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Tila's Restaurant & Bar

) #1,057 of 7,320 Restaurants in Houston ££ - £££ Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1111 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
+1 713-522-7654
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
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“chilaquiles” (3 reviews)
“endive” (2 reviews)
“ceviche” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
££ - £££
1111 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

A group of us found our way to Tila's after multiple failed attempts to get a table anywhere else in Houston last minute on a Friday night. When we walked in the place was like a ghost town. It was super quiet and there was...More

Thank jhouston
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I've been to Tilas twice the last month, just in case the first time was a fluke. But alas, the service is beyond horrible; the waiters seem lost in space, are inattentive and supremely slow. They seem to focus on getting drink orders, which come...More

Thank baboulas9
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Guacamole was the best I ever tasted!! Very small, quaint restaurant. Some would say cramped. Service was very good and they had live music during the afternoon which was very nice. Road construction outside makes it a little difficult to get to.

Thank Carissa B
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Tilas is to Houston what Javier's is to Dallas. Unbelievable menu in a quaint hideaway restaurant on a island in the middle of Shepherd construction. Take Clay to McDuffie and slide in for a fabulous meal! Celebrate New Year's Eve with reservations and a menu...More

Thank Summertill
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Wait staff was friendly and professional. Food was hot, spicy and delicious. We had the fajitas variados plate (enough for 2!) - chicken, steak, shrimp, fish...can you say YUM! The Tres chocolate for dessert was creamy and decadent. Less then $50 later, we are super...More

Thank Juliana H
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican food I have ever had, very different spin in the same ole smae ole dishes. Very very cool atmosphere in the restaurant as well. We will be back again.

1  Thank southagaincharters
Reviewed 18 July 2015

I think this place would be above average in a lot of towns, but for Houston it's just so-so. The guacamole was really chunky which I prefer so it gets a big nod for that, but the chips weren't made in house...so a thumb down...More

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 14 May 2015

This was some of the best Mexican food I have had at any price. The food was very reasonably priced, the beer cold, you can even get a cold mug if you like, and the margaritas were outstanding. There is a very comfortable courtyard to...More

1  Thank twebb51
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Not your average tex mex by any stretch. Excellent food with top notch service. Won't pass up an opportunity to dine here.

1  Thank Realtyrs
Reviewed 6 January 2015

My wife had the Enchiladas Verdes which were fresh and lite. The Fidello soup bowl was small but with a tasty, homemade flavor. My daughter did not like her quesadilla, which was just OK to me. While the food is definitely good, the portions are...More

Thank MattR10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-7654
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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 fresh 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. Customer favorites include Salmon Borracho, Filet Mignon, Chiles en Nogada, and our signature marinated Chilean Sea Bass.
The patio provides the perfect retreat for the neighborhood crowd to unwind after a long day's work, weekend shopping or as a precursor to the night ahead. With homemade, all natural margaritas and an impressive selection of over 60 premium tequilas, patrons will be inspired to do absolutely nothing at all. And love every minute of it.
Tila's is warm, friendly and comfortable without any pretensions. Our guests feel at home with our unique family environment that makes dining here so special.
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