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El Tiempo Cantina

$$ - $$$
Neartown/ Montrose
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1308 Montrose Blvd, 1308 Cantina, Houston, TX 77019-4234
+1 713-807-8996
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To start, the ambience in this restaurant was was great. Everything from the music to the low light and the wonderful service was perfectly conducive to a phenomenal experience! The food itself was absolutely delicious. Chips were warm, salsa perfectly zesty, and main course along with sides delightfully flavorful. I purchased the Fajita Enchie (enchilada) topped with a red chili... More 

Thank aspite1
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Tiempo is one of our favs and we eat here frequently. The service is top of the line and the food is great. We have many great waiters there and do not know all of their names but Marcos is one of the best. Great margaritas!

Thank LKay113
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I had an early-ish dinner here one Saturday evening. There was already a good size crowd inside, but we were seated immediately. The atmosphere and decor were fantastic. We received our drinks, chips, and salsa promptly. The salsa was served warm (It was good, but I prefer cold salsa). The green sauce was delicious. We didn't have... More 

Thank bluebonnet-and-bat
Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Best tacos and enchiladas I've had, ever. Service was quick and polite. I plan to return to Houston, and when I do, I plan to return here to eat. Yum!

Thank Amber K
Amsterdam, New York
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Quick service. Good prices. Great food. Nicely done! Never a bad meal. Great for two people or a dozen or more. Don't miss this place.

Thank kennykid523
Ulm, Germany
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407 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Second location of El Tiempo, I visited. Food delicious, Margeritas, delicious, service excellent! Very nice atmosphere. Rather reasonable prices. Definitely a place to go regularly.

Thank christpost
Houston, Texas
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

These guys really know how to deliver a great Mexican meal! Three couples we sat down for lunch at noon and ate and drank for 2 1/2 hours. We had burritos with a superb mole sauce, fajitas that were prepared perfectly and the service was outstanding. The margaritas are the best in town and the bartenders are truly a show.... More 

Thank dandangopokes
Sugar Land, Texas
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155 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We stopped in for lunch after Christmas. As always, the food and service were very good. My wife and I ordered from the lunch menu. Both servings were more than enough. The only draw back was the people sitting at the table next to us. They had no sense of place or space. They were loud and obnoxious. That is... More 

Thank Jay O
Jasper, Texas
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Delicious food, great margaritas, awesome guacamole! Service was good, despite being packed. A little expensive, but at least it was worth it.

Thank Heather F
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Checked this place out today for lunch and got the fajita queso. In my mind I'm thinking stand sliced grilled fajita chicken topped with liquid queso. I was absolutely wrong. It came in a small bowl of cubed flavorless chicken that tasted and had the texture like it was out of the freezer box. The cheese was more the texture... More 

Thank Stephen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Montrose Blvd, 1308 Cantina, Houston, TX 77019-4234
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-807-8996

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