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Johnny Tamale Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
E. Sam Houston Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505
+1 281-487-7482
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“tamales” (10 reviews)
“queso” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
E. Sam Houston Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! We had 45 hungry and thirsty people. Reserved one private room and two huge tables outside it. First class service and food! Everyone lo ed it. Thanks again!

Thank NealC169
Reviewed September 23, 2018

First time I've been to this restaurant. Great food, excellent service, and the green chip sauce was excellent. Waitress was prompt with taking our drink and appetizer order, refills thru ought the meal. She was attentive without being intrusive. Hubby had the Mini-fajita combo and...More

Thank worldtravelsavy
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We went during dinner time so we sat at the bar, which was not a bad choice. The 3 bartenders were very attentive. The Strawberry Margaritas was good. The Queso had great flavor with ground beef. It was a full house sat near the kitchen...More

Thank Irene M
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

I generally judge a Mexican Restaurant on a few a simple points......quality of chips and salsa, guacamole, margarita (on the rocks of course) and most important.....how are the fish tacos? Of course, there are other things I look for in a good Mexican restaurant, but...More

Thank raven349
Reviewed March 29, 2018

We were out for a late dinner and this restaurant was open. I'm glad we found it because the food was delicious.

Thank Noir17058
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Great spot for well prepared Mexican food. We both selected a lunch special called “Lolita” which consisted of a tamale, enchilada, burrito, taco, and rice and beans. All very delicious. Very generous portions at a reasonable price. Servers push appetizers, but with the amount of...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

The tortillas here are the real thing. Not gross see through ones that are too greasy. The fajitas were on the more med side the way I requested. They were tender as well. I loved it!

Thank redalert91
Reviewed January 3, 2018

We didn't want to drive to Pappasito's so we went to JT's this past weekend. The wife had a mango marg that she said was good and we had queso with ground beef to start. Pretty good queso and salsa. We ordered beef fajitas with...More

Thank eldude1010
Reviewed December 11, 2017

We stopped in for dinner on a Saturday night and sat at the bar while waiting for a table to become available. We had such a great bartender that we decided to just stay at the bar. We ordered some awesome Margaritas for a great...More

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We have been going here for years and everytime our daughter comes home from College this is the first place she wants to go to eat. Our favorite is the Chilli Con Queso with chips. Love the Seafood Enchilada's and my Husband loves the El...More

Thank Darlene P
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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