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Johnny Tamale Mexican Restaurant

) #13 of 182 Restaurants in Pasadena ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican,
E. Sam Houston Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505
+1 281-487-7482
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (9 reviews)
“fajita salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
E. Sam Houston Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505
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Reviews (62)
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

very good food at a good price. Close to interstate . Great atmosphere and lots of flat screens for sports

Thank William D
A TripAdvisor Member
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit and I am so thankful for real Tex mex good food. I ordered (Ponderosa) beef fajita enchiladas with a sour cream sauce suggested by our wonderful server Liz. This was so flavorful. It was wonderful to also be served an abundance of chips...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I got the guac as a starter although try do provide you with chips and dip on the house. The red sauce has no kick which I was hoping for. For the entree I got the JT ribs and some parts of the ribs were...More

Thank Ranto B
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers a great menu from fish to tacos to enchiladas. The service is great and free ice cream.

Thank robert s
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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...More

Thank MagnificentMom
Reviewed 22 December 2016 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...More

Thank txteacher_girl
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...More

Thank Gordon G
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...More

Thank msmm49
Reviewed 21 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,...More

Thank Tashia E
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, 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
  • E-mail
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