El Rey Taqueria: Cuban & Mexican Cuisine

El Rey Taqueria

Cuban Restaurant, Taco Place, and Mexican Restaurant
910 Shepherd Dr (at Washington Ave.), Houston, TX 77007, United States
Hours:
Closed until 7:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 7:00 AM–Midnight
  • Thu–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No

Fresh Food Fast! We offer authentic Cuban & Mexican Cuisine to fit your on-the-go lifestyle, always using the freshest ingredients

8.9/10

Based on 133 votes

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  • tacos
  • tortas
  • horchata
  • coffee
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • shrimp tempura
  • carnitas
  • great value
  • orange juice
  • good for a quick meal
  • fajitas
  • lemonade
  • authentic
  • family-friendly
  • discounts
  • good for groups
  • trendy
  • casual
  • ropa vieja
  • eggs
  • Miriam G.

    the place is a little overrated, but the Spanish rice is actually to die for

    Miriam Goldman · 3 weeks ago
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  • Adam R.

    The best Cuban fast food in town. Try and Cuban coffee and a Cuban sandwich. Breakfast tacos are also solid.

    Adam Renz · January 10
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  • Dang L.

    The Tinga Torta ($6.25) is the best sandwich you'll ever sink your teeth into. Rotisserie shredded chicken in chipotle sauce. The whole thing is just tender, flavorful, and bursting with goodness.

    Dang Le · December 3, 2014
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  • Christy L.

    Meh! We must have gotten the wrong thing. Cuban sandwiches are supposed to be more than grilled cheese with ham. Maybe stick with tacos?

    Christy Landes · November 29, 2014
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  • Nik K.

    Don't under estimate El Rey's coffee - it's some of the best in Houston. Try the Mulatta

    Nik K · October 24, 2014
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  • Alexa

    The breakfast is great

    Alexa · October 17, 2014
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  • Jeff N.

    Good breakfast, tortas, rotisserie chicken, coffee. The drive-through has terrible accuracy, so double-check your order.

    Jeff N · October 1, 2014
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  • Jarrett

    Old clothes plate

    Jarrett · September 29, 2014
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  • Houston Press

    El Rey is a terrific Cuban/Mexican restaurant masquerading as a fast-food joint. Read more

    Houston Press · August 12, 2014
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  • Michael R.

    Taco pastor is goooood

    Michael Rochman · August 8, 2014
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  • mike m.

    Their cilantro dressing is awesome with so many things!

    mike metzler · August 8, 2014
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  • Jon B.

    Three Amigos is delicious

    Jon Brooks · August 8, 2014
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  • Andrew D.

    Who knew a Cuban taco place could have some of the best coffee in town?

    Andrew Douglass · August 7, 2014
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  • Lisa K.

    Ropa vieja plate is delicious! 3 amigos plate is good to try different tacos

    Lisa K · January 28, 2014
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  • Allen A.

    The standard Cuban sandwich is fantastic.

    Allen Arcade · November 21, 2013
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  • Jeanette P.

    Shrimp tempura taco and Cuban taco are the bomb dot com!

    Jeanette P · August 11, 2013
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  • Donna C.

    10 minute wait behind 1 car for 2 breakfast tacos. Only filled my large drink up to half what the heck is going on here?

    Donna Childers-Thirkell · July 11, 2013
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  • T. C.

    Cuban taco and OJ.

    T. C. · July 7, 2013
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  • Jesse f.

    The chicken was burned. Tha air conditining was out. My enchillada was cover with thick melted cheese. I am done going there.

    Jesse f · April 6, 2013
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  • Maureen S.

    Obsession is the beef taco! So yum

    Maureen Shutt · March 27, 2013
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  • El Rey Taqueria

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    El Rey Taqueria · November 27, 2012
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  • Kara B.

    Love this place! Tacos carnitas, yum!

    Kara Brooke · August 4, 2012
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  • Kristina

    Their tacos are awesome! My fave is the Cuban Taco. Other popular ones are: El Rey Taco, Ropa Vieja Taco and Rotisserie Chicken Taco. Lemonade is made fresh and horchata is really good!

    Kristina · June 28, 2012
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  • Laura B.

    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 5 Chicken Soups - #2

    Laura Bosche · May 18, 2012
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  • Brandon T.

    Try the shrimp tempura tacos. You will not be disappointed.

    Brandon Taylor · May 15, 2012
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  • Kara B.

    Try the tacos carnitas and the horchata!

    Kara Brooke · May 11, 2012
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  • Celia_OvOxO

    Grilled shrimp tacos are a MUST :)

    Celia_OvOxO · March 31, 2012
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  • Eric S.

    I recommend the torta diablo. All tacos are great esp. Ropa vieja. And anything with their fresh rotisserie chicken

    Eric Southward · March 11, 2012
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  • Celia_OvOxO

    Get grilled shrimp on flour ;)

    Celia_OvOxO · March 11, 2012
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  • Patrick I.

    Great orange juice

    Patrick Irvin · March 9, 2012
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  • Jam A.

    3 amigos plate w cuban tacos

    Jam A · January 27, 2012
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  • Patricia C.

    I love their silverware dispenser

    Patricia Chesser · December 29, 2011
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  • Einstein Marketing C.

    Try the rotisserie chicken tacos!

    Einstein Marketing Concepts · December 21, 2011
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  • nancy p.

    Chicken tortilla soup: Best of the Best!

    nancy palomares · December 16, 2011
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  • Donna A.

    Yum, best breakfast tacos.

    Donna Alley · December 15, 2011
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  • Charrise M.

    Order the soup!!!

    Charrise McWhorter · December 5, 2011
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  • Jenn

    Ceviche is sooooo yummmy!!

    Jenn · November 19, 2011
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  • Elaine M.

    The ropa vieja plate is my favorite! Even my Cuban mother approves!

    Elaine Mesker · November 12, 2011
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  • Katie D.

    The food is over priced and the service is terrible. The lady who took my order was obnoxiously rude.

    Katie Dessi · October 22, 2011
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  • S A.

    The Food here is sooo GOOD!!!

    S A · October 10, 2011
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  • Laura B.

    Houston Press Best of Houston 2011 - Reader's Choice - Best Breakfast Tacos

    Laura Bosche · October 2, 2011
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  • Susie H.

    The iced mochas are addicting!! You've been warned!!

    Susie Hernandez · October 2, 2011
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  • Josh M.

    Dble shot of espresso before a shift

    Josh Merkle · September 10, 2011
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  • Deborah

    The canteloupe juice is tasty!

    Deborah · July 23, 2011
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  • Becky T.

    Canteloupe agua fresca, tacos al pastor and carnitas with guac and sourcream... yup.

    Becky Tran · June 30, 2011
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  • Conrad S.

    El café aquí es el mejor.

    Conrad Salvador · May 29, 2011
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  • Cheryl M.

    Best coffee in Houston!

    Cheryl Matherly · May 28, 2011
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  • Jarrett

    Think outside the taco...sample their Cuban menu

    Jarrett · April 6, 2011
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  • Jeff B.

    Taco al Pastor on flour is what you're here for. 7 or 8 ought to do the trick.

    Jeff Blickenstaff · January 19, 2011
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  • Allen A.

    4sq tipsters are awesome. Had the grilled fish and shrimp tacos as well as the shredded beef. Wow!! The mango pie is good but overrated.

    Allen Arcade · January 9, 2011
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