Cyclone Anaya's - Durham

4.2
148 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 148 People Are Saying
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SharonW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible experience the food was not good and service was mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were fortunate to have a great waiter who made our date night memorable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service on the patio.

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vipLindaR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very clean, quickly seated us. Waiter tried very hard to sell us larger margaritas, despite me telling him I was driving. He brought me one and I left half of it. Chips were different than I remember in the past, not as good. Tamales were amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very poor food quality. Tasted very cheap. From the chips & queso to the fajitas

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JoelH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love authentic texmex, this is your place. Food was awesome and waiter was amazing. 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was magnificent but the food wasn’t the best I’ve ever had! Still try for yourself!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredibly attentive and food was delivered quickly!

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TracyR
Houston
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food
Plus they are on GetUpside which any savings is a plus

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vipJenniferS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my family’s first time having brunch at Cyclone Anaya’s, and we were not disappointed! Our server, Berno was very attentive and patient. The food and drinks exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back!

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KATHYG
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED CYCLONE ANAYA'S DURHAM!! THE STAFF WAS FABULOUS AND TOOK CARE TO MAKE OUR EXPERIENCE FANTASTIC!! WE WILL BE BACK!

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vipbabybear
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the newest Cyclone’s. I can’t wait to go back! The queso is excellent and the enchiladas are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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ZedM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was uncooked it tasted terrible. I would not recommend it to anyone!!!!

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CarolynR
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Reserved a table on patio and when we arrived that was not an option. Went there specifically for the ceviche and the recipe had changed and was not good. Service was very slow and was not a good experience at all.

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vipAngelaE
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We were outside (covid) but the Durham location could do so much more to improve their patio. There were no fans. No nice plants.

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vipDIMITRESEE
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jasmine was excellent

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GavinB
Houston
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and everything from the service to the food was delightful. After trying a few other places in town that bombed... This was a winner. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great! Wait staff excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a good time at Cyclone Anaya’s😁

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RustyK
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, just a little pricey.
Great service, good drinks!
We went at 6pm on a Sunday and was not crowded. It did fill up soon after.

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SamanthaG
Houston
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing !!!! The overall atmosphere was just outstanding ! Definitely going back !!!!

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vipcaranbo
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Now I remember why it’s probably been 10 to 15 years since I’ve been to this restaurant. The margaritas are pretty much awful. Way too sweet and acidic at the same time. Very unusual combination that must be difficult to achieve. The service is uninspired to say the least. It took probably 15 minutes just to get our round of drinks. The waiter had to be summoned to refill our water glasses. The food is decent but there are so many other good options around that are less expensive. I guess in 15 years I’ll go back again just to be reminded how meh this place is.

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GuyS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, dependable service and friendly staff make for a great experience every time.

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 28 April 2021

Hi there, thanks for the visit and for taking a moment to rate us. We love to hear it & will share it with the team!

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Angielr80
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place!

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Mechie
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very friendly and helpful service. The valet, server, and entire staff were super sweet and kind! Best hospitality in Houston!

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 28 April 2021

Hi there, thanks for the visit and for taking a moment to rate us. We love to hear it & will share it with the team!

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vipbabybear
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved returning to Cyclone's on Durham! I didn't realize how much I missed it until I took my first sip of my margarita, dipped into their awesome salsa, took that first bite of my summer special.....We will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus was really friendly great service all around

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks.

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Chan
Houston
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and i love this place! Best place in town for happy hour!!!!

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 13 April 2021

We’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. See you next time!

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vipDL27
Houston
75 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time I've gone for brunch and was very pleased. The mimosa carafes are a fabulous deal and the food was delicious!

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 30 March 2021

That is wonderful feedback, thank you for taking a moment to share it... we hope to see you again soon!

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Scott
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Parking is horrible here. Tiny parking lot and street parking is full. Took us 15 mins to find a parking spot. Food was ok. Very salty. Small portions. The rice and beans looked like it was about 2 tablespoons. Enchiladas were about half the size you get at other places. Service was good. Table side guacamole was good. Chips and salsa are good. Minus the long hair we found in the salsa but they exchanged it out.

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 15 March 2021

Scott, thank you for the feedback... I have shared it with our chef as we are always seeing opportunities for improvement. Thank you for your visit and we hope you'll give us another try soon!

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Denise
Houston
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The restaurant was super busy and there was still a wait even though we had a reservation.
Then, once we were seated we did receive our entree right away but had to wait 30mins for the server to get our order and another 30mins to receive our food.
Our food was not the best, the meat was dry and the enchiladas were cold.

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Lena
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our server Marlena was awesome, she’s very knowledgeable about the menu and very patient. She’s an asset to your establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience2

They gave away our reserved outdoor table. We were not late. Hostess said the group claimed to be my reservation. They did nothing about it. And had no other table outdoor for us.

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hello & Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We apologize for the confusion and I would love to discuss your experience further with you, if possible? 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. c o m

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GeneG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner date with my woman and the food was great. I really come here for the drinks the margaritas are special. Thanks guy.

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 24 February 2021

Gene, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your rating. We hope to see you both again very soon!

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TP77
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was amazing too!

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 12 February 2021

Thanks for your feedback, we hope to see you again soon!

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LaurieL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always...the food was excellent and the service exceptional.
We enjoy eating brunch here as there’s something for everyone. The location is perfect as well easy access off I10. We live in Jersey village off 290 while family is scattered. This is a central location and always a great dining experience. Not to mention it’s a Houston staple

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 25 January 2021

Laurie, you know good Tex-Mex. And, we've been serving it up to Houstonians since 1966! We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon.

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vipJoleenE
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cyclone Anaya’s - Durham has jumped to the top tier of our favorite brunch spots in Houston. The service has always been spectacular, the prices are very reasonable and the meals have all been delicious. Hubby loves the crab omelette. My faves are the carne asada or the breakfast americano. Chips and salsa are wonderful and most breakfasts come with a small side of fresh fruit. Love that you can make a reservation. Crowds are light when they open but sometimes the restaurant is filling up by the time we leave. Highly recommend!

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 25 January 2021

Joleen, you know good Tex-Mex. We are so happy to hear the feedback and appreciate you taking the time to share it with others. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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MonicaJ
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very pleasant experience. It wasn't very crowded, meaning COVID guidelines were being followed. Miguel was very attentive. The food and drinks were awesome.

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham
Responded on 11 January 2021

Monica, thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We appreciate the visit & the review!

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Cyclone Anaya's - Durham does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Cyclone Anaya's - Durham is rated 4.2 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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