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34

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Operational for more than 20 years, La Mexicana Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant. Its menu features regional specialties, including fajitas, handmade tamales, enchiladas, tacos and traditional Mexican combination platters. Its menu also includes chicken breast, cheese enchiladas, grilled shrimp, shredded beef and diced pork. Additionally, it offers a variety of seafood dishes that include halibut, shrimp, tilapia and cod. La Mexicana Restaurant offers a range of desserts and beverages that includes ice cream, custard, cheesecakes, pastries, coffee, tea and soft drinks. The restaurant chain also provides catering services for various events, such as wedding receptions, anniversaries, meetings, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners and seminars. La Mexicana Restaurant is located in Houston.
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Phone: (713) 523-5734

Fax: (713) 523-5734

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Neighborhoods:
Central Houston, Neartown - Montrose
Categories:
Mexican Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Mexican & Latin American Grocery Stores, Latin American Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, Mexican, Latin American, Omelets

Alcohol: Full Bar

Good For Family: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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fox53

Posted: 8/13/2011

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Overall
Best tacos in town

Best tacos in town. Carne guisada tacos is a must. I like the ambiance. Other than that, the rest of the menu is kind of expensive and don't expect too much from the service which is average or maybe lower than that.

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jacobpieterz

Posted: 12/1/2010

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Great Family Owned Restaurant

Me and my wife really like this Mexicana Restaurant. Well mannered staff and on top of all great food with some authentic touch.

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sljsbh

Posted: 11/25/2010

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Terrific Mexican Restaurant

Wonderful family owns this neighborhood restaurant. I remember 25+ years ago when it was a convenience store with a steam table. Authentic touch is still there. You can sit outside under the palapa and sip your margarita. My favorites: caldo de res margaritas queso flameada menudo on the weekends - the best in all Houston.

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houalfonso

Posted: 4/11/2010

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Arrogant manager, bad service and average food

A friend of mine asked me to have dinner at this place that was supposed to be good. BIG DISAPOINTMENT. The service was nonchalant, not client oriented at all. My friend asked for a burrito al pastor topped with chile con queso. We got extra charged one dollar for rice, one dollar for the meat and $4.25 for the chile con queso. So this mediocre plate coasted $15.50! I asked to talk to the manager just to ask him how come they charge that much for a chile con queso topping and he said it's because they pour a full portion of chile con queso. I don't really think so and if this was the case, certainly is not a fair or smart way to charge for an extra. The manager said that this restaurant is his family, but his way to treat us was not friendly and certainly so arrogant they think they can afford to lose potential customers. This shows lack of professionalism and poor perspective to appreciate the clientele.
If you decide to go anyway beware of the extra charges, they may charge you for smelling what's being cooked at the kitchen. You can get better food, better prices and better services at any taqueria in town. I won't be surprised if they close anytime soon.

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howdyhouston

Posted: 1/23/2009

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Overall
Delicious food!

The service is average, and the food is very good! I always order the fidello and it is a very good portion, and it is very tasty! They have a nice outside area as well. The breakfast is very good as well.

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MarkGourmet

Posted: 9/6/2008

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Very rude and arrogant owners.

This place is sooo bad. I know good food and good service. I also, unfortunately, know bad. The cashier is very rude, and they seem to rest upon their reputation. I think the grand-daughter of the place is the one who told me I was lucky to enjoy their cousine. I will never be back. Never.

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chefescoffier

Posted: 8/24/2008

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Where the Mexican Consulate's staff celebrates birthdays

Very clean, festive, attentive service, large portions of great Mexican food at a very good price. I have seen this place frequented by working class Mexican families to nostalgic Mexican millionaires. Everything from chicharonnes to chile relleno. Really good food and nice folks.

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jenny4pres

Posted: 8/20/2008

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Not what it used to be

I've been going to La Mexicana for over 10 years and the food was always delcious and the staff always very gracious. However the last 2 times has made me want to avoid this place. It saddens me because I remember the days I would go with my family and have such a wonderful time. The fajita meat, especially for the tacos is awful, there was more fat and actually meat! I asked the waiter to change it for other tacos and he grunted something and came back with even greasier.

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kattywhompas

Posted: 6/5/2008

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The best chicken tortilla soup I've ever had

I visit La Mexicana once or twice a month just to have their chicken tortilla soup. It's the best I have ever had. The guacamole is also excellent. The bartender that is always there isn't very friendly, but the food more than compensates for that.

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powk

Posted: 2/8/2008

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Avoid at all Costs

It is almost impossible to believe that in a town with so many fantastic Mexican food restaurants that La Mexicana is still even in business. This was possibly the most disgusting Mexican food I have ever had the displeasure of encountering. I agree with the other reviewers who commented on the blandness of the food. Taco Cabana and frozen Mexican TV dinners have this place beat. Overpriced food and surly wait staff don't help matters either. Yuck!

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