Molina's Cantina, Houston's oldest family run Tex-Mex restaurant, is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Here, George and Barbara Bush pose at the storied venue.
Raul Molina Jr. with his Molina's staff
Roberto Molina sits with the Molina's truck.
Roberto, Erica, and Raul Molina stand in front of Air Force One.
A local Tex-Mex institution celebrates its diamond anniversary next week. Molina’s Cantina, which opened its first location in 1941, fêtes the monumental occasion with a week-long extravaganza featuring daily specials, mariachi bands, giveaways, and more
“This is our opportunity to thank those who have supported us over the years — our guests, our staff, and our vendors, who truly are our extended family,” said co-owner Ricardo Molina (Ricardo is a third-generation owner alongside brothers Raul III and Roberto.)
So how does the city’s oldest family-owned-and-operated restaurant commemorate 75 years? Starting on Sunday, September 11, Molina’s offers 75 percent off a 1941 menu item for a random 75 minutes each day. Complimentary 75th anniversary koozies and margarita shakers will also be on hand. Molina’s will announce daily food and drink specials (look out for details on the upcoming tequila tasting) across its three social media platforms (@molinascantina on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.)
The seven-day celebration concludes with a multi-location fiesta on Saturday, September 17, featuring complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and giveaways. Stop by the 7901 Westheimer location from 1 to 4 pm; 3801 Bellaire Boulevard from 3 to 6 pm; and 4720 Washington Avenue from 5 to 8 pm.
Molina’s also sponsors a month-long social media contest coined “My Molina’s Memory.” Post a photo depicting your favorite Molina’s memory on your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag @molinascantina for a chance to win a $250, $100, or $50 gift card.
What: Molina’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
When: Sunday, September 11 through Saturday, September 17
Where: Molina’s Cantina