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El Tiempo Cantina

#22 of 7,017 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican
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5602 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007
(713) 681-3645
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 125
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Carnitas - there is no other reason to go

If you have been looking for one of the best pork carnitas you will ever eat, this is the place to go. .Get them old school (you have to ask) there is no other way. There was a ton of food! way to much for any group of two. It was all fabulous. This is a top ranker for me.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you have been looking for one of the best pork carnitas you will ever eat, this is the place to go. .Get them old school (you have to ask) there is no other way. There was a ton of food! way to much for any group of two. It was all fabulous. This is a top ranker for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

During the recent business trip in Houston I have celebrated my birthday in Tex-Mex style at El Tiempo. It was a Friday and the place was packed! Margaritas were great as usual. We have ordered two huge plates for 'two people' which fed 11 persons :) all meat was great apart from slightly overcooked lobster. Overall great food and drinks.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Carnitas fajitas were awesome and some of the best tortillas. Service was fast and friendly. It got really busy after we got there. There is not a lot of parking, but that is how it is in this part of Houston.

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Houston, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Excellent experience, loved the atmosphere. We order the Deluxe Parillada for two and the portion was huge. We ended taking half home. Tres leches to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

"Avocado is a super food, huh? Let's bread it, deep fry it, and fill it with shrimp and cheese! Now THAT, would be super!" Texas, you've outdone yourself... and the ceviche was pretty great as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I'll be back soon. My mom and sisters stopped here because we wanted fajitas. The beef was ssooooooo tender so delicious

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When you're reading this review, you have to realize that Mexican and/or Tex-Mex restaurants are a dime a dozen in Houston. This particular location is in a popular part of town, so it is ALWAYS busy and it seems that you ALWAYS have to wait for a table. I wouldn't mind that if the food was excellent. In my opinion... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

No wait, which was nice, as was the surprise serving of bunuelos for the table. Bunuelos were good, not too sweet. However, scrambled eggs tasted spongy, pecan pancakes had meager amount of pecans, could barely taste them. Servings, however, were generous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Awesome margaritas!!! The staff was really friendly. The food is amazing here! It is a little over priced though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Some of the best Tex-Mex around. The frozen margaritas are very good and will sneak up on you after just a couple. I've had the fajitas and the tamales. And both were delicious.

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Additional Information about El Tiempo Cantina

Address: 5602 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007
Phone Number: (713) 681-3645
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5602 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (713) 681-3645

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?