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The Don'Key Mexican Food

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
5010 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505-1508
+1 281-487-1253
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
5010 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505-1508
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I first came to Don Key about 20 years ago! I moved out of the area and forgot all about the great Mexican food until I saw a sign while visiting in the area. Couldn’t wait to stop in! It was busy but we got...More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

You know I'm not from around Pasadena and I usually never try to go to Pasadena but a lot of my coworkers said this place is a "hole in the wall" but it has really good margaritas and decent Tex Mex. why not! Let's get...More

Thank Trinh V
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Good customer service. Nice remodeling on the restaurant and very well lit parking lot. Food and drinks ate great.

Thank Natalieandjesse H
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I usually judge the quality of Mexican Food with their chips. DonKey's chips are awesome! Thin & crisp. I didn't really like their salsa at first (it was warmed instead of cold) which I thought was a little odd, but it was good. The queso...More

Thank skmorton45
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Many visits to the Don'Key over the years, and still enjoy it. The Don'key ritas really do live up to their reputation---they will kick your donkey! They were in the middle of a remodel last time we ventured to Pasadena, and the service and food...More

Thank Nate V
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Had lunch here last week and really enjoyed the authentic tex-mex food but the outstanding deal was the wonderful Margaritas. Well worth the hour drive to invite. Frozen delight in a glass so good we had a second one.

Thank Oklaokie
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Looks like they are doing major renovations. Very busy place. I might have ordered the wrong thing. I was a little disappointed by the lack of flavor. The margarita, not sure if there was any Tequila in it. Texas has much better places for great...More

Thank MicciPueblo
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

It has been years since we visited and thought why not try again? We took out family and friends for a good time. Margaritas were mixed without tequila. Tortillas were under cooked, yuck!

Thank 201dotson
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Best shrimp quesadilla this side of the Mississippi!!! Great service. Great atmosphere. Will be back.

Thank hyperact3
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The food is good and you get plenty to fill you up. The restaurant itself is cramped and loud. I went during renovations which made it even more cramped. The parking lot is confusing and I missed the entrance the first time. Overall, I would...More

Thank Susan R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5010 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 281-487-1253
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