blowing into River Oaks
Sizzling Tex-Mex staple opening expansive patio bar-restaurant in River Oaks
A Houston Tex-Mex staple is ready for River Oaks. Cyclone Anaya’s will open its seventh Houston-area location this Tuesday, February 6, in the former Frank’s Americana Revival space at 3736 Westheimer Rd.
The restaurant enlisted the design talents of Gin Design Group, Tramonte Design Group, and Anchor Construction Managements to transform the over 6,000-square-foot space. Diners will immediately notice an all-new patio that also includes an indoor-outdoor bar.
Inside, customers will notice a window into the kitchen where they can observe flour tortillas being prepared. Other design details include custom artisan tile, locally sourced artwork, and a private dining room. A dedicated curbside/to-go entrance expedites takeout orders.
A Houston staple since 1966, Cyclone Anaya’s is known for its classic Tex-Mex fare — such as enchiladas, fajitas, and queso — and potent margaritas. The Sugar Land-based Dhanani Group acquired the restaurant in 2017 from Ricardo Valencia and Vienna Valencia Bement, the children of the restaurant’s eponymous founder.
“We are thrilled to continue growing the Cyclone Anaya’s brand in our hometown of Houston, Texas. We couldn't be more excited to be joining the River Oaks community,” owners Zo and Usman Dhanani said in a statement. “The new location brings an updated look to the Cyclone Anaya’s brand but the same homemade Tex-Mex favorites.”
The restaurant will be open for dinner daily. Lunch is served Monday-Friday beginning at 11 am. Weekend brunch begins at 10 am. It joins outposts in CityCentre, Midtown, The Woodlands, Rice Village, Briargrove/Tanglewood, and near the Heights.
As CultureMap has previously reported, Frank’s Americana Revival is moving to the nearby Alexan River Oaks building. The new location is expected to open this summer.