little holder so she'd see it. Finally we realized you're supposed to pay at the counter by the front door. She could have mentioned that to us. lol\r \r \r The Taco Cabana reference might sound silly, but I can't think of a better way to make my point. Taco Cabana is a ""fast food"" place, but the food is better than Spanish Village, their Margaritas are better than Spanish Village, Rita's and beer are WAY cheaper than Spanish Village, Taco Cabana is nicer, there's no issues with service at Taco Cabana, salsa is way better than Spanish Village's...and you actually have a big selection of them at Taco Cabana, you can order any darn thing you want at Taco Cabana, and we would have saved about $35 if we had ordered the same items at Taco Cabana.\r \r \r We won't be going back to Spanish Village. ;) Pros: Food didn't make me sick. My car didn't get broken into in the parking lot. Cons: Waste of money. Not a place to drink. Uncomfortable atmosphere. more

Horrible customer service, bad policies, manager scolded us on our way out the door. Never go here! 4/17/2008

My girlfriend & I stopped in for a quick bite, because she had heard from her husband that he & his family had been regulars for years. We had left an event at the Parador where we were served appetizers, but wanted to enjoy a little more to eat and have a few minutes of conversation. We had to wait 10 minutes after receiving water at our table to order. When we finally ordered an enchillada plate to share the waitress told us there would be a split plate charge. Which we said would be fine, saving us the trouble of splitting the meal ourselves. She then explained that it would actually be an ""extra Plate Charge."" She said they would not split the meal, but actually charge us to bring an extra plate. UNBELIEVABLE! What kind of restaurant charges its customers to bring an extra plate to the table. I understand they want the revenue from every person ordering a full meal. But, is that the way to do it? Because of the way we were treated, we would never return there & give them our future business or that of our families. Who knows how much future revenue they lost out on because of this crazy policy?\r The waitress then told us we could order something else that came with an extra plate & avoid the charge. We decided to order queso with our enchilada meal. We were then told we could not do that. \r After asking to speak with a manager & noone coming to our table, we decided to have dinner elsewhere. \r As we were leaving a man at the counter (presumably the manager or owner) asked the waitress why we were leaving. And just as we made our way to the door he said ""Next time bring your appetites with you, Ladies."" Next time??? After that experience, do you think there would EVER be a next time? Absolutely not. \r If you are interested in a restaurant with good food, good service and a pleasant atmosphere- STAY AWAY from SPANISH VILLAGE! It is awful. After 5 years as a server, I can honestly say, I have never seen such horrible treatment to customers. I will never go back! Cons: customer service, horrible policies, parking more

Great food, Okay ambiance, Interesting client base 11/9/2007

I live about a 5 minute walk from spanish village down almeda, and have been there 3 times.\r \r What my wife and i suspected the first time, we have now found to be true - this place serves a very regular, very upper-class customer base.\r \r The area is a poorer african american area, yet somehow on friday nights, the parking lot is filled with cars ranging from lexus, to mercedes and porsches, and the place is filled with well dressed white people???. I think this is because spanish village has been there for over 50 years, and has many of the same customers (the managers/help says hi - by name- to almost every customer that comes in). I think this is somehow the cause for the strict alcohol policy about not being able to order drinks only. Their margaritas are great, but also fairly pricey, if i remember right, a pitcher was $55!!! The place itself is on the more expensive end for mexican food ($10+ for enchilada plates)\r \r I'd go to this place if you are in the mood for more authentic tex mex, and a quieter, more relaxed restaurant experience. My wife and I are in our 20's, and probably prefer a place with a little more of a night life or fun atmosphere. If the drinking rules were more laxed, we would definitely be more frequent patrons, but we like to have margaritas :). Also, contrary to what you would expect, the service is rather mediocre.\r \r I occasionally order takeout when I'm in the mood for their enchiladas con juevos which are absolutely fantastic (I highly recommend the cheese enchiladas) Pros: Great Food (Cheese Enchiladas esp.), Great Margaritas Cons: Not a 'fun' mexican restaurant, literally no happy hours, kind of pricey, mediocre service more

Bad food! Bad service! Bad interior! 9/28/2007

Terrible food, rude staff and shabby interior. Place needs to fade into Houston history. Bulldoze the building and build a Taco Bell. This place is disgusting in everyway! Pros: Could not find any! Cons: Everthing!!! more

Bad Food & Bad Attitude 9/16/2007

Rude staff!! Horrible food!! I should have stayed home and had a frozen mexican dinner. Floor and tabletops were NOT clean!!! What is up with the fridge in the dinning room? Will the fridge not fit in the kitchen because of all the animal traps (cat cages)? Pros: #1Homeless men can watch your car. Cons: Homeless men will break into your car. more

Half price for leftovers 9/14/2007

The cook must have scraped it off the dirty floor. Maybe it was leftovers from another customer?s plate? This is the most repulsive food in town. Great for people with no teeth.... food has already been chewed! Pros: Do not need teeth to enjoy. Cons: So many... so little time more

GREAT!! Weightloss system! 9/14/2007

The disgusting food goes right thru you! I am sure I did not absorb any of the calories and may have passed my breakfast! Thanks Spanish Village!!! more

At your own risk! 9/13/2007

The neighborhood is up and coming but the food is down right awful! Food was flavorless and poorly presented! At first, I thought the waitress brought me a potpie. I have never been served beans with a hard crust. My enchiladas looked more like chopped hash. I have eaten better at a homeless shelter!! The owner needs to clean the windows and put some money into updating everything. Pros: Nice Waitress Cons: Waitress will soon need to find a new place of work. more

Why me? What have I ever done to u? 9/13/2007

Please have all my mail forwarded to my bathroom, I can not leave here!\r I was in a large party and the dissapointment started when they brought the queso. I am sorry I mean goverment cheese. It reminds me of the food the serve in prison movies. I am sure they have a Mexican food night there. Ole!\r They got our orders wrong, it was funny look'n, is there supposed to be celery in enchilladas now? and the smell...oh for the love of baby Jesus what is that smell......\r \r Run don't walk to another restaurant! more

Holy Guaca-moley! 9/13/2007

Oh how my tummy churns and burns! I am simply amazed this place is able to operate on a daily basis? I am even more amazed they have been around so many years. There is a dead animal smell in the street lofting from the restaurant......I love a good mystery but not when it comes to the contents of my entree!\r \r Back to the restroom I go..... more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Outside, it's festively bedecked in Christmas lights year-round. Inside, this colorful, rough-around-the-edges old-timer features broken-tile tables, which were a fixture long...

  • 8/22/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Sunday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 09:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    South Central, Binz

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