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Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen

12637 Westheimer Rd Ste 140, Houston, TX 77077-5750
+1 281-679-8300
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“enchiladas” (45 reviews)
“tortillas” (3 reviews)
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12637 Westheimer Rd Ste 140, Houston, TX 77077-5750
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

First off the food is excellent. We went on a Sunday for lunch and the waiter talked about the buffet buffet buffet. We didn't want the buffet. We finally decided to go with the buffet for the kids. Lots easier. One of had the Mexican...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

I have dined here several times through the years. The food was noticeably better when Sylvia was present. I liked the spinach enchiladas, but the last few times I was there they were soggy and greasy and did not taste good at all. Sylvia was...More

Thank texastraveler92
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place is out of this world. Their rice is amazing! Service is great and margaritas are, too! Enchiladas are great and very flavorful. Would recommend this spot to everyone.

Thank Lia R
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I was there for lunch with limited time and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. The enchiladas were perfect, soft and tender, no hint of overcooking or chewiness. The beans and rice were seasoned perfectly as was the salsa. We...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was disappointed as I've eaten at Sylvia's before. The beef for the fajitas we ordered were chewy, sinewy...not a good cut of meat. We ordered the 1/2lb portion and were charged for the full pound. It was unclear how much beef was brought out...More

Thank Jason W
Corelli's I, Manager at Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Jason- Thanks for the honest feedback. We understand how frustrating it can be when you are not satisfied with your meal. We can assure you that we serve the highest quality Tex-Mex, and we hope that you will give us another shot, and allow us...More

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Had the Tampiquena, wow is all I can say. Cooked perfectly, med-rare. Presentation is great as well. Comes with tortillas, but you don't need them. Tried 2 different Margaritas, both awesome. I sat at the bar and had great service.

Thank rkeats
Corelli's I, Manager at Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2016

Rkeats- We are so glad you enjoyed the Tampiquena and our Margaritas. We are happy to hear that you received great service at the bar. Thank you so much for the kind words.

Reviewed 24 May 2016

When we are in town we always go to Sylvias. The food is outstanding and the service is always first rate. Additionally, our neighbors in Virginia have come to expect a return with frozen tamales or some other treat that can withstand the two day...More

Thank Dw M
Corelli's I, Manager at Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

Dw- We are glad that you always stop in for a great meal when you are in town. It makes us happy to hear that you neighbors also love our great food!

Reviewed 25 April 2016

First visit in a long time, but we will be back soon. We had the combo enchilada dinner, carne guisada, and pork carnitas enchiladas with poblano mole. All were excellent! Perfect seasonings and tender meats. The chicken in the enchiladas had tons of flavor, not...More

Thank Randall M
Corelli's I, Manager at Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Randall- Thank you so much for the kind word and the awesome review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your enchiladas and great service from Ana. We love reading reviews like this, and we can’t wait for you to stop in again.

Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Apparently this place has been open a while and I didn't know about it. I don't live in Houston any more but my mother does, and she says her friends rave about Sylvia's. I was craving Tex Mex, and it satisfied me, but I definitely...More

Thank Kay M
Corelli's I, Manager at Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

Kay- We are sorry that you didn’t have the stellar experience at our restaurant. But we are happy that you enjoyed your margarita, our menu selection, and the great service during your meal. We hope that you will visit us again when you are in...More

Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

This restaruant offers a wide variety of traditional Tex-Mex and Traditional Mexican enchiladas and other dishes. As I recall the menu is 9 pages. The salsa is very good. Margaritas were not so terrific but good enough. Homemade corn tortillas will remind you why flour...More

Thank TheresaVA
Corelli's I, Manager at Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2016

Thank you for the positive review, Theresa! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining at our restaurant, and appreciate your honest review. We hope that you come again soon!

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12637 Westheimer Rd Ste 140, Houston, TX 77077-5750
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-679-8300
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