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El Tiempo Cantina

€€ - €€€
Neartown/ Montrose
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1308 Montrose Blvd, 1308 Cantina, Houston, TX 77019-4234
+1 713-807-8996
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious food and great margaritas in a fun atmosphere. Wonderful service too! I recommend this place, and I'll be back!

Thank Mary B
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fajitas heating on your table on a bed of coals. sweetbread meat. (it's brains if you didn't know that and hard to find) wonderful entrees and truly old school mexico in every aspect. I used to travel to juarez and this reminds me of those times. the employees all dress in authentic Mexican clothing and most of them you can... More 

Thank artibear
Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend sharing because, holy moly, the portions are huge. Food is tasty and service is very good. Did I mention huge portions? not kidding on that.

Thank CB22222
Orlando, Florida
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393 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Love to go here when I get to Houston. Love the homey feeling when I walk in. The service is amazing and the Tex-Mex is delicious. Loved the Quattro combo and I think they have the best tacos ever and the best guacamole in Town. Everyone had something they loved from the number one combo with charro beans to the... More 

Thank ggerskine
Rochester, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

To start, the ambience in this restaurant was was great. Everything from the music to the low light and the wonderful service was perfectly conducive to a phenomenal experience! The food itself was absolutely delicious. Chips were warm, salsa perfectly zesty, and main course along with sides delightfully flavorful. I purchased the Fajita Enchie (enchilada) topped with a red chili... More 

Thank aspite1
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

El Tiempo is one of our favs and we eat here frequently. The service is top of the line and the food is great. We have many great waiters there and do not know all of their names but Marcos is one of the best. Great margaritas!

Thank LKay113
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My son and I had an early-ish dinner here one Saturday evening. There was already a good size crowd inside, but we were seated immediately. The atmosphere and decor were fantastic. We received our drinks, chips, and salsa promptly. The salsa was served warm (It was good, but I prefer cold salsa). The green sauce was delicious. We didn't have... More 

Thank bluebonnet-and-bat
Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Best tacos and enchiladas I've had, ever. Service was quick and polite. I plan to return to Houston, and when I do, I plan to return here to eat. Yum!

Thank Amber K
Amsterdam, New York
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Quick service. Good prices. Great food. Nicely done! Never a bad meal. Great for two people or a dozen or more. Don't miss this place.

Thank kennykid523
Ulm, Germany
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409 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Second location of El Tiempo, I visited. Food delicious, Margeritas, delicious, service excellent! Very nice atmosphere. Rather reasonable prices. Definitely a place to go regularly.

Thank christpost

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Montrose Blvd, 1308 Cantina, Houston, TX 77019-4234
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-807-8996

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?