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El Rey Taqueria

910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
+1 713-802-9145
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (7 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
“black beans” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish, South American
PRICE
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LOCATION
910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
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1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't live my life without a little El Rey. Good peeps work here and the quality shows in the food. It's homemade and never disappoints.

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Best Cuban Food! Authentic, Fresh and Cost-Friendly! I typically get wheat tacos (Fish,Shrimp or Veggie). They are excellent! They also have freshly made juices daily. The staff is very friendly & most speak very good English. It is generally busy here. I've been coming to...More

Thank indig0rain
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Delicious Tex Mex, great Margaritas, and guacamole. We enjoyed a late lunch but have also gone here for dinner. The platters are delicious. They have vegetarian options with rice and beans included. Fun spot.

Thank axel42
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

No chicken soup available on a rainy day in Houston.... gristle in the chicken torta.... but one can still rely on the fish tacos and refried beans... sorry to see the missteps; customers were lined outside the door ....

Thank L C L
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Such a nice hidden gem. Seemed to be always busy at anytime of the day. Food and the drinks were just superb and just too much for us to finish. Can't complain about the price either. Keep it up like that!!!

Thank Manuela N
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This place has an extensive selection of tacos and also serve Cuban dishes. My favorite is Taco as Pastor. This is probably the best taco I have eaten in Houston. If you are hungry for Cuban food, try the Ropa VIeja (shredded beef with onions,...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 1 September 2016

First time, great experience. It's not a fine dining experience--more like fast food. But the quality is very good. You order at the counter and find your own seat in the small eating area. But it's clean and the food is very good. The bathrooms...More

Thank BrentandLiza
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I searched the City over to find a consistently great place providing fish tacos that contained grilled fish, instead of fried! El Rey's fish tacos are the BOMB! The white fish is grilled to perfection, teamed with cabbage and a special sauce, along with rice...More

Thank cdjones
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went through the drive-thru after work because I didn't feel like cooking as usual. I got the Summer Special which includes shrimp tacos and a side of black beans. Yummy! The black beans were piping hot and seasoned to the max. The shrimp tacos were...More

Thank kstan2000
Reviewed 16 June 2016

If I were to rank the restaurants we've been to, this would be in the middle of the pack. Our experience here was just OK. I was very happy to see that there were many items on the menu that I could have, because I...More

Thank Indrani M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 03:00
Friday
07:00 - 03:00
Saturday
07:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Neighbourhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Phone Number: +1 713-802-9145
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