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Tila's Restaurant & Bar

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1111 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609 (Mc.Duffy)
+1 713-522-7654
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 4 years of living close by I finally tried this place. Sunday brunch always seems packed so I was not sure what to expect-- crazy rowdy crowd? We went on a rainy Friday lunch and the service was impeccable. Not crowded due to the rain. Maybe room for 60 inside and 20 out? I could be wrong on that.... More 

Thank octoberitaly
Level Contributor
32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nice pleasant stop for drinks and appetizers on a late Sunday morning. Good service, nice atmosphere outside, and enjoyed our appetizers and drinks. Spicy Bloody Mary was solid!

Thank NG B
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115 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We've driven by a bajillion times and experienced their Taco Truck catering (highly recommend) but had never been inside! Great location, decor is intriguing and not "typical" mexican .... something different at every glance! Fish tacos (probably not the actual name, maybe hand-wrapped something?!) are amazing, best we've had ... and we try them everywhere! Ceviche was good too, small... More 

Thank Jenny H
North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere; food was very tasty; it's a one-of-a-kind place; quiet; Great for lunch - we did a late lunch before a big dinner.

Thank NCTraveler8674
Little Rock, Arkansas
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171 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Love this cozy little restaurant located on its own little island. Valet parking was a pleasant surprise. Neat patio available for dining, but it was way too hot and humid for that. Place was practically deserted early evening on Friday night. Our server was warm, friendly, and attentive. She brought us crispy chips served with two deliciously spicy salsas. Eclectic... More 

Thank joyclark5
Houston, Texas
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179 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I think that this restaurant has decided to focus on happy hours versus lunch crowds. Service was fine, menu intriguing, prices quite fair. But there was no one there at lunch and it seemed that the kitchen wasn't really ready to prepare lunch... Hard to decide how to rate, but not sure that I will go back for lunch again....

Thank L C L
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch after running errands. The atmosphere was laid back. Service was spot on and friendly. House Margaritas were very refreshing. We tried the crab stuffed portabella appetizer...it was tasty but small for the money. Then we shared the entree sampler....Carne asada, shrimp asada, shredded chicken enchilada w red sauce, potatoes, and black refried beans.... More 

Thank Heidi M
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Ate here with a friend about a week ago, Saturday night. I had seen the mixed reviews on another site but it's right down the street from my place and we had been wanting to try it for a while. I am glad we did and was pleasantly surprised. I will say it was not very busy, the patio outside... More 

Thank JetsetTX
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere and awesome food. They have a wide range of tequilas even the most expensive tequila. Servers and owner are nice and know their priority customer relationship. A little pricey but we'll worth it.

Thank I600XTjamesr
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114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 no hostess. I took a little walk through the dining area and saw a woman... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?