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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
68 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 10+ 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
  • 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
  • Elaine M.
    Elaine MeskerNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The ropa vieja plate is my favorite! Even my Cuban mother approves!
  • Jeff N.
    Jeff NOctober 1, 2014
    Good breakfast, tortas, rotisserie chicken, coffee. The drive-through has terrible accuracy, so double-check your order.
  • 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
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp tempura taco and Cuban taco are the bomb dot com!
    Upvoted Dec 28, 2016
  • Pablo P.
    Pablo PesqueraJuly 26, 2016
    The Summer Special is really good. 3 shrimp tacos with mango , avocado, and cilantro and a cup of black beans.
  • 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.
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanApril 9, 2015
    the place is a little overrated, but the Spanish rice is actually to die for
  • 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.
  • Franco M.
    Franco MartinezOctober 28, 2010
    Their specialty sandwiches and "tortas" are authentic and delicious. Great place for a quick and filling meal.
    Upvoted Dec 27, 2016
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    El Rey TaqueriaNovember 27, 2012
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  • mike m.
    mike metzlerAugust 8, 2014
    Their cilantro dressing is awesome with so many things!
  • 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.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeNovember 21, 2013
    The standard Cuban sandwich is fantastic.
  • 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?
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place! Tacos carnitas, yum!
  • 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.
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TaylorMay 15, 2012
    Try the shrimp tempura tacos. You will not be disappointed.
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen ShuttMarch 27, 2013
    Obsession is the beef taco! So yum
  • Kara B.
    Kara BrookeMay 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the tacos carnitas and the horchata!
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileyFebruary 20, 2016
    The ceviche is fantastic
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    Canteloupe agua fresca, tacos al pastor and carnitas with guac and sourcream... yup.
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke SabinAugust 31, 2015
    The Cuban sandwiches are to die for
  • Susie H.
    Susie HernandezOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The iced mochas are addicting!! You've been warned!!
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanMay 18, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 5 Chicken Soups - #2
  • Einstein Marketing C.
    Try the rotisserie chicken tacos!
  • Alexa
    AlexaOctober 17, 2014
    The breakfast is great
  • Jam A.
    Jam AJanuary 27, 2012
    3 amigos plate w cuban tacos
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SNovember 28, 2015
    The tortilla soup is the best thing ever.
  • Celia_OvOxO
    Celia_OvOxOMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Grilled shrimp tacos are a MUST :)
  • Mallorie B.
    Mallorie BraunzNovember 10, 2015
    Mmm veggie taco 😀
  • T. C.
    T. C.July 7, 2013
    Cuban taco and OJ.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BrooksAugust 8, 2014
    Three Amigos is delicious
  • Deborah
    DeborahJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The canteloupe juice is tasty!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RochmanAugust 8, 2014
    Taco pastor is goooood
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