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El Rey Taqueria: Cuban & Mexican Cuisine

El Rey Taqueria

Cuban Restaurant, Taco Place, and Mexican Restaurant · Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
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)
Wi-Fi:
No
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 199 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Jeanette P.
    "Shrimp tempura taco and Cuban taco are the bomb dot com!"(7 Tips)
    Donna A.
    "Yum, best breakfast tacos."(4 Tips)
    Einstein Marketing C.
    "Try the rotisserie chicken tacos!"(4 Tips)
    Rebecca T.
    "tacos al pastor and carnitas with guac and sourcream..."(3 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • breakfast food
  • tortas
  • rotisserie chicken
  • coffee
  • horchata
  • shrimp tempura
  • carnitas
  • good for a quick meal
  • great value
  • orange juice
  • fajitas
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • casual
  • lemonade
  • discounts
  • lattes
  • beef
  • ropa vieja
  • 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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  • 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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  • Christy C.
    When here for breakfast, nothing beats a #6 on whole wheat with egg whites for guilt free mexican food. For lunch, a cuban taco with chicken is tops.
    Christy Craig · April 20, 2010
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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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  • 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, 2015
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  • Laura G.
    My favorite taco place! The beef Cuban taco on flour tortilla is fantastic. Also has tasty tortilla soup.
    Laura Gracey · July 23, 2015
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Miriam G.
    the place is a little overrated, but the Spanish rice is actually to die for
    Miriam Goldman · April 9, 2015
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  • Franco M.
    Their specialty sandwiches and "tortas" are authentic and delicious. Great place for a quick and filling meal.
    Franco Martinez · October 28, 2010
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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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  • Zach R.
    Unimpressive. The Cuban sandwich looked and tasted like a grilled ham and cheese. Excellent guacamole.
    Zach Rand · July 25, 2015
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jeanette P.
    Shrimp tempura taco and Cuban taco are the bomb dot com!
    Jeanette P · August 11, 2013
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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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  • El Rey Taqueria
    Like our new Facebook Page! (for all the latest discounts, events, & offers!) www.facebook.com/ElReyCubanMex
    El Rey Taqueria · November 27, 2012
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  • mike m.
    Their cilantro dressing is awesome with so many things!
    mike metzler · August 8, 2014
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  • Grace T.
    Awesome veggie taco! Lots of flavorful, peppered veggies and sautéed onions.
    Grace Taylor · January 2, 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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  • Regis M.
    Don't judge a book by its cover. This place has very good food, legit. Try it!
    Regis M · April 16, 2010
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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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  • Rich T.
    Love this place but the mango pie is in NO way omg per previous tip.
    Rich Taylor · November 29, 2010
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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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  • 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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  • Allen A.
    The standard Cuban sandwich is fantastic.
    Allen Arcade · November 21, 2013
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  • Laura C.
    Houston Press Best of Houston 2011 - Reader's Choice - Best Breakfast Tacos
    Laura Chan · October 2, 2011
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  • Maike G.
    Tacos al pastor are yummy! Get 2 or 3.
    Maike G · September 30, 2010
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  • Kara B.
    Try the tacos carnitas and the horchata!
    Kara Brooke · May 11, 2012
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  • Rebecca T.
    Canteloupe agua fresca, tacos al pastor and carnitas with guac and sourcream... yup.
    Rebecca Tran · June 30, 2011
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  • Maureen S.
    Obsession is the beef taco! So yum
    Maureen Shutt · March 27, 2013
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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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  • Brooke S.
    The Cuban sandwiches are to die for
    Brooke Sabin · August 31, 2015
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  • Kara B.
    Love this place! Tacos carnitas, yum!
    Kara Brooke · August 4, 2012
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  • Jim B.
    The ceviche is fantastic
    Jim Bailey · February 20
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  • David O.
    You can never go wrong with #20 Ropa Vieja Torta!
    David Ortez · February 13, 2010
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  • Susie H.
    The iced mochas are addicting!! You've been warned!!
    Susie Hernandez · October 2, 2011
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  • Patricia C.
    I love their silverware dispenser
    Patricia Chesser · December 29, 2011
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  • dustin h.
    Try the horchata with the three amigos.
    dustin hatfield · December 22, 2009
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  • Laura C.
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 5 Chicken Soups - #2
    Laura Chan · May 18, 2012
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  • Michael R.
    Can't beat the $1.85 fajita tacos!
    Michael Ryan · May 22, 2010
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  • Einstein Marketing C.
    Try the rotisserie chicken tacos!
    Einstein Marketing Concepts · December 21, 2011
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  • Rebecca S.
    The tortilla soup is the best thing ever.
    Rebecca S · November 28, 2015
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  • Jarrett
    Think outside the taco...sample their Cuban menu
    Jarrett · April 6, 2011
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  • Deborah
    The canteloupe juice is tasty!
    Deborah · July 23, 2011
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  • David M.
    Summer special #46 is fucking amazing.
    David Maxwell · October 13, 2010
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  • Jam A.
    3 amigos plate w cuban tacos
    Jam A · January 27, 2012
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  • Alexa
    The breakfast is great
    Alexa · October 17, 2014
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  • SpaceTex M.
    #34 is the bomb. DO it!!!
    SpaceTex Mendell · January 15, 2010
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  • Celia_OvOxO
    Grilled shrimp tacos are a MUST :)
    Celia_OvOxO · March 31, 2012
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  • Mallorie B.
    Mmm veggie taco 😀
    Mallorie Braunz · November 10, 2015
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  • nancy p.
    Chicken tortilla soup: Best of the Best!
    nancy palomares · December 16, 2011
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  • Jenn
    Ceviche is sooooo yummmy!!
    Jenn · November 19, 2011
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  • S A.
    The Food here is sooo GOOD!!!
    S A · October 10, 2011
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  • Charrise M.
    Order the soup!!!
    Charrise McWhorter · December 5, 2011
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  • Celia_OvOxO
    Get grilled shrimp on flour ;)
    Celia_OvOxO · March 11, 2012
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  • Jon B.
    Three Amigos is delicious
    Jon Brooks · August 8, 2014
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  • T. C.
    Cuban taco and OJ.
    T. C. · July 7, 2013
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  • Cheryl M.
    Best coffee in Houston!
    Cheryl Matherly · May 28, 2011
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  • Michael R.
    Taco pastor is goooood
    Michael Rochman · August 8, 2014
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  • Patrick I.
    Great orange juice
    Patrick Irvin · March 9, 2012
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  • Jarrett
    Old clothes plate
    Jarrett · September 29, 2014
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  • Josh M.
    Dble shot of espresso before a shift
    Josh Merkle · September 10, 2011
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  • Rai H.
    Mango pie... omg.
    Rai Hanby · July 3, 2010
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  • Donna A.
    Yum, best breakfast tacos.
    Donna Alley · December 15, 2011
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  • Conrad S.
    El café aquí es el mejor.
    Conrad Salvador · May 29, 2011
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