Cyclone Anaya's

★★★★☆
  • 1710 Durham Dr

    Houston, TX 77007

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  • 713-862-3209

About Cyclone Anaya's

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Although rating a one is too good to be true for this place, I didn't even want to give them that much. \r
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I would first start off by saying that the evening started wonderfully with my entire family attending church, and ended in is

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★★★★★

Although rating a one is too good to be true for this place, I didn't even want to give them that much. \r
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I would first start off by saying that the evening started wonderfully with my entire family attending church, and ended in is

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WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!! Here is a letter I wrote to Corporate :
Hello,
I have been a VERY satisfied customer of Cyclone's for years at the Gray St. location in Houston, TX. I am always pleased with the food, service and overall positive atmosphere of the restaurant and its employees.
Last night September 4, 2010, my friends and I were celebrating a birthday and wanted to start off with dinner at the Durham location. Some of the group arrived earlier and were seated at the bar. Upon my arrival with about 4 other friends, I immediately noticed that we were not greeted at the door and the bartenders were hesitant is taking some of our orders. One of my girlfriends complained to the bartender that her drink did not taste well and wanted to either add more tequila to the margarita or order a new one. The female bartender replied that we were "inexperienced drinkers", implied that we were intoxicated and REFUSED to serve us. Please be advised that none of us had anything to drink before we for there, and also we all are professionals ranging in ages from 25-32. She also continue to check 3 of our group members identifications and even asked for more identification because she thought we were running a "scam". It got to a point where the blatant disrespect was so much that we called a manager over and he explained that we shouldn't worry about anything and assured us that we would get served. After talking to both bartenders, they still insisted that we wouldn't get served INCLUDING FOOD.
We tried to explain to management what was happening, and to understand where we were coming from because we were the only African Americans in the restaurant at that time. and they still insisted that we were not going to get served anything. Embarrassed, and disrespected, we walked out of the restaurant. As we were waiting for our car from valet, a waiter came outside apologized for the actions of the management, and the bartenders. He explained that he saw everything that happened and that this was not the first time that the bartenders and management acted in such a disrespectful way. He assured us to try to come back and ask for him as a waiter but were regretfully declined.
As I explained before I have supported Cyclone Anaya's for years and have held many events at the Gray St. location including birthday parties, or just random girls night out. I have been the biggest patron to this establishment and the way the I was treated last night was UNACCEPTABLE to the point where the birthday celebrant was in tears. Thank God that were were able to go another place of business and were treated with up most RESPECT.
I am not asking for any special treatment or favors, just wanted to inform your management team of the events that happened and I pray and hope that never happens to any other customer who intends to enjoy at the Durham location. I was not pleased at all and hope that corporate will take actions to resolve the issue.

0
★☆☆☆☆

WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!! Here is a letter I wrote to Corporate :
Hello,
I have been a VERY satisfied customer of Cyclone's for years at the Gray St. location in Houston, TX. I am always pleased with the food, service and overall positive atmosphere of the restaurant and its employees.
Last night September 4, 2010, my friends and I were celebrating a birthday and wanted to start off with dinner at the Durham location. Some of the group arrived earlier and were seated at the bar. Upon my arrival with about 4 other friends, I immediately noticed that we were not greeted at the door and the bartenders were hesitant is taking some of our orders. One of my girlfriends complained to the bartender that her drink did not taste well and wanted to either add more tequila to the margarita or order a new one. The female bartender replied that we were "inexperienced drinkers", implied that we were intoxicated and REFUSED to serve us. Please be advised that none of us had anything to drink before we for there, and also we all are professionals ranging in ages from 25-32. She also continue to check 3 of our group members identifications and even asked for more identification because she thought we were running a "scam". It got to a point where the blatant disrespect was so much that we called a manager over and he explained that we shouldn't worry about anything and assured us that we would get served. After talking to both bartenders, they still insisted that we wouldn't get served INCLUDING FOOD.
We tried to explain to management what was happening, and to understand where we were coming from because we were the only African Americans in the restaurant at that time. and they still insisted that we were not going to get served anything. Embarrassed, and disrespected, we walked out of the restaurant. As we were waiting for our car from valet, a waiter came outside apologized for the actions of the management, and the bartenders. He explained that he saw everything that happened and that this was not the first time that the bartenders and management acted in such a disrespectful way. He assured us to try to come back and ask for him as a waiter but were regretfully declined.
As I explained before I have supported Cyclone Anaya's for years and have held many events at the Gray St. location including birthday parties, or just random girls night out. I have been the biggest patron to this establishment and the way the I was treated last night was UNACCEPTABLE to the point where the birthday celebrant was in tears. Thank God that were were able to go another place of business and were treated with up most RESPECT.
I am not asking for any special treatment or favors, just wanted to inform your management team of the events that happened and I pray and hope that never happens to any other customer who intends to enjoy at the Durham location. I was not pleased at all and hope that corporate will take actions to resolve the issue.

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Love this restaurant. Fun, clean. Best food, drinks and service. Outdoor patio is very important. Easy location just off I-10/Katy freeway for everyone to meet. Hang out as long as you like. Super margies!

5
★★★★★

Love this restaurant. Fun, clean. Best food, drinks and service. Outdoor patio is very important. Easy location just off I-10/Katy freeway for everyone to meet. Hang out as long as you like. Super margies!

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The food was (is) great,. Why did you close down? Bring it back. Your waittier Donald (the tall handsome guy) is great with people. Too many people are asking me, and I don't know what to say. Please help.

5
★★★★★

The food was (is) great,. Why did you close down? Bring it back. Your waittier Donald (the tall handsome guy) is great with people. Too many people are asking me, and I don't know what to say. Please help.

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I'm a huge fan of their queso, fajitas and margaritas. And to me, that makes mexican food! I would highly recommend. (although, it is a bit pricey for mexican food)

5
★★★★★

I'm a huge fan of their queso, fajitas and margaritas. And to me, that makes mexican food! I would highly recommend. (although, it is a bit pricey for mexican food)

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Cyclone's is great for drinks or brunch on Sunday w/their bottomless mimosas. Dinner food is good but sometimes the service is slow - possibly b/c this place is always packed. Can't beat the skinny margaritas though!

4
★★★★☆

Cyclone's is great for drinks or brunch on Sunday w/their bottomless mimosas. Dinner food is good but sometimes the service is slow - possibly b/c this place is always packed. Can't beat the skinny margaritas though!

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the bartender was nice and fast.. made a good strong drink for a decent price.. although a Happy Hour would have been nice.. seeing as we were there for Happy Hour after work on a Friday! The food, however, was mediocre and WAY overpriced! My order was wrong.. I took 2 bites and sent it back.. I told the waiter that I didn't care to have the meal replaced as it had taken almost an hour to get it the first time and was content with the chips and salsa.. my meal still showed up on the bill and the waiter got some attitude with me when I brought it up.. or at least I took it as attitude.. I don't speak Spanish. Don't like that valet parking is the ONLY parking either. Have heard good things about this place from friends.. but I have no interest in going back

0
★☆☆☆☆

the bartender was nice and fast.. made a good strong drink for a decent price.. although a Happy Hour would have been nice.. seeing as we were there for Happy Hour after work on a Friday! The food, however, was mediocre and WAY overpriced! My order was wrong.. I took 2 bites and sent it back.. I told the waiter that I didn't care to have the meal replaced as it had taken almost an hour to get it the first time and was content with the chips and salsa.. my meal still showed up on the bill and the waiter got some attitude with me when I brought it up.. or at least I took it as attitude.. I don't speak Spanish. Don't like that valet parking is the ONLY parking either. Have heard good things about this place from friends.. but I have no interest in going back

Pros: Drinks were nice and strong!

Cons: Food is WAY overpriced for the quality

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This is my absolute favorite Mexican food restaurant. The atmosphere is very nice and fun. When the weather is nice outside, there is a patio to enjoy the weather. The food is always terrific. This location is convenient to the Heights crowd. Sunday brunch is also a treat. Bring the kids too!

4
★★★★☆

This is my absolute favorite Mexican food restaurant. The atmosphere is very nice and fun. When the weather is nice outside, there is a patio to enjoy the weather. The food is always terrific. This location is convenient to the Heights crowd. Sunday brunch is also a treat. Bring the kids too!

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This is the original location! Fantastic local Houston restaurant. Outstanding gourmet Tex-Mex food. Try the chicken, cheese and spicy red enchiladas. They are out of this world!! Great for date night or time with family and friends.

5
★★★★★

This is the original location! Fantastic local Houston restaurant. Outstanding gourmet Tex-Mex food. Try the chicken, cheese and spicy red enchiladas. They are out of this world!! Great for date night or time with family and friends.

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The service is top notch - the food is delicious and they always make you feel welcome. Do not hesitate to go - this is a great restaurant!

2
★★★★★

The service is top notch - the food is delicious and they always make you feel welcome. Do not hesitate to go - this is a great restaurant!

Pros: Mike the bartender, all the service, and those chicken enchiladas!

Cons: Valet only when they are busy - can't find anywhere else to park!

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Best place in the city to grab a margarita! The bar is a little small, but on a Saturday afternoon around 3 or 4 just perfect!

2
★★★★★

Best place in the city to grab a margarita! The bar is a little small, but on a Saturday afternoon around 3 or 4 just perfect!

Pros: great margaritas

Cons: small bar

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I have eaten at the Durham location once before and food and drinks were excellent. My girlfriend and I ate at the midtown location this past Saturday and both ended up with bad food and hugging the toilet all night and all day Sunday. I was very close to going to the hospital! After speaking with a neighbor about what happened, she said that I am the 5th or 6th person she has talked to that has had a bad food experience from Cyclone Anayas Midtown. The place is always busy and food and margaritas seem good at the time but definatley not worth it unless you want to go to the hospital!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have eaten at the Durham location once before and food and drinks were excellent. My girlfriend and I ate at the midtown location this past Saturday and both ended up with bad food and hugging the toilet all night and all day Sunday. I was very close to going to the hospital! After speaking with a neighbor about what happened, she said that I am the 5th or 6th person she has talked to that has had a bad food experience from Cyclone Anayas Midtown. The place is always busy and food and margaritas seem good at the time but definatley not worth it unless you want to go to the hospital!

Pros: location

Cons: too busy, bad food,

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Although it is not the best Mexican food I have ever had, it does the job. The chips and queso are great. You can order almost anything on the menu and not be disappointed. The people-watching can be interesting at peak hours. We also love that they open so early on Sundays for brunch. However, you have to watch out for the enormous amount of cheese in some of the dishes because it can really be overpowering. A small suggestion might be to decrease the portions and the prices. The most disappointing factor is the service. It is very inconsistent, leaning mostly towards below-average for being so slow and forgetful. Overall, the food and bar are good, but the service is disappointing.

2
★★★★☆

Although it is not the best Mexican food I have ever had, it does the job. The chips and queso are great. You can order almost anything on the menu and not be disappointed. The people-watching can be interesting at peak hours. We also love that they open so early on Sundays for brunch. However, you have to watch out for the enormous amount of cheese in some of the dishes because it can really be overpowering. A small suggestion might be to decrease the portions and the prices. The most disappointing factor is the service. It is very inconsistent, leaning mostly towards below-average for being so slow and forgetful. Overall, the food and bar are good, but the service is disappointing.

Pros: Food, drinks, parking

Cons: Service and price

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The food is decent but expensive. The salsa is nice. They seem to use a lot of cream in their good dishes. Trying to dodge the cream, I had some of the worst enchiladas ever last time I was here. The crowd looked affluent but spiritually bankrupt. Maybe that's why the margarita glasses are so big and dot so many tables.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food is decent but expensive. The salsa is nice. They seem to use a lot of cream in their good dishes. Trying to dodge the cream, I had some of the worst enchiladas ever last time I was here. The crowd looked affluent but spiritually bankrupt. Maybe that's why the margarita glasses are so big and dot so many tables.

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ok lets start by saying i had the worst time of my life everything started at the door with the hostess, rude not even said hi how you doing? when se walked us to the table she walked away not even caring if we were following or not she was a long hair big nose lady she sounded like cuban or colombian very very bad english then she drop the menus and not even said enjoy ur meal and took off , the server was good hes name was manuel and the food was ok not the best but not the worst and then we saw the mannager a fat lady never came by the table she coudnt stop grabing her hair and i notice she grab som food plates without even washing her hands very disgusting she was laud and obnoxious i really dont recomend this place at alllllllllllllll to expensive for the type of service you got , and the restrooms my god in such a bad shape i believe the restrooms from the corner store are better and cleaner never going back

0
★☆☆☆☆

ok lets start by saying i had the worst time of my life everything started at the door with the hostess, rude not even said hi how you doing? when se walked us to the table she walked away not even caring if we were following or not she was a long hair big nose lady she sounded like cuban or colombian very very bad english then she drop the menus and not even said enjoy ur meal and took off , the server was good hes name was manuel and the food was ok not the best but not the worst and then we saw the mannager a fat lady never came by the table she coudnt stop grabing her hair and i notice she grab som food plates without even washing her hands very disgusting she was laud and obnoxious i really dont recomend this place at alllllllllllllll to expensive for the type of service you got , and the restrooms my god in such a bad shape i believe the restrooms from the corner store are better and cleaner never going back

Pros: the servers very attentive

Cons: the mannager the ugly b#$@ hostess

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Cyclone Anaya has never disappointed me with their food and margarita selection. Unfortunately, I could not rate this restaurant highly recommended because our waiter was very slow in taking our orders and getting our food to us.

2
★★★★☆

Cyclone Anaya has never disappointed me with their food and margarita selection. Unfortunately, I could not rate this restaurant highly recommended because our waiter was very slow in taking our orders and getting our food to us.

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We used to go to Lupe Tortilla when we craved really good Mexican food but, after a few bad meals, and service we tried the cyclone anayas on Durham. We have been going for awhile now and have never had bad food or service. The place is immaculate and always great queso and chips.

2
★★★★★

We used to go to Lupe Tortilla when we craved really good Mexican food but, after a few bad meals, and service we tried the cyclone anayas on Durham. We have been going for awhile now and have never had bad food or service. The place is immaculate and always great queso and chips.

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As a mexican, I am always looking for good authentic mexican restaurants, and I have to say most fall way short of that. Cyclone Anaya's has amazing authentic ceviche, carne asada, chicken, fajitas, enchiladas, and huevos rancheros. Anything on their manu "Al Carbon" is amazing. Also, their margaritas are perhaps the best in the city.

2
★★★★★

As a mexican, I am always looking for good authentic mexican restaurants, and I have to say most fall way short of that. Cyclone Anaya's has amazing authentic ceviche, carne asada, chicken, fajitas, enchiladas, and huevos rancheros. Anything on their manu "Al Carbon" is amazing. Also, their margaritas are perhaps the best in the city.

Pros: margaritas, food, and friendly service

Cons: Parking, no reservations taken

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I honestly don't believe I could have had a worse experience at a restaurant. Between the awful decor, casually lecherous waiter, and overpriced average Tex-Mex, I was already seriously regretting the $30 I spent for two people's utterly forgettable meals. When my partner and I both got violently ill, most likely from the slightly-rancid salsa or cheese, Cyclone Anaya's ended up on my "DO NO EAT" list. But when I called back to try and explain this to them, in hopes that we could at least prevent someone else spending their afternoon on the toilet, no one seemed the leas bit interested in the problemmuch less offering us some kind of refund or credit. It's not crawling with roaches or serving you bloody bones, but for the price it might as well be.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I honestly don't believe I could have had a worse experience at a restaurant. Between the awful decor, casually lecherous waiter, and overpriced average Tex-Mex, I was already seriously regretting the $30 I spent for two people's utterly forgettable meals. When my partner and I both got violently ill, most likely from the slightly-rancid salsa or cheese, Cyclone Anaya's ended up on my "DO NO EAT" list. But when I called back to try and explain this to them, in hopes that we could at least prevent someone else spending their afternoon on the toilet, no one seemed the leas bit interested in the problemmuch less offering us some kind of refund or credit. It's not crawling with roaches or serving you bloody bones, but for the price it might as well be.

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Everything was good, the atmosphere, cleanliness, service and food. It is some of the hottest salsa I have ever had at a restaurant, good tortillas, and all the dishes were good. It was bigger than it appears outside. We will definately return!

2
★★★★★

Everything was good, the atmosphere, cleanliness, service and food. It is some of the hottest salsa I have ever had at a restaurant, good tortillas, and all the dishes were good. It was bigger than it appears outside. We will definately return!

Pros: free valet, salsa, tortillas

Cons: no reservations

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At first entering I was a little not enthusiastic because it didnt look like a typcial...Mexican Resturant. But the ambience was wonderful. I like the uptown look and Well I was a smiling, and not because I had a hard drink, because being hispanic and living in S.Tx all my life, I've never exp'd an Enchilada like I did that night. Even w/my 2 kiddos in tow, we went in w/some friend and their 2 kids and we all fit perfect ina booth, and comfortable! Can you see me liking the Plate! Cant wait to go back.

2
★★★★★

At first entering I was a little not enthusiastic because it didnt look like a typcial...Mexican Resturant. But the ambience was wonderful. I like the uptown look and Well I was a smiling, and not because I had a hard drink, because being hispanic and living in S.Tx all my life, I've never exp'd an Enchilada like I did that night. Even w/my 2 kiddos in tow, we went in w/some friend and their 2 kids and we all fit perfect ina booth, and comfortable! Can you see me liking the Plate! Cant wait to go back.

Pros: The FOOD, Atmosphere, Waitstaff

Cons: Parking is minimal, Tad to noisy, Pricey but good!

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The Cyclone Anaya's on Woodway is a very well run restaurant with great food and great drinks; this one on Durham seems to be on par. If you want a drink that will knock your socks off, and really get the night going, go for the Super Cyclone. It's big and costs $12, but it'll get you in the mood to party all night. My wife thinks they should put warnings on them because she didn't know what was coming and got pretty toasted. The fajita meat is well flavored and tender, and the salsa has a nice roasted chipotle flavor. Good service, good management.

2
★★★★★

The Cyclone Anaya's on Woodway is a very well run restaurant with great food and great drinks; this one on Durham seems to be on par. If you want a drink that will knock your socks off, and really get the night going, go for the Super Cyclone. It's big and costs $12, but it'll get you in the mood to party all night. My wife thinks they should put warnings on them because she didn't know what was coming and got pretty toasted. The fajita meat is well flavored and tender, and the salsa has a nice roasted chipotle flavor. Good service, good management.

Pros: Great drinks, Great fajita meat, Busy

Cons: Pricey drinks, Busy

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We arrived on Friday night about 7:30 to a packed house. We were told there was a 30 min. wait. We went to the bar. Bartender suggested a Pinot Grigio and offered the Patron Platinum($50 a shot...worth it). After 20 minutes our table was ready. We were lead to a table on patio near fountain. The lighting is still in the works but the music(latin jazz) is calmer than the normal at typical Mexican spot. Our server offered chili con queso to start and a refresh on drinks. We opted for queso and I ordered a margarita. We ordered Enchiladas Florentine and Carne Asada. Both were awesome. We were offered dessert but were way to full. Omar (GM) came by to check on us twice during our meal. We loved the food, the service and the atmosphere. We have been back for Happy Hour. (half price house rita's)

2
★★★★★

We arrived on Friday night about 7:30 to a packed house. We were told there was a 30 min. wait. We went to the bar. Bartender suggested a Pinot Grigio and offered the Patron Platinum($50 a shot...worth it). After 20 minutes our table was ready. We were lead to a table on patio near fountain. The lighting is still in the works but the music(latin jazz) is calmer than the normal at typical Mexican spot. Our server offered chili con queso to start and a refresh on drinks. We opted for queso and I ordered a margarita. We ordered Enchiladas Florentine and Carne Asada. Both were awesome. We were offered dessert but were way to full. Omar (GM) came by to check on us twice during our meal. We loved the food, the service and the atmosphere. We have been back for Happy Hour. (half price house rita's)

Pros: great food, free valet, great vibe

Cons: parking, no reservations

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:( They only place in Houston to NOT HAVE HAPPY HOUR on a FRIDAY NIGHT!!! $8 a margarita pushed our bill to over $80 with appetizers.
RIDICULOUS! We could have thrown a rock and hit 5 other Mexican restaurants just as good with HAPPY HOUR!

0
★☆☆☆☆

:( They only place in Houston to NOT HAVE HAPPY HOUR on a FRIDAY NIGHT!!! $8 a margarita pushed our bill to over $80 with appetizers.
RIDICULOUS! We could have thrown a rock and hit 5 other Mexican restaurants just as good with HAPPY HOUR!

Cons: PARKING AWFUL

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The original Cyclone Anaya's opened in the 1960s by a Mexican professional wrestler who fought under the name Cyclone Anaya. It closed, but his children reopened it near Washington Avenue in a contemporary metal building with a cozy…

 

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