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“Cuban fusion - GREAT Ropa Vieja”
Review of El Rey Taqueria

El Rey Taqueria
Ranked #474 of 8,507 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Cuban, Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Neighbourhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
Reviewed 31 May 2015

If you like Cuban, El Rey is a very good fast option. The Shepherd location is a tight little restaurant, with very good food. Can't go wrong with the Ropa Vieja plate. Chicken is great too.

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Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

Had to try their Cuban food, since I was brought up with it in Florida. The chicken was tender and moist, and I enjoyed the white rice, black beans and plantains. The staff were very friendly and the food was served quickly and was hot. The prices were reasonable as well. We will gladly return.

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Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

This little place was buzzing with customers on the Sunday morning we went. Seating is very limited but turnover is swift and you can snag a table or seats at the counter.
Limited breakfast menu - basically all egg dishes & mainly all are taco items except for a couple breakfast plates. Fresh squeezed juices & coffee & lattes etc.
Breakfast here was strictly average but better than a typical fast food breakfast.
Customer service was completely lacking & very disappointing. While the restaurant was very busy they did not seem to lack staff but rather some staff lacked direction and stood around while others hustled it.
Drive thru window & reasonable parking available. A few tables outside to accommodate more customers.

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Reviewed 6 January 2015

Good food, fast delivery, low cost. What could be a better lunch? The salsa is much different than I am used to but it's free (with chips) with a beer.

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Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

My favorites are the famous chicken tortilla soup, grilled chicken salad (not your run-of-the-mill salad - it has avocado and mango and lots of chicken, yum), Summer Special (3 shrimp tacos), and Cuban tacos. I miss the downtown location, but come to this one as often as I can.

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Thank Anne T
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