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El Rey Taqueria

910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302 (Washington Ave./ Memorial Park)
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Ranked #1,295 of 7,273 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Cuban, Mexican
Neighborhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Houston, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Most of the items on the menu are pretty average, but the chicken tortilla soup is excellent. In fact, it's my favorite...anywhere.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We happened remembered hearing about this place as a friend had visited previously and really enjoyed it. Since our other desination was packed and over an hour wait, we decided to give it a try. So glad we did and it was not too busy and food was really good. If you like beef I recommend the Ropa Vieja plate.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

FOUND METAL IN MY FOOD!!!!!!!!! I ordered the usual, a side of plantains and soup. Unfortunately this time I found a piece of spiral metal in between my plantains! I was so disappointed and talked the the manager and he didn't seem to care. He said that it is probably from their fryer and stuff like that happens!!!!!!! I was... More 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I have stopped here a couple of times over the last several years. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing. The place does great business. The staff is efficient and friendly. I like tacos. The Carnitas was dry and fajita chicken was just ok.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stay away from Taquerias, but I was invited for a quick bite to this place and it is delicious, inexpensive for a quick lunch or bite. Food is not totally Mexican, its more Cuban than anything else. The service was great and the food even better! I totally recommend it. It is a very small place though.

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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Cuban tacos and ropa vieja. That's all you need to know. (Oh, and try the salsas--they're both very good and add a lot to the tacos.)

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have searched Houston far and wide for some really good grilled fish tacos .. I finally found them at El Rey's. I order the menu item Three Amigos all fish, corn tortillas, and black beans (instead of charro). The tacos are light and tasty. The tacos are made with a white, light-tasting fish.Three tacos are more than enough because... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a great place for drive thru tacos (we love the tres amigos combo) or to sit down and enjoy the flan or mango pie! We love everything we tried at El Rey and appreciate the quick & friendly service too.

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Perth, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great little dive! Several locations in Houston to choose from, and absolutely the best breakfast tacos - my husband says the best coffee and OJ as well. The OJ is fresh squeezed on site.

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houston, tx
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The tacos are excellent. You will be hooked after the first visit. They also serve rotisserie chicken.

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Additional Information about El Rey Taqueria

Address: 910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
Phone Number: 713-802-9145
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Cuban, Mexican

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