El Tiempo Cantina
- General Info:
- El Tiempo Cantina, founded in 1998, is a restaurant that maintains a presence in Houston. The restaurant specializes in grilled Mexican food. Its menu includes a variety of appetizers, salads, soups and side dishes. The restaurant serves pizzas, tamales, fajitas and tacos. El Tiempo Cantina also offers quesadillas, nachos, crab, shrimp, chicken, pork and sausage. It features various types of wines, including chardonnay, zinfandel, merlot, pinot grigio, cabernet and pinot noir. The restaurant offers banquet facilities to organize special events and parties. It also provides catering and delivery services. El Tiempo Cantina additionally operates an online store and offers gift cards and take-out options.
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (713) 681-3978
Phone: (713) 862-4685
Fax: (713) 681-3978
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards
- Washington Avenue - Memorial Park, Central Houston
- Mexican Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Caterers, Bars, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
06/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
6-09-10...This was our first dining experience with this restaurant. With the service we received, and the food portions and taste, it will not be the last! The servers were impeccable! Very attentive and very professional.
The restaurant seemed a little snooty when we first walked in, but as soon as we were seated, we felt like royalty. It appears to be a little pricey, but once the food comes, you will find it is worth every cent you spend in there. I had ordered the pechuga domenico, which was chicken breast covered in a spinach cilantro sauce and mozzerella cheese, with a side of green rice- which was flavored with cilantro I think. It was delicious! It came to me on a sizzling platter and stayed hot for a good while before I could even eat it. My boyfriend ordered a fajita and jalepeno sausage plate. I tasted it and fell in love with it. I wonder if it would be even better paired with a wine?
Our server was Areceli ""Celi"" and she was AMAZING! She was knowledgable about the food, and the drinks and had the best attitude I have ever seen in a busy atmosphere. May I suggest that you ask for her when you decide to dine there? She is terrific!
03/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This location is still thriving. There is always a wait and a hustle for a bar seat. The margs and the decent customer service keep guests calm and social. It's easy to befriend strangers, so you can take their bar seats when they leave.
The cantina area has a low ceiling and is dark which we believe makes the place more personable.
At this location, I see many celebrations going on, and they have mariachi music. I have really never noticed if they play restaurant music here though.
One of my friends loves the crab meat nachos, although they are known for their fajitas. If you are on a date here, you will smell like a big fajita with carmelized onions at the end of the night...even if you didn't order any food. When you go home, your dog will act like you are cheating on him/her.
Another friend of mine thinks that the food tastes ordinary and manufactured. She does not like the queso or enchiladas.
01/24/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I love this restaurant and really love their fajitas. They serve classic Tex Mex and have excellent salsa (both green and red). But I think it's best to try it for lunch (lunch menu every day until 3 pm I think) or on the weekend for breakfast. The food is fantastic, but the prices go up a LOT for dinner, and you can't get the wonderful lunch specials that treat you to variety. I especially love the Las Vegas lunch special - a huge crunchy tace, an enchilada, and fajitas for $9.99. Yum. The pancakes are also surprisingly good. And I've generally found the servers to be attentive and kind. I would highly recommend giving El Tiempo a try -- I really think you'll be happy you did.
08/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I recently tried this over-crowded, over-priced restaurant. You can find food of equal or better quality just about anywhere. There is nothing special about the fajitas, beans, or margaritas. They are average at best. The service is also average. The rice is better than most but rice is rice ... not a reason to choose a place to eat. The prices are much higher than they should be. Don't waste your time or money.
07/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The Filet Carne Asada is pricey but worth every penny because its very tender and delicious! Their fajita specials are excellent because they provide a mix of different meats and they're served in a cool metal skillet. I LOVE their salsa and guacamole too. The frozen margaritas I'll admit aren't their best offering which is too bad because they're food is just killer. I wish they could get a better recipe. The Washington location is the better one in my opinion. The Richmond location is waaaay too dark for my taste.