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:
Open until 3:00 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 134 votes

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Total Visitors
2,600
Total Visits
5,971
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    Jeanette P.
    Shrimp tempura taco and Cuban taco are the bomb dot com!(6 Tips)
    Adam R.
    Breakfast tacos are also solid.(4 Tips)
    Jeff N.
    Good breakfast, tortas, rotisserie chicken, coffee.(4 Tips)
    Jeff B.
    Taco al Pastor on flour is what you're here for.(3 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • tortas
  • horchata
  • coffee
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • shrimp tempura
  • carnitas
  • good for a quick meal
  • great value
  • orange juice
  • fajitas
  • lemonade
  • authentic
  • family-friendly
  • discounts
  • casual
  • ropa vieja
  • eggs
  • agua fresca
  • lunch
  • Miriam G.

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

    Miriam Goldman · April 9
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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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