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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (8 reviews)
“plantains” (7 reviews)
“tacos” (16 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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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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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
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Can't live my life without a little El Rey. Good peeps work here and the quality shows in the food. It's homemade and never disappoints.

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Best Cuban Food! Authentic, Fresh and Cost-Friendly! I typically get wheat tacos (Fish,Shrimp or Veggie). They are excellent! They also have freshly made juices daily. The staff is very friendly & most speak very good English. It is generally busy here. I've been coming to...More

Thank indig0rain
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Delicious Tex Mex, great Margaritas, and guacamole. We enjoyed a late lunch but have also gone here for dinner. The platters are delicious. They have vegetarian options with rice and beans included. Fun spot.

Thank axel42
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

No chicken soup available on a rainy day in Houston.... gristle in the chicken torta.... but one can still rely on the fish tacos and refried beans... sorry to see the missteps; customers were lined outside the door ....

Thank L C L
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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