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Johnny Tamale Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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E. Sam Houston Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505
+1 281-487-7482
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food: I had the fajita salad, which was outstanding. My wife had the tacos, which she says were just okay. Service: Our server, who told us he had just recently started working there, was friendly and attentive. Price was very reasonable, considering we didn't drink any adult beverages.

Thank Gordon G
La Porte, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I have eaten here many times and had a good experience.This time I did not.I hardly ever order dessert but this time the warm Carmel brownie sounded great. Boy was I wrong,the brownie was cold and hard and no Carmel in sight.Needless to say I was very disappointed.

Thank msmm49
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Free Ice Cream! That says all I need to know! JT's is pretty typical for a family Mexican restaurant. Good, low priced food, great friendly staff, oh, and free ice cream! Haha! Clearly, my review is biased, but if ALL restaurants had free ice cream, maybe I would be a bit more giving with my star reviews! This is a... More 

Thank Tashia E
Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you're in a pinch the food is ok here. Tasted like they used way too much salt. Service was quick and friendly! Someone has trained these servers well.

1 Thank houlc2320_13
Houston, Texas
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296 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was not expecting anything more than average from this eatery. Lots of free parking. Friendly hostess and quick courteous and professional wait service. Quick to replace drinks and quick delivery even to a nine top table. A good "Mexican" food experience in Deer Park.

Thank zepper50
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We have visited this restaurant several times since we moved to this area. Each time our satisfaction decreases. Our first visit in January was wonderful. We went back the very next week, ordered the same fajita meal and found it a little less tasty. The seasoning seemed to be missing... We went back again for Cinco De Mayo. We ordered... More 

Thank Kelly L
League City
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203 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We went here today with two other families after church. It's just right down the Beltway from our church. It's not the first time we've eaten here and won't be the last. I love their green sauce. I think I ate too much!! I had the appetizer sampler for my meal and it was a ton of food. It's good... More 

Thank Lynn S
Crosby, Texas
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to eat there for a special occasion that was the first time and the last time I've been there not my cup of tea , I don't like when restaurant's subtatud flavor for presentation

Thank Raymond B
Santa Clarita, California
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

When we have business in town we always go to Johnny Tamale. The stuffed Avocado is fantastic. If you can wait till 9 to eat you won't have to wait. Lunch specials are always great and you can get in and out quickly.

1 Thank Dave K
Deer Park, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

The food and drinks are great here. There is a good selection on the menu. The fajita salad is awesome, unlike any fajita salad I've had anywhere else. The serve is always pretty good as well.

Thank Jennifer G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: E. Sam Houston Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 281-487-7482

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?