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El Rey Taqueria

910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
+1 713-802-9145
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (7 reviews)
“plantains” (8 reviews)
“black beans” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Cuban, Spanish
910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have ate ceviche at alot of other places and this is the best. plantains and not over cooked and fish tacos are awsome.

Thank maria R
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Vegan or meat lover? GF? El Rey's breakfast tacos rock! Plaintains, black beans, bacon, fresh squeezed juice and Cuban coffee make a perfect brunch meal. Salad bowls and other plates always reliably fresh and good!

Thank Kiki P
Reviewed 8 April 2018

El Rey is unique Cuban Mexican fusion and it's done very well. They have great tacos that aren't too expensive at under $3.00 apiece. Their coffee is very good, too and the fried plantains are tasty. It's a great stop if you're traveling through this...More

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I went to El Rey looking for a good Cuban sandwich. Not found. The bread was soggy, the meats were slapped in and not warm, and it had one small pickle! Had to be the worst, most bland, Cuban sandwich ever. I had a side...More

Thank Carin C
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Eating lunch on a Friday during lent is a difficult prospect. Few fast places do fish well, and inexpensively, but El Rey did it excellently. The grilled fish tacos were very good, and were done very quickly. They could have used a little more seasoning,...More

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Not in the best part of town. I had the tortilla soup and it was awesome! The Cuban sandwich did not taste as good as I had hoped for. The salsa was really good however. Very reasonably priced and worth a try if you’re in...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Went there with family. Great tasting food. Combination of Cuban and Mexican. From Ropa Vieja & plantains to Burritos & fajitas with a twist of the other culture. Interesting concept. Delicious food though. Clean atmosphere. Prices are reasonable.

Thank AAHou
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This Cuban Mexican group of restaurants is our favorite fast food place. Always fresh good food. Very casual - with lots of to go orders in the drive through.

Thank Susan Y
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We are in town helping clean up all the damage and we stumbled across this place and I am so happy we did. Love the food, the crowd and the staff. So delicious and fresh

Thank wesbock1
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Seems like fast food but is not. Cuban tacos are my favorite with black beans and plantains. Veggie taco is very good. Summer plate is good.

Thank Brad R
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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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