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Escalante's Mexican Grille

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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590 Meyerland Plaza Mall, Houston, TX 77096-1615
+1 713-663-7080
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Clinton, Iowa
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister recommended this restaurant and that she liked the Beef Empanaditas. Not being a big eater I didn't think I could handle three. They let me order two off the appetizer menu. Then, my favorite, Guacamole, was made at my table with only the ingredients I wanted. Superb!! Can't wait to go back Only complaint - I drink Canadian... More 

Thank iahmb
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not type of a restaurant you will drive across the town to dine there, but if you happen to be in the neighborhood it is a very decent Tex-Mex restaurant with good food and prompt, attentive service. Their Margaritas and Sangrias are strong, large and tasty, the food is not cheap, but you will get your money's worth.... More 

Thank AlexS101
Dayton, Ohio
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My taco salad was the most bland I've ever had. So tasteless that I didn't eat it and the server graciously removed it from our check. Husband had a combo lunch of an enchilada, an empanada, shrimp kisses, refried beans and rice. He ate it all, but said it was average. Very nice looking restaurant with an outdoor patio. We... More 

Thank Hollygo3535
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333 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A large group of us celebrated my great nephew's Baptism today at Escalante's in Meyerland. They had reserved the "party room" so it was no surprise it would be a large crowd - but only 1 server and 2 helpers were assigned. Drink orders took about 20 min. Once we ordered food, it was over 45 minutes to an hour... More 

Thank Sue S
Houston, Texas
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I treated a young friend (13 yrs old) to dinner who requested we eat here. The experience was made special when the waitress asked him if he wanted to help prepare the table side guacamole dish. He was thrilled and helped as the waitress guided his preparation. And the end result was very tasty. The only disappointment was the Alambre... More 

Thank Gregory M
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

CeviChe and empanadas are to die for! Great drink menu and Mexican food with a flare! Great shopping center location and super casual environment.

Thank Jessica C
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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298 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

While shopping in the area, we decided to stop by Escalante's for drinks. We had plans to dine somewhere else later. After looking at their menu, we changed our plans. The food was great, and the service was fantastic.

Thank Julesfromlc
Houston, Texas
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171 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We love good Mexican food, especially fajitas and enchiladas. We got to Escalante's montly, usually for a Friday or Sunday evening dinner with family. Variety is excellent, food is good and plentiful.

Thank William D
Austin, Texas
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Escalante's bills itself as upscale Tex-Mex. I felt the prices were upscale, but the food was nothing special. The food and service were very good, but prices were high for Tex-Mex and I did not find the food that special. I eat Tex-Mex all over the state and know when I have found a "special spot". Does not compare to... More 

Thank Jackson66_12
Houston, Texas
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A very nice "Tex-Mex" Restaurant in Meyerland, convenient to Bellaire, and the SW area. A warm welcome, quick service, a large restaurant, perhaps 200+ seating. Perhaps we are a bit picky, but this was the mildest salsa, mildest Tex-Mex Food and very mild Margaritas that we have every tasted. Not bad, just mild. As in 'sissy mild Margaritas' - and... More 

Thank Hunter T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Meyerland Plaza Mall, Houston, TX 77096-1615
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-663-7080

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?