January 2013: NEW! Cyclone Anaya’s Central

Hi. I’m Lexi. I recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and am taking over this blog in hopes of making it an outlet to keep family, friends, and guests alongside the many adventures and expansion of Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen.

My grandfather, Cyclone Anaya, was a stud. He started his professional wrestling career at the ripe age of 17 when he became the Champion of Mexico. Shortly thereafter, Cyclone Anaya, known to our family as Papa, came to the United States and made a dramatic entrance into the pro-wrestling circuit. He thrilled the hearts of millions of fans and was certainly a Legend!

During this time he met his wife of over 50 years, Carolina – a former Miss Houston and the matriarch of our family. Many championship titles and five children later, Cyclone switched gears. He and his family entered the restaurant business in Houston. Cyclone and Carolina’s youngest, Rico, is my father. He is the current owner and operator of Cyclone’s and can often be spotted with his sister, Vienna, whom plays a vital role in the success of our family business.

After 40 years Cyclone Anaya’s has become a true Texas legacy, serving real family hospitality and deep-seated traditions. We have a true passion for fine homemade Mexican food – it would be wrong not to share!

So welcome, everyone, I am pleased you stopped by. Me, my family, and Jason Gould (Cyclone’s über talented chef!) are excited to express our passions, traditions, and happenings with you.

2013-02-04_0007Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Cyclone Anaya ‘Papa’, Rico Valencia, Sr. ‘Dad’, Vienna Valencia Molder ‘Aunt Vienna’, me