Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Cantina is now open, after being delayed from the initial September date. Though it shares a name, owner, and chef with the Houston chain Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Restaurant, the two entities are not affiliated.
The Austin restaurant will be serving a partial menu (determined by the chef daily) during limited hours until November 6. During this time, food and drink will be free of charge (with a limit of two alcoholic drinks). Guests are given the opportunity to donate the cost of their meal to the Rebuild Texas Fund, to support communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The restaurant will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and is taking reservations.
The late Jesus Anaya (aka Mexican wrestler Cyclone Anaya) and his wife Carolina Berzeny (a former Miss Houston) opened the Houston Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Restaurant over 50 years ago, allegedly using many of Carolina’s original recipes. Their youngest son, Rico Valencia, was the restaurant’s owner before its sale to Heritage Restaurant Group. He now operates the restaurant Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Cantina at the Domain Northside.
Normal hours for the restaurant (after November 6) will be Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.