About Cyclone Anaya's - CityCentre
Houston, TX 77024
Cyclone Anaya’s has been a family Houston institution since 1966 serving great quality TEX-MEX food.
Our award winning Margaritas, top shelf Tequilas & incredible wine list add to the amazing experience you will have at Cyclone Anaya's.
From our fresh of the grill Fajitas, our tasty enchiladas and fresh salads to our in-house made desserts, we are sure you will be amazed with your experience at Cyclone Anaya's.
Tex-Mex, Mexican, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer both in-house & off site catering for large and small groups. From our amazing Fajitas, Enchiladas & Salads to our in-house made desserts, we can cater any style event.
There are 3 Different free parking lots a block from Cyclone Anaya's as well as complimentary Valet Parking.
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cyclone Anaya's - CityCentre Ratings and Reviews
Took some visitors from Japan here to get good Mexican food (recommended by a friend). Drinks and beer were good and timely, but service fell off drastically after that. Ordered and received queso and guacamole and then waited 30 minutes for the waitress to take our food order. Poor guys were jet-lagged and starving and went three multiple baskets of chips!
Food was good, but not fantastic, and the prices were higher than the average for comparable food.
One caveat - This was on MLK day when many people were likely off work and the place was busy. However, this is something that is easily planned for by the restaurant. They should have had more staff in place.
I was placed at a table and waited for 25 minutes before I asked a manager where was our server. The server finally comes and brings 2 glasses of water and leaves for another 15 minutes, which was frustrating because I already was ready to order food and drinks. Service is really poor. Won't be visiting this location again.
Generally a very nice spot to meet friends with good food and drinks. However, this visit was disappointing as with invited friends for a fun night in City Center. Although we had reservations, we waited over 30 minutes for staff to put a table together for our party. We had to call the manager to our table to get one of the members of wait staff to visit our table to take drink orders. They initially brought 2 glasses of water to a party of 9 then disappeared for 15-20 mi utes. The drinks orders were delivered incorrectly and the appetizer was burned (far substandard to the usual quality). Lastly, one member of our party never received her order. She finally agreed to accept, the wrong item (an appetizer, not her originally order entree).
The two couples who have frequent this establishment found ourselves apologizing to our guest continuously for the comedy of errors we experienced.
We got there and although they were offering the Houston Restaurant Week's menu at other Cyclone's they were not honoring it at this location. So we got up, left and went to SAL Y PIMIENTA down the street and had the selection from their excellent Rest Week's menu.
Tried not putting in recommendations for Cyclone's , but not allowed. Never have eaten there. This was an opportunity, but will not go back. Manager was nice, but not allowed flexibility,
Liked the decoration, specially the bar, very interesting! The service was ok; waiter was taking longer than usual to come to our table but I want to think it was because it was really busy that Thursday night.
The food was good. I had the lobster tacos and a Margarita. Just an observation on the beans: it looked more like a small cup of bean soup rather than beans. Too much water. But well, not sure if that's supposed like that. Anyways, food was tasty!
Overall experience was good, probably next time I will try to seat in the bar, looks fun to seat around it!
First time visit. The ceviche was as wonderful as the waiter said it was. A few of us had the ceviche topped with crabmeat as our entree since we weren't very hungry and it was perfect. It was a bit louder than I expected but don't regret making the choice for our business meal. (If you want or need a quiet atmosphere for a business meal, this would not be the choice) I would definitely recommend it for friends or a family get together - Very lively! Our group ordered salmon, enchiladas and the ceviche and we were all quite pleased.
We made a reservation for 7:45. We had kids which is why we chose a place that took reservations. It was July 4th and there was a firework show later which resulted in large crowds at all the restaurants. It is understandable that the restaurant was busy but after waiting 30 minutes for my table, I had to finally find a manager. The manager told me she was overwhelmed and couldn't do much about the large crowds and to talk to the hostess. She mentioned many other people with reservations were also upset. I guess that's not how I expected a manager to respond and resolve an issue. For future events, the restaurants should not have reservation openings every 15 minutes on OpenTable. Fewer slots should have been open.
We were a group of 5 celebrating 3 friends birthdays. Overall, the food was very good. However, the service was horrible! And, I had something done to me that I've never seen happen before! They brought me the wrong beans with my meal. The waitress said she can bring me the right beans but she needed to take my dish and scrape off my beans. She actually took my dish mid bite! My friend sitting in front of me said my face was priceless! Did speak to the manager. Would never set foot in there again! very good. However, the service was horrible! And, I had something done to me that I've never seen happen before! They brought me the wrong beans with my meal. The waitress said she can bring me the right beans but she needed to take my dish and scrape off my beans. She actually took my dish mid bite! My friend sitting in front of me said my face was priceless! Did speak to the manager. Would never set foot in there again!
From the moment I entered I was not acknowledge. When I asked for the party I was meeting I was just told is in the back you can go overthere, it would have been nice if someone showed me the way. This was my first time there and I was not impressed by their service or food.
Party of 6 adults; seating was sufficient. Assigned waiter had too many tables assigned, so service was slow (not his fault); and food was not that great (though on a previous visit the food was pretty good). The other issue is the music was so loud we could not hear each other speak unless you're immediately adjacent to a person.
I had lunch there on Wednesday afternoon. For starters the waiter was to attentive coming to our table to much and filling up our tea glasses all the time. I ordered some soup and the waitress spilled it on the white linen table cloth in front of me and it almost landed in my lap on my shirt. Found out she was new there. Then I got my meal, and it was way way to salty. Had it compted. The manager said thanks for the comment and offered something else. Was charged for the something else I ordered should have been free. I was really disappointed in the place overall. It was the first time there to. I was at the City Street location in Houston, Texas and will not go back. This place needs better food prep. and people that are trained better as well.
I took four ladies to lunch there to celebrate a birthday. The other ladies had never been there. We were all pleased that we could talk easily, since women do tend to do that! The service was excellent - the ambience was perfect for the type of food - the birthday touch was great.
All in all, it was a very successful day and we will definitely be back.
As always the food continues to be consistent, it's always good to make reservation ahead of time otherwise you will be waiting during dinner time. Unfortunately that is also the downfall as they do get busy during dinner time which leads to service being slow. Furthermore, it also leads to them not being flexible if you want anything add on. Overall never been disappointed and still continues to be consistent.
Definitely got the impression reservation was lost. Sat a table of 8 in a corner of the bar. The bar was very loud and the TV was on high. Asked repeadedly for it to be turned down but it was always turned back up all the way. What was supposed to be a reunion of friends was reduced to staring around the table and yelling 'what' a lot. Not recommended. At all.
Effectively my local as I regularly drop in for a drink sitting outside to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the Citicentre.
When I do eat there, the food is always good. I find service inside the restaurant to be a bit more attentive that for those patrons that are outside which doesn't sit well with my preference but that is a small inconvenience.
Great food and ambiance. Fun decor and plenty of space for our party. The food was fantastic and came out hot and in good time for our group of 24!
The staff was a little overwhelmed but managed. Expected better service for such an established restaurant. Bar needs a bit of training on classic drink recipes. Stick to the drink menu.
Would go again on date night!
We were dining with a party of 8 - food was good but dishes were not brought out at the same time. 2 guest received their meals when the rest of us were about half way through the meal. Server was very friendly but maybe the kitchen was having trouble. Will most likely try again and hopefully will have better results.
I have eaten at other locations and been very pleased. This nght was a bit of a disappointment. There were 6 in our party and all of our food was medium warm to cold and very bland. I am sure if we had asked it could have all been taken back and re-heated but what a hassel for 6 of us. The wait staff was excellent! For dessert we ordered Tres Leche which was the worst I have ever had and Key Lime Pie which was the best I have ever had. The Key Lime pie was the best thing on our table that night. Parking is a nightmare at this location. I hope they get it together as this is usually a great place to eat.
My he ambience was the best part of the evening. The server was not very attentive. Food was cold-fajitas weren't even served on a flaming smokin grill plate. Never been to Mexican restaurant where fajitas just served on plate. Would recommend this place for social hour and drinks only
A small group of friends from work took another friend to celebrate her birthday. Our server, George was very helpful and attentive during our entire visit. There is always a smile on his face and he is always eager to serve. We look forward to our next visit.
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