Molina's Cantina - Washington Ave.

(713) 862-0013
4720 Washington Ave. | Houston, TX 77007
Memorial Park/Washington Corridor
TripAdvisor Rating Based on 50 reviews

Since 1941, the Molina family has been bringing the true taste of Tex-Mex to hungry Houstonians.

This is a family-run business through and through, where each location is welcoming in its own unique way. On Washington Avenue, Molinas offers a moderately-priced restaurant in the thick of Houston's hottest nightlife scene, making this a great place to start off the evening.

Start with the Buenos Tiempos Platter, a sampling of flautas, quesadillas, nachos, guacamole and chili con queso. It serves four. Got a really big appetite? Try the Mexico City Dinner. It's so big they have to bring it out in shifts. You get a taco, an enchilada, a tostada, a tamale topped with chili, guacamole, chili con queso, rice, beans and flour tortillas for less than $10. Or maybe try the Cancun Shrimp Platter. It's an ample serving of jumbo shrimp stuffed with fresh jalapenos and white cheese, all wrapped in bacon and grilled. Desserts include sweet flan, delicate sopapillas and lucious homemade tres leches cake.

All locations have low-priced daily lunch specials and festive happy hours. Be sure to take advantage of both.

  • Enchiladas de Tejas (cheese enchiladas with chili con carne) named one of the greatest "guy" foods in America by Men's Health magazine (2010).
Restaurants
General
  • Hours: Monday 11am-9pm Tuesday-Wednesday 11am-10pm Thursday 11am-11pm Friday 11am-Midnight Saturday 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-10pm
  • Price: $$ (Meal, including one drink, tax and tip $11-$30)
  • Seating Capacity: 222
  • Reservations Required
    • No
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Menu: http://www.molinasrestaurants.com/pdfs/Molinas_Menu_Web.pdf
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Happy Hour
  • Serves Late
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Kid's Menu
  • Valet Parking
  • Self Parking
  • Take Out
  • Separate Checks OK
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
  • Catering
  • Group Friendly
  • Student Group Friendly
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Banquet Capacity: 222
  • Reception Capacity: 222
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event
  • Private Room
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