Mojitos are available by the pitcher. Yes, you read that right.Let’s get real: How many dining establishments can you name that have something for anyone, any day of the week, any time of day? Yep, we thought so. Let us present Cyclone Anaya’s as a serious heavyweight contender and our favorite to win. Want fresh, classic Tex-Mex among the gorgeous Oak Lawn set? They’ve got that. Want brunch? They’ve got that, too. Happy hour munchies and sips on a shady patio? Yep. Best queso in town? Check. House-made desserts? You bet. Lunch and dinner menus to die for? Sure thing.
Let’s get to the specifics that make Cyclone’s such a perfect, delicious specimen (much like the handsome fellow who started the place). First of all, you can peruse the menu while sipping a Guiltless Mojito. The three varieties – Blueberry Coconut, Sinless Strawberry Mint and Weightless – all come in under 130 calories. And get this: All mojitos are available by the pitcher. Yes, you read that right.
If you need to line your stomach before a night out at S4, stop in for Happy Hour snacks for $4 - $6. Think mini ceviches, tamarindo-braised beef sliders and mini chicken flautas. Lighter side options abound at lunchtime, from the Mixed Greens Salad (cucumber, avocado, tomatoes, black beans, roasted corn and jicama with a fabulous charred tomato vinaigrette) to the rotating daily lunch specialties that include shrimp tacos, crisp tostadas and crabcakes.
Lobster enchiladas, $25
Seafood Ceviche, $12; with jumbo lump crabmeat, $17
Roasted Chicken Chile Relleno, $13.50
Pollo Anaya, $14
Tres Leches Cake, $5
Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (bar closes at midnight)
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. (bar closes at midnight)
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.