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El Tiempo Cantina

5602 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007 (Great Uptown)
(713) 681-3645
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Ranked #10 of 7,214 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
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English first
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I had dinner here with my young cousin one recent Friday after work. It was buzzing at this restaurant. We waited at the bar and had a drink first. Our service was excellent. The food was excellent and the drinks were excellent. Even though it was busy, they managed to still stay on top of good and fast service and... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Best fajitas I've had in a long time. The presentation was fun. But the star of the show was the tortilla, I couldn't get enough. The margaritas and service are also reasons to visit.

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Houston, Texas
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417 reviews 417 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is by far our favorite Mexican Restaurant in the city...the fajitas are amazing and the price point is fantastic for what you get. The staff is awesome, friendly and very well trained. Great place all the way around...

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Arlington, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We arrived somewhat early for dinner, about 4:30pm, and we were glad we did because the restaurant filled during the next hour. There was a crowd waiting for tables when we left at 6pm. Our party included people from California and others from Virginia. We chose this restaurant because it had good reviews and was close to the Beer Can... More

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Chatham, Ontario
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I travel to houston a lot and this is often on my list. Your food usually comes In a small brick oven setup and I've never had a bad meal. Margaritas are excellent, but don't expect to drive home after, they are potent. Definitely at the top of my list.

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Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

El Tiempo Cantina has w/o a doubt the best, most delicious fajitas anywhere! From filet mignon to lobster to shrimp, these fajitas will make your mouth water! Come early or you are guaranteed to wait for a while.

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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

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

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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