Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
Houston, TX 77077
- Sun 11am-8:30pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 11:30am-9pm
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
- Full bar
- Lot Available
Houston Press' Description
Busting out of a strip mall on Woodway, the original Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen is a true Texican kitchen. Sylvia herself roams the place, checking on tables as her enormous turquoise earrings sway delicately along with her nonstop motion. She is the center of this colorful universe, where she mimics the flavors of her youth in the Rio Grande Valley. The enchiladas, of course, are the star of the show. The cheese enchiladas are fantastic. The homemade tortillas rolled and filled with a blend of cheddar cheeses and topped with Sylvia's signature enchilada chili are smooth and lack the seemingly requisite pools of grease. Meat enchiladas, too, are a win. They're packed with fresh, well-seasoned meat, and kicked up a notch by the thin, homemade sauce. Another plus? Portions are reasonable - especially for Tex-Mex/Mexican fare - and not slathered with superfluous amounts of cheese.
Serving lunch and dinner, Sylvia's offers a unique food line made from homemade recipes with all fresh ingredients. Choose from over 18 varieties of enchiladas, vegetarian plates and fajitas.
Come check out Sylvia's outdoor dining patio or reserve the private dining room for your business and family gatherings.
Sylvia's has a fully stocked bar and boasts of some of the best margaritas in Texas! And don't forget the Tres Leches - Sylvia's desserts are extraordinary.
It's a shame - until recently this place had been on my routine for lunches in the Westchase area - things have drastically changed! And not for the better. The service has been bad the last TWO times we were here. Food is still pretty good but I cannot spend my lunch hour and my hard-earned money at a place that is so unfriendly (always been unfriendly) and slow, slow, slow. In... More >>
It's a shame - until recently this place had been on my routine for lunches in the Westchase area - things have drastically changed! And not for the better. The service has been bad the last TWO times we were here. Food is still pretty good but I cannot spend my lunch hour and my hard-earned money at a place that is so unfriendly (always been unfriendly) and slow, slow, slow. In addition, they have suddenly started charging extra to substitute flour tortillas for corn. Been patronizing this place for a very long time and this is a new policy. Really? Isn't corn more expensive? In addition, we waited and waited for our server to return to our table to take our check. To no avail, we headed up to the front (where we observed an employee behind the front counter) to try to pay for our meal. She IGNORED us while she continued her PERSONAL phone conversation in our faces. Then, after she finished her conversation, she took our money to our server for processing. The server conveniently did not bring small change and when I asked for change, she pretended not to understand me and kept part of it! I was so late, I just left and vowed to NEVER return. This is a sign of poor management in my opinion. Lots of places in Houston that are happy to take my money. NOT WORTH IT!
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