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Fonda Dona Maria - Closed

120 Tidwell Houston, TX 77022 | Outer Loop - NW | 713-695-5540

Location Description:

When you walk in this place, you feel like you got off I-45 at the Guadalajara exit. The walls are bedecked with a jaw-dropping display of Mexican pottery. Old-fashioned black fans churn the air from the high ceilings. Giant bottles filled with agua fresca line the drink station. This place does a better job on slow-simmered meat dishes, Mexican breakfasts and other typical south-of-the-border fare than it does on Tex-Mex. So try the huevos, the guisados and the pork dishes, and forget about the combo platters.

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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 8am-3am, Fri-Sat 8am-4am
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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