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El Rey Taqueria

910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
+1 713-802-9145
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (7 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
“black beans” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish, South American, Central American
910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
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11 - 20 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank 4wwtravel
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed 8 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....More

Thank ModerationForMe
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...More

Thank Samuraigolfer
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This place had a very good selection of tacos and other bigger meals if you are hungry. The fish tacos were very good, but my favorite was the cuban taco. A lovely mix of plantains, meat and black beans. This was probably the best taco...More

Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

I have recently moved in Houston and am going to try all of the Washington street taco places. This place has great tacos at a very reasonable price. They were fast and delightful! Very authentic menu without a lot of fluff. Great hot sauces!

Thank jfreder96
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

A breakfast stop that more than satisfies an early AM need; be it the Cuban egg breakfast taco with black beans and plantains or the one with eggs and chorizo, these are fresh, flavorful and filling. It doesn't hurt that their coffee is really (I...More

Thank George R
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Cuban- Mexican food-have eaten here for years and it is always good. Over the years we have tried most of the choices and I keep coming back to the "summer special"- which they have all year long.

Thank Susan Y
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Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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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