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El Tiempo Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
3130 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3002
+1 713-807-1600
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (56 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
“chicken” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3130 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Mexican restaurant so the guacamole should be at least decent. The worst ever--tasted like cardboard.

Thank mnmdjd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a bit pricey but the food never disappoints! Love it. Fajitas melt in your mouth!💕 Attentive wait staff. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

Thank 785tessab
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Good Food, Good Service, Good Atmosphere. Some of the best Mexican food I've had in a long time. I will be returning.

Thank jrbbuildtx
Reviewed September 1, 2018

When we want Mexican and don’t mind venturing from our local go-to places, we come to El Tiempo. Love their rice! No matter what we order, it’s always presented well, always delicious and satisfying. The beer is cold, the drinks are well prepared,and the service...More

Thank valda615
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

No Matter when we come here the food and service are always amazing! The beef fajitas are melt in your mouth. These people really have it figured out. If you want top shelf drinks, ice cold beer, and delicious food, this is the place to...More

Thank Husbandofhottie
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This Restaurant has the best fajita on either side of the Mississippi. They are amazing, I can't stop eating, but I am taking home what I can't eat. Truly awesome !

Thank Colonial B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I was recently in Houston with my son and craving Mexican food. Asked Siri for Mexican restaurant locations near me and came up with 6 choices and I picked El Tiempo. Papasitos and this restaurant both had 4 stars and I was well aware of...More

Thank conniealders1463
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We had a family luncheon and went there. I choose the chicken with mole . Very good. Plentiful and came with green rice and beans. Homemade tortillas. I ask what was in the green rice and was told it was made with cilantro. Service was...More

Thank mgarcia4647
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This was the second visit for me to an El Tiempo in Houston. It is the best Mexican food that I have ever eaten . We had fajitas - awesome, and a fried ball of guacamole, shrimp and cheese. Simply delicious. The food is plentiful...More

2  Thank Beth246810
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Got to catch up with my BFF at a great relaxing 😎 cantina enjoying the ceviche and quesadillas and of Suzy says get a Mango Margarita with a Herrandura Silver floater yummy 🌞😎👏🍹

1  Thank Suzy O
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Toni C
June 24, 2016|
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Response from Domenic L | Property representative |
El Tiempo usually take reservations for ten or more. But they are some exceptions. Give one of the locations a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Valet Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3130 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-807-1600
El Tiempo Cantina defines the extraordinary flavors and culture of Tex Mex cuisine. For the past 55 years, we have dedicated ourselves to perfecting every aspect of what Houstonians have come to know as authentic Tex Mex cooking. We make everything from scratch, from the tortillas to the salad dressings, the salsas to the desserts. We cook all of our food using generations' old family recipes, premium ingredients and warm smiles. Still, our ultimate dedication is to each and every customer. You will feel at home as part of the family and you'll be cared for completely during your dining experience. Our servers uphold the standard to provide absolutely the best dining experience at each El Tiempo Cantina location. Much diligence and effort has been vested in developing the recipes, the training of our staff and the consistent delivery of the best Tex Mex dining experience you will ever have! We invite you to visit our website for more information, then stop by any of our El Tiempo Cantina locations today! We know you will want to come back again and again for the smiling faces, Texas style hospitality and plenty of laughter. As we always say, Goza Cada Momento!-- Enjoy Every Moment!
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