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El Rey

) #2 of 33 Restaurants in Dripping Springs $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
2400 B Hwy 290 W, Dripping Springs, TX
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried shrimp” (2 reviews)
“carnitas” (2 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
2400 B Hwy 290 W, Dripping Springs, TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good local restaurant located off the hwy in a strip center. Not that hard to miss, however it is set back from the road about 200'. Service is average and the dishes are better than average with a home style flair to it. The...More

Thank cwiltens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for lunch in Drip. Nice folks and reliably average Tex-Mex. Better tha Flores, good salsa and taco salads. Also Tortilla soup is very good. Reasonably priced also.

Thank flyfishing76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is fine but nothing I'd drive out of my way to get to. Some people rave about it but on the several occasions I went because someone else arranged dinner, I've been very underwhelmed.

1  Thank ehillround
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place where you'll be treated like family El Rey is the place. If it's not on the menu they'll make it for you. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. Given a choice between Flores and El Rey I'll...More

Thank Adrienne J
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We have been there 4 times in the last 3 weeks. It is a 20 minute drive for us. Very easy to miss restaurant in a small strip center on the way south out of Dripping Springs. The food flavor is excellent & the hot...More

Thank MPH200
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We continue to be pleased with this little restaurant and bar. It is very popular with the locals and has all that is necessary to be a serious option for a good. quick and tasty meal! We use it to get our "Mexican food fix"...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We got hungry for Mexican food and remembered trying El Rey last month, so we hopped in the car and started driving. Our drive through the Hill Country was lovely this time of year and by the time we got to Dripping Springs, we were...More

1  Thank Kimmysue50
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop in for lunch and left very full and more than satisfied. We decided on a dozen oysters on the half shell for appetizers which were delicious. Husband ordered Ray's salad and i ordered the chicken flautas for the main course. We were...More

2  Thank MycornerofTexas
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

El Rey is a good restaurant but it's nothing special. The food was good and the service was also average. The ambiance is chill and it is a good place to come if you are in the mood for some Mexican food.

Thank William W
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was pretty impressed at how good this place is. This was like finding a needle in a haystack. I'm have been disappointed by the restaurants in this small town but finding this place, it was almost a blessing! There is nothing on this menu...More

1  Thank TexasGirl1869
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 B Hwy 290 W, Dripping Springs, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dripping Springs
  • Phone Number: 512-858-5459
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