Great happy hour and food!
We were excited to try this restaurant because it was in a location we visit frequently. We were pleasantly surprised to get a reservation the day before (but now we know why we were able to). Upon arrival, our table wasn't quite ready and we were asked to wait at the bar. However, we could not get a drink! The bartender kept saying he'd be with us, but nothing ever came of it. Finally, we were seated.
José, our waiter, was very pleasant and attentive—he was the best the restaurant had to offer. The food he brought from the kitchen was very disappointing. I ordered a Mexican salad (labeled a house specialty). The presentation wasn't bad, but the actual preparation was lackluster. The chicken was dried out and the leafy elements (admittedly chopped) were flat and limp. My wife ordered the grilled salmon and reported that it was very dry. Neither of us finished our meals.
The prices were high—not wildly so, but higher than the experience was worth.
We will not be returning.
Service too slow. Had a reservation, but couldn't seat us. No offer for free drinks or apology. Bathroom unclean leading us to wonder how can the kitchen be clean. Food was just typical Tex-Mex. No need to return. Wasn't terrible, wasn't great.
They always give us a terrible table.
House Margarita could have been stepped up otherwise a nice after movie meal.
food came quickly and cold. Waiter was a bit out of it.
The service was marginal. Drinks were not refilled. It took quite a long time to get our meals and it was not a busy night. The food was marginal at best. Fairly bland and tasteless. It was crusty from being left under a heat lamp. Finally, we ordered the jumbo margaritas, thinking we would have big drinks. The glasses were big, but there was so much ice that I’m not even sure the jumbo added up to 8 ounces of actual drink. All-in-all, it was marginal evening.
We have dined at Cyclone's multiple times, though this was the first time for us on a busy Saturday night. They handled the crowd well, and though our order being taken was a little more delayed than usual, everything was delicious! It is one of our favorite sit-down restaurants, right around the corner from where we live.
I never got try the food (which is a bad part of your app) because we left after 10 minutes because no one came to the table which was the second table sat at. The first was incredibly wobbly and then they sat someone there right after us! The first table was still broken. No one around us had drinks or food. It was terrible. Never going back.
Food good—-service HORRIBLE!! Didn’t receive appetizer, then charged for it. Charged for more drinks than ordered. Mixed up orders. Lost credit card.
To be fair, we arrived about 10 minutes before the kitchen was scheduled to close. But that reservation time was available on Open Table so we assumed there would still be a decent experience. The entire restaurant smelled of bleach water. You could smell it as soon as you walked in so it was pretty clear that the staff was ready to get out of there. The hostess seated us in a booth in the back near a semi-open kitchen. We could also tell that the cook staff were ready to close up shop. There were still a handful of diners, but it otherwise appeared as if we were sitting in a closed restaurant. I can't fairly rate the food or survive as we decided to leave before ordering, but based on this experience, we will most likely not return. The décor was also outdated and the entire setup of the restaurant was off-- for a place like Mosaic, this won't stand a chance next to its competition.
Good food, responsive service, easy parking. Nice evening out, right across the street from Angelika movie theater.
Overall ok, but pretty average and overpriced for what you get.
Excellent food good chips and salsa, my son impulsively grabbed a birthday candle. The staff was awesome, kind attentive and caring. Definitely will be back.
Great tostadas chips, great service and delicious chile relleno
This was our 3rd time at Cyclone Anaya’s and honestly not sure if we will go back. We have not had great service on our last 2 visits. This particular time, there were several issues. First off, we ordered our drinks. I ordered a mango margarita on the rocks with sugar but got a frozen mango margarita with salt. I didn’t say anything because mistakes happen and figured I’ll drink it either way. We ordered nachos for appetizer and of course our meals and it literally all came out at the same time. This is my biggest pet peeve with restaurants. What’s the point of an appetizer?? Also, the waitress would walk by and look at our table but never actually asked if we needed anything. We had to ask for water when she walked by and glanced at us. It’s a shame we continue to receive poor service because we love the food and drinks but at what point do we say we’ve had enough. We were also seated at a table by the front door and it was so cold because the door was constantly being opened.
Highly recommend the crab nachos
Service was present but very slow. Empty drinks in table, server couldn’t be found most of the time. We were near the kitchen so could see they were not running food- don’t know where they were. Restaurant was not busy, staffed well for the crowd, but server wasn’t around and the service was slow. We watched people’s food sit in the counter for over 5 minutes before it was run to their table (they may have asked for it to be held)
Food was tasty but value for portion was only okay at best. I would certainly go again in hopes for faster service, but only once more chance to impress me for the overall experience to keep me as a returning customer.
I was pleasantly surprised with my experience at Cyclone. I was expecting an average experience, but the food was great, mimosa deal for brunch was perfect, got seating outside which was nice for people watching, but not too loud. Great experience, will definitely recommend to others and come again.
We waited over thirty minutes for our drinks for a party of 3. This was the theme throughout the evening. We waited over an hour, close to 1.5 hrs for food. We had trouble even flagging down our waiter,asked two other waiters passing by to get him and he still never appeared. Finally asked a third waiter who kindly just took her order. The first to wait staff to pass by could not have same less interested. All but the last waiter who stepped up to take her order we're completely unapologetic. Food was average at best, One order came out wrong. I doubt we will go back despite the great location and good outdoor seating.
Our specialty enchiladas with steak were excellent, but the queso dip was so-so. Since this is one of the main reasons I attend a Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant...I was unimpressed.
Our server was very kind and helpful and my margarita on the rocks was great! Tasty chips and salsa, too!
Great queso dip, nice setup to watch games and sit outside, the food itself wasn't anything to get excited about. Reminded me of Chi Chi's.
Great food and atmosphere! Had a super fun time , I will definitely come back again soon.
service and ambiance is good. Food is not very good.
The outdoor seating area was delightful , but the service was poor. We had a new server who had help from an experienced server but even keeping that in mind, the service was very very slow
First time here. Quick lunch in between teleconferences. Service was quick and good. Enjoyed their Fried Soft Shell Crab Tacos with avacodo. Free tortilla chips and salsa very good too. Several servers checked in with me.
Saw bad reviews on service but did not believe them. I was wrong. Food came and omitted my entree. Tell server - no response. No sign of waitress for 10 minutes. Ask hostess, then manager then other waiter about problem - no response for another 15 minutes. Waitress finally shows up - entree arrives 30 minutes after rest of party finished dinner. They offer beer - forget to deliver until dinner finished. Truly worst service I have experienced in dining.
Cyclone Anaya's got a good review in the Wa. Post, but our experience last Saturday evening justified the low marks it is getting online. Our waiter was alert and friendly, but otherwise the restaurant seems sort of lost and chaotic. The margarita was watered-down, salsa unremarkable, and the food arrived very late. The Taco Soup, however, is excellent! The bathrooms were in a poor state, wherein the posted inspection form showed the last inspection two months ago. Let's just call it inattention. But, the Mosaic District is fascinating and lots of fun. Best, however, to trying a neighboring establishment.
Upon arrival we were told by two different people that the hostess would be right there. We had to stand and wait for about 5 minutes for somebody to seat us. We asked to be seated outside and were then told to just go find her own seat. We did find a table easily however I did see the hostess seat other people. Was kind of odd to me.
Server finally showed up and offered us drink menus. Was not able to explain a few of the drinks to us as she did not have the knowledge. Drinks were fine food was just okay. Guacamole I expected better from a Mexican restaurant. Was nice to eat outside and enjoy the sites of Mosaic District. The food was not poor such that I wanted to send it back but it wasn't awesome and that I would want to eat there again either.
The food is amazing! One of my new favorite restaurants. Also the staff is very friendly.
Service is almost always very slow and sub-par. The reason we keep going back is because the food is almost always excellent.
We were seated but didn't get served for at least five minutes. Everything we ordered took forever (drinks, appetizers and main meal). Water was always empty, no one ever came to refill our glasses. Food was great, but every time I come here the service is awful.
Margaritas are a little too sweet, tacos are amazing.
Food was good as always but service agonizingly slow... 20+ minutes just to get water.
I would like to give an excellent review but the service started bad and became great. Apparently the restaurant was short in staff, nobody came to our table for longer than normal, we had to call for service and called manager to complain. He assigned us the "best server" he had, we asked for frozen margaritas and we were told they were no more, can you believe a Mexican rest with no frozen margaritas? but the waiter came with frozen margaritas and explained she had to ask the bar to do them for us. One of us ordered a snack bar and came late, she almost returned it. The place was not full so we did not understand why the delays. our table was too close to a both and the noise was high. originally we sat outside but mosquitoes were bothering, we asked for citronella, they did not have them. we asked to be moved inside, we took a table, I carried my water from outside to inside, and then nobody came to our table until we asked for service. the waiter was great and she gave us price of happy hour to minimize the inconveniences but we only had one drink each. the place is in an excellent location. the service needs improvement, I would like to return and see a better service.
I decided to go, despite all the negative reviews, because WaPo rated the restaurant as having good TexMex. But I should have listened to the reviews and stayed away. Restaurant is dirty, margaritas terrible (watered-down lemonade), and the food was poor. My beef enchiladas arrived in a pool of grease on my plate. Don't bother trying this place for yourself.
The food was good, but the service was awful. The restaurant was not particularly crowded, but our server, who introduced himself as Juan, disappeared for long stretches. It's a good thing that we were not pressed for time; after we finished eating, we waited 45 minutes before Juan reappeared. I will not dine at this restaurant again, and I wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends. This was my first time dining at Cyclone Anaya's, and it is also the last time I will dine there.
Average food overall. Good chips.
One of the table cleaners was in the bathroom - only washed hands with water - no soap. Left the bathroom and picked up a rag to continue wiping tables.
My family loves this place for brunch! Lots of great options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike
the staff is friendly and pleasant. service is good, checked on us few times but did not fill up the water unless we asked. this is our 2nd time eating at Cyclone, we liked the food the 1st time and decided to come again driving the 30 minutes from our home. This time my food was the Anaya chicken, the chicken was very dry, the description stated "slices" of avocado, there was 2 very very thin slices, 2 slices of tomatoes and the rice portion was also very small. I have to say I was very disappointed with the meal, certainly I wont order it again if we do go there again. the other dish was the beef fajita, it was good but again for a $5 less, in other places that serves this dish, we would have gotten more beef and the other trimmings than here for $22.