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Tecate Mexican Restaurant

Greater Heights
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2615 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2713
+1 713-868-5232
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

There was a wire, about 2 inches long, in the charro beans. When we pointed that out AND showed the wire, there was no comp offered or discount, only 'may we bring you some more' or 'how about some rice'! THEN, when time to pay, I presented a Restaurant.com certificate on my phone and was advised, "the owner won't accept... More 

Thank RichAlva
Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

When we lived near Tecate's we'd eat there several times a month. Now that we live further out we still drive in a couple of times a month. The same friendly faces still serve after all these years and we see customers we've seen since forever, still eating there as we do. The food is standard Tex-Mex. I like the... More 

Thank sherri p
San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very convenient location, just right off the Highway and parking, good food, many choices and affordable prices.

Thank Erica D
Houston, Texas
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312 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

the chips were rancid, not a good start, the hot sauce very watery and not much taste. the nachos were very soggy. the tostados were just ok mostly lettuce and not much on them. In the old days this would be packed with Hispanic diners, we noticed none, a bad sign for aficionados. So disappointed as I used to love... More 

Thank gay e
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

What kind of place chargers for beans, cheese, onions and cilantro for a burrito? I should of ordered just a tortilla!! Don't come here!

Thank MaricelaaRamirez
Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for about 16 years now. Over the last few years I thought the food has gone a bit downhill, but with a lot of family in town, we chose Tecate over one of our new jaunts on Dunlavy. I'm not sure if they recently changed cooks, but the food was great, just like when we first... More 

Thank washmjd
Houston, Texas
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599 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I visited twice in two weeks, once for a quick stop after a long day driving and the second for my dad's 80th birthday surprise get-together. Both times the staff were attentive and friendly ... whether it was just me or over 20 people! The food is excellent and the serving sizes are generous to a fault, I can never... More 

Thank KLsWanderlust
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

It was our first visit. Waiters we're friendly but on occasions they forgot to give me some items i.e. drinks. Nothing of importance. We went for breakfast. Plates brings home made cooking tastes. They are simple but taste good. No complaints about the food. Quiet and calm atmosphere. Will definitely come back and recommend.

Thank Luis S
Houston, TX :(
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

My family and I frequented this restaurant, as the food and service was very good. Now the food is so-so and the service is ok.

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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

One of the waitresses will seat you at this casual neighborhood eatery. Good value Tex-Mex: fajitas, many kinds of enchiladas, milanesa are among our lunch and dinner favorites. Good guacamole and sopapillas too. Full bar. Good cheap breakfasts. Quite a few of the waitresses have been here for decades, are very friendly and good with kids and accommodating to special... More 

Thank Becky W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2615 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008-2713
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 713-868-5232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?