Molina's Cantina

★★★★☆
Family-owned Tex-Mex favorite brings fajitas and frosty margs to Heights denizens.
  • 4720 Washington Ave

    Houston, TX 77007

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  • 713-862-0013

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Best salsa EVER!!

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★★★★★

Best salsa EVER!!

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We first ate at the Molina's on Westheimer 34 years ago and it was our favorite Mexican restaurant. After moving to the suburbs, it became too far for us to visit. Now living inside the Loop, we visited the WASHINGTON location, and were

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★★★★★

We first ate at the Molina's on Westheimer 34 years ago and it was our favorite Mexican restaurant. After moving to the suburbs, it became too far for us to visit. Now living inside the Loop, we visited the WASHINGTON location, and were

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Molina's Cantina has a good grip on Tex-Mex. Nice atmosphere and going here for lunch is always makes my day. If I wasn't on a diet I would probably eat here twice a week. Great place to try!

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★★★★☆

Molina's Cantina has a good grip on Tex-Mex. Nice atmosphere and going here for lunch is always makes my day. If I wasn't on a diet I would probably eat here twice a week. Great place to try!

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I grew up going to the Molinas on Buffalo Speedway and Bissonet. I thought that when it was closed that it was the end of the brand as a whole. Then I saw the Heights location about a year ago. I know this one has been around for a little while but I just tried it. Glad to have it in the Heights! Great food. Jose's dip is the way to go. Tasty Margs too! We'll be back

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★★★★★

I grew up going to the Molinas on Buffalo Speedway and Bissonet. I thought that when it was closed that it was the end of the brand as a whole. Then I saw the Heights location about a year ago. I know this one has been around for a little while but I just tried it. Glad to have it in the Heights! Great food. Jose's dip is the way to go. Tasty Margs too! We'll be back

Pros: Great food, service and drinks

Cons: Waited too long to check it out

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I love going to this place at lunch time. Food is okay. You aren't rushed in and out but you make great time. One of my favorite Friday lunches. It is also nice to come on a Friday evening and relax sit outside enjoy their famous margarita's. One does me just fine and two...well they do me right. If you are looking for a hanging atmosphere with some chips and salsa, then this is the place.

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★★★☆☆

I love going to this place at lunch time. Food is okay. You aren't rushed in and out but you make great time. One of my favorite Friday lunches. It is also nice to come on a Friday evening and relax sit outside enjoy their famous margarita's. One does me just fine and two...well they do me right. If you are looking for a hanging atmosphere with some chips and salsa, then this is the place.

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I have been eating at Molina's since my Father started taking me to the old downtown location back in the mid 50's. I still fondly remember the large bags of food we would bring home from there. I was devastated when they closed the Buffalo Speedway and then the Highway 6 locations, but it is worth the trip to the Westheimer location to get the best Tex-Mex food in town.

Unlike some of the other reviewers, I am in love with their original recipe fresh salsa. It has the freshest, brightest taste of any salsa I have had. To be honest, I think the salsa is one of the best things they have. I could sit and eat their chips & salsa for hours. I also love the Jose's Dip with the taco meat added, and their guacamole. My favorite dinner is the William's Special, which includes a large portion of grilled Carne Asada with grilled onions, two cheese enchiladas covered with William??s sauce and Chihuahua cheese, guacamole, rice, tortillas and Pico de Gallo. I have been ordering it since 1983, and it is so large I usually have to take some home. If I am less hungry, or for lunch, I order the Nancy Ames?? Special Nachos with spicy beef, beans, guacamole, cheese, diced tomatoes and jalapeos. Another favorite is the Mexico City Dinner with beef taco, cheese enchilada, and bean tostada, tamale with chili, guacamole, chili con queso, rice and beans. Make sure you finish your meal with their pralines, ask for some if your server forgets to bring them. They are great.

The prices have crept up over the years, but I still believe that they offer good value and quantity for what they charge. The service varies depending on the location and time of day you go, but I recognize most of the staff from their previous locations. They seem to retain them over the years. Molina??s is one of my ??comfort foods?. I don??t consider it trendy or modern, but the traditional Tex-Mex food that I grew up on and I still love it. If that is what you like, try it and I think you will agree.

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★★★★★

I have been eating at Molina's since my Father started taking me to the old downtown location back in the mid 50's. I still fondly remember the large bags of food we would bring home from there. I was devastated when they closed the Buffalo Speedway and then the Highway 6 locations, but it is worth the trip to the Westheimer location to get the best Tex-Mex food in town.

Unlike some of the other reviewers, I am in love with their original recipe fresh salsa. It has the freshest, brightest taste of any salsa I have had. To be honest, I think the salsa is one of the best things they have. I could sit and eat their chips & salsa for hours. I also love the Jose's Dip with the taco meat added, and their guacamole. My favorite dinner is the William's Special, which includes a large portion of grilled Carne Asada with grilled onions, two cheese enchiladas covered with William??s sauce and Chihuahua cheese, guacamole, rice, tortillas and Pico de Gallo. I have been ordering it since 1983, and it is so large I usually have to take some home. If I am less hungry, or for lunch, I order the Nancy Ames?? Special Nachos with spicy beef, beans, guacamole, cheese, diced tomatoes and jalapeos. Another favorite is the Mexico City Dinner with beef taco, cheese enchilada, and bean tostada, tamale with chili, guacamole, chili con queso, rice and beans. Make sure you finish your meal with their pralines, ask for some if your server forgets to bring them. They are great.

The prices have crept up over the years, but I still believe that they offer good value and quantity for what they charge. The service varies depending on the location and time of day you go, but I recognize most of the staff from their previous locations. They seem to retain them over the years. Molina??s is one of my ??comfort foods?. I don??t consider it trendy or modern, but the traditional Tex-Mex food that I grew up on and I still love it. If that is what you like, try it and I think you will agree.

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So I went to Molina's for the first time. Boy was I excited to have margaritas with my best friend! I look at the drink menu and ask my server what the difference is between the two margaritas, tequila wise, first listed. The server has no clue what tequila they use in their signature drinks?? Bad training! You cannot just shrug about tequila to a Latina, mi amigo.

I ordered one of each that night. The 'Frozen Gold Margarita' was light and tasty. The 'Molina's Famous Margarita?' Now THAT will send me back. Made with "I dunno" brand of 100% Agave tequila.. it is strong and really hits the spot! Whatever tequila that is, it's pretty good. lol

We ordered the Jose Dip. Excellent. The salsa was not as great as I think it could be. They claim to serve three types, we received only one. The fajitas were so tender that when you took a bite, there was not a little finger trick needed in order to keep the rest of the fajita strip planted in the taco.

We went there a few weeks ago on a Saturday. Our drinks, chips, and tortillas were a little slow to be refilled. I chuck this up to the fact that they were understaffed. Please, Molina's, hire some more staff! Our waiter was 'in the weeds' a bit but still kept his calm composure. Good job!

Molina's has a very nice decor with warm lighting. This mixed with floor to ceiling windows and the city lights outside make it a perfect place to just relax on the weekend.

As a finisher they give you a praline. I love these candies. It reminds me of my childhood. Thank you.
Sabroso!

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★★★★★

So I went to Molina's for the first time. Boy was I excited to have margaritas with my best friend! I look at the drink menu and ask my server what the difference is between the two margaritas, tequila wise, first listed. The server has no clue what tequila they use in their signature drinks?? Bad training! You cannot just shrug about tequila to a Latina, mi amigo.

I ordered one of each that night. The 'Frozen Gold Margarita' was light and tasty. The 'Molina's Famous Margarita?' Now THAT will send me back. Made with "I dunno" brand of 100% Agave tequila.. it is strong and really hits the spot! Whatever tequila that is, it's pretty good. lol

We ordered the Jose Dip. Excellent. The salsa was not as great as I think it could be. They claim to serve three types, we received only one. The fajitas were so tender that when you took a bite, there was not a little finger trick needed in order to keep the rest of the fajita strip planted in the taco.

We went there a few weeks ago on a Saturday. Our drinks, chips, and tortillas were a little slow to be refilled. I chuck this up to the fact that they were understaffed. Please, Molina's, hire some more staff! Our waiter was 'in the weeds' a bit but still kept his calm composure. Good job!

Molina's has a very nice decor with warm lighting. This mixed with floor to ceiling windows and the city lights outside make it a perfect place to just relax on the weekend.

As a finisher they give you a praline. I love these candies. It reminds me of my childhood. Thank you.
Sabroso!

Pros: The margaritas!

Cons: Understaffed, staff not knowledgeable

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I was so disapointed when the Molinas on Hwy 6 closed. It was one of our favorite places to eat. We ventured out to the new place on Washington Ave. and were very pleased. We were seated promptly, the waitstaff was attentive without being clingy, My wife's Margarita was as expected, EXCELLENT. We have had some of the new dishes, but the CW Special will always be my "go to" dinner. Price is more than reasonable for what you get and the taste is incredible. If you want a true taste of Houston Mexican Food Molina's is it!!! The cheese enchilidas are great too. I eat a lot of Mex food and can honestly say the gravy on Molina's is the best! Do yourself a favor and make the trip to Molina's, drag a couple of friends along too.They'll thank you.

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★★★★★

I was so disapointed when the Molinas on Hwy 6 closed. It was one of our favorite places to eat. We ventured out to the new place on Washington Ave. and were very pleased. We were seated promptly, the waitstaff was attentive without being clingy, My wife's Margarita was as expected, EXCELLENT. We have had some of the new dishes, but the CW Special will always be my "go to" dinner. Price is more than reasonable for what you get and the taste is incredible. If you want a true taste of Houston Mexican Food Molina's is it!!! The cheese enchilidas are great too. I eat a lot of Mex food and can honestly say the gravy on Molina's is the best! Do yourself a favor and make the trip to Molina's, drag a couple of friends along too.They'll thank you.

Pros: Great Margaritas, Amazing food

Cons: Not across the street from my house

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My idea of great Mexican starts from square one - margaritas and salsa. Okay - I had both and was definitely not impressed! How can you mess up salsa? This is an essential first impression that must keep people intrigued. And at least a good margarita should ease the pain of bad salsa...but the margaritas aren't tasty either! And then to move on the the fajitas and enchiladas...very average...nothing to write home about! And these are staples - things that make you, not break you - but don't you wanna be made? I have been 2 times (always give something a second chance) and was sad that the mark was missed both times. I'm thinking all the people that go here are hyped up on the Jose Dip (which is fantastic) - because other than that, I'm not seeing the hype...

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★★☆☆☆

My idea of great Mexican starts from square one - margaritas and salsa. Okay - I had both and was definitely not impressed! How can you mess up salsa? This is an essential first impression that must keep people intrigued. And at least a good margarita should ease the pain of bad salsa...but the margaritas aren't tasty either! And then to move on the the fajitas and enchiladas...very average...nothing to write home about! And these are staples - things that make you, not break you - but don't you wanna be made? I have been 2 times (always give something a second chance) and was sad that the mark was missed both times. I'm thinking all the people that go here are hyped up on the Jose Dip (which is fantastic) - because other than that, I'm not seeing the hype...

Pros: Jose Dip

Cons: Salsa, Margaritas

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I have been a patron of the Molina's Restaurants for over 26 years! My husband and I are so excited to have a Molina's just minutes from the house. We go early for evening meals about once or twice a month on weekends to avoid the crowds and if it's during the week, we wait until the Happy Hour crowd has departed.
Service is always above average, food comes promptly and the waitstaff is attentive without hovering! We get to eat leasurely and people watch!

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★★★★☆

I have been a patron of the Molina's Restaurants for over 26 years! My husband and I are so excited to have a Molina's just minutes from the house. We go early for evening meals about once or twice a month on weekends to avoid the crowds and if it's during the week, we wait until the Happy Hour crowd has departed.
Service is always above average, food comes promptly and the waitstaff is attentive without hovering! We get to eat leasurely and people watch!

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great atmosphere! new mexican dishes with an edge, friendly and attentive staff and fabulous margaritas!
will tell my friends about it.

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★★★☆☆

great atmosphere! new mexican dishes with an edge, friendly and attentive staff and fabulous margaritas!
will tell my friends about it.

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Three generations after Raul Molina opened one of the first Tex-Mex eateries in Houston his grandkids have not only carried on the tradition but also established this Molina's in the hot Washington Avenue corridor. Sit on the deck beneath…

 

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