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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
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  • 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)
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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
    The best Cuban fast food in town. Try and Cuban coffee and a Cuban sandwich. Breakfast tacos are also solid.
  • Christy C.
    Christy CraigApril 20, 2010
    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.
  • Pablo P.
    The Summer Special is really good. 3 shrimp tacos with mango , avocado, and cilantro and a cup of black beans.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GraceyJuly 23, 2015
    My favorite taco place! The beef Cuban taco on flour tortilla is fantastic. Also has tasty tortilla soup.
  • 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.
  • Franco M.
    Franco MartinezOctober 28, 2010
    Their specialty sandwiches and "tortas" are authentic and delicious. Great place for a quick and filling meal.
  • 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.
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KJanuary 28, 2014
    Ropa vieja plate is delicious! 3 amigos plate is good to try different tacos
  • Jeanette P.
    Jeanette PAugust 11, 2013
    Shrimp tempura taco and Cuban taco are the bomb dot com!
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanApril 9, 2015
    the place is a little overrated, but the Spanish rice is actually to die for
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 12, 2014
    El Rey is a terrific Cuban/Mexican restaurant masquerading as a fast-food joint. Read more
  • Nik K.
    Nik KOctober 24, 2014
    Don't under estimate El Rey's coffee - it's some of the best in Houston. Try the Mulatta
  • mike m.
    mike metzlerAugust 8, 2014
    Their cilantro dressing is awesome with so many things!
  • Elaine M.
    Elaine MeskerNovember 12, 2011
    The ropa vieja plate is my favorite! Even my Cuban mother approves!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BlickenstaffJanuary 19, 2011
    Taco al Pastor on flour is what you're here for. 7 or 8 ought to do the trick.
  • El Rey Taqueria
    El Rey TaqueriaNovember 27, 2012
    Like our new Facebook Page! (for all the latest discounts, events, & offers!) www.facebook.com/ElReyCubanMex
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJuly 25, 2015
    Unimpressive. The Cuban sandwich looked and tasted like a grilled ham and cheese. Excellent guacamole.
  • Grace T.
    Grace TaylorJanuary 2, 2011
    Awesome veggie taco! Lots of flavorful, peppered veggies and sautéed onions.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeNovember 21, 2013
    The standard Cuban sandwich is fantastic.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DouglassAugust 7, 2014
    Who knew a Cuban taco place could have some of the best coffee in town?
  • 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.
  • Kara B.
    Kara BrookeAugust 4, 2012
    Love this place! Tacos carnitas, yum!
  • Regis M.
    Regis MApril 16, 2010
    Don't judge a book by its cover. This place has very good food, legit. Try it!
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TaylorMay 15, 2012
    Try the shrimp tempura tacos. You will not be disappointed.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileyFebruary 20
    The ceviche is fantastic
  • Rich T.
    Rich TaylorNovember 29, 2010
    Love this place but the mango pie is in NO way omg per previous tip.
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca TranJune 30, 2011
    Canteloupe agua fresca, tacos al pastor and carnitas with guac and sourcream... yup.
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen ShuttMarch 27, 2013
    Obsession is the beef taco! So yum
  • Maike G.
    Maike GSeptember 30, 2010
    Tacos al pastor are yummy! Get 2 or 3.
  • Kara B.
    Kara BrookeMay 11, 2012
    Try the tacos carnitas and the horchata!
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanOctober 2, 2011
    Houston Press Best of Houston 2011 - Reader's Choice - Best Breakfast Tacos
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke SabinAugust 31, 2015
    The Cuban sandwiches are to die for
  • Susie H.
    Susie HernandezOctober 2, 2011
    The iced mochas are addicting!! You've been warned!!
  • David O.
    David OrtezFebruary 13, 2010
    You can never go wrong with #20 Ropa Vieja Torta!
  • 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?
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanMay 18, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 5 Chicken Soups - #2
  • 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?
  • Patricia C.
    Patricia ChesserDecember 29, 2011
    I love their silverware dispenser
  • Michael R.
    Michael RyanMay 22, 2010
    Can't beat the $1.85 fajita tacos!
  • dustin h.
    dustin hatfieldDecember 22, 2009
    Try the horchata with the three amigos.
  • Einstein Marketing C.
    Try the rotisserie chicken tacos!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SNovember 28, 2015
    The tortilla soup is the best thing ever.
  • Jam A.
    Jam AJanuary 27, 2012
    3 amigos plate w cuban tacos
  • Mallorie B.
    Mallorie BraunzNovember 10, 2015
    Mmm veggie taco 😀
  • Alexa
    AlexaOctober 17, 2014
    The breakfast is great
  • David M.
    David MaxwellOctober 13, 2010
    Summer special #46 is fucking amazing.
  • Jarrett
    JarrettApril 6, 2011
    Think outside the taco...sample their Cuban menu
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