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Tia Maria's Mexican Restaurant

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4618 Dacoma St, Houston, TX 77092-8121
+1 713-680-0825
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was passing through town and wanted some great Tex-Mex. Tia Maria's did not disappoint. Standouts included the fresh hot chips, the beef tamale and the cheese enchilada. Skip the bland cheese dip and order instead either the guacamole or fajita nachos as an appetizer, both of which were delicious on the day I went. Service was attentive. I will... More 

Thank krepki
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This has been the go to place for good Mexican food for many years. However, there seems to be some recent changes that are not so good. The food quality has fallen drastically in the last few months and its now less pleasurable to dine here. They still offer great service and even better margaritas.

Thank txhcmtg
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were led in and sat at four different tables before ending up at the bar. The staff was friendly enough but they were so busy that taking our order, from the bar, took almost 15 minutes. After taking our order; they brought the wrong order, twice but we eventually ended up with some really great food. The food, for... More 

Thank B S
Guntersville, Alabama
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Every time we come to Houston we take time out to go to Tia's. The food is wonderful, the service is fantastic and very reasonable priced.

Thank Tom G
Victoria, BC
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I was staying at a hotel nearby and was craving Mexican food so I searched and saw that this place was nearby. What a gem! Had dinner here and loved it! Was seated right away, and provided chips and salsa to snack on. Ordered a margarita which was delivered shortly thereafter and for dinner I ordered one of their combination... More 

Thank Victoria_BCTall_Guy
Woodlawn, Tennessee
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The place is a dive, but the food was great! I had fajitas. The vegetables were fresh and cooked just right. The guacamole was fresh and seasoned to perfection. I heard nothing but praise from the rest of my party who had enchiladas and burritos. If I ever travel to Houston again, I would go back despite the rundown establishment.

Thank Trrhperry
Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Took my family there for a birthday celebration. There were 7 of us and we have visited Tia Maria's many times before but usually just 2 or 3 of us, so we were apprehensive on whether the food and service would still be good. In short, absolutely. The service was excellent and we never had to ask for anything. The... More 

Thank Randy D
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Attended a friend's retirement party at Tia Maria's. The service was great, the beer was cold and the food provided for the attendees was good.

Thank rcscott2016
Cypress, Texas
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262 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Last night was our 2nd annual reunion of a group of us that started working together at "Brookhollow", near 610 and 290. We eventually all moved to other work locations or moved out of state and lost touch. Anyway, back in 1987, Tia's was our favorite lunch and happy hour spot. Fast forward to 2016, they still provide great service,... More 

Thank Brenda S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I haven't been here in at least 5 years. Last memory is that the food was great so I invited a group with me. I should have believed what I read on here. The food is below Taco Bell quality. (Sorry Taco Bell) Really: They should SAVE YOUR MONEY, EAT AT HOME!

1 Thank Sarah M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4618 Dacoma St, Houston, TX 77092-8121
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-680-0825

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