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3210 W Dallas St, Houston, TX | Directions 7701929.757250 -95.399720
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
A great place for lunch and dinner – I come here almost once a week for lunch or dinner, and love the place. The head waiter knows me now and talks when I come in, and the rest of the staff is nice. They do tend to take a while when its busy though. Their salsa is really good, and their queso is good too. I didn't really like the queso flameado, but that is just a matter of taste, others have liked it. I love their combo plate at lunch and their camarones diablos for dinner. The quail is good, but a little greasy here. Also, I've never liked any of their pork dishes. It has a cool little patio that is fun to sit and drink on when the Houston weather allows. I don't like how the lot is valet only, so I park around the corner.
Fabulous!!! – I love this place! Went to dinner last night there for a small birthday celebration! Great service, great food, and great Mango-ritas!! I love the Chicken Alamades!!!
Do not plan a special celebration here – There are many Mexican food restaurants in Houston and we chose yours to celebrate our son's H.S. graduation on June 1, 2008. We planned and reserved this with you two months in advance and our evening on the patio was as if 25 of us just walked in off of the street. There was no table set or reserved when we arrived at the designated time (8:00 pm). We had to wait about 20 minutes after 8 to even sit down. We had no time to prepare our table for our son. We were moved twice. We had insufficient space even though we were assured that there would be plenty of room for our 25 guests. Several of us were served dinner after most people had already finished eating and it was cold and dried out (not your typical Teala's dinner). Although our waiter and bar tender were trying their best, clearly no one else cared enough to make this the special event we intended. Our total bill, including drinks, was over $600 and I feel extremely disappointed in your management failure. I have also sent a letter to the management and there was no response. This is an indication that the management is insensitive to the service, especially for people celebrating once in a lifetime special occasions.
A big YES to Tealas! – If you've lived in Houston for even a short while, you probably have come to realize you have choices when it comes to mexican fare. For me, there is now only one choice and it is Tealas. Try it once and you will agree. It has been our favorite for years. Anytime we have company from out of town we bring them here and even a year later they remember what they had to eat and want to order it again! We live in Cypress now but love it so much we still drive into town for this restaurant.. I would recommend anything on the menu as every option is superb- fajitas, nachos, the black bean dip, margaritas (especially mangoritas- WOW!), just to name a few. Teala's is just so different from any other place. There are just so many nice, subtle touches to the food, drink, even the service. It truly creates a unique dining experience. The waitstaff is very kind and attentive and the atmosphere is wonderfully inviting. You can entertain yourself just by looking around at the artistic style in decorating. It is great for a date, a large group gathering, or simply just when you are hungry for great mexican food! I guarantee you will leave every time feeling satisfied and impressed.
Best margaritas in Houston – I've been going to Teala's for years and trying to branch out and find other good margaritas and there are none. They offer so many fruit flavors too! The staff is great! The service is excellent and the bean dip and salsa are the best also.
Almost as good as expected – We did lunch at Teala's. We showed up promptly at noon and the restaurant filled quickly. Overall it was good food but one of our dishes was much better than the other so I would ask for recommendations before you order. We had the top shelf margarita - which was excellent... but don't drink these and expect to be able to drive.
Now that is Mexican Food! – Sheer Heaven! The food was out of this world. The Ritas were to die for! Brought my parents from out of town and they are still talking about this to their friends!!
Best damn ritas!!! – This place has been a favorite of my partner and I for over a year now. The food is great, the people, are great, and the ritas are to die for. Don't miss this place it is one of Houston's greatest hidden treasures.
Cool place to go with friends – I have eaten at Teala's twice since I moved Houston and it was incredible. The black bean dip is really nice to go with tortilla chips because you can't really get that at any other restaurant. The margaritas are perfect, with not too much alcohol in it but just the right amount. The service was very prompt, refilling drinks and chip bowls quickly. I definitaley recommend it!
Nice little getaway – My boyfriend and I were looking for a place to go that was relaxed and where we could sit outside. We sat in the outdoor patio and both had the mango ritas (frozen) since it was recommended and they were great! One of the best places I've had a rita b/c you know how hard it can be to find the perfect one! We also had two entrees which were just the right size. Great place to go for conversation and drinks! I'm ready to go back again this weekend.
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