What makes Alicia’s out shine other Tex-Mex restaurants? Simple....Alicia’s only uses the highest quality, freshest ingredients. Alicia's beef fajitas are made with Certified Angus Beef which is the best beef you can buy...less than 1.5% of beef achieves these high standards. Quality ingredients like this and all our ingredients set Alicia’s apart...we invite you to come taste the difference.
Owner David Herrera opened Alicia’s in 2006 and named it after his lovely wife Alicia. You don’t have to look far to see or interact with a family member...all of which, take great pride in delivering an amazing experience for our guests. Alicia’s warm, inviting atmosphere is undeniable and it’s friendly staff strives to make you feel like one of the family.
The Herrera’s Restaurants Story
The Herrera story is one of humble beginnings, inspired by hard work, perseverance, and family commitment. In 1979, at only eighteen and without speaking a word of English, David Herrera immigrated from El Salvador to Houston, where he discovered his passion for the restaurant industry. He worked tirelessly to become a captain waiter at Tony Vallone’s premier restaurant, Anthony’s. While there, his ambition pushed him to learn everything he could about the restaurant business including cooking, the kitchen, and providing guests with an exceptional dining experience.
David and his wife Alicia, along with their three sons Marvin, Ubaldo, and Dario, saved for twenty-seven years to realize David’s dream of opening his own restaurant. That dream finally came true in 2006, when the Herrera family opened the doors of Alicia’s Mexican Grille. Named after David’s beloved wife Alicia, who he attributes his strength and success to, this high-quality Tex Mex restaurant quickly developed a fan following, with widespread support driving them to a larger Cypress location. Over the next 12 years, they have opened four additional Alicia’s locations in Katy, Spring, Houston and Sugar Land.
The Herrera family has continued to expand into new restaurant concepts over the past 12 years. Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood opened shortly after the first Alicia’s. Named after David’s youngest son Dario, this fine-dining restaurant invites guests to enjoy premium selections of perfectly prepared certified Angus beef steaks, fresh, succulent seafood, and an extensive wine list, all within an upscale dining environment in Cypress, Texas.
In 2015, Marvino’s Italian Kitchen opened. Named after their oldest son Marvin, this full-service restaurant celebrates their passion for Italian food and culture. Marvino’s boasts fresh, hand-crafted Italian dishes, American cuisine, and exquisite wines within a stunning décor and atmosphere in Cypress, Texas.
In 2017, the Herrera family opened an artisanal eatery named Galiana’s Bakery & Café, named after David’s granddaughters. In 2020, they transformed the bakery and café into Galiana’s Tex Mex & Agave Bar to share their passion for craft Tex Mex and cocktails. This boutique restaurant offers delectable Mexican classics along with Tex Mex favorites with a unique twist as well as hard to find craft tequilas and made to order specialty cocktails.
“We’ve continued to expand our restaurant portfolio not only because of our passion for amazing food and service but also because our guests have honored us with continued praise and patronage. We humbly thank all of our guests for allowing us to serve them.” – David Herrera