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1308 Cantina

Neartown/ Montrose
Mexican
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1308 Montrose, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 807-8996
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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 - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tex Mex the Texas way

I know, you want authentic Mexican, but trust me, foodies all know, Tex-Mex is better, and 1308 is a routine Tex-Mex establishment, from the chips and salsa to the cheese encheladas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
irbflyfish
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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193 reviews 193 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I know, you want authentic Mexican, but trust me, foodies all know, Tex-Mex is better, and 1308 is a routine Tex-Mex establishment, from the chips and salsa to the cheese encheladas.

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Houston, Texas
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208 reviews 208 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

When I used to live full time in Houston we would go once a week. Now that I am only back in town 4 times a year, I always have to bring my family and friends here. The brisket is great and the pescado. I love the shrimp and crab pescado ala plancha, but don't forget the big platters for... More 

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Houston, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I can not stop eating here. Might be the best Tex-Mex I have ever had (and I have consumed a lot of Tex-Mex). The place, quiet and intimate. The staff, friendly. The margaritas, FLAWLESS! I begin with Queso Joey with ground beef. The chips and salsas (red and green) are amazing. I love their quesadilla lunch with beans and rice.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is good and well made. The portions are smaller than most Mexican restaurants, which doesn't bother me. The margaritas were good and not too sweet. Our server was very kind and attentive.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wonderful; huge portions can be busy on Friday and Saturday nights. Huge selection of dishes all fresh. Slightly higer priced than most Mexican places but you will have enough to take home for another meal easily.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Don't know what they put in the skinny margaritas, but damn! Food's always good and they get to know their regular customers, so we'll keep going back!

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is one of the places I eat at once or more a week.. The Mexican Food is great. I like the Breakfast that can be ordered till 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Has 2 patios and the crowds are fun and lively..They have several locations but this is my choice now... Try their Ribs and Sausage ... Very good.

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

El tiempo has my favorite Mexican food in Houston. Have tried two of their locations and both are excellent

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Nashville, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

On a recent work trip to Houston, the customer highly recommended 1308 Cantina. I had seen it the night before and kept on going. I went there for lunch and was kicking myself for having passed up the opportunity to eat there the previous evening! I had the Shrimp Enchilado Lunch Plate with the Marisco Cream Salsa. Our (wonderful) server... More 

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Houston & Crested Butte
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Have been a fan of 1308 for years but the last few times there have been a disappointment. The food was unremarkable at best and service chaotic. The wine I ordered had "gone around the bend" some time ago, but they refused to take it off the bill. Definitely this place is a scene. Perhaps it would be best just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 Montrose, Houston, TX 77019
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: (713) 807-8996

Price and Cuisine

  • 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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