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El Rey Taqueria

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
+1 713-802-9145
07:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 22:00
Wed 07:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 03:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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, tomatoes, etc.) is authentic Cuban flavor. The place is a very simple and inexpensive. You... More 

Thank Rob L
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 were immaculate. We had the beef tacos with plantains, black beans and rice. It was... More 

Thank BrentandLiza
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and beans. It is to DIE for! I exchange the charro beans for black beans,... More 

Thank cdjones
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 delicious. And, unlike a review from another reviewer, my shrimp were deveined!

Thank kstan2000
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 have allergies to eggs and dairy. I finally settled on a delicious sounding summer special,... More 

Thank Indrani M
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Visited here with our Houston friends - they visit several times a month. The food is very fresh and flavors meld together in a way that allow you to really enjoy your food. Suggest you try the Cuban inspired taco with plantains and also try the house cilantro sauce. A great place for a quick & fresh lunch

Thank 4wwtravel
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269 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is a Cuban restaurant and the food is delicious. It's great to have latino food that isn't Tex-mex for a change sometimes, and this is a great place for that. Long lines evven (especially!) late at night on the drive through, it's a great place for take-out.

Thank hcmjkm
South Carolina
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246 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I checked for nearby food as it was late and I was hungry. This came up in the listing. I pulled in the parking lot and saw the drive through and almost left -- I'm glad I didn't. It's definitely a step above fast food. Counter service was friendly, prices and food were good. Mango juice was excellent. I'd definitely... More 

Thank ModerationForMe
Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Try the cortadito for a great coffee.breakfast tacos are awesome and service muy rapido. Try to ignore the worker dudes in the filthy jeans who wear gloves to handle garbage and your food. Wish they could afford belts for these guys to hold their pants up.

Thank Samuraigolfer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, Fast food, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?