Meet the owners

Photo by Therapet: Animal Assisted Therapy
Chef Carlos Villapudua
Photo: Therapet: Animal Assisted Therapy
General Manager Mundo Villapudua

Founded by brothers Mundo and Carlos Villapudua in 2007, we operate out of a renovated mansion on a hill that was built for one of Tyler's most prominent families in the 1930s.

Fresh, local ingredients



Chef Carlos' menu reflects our background and values — top-quality ingredients, prepared with love and attention. Our Tyler-based supplier, CUT BEEF, and an herb garden on our property help us keep things fresh.


Dine in comfort and style



We've kept the mansion's homey touches and made several improvements, including custom artwork throughout the restaurant, a sleek, modern bar, and one of the region's best wine cellars.

Tour the restaurant and meet Mundo in this video by The Southern Weekend!

Villa Montez is Tyler's #1 Latin Restaurant!



We're extremely proud that the quality of our service and food have earned us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five years running!

Thanks to our customers, we're ranked #1 under Mexican, Latin and Fusion restaurants!

Join us

Villa Montez Restaurant is located at 3324 Old Henderson Highway in Tyler, TX.

To make a reservation, please call us at 903-592-9696.