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El Rey Taqueria

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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910 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007-5302
+1 713-802-9145
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07:00 - 03:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 22:00
Wed 07:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 03:00
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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Try the cortadito for a great coffee.breakfast tacos are awesome and service muy rapido. Try to ignore the worker dudes in the filthy jeans who wear gloves to handle garbage and your food. Wish they could afford belts for these guys to hold their pants up.

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Thank Samuraigolfer
Norman, Oklahoma
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715 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This place had a very good selection of tacos and other bigger meals if you are hungry. The fish tacos were very good, but my favorite was the cuban taco. A lovely mix of plantains, meat and black beans. This was probably the best taco I have eaten in a long time and I have visited every state in Mexico.... More 

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Thank Sarracenia
George Town, Grand Cayman
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I have recently moved in Houston and am going to try all of the Washington street taco places. This place has great tacos at a very reasonable price. They were fast and delightful! Very authentic menu without a lot of fluff. Great hot sauces!

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Thank jfreder96
Juneau, Alaska
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

A breakfast stop that more than satisfies an early AM need; be it the Cuban egg breakfast taco with black beans and plantains or the one with eggs and chorizo, these are fresh, flavorful and filling. It doesn't hurt that their coffee is really (I mean really) good. If you're not on the run the tables and counter are comfortable,... More 

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Thank George R
Cat Spring, Texas
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Cuban- Mexican food-have eaten here for years and it is always good. Over the years we have tried most of the choices and I keep coming back to the "summer special"- which they have all year long.

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Thank Susan Y
Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Cubano sandwiches, rotisserie chicken and excellent ceviche salad. Cuban coffee is worth trying with or without milk. The counter staff are not friendly unless you speak Spanish but they are fast and get an accurate order.

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Thank Samuraigolfer
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Cuban Tacos with fried plantains, black beans and sour cream. Your choice of chicken or beef. My fav is the beef.

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Thank TexasHospitality101
Houston, Texas
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167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

My to go place for wheat bfast tacos with bacon. Casual and fast. Their freshly squeezed oj is great! It's off shepherd and Washington.

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Thank C L
Houston, Texas
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

After seeing a long line of cars trying to get through the drive thru, finally had breakfast here twice. Great breakfast tacos, fresh squeezed juices, home-made muffins. Can't beat this place and I love the vibe. The chickens were roasting for lunch and smelled and looked delicious. Do yourself a favor and eat there you wont regret it; go through... More 

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Thank SwimSoccerMom
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I'm cuban and it was a delight to have a nice cuban meal visiting my boyfriend in Houston. I feel like I'm in Miami! We both got the ropa vieja plate with wheat tortillas. I also ordered horchata and a lemonade. The meat was juicy and flavorful. The plantains were cooked to perfection. The rice was tasty on its own.... More 

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Thank Amy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, Fast food, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 03:00
Friday
07:00 - 03:00
Saturday
07:00 - 03:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?