Pasadena >Food & Dining > Don'key's Mexican Food
5010 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX | Directions 7750529.665334 -95.167104
Mon. - Sun. 11:30am - 10pm
Good food. Gross restaurant – This place has pretty ok food and they have the best green sauce. The restaurant itself is disgusting and that is the main reason I don't go there that much. When you walk in, you walk right into the bar and it smells HORRIBLE, like stale beer. The bar also gets extremely packed, so it's horrible to have to get through a group of bumbling drunks just to get to the hostess.
Sometimes the servers are pretty bad too. I left one time because our waitress was too busy flirting with some guy and sitting on his lap to even ask what drink I wanted, then acted surprised that I didn't want to stay. The last time I went I was told that we couldn't be seated because we had a baby carrier that might "get in people's way". When I told the manager I was going to leave all of the sudden they could seat me. I left anyways and didn't go back.
This place is ok if you want to get drunk and don't care about the gross building. The food is just ok.
BEST PLACE IN HOUSTON AREA! – We have been going to Don'key for years! Its a great place with food and service. Cheap prices and always friends faces! ya its small but well worth the wait on a busy friday night! Johnny is our server and is one of the reasons we come in multiiple times of the week! So if you want good cheap eats and a good server to go with go to Don'key and ask for Johnny!
SO Good!!! – Ask for Natalie! She was THE BEST waitress! Food was awesome. Tortillas were HOMEMADE. That makes a big difference. Margaritas are STRONG and GOOD! I will be eating here again soon!
love it! – Wow!
Gotta love those disgruntled employees!!
As the "owner's kid", a.k.a., the G.M., I just gotta say this guy is way off!!
If you haven't been to the Don'Key, why not? Its been around so long, its practically a landmark in Pasa-get-down-dena!
Come try our famous fajitas and even more famous Don'Keyritas! They will land you on your @$$!!!
Most definitely a fun atmosphere and while your here, feel free to take a peak into the HUGE window where you can see all the action that goes on in our kitchen! All the kids love to watch the tortillas being made fresh daily!
The Don'Key isn't just an eatery, it's a party!!
I USED TO WORK HERE... – I GUESS THIS PLACE IS GOOD IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENE. IT'S BEEN SHUT DOWN A FEW TIMES FOR HEALTH ISSUES.EVERY MORNING IT WAS LIKE A GAME TO SEE WHO COULD FIND AND SMASH THE MOST LITTLE BROWN INSECTES (YOU CAN'T USE THE "R" WORD ON HERE). THERE WERE RODENTS THAT WOULD BE IN THE BACK BECAUSE IT WAS SO DIRTY BACK THERE.
I WOULD NEVER EAT HERE MYSELF. THE COOKS NEVER WASH THEIR HANDS AND THEY'RE DIRTY! THE OWNERS KIDS (THE ONES THAT RUN THE PLACE) WERE ALWAYS DOING INAPPROPRIATE THINGS IN THE BACK.IF PEOPLE KNEW WHAT WENT ON IN THE KITCHEN THEY WOULD NEVER EAT THERE! IT IS SO DISGUSTING!
we just love this place been coming for years 20+!!!! we drive all the way from Fannett just to eat here!!!
Pasadena Tex-Mex institution for margaritas that kick like a mule and cheesy combo plates. – Part of this working class Pasadena neighborhood since the '80s, this affordable, family friendly Tex-Mex spot makes sure that nobody leaves hungry. The restaurant is on the small side, so most nights find the casual dining room moderately packed and of a slightly higher decibel than similar establishments, but waiting for a table in the bar area makes for some good people watching. The menu (featuring pricing in pesos and U.S. dollars) includes all of the expected Tex-Mex specialties including enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, nachos and a popular chile relleno. Daily lunch specials offer a good bargain.
An Institution!!! – The Don'Key never stops being an ultimate favorite for me and my friends. Yeah the place is a little dumpy, but it is what it is. And in my opinion it's some of the best TexMex Houston has to offer. I have to agree with another review and let you know it is, in fact, worth the drive. I've never gone wrong with the Fajitas, you have to try the Half & Half Margaritas....they are $1.99 during happy hour! Just watch yourself, if you throw back a couple of those too fast, you'll be calling a cab!
Worth the Drive! – I had been hearing about this place for years and finally got chance to try it out for lunch yesterday..
The Queso is just average, but it was better after adding some of their salsa into it.
The real hook for me was when I opened the menu and found a combo plate that I did not have to modify to get what I want! (Chalupa,Beef Taco,2 Cheese Enchiladas with onions, rice & beans)
The Enchilada sauce was fantatic, the Taco Meat had real flavor, and they cooked the Enchilada with the onions on them (the way it should be), and I would swear my long deceased Abuela was in the kitchen making the refried beans!
This place is going to be my new spot whenever I am in the area!
Great place to eat! – This place looks like a dump, but on purpose. It's part of the ambiance that if you're not expecting, might throw you off a little. Usually packed on the weekends, get there early or expect to wait. Ritas are good but get the small one instead of the large because for the little bit more you get, it's not worth the extra $$. The fajitas are great & the tortillas are made fresh, all day. The service is excellent. The enchiladas are outstanding and the sauces are good. This is a great place to get together with friends, celebrate anything. It's always a good time, good food and good service. You can't go wrong.
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