La Mexicana Restaurant

★★★★★
It's the little restaurant that grew and grew; it opened more than 30 years ago and now sprawls every which way.
  • 1018 Fairview St

    Houston, TX 77006

    Cross street: Montrose

    Map & Directions
  • 713-521-0963

About La Mexicana Restaurant

Hours
Mon 7am-11pm Tue-Thu 7am-10pm Fri-Sat 7am-11pm Sun 7am-7pm

Food

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LOVE the food! I dream about their Pollo Poblano \r
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HOWEVER if you order take out always make sure they give you extra chips the size they give you is a single serving! Its the same with their guacamole! its a joke... Also have them

3
★★★★★

LOVE the food! I dream about their Pollo Poblano \r
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HOWEVER if you order take out always make sure they give you extra chips the size they give you is a single serving! Its the same with their guacamole! its a joke... Also have them

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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.

3
★★★★★

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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Went here for a girls' night. Just a horrible experience all around. Took them 10 minutes to seat us when the place was half empty. They walked us to the very back where I almost fell on my butt after slipping on some food that spilled

3
★★★★★

Went here for a girls' night. Just a horrible experience all around. Took them 10 minutes to seat us when the place was half empty. They walked us to the very back where I almost fell on my butt after slipping on some food that spilled

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

3
★★★★★

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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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Cons: service, prices and parking

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La Mexicana is an okay mexican restaurant. The Nachos were okay and the service was pretty good. The place was pretty well kept but the prices could be alittle more reasonable.

3
★★★☆☆

La Mexicana is an okay mexican restaurant. The Nachos were okay and the service was pretty good. The place was pretty well kept but the prices could be alittle more reasonable.

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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.

3
★★★★★

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.

Pros: VERY good food

Cons: Parking!!!

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: Great food!

Cons: Parking --- everyone knows its good!

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: ambience and parking is easy

Cons: service! food not what it used to be

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: outdoor seating with heaters for cold days

Cons: parking is horrible, busy on the weekends

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: Great Location

Cons: Unresponsive and unfriendly wait staff, horrible food

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It serves a great breakfast. The totillas are home made - a big plus - the barbacoa is excellent. The refried beans are to die for - the chili con queso - it very good. The price is high but well worth the price for breakfast. Lunch and

3
★★★★★

It serves a great breakfast. The totillas are home made - a big plus - the barbacoa is excellent. The refried beans are to die for - the chili con queso - it very good. The price is high but well worth the price for breakfast. Lunch and

Pros: good food, good staff, good atmosphere

Cons: Prices are too high

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I am a frequent guest so it may be unfair for me to give you a review. I truly love this place. There are a lot of places out there, e.g. Berryhills, Taco Milagro (which is a nice place to go on a Thursday because of their Patio), etc .

3
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I am a frequent guest so it may be unfair for me to give you a review. I truly love this place. There are a lot of places out there, e.g. Berryhills, Taco Milagro (which is a nice place to go on a Thursday because of their Patio), etc .

Pros: Food, Friendly Service, nice patio (when you can find space on it)

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This place is close to my work, so I thought it might be a nice lunch spot. I tried the jumbo burrito not expecting to see how jumbo it really was. I split this with a friend and each portion was still too much for both of us to finish. It

3
★★★★★

This place is close to my work, so I thought it might be a nice lunch spot. I tried the jumbo burrito not expecting to see how jumbo it really was. I split this with a friend and each portion was still too much for both of us to finish. It

Pros: Jumbo burrito, location

Cons: Slow service, parking

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jorfanos is so important he doesn't know what good downhome Mexican cookin is.

3
★★★★★

jorfanos is so important he doesn't know what good downhome Mexican cookin is.

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This is my favorite restaurant that I have been going to for twenty years, but I think I can give an honest review. The margaritas are always strong (I am seriously concerned for someone who thinks they are weak), the jumbo burrito with

3
★★★★★

This is my favorite restaurant that I have been going to for twenty years, but I think I can give an honest review. The margaritas are always strong (I am seriously concerned for someone who thinks they are weak), the jumbo burrito with

Pros: Jumbo burrito, Tamales, Chicken mole

Cons: Parking, Hit or miss service

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I don't understand what all the hype about this place is about. The atmosphere, decor, and bar area are all OK, but I 've seen better. The food is tasteless, bland, and absolutely terrible. Out of twelve people in our party there was

3
★★★★★

I don't understand what all the hype about this place is about. The atmosphere, decor, and bar area are all OK, but I 've seen better. The food is tasteless, bland, and absolutely terrible. Out of twelve people in our party there was

Pros: n/a

Cons: food, food, drinks

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The Shrimp quesadillas are delicious! My co-worker and I go to this restaurant almost every week, once. I always thought Houston didn't have "real" mexican food, but I was wrong. It's a great place!

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The Shrimp quesadillas are delicious! My co-worker and I go to this restaurant almost every week, once. I always thought Houston didn't have "real" mexican food, but I was wrong. It's a great place!

Pros: Worth the price

Cons: Bad parking

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A friend recommended this place about 18 months ago and we've been there at least twice a month ever since. Decent service, excellent food, nice ambience and good value!

3
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A friend recommended this place about 18 months ago and we've been there at least twice a month ever since. Decent service, excellent food, nice ambience and good value!

Pros: Great food, Good Value

Cons: Sometime slow service, Parking across street

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After reading reviews here, we had high hopes. The hostess and servers were surly, margaritas were overrated, the food was bland, and the price was too high. We even specifically tried items recommended here (like Carne Guisada), but were

3
★★★★★

After reading reviews here, we had high hopes. The hostess and servers were surly, margaritas were overrated, the food was bland, and the price was too high. We even specifically tried items recommended here (like Carne Guisada), but were

Pros: fun neighborhood, diverse menu

Cons: overpriced, poor food quality, bad service

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Very good service, how refreshing nowdays... fast service and great food. The food is so fresh and so tasty, and the atmosphere is very friendly. Very nice restaurant, nice ambiance, great food, need I say more? Will definitely

3
★★★★★

Very good service, how refreshing nowdays... fast service and great food. The food is so fresh and so tasty, and the atmosphere is very friendly. Very nice restaurant, nice ambiance, great food, need I say more? Will definitely

Pros: cheap, friendly,, fresh, free parking, nice ambiance

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Now that's what I call an authentic Mexican restaurant. The atmosphere is most pleasant, the staff is genuinely friendly. The food is awesome, authentic taste from good ol' Mexico. The guacamole is fresh, the fajitas are delicious, the

3
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Now that's what I call an authentic Mexican restaurant. The atmosphere is most pleasant, the staff is genuinely friendly. The food is awesome, authentic taste from good ol' Mexico. The guacamole is fresh, the fajitas are delicious, the

Pros: inexpensive, great atmosphere, parking across

Cons: , nice patio, good food

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We tried this place out on a whim, and I was taken aback by the decor. They even have a bakery inside! I got the tamales which were amazing but the mild ones were even too hot for me! The menu is a bit pricey for mexican but overall, you

3
★★★★★

We tried this place out on a whim, and I was taken aback by the decor. They even have a bakery inside! I got the tamales which were amazing but the mild ones were even too hot for me! The menu is a bit pricey for mexican but overall, you

Pros: free parking, patio, real mexican pastries

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A great place for a small group or an intimate dinner. A beautiful bar serving STRONG margaritas. Try the tamales - I'm told they are an old family recipe. Delicious!

3
★★★★★

A great place for a small group or an intimate dinner. A beautiful bar serving STRONG margaritas. Try the tamales - I'm told they are an old family recipe. Delicious!

Pros: Great Food, Fun, location!

Cons: parking

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Excellent food! The food is well prepared and the portions are just right.

3
★★★★★

Excellent food! The food is well prepared and the portions are just right.

Pros: Good hours

Cons: Poor parking, crowded

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I moved out of Houston in 1997 but returned at least once a year since... and every time I'm in town I stop by La Mexicana for the Carne Guisada tacos with Guacamole. The carne guisada is succulent with its rich thick stew, and perfectly

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I moved out of Houston in 1997 but returned at least once a year since... and every time I'm in town I stop by La Mexicana for the Carne Guisada tacos with Guacamole. The carne guisada is succulent with its rich thick stew, and perfectly

Pros: Carne Guisada, Empanadas

Cons: Dirt Parking Lot

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Considering the choice of Mexican restaurants in Houston, La Mexicana is just average. The food's OK, but too salty even for Mexican food.

3
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Considering the choice of Mexican restaurants in Houston, La Mexicana is just average. The food's OK, but too salty even for Mexican food.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: average food

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this is one of my favorite standard restaurants, and i go there at least 2 times a month. great food and (strong) drinks. try the beef fajita tacos with rice and beans and the margarita especial. stronger than cabos'! sr. and sra.

3
★★★★★

this is one of my favorite standard restaurants, and i go there at least 2 times a month. great food and (strong) drinks. try the beef fajita tacos with rice and beans and the margarita especial. stronger than cabos'! sr. and sra.

Pros: food, management

Cons: parking, time to redecorate?

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What! No Cheese Whiz?! That's right folks, no fake stuff to ruin your food. Try the Fajita Chicken Burrito (special order) It is my fav. The tacos are pretty damn good and don't fall apart while eating. The margaritas actually taste

3
★★★★★

What! No Cheese Whiz?! That's right folks, no fake stuff to ruin your food. Try the Fajita Chicken Burrito (special order) It is my fav. The tacos are pretty damn good and don't fall apart while eating. The margaritas actually taste

Pros: Great Burrito, margarita

Cons: ambience, shy servers

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If you want great Mexican Food- go some where else. Spinach enchiladas were understuffed and bland. After having the crispy tacos, I checked in with my dentist to make sure that my fillings were still intact. The shell was so thick and

3
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If you want great Mexican Food- go some where else. Spinach enchiladas were understuffed and bland. After having the crispy tacos, I checked in with my dentist to make sure that my fillings were still intact. The shell was so thick and

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This is the best place in town for real mexican food. They also are one of the few places that knows the real origin of the Fajita and doesn't make one up to impress their clientel. Great Menudo

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This is the best place in town for real mexican food. They also are one of the few places that knows the real origin of the Fajita and doesn't make one up to impress their clientel. Great Menudo

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I don't understand the enthusiasm for this place. The food is middling--pretty much what you would expect at a cheap Tex-Mex restaurant without any speical appeal in presentation or skill in preparation. The mole enchiladas are as close to

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I don't understand the enthusiasm for this place. The food is middling--pretty much what you would expect at a cheap Tex-Mex restaurant without any speical appeal in presentation or skill in preparation. The mole enchiladas are as close to

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This is THE place for mexican breakfast! Great food and service.

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This is THE place for mexican breakfast! Great food and service.

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If you enjoy a good Mexican breakfast then La Mexicana is where you want to be. When I first came to Houston this place was a grocery store with food preparation line that's still there today. One of my favorites is the potato and eggs

3
★★★★★

If you enjoy a good Mexican breakfast then La Mexicana is where you want to be. When I first came to Houston this place was a grocery store with food preparation line that's still there today. One of my favorites is the potato and eggs

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I tried this place on the recommendations and reviews found on this site. I must say that I was thoroughly displeased with La Mexicana. First, the chips & salsa were never re-filled after waiting for 25 minutes for our food. THe tequila in

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★★★★★

I tried this place on the recommendations and reviews found on this site. I must say that I was thoroughly displeased with La Mexicana. First, the chips & salsa were never re-filled after waiting for 25 minutes for our food. THe tequila in

Cons: food, service, margaritas

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This place has some of the best Mexican food in Houston. It's not covered in Velveeta Cheese and offers vegetarian alternatives. Good Margarita's, too.

3
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This place has some of the best Mexican food in Houston. It's not covered in Velveeta Cheese and offers vegetarian alternatives. Good Margarita's, too.

Pros: inexpensive, authentic food

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I love La Mexicana. It does get crowded, but the food is so awesome.

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I love La Mexicana. It does get crowded, but the food is so awesome.

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La Mexicana has good food and drinks, but lately they have jacked up the prices. It just is not the great value it used to be.

3
★★★★★

La Mexicana has good food and drinks, but lately they have jacked up the prices. It just is not the great value it used to be.

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This corner cafe sporting a thatched palapa for outdoor dining dishes up the real Mexican thing: guisado de puerco (marinated pork tips), milanesa de res (breaded beef steak) and nopalitos en salsa chipotle (tender cactus cooked in a tasty…

 

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