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El Tiempo Cantina

Map & Directions 3130 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098
  • Mexican, South American
  • Sun 9:30am-9pm, Mon-Tue 11am-9pm, Wed-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 9:30am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Delivery, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Recommended, Accepted
  • Lot available


Houston Press' Description

The Laurenzo clan of Ninfa's fame delivers the Tex-Mex (and the margaritas) you expect -- and then some. Crabmeat quesadillas are spectacular; fajitas, more than respectable. But food isn't this cantina's main draw; it's the generous, friendly service and an atmosphere designed to make diners relaxed and comfortable.

Member Reviews

  • Allisen Picos
    Allisen Picos wrote a review for El Tiempo Cantina
    on 03/23/09

    This is my favorite mexican food in Houston! Eating here is an event. It is ALWAYS packed on the weekends - it's great to mingle at the bar before you are seated. The menu is HUGE but if you are looking to go big, or guys- impress your date- get the Gourmet Deluxe Grill Parrilladas! It's everything- chicken, beef, shrimp, lobster - all piled high on a grill on your table!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Eater on 10/05/11

    Their weekend breakfasts are the best, but so are their brisket enchiladas. We suggest asking for the green rice on your combo plate, it's really tasty. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Laura B. on 10/02/11

    Houston Press Best of Houston 2011 - Reader's Choice - Best Mexican Restaurant

  • James W. on 01/14/13

    Favorite place in the world...hands down best people best service best food best margaritas!!!

  • Shay S. on 07/01/11

    Awesome experience and service. Best fajitas I have ever had!

  • Eva K. on 07/15/10

    Sangria + crab enchilada with marisco cream. ALSO free entry to Diamond Club next door with any purchase.

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