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Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe

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(22 Reviews)

1511 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77009

(713) 426-4420

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Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
4
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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Hours
Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (713) 426-4425

Fax Number: (713) 426-4425

Fax: (713) 426-4425

Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Central Houston, Greater Heights
Categories
Mexican Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, Mexican, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Reviews

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Karen E.

11/15/2016

Overall
Atmosphere
Food
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Love this place!!!!! Food is best Mexican in town. If you leave here hungry it's your own fault. YUMMY MARGARITAS!!!!!

johnblue2007

10/09/2011

Overall
Service is trouble

The wait staff is untrained and very unprofessional.. My party waited 20 minutes before taking our drink and food order.. Will never spend another dime in this establishment.

houstoninnerlooper

06/12/2011

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Overall
We love to eat lunch here...

We like the ""build-a-meal"". You can ask for charro beans instead of refried. Also, great green sauce!

melissas2cents

12/07/2010

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Overall
not bad for a neighborhood eatery

table of 4 on dec 4th, 2010.

the pro's: real good fajita nacho's, snapper veracruz & guac. very good prices.

cons:
waiter's english wasnt his 1st language & his service was a tad slow.
the red & green sauce [served w/tortilla chips] -had a weird taste & chips were stale.

went again december 2011---real good..everything! woohoo!
on the wedsite, i read about & tried their house special~a cocktail called, the 3 witches~merlot, orange vodka~~not sure waiter understood so, what i got tasted like a weak sangria.
we asked for a don julio frozen & on the rocks marg~~this cocktail had both its good & bad side~~for the price, it was a very good pour~~lots of julio~~but, 'almost' too much~~on the edge of not being tasty enuff 2 drink.

unless, i lived in the neighborhood i wouldnt go again.

coffeebeanjunkie

07/02/2010

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Overall
Bueno stuff

I've eaten their food many times over the past few years but i've only actually been in the restaurant once. For most events that we have at my job my boss orders food from Teotihuacan. We are never disappointed. Everything tastes really great! The corn tortillas are especially impressive being hand made. I can eat them by themselves and I have a hard enough time eating a corn tortilla with something in it (I prefer flour.) The fajitas are always tasty and I love the beans. Now, I love guacamole but I'm not crazy about there's. For my taste there is too much Jalapeno in the mix. I prefer my guacamole to be little to no spicy. But that's me. Lately the rice has been a little bit on the dried out side but still better than the rice I cook at home.

KitchenInc

03/21/2010

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Overall
Solid Texmex with a slice of Heights culture

It is a beautiful Sunday afternoon and you must feed your family of 8 with authentic, home-cooked and satiating food. The menu must be diverse to please everyone, toddlers and sophisticated palates of 20 somethings alike. Your budget? $20. You have only one answer: an authentic and consistently satisfying Tex-Mex, erring on the side of Mex, eatery tucked away on airline drive.
Okay, perhaps this is an exaggeration but you get my point. Tex Mex, not a difficult cuisine to master at home, is all about pleasing a diverse group with consistently good, traditional and inexpensive dishes. Teotihuacan shines in each of these areas.
Particulary alluring are the breakfast plates. Choices range from porkchops to chilaquiles and are served with sides of a tamales and unlimited corn tortillas guaranteed to be straight off the comal, all for unerring $7.
Weekday dinner specials are just as inviting, particularly during happy hour when even a premium tequila margarita can be enjoyed for a just few dollars..
While neither the food, prices or ambiance are *particularly* special, somehow they come together to create a restaurant that is quick to become anyone's favorite Tex-Mex joint. Chips fresh, salsas flavorful, servers joyful, servings plentiful, you just kinda have to love this place. You even love it on an early Sunday afternoon when it is wall-to-wall packed with families lapping up Mexican plates like cattle, young wild ""calves"" running and screaming freely about the patio. The superb food draws in a crowd as diverse and colorful as the culture that inspires the cuisine; neither language nor affluence can divide the crowd that comes together in their love of great Texmex . Hands down Teotihuacan is the best value for money that you'll be able to find in the city.

sandypat81

09/16/2009

Overall
Yummy For My Tummy

Real good food! I had them cater and they provided a good amount of food to feed my guests twice !

colt45

05/04/2009

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Overall
Love it

Not the best mexican food in Houston. But for some reason it might be my favorite restaurant. Perhaps the service isn't perfect. But it's OK every time. The same for the food. Not the best, but it's pretty good every time. These guys are super consistant. Love this place!
I think Thursday is cheap margarita day. Go then.

houstonuser1

12/29/2008

Overall
food and service is always gre...

food and service is always gread! its my fave place to eat.. if only the restaurant was bigger...

smpickens

09/23/2008

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Overall
Great food and smooth ritas!!!

I just love, love this place. I've become a regular here. And so have my friends and family, that I've taken there with me. I'm from the Heights and this place is by far my favorite for fresh mexican and good ritas!!! Prices are great. And it has a great patio you get a good breez even when it's hot out. But don't tell to many, it's a hidden gem try and keep it that way.

jodyrigdon

09/12/2008

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Overall
Tasty and reasonably priced with great Mexican seafood dishes.

My boyfriend and I went there today for the first time after receiving the recommendation from a friend. I love shrimp en brochette, and I heard the shrimp caliente was very good there. We were not disappointed. The chips and smoky red salsa were wonderful, but the verde was my favorite. The queso with fajita meat was nice and peppery. I also enjoyed a Senorita Margarita at the recommendation of my waiter, but the shrimp caliente was to die for. Sauteed in garlic, peppers, butter and wine and served with a side of guacamole salad and tortillas, this dish was one of my absolute favorites - it was also reasonably priced. I highly recommend this restaurant.

coog78

07/18/2008

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Overall
Wow, possibly a new favorite!

I've been here several times and always appreciate the food at great prices. But this past time, the food was especially awesome. Any fajita entree (there are many to choose from) is a winner. The margaritas are huge and though a second would have made the night zip right along, I safely stopped at one. This is quickly becoming an outer Heights institution, so please don't go here, stay away!

n_g

05/15/2008

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Overall
Great Mexican Restaurant

Casual Mexican restaurant great for families. Tastey food and the Perfect Margarita (with a splash of Patron) compliments any dish you choose from their menu. The grill (comal) is the best way to go for 2+. Highly recommend it.

nicki13

11/24/2007

Overall
Very Good Food

Great family neighborhood mexican restuarant. Be prepared to wait at lunch time as they are always very busy -- it is worth the wait. Food is always fresh and delicious. Great lunch specials with great service.

imbiber

10/03/2006

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Overall
weak drinks

met a friend there for happy hour because the margaritas were only 99 cents on the rocks and $1.99 for frozen. While they tasted ok, they were very weak. I only had chips and queso to go with it but could barely feel any effect from alcohol after three drinks! Typically, three margaritas from anywhere else would have me looped. Guess you get what you pay for.

BTW, sitting on the patio was no big deal because the breeze didn't even go through there.

I will give this place another try. Will sit indoors and eat the food so as to rate it. Hope the food is better than the watered-down drinks.

jhender31

08/25/2006

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Overall
You should really try this place

Awesome authentic Mexican food. Great prices. My wife and I meet there for lunch very often as it is a good middle location between our jobs. I frequently crave this place because it is so good. The beef fajita burrito is excellent with melted cheese and gravy oozing off it. The beef is wonderful. Way more than you would expect for the small price tag on these delicious items. Great lunch specials for 5 bucks are also a daily feature. I could not come up with anythinig negative to share, apparently niether could anyone else(at the time of this writing).
Service is generally prompt and polite, as it is with many Mexican restaurants.

mzkennad

07/10/2006

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Overall
Best Fajita caterer

I haven't visited the restaurant but will do especially after reading the reviews posted. Actually, I never heard of this place until our department catered a beef and chicken fajitas luncheon. The fajitas came with all the trimmings and I especially love the the homemade tortillas. The food quality was excellent especially being delivered to our location. Overall, the food was super and I plan to use the caterer for my own personal entertainment.

maccaqui

06/07/2006

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Overall
Excellent!

I almost hate saying anything about this place because I love it and don't want it to get too crowded! But, that being said, it is great!! The food is awesome. The corn tortillas (and I normally hate corn tortillas) are to die for as is the queso.

chuckies

10/21/2005

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Overall
Awesome Mexican Food!!!

Always great Mexican food served at Teotihuacán. They serve 2 different types of salsa for chips and are both highly additive. Their daily Lunch specials are the best value in town. Where else can you get a rib eye or 1/2 chicken plus all the works for 6.99 - 7.99? Never a disappointment when I visit this hideaway.