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“Great Mexican Restaurant”

El Tiempo Cantina Washington
Ranked #33 of 8,244 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Restaurant”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had dinner here with my young cousin one recent Friday after work. It was buzzing at this restaurant. We waited at the bar and had a drink first. Our service was excellent. The food was excellent and the drinks were excellent. Even though it was busy, they managed to still stay on top of good and fast service and the staff was very attentive. Great atmosphere for a Friday evening after work to get together with friends or family for a relaxing drink and great Mexican food. I highly recommend El Tiempo and don't be discouraged if there is a small wait. It's worth it. Most enjoyable Friday evening I've had in a while.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great tortillas= great fajitas”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Best fajitas I've had in a long time. The presentation was fun. But the star of the show was the tortilla, I couldn't get enough. The margaritas and service are also reasons to visit.

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Thank Yadeira B
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
565 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
“Love It!”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is by far our favorite Mexican Restaurant in the city...the fajitas are amazing and the price point is fantastic for what you get. The staff is awesome, friendly and very well trained. Great place all the way around...

Visited August 2014
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Thank Montecore1
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Arlington, VA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good and near the Beer Can House”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We arrived somewhat early for dinner, about 4:30pm, and we were glad we did because the restaurant filled during the next hour. There was a crowd waiting for tables when we left at 6pm. Our party included people from California and others from Virginia. We chose this restaurant because it had good reviews and was close to the Beer Can House. The margaritas were great, and the food was, too. There were lots of choices, from a la carte small plates to full dinners. The menu offered all the usual Mexican fare, and some we had never seen before. The staff was friendly and efficient, and especially kind toward the 10 year old who was with us. Even though we were completely full after our meals, we ordered a tres leches cake to share. It was delicious. The cool, dark interior of the restaurant, with interesting photos on the walls, made for a great respite from the heat and humidity outside.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Marcy U
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Chatham, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
380 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Awesome restaurant. Great margaritas!”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I travel to houston a lot and this is often on my list. Your food usually comes In a small brick oven setup and I've never had a bad meal. Margaritas are excellent, but don't expect to drive home after, they are potent. Definitely at the top of my list.

Visited June 2014
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