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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
Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Pearland, TX
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met family for convenient location. Over $100 for 3 people sharing fajitas for 2 which were average, plus charged extra for the jalepenos. 1 large margarita each which were almost $20 each and the worst I ever had. Tasted lime straight lime mix and could barely drink it. Server was nice but a little slow. Not worth inflated price. It's... More 

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Thank MagnificentMom
Baytown, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I met for lunch yesterday. The food was pretty good, but the drinks were great! I would have given a 5, but the service was just okay. We had to ask our server for the same thing more than once. She was nice, but seemed a little spacey. We hung out at our table for about 3... More 

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Thank txteacher_girl
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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.

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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.

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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 

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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.

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Houston, Texas
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300 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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.

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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 

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Thank Kelly L
League City
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207 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

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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

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Thank Raymond B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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?