We’re extremely proud of the food offerings we have here at Cyclone Anaya’s. Our extensive menu is bursting with flavors that will please any palate and includes a few items that you won’t find at any other restaurant. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the 9 “Must-Try” items on the menu. Whether you’re a regular or a new guest, these dishes should be at the top of your list to try next.
Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Nachos
This dish is truly one-of-a-kind. These nachos start with blue corn tortilla chips, then are topped with Mexican cheeses, roasted yellow corn, refried bean, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and jalapeños. If we stopped right there, it would still be an amazing dish, but we take it to the next level by adding jumbo lump crabmeat! When we say jumbo, we mean JUMBO!
Speaking of phenomenal seafood, nothing is more fresh and refreshing than our Seafood Ceviche. This features scallops, shrimp, and fish cured in lime and herbs. You can even add jumbo lump crabmeat! To top it off, fried plantains are served alongside it to complete a perfect pair.
Who doesn’t like tamales? These came to us by way of a regular name Betsy, who shared her old family recipe with us. Made in-house every day, these homemade-style pork tamales are topped with chile con carne, melted cheese and onions. If you like tamales like Grandma used to make, these are for you!
We’re right in the heart of crawfish season, which means you’ll find one of our favorite seasonal specials on the menu: Crawfish Enchiladas. This Tex-Mex/Cajun mashup features plump crawfish tails, sautéed in garlic butter, wrapped in tortillas, and served with chipotle cream sauce. Sure beats peeling them!
Brisket Tacos with Spicy Slaw
If you love Tex-Mex, you won’t find a better combination of Tex and Mex than these brisket tacos. The brisket is rubbed with a chipotle seasoning and slow roasted to tender perfection. The tangy spicy coleslaw and salsa verde top off this amazing mashup of cultures!
Wood-Fire Grilled Baby Back Ribs
Our wood-fire grilled baby back ribs are one of our most popular items and they only make an appearance once a week, for lunch on Thursdays. These premium ribs are hit with our housemade special seasoning, then slow-grilled to tender perfection over a wood fire, locking in that smoky flavor. Our ancho honey barbecue sauce adds the spicy sticky sweetness that will drive you crazy and make you a Thursday lunch regular!
The Enchiladas Anaya’s aren’t your run-of-the-mill enchiladas. These gourmet enchiladas are made with two red corn tortillas, beef or chicken flavored with our special seasoning, cheese, mushrooms, and onions. Our chile ancho sauce, a smoky, sweet and spicy treat, smothers the enchiladas to complete the decadent experience.
Carne Asada A La Tampiqueña
If you’re REALLY hungry, this is the meal for you. 10 ounces of our delicious fajita meat is covered with chile poblano, red bell pepper, red onion, sliced mushrooms and chile chipotle. Ready for more? You’ve also got a cheese enchilada, guacamole, rice, and beans to finish. Come hungry!
This is a beloved dish by Cyclone’s regulars. When Chef Jason Gould joined Cyclone Anaya’s in 2010, he was threatened not to remove the Pollo Jalisco from the menu. Something with that kind of following HAS to be good! This is another big dish, with two large chicken breasts, sautéed in our special cilantro butter, topped with mushrooms, chipotle and chardonnay cream sauce. Give it a try to see why it has so many dedicated fans.
Chocolate Coco Cake
Chocolate Lovers take note: Our made-in-house Chocolate Coco Cake is decadence to the extreme! Luscious chocolate sponge cake is layered, with rich chocolate mousse in between. On top, you’ll find even more chocolate mousse and a sprinkling of shredded coconut. Can you think of a better way to end your meal?