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El Tiempo Cantina Washington

#25 of 7,124 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-5135
+1 713-681-3645
09:30 - 21:00
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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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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a Houston staple and has great food. There is typically a wait to be seated depending on the day of the week but it's worth the wait. We started with 2 virgin strawberry daiquiris for the kids and 2 gold margaritas straight up which are very strong and delicious. They are served in a wine glass with... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was packed (always a good sign) and the margaritas were flowing which made for a great atmosphere. We avoided an hour's wait by sneaking a couple of seats at the bar - it's much easier to get drinks too. There's a huge menu to choose from but took a recommendation for the slow cooked pork carnitas "old school"... More 

Thank Balmaintragic
Montevideo, Uruguay
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried this cantina for the first time and we delighted by the mexican food and good service! Prices were convenient.

Thank hugonybia
Saint Louis, Missouri
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453 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upbeat environment with excellent service and food. Meal was delicious. Will definitely be back our next trip. The margaritas were definitely strong.

Thank WarEglTX
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was nice, extremely friendly staff, will certainly be back when we come to Houston again. I do have some constructive criticism though, the menu was SOOOOOO LONG AND EXTENSIVE ! A little confusing too! After being in business for so long and having so many locations they should have it down to... More 

Thank Satisharma
Tillsonburg, Canada
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with family and the food was outstanding... very authentic and tons of atmosphere. Had the fajitas and couldnt even finish them off... lots of food and also excellent Margaritas.... highly recommend... come early or make a reservation, it fills us fast!

Thank Ian A
Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a place to go for a quiet candlelight dinner. Crowded. Large portions of delicious food. Loud. A good place to go with a group of friends who don't mind a wait and don't mind shouting to be heard by the waiter and their dinner companions. The fajitas are a house specialty.

Thank Clint W
Corpus Christi, Texas
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Afternoon wait time to finally get seated. Good expensive mexican food but tasty. Portions are large so advise to share. Service is good-place is clean

Thank gptex
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Very tasty food, excellent libations and excellent service. On the downside over priced. Memory tells me a pound of fajitas for $50.00. I pat about $5.00 in the store. When the food cost is 10% of the retail you are past reason for regional Tex-Mex.

Thank DrSynteq
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We love this place, all their locations are great! The filet fajitas are excellent, meat almost melts in your mouth. Shrimp are huge and the tower with crabs is fantastic. Always busy but service is outstanding & wait is never too long.

Thank Pam M

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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?