Houston >Food & Dining > Tila's Mexican Restaurante & Bar
1111 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7701929.755791 -95.408705
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
Since the mid 80s, Tila's has challenged the boundaries of traditional Mexican cuisine with inspired, age-old family recipes. From brie cheese and pear quesadillas to tequila-marinated salmon with kiwi and mango slices, the cuisine is anything but predictable. Only the vivid imagination and tequila-inspired tastes of Tila's could conjure up such extraordinary fare. Favorites include Salmon Borracho, Filet Mignon, Chiles en Nogada, and our signature marinated Chilean Sea Bass. The patio is a perfect retreat to unwind.With homemade, all natural margaritas and a selection of over 70 premium tequilas, patrons will be inspired to do absolutely nothing at all. Tila's is warm, friendly and comfortable without any pretensions. From our family to yours come and enjoy!
I was delighted by going to this restaurant recently with my sister! We love it! Everything is outstanding! We are going to go for my birthday celebration, because we love it so much!
Great spot to hangout and have some great food and drinks. The food is so fresh and staff is very attentive. I love the Ceviche!
Our waiter was awesome! Very courteous and charming. He made my birthday celebration very special and brought a wonderful Tres Leches.
we'll be back! – Amazing chilaquiles tradicionales- perfect! we will be back again!
Thanks so much. I am thrilled you liked your Chilaquiles Tradicionales.
You are always welcome and look forward to your next visit.
Tila makes me feel so welcome!!!! – This is a review not only for Tila's Restaurant but also a testimony for the wonderfulness of its owner, Tila. The food is terrific! Every time I go I get something different which quickly becomes my new favorite. I probably have had the Pork Medallions the most and each time they've been incredible. I would have licked the plate if I wasn't in public! So the food being outstanding is a given. But what makes Tila's truly unique is, well, Tila! Before I continue, I should tell you that I am somewhat disfigured by a disorder called neurofibromatosis. In fact, I have what is considered a severe case. Because of this disfigurement, I don't like to go out in public because I don't want anybody to feel uncomfortable around me. Luckily, a friend of mine brought me to Tila's after the Art Car Parade last year and I almost cried! When we entered the restaurant, we were immediately welcomed by Tila as if we were old friends. She guided us to a great table by the bar and fussed over us for about 5 minutes. I told her about my disorder and I could tell that she was about to cry before she left the table. Five minutes later, the waiter arrived with complimentary appetizers; ceviche, guacamole and queso with tortillas! During the meal, she came by to make sure everything was good and surprised us by picking up the check!!! I asked if I could take my picture with her and she said, "No, let me take a picture with you!" Then she invited all the servers that were nearby to join us in the photo. When we left she made me promise to come back as soon as I could and now we are Facebook friends. I think sometimes it just as important to rate a restaurant by how they treat you as much as how good the food is. I love Tila as much as I love her food, which is a lot! My name is Reggie Bibbs and I approve of this review.
Thank you so very much, Reggie. Consider Tila's you home. We love having you.
See you soon.
Carne asada to die for! – I've known Tila for over 20 years and have always enjoyed the presentation of her entrees almost as much as tasting them. If you've never been to Tila's, I recommend her carne asada with creamed spinach and roasted potatoes. It is quite phenomenal. In fact, I can't even think of the appropriate adjective to describe the juiciest, most flavorful meal I have ever had. Oh, by the way, order it with the garlic sauce! Guess where I'm going after I send this comment?!! Yep!
Thanks Lou for your beautiful compliments and words.
I love having you as part of TIla's.
I can't wait until your next visit.
Lots of Love,
Great experience at Tila's – I love Tila's unique spin on mexican food. Their food is always fresh & flavorful. I especially love their ceviche, gazpacho & stuffed avocado. Their margaritas are some of the best in the city...using fresh lime juice. Their warm salsa is to die for! We will be returning soon!
It is so good to hear that you love and appreciate our food. Thanks so much for taking the time to communicate this to us.
I appreciate you and look forward to your next visit.
Warning: Dont G!!!I wish I had read the reviews before going – Will never go back.
My fiance and I went on a Friday for Lunch. We had driven by a few times and thought it looked interesting.
I have eaten every level of Mexican food and not only was the food not interesting, but how do you mess up Poblano stuffed with Mango... you add some kind of gritty /chewy/bland ingrediant that is unidentifiable. The creamed spinach had so much cheese (and I think it was Kraft Slices) there was no other taste. And to make it worse we really overpaid for the lack of quality.
Now the Waiter, who we rarely saw, could not even work the credit card machine. We never got water refils. and then t took him 26 minutes to run the credit card and had to finally have the other waiter run it. we had no idea why he was walking outside and waiting on other customers when he had taken my fiance's card back.
Seriously I think only the Valet had any skills to perform their job.
Thanks you so much for taking the time to report the unpleasant experience you had at Tila's. I am so sorry you did not enjoy the food and that your service was less than acceptable.
I will do my best to address these issues with the parties involved and make the necessary changes.
Most regretfully yours.
Unimpressed – Being a Texan, I have eaten my fair share of Mexican, Tex-Mex, Latin Inspired, whatever you want to call it type food.
I found Tila's through Citysearch and went for a co-worker's birthday lunch. We work in the Galleria area, so the location was convenient. They accommodated eight (8) of us no problems about 12:15 on a Thursday. It was great not to see a (gazillion) people in a lunch spot which is what Galleria area workers are used to when they go out for lunch.
The service was not bad. The food was acceptable. I do however think the value of what we got for the money was insufficient. (Paying extra for more chips is non-sense --- sure whether you see it on the bill or not you are paying for it any way, but it was the thought of an extra charge.) $159 (before tip) spread over eight (8) is not bad, but more than I expected, and more than I feel we got.
Doubt I'll go back, but I did hear their margaritas are decent so I may have to give them another shot in the evening. Besides margaritas make everything better.
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