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El Gran Malo - CLOSED

Map & Directions 2307 Ella
Houston, TX 77008
  • Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Sun-Thu 4pm-12am, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Lot Available


Houston Press' Description

You might think El Gran Malo is just a bar, but you'd be wrong. This Timbergrove Tex-Mex spot elevates both tequila and tacos to a fine art, with house infusions like golden beet or pecan-and-cayenne-pepper tequilas that make a mean margarita if you're adventurous. Standards like tamales, tacos and even tortas are all given modern twists, and you can slap a fried egg on top of your torta or get those tacos with Mexican Coca-Cola-marinated pork belly tucked inside.

Member Reviews

  • cgespinoza25 wrote a review for El Gran Malo
    on 07/01/13

    I went to try this place June 30th 2013 for the 1st time. I was very excited to try this place. We sat down after 10 minutes of sitting there we finally were asked what we wanted to drink. We received out drinks and wanted about 30 minutes so someone to take our order, mind you this was not the waiter who took our order from the get go. As this being our first time there we asked... More >>

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  • Eater on 03/26/13

    With over 40 infused tequilas available, El Gran Malo is a margarita lover's paradise. The new cocktail menu branches out some, and the food remains perfect for a light dinner or snacking.

  • JULES🎂 on 11/16/12

    The Snapper ceviche is off the chain.. Great atmosphere and service

  • Jenn on 11/11/11

    Delicious and unique margaritas - try the blueberry jalapeno cilantro margarita or the margarita with the cayenne pepper/toasted pecan tequila infusion. Yummmmm!!!

  • Natalie H. on 08/20/11

    Snapper taco and an Almond Vanilla margarita! Perfect!

  • Houston Press on 10/17/12

    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Margarita.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.

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