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El Tiempo Cantina Washington

#24 of 7,051 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-5135
+1 713-681-3645
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fajitas we're fantastic as was everything we ordered. Our waiter was excellent and service was as well.

Thank Lyndal H
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had watched people go in here all week so decided to try it one night. My wife & I got a table by the bar so we could feel the buzz - this place is busy but great to watch the staff hurtling around. The Margeritas are punchy & de rigueur with most customers so try a few chips... More 

Thank UNool
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As far as I'm concerned, El Tiempo has the best fajitas in town! I am partial to the beef fajitas and i am always sure to order them cooked medium. The smokey/slightly charred flavor is mouth watering. Flour tortillas that are fresh & light as a feather! Their green & red salsa is an endless battle on which is better!... More 

Thank Holly K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So delicious. Excellent breakfast menu and service was very impressive. Chorizo is homemade and really flavorful. Generous servings. Comes with basket of pan dulce. Ask for Michael!

Thank heatherkgw
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wood smoke flavor makes the fajitas excellent. Love the chips; kids are absolutely crazy about the queso. Definitely a favorite. Eat there often. If you like margaritas, then – Warning: the bartender has a heavy pouring hand. You could get a bit more than you bargained for.

Thank Christopher L
Statesboro, Georgia
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and decor! Service was outstanding and food was very good! Tamales reminded me of the ones from my childhood that my great aunt made from scratch! Desserts are fantastic; try the Tres Leches cake! You can't go wrong here, the menu is large and there is something for everyone!

Thank bsalina
Hana, Hawaii
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place always makes a good time even better. I love this place because not only is it one of my favorite watering holes to meet great folks at the bar...mostly new business contacts due to the neighborhood...but the bar makes me feel like I am actually in a Mexican cantina/restaurant in a Texas border town. The vibe and the... More 

Thank MauiSteve96713
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place! The food is the freshest and best quality. I love that I can get filet mignon instead of traditional meats on my tacos and tostados, etc. It is so delicious! And the green rice and the hot sauces are soooooo good! The wait staff are professionally trained and very attentive and knowledgeable. And the kids menu... More 

Thank Laura V
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is sooooo good! The Pechuga Rodriguez which is two fried chicken breasts covered in poblano and red onions with a poblano cream sauce is absolutely amazing. I also love the vegetarian nachos which are not on the menu. The veggies are crisp and so flavorful! Pretty loud inside but the staff is always so sweet. Totally worth every... More 

Thank Jen D
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is always busy & lively !! Very inviting . The parking spots fill up fast but they have extra parking in the back of the restaurant !! The food is consistently good , love love the red salsa , I am tempted to eat it with a spoon !!! We had the fajitagueso & guacamole for starters .... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?