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El Tiempo Cantina

5602 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007 (Great Uptown)
(713) 681-3645
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Ranked #17 of 7,205 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
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Katy, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Known for their fajitas - they have all kinds, but the standard chicken and beef are some of the best I've ever had - anywhere, anytime. The portions are huge. The green rice is a little unusual, but certainly a unique taste. Their margaritas are something special. If you're the type that can drink several margaritas at the typical mexican... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Went there tonight based on reviews from trip advisor. The food was really good. I had fajita steak enchiladas and my husband had steak fajitas. Both were very good. My daughter got kids fajita plate and didn't like it much. My son got quesadillas and they were good. Tortillas are homemade and buttery.

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Lufkin, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

food was great... jalapeno sausage was the best ever.beef fajita was delicious my wife loved the mushroom topping for the beef fajita the place was cranking the atmosphere was great. our waiter was NOT the best but the other waiters made up for him will return on a regular basis best Mexican food in Houston.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My family visited El Tiempo after reading numerous reviews on Tripadvisor. The reviews were right. This place is great. The food was amazing. The service was excellent. Everyone in our party loved it. I would highly recommend El Tiempo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Always good food. My favorite tex-mex in town. The margaritas are fantastic! Go on Sundays for brunch and they bring excellent breads/ pastries with your chips and salsa. Yum!

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Richmond, Texas, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went with a group of ten from Parkway Fellowship Church after a trip to the museum district. We were seated promptly and the service was excellent. The food was very delicious. I had the fish taco, which was huge and the charro beans were the best ever. Everyone was delighted by the venue. The complimentary valet parking was a very... More

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was never sold on El Tiempo until I went to the Washington location. It has a great atmosphere and the food is awesome. I had the brisket burrito smothered in queso. And topped it off with the habanero salsa (beware! very hot). I figured out I've been doing it wrong at this place. They have good fajitas, but they... More

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Markham, Ontario
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We're from Toronto so not much Mexican food. So every time we head south we look for a Mexican place to eat. The food presentation was a bit over the top with these casts iron pots as it took up a lot of room on the table. Luckily the food was really good. The tortilla shells are exactly how I... More

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Houston
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We go just about every weekend. Delicious quevos rancheros! The salsa and chips are addictive as well as the basket of Mexican pastries they give you gratis. Service is always good and the prices more than reasonable. My wife and I split a plate easily get full.

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Woodbridge, CT
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Portions are large, great cilantro cream, fabulous premium Margarita, very friendly staff who took very good care of me as a solo diner on Cinco de Mayo!! :)

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