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El Tiempo Cantina Washington

) #32 of 7,286 Restaurants in Houston $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-5135
+1 713-681-3645
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (103 reviews)
“tortillas” (19 reviews)
“queso” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-5135
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I haven't been here in a couple years, then my buddy suggests to eat here. My choice was Hugo's, anyhow we arrive, we waited well over 5 minutes for a server and no still no one has come to the table, then we finally get...More

Thank T. E
Mary C, Public Relations Manager at El Tiempo Cantina Washington, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2016

Thank you for visiting. I am so sorry to hear that your experience was a poor one. I would like to make it up to you if possible. We will also re-train our staff to make sure that an incident like this does not happen...More

Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food. We ordered the enchiladas beef fajita and chicken with the charro beans and the black beans. The food was delicious, price for lunch around $33.86 for two people. We opted for seating at the bar for lunch. A must go restaurant...More

Thank jannettehebert
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends, service was excellent from the moment I walked in the door. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Food was good, your standard tex-mex fare but very tasty. I had the enchiladas suizas and they were delicious! Margaritas...More

Thank Alva T
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a Friday night and it was very busy but there was no wait. Only valet parking was available which is annoying but common in Washington Ave. Chips come with two different salsa. Only one of them was okay. The staff was very...More

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This place was recommended by a local for great mexican food. Being from the west coast we are used to good mexican food fresca style, this was not that. We went on Sat. night and it was very busy, there was a constant flow of...More

Thank hbacht
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Some other reviews state they were stuffed! So was I, the food was delicious and plentiful, combined with the older lady that served us was a great experience. It's not cheap but you will find top service and top food. Old traditional buildings and décor...More

Thank spoons2015
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Four different salsa and a huge menu highlight this spot. Small margaritas $1.50 off still a ripoff at $6.29. Fajitas ok, salad ok, combo plate not a good choice. Prices too high for what you get. Won't be going back.

Thank George S
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

So, if you're looking for a full belly then look no further. The portions were surprisingly large, but in line with the prices. The flavor on point. No complaints on service, either. I ordered three crispy tacos (served with beans and rice...delicious), but could not...More

Thank Thad S
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Four of use went here for dinner and the other couple had been her many times. We were promptly seated and served. The margaritas were very good and the variety of chips and dipping sauces were very good. We also ordered some very hot salsa...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Our friends were anxious for us to try this Mexican food place that they found while visiting Houston. We were there on a Saturday night at 7:00 and it was packed! We asked for "first available" and we only waited for 15 min but our...More

Thank Bretmcbunch
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Jo M
January 20, 2017|
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Response from Domenic L | Property representative |
They take reservations for 10 guest and up. You can always give them a call but its mostly walk ins.
December 5, 2016|
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Response from Laura V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we've taken our 8 year old since he was three. The pizza is amazing for kids!
March 14, 2016|
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
don't know the day we were there was cold and rainy, call the restaurant to get an answer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
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: 5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-5135
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-681-3645
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