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El Taco Rico

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23517 Fm 1314 Rd, Porter, TX 77365-3724
+1 281-354-1771
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

After Mike going there since 1995. Sad that you sold to another company. And that companies food is terrible. Yours was the best. Everyone loved going there. Missing you all already. 😥😪😢💔

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Thank Aloha P
Porter, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Skip this place! I have never seen this restaurant clean. The quality of the food cannot compensate for the lack of cleanliness.

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Thank Sandra S
New Caney, Texas
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We have been customers for 20 years. The food is consistently good. The staff treats us like family. If you ever go there ask for the cilantro salsa it's the best, but you have to ask for it. The decor is not pretentious. It's the best hole in the wall Mexican food place around.

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Thank dash4d
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

The best Mexican food in Porter! I love the Taquitos. The Rico Special is also good. We come here at least twice a week. Yummy.

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Thank Aloha P
Conroe, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

We have gone to El Taco Rico for years, not because the food is great, but because we had a nice waitress, which we called Princess, that learned our names and even was kind to our one year old that tends to get quite messy sometimes. If you've never been here before, you will be shocked and turned off by... More 

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Thank Misty H
Porter, Texas
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

My daughter and I decided to stop in one afternoon/early evening to try this out. The food was OK. Nothing to brag about. the staff were very nice and timely with service, but this place could use a remodel. It just seems dirty and we weren't interested in going back.

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Thank drop121607
Cleveland, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

We get seated and the place looks old and run down! We order our drinks and it takes about 25 minutes to just get our drinks! Then we ordered our food and it took a good 45 to an hour to get our food. And it was nothing too complicated. The food itself tasted fairly good. We were put under... More 

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Thank hellopandamonium
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

This place has great Taco's and the chip and spicy salas is the best in town. Staff is friendly and the drinks are so good you'll need a cab when you leave !!!

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Thank Larry W
Porter, Texas
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

the service is slow and the food was nothing special either.

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Thank Dawn C
Porter, Texas
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

I love going here. The staff makes an effort to learn the names of repeat customers and are very friendly. The food is very satisfying, with great flavor (especially the charro beans- - yum) and the prices are fantastic.

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Thank Janet K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23517 Fm 1314 Rd, Porter, TX 77365-3724
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Porter
  • Phone Number: +1 281-354-1771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?