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El Rey Taqueria: Cuban & Mexican Cuisine

El Rey Taqueria

Cuban Restaurant, Taco Place, and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park, Houston
  • 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)
    Allen A.
    "The standard Cuban sandwich is fantastic."(5 Tips)
69 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • breakfast food
  • tortas
  • coffee
  • horchata
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  • Dang L.
    Dang LeDecember 3, 2014
    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.
  • Kristina
    KristinaJune 28, 2012
    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!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RenzJanuary 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best Cuban fast food in town. Try and Cuban coffee and a Cuban sandwich. Breakfast tacos are also solid.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 12, 2014
    El Rey is a terrific Cuban/Mexican restaurant masquerading as a fast-food joint. Read more
    Upvoted Aug 31
  • Laura G.
    Laura GraceyJuly 23, 2015
    My favorite taco place! The beef Cuban taco on flour tortilla is fantastic. Also has tasty tortilla soup.
  • Pablo P.
    The Summer Special is really good. 3 shrimp tacos with mango , avocado, and cilantro and a cup of black beans.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SouthwardMarch 11, 2012
    I recommend the torta diablo. All tacos are great esp. Ropa vieja. And anything with their fresh rotisserie chicken
  • Jeff N.
    Jeff NOctober 1, 2014
    Good breakfast, tortas, rotisserie chicken, coffee. The drive-through has terrible accuracy, so double-check your order.
  • Elaine M.
    Elaine MeskerNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The ropa vieja plate is my favorite! Even my Cuban mother approves!
    Upvoted Aug 31
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KJanuary 28, 2014
    Ropa vieja plate is delicious! 3 amigos plate is good to try different tacos
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanApril 9, 2015
    the place is a little overrated, but the Spanish rice is actually to die for
  • Jeanette P.
    Jeanette PAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp tempura taco and Cuban taco are the bomb dot com!
  • Nik K.
    Nik KOctober 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't under estimate El Rey's coffee - it's some of the best in Houston. Try the Mulatta
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJuly 25, 2015
    Unimpressive. The Cuban sandwich looked and tasted like a grilled ham and cheese. Excellent guacamole.
  • mike m.
    mike metzlerAugust 8, 2014
    Their cilantro dressing is awesome with so many things!
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    El Rey TaqueriaNovember 27, 2012
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  • Christy C.
    Christy CraigApril 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJanuary 9, 2011
    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.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DouglassAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Who knew a Cuban taco place could have some of the best coffee in town?
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeNovember 21, 2013
    The standard Cuban sandwich is fantastic.
  • Franco M.
    Franco MartinezOctober 28, 2010
    Their specialty sandwiches and "tortas" are authentic and delicious. Great place for a quick and filling meal.
  • Jesse f.
    Jesse fApril 6, 2013
    The chicken was burned. Tha air conditining was out. My enchillada was cover with thick melted cheese. I am done going there.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileyFebruary 20
    The ceviche is fantastic
  • Kara B.
    Kara BrookeAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place! Tacos carnitas, yum!
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen ShuttMarch 27, 2013
    Obsession is the beef taco! So yum
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TaylorMay 15, 2012
    Try the shrimp tempura tacos. You will not be disappointed.
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke SabinAugust 31, 2015
    The Cuban sandwiches are to die for
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BlickenstaffJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Taco al Pastor on flour is what you're here for. 7 or 8 ought to do the trick.
  • Kara B.
    Kara BrookeMay 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the tacos carnitas and the horchata!
  • Grace T.
    Grace TaylorJanuary 2, 2011
    Awesome veggie taco! Lots of flavorful, peppered veggies and sautéed onions.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanOctober 2, 2011
    Houston Press Best of Houston 2011 - Reader's Choice - Best Breakfast Tacos
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca TranJune 30, 2011
    Canteloupe agua fresca, tacos al pastor and carnitas with guac and sourcream... yup.
  • 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?
  • Susie H.
    Susie HernandezOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The iced mochas are addicting!! You've been warned!!
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesNovember 29, 2014
    Meh! We must have gotten the wrong thing. Cuban sandwiches are supposed to be more than grilled cheese with ham. Maybe stick with tacos?
  • Rich T.
    Rich TaylorNovember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place but the mango pie is in NO way omg per previous tip.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanMay 18, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 5 Chicken Soups - #2
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SNovember 28, 2015
    The tortilla soup is the best thing ever.
  • Patricia C.
    Patricia ChesserDecember 29, 2011
    I love their silverware dispenser
  • Mallorie B.
    Mallorie BraunzNovember 10, 2015
    Mmm veggie taco 😀
  • Alexa
    AlexaOctober 17, 2014
    The breakfast is great
  • Maike G.
    Maike GSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tacos al pastor are yummy! Get 2 or 3.
  • Regis M.
    Regis MApril 16, 2010
    Don't judge a book by its cover. This place has very good food, legit. Try it!
  • Einstein Marketing C.
    Try the rotisserie chicken tacos!
  • Jon B.
    Jon BrooksAugust 8, 2014
    Three Amigos is delicious
  • Jam A.
    Jam AJanuary 27, 2012
    3 amigos plate w cuban tacos
  • Michael R.
    Michael RochmanAugust 8, 2014
    Taco pastor is goooood
  • T. C.
    T. C.July 7, 2013
    Cuban taco and OJ.
  • Celia_OvOxO
    Celia_OvOxOMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Grilled shrimp tacos are a MUST :)
  • nancy p.
    nancy palomaresDecember 16, 2011
    Chicken tortilla soup: Best of the Best!
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