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El Tiempo Cantina

5602 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007
(713) 681-3645
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Ranked #25 of 7,278 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went for dinner. The food was average Tex-Mex and the margaritas are OK. The bill came and it was $110 for 2 people with 2 dinners and a small queso. I won't be going back.

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Papenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The service was great and attentive. The magaritas were great. The queso good. The beef was a bit dry. The waiter forgot to ask how i wanted it to be cooked so i also forgot to tell him that i want it medium. The ambient is busy since they are always packed. At least it is a sign that they... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were at the Montrose location and the food was amazing. I was not used to warm salsa but it appears to be normal in the part of Texas. I just had a chorizo quesadilla but the entire party enjoyed their food. The real amazing dish was their green salsa that they served with their chips. It was like crack.

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lausanne suisse
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

food was fresh and perfectly prepared. We were in and out quickly, but could have stayed if we'd liked. Didn't feel rushed. Good, friendly service. Despite other reviewers comments we thought it was a perfect balance of good food and good margaritas. Will go back

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Houston, Texas
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456 reviews 456 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

El Tiempo is absolutely one of the best restaurants for fajita's anywhere. The meat is always fresh and prepared perfectly. The portions are way better than anywhere else as well because the give the the weight after its cooked not before. The staff has always been profession and fast.

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Annandale, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My wife and I had the fajitas and loved them. The rest of the crew reach r had other dishes and were happy with what they had. Several of them ate here before and it is one of their favorite restaurants.

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Paris, France
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I consider myself to be somewhat of a Fajitas connaisseur, and quite honestly, these fajitas blew me away. I would venture to say they have some of the best fajitas I've ever had in a restaurant. They are served on a hot grill that is kept warm with charcoal inside. The meat stays warm throughout the meal so you aren't... More 

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Lively, fun place for a great evening out. We ate excellent carne assada. The Margarita's though, were a bit disappointing compared to the excellent food. Nevertheless, a fun, noisy, and very popular Mexican restaurant.

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Seabrook, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Came into restaurant after hearing about it from several friends.I came in to grab a quick lunch. Like other reviewers have noted great salsa and great chips. I tried a somewhat sampler platter of the beef fajitas , cheese enchilada , and a crispy taco. It was all very good. The cheese enchilada has a strong chili powder taste, much... More 

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Bristow, Virginia
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397 reviews 397 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Visiting Houston and my friend drove me into Houston and El Tiempo. Only parking is chalet..it is complimentary. Service was good. Chips and salsa were great..nice thin chips. We ordered a pound of beef and chicken fajitas. Chicken was fantastic..very moist. They bring the fajitas out on a mini hibachi..very original. Tortillas were good too. Not crazy about the green... More 

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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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