We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taqueria El Rey

€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2101 Milam St, Columbus, TX 78934-3013
+1 979-733-0133
11:00 - 20:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 20:30
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 12: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like great Mexican food then this is the place. Great salsa,friendly and quick service. Some of the best iced tea around. I highly reccomend.

Thank 135parkerd
Level Contributor
153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went on a Friday night. It was not busy but it still took a while to get served. The chips and salsa were good while we waited. The food was not good. Not disgusting or horrible - it was just there and not good. We were hungry and ate about half of what we ordered. Maybe we caught them... More 

Thank Lance H
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Just passing through and stopped because it has a high rating. Nice people, good salsa & chips...but they are very understaffed. We had a party of 11. Waited about 10 min for them to clean a table for us. Ordered and our food came out per check. 4 people received their food about 45 min after ordering. Next 2 people... More 

Thank Tashania1972
Houston, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
192 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Food was okay but charro beans and rice a little bland. Salsa good and served in nice big container. Service good. Good sized menu. We sold go back next time passing through.

Thank Cindy B
Dripping Springs, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The guacamole is fresh and tastes great! Tacos and queso may not be the best measure of a Mexican restaurant but they were good and the salsa wasn't as bland as most restaurants. Small bathroom though, and I couldn't get the door to lock.

Thank Lesley G
Spring, Texas
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is a pretty good little local Mexican joint. We especially enjoyed their breakfast offerings. Service was fine, prices are good.

Thank Tina78934
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped between Houston and San Antonio. Salsa spicy and fresh, various meats in tacos all good, and service pleasant. Good road trip choice.

1 Thank JMaher99
Columbus, Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We eat here often. On the weekends the family serves menudo. The carnitas are tender. The huge burritos satisfy and hungry person. Taco salad is good. There is a lunch time buffet. You need to ask for extras, I.e. sour cream, extra onions, etc.

Thank Calgaltx
Colleyville, Texas
Level Contributor
496 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

A good place for your standard traditional Mexican food located in a strip center mall in front of the Wal-Mart. It was good hearty food with ample portion size. It is not a place I would make a special trip for but you will be satisfied and you will not leave hungry.

Thank Mitch M
Columbus, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

We have been eating here since they first opened. The food is authentic an excellent. We family and friend come ovrt, this is the only place we take them. Service is great. The family that owns the restruaunt treats everyone like family. Food is what I got at home growing up. Recommend it to all.

Thank Xavier C

Travellers who viewed Taqueria El Rey also viewed


Been to Taqueria El Rey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 Milam St, Columbus, TX 78934-3013
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 979-733-0133

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Taqueria El Rey staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?