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Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest, Houston, TX

Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest

4.6
4.6
161 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
A bright modern Tex-Mex spot serving made from scratch recipes, Penny Mimosas & giant margaritas

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tex-Mex, Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 686-7642
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Lupe Garcia
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Houston

    Kid-friendly

  • Houston

    Lively

  • Houston

    Tex-Mex

  • Houston

    Kid-friendly

  • Houston

    Lively

161 Reviews
  1. MeaganP

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is the second time we have made a reservation, driven all the way to the Domain, just for them to be randomly closed. No signage, no info online. Very disappointed.

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  2. EmilyS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food! Such a fun place to dine! And the happy hour specials are amazing!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant’s sunday brunch deals but if they feel like what you ordered isn’t a good enough portion to drink the penny mimosas they will MAKE you order something else which I don’t agree with because what if I ate before I came , what if what I ordered made me full , I just don’t agree with making someone order food that may go to waste

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  4. Kelly

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm surprised that the Garage Margarita is from a tap and not made fresh......good and quick but it needed a bit more love with a simple shaker to get the temp right. Service is always good.

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  5. PheoliaS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and vibe of the place is amazing! We sat on the patio and experienced perfect patio weather. Our waiter, Leslie, was amazing and attentive. And I can’t forget about the mimosas!!!!! Take your girls or boo for brunch!!

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  6. CHB59

    Houston

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Skinny Margaritas, ceviche, and Fronnie’s Superior combo, as usual!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had good experience Matt was super nice he was one of those servers you don’t have to ask to do much because he was on top of it!

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  8. MariIleneB

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation for brunch for my birthday for six. The server was an older man. There was a bit of a language barrier but that wasn’t the problem as were perfectly happy to order and respond in Spanish if needed. It took a bit to get him back for our entree orders after appetizers and he really seemed like he couldn’t be bothered with much. The menu said huevos rancheros came with tortillas but I had to ask for them twice after my meal came. He wandered off and started refilling other guests’ waters instead of getting them the first time. When I questioned the charge for tortillas on the total he told me it only comes with the decorative tortillas under the eggs. I’ve never before seen huevos rancheros not served with tortillas but now I know I guess. Before I could finish reviewing the ticket he took my card out of my hand and tapped it to pay. I was surprised by the total but could no longer see the items. I tipped and asked for my printed receipt after. He badgered me about whether or not I requested it to be printed - I never saw the option, I think he took the device from my before I could select it. The printed receipt is where I finally found out about the large party gratuity and I definitely would’ve adjusted my tip if I had known. It wasn’t disclosed at the reservation, when being seated, or by the server who also did not let me finish reviewing the ticket. At no point was a large party gratuity mentioned but I’m guessing I missed it on the menu while chatting with my guests. I’d also followed the QR code on the table to sign up for rewards but the server wouldn’t scan it. I feel the real issue was our server, so we’ll try one more time just because this place is convenient, but it was embarrassing that I brought my guests here to go through that. Based on the experience with the sever alone, I wouldn’t come back or recommend it.

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  9. JessicaE

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good drink value, food was not good. Waiter was attentive and brought refills as needed.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the restaurant week special. So good. The service was great. My friend and I got to talk and laugh while enjoying great food.

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  11. Jacky

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really love it here! The service is excellent and the food is as well. Will be returning.

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  12. MichelleH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fun place to celebrate a friend's birthday! The ceviche was the best I've ever had, very fresh and I love that they serve it with plantain chips. Good margaritas and salsas too. One thing to be aware of: For a party of six they tacked on a 18% tip. The waitress told one person but no one else heard her. She got a 38% tip from me and probably the same from my friends. I understand including the tip for bigger groups but we weren't shown a ticket, only handed the little scanner to add the tip. The service was better than expected after some of the reviews I saw but it did lag after we got our food. We finally had to flag her down to get more drinks. Overall, a 4.5 and I will definitely go back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jeffery is my favorite server! Food is always amazing as well as the margaritas!

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  14. SydneyS

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felix is the reason we keep coming back, he is such a amazing waiter and keeps us entertained and well fed.

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  15. Anniversary

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time , food was great and the service is excellent Thxs again

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  16. NaycyC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved the bottomless mimosas!! Didnt wait long on food even though they were busy and its such a colorful place !

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely will be going back for more! We arrived earlier than our reservation and was still able to be seated right away with no wait and the place was pretty full. Server was awesome and very friendly. Food was excellent and the kids even got free ice cream cones. Good for family outing or even a date night.

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  18. GloriaG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For it to be a Holiday Mother's Day the staff was veey attentive from arrival until leaving even the manager checked in with our table to make sure nothing was needed.

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  19. GloriaR

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was disappointed in our meals because they seemed overcooked. We had the Camarones a la Parrila and the rotisserie chicken. The shrimp was overcooked kinda dry, no cheese, and the bacon around it was really really crispy almost to the point of being burnt. My rotisserie chicken was very dry. The highlight was the corn that was served with the chicken and the charro beans which were very tasty. The enchiladas our friends had were tasty and the burrito was good too.

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  20. LauraD

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always! The Tex-Mex Garage never disappoints!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff and food was great

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  22. Courtney

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Pros: It was decorated beautifully for Valentine's Day and we were seated promptly upon arrival. Cons: Server hardly ever checked on us. Food tasted good, but was lukewarm.

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  23. Kristi

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, the salsa was excellent ,service was great, would recommend!

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  24. MichelleR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast quesadillas were so good! Tequila Sunrise marg was delish!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    After being seated we were basically looked over by servers. A table came in and was serviced before we were. The manager on shift didn’t even care and said it was ok if left. It’s not ok to be in the service industry and be treated the way we were. We eventually left and went somewhere else. We will not be returning to this poor establishment.

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  26. ChristopherT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Will be back for penny mimosas for sure.

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  27. thomasb

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is good quality and value fir the price Excellent service Difficult to hear conversations at table I like variety of margaritas on offer, however a bit more generous portion of tequila would encourage me to consider ordering one during my next visit

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  28. Czechprican

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great for our Christmas Lunch at your place. My only complaint would be the noise level was a little loud and your carrot cake has a weird taste/spice to it. No one liked it at the table and took it home to my husband without saying a word about it and he even said it had a weird spice taste to it. But the tres lecehs is soooo good! thanks

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  29. IKNOWHOUSTON

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was hot and fresh and the service was on point.
    Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak ForestResponded on November 18, 2022
    Thanks for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon!

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  30. Kacky

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for a birthday celebration. It was so loud in there you couldn’t hear the person next to you. Food ok. Not anything outstanding just ok. I guess waitress Martha figured a table of ladies wouldn’t tip well so we had poor service. Such a disappointment after reading other reviews.
    Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak ForestResponded on November 15, 2022
    Hi Kacky, Thanks for your review. We aim to provide a lively and energetic environment where people enjoy coming to socialize. However, depending on where you are sitting and how busy we are, it can get a little too lively sometimes. It sounds like you won’t be returning, we hope you find another restaurant in the neighborhood you enjoy to support. Thanks for giving us a shot and for your feedback.

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  31. Aurelios

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Excellent food. Patio dining was lovely. Served our large party quickly and efficiently.

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  32. PheoliaS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came for my birthday and I can’t wait to come back! The food was delicious. The decor and overall feel of the place was great. The service was on point. The pricing for my food and drinks were reasonable and I really enjoyed myself. If you’re looking for a cure date night spot or brunch with your girls, that’s the place to go.

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  33. Denise

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Will definitely be back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud. I was ok (just ok) with it but my husband is not a big fan of a crowded atmosphere and the noise made it a bit worse for his anxiety. Price was good, mimosas were delicious, service took a while to attend us but it was a good place to visit for a special occasion.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed my first time at this establishment . The atmosphere is beautiful. The service was good and there were many options for food. I would highly recommend trying this place out

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  36. Scarabsan

    Houston

    85 reviews

    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Gamil was excellent at was the food. Well worth a visit

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  37. MonHay

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our wait person and every one was very energetic and took well care of us.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and food were amazing.

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  39. TBird

    Houston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visitor to Valencia's Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest. Drawn in by Houston Restaurant Weeks participation. Atmosphere was clean and fresh. Very appealing. Great, hot food. Mole Chicken was super. Service was mostly good. Main server provided good recommendations. Service lapsed a bit midway. Had to ask for an iced tea refill and more red sauce. Other workers stepped in to clear dishes from table. Overall, super experience. Will definitely be back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I really had high hopes for this spot. The service was very poor. Had to flag down server each time. Drinks ordered that were never brought. Two bowls of pozole each with silverware found in bottom of bowl. Server never came back after food was brought. Had to correct checks for drinks not brought. Very dissatisfied.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest using the Order Online button. Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 686-7642.

Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest is rated 4.6 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage - Oak Forest

2009 W 34th St,, Suite A, Houston, TX 77018-6108

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Northwest
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tex-Mex, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Lupe Garcia
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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