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El Tiempo Catering

$$ - $$$
Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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3130 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3002
+1 713-807-1600
09:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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Taubate, SP
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The place is very cool, staff are friendly and the food amazing. We have ordered fajitas with flour tortilla, just delicious. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank anapaula_boni
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

No competition really. Just one of the best food experiences in all of Houston. If you even enjoy spice the Tex Mex experience you will not be disappointed. Had beef filet and baby back combo fajitas with Durango sauce - OUTSTANDING!

Thank Bill G
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I have had a lot of Mexican food in my life... A LOT. El Tiempo had the best flavor of any Mexican fare I have had. The charro beans had seasoning instead of just being bland. The rice was unique and flavorful. I had crab enchiladas which were amazing. It's no wonder they are always packed and even have a... More 

Thank Alan R
League City, Texas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I took a friend from out of town to talk and eat. Food was tasty, typical tex-mex. Was rather noisy so hard to talk. Parking is awful. Hard to get into and must use valet parking or find local parking lot. Would eat again, but with reservation.

Thank Wayde S
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

Pretty average Read all the hype and reviews Hype not much texture Carnitas were over cooked greasy and cold Tamale over sauced and served room temp Chips are chips Salsa no special flavor or texture Fajitas like any other tex mex spot nothing to distinguish this spot Valet park adds to bill

Thank kencitadel
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

A great experience - as usual. After spending two weeks in Europe we needed a Tex Mex fix badly. El Tiempo did not disappoint us. Their Margaritas and enchiladas were great and we truly felt we were back home

Thank Jim S
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2013

El Tiempo is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Houston. You need to definitely try any of the seafood dishes. Everything is made fresh and delicious. I would recommend the fajitas and also the crab nachos. The crab nachos are excellent. You can barely even see the chip - all you see the the mounds of jumbo lump crab... More 

Thank Van N
Houston, TX
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Dined in/out two Sunday afternoons in September. Chicken enchiladas were wonderful - big chunks of mostly juicy breast meat and a delicious green sauce. Beef fajitas were the best I've ever had from this place, juicy and tender. Bar service attentive and friendly.

Thank Decklid18
Sugar Land, Texas
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303 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

The restaurant is very dark, which if you are looking for atmosphere is great, but if you have bad eyesight, you might not enjoy it as the menu will be hard to read and the food hard to see. We ordered the dos and the quatro plates which had huge servings and were delicious. I tasted our friends beef fajitas... More 

Thank realst8ace
Houston, TX
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013

This was much better than Pappasitos. The menu was huge, but I still went with beef enchiladas. YUM! Queso is also yummy. Bring your appetite. I went on a business lunch and everyone had different choices that all looked amazing. The beef fajita I was told was filet mignon. Only thing about it being a business lunch is I didn't... More 

Thank Lesley L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
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
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3130 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: +1 713-807-1600

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