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El Tiempo Cantina Washington

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-5135
+1 713-681-3645
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (106 reviews)
“tortillas” (19 reviews)
“queso” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-5135
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1 - 10 of 346 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by here on a recommendation from a friend of ours. I have had a lot of Mexican in my time: some not great, some pretty good. This is a cut above even some of the best places I’ve been. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I...More

1  Thank dumplings_n_grits
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly my favourite Mexican on Washington, Molinas closed down recently. So I tried El Tiempo. It was very good and the margaritas were fairly good. I need to check out the full menu of margaritas next time as even the Skinny Margaritas were very sweet....More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose El Tiempo to celebrate my cousins birthday and it did not disappoint. We were a group of 19 and our waiter Lalo was great. The combination fajitas, enchiladas suizas and quesadillas are all amazing entrees! The beers were ice cold, the margaritas were...More

Thank P2920QErubens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A big variety of authentic Mexican food. Four sauces to tip chips in. Clearly the best we've ever had.

Thank George_from_Florida
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

El Tiempo does Tex Mex as well as anyone . Great fajitas, enchiladas, tamales, tacos - soft and crispy , chips and salsa and fabulous margaritas. The servings are plentiful and delicious. There is another location in Richmond. Make a reservation. They can be hard...More

Thank BirdmanSiSenor
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Just enjoyed a family dinner at El Tiempo. Our servers were attentive but not intrusive. Filet beef fajitas --- what more can I say. (Awesome margaritas!!???)

Thank hickss85
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you are visiting Houston, and you are not planning on visiting El Tiempo, then you are missing out! This location is probably our favorite El Tiempo, but you really can't go wrong with any of them. At this location there is always a wait...More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I went here for Sunday breakfast. BREAKFAST. Why have I never done this before. I ordered beef breakfast fajitas. More than a grown man could eat. More eggs than I've seen at three breakfasts. This place is great if you're hungry and don't want to...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

El Tiempo Cantina is amazing. We especially love their tortillas with beef. They are served per 1/4, 1/2 or full pound which is great for sharing with the whole table. Tortillas are freshly made and served warm. The beef is sizzling hot, served in a...More

Thank 134AlexG
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We sat outside on a pleasant fall afternoon. Waiter was very accommodating when I explained my food intolerances. He spoke to the chef and was able to inform me of what to avoid. Warning! Margaritas are strong! I should have stuck to one instead of...More

Thank Janice F
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Questions & Answers
Jo M
20 January 2017|
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Response from Domenic L | Property representative |
They take reservations for 10 guest and up. You can always give them a call but its mostly walk ins.
5 December 2016|
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Response from Laura V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we've taken our 8 year old since he was three. The pizza is amazing for kids!
14 March 2016|
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
don't know the day we were there was cold and rainy, call the restaurant to get an answer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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