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El Tiempo Cantina

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(28 Reviews)

5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

(713) 681-3645

Today: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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General Info
At El Tiempo Cantina, we make everything from scratch. From the tortillas to the salad dressings, the salsas to the desserts, we cook all of our food using generations-old family recipes. Our attention to quality and exceptional friendliness is our driving force. ¡Goza Cada Momento!-- Enjoy Every Moment!
Regular Hours
Mon - Tue:
Wed - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
Extra Phones

Phone: (713) 862-4685

Phone: (713) 681-3978

Fax: (713) 681-3978

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park, Central Houston

El Tiempo Cantina- Washington

Mexican Restaurants, American Restaurants, Bars, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Latin American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Great choice

I always enjoy the great food and the house margaritas are some of the best this city has ever seen. Add to this a staff who goes out of their way to be accommodating and you can't go wrong.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Food

I have frequented the Washington location numerous times. The staff has always been wonderful and the food has always been delicious. I highly recommend the fajitas and almost anything on the breakfast menu. If you haven't been there for breakfast yet, you must go!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Come On

This is a bar,

This is not a place for good Mexican food, unless you don""t know anything about Mexicn food.



Provided by Citysearch - 

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the new Washington location this past weekend. The staff was super friendly and attentive and the food was awesome. We ate the beef fajitas and had a few margaritas. We sat outside and the ambience is completely different from the inside but it was just as well a good dining experience. I recommend this restaurant with utmost confidence and will continue to frequent all the El Tiempo's and Ninfa's in Houston.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Muy muy bien!!

The best fajitas in town hands down. Beware of the margaritas; they are really good, but very strong. Get there early because parking can be a headache, and the valet service is not the best around.



Provided by Citysearch - 

wow, i love the new location on washington! richmond location was okay-- but the new place is hands down the BEST in houston. no more driving to the original ninfa's for us!

i alway order some thing different when i go and it is all DEELISH!
my favorites? chicken fajitas- shrimp fajitas- guacamole-SALSA & chips galore!!!!
GO !! EAT!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Still my favorite...

I've been to the one on Richmond and then frequented the one on Katy (was definitely less crowded) but since it moved to Washington, this is my regular location. Their fajitas (beef is best) and castillas (ribs) are fabulous and is enough for at least 2 incl. leftovers, which makes the price very reasonable. I'm so addicted that I go almost every weekend. Then I can properly enjoy their very good and STRONG margaritas (beware). It gets pretty crowded, though, but usually we get seated pretty timely cosidering the no. of people. I have never had a problem with getting someone to take my drink order, so I think the other reviewer must have not been assertive enough, as the waitstaff is very friendly (they are a little inept at times, though, I agree), but I still highly recommend the place. I won't eat fajitas or drink margaritas anywhere else!



Provided by Citysearch - 
A restaurant without food?

Amazing...after two and half hours in the bar area spent begging for a menu and service...nada. We could get drinks, but no one would take a food order...not the waiters, not the manager, not the bartender. They were all very polite, but totally imept. Yes, it was busy, but it won't be that way long with this level of service.