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El Tiempo Cantina Washington

#24 of 7,080 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
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Vincennes, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food... a little overpriced, but I would go back. Not the best customer service. I think papisitos is better and would honestly prefer a smaller spot that's more affordable. Good margaritas though!

Thank Ripley S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding were the Platinum Margarita, the Ratones and the Filet Beef Fajitas (cooked to medium and very tender and tasty. The service by Jose' was also outstanding, just the right amount of presence by him. He and the staff took good care of us, keeping the drinks and chips and salsa coming as needed. The Tres Leches dessert fell short... More 

Thank Phil P
New Braunfels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding Margaritas! Very good traditional mexican cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere. Has become one of my favorite places in Houston. It may be small and out of the way, but the food is truly wonderful and excellent value for money.

Thank TravelingBubba
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Overall, it's a good experience. We were seated quickly, the staff was very nice, and we were served in a reasonable amount of time. However, he price is rather steep for Mexican food, especially for lunch. My overall rating reflects the food. It's good, but that's about it. I would go back if others wanted to go, but it wouldn't... More 

Thank Danny M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here countless times with countless clients and the food is always above and beyond amazing! If you want authentic and fresh food with impeccable service, you need to go here. This place will blow your mind. Be sure to order a cannonball for appetizer to share and then order a pound or two of fajita beef to... More 

Thank Jason G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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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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, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?